Govt clears proposal to procure Barak surface-to-air missiles for Navy

Our Correspondent Government has approved procurement of a fresh batch of Barak surface-to-air missiles for Naval warships to enhance India’s maritime capability. A meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi yesterday, approved capital acquisition proposals totalling over 860 crore rupees, including for the purchase of Barak … Continue reading Govt clears proposal to procure Barak surface-to-air missiles for Navy

Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar died

AMN India’s Ace Hindustani classical vocalist and Padma Bhusahan awardee, Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai Monday evening. She was 84. She was considered to be one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and is an innovator of the Jaipur gharana, or a community of musicians sharing a distinctive musical style. Kishori Amonkar … Continue reading Ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar died

Davis Cup: Yuki Bhambri ruled out of India’s tie against Uzbekistan

In a big setback to the Indian Davis Cup team, the country’s leading singles player Yuki Bhambri was today ruled out of the upcoming tie against Uzbekistan due to a knee injury. The development on the first day of the preparatory camp means that at least one of the two reserve members — either Leander … Continue reading Davis Cup: Yuki Bhambri ruled out of India’s tie against Uzbekistan

Federer wins Miami Open, beats Nadal in straight sets

Roger Federer continued his recent mastery of Rafa Nadal when he beat his great rival 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Miami Open. Federer, peerless this year after returning from a six-month injury absence, broke once in each set on the Crandon Park hardcourt for his fourth consecutive victory over the Spaniard. Nadal still … Continue reading Federer wins Miami Open, beats Nadal in straight sets