CHANDIPUR:Proving a host of technologies and bridging the critical gap in the country’s arsenal, India’s first long range subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, in Orissa, for a distance of about 1,000 km on Friday. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: For restoration and beautification of the Yamuna, the city administration has set up a Unified Centre for Rejuvenation of River Yamuna, which is a nodal agency to implement an ambitious project aimed at getting rid of river pollutants, stopping discharge of effluents into it and to make its riverfront beautiful. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is on a two-day visit to New Delhi, launched the global Internet project called internet.org in the country. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: As India celebrated becoming the first Asian nation to reach Mars, S.M. Vaidya, head of business at conglomerate Godrej’s aerospace division that made the spacecraft’s engine and thruster components, sounded surprisingly downbeat. Continue reading
Bihar’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) grew 10.73% during 2012-13 — the only State that clocked a double-digit growth rate during the year. The growth rate was 10.29% in 2011-12 and 15.03% in 2010-11. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme on the occasion of Teacher’s Day, was telecast live in several schools across the country on Friday afternoon. Ahead of the PM’s speech (video attached), students made some presentations and speeches. Around 12 million students from around the country were connected via video conferencing with the PM. Here are the highlights: Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Seven years after the then Australian Prime Minister John Howard decided to sell uranium to India, a non-signatory of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, New Delhi and Canberra signed the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement on Friday, with Howard’s successor Tony Abbott saying that Australia “trusts India” with its uranium. Continue reading
Tony Abbott, who flew into New Delhi late on Thursday after meeting business leaders in Mumbai, said the long-awaited agreement was a sign of “mutual trust” after a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India was lifted in 2012. Continue reading
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will undertake his first visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two countries, which are also likely to ink the much-awaited uranium deal.
“I will travel to India and Malaysia from September 4 to 6. On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and India’s financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries,” he said. Continue reading
KYOTO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the India-Japan relationship was below potential and the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised hopes of five decades.
In a statement before departing from Delhi, Modi said he was “deeply grateful” to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for joining him in Kyoto. Continue reading