Security threats, debt repayments hinder Pakistan-China BRI projects: Report

The growing terrorist risk to Chinese citizens residing in Pakistan and differences over debt repayments have hindered the progress in the Belt and Road Initiative’s projects of Islamabad and Beijing, Voice of America (VOA) reported citing officials and critics. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar project was introduced in 2013 and quickly dubbed […]

Rajnath Singh launches National Cadet Corps integrated software

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched National Cadet Corps (NCC) integrated software in the national capital. Earlier on Thursday, the Defence Minister presided over a day-long ‘Chintan Shivir’ of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Delhi and directed the concerned departments to prepare a time-bound action plan and make a presentation on the […]

US, India conduct ‘Operation Broader Sword’ to stop international shipments of illegal and dangerous drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) in collaboration with Indian Government’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) carried out ‘Operation Broader Sword’, a special bilateral multi-agency enforcement operation targeting illicit pharmaceuticals, devices, or precursor chemicals shipped using the international mail system. Conducted […]

Karnataka: Customs Dept hands over seized antiques to Archaeological Survey of India

The Bengaluru Customs Department handed over seized and confiscated artefacts to the Archaeological Survey of India on Thursday. In a statement, Customs informed that V. Usha, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Bengaluru handed over seized and confiscated antique items that include- a metal Budhha image (broken), Wooden horserider, Wooden dolls and Face Mask (Metal) to Bipin Chandra, Superintending Archaeologist in Archaeological Survey […]

Renowned artist Vasudevan Namboothiri passes away in Malappuram

Renowned artist Karuvattu Mana Vasudevan Namboothiri popularly known as artist Namboothiri passed away on Friday morning. He was 98. He was undergoing treatment for age-related ailments in a private hospital in Malappuram district. Artist Namboothiri served in various newspapers and worked as an art director in a few films. He portrayed several important characters […]

“We never told the US to learn from us…,” Congress MP Manish Tewari on US Ambassador’s Manipur remarks

Congress MP Manish Tewari on Friday hit out at the United States Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti over his remark on the situation in Manipur. “As far as the US Ambassador is concerned, the country faces several challenges but India has never appreciated any statement in its internal matters,” Tewari said. Pointing out that there was rampant […]

PM Modi arrives in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur to dedicate projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on Friday to lay the foundation stone and dedicate multiple projects, including laying foundation stones for national highway projects. PM Modi was received by Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel at the airport. PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for three National Highway projects for the Chhattisgarh section […]