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    First time: CRPF gets sanction to install sanitary pad dispensers for women in combat

    India | July 21, 2019 15:02 IST

    Funds have been sanctioned to procure a total of 288 pad vending machines and as many incinerators to scientifically dispose of used sanitary napkins. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has also been authorised to purchase 783 steel frame stands for drying clothes for all its six 'mahila' battalions, 15 special anti-riot units of the Rapid Action Force and training institutions. 

  •   Using a technology called ribosome display, researchers

    Six antibodies with 'dual diagnostics' capability discovered to combat Zika virus

    Science | November 30, 2018 17:01 IST

      The antibodies "may have the dual utility as diagnostics capable of recognising Zika virus subtypes and may be further developed to treat Zika virus infection," said Ravi Durvasula from Loyola University in the US.

  • IAF enhances night flying by combat jets to boost strike

    IAF enhances night flying by combat jets to boost strike power

    India | October 02, 2017 22:29 IST

    The IAF has decided to raise night flying by its combat jets from the current around 30 per cent in all its frontline bases to have a major tactical advantage over its adversaries

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    TROPEX: Forces conduct month-long major exercise to test combat readiness

    India | February 26, 2017 19:55 IST

    In a bid to validate operational warfighting concepts, the Indian Navy has carried out Theater Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) which saw the participation of its strategic assets including nuclear-powered submarine and aircraft carrier INS Vi

  • pakistan targets funding sources of madrasas to combat

    Pakistan targets funding sources of madrasas to combat terror

    World | September 07, 2015 21:58 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan has frozen more than 200 bank accounts of unregistered religious seminaries in a bid to break the nexus between militants and those who provide them funds.The initiative is part of National Action Plan

  • make in india for 90 medium combat jets

    'Make in India' for 90 medium combat jets

    India | August 03, 2015 8:47 IST

    New Delhi:  In another major step towards self reliance in the defence sector, a plan is being finalised to produce 90 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) in India, informed sources said.A Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • nari shakti combat role to lady officers in armed forces

    Nari Shakti: Combat role to lady officers in armed forces still a distant dream

    India | February 05, 2015 9:40 IST

    New Delhi: The India Army may have displayed ‘Nari Shakti' (women power) on the occasion of Republic Day, but it is still not ready to give these brave lady officers combat roles.If reports are to

  • key maharashtra police post to combat terrorism downgraded

    Key Maharashtra Police post to combat terrorism downgraded

    India | January 31, 2015 17:33 IST

    Mumbai: A key post created in the Maharashtra Police to combat terrorism and the Maoist menace in the state after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was downgraded within four months, an RTI query has revealed.The

  • nato ends combat mission in afghanistan

    NATO ends combat mission in Afghanistan

    World | December 29, 2014 7:49 IST

    Kabul: The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Sunday formally ended its 13-year-old combat mission in Afghanistan.In a ceremony held here, US commander of ISAF General John F. Campbell said: "Today marks an end

  • appreciate saudi arabia s role in combating is says obama

    Appreciate Saudi Arabia's role in combating IS, says Obama

    World | November 20, 2014 6:51 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday lauded Saudi Arabia's contribution to the global fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation.Obama met the Saudi prince Mitib bin Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud at

  • british jets return after iraq combat mission

    British jets return after Iraq combat mission

    World | September 28, 2014 11:31 IST

    Nicosia: Two British Tornado fighter-bombers returned to base in Cyprus after their first combat mission over Iraq since the parliament authorised military action against the Islamic State (IS).According to eyewitnesses, the planes took off early

  • dengue blocking mosquito released in brazil

    Dengue-blocking mosquito released in Brazil

    World | September 25, 2014 8:58 IST

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian researchers have freed a batch of mosquitoes infected with a dengue-blocking bacteria they hope can combat the tropical disease naturally.Scientists at the Rio de Janeiro-based Fiocruz research institute are taking part

  • un mission team to combat ebola arrives in africa

    UN mission team to combat Ebola arrives in Africa

    World | September 23, 2014 6:26 IST

    United Nations: An advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has arrived in Ghana's capital Accra to set up the operation's headquarters, a UN spokesman said on Monday.Another advance team

  • russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism

    Russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism

    World | September 16, 2014 7:16 IST

    Moscow: Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.Russia insists that the fight against terrorism and

  • unicef helps sierra leone combat ebola

    Unicef helps Sierra Leone combat Ebola

    World | September 06, 2014 12:03 IST

    Freetown: With funds from the World Bank, Unicef has facilitated the delivery of medicines and other supplies worth over $825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.A chartered UN cargo

  • iaf chief arup raha hints at induction of women officers in

    IAF Chief Arup Raha hints at induction of women officers in combat roles

    India | August 20, 2014 10:21 IST

    New Delhi: Induction of women officers in combat roles in the Indian Air Force (IAF) now seems possible. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha indicated this in an interview with India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) when

  • un pledges to help kenya combat terrorism

    UN pledges to help Kenya combat terrorism

    World | June 28, 2014 21:43 IST

    Nairobi: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said the world body is determined to work with the Kenyan government in combating terrorism."It is my hope that under President Kenyatta's leadership, Kenya will enjoy prosperity, peace,

  • iaf has much less combat jets than sanctioned strength

    IAF has 'much less' combat jets than sanctioned strength: Browne

    India | October 04, 2013 16:53 IST

    New Delhi: The IAF is operating with “much less” aircraft than its authorised strength of 42 combat squadrons and in case of any further delay in the proposed 126 fighter jet deal, the force levels

  • women will not be given combat role in indian army as of now

    Women will not be given combat role in Indian army as of now

    India | April 17, 2013 10:19 IST

    New Delhi, Apr 17: Around 200 new vacancies for granting permanent commission to women officers will be created in army but they will have to wait for some more time before getting combat roles, an

  • us offers india help in combating violence against women

    US offers India help in combating violence against women

    World | January 04, 2013 15:00 IST

    Washington, Jan 4: In the wake of the gang-rape of an Indian woman, the United States has offered to help India strengthen public and private organizations working to combat violence against women."Our goal is, whether

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