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‘Drastic changes’ needed in P75I tender — Russia on Indian Navy’s submarine plans

Moscow: As India’s ambitious plan to build six next generation conventional submarine faces multiple remain stuck, Russia Monday said that without “drastic changes” in the Indian Navy’s tender for Project 75 India (P75I), the programme will not succeed. Russia also pointed out that no Naval force in the world has the kind of submarines that India is seeking and hence the vessel has to be designed and built from the beginning. “The Swedish were the first one to pull out of the project. Then Germany and now France. We are also not participating,” Andrey Baranov, deputy director general, Foreign Economic Activities at the Rubin Design Bureau, Russia’s state-owned submarine designers, said while responding to a query by ThePrint. Baranov was speaking at the Army 2022, a defence exhibition ...
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Clinical trials of intranasal COVID vaccine over; data submitted to regulators

Clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s intranasal COVID vaccine candidate as a primary (two) dose and a heterologous booster dose have been completed and the data submitted for approval to national regulatory authorities.BBV154, the vaccine, has proven to be safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in controlled clinical trials, the vaccine maker said announcing submission of the data on completion of the trials in which nearly 4,000 volunteers participated. “On this 75th Independence Day, we are proud to announce successful completion of clinical trials for BBV154 intranasal vaccine. If approved, this vaccine will make it easier to deploy in mass immunization campaigns with an easy to administer formulation and delivery device,” Joint Managing Director Suchitra K. Ella said. Being intranasal,...
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PM’s call for making India a developed nation by 2047 inspirational, doable: Industry bodies – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for turning India into a developed nation by 2047 is inspirational and eminently doable, industry bodies said on Monday. Industry chambers also highlighted the key role to be played by India Inc in realising the prime minister's vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday set an ambitious target of making India a developed nation by 2047 and made a renewed pitch for cutting import dependence and boosting domestic manufacturing. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 76th Independence Day, Modi coined 'Panch Pran' or lifeblood resolves for the nation when it celebrates its 100th year of independence in 2047. The first of them is to make India a developed nation. "W...
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Indian Flag Unfurled 30 Km Above Earth In Space, Raja Chari Shares Photo Of Tricolour At ISS

On the occasion of India’s 76th Independence Day, Space Kidz India, an aerospace organisation creating young scientists for the country, unfurled the Indian flag in space, at a height of 30 kilometres above sea level, in order to celebrate 75 years of independence.  Recently, AzaadiSAT, a satellite developed by Space Kidz India, was launched into space as part of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO's) SSLV-D1 mission. However, the satellite was not placed into the intended orbit, as a result of which it is no longer functional.  Celebrating 75 Years of Independence by unfurling the Indian Flag @ 30 km in Near Space.@PMOIndia @narendramodi @DrJitendraSingh@isro @INSPACeIND@mygovindia#AzadiKaAmritMahotsov#HarGharTiranga pic.twitter.com/4ZIJMdSZE6 — S...
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Why 5G smartphones are not finding too many buyers in Southeast Asian countries – Times of India

5G is the technology that telecom companies and smartphone brands are betting big on in India. However, in some Asian countries 5G tech seems to be losing its sheen. The demand for 5G-compatible devices has nosedived in Southeast Asia, according to a report by research firm Canalys. "The demand for 5G devices has come to a standstill," said Canalys research analyst Chiew Le Xuan. The report is based on smartphone shipments for the second quarter of the year 2022. Overall the Southeast Asian smartphone shipments reached 24.5 million units, a 7% drop from the previous quarter. Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines are the five largest smartphone markets in this region. The five largest markets in the region stalled this quarter as a result of the industry experiencing sig...
Sports

NZ batter Martin Guptill crosses Rohit Sharma to become highest T20I run scorer

New Zealand batter Martin Guptill overtook Rohit Sharma on Sunday to become the highest run scorer in T20 International when he scored 15 runs against the West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston. The Kiwi batter now sits at 3,497 runs after his short innings on Sunday night. Coincidentally, Rohit had crossed Guptill as the leading run-scorer after scoring 64 in the first T20I against the same opposition in July. Rohit (3,487) and third-placed Virat Kohli (3,308) will get the chance to move to the top when India take part in the Asia Cup later this month. In the match, a 102-run opening wicket stand between Brandon Kings and Shamarh Brook helped West Indies beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the third T20I to prevent a clean sweep of the three-match series. Martin Guptill to the top! T...
Opinion

