Monday, June 5, 2023


Why Gulmarg visit is off G20 itinerary in Kashmir

Administration says visit cancelled due to 'logistics issue' as over 60 delegates had to be catered to, but security apprehensions may have triggered the change of plans, it is learnt.

India helps China locate missing fishing vessel that capsized in Indian Ocean

Navy deployed assets in southern Indian Ocean in response to inputs about sinking of Chinese fishing vessel Lupeng Yuanyu 028 with 39 crew members onboard.

Decade after launch, Indian Navy’s P-8I aircraft clocks 40,000 hours under ‘Albatross’ squadron

P-8I was deployed during 2017 India-China standoff in Doklam & 2020 border row in Ladakh, due to its radar capabilities to carry out surveillance and improved readings of on-ground situation.

Friends that beat sanctions together: Russia’s Aeroflot sends Airbus A330 for repair to Iran

The development comes amid US-led sanctions on Aeroflot & Mahan Air due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine & an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to America in 2011.

Defence ministry approves 4th ‘positive indigenisation list’ of sub-systems ‘to promote Aatmanirbharta’

The aim of the indigenisation list is to minimise imports by the defence public sector undertakings.

Navy commando dies during parachute training in Agra, got stuck in high-voltage power lines

Petty officer Ankush Sharma was undergoing paratrooping training at the Airborne Training School located inside the Agra Air Force Station. 

Accidents push govt panel to review military’s Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv, ‘faster fatigue’ of parts found

Review by committee set up by Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification found no design flaw, but metallurgical issues & maintenance problems at the service level, it is learnt.

No more maroon berets or regiment belts for Brigadiers & higher rank officers, all to don standard uniform

Rationale behind change is that officers holding rank of Brigadier & above are mostly posted at headquarters or establishments where officers from across Arms & Services work together.

JeM-linked terror outfit releases footage of Poonch attack, injured soldier seen firing back till last breath

Attack on 20 April was carried out by a combined team of JeM & LeT operatives. JeM’s 'proxy outfit' PAFF says it will release full footage of Poonch ambush.

India’s first C-295 takes to air in Spain, IAF team to leave for training soon

The first ‘made-in-India’ C-295 will be rolled out in 2026 and the entire order is slated to be completed by 2031, at the rate of eight aircraft per year.

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Restoration work is underway at the site of the accident in Odisha | representational image | ANI

Reservation didn’t cause Odisha accident. The real problem is outdated infrastructure

According to a 2014 study, the proportion of SC/ST employees in high-level positions was positively associated with Railway’s productivity and productivity growth.
A woman shops inside the Big Bazaar retail store in Mumbai | Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni

GST collection rises 12% to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in May

The government collected 1.41 trillion rupees as GST in May 2022 and a record 1.87 trillion rupees in April.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Manipur CM N. Biren Singh chairs a meeting with senior officials of the Manipur Police, CAPFs and the India Army to review the security situation in Manipur, in Imphal | ANI

Manipur unrest: Army defends itself against social media attacks, says its...

Statement follows social media posts giving out names of 21 officers belonging to one of two Manipur communities locked in violence — Kukis and Meiteis — and alleges favouritism.
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.