Saturday, October 20, 2018

Laser-activated smart fencing pilot project inaugurated on IB

JAMMU: India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project, which entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along frontiers, was launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in two 5-km each patches along...

GOC Corps, DG BSF brief Guv Malik on security situation

SRINAGAR: Lt Gen Y K Joshi, GOC 14 Corps met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday. Lt Gen briefed Governor regarding the situation along the LoC and LAC which...

Nirmala says Sidhu hugging Bajwa is demoralising for Indian troops

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said Navjot Singh Sidhu’s gesture of hugging the Pakistan army chief during his visit to Islamabad last month was demoralising for soldiers in India. She said Sidhu could...

‘I knew of sex abuse by Buddhist teachers; says Dalai Lama

HAGUE: The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are "nothing new". The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of...

Sushma Swaraj condoles Kulsoom Nawaz’s demise

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday expressed her condolences over the demise of Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who passed away earlier in the day...

IAF chief defends Rafale, S-400 missile deals with Russia

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa on Wednesday defended the central government’s decision to purchase Rafale fighter aircraft from France and the Russian S-400 missile defence system. Speaking at...

Quaid’s death anniversary observed at High Commission in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: The 70th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was observed with solemnity at the Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi. The officers and staff of the High Commission offered Quran Khawani for...

Ludhiana-born Anshdeep in Trump’s security squad

WASHINGTON: Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the US President Donald Trump's security fleet, according to media reports. The Ludhiana-born Anshdeep was earlier asked to change his...

External enemies take advantage of divided Indian society; warns Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cautioned that external enemies have always taken advantage of an Indian society, whenever it was divided. Addressing the Valedictory Function of the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda...

India to become fifth largest economy in 2018: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: India may probably become the fifth largest economy next year, asserted Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley on Monday. Jaitley's comments came while addressing the 71st Annual General Meeting of...