IAF plans grand Republic Day flypast

The Republic Day parade this year will have the “largest and grandest” flypast ever with a total of 75 aircraft and helicopters, including seven new Rafale fighters, to mark the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations. Both the flypast, which...

India to send troops for Africa peacekeeping operations

India will soon dispatch an infantry battalion for UN peacekeeping operations in the oil-rich Abyei region in Africa, which straddles northern and southern Sudan and is hotly contested by both.

Karnataka reports 32,793 new Covid cases

Bengaluru: Registering yet another spike in numbers, Karnataka logged 32,793 new Covid-19 cases and seven fatalities, taking the tally to 31,86,040 and the death count to 38,418. The state, which has been witnessing a steady surge in cases since...

Karnataka seeks nod to administer booster dose

In view of rising Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government has requested the Centre to allow the state to administer the booster dose of vaccine to prevent the third wave, state revenue minister R Ashok said. After the high-level meeting chaired...

Mamata writes to PM Modi on Bengal’s tableau exclusion

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing shock over the Central government’s decision to exclude Bengal’s tableaux from this year’s Republic Day Parade.

Bengal govt launches ration at doorstep scheme

Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal launched the ‘Duare Ration’ (ration at doorstep) scheme which the administration said will benefit around 10 crores of people of the state.

Vibrant Gujarat roadshow held in Mumbai

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a roadshow in Mumbai on November 26, for the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019

Manchester airport delivers major boost to north with new Mumbai connection

Jet Airways’ five-times-a-week service from Manchester to Mumbai took for the first time this morning, at a celebration attended by Aviation Minister, Baroness Liz Sugg and hundreds of guests from across the region.

Indian External Affairs Minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj met the sponsors and contributors of RPBD at a London hotel on 17th October. It included HE Ranjan Mathai, Mr S S Sidhu (Minister Coordination, IHC), Peers of Indian origin, such as Lord Navnit...

On the last day of Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the Indian diaspora was assured that the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. A number of representative groups for the Gujarati population...

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif the issue of safety and security of life and property of people belonging to the Sikh and other minority communities...

to the free, weekly Asian Voice email newsletter