All stories by Kunal Dutt
C-295 fleet will become backbone of tactical airlift capability: Ex-IAF chiefRediff.com25 Sep 2023
Former IAF chief Bhadauria said this aircraft is "state-of-the-art" and "hugely capable".
India set to bid farewell to old Parliament buildingRediff.com17 Sep 2023
Historians and conservation architects describe the old edifice as a "repository of India's history" and its "democratic ethos", and an "architectural jewel" of Delhi.
What Sunak, Akshata did at Akshardham for 45 minutesRediff.com10 Sep 2023
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday visited the Akshardham temple here with his wife Akshata Murty and said it is not only a place of worship but also a landmark that portrays India's values.
G20: India's architectural heritage takes centre stageRediff.com10 Sep 2023
From the 13th century Konark temple of Odisha to the ancient Nalanda University in Bihar, the G20 Summit venue in New Delhi has put a spotlight on the rich architectural heritage of India.
Spouses of G20 leaders savour street food, millet dishesRediff.com9 Sep 2023
"First ladies from Turkiye, Japan, the UK, Australia and Mauritius, among others visited the exhibition at NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art)," the source added.
What's cooking at President's dinner for G20 leadersRediff.com8 Sep 2023
Officials are tight-lipped on the exact menu but it is expected to reflect India's culinary diversity.
Rig Veda, 'Magna Carta' to be exhibited at G20 summitRediff.com2 Sep 2023
The exhibition of artefacts -- in physical and digital formats -- will be done on the same floor level where the leaders' meetings will take place, and they will walk through this 'cultural corridor' while moving into and out of the summit room, official sources said.
Army seeks quantum jump in capabilities, inks Rs 7,600-cr deal for equipmentsRediff.com14 Aug 2023
Sources in the military establishment also said the present global scenario "necessitates a flexible and adaptive approach" to tackle defence and national security challenges.
'Arc de Triomphe reminded us of India Gate'Rediff.com19 Jul 2023
The ceremonial arch, inaugurated in July 1836, in a rather austere ceremony, stands proudly at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle with 12 grand avenues radiating outward from the commemorative landmark.
'You saved us, prevented bloodbath': Sri Lanka thanks IndiaRediff.com8 Jul 2023
'Never expected, and never in history, not a single country has extended that kind of assistance'
Modi invites G20 to witness 'festival of democracy' in 2024 pollsRediff.com21 Jun 2023
Modi said India's next general elections will be held in 2024 and he invited G20 delegates to visit the country to witness the "festival of democracy" in the "mother of democracy".
Delhi site linked to Mahabharat throws up ancient finds in excavationRediff.com30 May 2023
A spoked copper wheel of the Kushana era, an arrowhead of Rajput period and coins dating from the Mughal reign are among a range of ancient artefacts unearthed in the latest excavation currently underway at the Purana Qila site in Delhi, a top official of the Archaeological Survey of India said on Tuesday.
Durbars, crowns and tiaras: India's link with British coronationsRediff.com5 May 2023
As the stage gets set for the coronation of King Charles III and some monarchy gazing, the India connect over the centuries glimmers faintly through pages of colonial history.
Meet Capt Shiva Chouhan: 1st woman officer deployed in SiachenRediff.com7 Mar 2023
'When you are at 15,600 ft, and in a glacial terrain, where temperatures are much below zero, and can dip to even -40 degrees Celsius, it is not just the harsh weather you have to brave, but isolation too which comes at such a height'
'We are seeing only scenes of death and destruction'Rediff.com8 Feb 2023
'Deaths, sick and injured people in the affected areas and worried fellow citizens elsewhere in Turkiye, it's a living nightmare for us'
Protesting AAP members stay put inside MCD House after mayor poll ruckusRediff.com25 Jan 2023
The proceedings began at around 11:20 am and nominated members were first administered the oath by presiding officer Satya Sharma, followed by elected councillors.
Delhi set to get a woman mayor on Tuesday after 10-year gapRediff.com23 Jan 2023
The mayor and deputy mayor of Delhi will be elected on Tuesday by the second municipal House after the December 4 civic polls.
G20 summit: Delhi civic body makes big plans to fight dengueRediff.com10 Jan 2023
Municipal authorities have envisioned a comprehensive and pro-active plan to combat dengue this year with focussed fumigation at monument sites and markets in Delhi, which will host the G20 summit in September.
At India Gate, visitors miss iconic 'Amar Jawan Jyoti'Rediff.com10 Sep 2022
The revamped stretch of the rechristened Kartavya Path -- from the Raisina Hill complex to the India Gate -- and the verdant lawns surrounding them were thrown open to the public on Friday after two years.
From Kingsway to Kartavya Path, the journey of majestic RajpathRediff.com8 Sep 2022
From witnessing the dawn of Independence to playing host to annual Republic Day celebrations for over seven decades, the historic Rajpath in India's power capital has seen the colonial rule and basked in the glory of a free, democratic nation.