Cyclone Gaja: Indian Navy joins rescue work; chopper, 2 ships reach affected areas


Chennai: As Tamil Nadu reels under severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’, the Indian Navy personnel on Saturday joined the state authorities, NDRF and civil populace to clear public buildings and roads in Nagapattinam. Two naval ships – Chetlat and Cheriyam – arrived at Karaikal earlier in the day carrying relief food material. One helicopter sortie was flown from INS Parundu to ...

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S-400 Triumf air defence missile will protect India from countries with territorial ambition: Air Marshal Nambiar


Shillong: The S-400 Triumf air defence missile system to be procured from Russia would provide requisite security to India from neighbouring countries with “territorial ambition”, a senior Air Force official has said. The S-400 Triumf is a next-generation mobile air defense system capable of destroying aerial targets at an extremely long range of up to 400 kilometres. The new missile ...

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PM Modi to launch APIX, a banking technology for 2 billion people without bank accounts


Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address some 30,000 people at the world’s largest gathering of financial technology companies in Singapore this week and launch a banking solution for two billion people without bank accounts worldwide. Prime Minister Modi will be in Singapore from November 14 to 15 to attend a series of summits, including the East Asian summit and ...

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NIA likely to take over Zakir Musa’s cousin case


New Delhi: Nearly a month after three Kashmiri youth, including Zakir Musa’s cousin Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt, were arrested by the Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the case is being transferred to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The premier agency had earlier written to Ministry of Home Affairs to take over the investigation. The ...

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Indian Army to induct K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer guns today


New Delhi: The Indian Army will on Friday formally induct two state of the art gun systems – K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer – at a ceremony in Devlali in Maharashtra. The event will be attended by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Minister of State Subhash Bhamre, among others. Tweeting about the same, the ...

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2 Indian-origin men arrested, face 2-year jail for ‘illegal’ Diwali fireworks in Singapore


Singapore: Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore’s ‘Little India’ precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000. It is illegal to set off fireworks in Singapore without obtaining permission from the authorities. Thiagu Selvarajoo (29) is accused of letting off dangerous ...

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