IAF ramping up deployment along border with China

IAF ramping up deployment along border with China

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is significantly enhancing deployment of its frontline jets, attack helicopters and transport fleet in all its key bases guarding the airspace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in view of heightened border tension with China in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said on Saturday. The […]

Morale of forces very high: ITBP DG

Morale of forces very high: ITBP DG

New Delhi: The morale of the Indian armed forces is “very high” and the troops are ready to sacrifice their lives for the nation like in the past, ITBP chief S S Deswal said on Sunday as the military standoff with China continued in Ladakh. The ITBP Director General (DG) said the recent visit of […]

Yatri Niwas to be base camp in Jammu for Amarnath yatra

Yatri Niwas to be base camp in Jammu for Amarnath yatra

Jammu: The Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar here would be used as the base camp for the upcoming pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, an official said. The yatri Niwas is being prepared as the base camp for the Amarnath yatra with all necessary security arrangements, he said. The […]

PM Modi apprises President Kovind of important issues

PM Modi apprises President Kovind of important issues

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on President Ram Nath Kovind and the two leaders discussed issues of national and international importance, Rashtrapati Bhavan officials said. The meeting comes after the Prime Minister had visited Leh earlier this week and addressed soldiers following the June 15 clashes in the higher reaches of […]

Record 24,850 Covid-19 cases in single day in India

Record 24,850 Covid-19 cases in single day in India

NEW DELHI: With 24,850 people testing positive for coronavirus infection and 613 succumbing to the disease in a day, the highest so far, India’s Covid-19 caseload soared to 6,73,165, while the death toll climbed to 19,268 on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry data. This is the third consecutive day that coronavirus infections have […]

World’s largest COVID-19 care centre with 10,000 beds inaugurated in Delhi

World’s largest COVID-19 care centre with 10,000 beds inaugurated in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal inaugurated the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre, one of the “largest” such facilities in the world, at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas here on Sunday, saying it will play a crucial role in the fight against the pandemic. Baijal reviewed the availability of beds, oxygen cylinders, concentrators, […]

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus infections have passed 200,000 and neighbouring United Arab Emirates 50,000, with the number of new cases climbing after the Arab world’s two largest economies fully lifted curfews last month. Restrictions had been in place in both countries since mid-March and their gradual lifting has allowed commercial businesses and public venues to […]

Space policy, Space Activities Bill in final stages: ISRO chairman

NEW DELHI: The space policy and the Space Activities Bill are in the final stages, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said, days after the government opened up the space sector for private players. A dedicated policy for space and legislation on space activities has been under works for some time now. But […]

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