IAF needs to prepare for small duration intense operations at short notice, says VR Chaudhari

The Indian Air Force (IAF) needs to prepare itself for intense and short duration operations at a moment’s notice, and also be ready for short swift wars and long standoffs, like the one in Eastern Ladakh, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said Thursday. Addressing a conference on logistics management in the IAF, Chaudhari said, “The … Read more

iit kanpur: Fourth Covid wave unlikely: IIT Kanpur professor | India News

LUCKNOW: The possibility of a fourth wave of Covid-19 in India remains low, believes IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agarwal, whose mathematical model has been a reference point for understanding the pandemic activity and behavior in the country over the past two years. Talking to TOI On Sunday, he said: “The surge in Covid-19 cases is … Read more

India’s weekly Covid cases up 35%, first rise since January | India News

NEW DELHI: After 11 successive weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases in India surged again this week, rising by 35% over the previous seven days’ numbers, on the back of a spike in infections in the contiguous states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. However, the overall case numbers remain low and, so far, the surge … Read more

bjp: BJP draws a blank in 5 bypolls across 4 states | India News

NEW DELHI: BJP drew a blank in bypolls to five seats across four states on Saturday, ceding the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency to Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress in Bengal, finishing third behind CPM in the battle for the Ballygunge assembly segment and losing by big margins in Chhattisgarh’s Khairagarh, Bihar’s Bochaha and Maharashtra’s Kolhapur North. … Read more

Don’t post any anti-Govt content on social media, tell kin too: TIFR to staff

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), the country’s premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences, has instructed its staff not to post “anti-government content”, photographs and videos of institute facilities on social media platforms since it could lead to serious security consequences ”. It has asked the staff to tell their family members … Read more

navy: Navy goes full steam ahead for indigenization amidst cut down in foreign arms procurements | India News

NEW DELHI: With the government cutting down on foreign arms procurements, the Navy has further stepped on the gas for indigenization, with 39 of its 41 warships on order being built in India and around 3,400 `items’ being indigenized till now. The Navy also has the initial approval or `acceptance of necessity (AoN) for another … Read more

BJP a party of ‘hooligans, rapists’: AAP MLA Atishi

The BJP is a party of “hooligans and rapists”, AAP leader Atishi said on Friday, a day after the saffron party felicitated its eight youth wing activists who were arrested over the alleged attack at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. Addressing a press conference here, the Kalkaji MLA said the BJP has shown its “real … Read more

Monsoon likely to be normal for 4th year, says IMD, but its new ‘normal’ hints at rainfall dip | India News

NEW DELHI: Sending positive signals to India’s farm sector, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted ‘normal’ and fairly well-distributed monsoon rainfall for most parts of the country during the June-September period. It said quantitatively, the southwest (summer) monsoon rainfall is likely to be 99% of the Long Period Average (LPA) with a model … Read more

CBSE to go back to single board exam next year

THE CENTRAL Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to restore the pre-pandemic single-exam format from the next academic year, which means the Class X and XII board exams are not likely to be split into two parts, according to sources in the Ministry of Education. For the 2021-22 academic year, the CBSE had introduced … Read more

After 17 years in jail, man cites juvenility, SC sets him free | India News

NEW DELHI: This is what happens when proper legal assistance is not provided to an accused. A man was 17 years and seven months old when he committed a murder but he and his lawyer did not raise the defense of juvenility at trial stage while challenging his conviction in the high court and Supreme … Read more