Sitharaman to visit Andaman on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will spend Diwali with soldiers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an official statement said on Tuesday. The two-day visit, starting on Wednesday, will be her maiden visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Command as Defence Minister. The statement said she will celebrate Diwali with troops and […]

Bangladesh naval ship visits Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 17 : Bangladesh naval ship Somudra Avijan is on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command, a statement said on Tuesday. The ship arrived here on Monday, prior to which it carried out Passage Exercise which included naval manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal ahead of entering into the port. The […]

China urges all parties to resolve North Korea crisis

Beijing, Oct 17 : China on Tuesday urged all parties involved in the North Korean crisis to not add fuel to the fire and insisted that they should seek to resolve the situation through dialogue instead of provocation. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang responded to a question regarding the threat made by Kim In-ryong, North […]

Naval aircraft fails to find trace of 10 missing Indians

New Delhi, Oct 17 : An Indian Naval patrol aircraft failed to find any more survivors of merchant ship Emerald Star that sank off the coast of Japan last week, even as 10 Indians are still missing. A P8-I maritime surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy on Monday joined the search and rescue operations to […]

Soldier accused of braid chopping, tension in J&K town

Srinagar, Oct 17 : Tension gripped Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara town on Tuesday after the army rescued a soldier, whom people accused of being involved in a braid chopping incident. A large crowd built up in the area after he was rescued from a mob the members of which were ruthlessly thrashing him. The rescued […]

‘Extraordinary global pressure needed for North Korea’

Seoul, Oct 17 : The international community needs to exert “extraordinary” pressure to convince North Korea that dialogue offers a better option for its survival, a former US diplomat said on Tuesday. Evans Revere, a former US deputy Assistant Secretary of State and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, also called for Seoul […]