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  • Manohar Parrikar's high jump, mining ban, bikini issue kept Goa busy Yesterday

    Panaji: While Goa remained busy during the entire year for some reason or the other, the unexpected elevation of its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the post of Defence Minister surprised many. Amid the discussion of ban on bikinis on the beaches, Goa's Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar hogged limelight, after he...
  • 54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Manohar Parrikar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Friday. However, Pakistan does not acknowledge the presence of any such personnel. "Fifty four (54) missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars, including...
  • Pakistan should reciprocate India's mature response to Peshawar incident: Manohar Parrikar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said Pakistan should reciprocate the sense of maturity India has shown following the attack in Peshawar on a school. "We have shown our maturity and solidarity to the carnage that took place (in Peshawar) and expressed sympathy. India has shown a positive...
  • Granting bail to Lakhvi not right move: Defence Minister Parrikar 4 days ago

    A Pakistani anti-terror court on Thursday granted bail to top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and 26/11 terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Along with Lakhvi six others - Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Younas Anjum, Jamil Ahmed, Mazhar Iqbal and Abdul Majid - had also filed applications for bail on...
  • Defence ministry clears proposals worth Rs 4,500 crore 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The defence ministry on Wednesday cleared procurement proposals worth around Rs.4,500 crore, ministry sources said. The proposals were cleared by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the apex decision-making body in the ministry. The proposals include one for acquiring four survey vessels for the navy worth Rs.2,324 crore. The...
  • Government mulling to legalise arms representatives: Manohar Parrikar December 13, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the government is planning to legalise representatives of various foreign arms companies in the country, for speedy purchase of military hardware. "We will allow company representatives. They will be middlemen. When I say middlemen it doesn't mean commission agents or 'dalals'. He will...
  • 'Strong response' needed to counter terror attacks: Manohar Parrikar December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A week after 11 security personnel were killed in terror attacks in Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the militants had come from Pakistan and India will have to give "strong response" to check such "blatant attempts". The Defence Minister, who visited Kashmir on Thursday, said a...
  • New government policy on 'representatives' for arms purchase, blacklisting December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Resolving to end perennial delays in arms procurement, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said government will unveil a "clear-cut" policy in January on engaging "representatives" for arms purchase and announce fresh norms to blacklist erring firms. Promising a raft of steps to speed up military procurement, Parrikar said...
  • J&K: Defence Minister, Army pay tribute to Uri terror attack martyrs December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A week after the deadly terrorist attack in the Uri sector of Jammu & Kashmir, the Army on Thursday paid tribute to the soldiers who were slain in the attack. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was also present for the ceremony in memory of the martyred soldiers. "The brave Army personnel's...
  • Haryana CM Khattar defends khap panchayats, calls its decisions "sensible" December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has come out in defence of khap panchayats, saying they keep a check on social evils and there was nothing wrong with their orders. Defending the caste panchayats, which have been known for being against marriages in the same 'gotra' or clan, the...
  • Welfare measures for armed forces to be fast-tracked: Manohar Parrikar November 30, 2014

    Panaji: Concerned over nearly 450 suicide cases reported in the armed forces in the last three years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said reasons for this are being investigated and that welfare measures for personnel will be fast-tracked. "This is a man management issue which needs to be resolved in...
  • Will make non-aggressive but strong India: Manohar Parrikar November 24, 2014

    Gurgaon: India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. He also asserted there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues. Addressing service personnel at Air Force centre...
  • Haryana ministers assure toll fee exemption in Gurgaon November 24, 2014

    Gurgaon: Haryana cabinet minister Rao Narbir Singh and Minister of State Vikram Thekedar on Sunday assured the local populace of exemption from toll charges for their vehicles passing through Kherki Daula on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. Narbir Singh said, "We will ensure that people from villages near Kherki Daula gate should be...
  • India approves $2.6 billion mounted gun purchase, says official November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India approved on Saturday the purchase of 814 mounted gun systems for the Army at a cost of Rs 157.5 billion ($2.55 billion), a defence ministry spokesman said. India, already the world's largest arms importer, is in the midst of a $100 billion defence upgrade. In October, the new...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fires for Army's new artillery guns November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106...
  • IFFI 2014: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar apologises for missing Rajinikanth's name at the opening ceremony November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who has now been appointed as union Defence Minister left fans and supporters of Rajinikanth a bit upset when he forgot to mention the megastar's name while he was mentioning the dignitaries who were present at the opening ceremony of 45th IFFI in...
  • Controversial 'godman' Rampal arrested from ashram in Hisar, taken in ambulance to Chandigarh November 19, 2014

