IAF’s MiG-27 decommissioned from Air Force


The iconic MiG-27 was decommissioned from the Indian Air Force at Jodhpur air base on Friday. After serving the IAF for over three decades, the fleet of MiG-27 had their last sortie from the air base on Friday. Jodhpur air base had the squadron of seven MiG-27. Air marshal S K Ghotia, the air office commanding-in-chief of South Western Air ...

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Defence India Startup Challenge kick-starts in Kochi


The third edition of the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 3) began at Maker Village in Kochi on Friday giving innovators a rare opportunity to engage directly with the military and showcase their technologies. The programme got off under the iDEX (Innovation for Defence Excellence), where Maker Village is a partner, having been inducted one-and-a-half months ago as an official ...

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Over 125 crore Indians now hold Aadhaar card


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced a new milestone achieved by the Aadhaar project – crossing of the 125 crore mark. This means that over 1.25 billion residents of India have the 12-digit unique identity. The achievement comes along with the rapidly increasing use of Aadhaar as the primary identity document by the Aadhaar holders. This is evident ...

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WCD Ministry Invites Applications for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019


Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited applications for Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2019. The National Award is given annually to individuals, groups, institutions in recognition of their exceptional work towards the cause of women empowerment, especially for vulnerable and marginalized women. Nearly 40 Nari Shakti Puraskar will be given awayon International Women’s Day observed on 8th ...

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Aadhaar made mandatory for PMVVY pension scheme


The government has made Aadhaar mandatory for subscribers of the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a pension scheme for senior citizens. The scheme, which envisages an assured rate of return of 8 per cent annually, is being implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The scheme was announced in Union Budgets of 2017-18 and 2018-19. “An individual eligible ...

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Peaceful protests to continue till CAA is revoked: Mamata


Asserting that peaceful protests will continue as long as the new citizenship law is not withdrawn, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday warned the BJP against “playing with fire”. Speaking at a protest rally in the city, the Trinamool Congress supremo accused the BJP of not keeping its promises, and referred to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s ...

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Atal Bhujal Yojna launched on former PM’s birth anniversary


On the Birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) and named the Strategic Tunnel under Rohtang Pass after the former PM, in an event held in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister said that today the name of a big project which is very important ...

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900 crore GST fraud busted in TN; 3 arrested


A GST fraud of a whopping Rs 900 crore in which input tax credit to the tune of Rs 152 crore was availed in Tamil Nadu has been busted, a top official of the Directorate General of Goods and Service Tax Intelligence said here on Monday. The kingpin and two of his accomplices were arrested and produced before a court ...

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Internet services suspended in Lucknow till Monday

Internet services will remain suspended in Lucknow till Monday, a senior official said on Saturday. Internet services in the city were suspended on Thursday night after violent protests against the amended Citizenship Bill. “Internet services have been suspended till December 23 in Lucknow,” District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash told PTI Saturday evening. At least 15 people, including an eight-year-old boy, have ...

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16 killed, 263 cops injured in Anti-CAA protests in UP


A police post was torched in Kanpur on Saturday amid fresh incidents of protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Uttar Pradesh’s several districts including in Rampur and Aligarh as the toll in the violence in the last two days rose to 16. The latest death was reported from Rampur on Saturday evening, where one person died and several people, including ...

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