Braving seas’ terrors, snags, women sailors complete global voyage

Panaji, May 21 : After braving eight-foot waves, hurricanes, sub-zero temperatures, broken steering gear and spending 194 days at sea, the six women crew of the Indian Naval sailing vessel ‘Tarini’ sailed into Goa on Monday as young legends, becoming the first all-women naval crew to have circumnavigated the globe. But the Navika Sagar Parikrama […]

Women sailors proved youngsters can achieve tough goals: Sitharaman

Panaji, May 21 : The completion of the arduous ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’, a global circumnavigation expedition undertaken by six women sailors of the Indian Navy, has shown that youngsters can complete any difficult task if they put their minds to it, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. She was speaking after flagging in Lt […]

Russia, India oppose bid to politicize OPCW’s work: Lavrov

Sochi (Russia), May 21 : Moscow and New Delhi will strongly oppose attempts to politicize the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday following talks between President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “There was a discussion about various areas of […]

Informal summit takes India-Russia ties to new level: Modi

Sochi (Russia), May 21 : Stating that Russia has always been a true and fast friend of India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that his informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin will take bilateral ties to a new level. “I am happy that today I got the opportunity to be a […]

Five killed, 10 injured in Pakistani shelling in Jammu district

Jammu, May 18 : Five people, including four civilians and a BSF trooper, were killed and 10 others injured on Friday in Pakistani shelling and firing on the international border in Jammu district, officials said. Police said the five, including Border Security Force constable Sitaram Upadhyay, were killed by the Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura, […]

After expansion, Chandigarh airport to handle night operations

Chandigarh, May 16 : Chandigarh’s international airport will be available for night flight operations by February next year once the expansion of the runway is completed in phases. Air Commodore S. Srinivasan, Air Officer Commanding (AOC), 12 Wing, Air Force Station, here told the media on Wednesday that operational facilities, including expansion of the runway […]