An event to flag

The national flag was a slight changeover from the swaraj flag which was first hoisted at the Indian National Congress Session in Calcutta in 1911 by the late Dadabhai Naoroji The national flag was a slight changeover from the swaraj flag which was first hoisted at the Indian National Congress Session in Calcutta in 1911 by the late Dadabhai Naoroji As the nation celebrates ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, with the accompanying - ‘ Har Ghar Tiranga’, we must, while saluting the flag, ponder over the events that led to the birth of this great national emblem. The Constituent Assembly made an invaluable contribution in giving us this great national flag. The debates and events that took place in its adoption were thus.On July 22 July, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru moved the following Resolution befo...
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Myanmar Court Convicts Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi In More Corruption Cases: Report

New Delhi: A Myanmar court on Monday convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in more corruption cases and added six years to the prison sentence, as reported by AP. The trial was held in secret, with no entrance for media or people in general, and her legal counselors were forbidden by a gag order from uncovering data about the proceedings.  Suu Kyi was claimed to have mishandled her position to rent public land at underneath market costs and to have fabricated a home with donations implied for charitable purposes in four corruption cases decided Monday. She received sentences of three years for each of the four counts, yet the sentences for three of them will be served simultaneously, giving her a total of six additional years in jail. She denied every o...
‘Ball in Indian govt’s court’ — Nagaland group NSCN-IM sticks to separate flag & constitution demand
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‘Ball in Indian govt’s court’ — Nagaland group NSCN-IM sticks to separate flag & constitution demand

Guwahati: The separatist National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) Sunday reiterated that it would be sticking by its demand for a separate flag and constitution.  “The Naga flag and constitution are indivisible parts of the recognised sovereignty and unique history. We believe the Indian leaders, too, understand it,” Thuingaleng Muivah, NSCN-IM’s ato kilonser (which means prime minister), said Monday at the “76th Naga Independence Day” at Camp Hebron.  “The ball is now in the court of the Government of India to make the right move and to fulfil the commitment given to the Nagas,” Muivah said, adding that a ceasefire without political negotiations held no meaning. Back in April, A.K. Mishra, the central government’s interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, had conveyed...
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Indigenous artillery gun salute, flag hoisting across continents: How the Indian armed forces observed the 76th I-Day

While the 21-gun salute with the homegrown ATAGS howitzers was the highlight of the 76th Independence Day celebrations held at the Red Fort on Monday, the Indian armed forces were also busy with a host of other events to mark the occasion, including making commemorative visits to foreign ports across six continents. All three wings of the armed forces – the Army, Navy and Air Force – had ramped up preparations early on for this year’s Independence Day celebrations. On Monday, visitors at the Red Fort, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the newly sworn-in President Droupadi Murmu and other Cabinet ministers, witnessed a gallant display of bravery by the Indian military. After inspecting the Guard of Honour, which comprised one officer and 20 men each from the Army, Navy Air Force an...
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Constitution dispels notion that delivery of justice is sole responsibility of courts: CJI Ramana | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Monday said the executive, legislature and the judiciary are "equal repositories" of constitutional trust, and the Constitution dispels the notion that delivery of justice is the responsibility of courts only. The CJI, who hoisted the national flag at the Supreme Court premises here on the 76th Independence Day, referred to Article 38 of the Constitution on the Directive Principles of State Policy and said it was the responsibility of the state to secure a social order in which "justice, social, economic and political," are rendered. "Under the constitutional framework, each organ has been given a unique obligation. The notion that justice is only the responsibility of the court is dispelled by Article 38 of the Indian Constitution which m...
Culture

Video | PM Modi Leads Celebrations Of India’s 75 Years Of Independence

PM Narendra Modi, leading the celebrations for 75 years of Independence today, set the people a series of goals for the next 25 years. India, he said, must become a developed nation before it marks the Centenary of Independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to focus their energy on the five resolutions of making India a developed nation, removing every trace of bondage, taking pride in its heritage and unity, and fulfilling their duties in the next 25 years. Source link
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India is still the ultimate challenge for Australia: Glenn McGrath | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Legendary Australia pacer Glenn McGrath feels that playing a Test series in India, scheduled to be held next year, is going to be the ultimate challenge for Pat Cummins & Co. McGrath was also appreciative of Australia's recent performances in Test trips to Pakistan and Sri Lanka, saying that the side has started to understand sub-continental conditions. Australia will tour India as part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy tentatively in February-March 2023, with an aim to win the series in a country where they have never won after the 2-1 triumph in October-November 2004. The side won the three-match Test series in Pakistan 1-0 in March and were held to a 1-1 draw in a two-match Test series in Sri Lanka in July. "Obviously the single biggest challenge for Australia is coming to...
Politics

Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt And Mouni Roy Pen Heartfelt Birthday Note For Ayan Mukerji

New Delhi: 'Brahmastra' director Ayan Mukerji, who is all geared up for the release of his sci-fi thriller drama in September, celebrates his birthday on August 15. On the occasion, wishes are pouring in from all corners but what has caught our attention is filmmaker Karan Johar's heartwarming birthday post for Ayan. Karan Johar is producing Ayan's film 'Brahmastra: Part 1' under his banner of Dharma Productions. Taking to his Instagram, Karan shared an endearing picture with Ayan where the birthday boy can be seen resting his head on Karan's shoulder as he dozes off while Karan looks upwards.  Sharing the picture, Karan wrote, "Love is such a strong feeling and emotion… it can be divided and yet felt in abundance… I love you Ayan and feel protective about you as much a...
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Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi on more corruption charges – Times of India

BANGKOK: A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges on Monday and sentenced her to an additional six years in prison, a legal official said. The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access for media or the public, and her lawyers were forbidden by a gag order from revealing information about the proceedings. In the four corruption cases decided Monday, Suu Kyi was alleged to have abused her position to rent public land at below market prices and to have built a residence with donations meant for charitable purposes. She received sentences of three years for each of the four counts, but the sentences for three of them will be served concurrently, giving her a total of six more years in prison. She denied al...
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Why a sweetmeat could land people in jail in pre-independent Kolkata

For a sweetmeat that could land you in jail, Jai Hind Sandesh is fairly innocuous looking. It is a three-layered sandesh, orangish pink at the top, milky white in the middle and pistachio green at the bottom. A bite doesn’t spell danger either. It’s like any other flavoured sandesh in any half-decent Kolkata sweet shop. But Swapan Kumar Das, 6th generation owner of one of Kolkata’s oldest mishti shop or moyra dokaan (traditional sweetmeat artisans), insists that back in the 1940s, getting caught selling Jai Hind sandesh could have landed his predecessors in jail. Jai Hind sandesh is like any other flavoured sandesh in any half-decent Kolkata sweet shop. “My grandfather Manmatha Das first made the sandesh in 1941 or 1942. The freedom movement was at its peak at that time. The idea was t...
French President Emmanuel Macron congratulates India on its Independence Day
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French President Emmanuel Macron congratulates India on its Independence Day

Paris [France], August 15 (ANI): French President, Emmanuel Macron congratulated India on its 76th Independence day as he assured strengthened bilateral ties with the country. Hailing India’s stunning achievement for the last 75 years, Macron said, “Dear friend @NarendraModi, dear people of India, congratulations on your Independence Day! As you proudly celebrate India’s stunning achievements in the past 75 years, you can count on France to always stand by your side,” taking to Twitter. India and France have traditionally close and friendly relations. The areas of Defence and Security Cooperation, Space cooperation, and Civil nuclear cooperation constitute the principal pillars of our Strategic Partnership with France. India and France are increasingly engaged in new areas of coo...
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Indian mission in Kathmandu marks 75 years of India’s Independence

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 15 (ANI): The 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence was celebrated at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu on August 15, 2022. The celebration was part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ which is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate 75 years of progressive India and remarkable achievements by Indians in all spheres of human endeavour. The celebrations began with the hoisting of the national flag by the Ambassador of India, Naveen Srivastava, who read out the message of the President of India on the occasion. The President’s message highlighted the progress in various fields in the past 75 years and paid tribute to freedom fighters who laid their lives for the independence of India, stated a release by the Indian Mission in Nepal. During the cel...
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PM Modi’s attack on nepotism linked to BJP’s internal issues: Congress

Speaking to reporters at the party’s headquarters, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said Modi sounds increasingly “jaded” as promises made by him since taking office in 2014 are “troubling him now”. The country, which was “expecting” a report card on the promises, is “disappointed” with the speech, Khera said. “The PM has become a victim of his own words and sounds jaded now. His promises are now troubling him. What happened to the promise of doubling the income of farmers, housing for all, the promise to bring back black money?” Khera asked. On Modi identifying nepotism as a big challenge facing the country, Khera said it was not appropriate to make political statements on the occasion of Independence Day, but “traditions are being changed, led by the prime minister himself”. “The ...