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US to release EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriersThe decision comes ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to India. AFP file

US to release EMALS technology to India for aircraft carriers

18 Oct 2017 | 2:33 PM

WASHINGTON: The US will provide the crucial Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the Trump administration has informed India.

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Washington, October 18

The US will provide the crucial Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier, the Trump administration has informed India.

The gesture ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to India is another indication of the strategic alliance US wanted to foster with India, informed sources said.

A formal date for Tillerson’s visit has not been announced yet.

India had sent a letter of request to the US government during the Obama administration for the EMALS built by General Atomics for aircraft carrier planned by the Indian Navy.

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The Indian Navy plans to integrate the US-made EMALS catapults into its future super-carriers.

Due to its flexible architecture, EMALS can launch a wide variety of aircraft weights and can be used on a variety of platforms with differing catapult configurations.

The Trump administration sent a response to India on Monday about its decision to release this technology.

Aerospace expert Dr Vivek Lall, chief executive, US and International Strategic Development, of General Atomics had told PTI earlier that General Atomics is planning to open an office in Delhi to support the Indian government’s military requirements.

Last month, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis visited India and decided to step up military-to military cooperation.

The latest move comes after an endorsement by the Trump administration of the designation of India as a major defence partner by the previous Obama administration last year. PTI

Mohali hotelier shoots dead wife following altercation

Mohali hotelier shoots dead wife following altercation

18 Oct 2017 | 1:17 PM

MOHALI: A local hotelier shot dead his wife following an altercation at Phase X here on Wednesday morning. Nirankar Singh Sarao has been arrested and the gun used in the crime recovered.

Police suspect Delhi gangster to be behind murder of Haryanvi singer

Police suspect Delhi gangster to be behind murder of Haryanvi singer

18 Oct 2017 | 11:17 AM

PANIPAT: The Panipat police suspect the role of gangster Dinesh of Delhi behind the murder of Harshita Dahiya, a Haryanvi singer, who was shot dead in Israna on Wednesday.

8 civilians injured as Pakistan troops shell villages along LoC

8 civilians injured as Pakistan troops shell villages along LoC

18 Oct 2017 | 2:47 PM

JAMMU: Eight civilians, including a two-year-old girl, were injured on Wednesday when Pakistani troops shelled civilian hamlets and forward posts along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

4 injured as security forces fire on mob after ‘braid-chopping' case

4 injured as security forces fire on mob after ‘braid-chopping' case

18 Oct 2017 | 11:22 AM

SRINAGAR: Four people were injured when security forces fired on a mob in Pahalgam area of Jammu and Kashmir following an alleged braid-chopping incident.

Trump celebrates Diwali at White House, hails Indian-Americans

Trump celebrates Diwali at White House, hails Indian-Americans

18 Oct 2017 | 12:46 PM

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump hailed the extraordinary contributions of Indian-Americans to various fields in the country as he celebrated his first Diwali at the White House.

India can help US keep an eye on Pakistan, says Nikki Haley

India can help US keep an eye on Pakistan, says Nikki Haley

18 Oct 2017 | 9:30 AM

WASHINGTON: India can help the US keep an eye on Pakistan as Donald Trump has “taken tougher approach to Islamabad harbouring terrorists”, Nikki Haley has said.

US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

18 Oct 2017 | 11:36 AM

LONDON: US author George Saunders became only the second American writer to win the Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’.

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills 7

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills 7

18 Oct 2017 | 2:36 PM

QUETTA: A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.


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Key to India becoming permanent member of UNSC is not to touch veto: Haley

18 Oct 2017 | 10:34 AM

WASHINGTON: The key to India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council is “not to touch the veto”, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she identified Russia and China as the two global powers against changes in the current structure of the Security Council.

CITY FOCUS

Chandigarh man detained from Delhi gurdwara for 'possessing' objectionable posters

18 Oct 2017 | 12:36 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Tuesday night detained Baljeet Singh Khalsa, a 54-year-old resident of Chandigarh, from Gurdwara Sis Ganj here for allegedly possessing objectionable posters.

NoWorkers and leaders of the BJP and RSS protest the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Targeting of RSS leaders points to a pattern: Cops

18 Oct 2017 | 1:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police believe that the fourth attack on the RSS in the past more than one-and-a-half years points to a pattern to single out the Hindu organisation.

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RSS leader shot dead in Ludhiana

18 Oct 2017 | 10:16 AM

LUDHIANA: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain, 58, was today shot dead outside his house in Gagandeep Colony by two masked men on a bike at 7.30 am. The police found two empty cartridges at the site.

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New viewers’ gallery at Hussainiwala

18 Oct 2017 | 1:26 AM

FEROZEPUR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today dedicated to the nation the newly built viewers’ gallery at the India-Pakistan Joint Check Post (JCP), Hussainiwala.

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Cong’s first HP list today, BJP wait continues

Cong’s first HP list today, BJP wait continues

18 Oct 2017 | 1:48 PM

NEW DELHI/ SHIMLA: The Congress is likely to declare the first list of candidates for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh elections tomorrow with party chief Sonia Gandhi-led poll panel scheduled to meet at 10.

Former CM questions stone laying by Modi

Former CM questions stone laying by Modi

18 Oct 2017 | 12:18 AM

DEHRADUN: Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has questioned state BJP government’s logic behind inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for laying foundation for construction of Shankaracharya’s Samadhi at Kedarnath.

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

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18 Oct 2017 | 12:03 PM

WASHINGTON: A US federal judge has barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was due to go into full effect.

Gold sparkles on Diwali demand, tops Rs 31,000

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18 Oct 2017 | 2:42 PM

NEW DELHI: Gold prices spurted by Rs 290 to three-week high of Rs 31,000 per 10 gram on the eve of Diwali at the bullion market on Wednesday on increased buying by local jewellers to meet festive demand.

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18 Oct 2017 | 1:56 AM

GUWAHATI:European champions Spain rallied to make the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over France, signalling their title intentions today.

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18 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

MARGAO:Iran played a tactical game to outwit Mexico 2-1 and set up a clash with Spain in the quarterfinals.

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India take on tricky South Korea

18 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

DHAKA:India will look to continue their winning run as they face defending champions South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 round in the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Wednesday.

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