New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the external affairs ministry to discuss with Islamabad and Dhaka the issue of mobile signals being available in Indian territory even though telecom operators are not allowed to provide cellular service within 500 meters of the international border, Parliament was informed Wednesday.
Explaining its abstention in the vote on a resolution on Syria in the Human Rights Council, India has rued the lack of consensus in the Geneva-based UN body and underlined the need for dialogue to address human rights issues.
The United States continues to support a UN Security Council seat for India even as it’s in touch with Indian officials on the situation in Syria, according to a US official.
There were over 8,000 cyber attacks on the Commonwealth Games’ ticketing and scoring systems in October last year but these were repelled, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said here Thursday while underlining the need to strengthen cyber security.
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) global market, which is estimated at $14 billion per annum and is dominated by Israel and the US, will soon have a contender in South Africa which will launch its own UAVs by 2012, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.
The US is worried by the lack of transparency about China’s first aircraft carrier, which made its maiden voyage Wednesday, the US State Department has stated.
The Supreme Court Thursday issued a notice to the central government on a plea of 11 former women officers of the Indian Army, who sought reinstatement in the wake of a Delhi High Court order directing the grant of permanent commission to women officers.
In a major embarrassment for the army and the Jammu and Kashmir government, a man killed in an alleged 12-hour gun-battle on Sunday and touted to be a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant has been found to be a mentally challenged civilian. Two security personnel have been charged with the murder.