India, US to establish ambitious roadmap for defence industrial cooperation

New Delhi: India and the US have decided to establish an ambitious roadmap for defence industrial cooperation, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Monday after wide-ranging talks with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh. At a media briefing, Austin also described the India-US global strategic partnership as the “cornerstone” of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The…

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IIT Madras occupies top spot for 5th consecutive year; IISc Bengaluru ‘best university’

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras continued to bag the top spot in the National Institute Ranking Framework, 2023 for the fifth consecutive year, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has been ranked as the best university, according to the Ministry of Education. IISc Bengaluru has bagged the second spot in…

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Cause of Odisha train crash identified, aim to restore normal services by Wednesday: Rail Minister

Balasore: The root cause of the three-train crash in Odisha’s Balasore district and the people responsible for it have been identified, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday. He also said the Railways is aiming to restore normal services on the affected tracks by Wednesday. Talking to reporters at the accident site, the railway minister…

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Worst-ever trains collision at Balasore claims 261 lives, injuries to to 900, high-level probe ordered

Balasore/Bhubaneswar: The death toll in the tragic triple-train collision near Bahanaga Bazar railway station in Odisha’s Balasore district climbed up to 288 on Saturday as rescue teams recovered more bodies that were trapped inside the ill-fated trains. The Indian army has also been pressed into service as several passengers are still feared trapped. The casualty figures…

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