Advisers

  • Arvind Subramanian likely to be chief economic adviser August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday. If confirmed, the appointment would bring a second economist of international renown to a key policy post following the naming of...
  • Three foreign advisers killed in suicide attack near Kabul airport July 22, 2014

    Kabul: A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear. The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which...
  • Iraqi forces ready push after Obama offers advisers June 21, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces were massing north of Baghdad on Friday, aiming to strike back at Sunni Islamists whose drive toward the capital prompted the United States to send military advisers to stiffen government resistance. Iraq's senior Shi'ite religious cleric issued a call for unity, saying Shi'ites and Sunnis should rally behind...
  • Iraq crisis: Sending 300 military advisers to train Iraqi forces, says Obama June 19, 2014

    Washington: Holding back from more robust options, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the...
  • National Security Adviser to travel to China June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon on Thursday is scheduled to travel to Beijing for the border dialogue with China. India's disrupted border with China tops the agenda of the dialogue. This is the 16th round of the border dialogue between the two countries but the first since the face...
  • Indian among Pope Francis' advisory council April 13, 2013

    Vatican City: India's Oswald Gracias was among eight high-ranking cardinals from around the world who were on Saturday appointed by Pope Francis in an advisory council to look into ways of reforming the Vatican bureaucracy. The council will help the Pope revise the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia Pastor...
  • TMC MP Saugata Roy resigns as Mamata's adviser March 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy has resigned as adviser to the West Bengal Government's Commerce, Industries and IT Ministry over alleged differences with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "Yes, Saugata Roy has resigned from the post of adviser to the state government's commerce, industries and IT department," a senior TMC...
  • Political debut of soft porn actress causes stir in China February 7, 2013

    Beijing: A soft porn actress has debuted as a political adviser in a Chinese city, sparking an online debate with some questioning how she was selected for the post. Global Times said that while some government officials are brewing up a storm online for their leaked sex tapes, one soft...
  • Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul December 25, 2012

    Kabul: An Afghan policewoman walked into a high-security compound in Kabul Monday and killed an American contractor with a single bullet to the chest, the first such shooting by a woman in a spate of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies. Afghan officials who provided details identified the attacker...
  • Police say Afghan policewoman kills US adviser December 24, 2012

    Kabul: An Afghan police official says an Afghan policewoman on Monday killed an American adviser at the Kabul police headquarters. Kabul's Deputy Police Chief Mohammad Daoud Amin says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. It was not known whether the victim was a...
  • PM condoles Brajesh Mishra's death September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the death of the country's first National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra and said the nation has lost a towering pillar of its strategic community. "I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of Brajesh Mishra who was one of the...
  • Inflation expected to soften in mid-October: Basu July 3, 2012

    Chennai: Inflation would continue to hover around 7.5 per cent for another two to three months but is expected to soften from mid-October, Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu said today. "My expectation on inflation as per wholesale price index is, for another two-three months, it will be the way it is...
  • Was unsure about 'Tell Me O Kkhuda': Arjan Bajwa October 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Arjan Bajwa, who is playing the male lead opposite Esha Deol in 'Tell Me O Kkhuda', says many in the industry had advised him against taking up the film. The 'Fashion' star says he was unsure whether to take up the project or not as people said it wouldn't...
  • An honour to advise Obama on education: Shakira October 12, 2011

    London: Pop sensation Shakira, who has been appointed to US President Barack Obama's education committee to share her advice, says she is "humbled" to receive the honour. The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker was named a member of the Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics earlier this week and she...
  • US advises Pak to get cracking on 26/11 probe July 23, 2010

    Washington: The US wants Pakistan to continue to investigate the Mumbai terror attack and bring to justice those responsible for the carnage, saying these are "must do" things for the country for the welfare of the region as a whole. The US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Thursday that...
  • Sacked NSA Durrani says Pak PM fired him unduly January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, ex-National Security Adviser (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani indicated that his sacking by the Pakistani authorities was uncalled for. Durrani, who was sacked for admitting that the captured terrorist Kasab is Pakistani, said he had the permission to speak on the 26/11 Mumbai terror...
  • Spoke too soon on Kasab, Pak NSA Durrani sacked January 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Heads have begun to roll in Pakistan as soon as certain quarters have begun to publicly accept a blatantly obvious fact that the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks were of Pakistani origin. Pakistan's National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani who had confirmed that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone...
  • Pak sacks NSA | He admitted Kasab's a Pakistani January 7, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sacked the country's National security adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani, Geo TV reported Wednesday. Gilani said Durrani had given a statement to an Indian news channel regarding Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist arrested for the Mumbai attacks, without taking him into confidence. The prime...
  • Obama rolls out team to put America back on track November 25, 2008

    Washington: Facing an "economic crisis of historic proportions", US president-elect Barack Obama Monday named an economic team "with the vision and expertise to stabilise our economy, create jobs, and get America back on track". Introducing the five-member team at a press conference in Chicago, Obama said he sought leaders who share...
  • India raises ceasefire breach, Kabul attack at NSA meet October 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan's National Security Adviser Major General (retd) Mahmud Ali Durrani held his first round of meeting with his Indian counterpart MK Narayanan at Hyderabad House on Monday. India raised its concern to Pakistan over the recent spurt in border ceasefire violations and the attack on its Embassy in Kabul...
  • Selective regulation not acceptable: Narayanan September 28, 2008

    New York: India’s National Security Adviser MK Narayanan is confident that opposition from sections of the US political community to the nuclear deal is not a very serious issue. CNN’s Indira Kannan spoke to him. Indira Kannan: Where does the deal stand at the present time? MK Narayanan: I think...
  • Adjust tax slab: Economic Advisory Council advises FM January 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council has recommended that the Finance Minister should adjust indirect taxes on consumer goods in Budget 2008. This move, the EAC feels, will give manufacturing growth a push, and help maintain economic growth at around 8.5 per cent. The Council also advised the Finance...