Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

Washington, Aug 14 : US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades. “The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the most significant investment in our military and our warfighters in modern history, and I […]

Maldives wants to rid itself of excessive Indian influence: Chinese media

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 13 : The Maldives asking India to take back its military helicopters and personnel deployed there reflects the country’s “increasing desire to rid itself of the excessive Indian influence”, Chinese state media has said. A commentary in the Global Times said it was wrong on the part of Indian diplomats […]

India steps up vigil on borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar

Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 13 : Ahead of the Independence Day, Indian authorities have asked security forces to increase vigil along the international borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar, officials said on Monday. Border Security Force troopers are guarding India’s border with Bangladesh while the Assam Rifles are deployed along the country’s frontier with Myanmar. “We have asked […]

Rajnath to conduct aerial survey of flood-hit Kerala on Sunday

New Delhi, Aug 11 : Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh will conduct an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Kerala on Sunday, a Ministry statement said on Saturday. The Union Minister will be accompanied by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism K. J. Alphons and other senior officers from the Ministry. He will also […]

Set up mobile towers along Bangla border, Conrad urges Centre

Guwahati, Aug 11 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday appealed to the Central government to remove the bottlenecks for setting up mobile towers along the Indo-Bangladesh border to ensure better connectivity in border areas. “Due to network problem, the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Indo-Bangladesh border uses SIM cards of Bangladesh-based […]

Slain foreign militant was our missing son: Kashmir family

Srinagar, Aug 11 : A north Kashmir family on Saturday claimed that one of the five militants, killed in a gunfight with the Army on Thursday and passed off as foreigners, was their son. The family living in Langate town in the Kupwara border district lodged a missing report about their son Muzaffar Ahmad Mir […]