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Govt mulling enhanced security for airports, fears potential terror attacks

Govt mulling enhanced security for airports, fears potential terror attacks

India is putting in place a comprehensive defense mechanism to shield its airports against potential terror attacks after an assessment that extremist groups might choose soft targets, such as “vulnerable” public installations and aviation hubs.

Modi, Hasina sign 22 pacts; India extends $4.5 billion new line of credit to Bangladesh

Modi, Hasina sign 22 pacts; India extends $4.5 billion new line of credit to Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh today signed 22 agreements in strategic sectors like defence and civil nuclear cooperation during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India.

Air India and IndiGo flights in near-miss at Delhi airport

Air India and IndiGo flights in near-miss at Delhi airport

A major accident was averted at Delhi airport today when an Air India and IndiGo aircraft came close to each other.

Air India to resume flight services to Shimla

Air India to resume flight services to Shimla

State-owned Air India is all set to resume flight services to Shimla, almost five years after the carrier discontinued operations from the hill-locked aerodrome.

Emirates introduces tablet loan service to US-bound First, Business Class customers

Emirates introduces tablet loan service to US-bound First, Business Class customers

In an attempt to arrest decline in passengers due to a recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights, its First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’ US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight.

India has never used me against China: Dalai Lama

India has never used me against China: Dalai Lama

Amid Beijing’s strident protests, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said that India has never used him against China and urged that country to give Tibet meaningful “self-rule” and “autonomy”

Better late than never: Why Trump should have invited Modi to Mar-a-Lago before Xi Jinping

Better late than never: Why Trump should have invited Modi to Mar-a-Lago before Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to President Trump’s estate at Mar-a-Lago, starting tomorrow, is a welcome development.

Pakistan welcomes US mediation after India rejects it

Pakistan welcomes US mediation after India rejects it

Pakistan has welcomed the US offer to help de-escalate tensions with India, saying “any positive role” America plays to bring peace and stability in South Asia can serve the region well, according to a media report today

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC, third violation in 24 hours

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC, third violation in 24 hours

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and shelled forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today, the third such violation in 24 hours

Israel PM warns enemies at missile defence ceremony

Israel PM warns enemies at missile defence ceremony

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning Israel’s enemies not to test the Jewish state at a ceremony inaugurating a joint US-Israeli missile interceptor.