Age Row

  • Gen VK Singh tenders unconditional apology to SC 18-11-2013 10:55 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army chief VK Singh on Monday submitted unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for making defamatory remarks to the apex court and attributing motive to it while deciding his age issue. Singh said that he has no intention to bring disrepute to the institution and judges, who...
  • Age row created deliberately to cut short my career, says VK Singh 11-11-2013 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: Former Army chief Gen VK Singh, in his autobiography released recently, has taken a swipe at his predecessors over his age controversy and claimed it was done deliberately to cut short his career. VK Singh's last few months in office saw a legal tussle with the government concerning...
  • Gen VK Singh takes potshots at the functioning of Manmohan Singh 09-11-2013 08:31 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh has taken potshots at the functioning of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was "expressing helplessness in matters" that should have been trivial. In his autobiography 'Courage and Convictions', the former chief said he had briefed the Prime Minister about his visit to Myanmar and...
  • Pratibha Patil denies General VK Singh's claim on quitting 08-11-2013 08:10 PM

    Nashik: Contradicting his claim, former President Pratibha Patil on Friday denied that she had advised the then Army Chief General VK Singh not to resign over the age controversy. She said she had told him that it was for him to decide whether to quit or not. "....whether to resign...
  • SC begins contempt proceedings against VK Singh over his age row 23-10-2013 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday began contempt proceedings against former Army chief General VK Singh, over the alleged contemptuous remarks that he made against the apex court on September 22 in connection with his age row case in a report that was published in 'The Indian Express'. The...
  • SC notice to General VK Singh for questioning its order on his age 01-10-2013 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice to former Army chief General VK Singh over his criticism of the apex court. A contempt notice has also been issued to the publishers of the Indian Express for publishing the comment. General VK Singh had found fault with the...
  • SC initiates contempt proceedings against VK Singh over his age row 30-09-2013 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took suo-moto cognizance over the alleged contemptuous remarks that former Army Chief General VK Singh made against the apex court on September 22 in connection with his age row case in a report that was published in 'The Indian Express'. The General had...
  • Wedding age row: Politicians, women outfits slam Muslim religious forum 23-09-2013 04:10 PM

    Cutting across political and religious lines, political leaders and women campaigners in Kerala have come out strongly against some Muslim outfits' move to approach the Supreme Court seeking to get marriageable age of girls in the community lowered from 18. Dubbing this as a backward step which would harm the...
  • Junglistan General goes to war

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    At Kallu Vasu's bar, the most popular in Junglistan, it was primetime - the period between 8 pm and midnight. The rooms were full, most...

  • BJP slams govt over Army chief's age controversy 05-01-2012 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Thursday slammed the government over the age controversy of Army Chief General VK Singh, saying the matter should not have come into the public domain and the Manmohan Singh dispensation should have dealt with it expeditiously within closed doors. "This is a case which reflects that...
  • Defence Min begins search for next Army chief 05-01-2012 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has begun the search for the next Army chief in a bid to avoid any confusion in case General VK Singh quits or if a court rejects his plea before his official tenure comes to an end. The government says he will retire in April...
  • Army chief age controversy affecting the morale in the Army? 03-01-2012 11:13 PM

    The defence ministry on December 30 rejected his statutory complaint seeking a change in his year of birth from 1950 to 1951. ...
  • Age row: Army Chief seeks legal opinion 03-01-2012 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: Army General VK Singh's age row has put the UPA government in a tight spot. Singh is now believed to be seeking legal opinion after the Ministry of Defence rejected his statutory complaint on the age row. The defence ministry on December 30 rejected his statutory complaint seeking...
  • Age row: Army Chief meets Adjutant General 02-01-2012 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General VK Singh, whose plea on the age issue has been rejected by the Government, on Monday held a meeting with Adjutant General Lt Gen JP Nehra. The Adjutant General's branch in the Army has been supporting Army Chief's claim that his date of birth is...
  • Army chief files statutory complaint in age row 29-08-2011 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: Not willing to give up on the age issue, General VK Singh has filed a statutory complaint with the Defence Minister seeking a re-examination, in a first by an army chief. Singh filed the complaint with Defence Minister AK Antony under the Army Act on Friday asking him...