Indian Navy aiming for technological self-reliance: Admiral Soni
Kochi: The Indian Navy is committed to promoting self-reliance in military technology to help sustain the country's economic growth, a top naval commander said here on Friday.
"The momentous economic growth of the nation has to be sustained by suitable security measures. Accordingly, the Maritime Capabilities Perspective Plan lays down a force level of 200 ships, 600 aircraft and about 20 submarines apart from shore based assets and infrastructure," said Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Naval Command, inaugurating a seminar organised by Bharat...
Sarabjit Singh cremated, sister lit the pyre
Bhikiwind (Punjab): Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died after a murderous attack in a Lahore jail, was cremated at his hometown here on Friday amid jostling crowds of tearful mourners.
His sister Dalbir Kaur lit the pyre as thousands of people gathered to pay their last respects to the man, a condemned terrorist in Pakistan and a martyr in India who was given a state funeral.
Sea of men at Sarabjit's cremation
Bhikhiwind (Punjab): Tens of thousands of people thronged this Punjab town on Friday to be part of the last journey of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner killed in a brutal attack in a Pakistani prison.
The town saw an unprecedented number of people arriving since morning, wanting to show solidarity with Sarabjit. Police had a tough time controlling the sea of humanity that had converged for...
Over 6,500 Indians prisoners in 112 foreign jails
New Delhi: Over 6,500 Indian nationals are jailed in foreign countries, with a majority of them in the Gulf countries of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, the answer to a Right to Information (RTI) application has revealed.
In reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application filed by Subhash Chandra Agarwal dated April 4, 2013, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that...
Raja Bhaiya imbroglio: I&B Ministry seeks apt action in news related to DSP murder
Lucknow: It is known that the name of former UP Minister had popped up in Pratapgarh DySP murder case and media reports had flashed several stories on Raja Bhaiya’s alleged and touted link with the case.
Raja Bhaiya had to step down as minister following pressure over the Samajwadi Party government even as he kept denying any link with the case.
Now the Information and Broadcasting...
SC stays multiple proceedings in Sahara
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed all proceedings initiated by Sahara in other judicial forums such as SAT and the Allahabad HC for now, and issued notices to Sahara on a Sebi plea seeking to transfer four such cases pending before them to the top court. Sahara has filed three cases before SAT and another one in the Allahabad High Court.
A Bench of Justices K. S. Radhakrishnan...
Sarabjit’s death fury: Pakistani inmate attacked in Jammu jail
Jammu: The anger over the death and alleged murder of Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail was evident in India when a Pakistani inmate was seriously injured in an attack by his fellow inmate.
A Pakistani prisoner in Kot Bhalwal jail on the outskirts of Jammu was critically injured when he was attacked by a fellow prisoner, a senior police official said Friday.
The Pakistani prisoner was...
Saradha Group debacle: Popular Bengali channels battle to stay on air
Kolkata: While irate depositors of the Saradha Group, which has gone bust, have hit the streets, over 160 employees of its popular television channels, Tara News and Tara Muzik, are seeking support from their listeners worldwide to stay afloat.
The 160-odd employees, journalists as well as non-journalists of the two Bengali channels bought by the Saradha Group in 2011, said the battle to stay...
Hundreds flock to catch last glimpse of Sarabjit in Bhikhiwind
Bhikhiwind (Punjab): Hundreds of people flocked to this dusty Punjab town since early Friday to catch a last glimpse of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who was killed in a brutal attack in a prison in Lahore, Pakistan.
The Punjab government has announced a three-day state mourning for Sarabjit. He will be cremated with full state honours here around 2 p.m. on Friday. A number of top...
Salman Khurshid to start Iran visit from Friday
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is paying a three-day visit to Iran from Friday, during which development of the Chabahar port that would provide India a vital link to transport its goods to Afghanistan is to figure prominently.
Khurshid is to attend the 17th meeting of the India-Iran Joint Commission May 3-5. He will co-chair the meeting along with his Iranian counterpart...
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