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The L&T officials showed the minister the different manoeuvres of the K-9 Vajra-T, a tracked self-propelled howitzer. Singh sat in the vehicle on which the gun was mounted and was driven around the Hazira complex. The gun weighs 50 tonnes and can fire 47kg bombs at 43-kilometre distant targets.

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  • The government’s own press release defines the CDS appointment as a “landmark” decision. CDS will give “effective leadership” to the services at the top level of decision making, improve coordination amongst the three services, and prepare them better to deal with rapidly changing security environment and the changing nature of warfare.

    President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several union ministers on Wednesday paid tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on hi...

    Shikhar Dhawan, who will be leading Delhi in their Ranji Trophy game against Hyderabad, is back after recovering from a knee injury sustained during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which required 25 stitches.

    Sent home from Australia after the chat show controversy at the beginning of the year, Rahul ends 2019 on a strong note. With Rahul, India also have a wicket-keeping option in the T20 format. He has kept wickets at the domestic level and does so with reasonable success at the IPL. “He is definitely an option,” said India coach Ravi Shastri.

    Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul can also be seen in the pictures with Virat.

    Put into bat, India scored 387 for 5 in the second one-dayer against the West Indies here on Wednesday. Rohit gave India a flying start as he shared a 227-run partnership with KL Rahul for the opening wicket. Rohit made 159 of 138 balls while KL Rahul made 102 of 104 balls.

    He achieved the feat against West Indies in the ongoing second ODI of the three-match series here at Vishakapatnam. Sharma went on to register his seventh century in this calendar year and as a result, he surpassed Virat Kohli to achieve the feat. The 32-year-old Sharma so far has 1382 runs in the ODI format in 2019 while Kohli has 1292 runs to his credit.

    The CBI has "discharged" them from the list because they were "unwilling to depose and support the case of the prosecution", people with direct knowledge of the matter told ET . The agency informed the special CBI court in Lucknow about this last week, the people said.

    "Scholar, statesman and one of the most respected leaders, India will always cherish the exceptional contribution of Shri Lal Krishna Advani Ji towards empowering our citizens," the prime minister wrote on Twitter. The prime minister, who visited the veteran leader at his home, said Advani never compromised on the core ideology.

    In a notification issued on Friday night by G.L. Sharma, the Deputy Secretary of the General Administration Department, Martyr's Day, observed on July 13 also does not figure in the list of public holidays. As per the notification, 24 public holidays will be observed in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir next year.

    Describing this as a moment of "fulfilment" for him, Advani, 92, said "God Almighty" had given him an opportunity to make his own humble contribution to the mass movement, which he termed as the biggest since India's Freedom Movement.

    "When we began our journey we never expected to reach where we have reached today. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the dream team," says Anil Nair.

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