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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today opened the Bogibeel railroad bridge in Assam, billed as India’s longest railroad bridge. Its foundation was laid in 1997. The five-kilometer structure spans the waters of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The bogibeel bridge will connect Assam’s Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts, bordering Arunachal Pradesh. It will cut the travel time between …

Pakistani troops on Monday opened fire and shelled forward posts and villages along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The firing and shelling from across the border started in Keri, Lam, Pukharni and Peer Badaser areas of Noushera sector around 9.30 am, a police officer said. Army personnel guarding the …

Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi, who is one of the accused in the VVIP chopper case, can travel abroad, a Delhi court said today, news agency PTI stated. SP Tyagi and his cousin, Sanjeev, had moved the court asking for permission to go to the US in March next year. Hearing on the same …

Senior Congress leader M VeerappaMoily Friday stated if his party was voted to power in the next Lok Sabha polls, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited would be accommodated as an offset partner and Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence eased out of the Rafale deal. Mr. Moily, who ruled out scrapping the Rafale deal if his party was voted …

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday horsewhipped out at the Centre for its order to give central agencies and the Delhi Police sweeping powers to intercept computers, saying India has been living in a state of “undeclared emergency” ever since the BJP government came to power. “India has been under undeclared emergency since May …

A Delhi court Friday directed the CBI to cancel the lookout circular (LOC) published against former IAF chief S P Tyagi, who is an accused in the VVIP chopper scam. Special Judge Arvind Kumar directed the probe agency to inform the concerned authorities about it. CBI had published LOC against Tyagi in 2013. It is …

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily Thursday accused Indian Air Force chief B S Dhanoa of “lying” a day after the latter stated the Rafale deal a “game changer” and the Supreme Court verdict on it a “very fine” judgment. He also asked for that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologize for having sacrificed the security …

India Thursday strongly denied Pakistan’s claim of ownership of the Jinnah House in Mumbai and said the property belongs to it.  “Pakistan has no locus standi as far as this property is considered. It is a government of India’s property and we are in the steps of renovating it,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar …

Former union minister Upendra Kushwaha is likely to come to the grand alliance of opposition parties today, a week after he quit the BJP-led alliance complaining of “arrogance”. The chief of the Bihar-based Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) is likely to say an announcement at a press conference later today along with RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav …

SC commences hearing on pleas in Rafale case

BJP general secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya on Wednesday stated Congress president Rahul Gandhi of speaking the “language of Pakistan” and seeking information in the Rafalematter that the neighboring country wants. “Why Rahul is asking the clarification to the Centre on the issue of Rafale deal whose answers Pakistan wants to know? Why you (Rahul) appear to …

When India votes in the general election next year, it will be the world’s widest democratic exercise, and the biggest ever test of the role of social media in an election. As the ruling BJP readies for battle with the Congress-led opposition in the 2019 elections, the act of Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp could be …

Russia stated on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles, prompting a diplomatic protest from Tokyo. Russia’s Ministry of Defence said it planned to shift troops next week into four housing complexes on two of the four disputed …