Ak Antony

  • Tatra case: Court dismisses Tejinder Singh's bail plea, orders his arrest Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Patiala House court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of retired Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh in Tatra trucks case. The court has ordered that Tejinder Singh be taken into custody. Former Army Chief and MoS External Affairs VK Singh had alleged that Tejinder Singh offered him Rs 14...
  • Rahul not responsible for Congress' defeat in LS polls: Antony August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony on Friday said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for the party's poll...
  • Antony panel submits report on Congress's poll debacle to Sonia Gandhi August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after its biggest debacle ever in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader AK Antony submitted his report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In his report, Antony has blamed the loss on anti-Congress media coverage, poor local leadership, corruption, inflation and infighting in...
  • Tarun Gogoi meets senior Congress leaders July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing revolt, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday met senior Congress leaders to discuss the situation in the state where a senior minister has quit the government expressing no confidence in his leadership. Gogoi met senior party leaders AK Antony and Ahmed Patel to discuss the situation in...
  • It won't be business as usual within Congress, says Shashi Tharoor July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: It won't be "business as usual" in the Congress after the severe drubbing in the elections and party president Sonia Gandhi would soon fix accountability and take decisions on revamping the party, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday. The decisions will be taken as per her own...
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will be...
  • No roadmaps, specifics in Budget: Manmohan Singh July 10, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remarked on the Narendra Modi government's Budget and said it has no specifics. He said, "How will it be achieved? It is yet to be seen. There are no road maps in the Budget. Just like the Railway budget, there are no specifics in this...
  • Sheila Dikshit could not send out the right message, says Mahabal Mishra July 5, 2014

    The embarrassing poll defeat has left the Congress shaken from top to bottom. The loss forced the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to constitute a a committee under former defence minister AK Antony. Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders complained of massive infighting and complete absence of organisational support, say sources. Mahabal Mishra...
  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday played down party leader AK Antony's comment on minority appeasement. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the party does not indulge in minority appeasement. "I do not know what Antony was talking about, whether he was talking about only Kerala or national level. The Congress...
  • Advani welcomes Antony's 'honest soul searching' on Congress minority policy June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission of senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party's secularism is slanted in favour of minorities, calling it "honest soul searching" and said its position on the issue stood vindicated. BJP veteran LK Advani, who expressed this view while addressing the first-time party...
  • BJP hails 'honest soul-searching' by Antony on Congress secularism June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission by senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party's secularism was slanted in favour of minorities and said that it now stands vindicated regarding its position on the issue. Addressing first-time BJP MPs on the concluding day of an orientation workshop, party veteran...
  • Congress firefights simmering dissent after Lok Sabha poll debacle June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As Congress grapples to find a reason for its stunning defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, questions are already been asked about the reasons for the mauling. Senior Congress leader AK Antony, the man considered to be closest to party President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President...
  • Congress has always been committed to minorities: Rashid Alvi June 28, 2014

    Senior Congress leader AK Antony questioned party's leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Antony's statement said "I haven't heard...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss June 28, 2014

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • Congress leader Antony questions party's minority appeasement stand June 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader AK Antony has hit out at the party leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. He added that such an image...
  • Antony criticises Modi government over FDI move in defence June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Defence minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for its move to allow 100 per cent foreign investment in defence sector and alleged it was aimed at appeasing multinationals and corporates. Speaking at a function at the KPCC office, he said...
  • Chavan meets Sonia, unlikely to step down as Maharashtra CM June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday. However, according to sources, Chavan is unlikely to step down from his post. The Maharashtra Chief Minister is expected to brief a panel led...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan likely to be replaced, NCP keen on Shinde June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: With Assembly elections in Maharashtra scheduled later in the year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to face the brunt of the Congress's poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. According to sources, Chavan might have to step down from his post of Chief Minister. The Nationalist Congress Party...
  • Cabinet approves Modi's decision to scrap GoMs and EGoMs June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap 30 GoMs and EGoMs set up by the previous UPA government on Wednesday received the formal nod of the Union Cabinet. Dismantling the legacy of UPA rule, Modi had on May 31 abolished all the 30 Empowered Group of...
  • PM Modi to sail on board INS Vikramaditya June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sail on INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship of the Indian Navy, off the coast of Goa on June 14. He will dedicate the warship, India's second aircraft carrier after INS Virat, to the nation on that day, Navy sources said on Saturday. The warship is...
  • Commerce Minister approves proposal to hike FDI in Defence to 100 pc May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Commerce & Industries Minister (Independent charge), Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the Cabinet note proposing hike in FDI cap in Defence to 100 per cent, say sources. Currently, the FDI cap in Defence is 26 per cent. AK Antony, who was the Defence Minister during the UPA...
  • India aims to recover 228 million euros in Finmeccanica bank guarantees May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India will move to recover bank guarantees from an aborted 560-million-euro helicopter deal with Italy's Finmeccanica, the defence ministry said, after an Italian court lifted a freeze on 228 million euros held with European banks. New Delhi scrapped the deal with Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland unit in January, after graft allegations...
  • Congress leaders repose faith in Sonia, Rahul's leadership May 24, 2014

    Amid strong voices to bring Priyanka Gandhi to the forefront of politics, senior leaders A K Antony and Kamal Nath on Saturday reposed faith in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at the helm of the party. "They are our topmost leaders. They will remain as our leaders. They...
  • Gen Bikram Singh's farewell dinner for Defence Minister May 12, 2014

    Army chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday held a farewell dinner for Defence Minister AK Antony in New Delhi. The Army Chief, who also heads the Chiefs of Staffs Committee, hosted the farewell dinner at the Akash Air Force officers' mess in New Delhi. Senior military and civilian officers were present, Army...
  • AK Antony red-flags Defence Ministry proposal on Rolls Royce May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has red-flagged a proposal of his own Ministry to continue doing business with the UK-based Rolls Royce, which is facing a CBI probe for allegedly paying bribes and engaging middlemen in contracts for supplying engines to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. After the scam broke out...
  • Mamata, Antony's wife in elite artists' league, paintings fetch crores May 1, 2014

    Addressing an election meeting in West Bengal, BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi commented on the paintings of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and the price some of her paintings command. Questioning the prices of Mamata's paintings, Modi had said, "Earlier, your paintings used to sell for eight, ten...
  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising incidents of hacking of military networks, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said cyber space was the new domain of war and asked top Army brass to ensure security of critical information infrastructure of the force. He said rapid...
  • BJP manifesto only communal agenda wrapped in colourful paper: Antony April 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader and Defence Minister AK Antony accused the BJP of having a "communal agenda" in its manifesto. He also said that the saffron party's stand on special status to Jammu and Kashmir was a matter of serious concern. "The BJP's manifesto is nothing but its communal agenda wrapped in...
  • Modi targets Antony, says defence suffered during his leadership April 8, 2014

    Launching a fresh attack on Defence Minister A K Antony, Narendra Modi on Tuesday charged that the country's defence had suffered seriously during his stewardship and said he owed an explanation to the people for this. He also raked up the Italian marines issue and beheading of an Indian soldier by...