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Gagan shakti 2018: IAF holds biggest combat exercise in 3 decades over Indian Ocean Region

April 19, 2018, 7:26 pm
New Delhi / Tezpur (Assam) , April 19 : As part of its biggest combat exercise in three decades, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is carrying out massive drills involving its frontline fighter jets to test its capability to dominate the entire extended area of the Indian Ocean Region. IAF’s Sukhoi and Jaguar fighter aircraft, equipped with the potent Brahmos and Harpoon anti ship missiles, showcased their strategic reach and capability to carry out any sort of operations over the area as part of the pan-India exercise “GaganShakti”.
 

8 suspects in rape, killing of Indian girl plead not guilty

April 16, 2018, 10:14 pm
By : The Associated Press
 
New Delhi , April 16 : A police vehicle carrying the accused in the gang rape and killing of an 8-year-old Muslim girl arrives at the District and Sessions court in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Monday, April 16, 2018. Eight Hindu men accused in the case have pleaded not guilty in their first court appearance. Monday’s court appearance comes as angry protests over the case have spread across the country. 

Unnao rape: CBI arrests Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

April 13, 2018, 11:04 pm
Lucknow ( Uttar Pradesh ) , April 13: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party’s Uttar Pradesh legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a teenager in Unnao district in June 2017,  according  to ANI .
 
The investigative agency charged Sengar under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code on Thursday.
 

PM Modi breaks silence over Kathua, Unnao rape cases; says daughters will get justice

April 13, 2018, 10:40 pm
New Delhi , April 13 :Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his silence over the rape and murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of a teenager in Uttar Pradesh, saying justice will be done to the victims and no culprit will be allowed to escape.
 
“The incidents that are in discussion in the country for the last two days do not reflect good for any civilised country. This is shameful.
 

8-Year-Old Asifa Became A Pawn: Foreign Media On Kathua Tragedy

April 12, 2018, 4:22 pm
Eight men are accused of snatching a girl from a meadow and torturing her to death, but a deep religious rift is an impediment to seeking justice.
She was an 8-year-old girl who, while grazing her horses in a meadow in Northern India in January, followed a man into the forest. Days later, Asifa Bano's small, lifeless body was recovered there.
 

Rahul Gandhi Congratulates IAS Couple, Says 'Inspiration Amid Communal Hatred'

April 11, 2018, 10:43 am
 
New Delhi , April 11:  Congress President Rahul Gandhi  took a veiled dig at the Narendra Modi government while congratulating IAS officers Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi on their wedding.
 
"Congratulations Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, IAS toppers, batch of 2015, on your wedding! May your love grow from strength to strength and may you be an inspiration to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred. God bless you," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.
 

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma meet PM Modi

December 22, 2017, 1:06 pm
New Delhi :Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma, who got married recently,  met the  Prime Minister Narendra Modi apparently to invite him for their wedding reception to be held here.
 
The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted a picture of the two with Modi. The two handed over to the prime minister what appeared to be an invite.
 

Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral Arabian Sea

December 5, 2017, 3:49 pm
New Delhi : The cyclonic storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral Arabian Sea moved further north-northeastwards with a speed of 21 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centred at 11.30  on Tueday  over eastcentral Arabian Sea near Latitude 18.5º N and Longitude 71.0º E, about 350 km south-southwest of Surat and 200 km west-southwest of Mumbai
 
It is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, weaken gradually and cross south Gujarat and adjoining north Maharashtra coasts near Surat as a deep depression by tonight.
 

Big Blow : Power Minister, Ymbon resigns from Mukul's government

December 4, 2017, 9:47 pm
Meghalaya: Power Minister Comingone Ymbon on Monday resigned from the Mukul Sangma cabinet due to personal reasons. 
 
"I hereby tender my resignation as Minister i/c Power, GAD and CnRD w.e.f. from today the 4th December, 2017 on personal grounds," Ymbon said in a letter to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. 
 
Ymbon was sworn in as Minister in August this year. Sources close to him said that he would not seek re-election on Congress ticket for the state Assembly elections due early next year. 
 

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