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India one step closer to purchasing 145 M777 Howitzer guns

India one step closer to purchasing 145 M777 Howitzer guns

The Defence Ministry has reportedly given the final clearance for the much awaited M777 howitzer guns deal. The deal for the purchase of 145 US Ultra-Light Howitzers from BAE Systems will cost around Rs 5,000 crore subject to clearance from the Finance Ministry and Cabinet Committee on Security. That the deal is the first for guns after the Bofors only adds weight to how important such an acquisition will be for the Indian Army, which is struggling with insufficient artillery. The M777 ..., 11 minutes ago

Pak violates ceasefire in Noushera, Indian Army retaliates

Pakistan Army on Tuesday violated the ceasefire by targeting Indian Army positions with mortar and small arms fire in Noushera sector of Rajouri district, prompting the army to give a ‘befitting response’. “From 10 am, Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Noushera sector of Rajouri district by targeting our positions with mortar bombs and small arms fire,” an army officer said. He said the army was giving a ‘befitting response’ to the ...
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Stokes brings the 'X factor', says England captain Cook

IMAGE: Ben Stokes of England. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images. England cricket captain Alastair Cook says all-rounder Ben Stokes gives England the "X factor" and put his improvement down to the work he has done to play against spin. Stokes won man of the match for his performance in England's thrilling 22-run victory in the first test against Bangladesh in Chittagong. He took six wickets, including two in three balls to seal victory on the final day, and scored a crucial 85 runs in ...
 Rediff.com24 minutes ago Ben Stokes strikes to foil Bangladesh's fairy tale  Taipei Times Online14 hours ago Bangladesh heartbreak as England win thriller  PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com14 hours ago

A letter to my daughter regarding Trump

I am so sorry that the world I've brought you into is one in which not only is Donald Trump possible, but possibly the next President of the United States. I had hoped that by this point in history, we would be better than this. Apparently, we're not. Read ...
 Rediff.com25 minutes ago Donald Trump audible at the line? Tom Brady says yes  Washington Times14 hours ago Eli Manning denied using 'Trump' as an audible after field mics caught the questionable call on air  Business Insider14 hours ago N.C. poll shows Clinton, Trump in virtual tie  USA Today14 hours ago

This is what will happen to the prize money if Bob Dylan doesn't accept his Nobel

Trust Bob Dylan to do what any person supposedly in their right mind wouldn't. It's no secret that Bob Dylan hasn't responded to him being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Yup, the musical great hasn't even acknowledged the prestigious award, set aside the fact that he is the first musician in history to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Bob's silence ever since the announcement can only mean that he doesn't care either for the award money, or the acknowledgement.Under the ...
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Kashmir logjam: BJP's Yashwant Sinha leads team to initiate talks with Hurriyat

A five-member civil society delegation led by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday met hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in an attempt to break the three-month impasse in Kashmir triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July. IMAGE: Yashwant Sinha led a five-member team to SAS Geelani's home in Kashmir. Photograph: ANI/Twitter The delegation led by Sinha called on Geelani at his residence in Hyderpora area of the summer ...
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SC refuses to define 'Hindutva', says will not re-consider 1995 judgment

The Supreme Court, which is hearing a contentious matter relating to electoral malpractices arising out of its 1995 judgment, popularly known as the ‘Hindutva’ verdict, on Tuesday said it would not examine the issue of religion at this stage. “We will not go into the larger debate as to what is Hindutva or what is its meaning. We will not re-consider the 1995 judgment and also not examine Hindutva or religion at this stage,” a seven-judge constitution bench headed ...
 Rediff.com58 minutes ago Hindutva verdict: SC not to go into issue of Hinduism  Rediff.com1 hour ago

India to host 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup on October 6-28

IMAGE: India’s U-19 football squad. Photograph: AIFF.. India will stage the Under-17 football World Cup from October 6 to 28 next year, the sport's world governing body FIFA announced on Tuesday while ratifying Kolkata as the sixth venue for the mega-event after an inspection in Kolkata. The draw for the mega-event, to be held across six venues in India, will take place on July 7. "We first came here two years ago to see the stadium. The work that has done has been staggering. I am ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Indian police kill at least 21 Maoists in battle  Taipei Times Online14 hours ago

PIX: Anushka, Kareena watch Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Filmmaker Karan Johar held a special screening of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil on Sunday, October 23, in Mumbai. While only Anushka Sharma was present from the cast, KJo's good friend and mommy-to-be Kareena Kapoor Khan also attended the star-studded screening. Take a look.   Anushka Sharma arrives with her parents Ajay Kumar and Ashima.   Kareena Kapoor Khan arrives with Sanjay Kapoor's daughter Shanaya.   Karan Johar's close friend Gauri Khan attends the screening sans ...
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Cyrus Mistry rubbishes rumours about suing Tatas for his ouster

Amid all the frenzy surrounding his ouster as Tata Sons' chairman, Cyrus Mistry today issued a press statement.The statement reads, "Events of the past 24 hours obviously involve an element of sensitivity if not surprise. They need time for being assessed. As and when a public statement becomes necessary, it would be made.""Neither the SP Group nor Mr Cyrus Mistry has made any statement yet. While the circumstances are being studied, there is no basis to media speculation about litigation at ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Tata family member or a Ratan Tata loyalist to replace Cyrus Mistry?  Rediff.com2 hours ago This isn't a court hearing, Cyrus Mistry was told when he objected  Rediff.com3 hours ago Cyrus Mistry's stint as chairman is the shortest ever at Tata group  Rediff.com4 hours ago
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