IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns to India

Attari (Punjab), March 1 IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistanis two days ago after his MiG-21 crashed in Pakistani territory, returned to India on Friday night. Dressed in a blue coat, grey trousers and white shirt, he was received by senior Border Security Force officers at Zero Line that marks the India-Pakistan […]

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Two border projects in Tripura put on hold after BGB raises objection

Agartala, March 1  India’s two integrated border development projects worth Rs 29.47 crore along the Tripura-Bangladesh borders have not been executed as the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has raised objections, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told the Assembly on Friday. “Two Integrated Development Complexes (IDCs) were sanctioned by the Central government in May 2016 […]

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IAF officer killed in chopper crash cremated in Varanasi

Varanasi, March 1  The mortal remains of Indian Air Force flight engineer Vishal Pandey, who was one of the six persons killed in the Mi-17 transport chopper crash in Budgam district of Kashmir earlier this week, were consigned to flames at his native place in Varanasi, on Friday. In an emotionally surcharged atmosphere, the funeral […]

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By questioning air strikes, Mamata speaking Pakistan’s language: Bengal BJP chief

Kolkata, March 1  A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee questioned the success of Indian air strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camps in Pakistan, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Friday accused her of speaking in Pakistan’s language. On Thursday, Banerjee had demanded from the Centre the details of Tuesday’s IAF strikes in […]

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MiG-21s are vintage but Bisons are not hopelessly outdated, say experts

New Delhi, March 1 An MiG-21 shooting down an F-16 in a dogfight over Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday is being hailed as some sort of a military aviation feat, but experts said IAF aircraft might have belonged to the Soviet vintage, but its upgraded version Bison is certainly not completely […]

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Our hackers earned $19 mn in bug bounties in 2018: HackerOne

San Francisco, March 1  Hacker-powered security platform HackerOne on Friday said its community earned $19 million (nearly Rs 135 crore) in bounties in 2018 and hackers from India and the US alone accounted for 30 per cent of the total community. The hacker community has doubled year over year and the bug bounty last year […]

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YouTube tightens rules to keep sexual predators away from minors

San Francisco, March 1  In the face of allegations that YouTube is being used by paedophiles to target minors, the Google-owned video streaming platform said it is now disabling comments on videos featuring minors that could be at risk of attracting predatory behaviour. Due to the on-going paedophilia content controversy on YouTube, several international companies […]

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