    Hisar: The self-styled godman Rampal has been arrested by the Haryana Police from his ashram in Hisar and was taken out in an ambulance to Chandigarh. Rampal is being taken to Chandigarh PGI for medical examination and will be produced in Chandigarh court on Thursday. The police are expected to file cases...
  • Violence escalates in Hisar, cars set on fire outside Rampal's ashram; 425 people arrested so far November 19, 2014

    Hisar: Violence escalated in Hisar on Wednesday when several cars were set on fire near the self-styled godman Rampal's ashram. The local police is yet to identify the accused persons. Police say unidentified miscreants put some vehicles on fire near Rampal's ashram. The incident took place around 5 PM on Wednesday....
  • DoT for commencing spectrum auction from February 23 November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Spectrum auction for mobile services is expected to start from February 23, a few days later than suggested by a ministerial group, according to official sources. The inter-ministerial group, formed to work out modalities for the next round of auction, had suggested February...
  • Mulayam calls veil system an evil tradition, says it should end November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday kicked up a controversy by dubbing the practice of "purdah" (veil) as an "evil tradition", saying it should be scrapped as it hindered progress of women. "This system did not exist in the distant past. Did Sita or Draupadi ever don a...
  • Strong possibility of Sena coming together with BJP: Manohar Joshi November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena Manohar Joshi on Monday claimed that there was a strong likelihood of the party coming together with the Bharatiya Janata Party on principles of Hindutva. "There is a strong likelihood of the Shiv Sena coming together with the BJP on the principles of Hindutva. But we do...
  • No regret over not becoming PM, says LK Advani November 14, 2014

    Patna: Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said that he had no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister as the respect he got from all parties was more than enough and "overwhelmed" him. "I have no regret over not becoming the Prime Minister of the country. The...
  • BCCI's reputation at its lowest due to autocratic Srinivasan: Shashank Manohar November 14, 2014

    Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Friday lashed out at ICC chairman N Srinivasan after the Supreme Court revealed his name as part of the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee's probe report on IPL spot-fixing. During the hearing before the Supreme Court on Thursday, the names of Srinivasan, Sundaraman, Gurunath Meiyappan...
  • Army has done justice in Kashmir: Manohar Parrikar November 14, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the Army had done justice by awarding life sentence to five soldiers for a fake gun battle in Kashmir that killed three civilians. "It goes to show that the Army punishes anyone who does not go by procedure," Parrikar told reporters on the...
  • Leaders of India's freedom struggle now caged in political battle between Congress, BJP November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A political war has begun over national leaders now. After the Bharatiya Janata Party organised a grand national day of unity to mark Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary, the Congress has decided to hit back by also celebrating Jawahar Lal Nehru's birth anniversary in a big way on...
  • Manohar Parrikar travels in economy class, avoids Z security November 12, 2014

    Panaji: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he would use the security cover only when necessary, and avoid using the special aircraft as far as possible. "I have not taken Z security cover in Goa. I would prefer to go around with minimum security. But in Delhi while travelling...
  • Need to build defence capabilities over next 3 years: Manohar Parrikar November 12, 2014

    Panaji: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the country need not worry about Pakistan and China, but needed to build the defence capabilities over the next three years. Assuring that there would be transparency in the functioning of his ministry, he also said that crucial defence purchases would be...
  • Narendra Modi's clear message to his ministers: Perform or perish November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 new faces into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday and gave some of the newcomers important portfolios. Some of the ministers saw a change in their portfolios with a few getting charge of a relatively less important ones than what they...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Is it old wine in new bottle? November 10, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers with 21 ministers taking oath on Sunday. Three BJP leaders and a Shiv Sena leader were inducted as Cabinet ministers while the rest 17 were sworn-in as MoS. ...