MOS

  • MoS Home to lead Indian team in disaster conference in Bangkok June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will lead the Indian delegation to 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held in Bangkok beginning Sunday. India will showcase the steps taken by the Government in evacuating nearly a million people during the cyclone 'Phailin' that...
  • Rijiju attends Assam SP's cremation, slain officer's son demands CBI probe June 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Karbi Anglong SP and his Personal Security Officer (PSO) who were killed in an encounter with the KPLT operatives were cremated on Sunday morning in Guwahati. MoS, Home Ministry, Kiren Rijiju attended the cremation. The slain policeman's son has demanded CBI probe into his father's death saying that his demand...
  • Modi likely to expand his Cabinet after June 15, may induct 25 more Ministers May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to expand his Cabinet after June 15. According to sources, he is likely to take 25 more Ministers; most of them will be Ministers of State. Modi is also likely to appoint a new, fulltime defence minister. Currently the defence portfolio is...
  • My remarks on Article 370 misquoted, says MoS Jitendra Singh May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO who stirred up a controversy with his remarks on the revocation of Article 370 issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying he was misquoted. Singh had stirred a hornet's nest when he said that the Narendra Modi government had started speaking to stakeholders to...
  • Has merit won over politics in Narendra Modi's Cabinet? May 26, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63yearold Modi was swornin on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses...
  • How do you rate Narendra Modi's Cabinet? May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi, who was sworn in as India's Prime Minister on Monday, has a 45member strong Council of Ministers. Out of these, 24 are Cabinet Ministers. Ten are Ministers of State with Independent Charge, while the rest are Ministers of State. He has broken the conventional experiments of ministerial quota...
  • Being MoS 'like standing in cemetery', tweets Tharoor May 26, 2014

    As Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers gets ready to be sworn in, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor sought to put cold water on the enthusiasm of a host of tobe Ministers of State. "Advice to some being sworn in today: Being MoS is like standing in a cemetery, there's a lot of...
  • MoS Defence Lalchand Kataria's portfolio may be changed October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Defence Lalchand Kataria's portfolio is likely to be changed, sources said on Tuesday. The sources said that the Prime Minister's Office had put on hold the decision to appoint Kataria as one of the two Ministers of State for Defence. Sources said that this was...
  • Combination of youth and experience: PM on Cabinet October 28, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a major Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, giving away the major share to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to counter the Telangana forces in the former and exally Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in the latter. ...
  • Will continue to tweet: MoS HRD Shashi Tharoor October 28, 2012

    Shashi Tharoor is making a comeback after two years and controversies related to IPL and tweeting. He is now making a comeback as MoS Human Resource Development. The techsavvy minister said he will continue to tweet. ...
  • UPA will be reelected in 2014: Newlyinducted MoS Chiranjeevi October 28, 2012

    Chiranjeevi is the new Minister of State for Tourism with Independent charge. He has been in political hibernation for the last year or so. The Congress certainly believes he is a force to reckon with in Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: The complete list of Manmohan's ministers October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a major Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, giving away the major share to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to counter the Telangana forces in the former and exally Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in the latter. Several ministers were elevated to the Cabinet rank,...
  • India testfires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile October 7, 2012

    Panaji: The Indian Navy on Sunday morning successfully testfired the 290km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg, from a warship off the Goa coast. "The cruise missile was testfired from guided missile frigate INS Tegthe Indian Navy's latest induction from Russia off...
  • Army testfires supersonic cruise missile BrahMos July 29, 2012

    Balasore: India on Sunday testfired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range at Chandipur off Odisha. The missile, which has a flight range of up to 290 km, is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg. "The cruise missile was...
  • Hypersonic BrahMos 2 missile to be ready by 2017 June 28, 2012

    Moscow: The first prototype of the hypersonic BrahMos 2 cruise missile being jointly developed by Russia and India will be ready for flight testing in 2017, an official said. Russia and India have recently agreed to develop hypersonic BrahMos 2 missile capable of flying at speeds of Mach 5Mach 7. "I think...
  • Indian Navy inducts stealth warship INS Teg April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: To give a boost to its naval warfare capability, India inducted on April 27 a new warship into its fleet, when INS Teg, built in Russia, was handed over to its crew. INS Teg is the first of three guided missile frigates of the modified INS Talwarclass that...
  • BrahMos hypersonic missile to be ready in 5 years January 10, 2012

