Indian Man In Singapore Faces Jail, Caning For Extortion From Standard Chartered Bank

The Indian man in Singapore faces jail term of between two and five years and caning. (Representational) Singapore:  A 35-year-old Indian man, who tried to extort half-a-million Singapore dollars from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, was charged in court. Nagarajan Balajee faces a jail term of between two and five years and caning under a…

Indian Air Force Begins Relief Mission To Tsunami-Hit Indonesia

New Delhi:  The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday embarked on a humanitarian relief mission to help Indonesia that has been hit by an earthquake and tsunami in which more than 1,200 lives were lost. IAF’s C-130J and C-17 aircraft are taking part in the relief operation. The C-130J aircraft is carrying field hospital from…

Indian Railways Plants More Than 13 Lakh Trees Within Part Of Its Network

In the fortnight leading to Gandhi Jayanti, the railways planted over 13 lakh trees (Representational) New Delhi:  Indian Railways has planted 13.26 lakh trees over 1,300 km of its network from September 15 to October 2, as part of the celebrations to mark the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an official statement said today….

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Indian Railways Will Not Observe October 2 As ‘Vegetarian Day’

Railways will issue tickets with watermark of Mahatma Gandhi’s image. (File) New Delhi:  After drawing flak over plans to serve only vegetarian food on October 2, Indian Railways has decided not to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary as ‘Vegetarian Day’. In an order sent to the IRCTC, the national carrier’s catering arm, the Railway Board…

Helicopter That Violated Indian Airspace Had Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir Official Aboard: Reports

The Indian Army had targeted the helicopter with small firearms around Sunday noon. Poonch:  The helicopter that breached Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Sunday was carrying the top official of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Pakistani media reports said. The Indian Army had targeted the helicopter with small firearms for entering…

China Building Robust Infrastructure In Tibet, Say Indian Pilgrims

Pithoragarh:  Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims said they have returned home impressed with the infrastructure coming up on the Tibetan side of the India-China border beyond the Lipulekh pass. While a robust infrastructure is being built up fast by China across the border in western Tibet, the work on the Indian side is disappointingly slow, pilgrims returning…

Pak Helicopter Violates Indian Airspace, Tried To Shoot It Down: Army

Srinagar:  A Pakistani helicopter was seen flying in Indian airspace at Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, following which the Army tried to shoot it down, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. According to norms recognised by both India and Pakistan, helicopters are not supposed to come within one kilometre of the Line of Control…

Indian Navy In Urgent Need Of Minesweeper Warships, Left With Only Two

The Navy requires 12 minesweeper ships, but at present has only two, the official said. Kolkata:  The Indian Navy currently has only two minesweeper ships at its disposal to safeguard sea lanes and ports spread across thousands of kilometres of coastlines in the eastern and western seaboards, a top Navy officer has said. The Navy…

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