Kolkata hit-and-run: Sambia in police custody, had hit another soldier

Kolkata, Jan 17 : Sambia Sohrab, who was sent to 14 days in police custody on Sunday for allegedly mowing down an Indian Air Force officer, is also said to have hit and injured another soldier with his speeding sports utility vehicle. Amid tight security, Sambia was presented before a city court, with police slapping […]

India making super capacitors for strategic use

By Fakir Balaji Bengaluru, Jan 17 : India has developed super capacitors using indigenous materials for strategic use in defence and space sectors as an import substitute and to overcome energy deficiencies in critical equipment, a senior official said. “We have developed super capacitors of different voltage for specific use in defence and space equipment […]

Widow brings back Albert Ekka’s urn to Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jan 16 : Balamdina Ekka, widow of Param Vir Chakra winner Lance Naik Albert Ekka, on Saturday brought back here the urn containing soil from the graveyard of her late husband. She arrived in the state capital by an Indian Airlines flight. A 12-member team, including Ekka’s son Vincent Ekka and daughter-in-law Rajni Ekka, […]

North Korea says US should recognize it as nuclear weapons state

Pyongyang, Jan 16 : North Korea reiterated on Saturday that its hydrogen bomb test was a “self-defence measure” and the US should recognize it as a nuclear weapons state. In a statement issued by Pyongyang foreign ministry and carried by its official newspaper Rodong Sinmun, North Korea emphasized again that its H-bomb test was aimed […]

Afghan soldiers kill 37 militants

Kabul, Jan 16 : At least 37 Taliban militants were killed as clashes broke out in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, an official said on Saturday. “The Taliban militants attacked joint Afghan army and police security checkpoints in Adam Khan and Rahim Kala localities of Nahri Sarraj district Friday morning. “The NATO-led coalition’s air power supported the […]