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Century Of Service Between Them, IAF Says Its MiG-21 Just Scored World’s 1st F-16 Kill

In a Cold War wet dream that has at once stunned and captured the imagination of international security watchers across the world, the Indian Air Force today declared that a MiG-21 Bison fighter managed to shoot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16D on Wednesday morning over the restive Line of Control that separates Jammu & Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The MiG-21, from the Indian Air Force’s 51 Squadron ‘Sword Arms’ […]

Flights to India and Pakistan cancelled, rerouted amid rising tensions

Major airlines were cancelling and rerouting flights to Pakistan and India Wednesday amid rising tensions between the two countries. The airlines, including Emirates, Air Canada and Qatar Airways, suspended flights after Pakistan closed its airspace. Flight trackers showed that some even had to turn back mid-route. Later on Wednesday, airlines began restarting their services, but on alternate routes. Air Canada explained in an email to Global News that all flights […]

IAF jets strike and destroy Jaish camp across LoC, 200 killed: Sources

Indian Air Force fighter planes struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the Line of Control in Balakote, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa early on Tuesday morning, intelligence sources have said. The IAF used Mirage-2000 jets with laser-guided bombs causing an estimated casualty of 200-300, the sources said. The laser guided bombs are built with Israeli technology and were first used in Kargil. The air strike happened around 3.30 am. Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020

New Delhi (CNN) There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care. India’s medical tourism industry could grow by 200% by 2020, hitting $9 billion, according to Ministry of Tourism figures. As it tries to expand the industry, the country is trying to make it easier for people to come for medical reasons. It’s […]

Wealth of richest 9 Indians equivalent to bottom 50% of population: Oxfam study

A study conducted by Oxfam on Monday revealed that the fortunes of Indian billionaires increased by Rs 2,200 crore a day last year, with the top 1 per cent of the country’s richest getting richer by 39 per cent, while the bottom-half of the population saw an increase of just 3 per cent in their wealth. Oxfam, the international rights group, also said in its annual study that globally, the […]

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli & Co script history, break 70-year-old jinx

A dominant India won a historic first-ever series in Australia on Monday with a 2-1 victory after play in the fourth and final Test in Sydney was abandoned due to rain. Australia were still 316 runs behind when the match was called off as a draw, leaving India with a series triumph after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne. Australia were all set to resume their second innings on six without […]

Manipur Journalist Detained for Calling CM Biren Singh a Puppet of PM Modi

A television journalist has been detained for criticising the BJP government on social media under laws intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in Delhi. Kishorechandra Wangkhem was working for a television channel in the Manipur when he uploaded several video clips last month calling the state’s BJP chief minister, N Biren Singh, a “puppet” of the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is nothing but […]

India vs Australia: India Beat Australia For 1st Test Win Down Under In 10 Years

India scripted history on Monday by registering a win in the opening Test of a series in Australia for the very first time by clinching a victory over the hosts by 31 runs on day five at the Adelaide Oval. Australia’s tail fought valiantly on the final day of the Test, almost pulling off the impossible but India kept pegging away to finally clinch a much-deserved win on Australian soil. […]

Jaisalmer -Once a jewel of Rajasthan has lost its charm for travellers

It was once a much sought-after destination for tourists who wanted to experience camel safaris, golden sands, mesmerising dunes, and the rich culture and heritage of the Thar desert. Then came the Khalistan Movement of 1986 and since the borders of Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district were bound on the west and southwest by Pakistan, tourists weren’t permitted beyond 45 km of this World Heritage City. Around 2/3rd of the district was […]

Best places to visit in Munnar to witness blooming Neelakurinji

Every year during the season of the bloom, travel agencies see a huge growth in the holiday bookings to the hill station Munnar, as travellers gather to witness the magnetism of the rare blooming of ‘Neelakurinji’ flowers. Starting late July, the Anamalai hills near Munnar in Kerala will be clad in purplish blue neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) which bursts into flower once in 12 years. Thousands of visitors flock to Munnar […]