India, US, Japan begin Malabar exercise Friday as China watches

Chennai, July 6 : Amid China’s increasing presence in the Indian Ocean, India, Japan and the US are to deploy their frontline warships, submarines and aircraft for the mega Malabar naval exercise that kicks off in the Bay of Bengal from Friday with a focus on anti-submarine warfare. The July 7-17 exercise comes amid reports […]

MiG-23 crashes near Jodhpur, wreckage of chopper, bodies found in Arunachal

Itanagar/Jaipur, July 6 : The IAF on Thursday saw another accident – of a MiG-23 UB trainer that crashed in Rajasthan, even as the wreckage and bodies of three personnel from an IAF chopper that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh were recovered. The two pilots in the MiG-23 trainer ejected safely as the aircraft crashed near […]

Innovation, technology can boost India-Israel ties: Modi

[Tel Aviv : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu visiting the Technology Exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday. /PTI] Tel Aviv, July 6 : Stating that innovation and entrepreneurship were being encouraged in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday innovation and technology can boost the relationship between […]

Modi leaves Israel for Germany

[Tel Aviv : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being seen off by Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu as he emplanes for Hamburg, Germany in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday. /PTI] Tel Aviv, July 6 : Concluding a historic visit to Israel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for Hamburg, Germany, to attend […]

Russia blocks UN condemnation of N.Korea missile over ICBM label

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Jul 6 : Russia objected today to a United Nations Security Council condemnation of North Korea’s latest rocket launch because the US-drafted statement referred to it as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), diplomats said. Security Council statements have to be agreed by all 15-members. It was not immediately clear if […]

Puducherry CM to meet President over Lt Governor’s ‘illegal’ action, Bedi defends

New Delhi/Puducherry, July 6 : The controversy over nomination of three MLAs in Puducherry snowballed on Thursday with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee over the “illegal” action, as state Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi strongly defended her move. Naryanasamy, who is in Delhi, said the nomination of three MLAs “by the […]