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Updated:Nov 22, 2014 11:24 PM

Taking the first step to end the post-Bofors freeze on acquisition of much-needed artillery guns for the Army, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), under new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Saturday cleared a proposal to procure 814 mounted-gun systems for the artillery arm.

Updated:Nov 22, 2014 11:21 PM

Actor Salman Khan appears to have, perhaps unknowingly, played an indirect role in the release of the five Indian fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka, The Hindu has learnt.

Updated:Nov 22, 2014 11:19 PM

For many years, after he lost office in 2004, Chandrababu Naidu would flinch when complimented on his industry-friendly approach as chief minister of united Andhra Pradesh.

Updated:Nov 19, 2014 11:27 PM

Retail Robbers Cobrapost Exposes Foreign Wholesale Cash and Carry Trading Companies Indulging in Malpractices for Promoting Retail ShoppingIn a lengthy investigation, Cobrapost exposes all three major wholesale cash and carry trading companies in India namely Wal-Mart Best Price, Metro Cash & Carry and Carrefour, rampantly promoting retail shopping at their stores,...

Updated:Nov 19, 2014 07:02 PM

 Cobrapost Press Release The Retail Robbers How Wholesale Companies are Allowing Retail Customers to Shop at Their Stores In an exclusive investigation, Cobrapost exposes all three major wholesale foreign cash and carry trading companies in India namely Wal-Mart, Metro Cash & Carry and Carrefour, rampantly promoting retail shopping at their stores in...

Updated:Nov 19, 2014 04:24 AM

India on Wednesday announced a $75 million line of credit to Fiji for a co-generation power plant and a $5 million fund to develop its villages even as the two countries agreed to expand their defence and security cooperation.Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced a visa-on-arrival for Fijians and assistance...

Updated:Nov 19, 2014 04:23 AM

Six people, incuding a child, have died during the action at the Hisar ashram to arrest controversial sect leader Rampal, but the cause of their deaths is yet to be known, Haryana police said Wednesday.Haryana DGP SN Vashisht said at a news conference that the dead included five women. The...

Updated:Nov 19, 2014 04:20 AM

"Do you know how much it hurts to raise someone and watch them grow and suddenly they're just gone?" says Ahmed Muthana, 57, a retired electronics engineer in Wales whose two sons Nasser, 20, and Aseel, 17, have gone to fight for Islamic State.

Updated:Nov 18, 2014 11:24 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that Fiji could serve as a hub for stronger Indian engagement with the Pacific Islands and acknowledged that Indo-Fiji relations have "at times been adrift; and that our cooperation should be much stronger than it is".

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