Indian Army officer Col Vishal Ahlawat and his fellow have made their way into the Guinness World Records by covering the arduous 427-km long rugged and inhospitable terrains of Himalayas from Leh to Manali by paddling on their cycles by braving harsh climatic conditions of snowfall, extremely low oxygen and […]
After years of hype and a bumpy first year of launches, carrier 5G networks are here and, most importantly, 5G-compatible phones like the iPhone 12 and Pixel 5. The technology is supposed to change your life with its revolutionary speed and responsiveness. But before we get into that, it’s important to understand what it is, […]
World 100m champion Christian Coleman is out of the Tokyo Olympics after being slapped with a two-year ban after missing a drug test while Christmas shopping last year. The US sprint star had disputed one of two missed drugs tests in 2019, saying he had returned from shopping last year […]
New Delhi: Studies in Europe and the US have established that long-term exposure to air pollution can contribute to mortality in COVID-19 cases, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday. He stressed that studies have found “virus particles remain suspended with PM 2.5 particulate matter, but they are not […]
New Delhi: Facebook executive Ankhi Das, whose name came up in a recent controversy over alleged bias by the social networking giant in dealing with hate speeches, has resigned from the company. A statement by Ajit Mohan, Facebook India’s Managing Director, said: “Ankhi has decided to step down from her role in Facebook […]
A large body of evidence in China’s official military and party media indicates the nation’s senior civilian and uniformed leaders recognize significant shortcomings in the warfighting and command capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). However, most of this evidence is not translated into English for public consumption and is […]
The People’s Liberation Army is actively thinking about the weak points of potential adversary’s operational systems.
Why does the United States get war wrong? Why does its use of force rarely achieve national security objectives? And how can this situation be remedied? The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder, by Dr. Sean McFate, takes on the mammoth task of addressing these […]
“The world by 2049 will be defined by the realization of Chinese power,” write Bradley Thayer and John Friend, referring to the centenary of the founding of the People’s Republic. “China,” these American academics tell us, “will be the world’s greatest economic and political force.” Must Americans accept the inevitability […]
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing last year, and it’s worth recalling the memo that then-Vice President Lyndon Johnson wrote to President John F. Kennedy: “If we do not make the strong effort now, the time will soon be reached when the margin of control over space and over men’s minds through space accomplishments will have swung so far on the Russian side that we will not be able to catch up, let alone assume leadership.”
The Indian military is expected to be reorganised under five theatre commands by 2022 with defined areas of operation and a seamless command structure for synchronised operations. With the department of military affairs soon to have additional and joint secretaries after Cabinet clearance, the task of reorganisation of the three […]
IPL 2020: Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, despite beating Royal Challengers Bangalore, became the first side to get knocked out from the playoffs race.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced the dates and venues for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 knockout matches, including the final. The playoffs and the final will be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from November 5-10. The Qualifier 1 will be played in Dubai on […]
India has been ranked 131st on Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index for mobile Internet speeds and placed 70th on the index for fixed broadband speeds in the month of September. In the mobile Internet speed department, the country has slipped two positions when compared to the previous month, with an average […]
Ahead of the 2+2 talks, the US State Department said the country welcomes India’s emergence as a leading regional and global power.
After ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’, a humble eatery in Malviya Nagar struggling to make ends meet, became an overnight sensation due to one social media post, many small vendors await a similar fate and many foodies are also volunteering to share their stories on as many platforms. One such story that […]
In the ensuing two years, “Mirzapur” the series which first streamed on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 has found its own cult following. Directors Gurmeet Singh and Mihir Desai know what reeled them in and are serving more of it in season 2 as well. ‘Mirzapur’ 2’ has that ‘killer’ […]
Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, stating it had received data from an investigation into the matter. The regulator said testing of the vaccine would continue after the volunteer’s death. […]
New Delhi: Researchers have found the evidence of a “lost” river that ran through the central Thar Desert, near Bikaner, as early as 172 thousand years ago, and may have been a life-line to human populations enabling them to inhabit the region. The findings, published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, […]
Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would travel to New Delhi for the third India-US 2+2 Dialogue next week on his second Asia trip in less than a month that would also take him to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. “Looking forward to my upcoming trip to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, […]
The BJP should think why its foundation stones are coming off when it is reaching the pinnacle of success, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Wednesday after Eknath Khadse quit the BJP to join the NCP. Talking to reporters in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad, Mr Thackeray said Eknath Khadse is “definitely […]
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Wednesday said the proposed creation of theatre commands to increase synergy among the three services would be a “deliberate and thoughtful” process and its fruition would take a “number of years”. He said “mid-course corrections” might be required along the way. His comments […]
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today said multilateralism is in serious danger and it would be in the interest of the global community to reform the United Nations (UN). “If we can continue the way we are and given the fact that there is less and less common ground, […]
The government is working on the next stimulus package to support the economy amid positive signs of a fall in COVID-19 cases, news agency Reuters reported quoting a senior finance ministry official. The development comes five months after the government rolled out the first stimulus package, called Aatmnirbhar Bharat, to […]
“Civil war in Pakistan. Reported clashes between Karachi Police & Pak Army,” The International Herald tweeted as it also posted a video. The report, however, haven’t been confirmed by reliable sources so far.
“Heavy fire between Pak Army and Sindh Police in Karachi after Pak Army tried to take custody of a Superintendent of Sindh Police Md Aftab Anwar. 5 Pak Army officers died in firing,” another tweet read.
The Army chief on Tuesday directed an inquiry into the circumstances to determine the facts and file a report as soon as possible, news agency PTI reported.