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Indian Navy’s 48 warships being built indigenously: Vice Admiral P Murugesan

Indian Navy’s 48 warships being built indigenously: Vice Admiral P Murugesan

KOLKATA: Hailing the country’s indigenous shipbuilding capabilities, Vice Admiral P. Murugesan, vice chief of the navy, on Tuesday said that 48 warships are currently under construction in Indian shipyards. These 48 ships being manufactured for the Indian Navy include aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, submarines, corvettes and fast attack crafts. “The greatest news is that all […]

Are Kashmiri Shias The Next Pandits?

Are Kashmiri Shias The Next Pandits?

Fatima received a fatal injury in police action during sectarian clashes that broke out in Budgam district ofKashmir valley in July this year. According to her relatives, Fatima was looking for her grandson outside her house when she was hit on the head by a policeman. Nearly a week later Fatima succumbed. Usually the killing […]

Boost to Make in India: Modi govt awards 56 defence licences to private cos like Mahindra, Tata & Pipavav

Boost to Make in India: Modi govt awards 56 defence licences to private cos like Mahindra, Tata & Pipavav

The Narendra Modi government has awarded a record 56 defence manufacturing permits to private sector entities in the past year, which is more than the 47 licences its predecessor UPA granted in the preceding three years combined and underlines its determination to have indigenous defence production as a cornerstone of its ‘Make in India’ drive. […]

Hypocrisy of Kejriwal and AAP

Hypocrisy of Kejriwal and AAP

Delhi Government can now raise VAT to 30% Opposition leader Vijender Gupta said the bill amounted to “cheating” the people: “You promised not to increase VAT and now you have given yourself powers to do so.” Not increasing the value-added tax directly in the Budget, the Delhi government on Monday introduced a VAT Amendment Bill […]

Saudi cash floods India to promote Wahhabism

Saudi cash floods India to promote Wahhabism

Individuals and institutions in Saudi Arabia are pumping in millions of rupees into India to open religious trusts and non-governmental organisations, reveal the diplomatic documents released by WikiLeaks last week. Officials with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have termed this as “an attempt to help spread and propagate Wahhabism in the country”. This is […]

Police seal Khirki Masjid after ‘unauthorised’ entry and forceful namaz, it is a protected monument

Police seal Khirki Masjid after ‘unauthorised’ entry and  forceful namaz, it is a protected monument

Two weeks after a group of people allegedly tried to offer prayers forcefully at Khirki Mosque — a protected monument near Saket in south Delhi — the heritage site, on Friday, was turned into a fortress with security personnel barricading all routes to the monument. According to local residents and a letter written by the […]

Modi on Emergency: 40 yrs of one of India’s ‘darkest periods’

Modi on Emergency: 40 yrs of one of India’s ‘darkest periods’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Thursday morning to mark the 40th anniversary of Emergency and attacked the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government, which had declared it, for trampling over Indian democracy. “We mark 40 years of one of India’s darkest periods – the Emergency, when the then political leadership trampled over our democracy,” Modi tweeted. […]

Who is responsible for Anti-India campaign in USA ?

Who is responsible for Anti-India campaign in USA ?

The terrorist-activist axis In recent years, the Indian police and press have started to pay attention to certain groups with ‘peace,’ ‘civil liberties’ and ‘human rights’ identities. Often, the scholars’/activists’ assistance is by legitimizing a radical group through endorsement, such as when the Communist Party of India, Marxist Leninist Liberation honored the kin of about […]

In WikiLeaks, how Saudi Arabia wanted to match Iranian influence over India

In WikiLeaks, how Saudi Arabia wanted to match Iranian influence over India

Saudi Arabia is worried about Iran’s growing influence in India and Tehran’s outreach to the Shia community in the country, according to diplomatic documents released by WikiLeaks last week. Secretariat General of the Muslim World League (Mecca), a controversial organisation with terror funding links, had requested Saudi Arabia to establish the organisation’s Salafi/Wahhabi centres in […]

How India changed the English language

How India changed the English language

They are in there, often unnoticed. The words that have become part of everyday English. Loot, nirvana, pyjamas, shampoo and shawl; bungalow, jungle, pundit and thug. What are the roots, and routes, of these Indian words? How and when did they travel and what do their journeys into British vernacular – and then the Oxford […]