I was not in charge at that time: Emmanuel Macron on Rafale row

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United Nations: French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the Rafale deal was a "government-to-government" discussion and he was not in power when the multi-billion dollar agreement for 36 fighter jets was signed between India and France. Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the...

Rafale Deal Better Than One Negotiated Earlier: Air Force Deputy Chief

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New Delhi: Amid a political slugfest over the Rafale deal, Air Force deputy chief Raghunath Nambiar on Tuesday said the people were being "misinformed" on the issue and that the current pact was "much better" than what was negotiated earlier. Nambiar, who test flew the Rafale jet in France last w...

Bids invited for debt-ridden Videocon under insolvency resolution process

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New Delhi: The resolution professional of debt-ridden Videocon Industries on Tuesday invited bids from prospective buyers to take control of the firm, which has interest ranging from consumer electronics to oil and gas. The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) of Videocon Industries Ltd...

Army chief: It's time to give it back to Pakistan, terrorists

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Welcoming the Centre’s decision to cancel talks with Pakistan, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Saturday said it is time to avenge the kind of barbarism meted out by the neighbouring country to ensure the “other side feel the same pain”. “We need to take stern action to avenge the kind of barbarism...

India successfully conducts interceptor missile test at night

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India successfully conducted an interceptor missile test off the Odisha coast Sunday night, achieving a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, defence sources said. The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island of the In...

Another surgical strike needed: Army chief

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In view of the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said yesterday that he believed there was a need for another surgical strike on terror launch pads across the Line of Control. In response to a question on whether there is a need for one more surgical strike, Gene...

Opposition leader Solih wins Maldives presidential election with 58.3% vote

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Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives' presidential election, results showed Monday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen, following a campaign observers said was rigged in the strongman's favour. Results released by the Elections Commission early Monday morning showe...

PM to launch Ayushman Bharat scheme Sunday from Jharkhand

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will roll out the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) from Jharkhand Sunday. The ambitious scheme, which was renamed the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan (PMJAY), aims to provide a coverage of Rs five lakh per family annuall...

France not involved in choice of Indian partners for Rafale: Full text

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The French government Friday said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale fighter jet deal, asserting that French companies have the full freedom to select Indian firms for the contract. The statement by the French government came following a French...