    Coimbatore: With the air version of BrahMos missile likely to be inducted in IAF within a year, work has started to develop BrahMos 2, the fastest hypersonic missile in the world, which would take final shape in five years. While the BrahMos missile has the speed of Mach 3 (speed...
  • Brahmos achieves Mach 6.5 speed during test November 28, 2011

    Chennai: The latest version of IndoRussian Brahmos cruise missile has achieved a speed of Mach 6.5 during experiments at Hyderabad and the target is to achieve Mach 7, a top DRDO official said in Chennai on Monday. "Experiments are being done in Hyderabad. We have completed tests up to Mach 6.5,"...
  • India testfires BrahMos cruise missile December 2, 2010

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday test fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a military base in Orissa, defence sources said. The missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in Balasore, about 230 km from here, the sources said. India and Russia are jointly designing the BrahMos missile, which is...
  • India testfires BrahMos cruise missile September 5, 2010

    Balasore: India on Sunday testfired the 290km range BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Orissa coast as part of trials by the defence forces to finetune its capability. "It was a user's trial by the defence forces," said a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)...
  • India to build missile with speed 6,000 kmph September 5, 2010

    New Delhi: India will soon become the first country to have cruise missiles with hyper speed of over 6,000 km per hour, as an agreement for their joint development will be signed with Russia during the visit of President Dmitry Medvedev here in December. The first unit of Kudankulam nuclear plant, built...
  • BrahMos missile passes test, hits 'bulls eye' March 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The army on Sunday successfully test fired the landattack version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile took off successfully and hit the "bull's eye", an official statement said. The missile, a joint venture of India and Russia, was fired at...
  • Brahmos fails the test but it's no dud January 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Is the Brahmos a dud? Or is everyone panicking about a mere glitch in the world's deadliest cruise missile? For the first time in almost 18 tests, the supersonic cruise missile Brahmos didn't hit its target during user trials at the Pokhran range on Tuesday. DRDO sources in...
  • Masand's Verdict: Be Kind Rewind, an average comedy May 24, 2008

    Cast: Jack Black, Mos Def Director: Michel Gondry Be Kind Rewind is one of those films that's got a terrific idea at its core. But sadly, it has nothing more. After a failed attempt at breaking into a power plant don't even ask why Jack Black gets heavily magnetized...
  • Identity confusion stops state minister from voting December 19, 2007

    Shimla: Minister of State for External Affairs, Anand Sharma, received a start when he was stopped before he could cast his vote. Due to some confusion in the voter list, Sharma was not allowed to cast his vote on Wednesday morning in Shimla, when he went for the Himachal Assembly polls. However,...
  • Indian Army gets BrahMos power June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has got a brand new weapon the BrahMos cruise missile. And the original missile man, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was present to give his nod of approval. Uptil now it was a naval weapon with a range of just under 300 km. But now...
  • Army to get BrahMos missile this year March 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Army will start inducting the supersonic cruise missile this year as the tests of the BrahMos complete successfully. A total of 13 tests were conducted with the missile jointly developed by India and Russia and the Indian Army was satisfied with its "precision hits", BrahMos Aerospace CEO...
  • Pakistan's answer to India's BrahMos March 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Bringing many Indian cities within its reach, Pakistan on Thursday successfully testfired a nuclear capable cruise missile, which can avoid radar detection and has a range of 700 km. "The HatfVII missile, which is also called the Babur, has a range of 700 km and can carry various warheads...
  • Russia to deliver BrahMos missiles February 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Russia will deliver over one thousand BrahMos missiles to the three services of the Indian armed forces within the next few years. Russia's NPO Mashinostroyenie, which has developed the missile in partnership with India's DRDO, said on Monday that along with India, it will also deliver the missiles to...
  • India successfully test fires Brahmos February 4, 2007

    New Delhi: India successfully testfired supersonic cruise missile Brahmos on Sunday at Chandipur, Orissa. After a vertical liftoff at 1215 hours IST, the surfacetosurface missile rose into the sky leaving behind a ribbon of white smoke, defence sources said. "The launch was successful but we will have to analyse data for making...