As the nation welcomes back its unique hero Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, youngsters in Tamil Nadu have struck upon another way to salute their hero — by sporting his ‘handlebar’ or ‘gunslinger’ mustache. The whiskers have gone viral, as stylists beyond the state claim their appointments for ‘Abhinandan’ style mustaches have gone up. ‘Wear it like Abhinandan’ …

Through the aerial strike on the Jaish camp in Balakot, the Indian Air Force also deployed “a decoy package” of fighters ostensibly headed towards the JeM headquarters in Bahawalpur in the Punjab province to lure Pakistani combat air patrols away from the actual “strike package” that had the Balakot facility in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in its cross-hairs in the wee hours …

The successful return of IAF fighter pilot Abhinandan Varthaman from detention and surgical strikes against terrorist camps in Pakistan continued to dominate the discourse as PM Narendra Modi said the meaning of “abhinandan” will now change as India has the strength to alter the dictionary meaning of some words. After his comments on Saturday morning, he later …

The ongoing tension among India and Pakistan has also come to affect the people-to-people interactions. A recent case stands testimony to this predicament, wherein a marriage scheduled to be held in Pakistan had to be postponed in the wake of strained relations between the two nations in the aftermath of Pulwama attack and the IAF strike that followed. The ‘baraat’ …

Czech firm Skoda Auto is striving to make India its fifth-largest market, selling about 75,000 vehicles annually by 2023, driven by dealer expansion and new product launches. “My personal target is to be the fifth biggest market for Skoda worldwide by 2023,” Zac Hollis, director-sales, service and marketing, Skoda Auto India. “Currently, we are number …

Three months after Bulandshahr violence over alleged cow slaughter that alleged the life of a police inspector and a youth, police on Saturday filed charge sheet against 38, including Bajrang Dal local convenor Yogesh Raj and BJP youth wing leader Shikhar Agarwal, in the court of chief judicial magistrate Arvind Pandey. Additional director general, Meerut zone, Prashant …

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set down the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) request to sever ties with countries from which “terrorism emanates”, saying the ICC has no role to play in matters like these. In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed, the …

A Delhi court on Saturday was notified that the three convicts convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case might soon file a curative petition challenging the death penalty. Additional sessions judge Anu Grover Baliga was hearing a plea filed by Nirbhaya’s mother endeavoring death warrant of four convicts without any delay. Advocate A P Singh, …

Pakistan will release captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday as a “peace gesture”, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday. The development came soon after Indian officials said New Delhi will not negotiate any deal for the pilot’s release. “We want him back unharmed, unconditionally and immediately,” an official said on condition of …

Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who returned to India on Friday night after being in the Pakistan Army’s captivity has sustained a rib fracture, back contusion, and some bruises. This came to knowledge during his medical checkup at the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) hospital in Delhi, officials said on Saturday. He also felt …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency Amethi. Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation of several projects. PM Modi will launch the manufacture of a modernized version of AK-47 rifles at the ordnance factory in Korwa regions of Amethi, which was established in 2010. The ordnance factory was …

A 34-year-old property dealer, who had left his birthday party to buy cigarettes, died early on Saturday after the BMW he was driving struck into a barricade at Sector 93 traffic signal, hit three trees before coming to a halt. The property dealer has been identified as Rohit Gupta, a homeowner of ATS village in Sector …