AIR News

  • An Indian Navy ship has helped a vessel from Cyprus with 27 Indian crew members after it was chased by three skiffs 70 nautical miles off Muscat. Navy spokesperson Captain D K Sharma said in New Delhi yesterday that an Indian Navy ship Trikand rescued MV Kamlesh after it was chased by the skiffs at around 0230 hours on Thursday.

  • An Indian Air Force aircraft with relief material for distribution among the displaced persons in Myanmar's restive Rakhine State landed in Yangon yesterday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that Indian Air Force aircraft landed with 3,000 family relief packs consisting of daily essentials including rice, oil, salt, sugar, soap, etc.

  • The 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council will be held under the Chairmanship of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi today. The meeting will discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations.

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May failed today to make any breakthrough in Brexit talks with the European Union, as time runs out to move the negotiations into a critical second phase before the end of the year. At a summit in Brussels, May met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leaders of Belgium, Denmark, Lithuania and European Council President Donald Tusk, seeking to move the talks onto future relations between Britain and the EU, especially their trade ties.

  • 25 Nov 2017

    On the penultimate day of the AIBA women youth boxing championship in Guwahati, 3 Indian pugilists will play in their Semi Final matches today.Nitu will up against China's Yuan Nie in 45-48 kg.

  • India has strongly condemned the heinous act of terrorism that has claimed innocent lives in Bir-al-Abed, North Sinai in Egypt today. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, in this hour of tragedy, the government and the people of India stand by the government and the people of Egypt.

  • Prime Minister Theresa May urged the EU to "step forward together" with Britain today. The embattled British premier was set to meet EU President Donald Tusk on the sidelines of a summit with ex-Soviet states in Brussels in a bid to unlock negotiations on a future trade deal.

  • The UN has said conditions for Rohingya refugees to safely return to Myanmar from Bangladesh are not in place.The UN refugee agency, UNHCR , said this in a statement in Geneva today, a day after the two countries announced repatriation would begin in two months.

  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has said that national security agencies from across the world must forge greater collaboration to ward off Cyber threats and work together to counter cyber criminals including terrorists. Speaking at the ministerial forum of countries participating in the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi today, Mr Doval said that the present cyber challenges are unique as terror groups are using Internet at far greater level than before.

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that India is committed to an open, safe, secure, inclusive, democratic and dynamic cyber space. Delivering the valedictory address at the closing ceremony of the Global Conference on Cyber Space in New Delhi today, Ms Swaraj said, the Digital India programme is focused on three key vision areas infrastructure, Governance and digital empowerment.

  • Union Minister for Roads, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Central government has decided to promote green energy and green fuels. Calling bio-CNG, ethanol and methanol cost-effective, pollution-free and import substitute alternatives, Nitin Gadkari said the use of these alternative fuels will boost the agriculture sector and create new jobs.

  • In Assam, a delegation of the ruling BJP will visit Assam Nagaland border on 26th and 27th of this month under party President Ranjeet Kumar Dass. The delegation will take stock of the situation at border areas and also meet local people to assure them that territorial integrity of Assam will not be disturbed by proposed Nagalim.

  • In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have arrested a Pakistani terrorist belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) from a forest area in Kupwara district today. An Army official said in Srinagar today that LeT terrorist was arrested during a joint search operation by the Army and the police in Magam area.

  • Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig.(Dr.) B.D.

  • Engineers from the Indian Army have started work on three foot-overbridges (FOBs) at suburban stations in Mumbai after the Railways gave necessary approvals. The Army engineers have begun piling and foundation work for FOBs at Elphinstone Road on the Western Railway, and Currey Road and Ambivli on the Central Railway after obtaining necessary approvals from the transport PSU.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned the terror attack on an Egyptian mosque that claimed over 200 lives and said India supports the fight against terrorism. The prime minister in a tweet strongly condemned the barbaric terrorist attack on a place of worship in Egypt.

  • In Egypt, at least 235 people were killed and 109 others injured when a bomb exploded near a mosque during Friday prayers in restive North Sinai region.

  • Three Indians entered the finals at the AIBA Youth women's World Boxing Championships in Guwahati today.

  • Government will restructure Sports Authority of India to streamline it and involve more professionals in the body.Talking to reporters in New Delhi today, Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, fifty percent of its staff will be reduced by 2022 and several services will be outsourced.

  • Government today said, the Centre will soon make it obligatory for all State DISCOMS to ensure 24 hours power supply to all the consumers. Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh said this while unveiling a roadmap of bidding of solar and wind energy capacity at a function in New Delhi.