Defence Secretary

  • Delhi court to hear PILs challenging SK Sharma's appointment as CAG 08-08-2013 09:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Thursday hear two PILs challenging the appointment of former Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The PILs stated that the many deals were signed by him during his tenure as Defence Secretary are under CAG...
  • Uttarakhand: Tewari seeks special efforts to reunite two-year-old with family 30-06-2013 02:04 AM

    New Delhi: Moved by the plight of a two-year-old girl separated from her parents, Union Minister Manish Tewari has written to the nodal officer for Uttarakhand rescue operations, seeking special efforts to reunite the child with her family. Media reports had highlighted the case of the child who is probably...
  • U'khand: Locals believe moving Dhari Devi idol caused the cloudburst 27-06-2013 07:51 AM

    Shrinagar: An angry river, sparing not even the gods. In the hills, tales of nature's fury are a part folklore and a part faith. Some locals believe Uttarakhand's tragedy is rooted at the Dhari Devi temple outside Shrinagar. For 800 years the deity stood in the middle of the Alaknanda...
  • U'khand: BJP chief Rajnath to flag-off relief material from Lucknow 26-06-2013 07:46 AM

    Lucknow: BJP President Rajnath Singh will flag off relief materials for flood survivors in Uttarakhand from Lucknow on Wednesday. "The national president would flag off relief materials and first installment of the fund collected by the party for calamity-hit Uttarakhand tomorrow," BJP state president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said. He said...
  • Kedarnath temple priest recalls horror, says it was a miraculous exit 23-06-2013 02:16 PM

    Guptkashi: Kedarnath Temple's main priest Bagesh Ling while recalling the horror and the ordeal that he and other temple officials went through after massive floods hit the shrine and Uttarakhand last week said that it was a miraculous exit for him. He said, "A glacier broke and carried down an...
  • Watch: Many stranded in Uttarakhand's Himalayan tsunami 23-06-2013 12:34 PM

    The death toll in Uttarakhand floods has reached 1000 and continues to rise. It is a race against time now to save thousands who are still stranded in the valley before the heavy rains that are expected in less than 24 hours. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Bad weather halts rescue operations 23-06-2013 09:14 AM

    Rescue work at ground moving slowly due to rain and threat of fresh landslides looms large. ...
  • Live: Rescue efforts on as Army opens two staging areas in Sukhi, Gangnani 23-06-2013 08:41 AM

    Dehradun: 5:57 pm: Army PRO says two administrative and logistic staging areas have been set up at Sukhi and Gangnani to help people travelling by road. Update on IAF rescue operations on June 23: 45 helicopters of the IAF heli-lifted over 3200 pilgrims in 250 sorties. Update on IAF rescue...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Bad weather makes landing at Badrinath difficult 22-06-2013 05:42 PM

    CNN-IBN team tried to land its chopper at Badrinath, where rescuers are tying to evacuate people, but failed to do so due to bad weather. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Many dead bodies unrecognisable, says Home Minister 22-06-2013 04:59 PM

    Dehradun: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who arrived in Uttarakhand on Saturday to review rescue efforts with state Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, said many dead bodies are unrecognisable and will require DNA testing to confirm their identities. "The area where large helicopters can't land, road routes are being made. Many...
  • Uttarakhand floods: High-level meet convened to fasten relief process 18-06-2013 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: A high level meeting between Defence Secretary, National Disaster Response Force and other agencies has been convened to expedite the relief process after 58 people died in Uttarakhand following heavy rains that have caused massive landslides and floods in the state, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth told CNN-IBN. "We...
  • Aam Aadmi Party criticises new CAG's appointment 22-05-2013 04:29 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday criticized the appointment of former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General, accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of accusing of weakening constitutional institutions. "Government is slowly but continuously appointing persons who are weak and who don't...
  • Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma named new CAG 21-05-2013 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was on Tuesday named as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). The 1976 Bihar cadre officer will succeed Vinod Rai, who superannuates tomorrow after five and a half years of eventful tenure as the head of the Constitutional financial watchdog....
  • Panetta again counts India as a challenge for US 06-01-2012 11:32 AM

    Washington: For the second time in less than two months, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said that the country is facing challenges from rising powers in Asia - China in particular and also includes India in 21st century. "We have got the challenges of dealing with rising powers in...
  • Indo-Pak talks: will it help reduce the trust deficit?

    Defence Secretaries of India and Pakistan meet for talks on the Siachen Glacier after a gap of three years. ...
  • Indo-Pak talks today, Siachen on agenda 30-05-2011 07:05 AM

    New Delhi: After a gap of three years, defence secretaries of India and Pakistan today met here to discuss the long-pending Siachen issue. Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar is leading the Indian delegation at the two-day talks with his Pakistani counterpart Lt General (Retd) Syed Ather Ali. India and Pakistan decided...
  • Indo-Pak defence talks to begin tomorrow 29-05-2011 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: After a gap of three years, defence secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan on the long-pending Siachen issue will kick off on Monday. "Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar will lead the Indian delegation during the two-day talks," a Defence Ministry official said, adding that "India and Pakistan decided to...
  • Indo-Pak Defence Secy talks by April end 04-04-2011 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan are likely to resume Defence Secretary-level talks by month-end where they will discuss several issues including demilitarisation of the world's highest battlefield - Siachen Glacier, and Sir Creek. "The talks between the two Defence Secretaries are likely to begin by the end of this month...
  • US nudges India on N-deal, says 'clock is ticking' 27-02-2008 08:11 PM

    London: Big hitting West Indies opener Chris Gayle will ply his trade in Durban next year when he turns out for Dolphins in South Africa's Twenty20 series. The giant left-hander, who has been locked in an impasse with the West Indies Cricket Board, is one of the most sought after...
  • US Defence Secy to meet Advani, discuss N-deal 26-02-2008 02:12 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Asif believes the PCB did not do enough to save him and two other banned players - Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir - from the punishment handed down to them for spot-fixing by the ICC's anti-corruption tribunal. I am not blaming the PCB for what...
  • Gates open to resolving Iraq conflict 19-12-2006 09:29 AM

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  • Senate approves Gates as defence secy 06-12-2006 05:00 PM

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  • Rummy runs out of sympathy in US 12-11-2006 09:37 PM

    Amidst the ruins of his party's mid-term results, Bush's first reaction was to replace Donald Rumsfeld. ...