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L&T, Punj Lloyd plan to tap Rs 2 lakh-cr defence orders

L&T, Punj Lloyd plan to tap Rs 2 lakh-cr defence orders

With the government approval for a new strategic partnership policy in the defence sector, domestic manufacturers are hopeful of exploring huge order book opportunities.

Coastal protection rules to be diluted: Bonanza for tourism, realty sectors

Coastal protection rules to be diluted: Bonanza for tourism, realty sectors

The National Democratic Alliance has drafted a complete overhaul of the environmental regulations that protect India’s 7,500-kilometre coastal belt from overdevelopment and exploitation.

Tweak in UDAN to woo more airlines

Tweak in UDAN to woo more airlines

The government is planning to allow a slew of relaxations under its Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme to boost connectivity to under-served routes. It also hopes to attract airlines to the loss-making regional aviation sector.

Two blasts at transport terminal in Jakarta, casualties feared

Two blasts at transport terminal in Jakarta, casualties feared

Two explosions went off near a crowded bus station in the eastern part of the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, police said. Eyewitnesses reported many casualties.

US more than halves military aid to Pak, keeps option open to call it loan

US more than halves military aid to Pak, keeps option open to call it loan

The Trump administration has slashed its foreign military financing (FMF) to Pakistan from $255 million to $100 million for the 2018 financial year

Army says it conducted punitive assaults along Pak LoC, releases video

Army says it conducted punitive assaults along Pak LoC, releases video

Though the Indian Army did not give much operational details of the retributive assault across the Line of Control (LoC) against Pakistan Army positions in Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir unrest: Took step to save locals, says Major Leetul Gogoi

Kashmir unrest: Took step to save locals, says Major Leetul Gogoi

After the Jammu and Kashmir Police refused to quash the First Information Report (FIR) against him for tying a man to the bonnet of his jeep to serve as a ‘human shield’, Major Leetul Gogoi on Tuesday defended his act by saying that he took the step “to save the local people.”

Manchester attack: 22 dead; kids missing from concert, here is what we know

Manchester attack: 22 dead; kids missing from concert, here is what we know

A massive attack shook Manchester today that killed at least 22 people. Reportedly 50 others have been injured. The ‘terrorist attack’ took place at a concert of pop star Ariana Grande in the Manchester city in the UK.

HAL test flies second prototype of light chopper

HAL test flies second prototype of light chopper

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) conducted the first flight of its Light Utility Helicopter’s (LUH) second prototype here without a hitch, said the defence behemoth on Tuesday.

More Rafale fighters for India? Dassault hopes to start talks by year end

More Rafale fighters for India? Dassault hopes to start talks by year end

French planemaker Dassault Aviation SA hopes to start talks with India by the end of the year for additional sales of its Rafale fighter jet, before full negotiations in 2018, Chief Executive Eric Trappier said in Geneva on Sunday.