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India successfully test-fires Agni III missile

Bhubaneswar, April 27  India on Thursday successfully test-fired its intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The missile lifted off from Launch Pad No. 4 of the Integrated Test Range located on the...
India-US military logistics pact could be functional by July

India-US military logistics pact could be functional by July

New Delhi, April 27  The landmark Indo-US logistics pact that provides for cashless refuelling, replenishment and related services to the militaries of the two countries could be functional as early as July with most of the kinks ironed out, informed...

Modi launches Rs 2,500 an hour air travel scheme

Shimla, April 27  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500 an hour flight from here as part of the government’s UDAN scheme that makes air travel cheaper and accessible to lower middle class families of India and...
India supports ‘expanded role’ of Russia in global affairs

India supports ‘expanded role’ of Russia in global affairs

Moscow, April 27  Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in “our shared neighbourhood” in view of growing terrorism which “remains the primary concern for...
Haley, Akbaruddin discuss India-US cooperation

Haley, Akbaruddin discuss India-US cooperation

United Nations, April 27  The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, the first Indian American to hold a cabinet rank, visited India’s UN Mission on Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion with Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin. “We...
India to help Sri Lanka build roads in Jaffna

India to help Sri Lanka build roads in Jaffna

New Delhi, April 27  India has agreed to help develop the road infrastructure in Sri Lanka’s Jaffna region, official sources said on Wednesday. The issue came up for discussion when Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari called on...
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack

New Delhi, April 27  The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as the new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. Bhatnagar,...
Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27

Modi to launch UDAN air connectivity scheme on April 27

New Delhi, April 27  The central government on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the air regional connectivity scheme — UDAN — on April 27, Thursday, in Shimla. “Simultaneously, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
RBI to issue new Rs 5 and Rs 10 coins

RBI to issue new Rs 5 and Rs 10 coins

Mumbai, April 27  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it will soon issue new Rs 10 and Rs 5 coins in circulation. According to the RBI, the central government has minted new Rs 5 coins to commemorate the “150th Anniversary of...
Indian Railways seeks partnership with industry

Indian Railways seeks partnership with industry

New Delhi, April 27  The Indian Railways on Wednesday asked the industry to partner with it for the “complete transformation” of the railway network in the country. Addressing the fourth Global Rail Convention under the aegis of PHD Chamber...
India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on cooperation in economic projects

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on cooperation in economic projects

New Delhi, April 26  India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in economic projects following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here. “Deepening...

PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE EVE OF KING’S DAY OF NETHERLANDS

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King, Government and people of the Netherlands on the eve ofthe King’s Day of the Netherlands (April 27, 2017). In his message to His Majesty Willem-Alexander,...
PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE EVE OF NATIONAL DAY OF TOGO

PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE EVE OF NATIONAL DAY OF TOGO

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Togo on the eve of their National Day (April 27, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe,...
PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE EVE OF FREEDOM DAY OF SOUTH AFRICA

PRESIDENT OF INDIA’S MESSAGE ON THE EVE OF FREEDOM DAY OF SOUTH AFRICA

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa on the eve oftheir Freedom Day (April 27, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa...
Significance of Modi’s Israel visit enormous: Israeli envoy

Significance of Modi’s Israel visit enormous: Israeli envoy

New Delhi, April 26  Israel’s Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Tuesday called the coming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel as enormously significant. “Its timing is so right. The fact that this visit happens after so many...

CBI ex-chief Ranjit Sinha booked for influencing coal block probe

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed a case against its former Director Ranjit Sinha for his alleged role in influencing the coal block scam probe during his tenure as the head of agency. This is second...
Sukma attack cold blooded, will review strategy : Rajnath

Sukma attack cold blooded, will review strategy : Rajnath

Raipur, April 25  Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed the massacre of 25 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh “cold blooded murder” and said the government will review its anti-Maoist strategy. Singh, who visited the state capital to...

President of India’s Message on the Eve of Union Day of Tanzania

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania on the eve of their Union Day (April 26, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Dr. John Pombe Joseph...
India’s first sea ropeway to link Mumbai, Elephanta islands

India’s first sea ropeway to link Mumbai, Elephanta islands

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) India’s first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust, officials said here on Monday. The 8-km ropeway will begin from...

Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2013. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the deadly ambush on the 74th Battalion...
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