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Rescue operation continues in Siachen

The rescue operation to find the 10 soldiers who were buried alive after an avalanche hit an army post in Siachen on February 3 is continuing with additional specialised equipment and teams deployed at the site, said the ministry of defence.The avalanche struck an Indian Army post in the Northern Siachen Glacier at a height of 19,600 feet.The army post that faced its brunt was manned by one junior commissioned officer (JCO) and nine soldiers. All ten soldiers went missing after the ..., 12 minutes ago

Twitter shuts down 1,25,000 accounts for promoting terrorism

Twitter has suspended over 1,25,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State militant group, “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts” even as handles of India-centric terrorist organisations and individuals on the micro-blogging site remain untouched. In a blog, the US-based firm said, “As the nature of the terrorist threat has changed, so has our ongoing work in this area. Since the middle of 2015 alone, we’ve suspended over 125,000 accounts for ...
 Rediff.com23 minutes ago Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism related accounts  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Veterans to take OROP fight to Supreme Court

The Indian ex-servicemen movement has decided to take the Narendra Modi government to court for what they claim is a non-implementation of the 'one rank one pension' as agreed by the ministry of defence.The veterans want the government to implement OROP as approved by the Koshiyari Committee of Parliament. The veterans have roped in experienced lawyer Ram Jethmalani to fight their case in the Supreme Court.A group of veterans led by Major General (retd) Satbir Singh have been ...
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IPL 9 auction: The best and biggest buys

The auction ahead of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League had in store something on expected lines, and some surprises.  Here's a look at the top buys. Shane WatsonRoyal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 9.5 crore) IMAGE: Australia's Shane Watson during a practice session. Photograph: Getty Images Shane Watson's century in the recent T20 against India in Sydney upped his stakes considerably. The former Rajasthan Royals captain was snapped up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a ...
 Rediff.com46 minutes ago IPL auction: The onus is on the owners...of course  Rediff.com1 hour ago

Working effectively with Obama can advance India's interest:US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi can advance the interest of Indian people by working "effectively" with US President Barack Obama, who will continue to look for ways to strengthen the bilateral relationship, the White House has said.  In the last year of his administration, Obama would continue working to strengthen India-US relationship, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. "I think that should be a good indication to you that, while obviously Prime Minister Modi takes ...
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Fully built desi trainer aircraft readies to fly

In a boost to ‘Make in India, the HTT-40 rolled out of the hangar with all its lights flashing and its cockpit powered on, reports Ajai Shukla. If all goes according to plan, the HTT-40 will complete its flight test programme in two years, and be inducted into the IAF from 2018. Photograph: @MoD/Twitter In an important milestone for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, its new basic trainer aircraft, the Hindustan Turbo Trainer -- 40 (HTT-40) rolled out for the first time from the hangar where it ...
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President, PM Modi review naval fleet

India’s naval might was on full display off the Visakhapatnam coast on Saturday as President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the naval fleet. President Pranab along with other VVIPs aboard the INS Sumitra reviewing the fleet review. Photograph: @PIBIndia/Twitter As the President embarked on an off shore patrol vessel -- the INS Sumitra, he inspected the fleet along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The upper deck of the ship was modified in order to ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Carry our message of global peace of brotherhood: President@ Fleet Review  Rediff.com1 hour ago Ships line up for President salute as International Fleet Review begins  Rediff.com3 hours ago How the Navy is guarding its biggest event ever  Rediff.com3 hours ago

Recipes: Choco Souffle, Strawberry Lassi Ice Cream

Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur shares two desserts recipes to sweeten things up. ALSO SEE Special recipes to impress your love! Love recipes: Chocolate Golgappas and Wine Rice How to make Mishti Doi Trifle Recipes: Candy Crush and Strawberry Basil Mocktail "One way to express love on this day is through foods of love. In my opinion, strawberries and chocolate are the good old ways to express how you feel," celebrity chef and author of A Chef in Every Home Kunal Kapur said. Strawberry Lassi Ice ...
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Indian-American Jindal endorses Rubio for president

Indian-American former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has endorsed the presidential campaign of Florida Senator Marco Rubio following his better than expected finish in Iowa Caucus. Jindal, 44, had dropped out of the White House race mid-November.  Rubio finished third in the Republican party's Iowa Caucus early this week. "I'm endorsing Marco Rubio to be our next president," Jindal said. ...
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Highly rated, performing consistently...and staying unsold

The Indian Premier League is more about emotions and whims than form and performance.  Players who are consistent and highly-rated don't find buyers while nondescript entities fetch solid rates.  Here are some top draws who went unsold in the first round of Saturday's auction ahead of the ninth edition of the Twenty20 league.  Martin Guptill IMAGE: New Zealand's Martin Guptill. Photograph: Getty Images Almost 2,000 runs in the shorter format. A total of 14 man-of-the-match ...
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