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  • Nagaland elections: Sonia Gandhi to campaign on Feb 7 February 6, 2013

    Kohima: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will visit Nagaland on February 7 to campaign for the February 23 Assembly elections in the state. She will address two public meetings at Mokokchung and Dimapur districts respectively on February 7, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) General Secretary (Admn) Medokul Sophie said. As part of...
  • Army Chief age row: SC rejects proGeneral PIL January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the Grenadiers Association's PIL in the controversy surrounding Army Chief General VK Singh's date of birth. The apex court gave no reasons for rejecting the PIL and said that such an application made by an organisation which is not a party to...
  • PM, Sonia to attend Rahul's Youth Cong meet today November 29, 2011

    New Delhi: UPA Chief Sonia Gandhi is expected to address the Youth Congress convention in Delhi on Tuesday. The convention has been named 'Buniyad'. AICC General Secretary and Youth Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had adressed the newlyelected office bearers on Monday. "People talk about corruption. The biggest corruption is in our...
  • Guv, not CM has final word on AFSPA: Law Ministry November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The debate on who will have the final word on lifting the controversial AFSPA from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir intensified with the Union Law Ministry saying the Governor can overrule the recommendation of the state government. Reversing its stand, the Law Ministry has informed the Union Government...
  • IndoPak talks end, no deal on Siachen May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan failed to reach a consensus on the long pending Siachen glacier issue during the Defence Secretaries meeting held on Tuesday after a gap of three years. The Defence secretaries of Pakistan and India also released a joint statement on Siachen. Both sides acknowledged that the ceasefire...
  • Separatists in NE, J&K misuse Facebook: Anthony February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday acknowledged that separatists in NorthEast and Jammu and Kashmir are "misusing" social networking sites and said "proper corrective action" will be taken. Responding to queries of media persons on "misuse" of social networking sites like Facebook by the separatists, the Minister said, "We...
  • Sband scam: Govt scraps ISRODevas deal February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Finally, the government citing 'strategic interest' has scrapping the Antrix Devas deal. The Cabinet Committee on Security that decided to annul the contract India's Space Research Organisation's commercial arm Antrix entered into with Devas Multimedia was clear the country's security forces needed the spectrum. The crucial Sband spectrum...
  • ISRO deal a mistake, govt corrected it: Antony February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming the controversial Sband spectrum deal between the Indian space agency's commercial arm Antrix and private firm Devas a "mistake," Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday blamed ISRO for the contract and said the government had corrected it by cancelling the pact. Asserting that the government's hands were clean...
  • Kochi terminal a milestone in development: PM February 11, 2011

    Kochi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday dedicated to the nation the first phase of the International Container Transhipment Terminal at Vallarpadam near Kochi terming it as a "milestone in logistic infrastructure development." The realisation of this a longawaited project is a mile stone in the country's development of logistic infrastructure...
  • Stapled visas by China unacceptable: Anthony January 13, 2011

    New Delhi: India on Thursday described as "unacceptable" the issuing of stapled visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh by China. "Issuing of stapled visas is unacceptable to India," Defence Minister A K Antony told reporters in New Delhi. He was responding to queries about the recent incident involving...
  • Antony flays Army's modernisation progess December 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said despite a "huge budget" set aside by the government, efforts for modernising the armed forces "have not borne the desired results" because of procedural delays which need to be eliminated. "Modernisation of our armed forces remains the top priority for us. However,...
  • Five ministers of UPA Govt take charge today May 25, 2009

    New Delhi: India's new coalition government got down to business on Monday with five of six key cabinet ministers formally assuming charge and holding meetings with senior officials. It was a busy day for External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, with North Korea testing a nuclear weapon and a clash at...
  • Natwar dares Congress to expel him November 19, 2006

    Thiruvananthapuram: Suspended Congress leader and former external affairs minister Natwar Singh on Sunday attacked Defence Minister A K Antony, saying he was the wrong man for the post and also challenged him oust him from the party. "I challenge Antony as disciplinary committee chairman to expel me from the Congress party....