Indian, Pak exchange heavy fire on LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Oct 4 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday exchanged heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch district. Defence sources said Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian positions, including civilian facilities, in the Gulpur sector of the LoC, the[Read More…]

European Commission quotes ABBA after May’s dances moves

Brussels, Oct 4 (IANS) The European Commission on Thursday quoted ABBA lyrics to refer to the UK leaving the EU after the country’s Prime Minister danced to one of the Swedish pop group’s famous numbers during the annual Conservative Party conference. Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas made reference to Theresa May’s[Read More…]

Gujarat cuts petrol-diesel prices by Rs 2.50/litre

Ahmedabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Within hours of the Centre announcing reduction in prices of petrol and diesel, the Gujarat government also announced relief in VAT to further bring down the fuel prices. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced a Rs 2.50 per litre cut in VAT for both petrol and[Read More…]

India deports 7 Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar (Second Lead)

Imphal, Oct 4 (IANS) India on Thursday deported to Myanmar seven Rohingya immigrants, who have been staying in Assam illegally since 2012, on their “willingness”, constituting the first batch of such immigrants to be sent back to their homes. The immigrants were handed over to Myanmar authorities in the afternoon[Read More…]

NSD appoints Ebrahim Alkazi chair, selects artist-in-residence

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The National School of Drama (NSD) has appointed senior theatre practitioner Mohan Maharishi as its Ebrahim Alkazi Chair, and invited thespian B. Jayashree for its three-month artist-in-residence program, a statement released on Thursday said. Named after former NSD Director Ebrahim Alkazi, the Chair was given[Read More…]

Trials over, Astra missile ready for induction

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A series of successful flight trials of Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVR-AAM) Astra, conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF), have concluded and the missile is ready to be inducted into the IAF inventory. The induction is expected next year, the Defence Ministry said on[Read More…]

Cricket fraternity hails Prithvi’s historic knock

Rajkot, Oct 4 (IANS) As young Prithvi Shaw set the cricketing world on fire with his scintillating maiden Test ton on Thursday, several ace cricketers applauded the 18-year-old for achieving the remarkable feat. The Mumbai cricketer made his debut at the age of 18 years and 329 days to become[Read More…]

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