VK SINGH

  • 24-hr control room in MEA, Nepal thanks India for assistance 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, a control room has been set up in Ministry of External Affairs to provide all help and information round the clock. The numbers to the 24-hour Control Room are +91 11 23012113, +91 11 2301 4104 and +91...
  • Willing to combat terrorism in all its forms: India April 20, 2015

    Jakarta: India on Monday said it is committed to combat terrorism in all its forms and will engage with other countries on the matter both bilaterally as well as multilaterally. Terrorism is plaguing the entire world and puts heavy burden on efforts for peace and development, Minister of State for External...
  • Narendra Modi lists his government's initiative, says BJP believes in 'rashtra-neeti', not 'rajneeti' April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to counter the Congress Kisan rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday listed out the initiative taken by his government since it came to power 11 months ago. Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party MPs at a one-day workshop, Modi said, "We believe in 'rashtra-neeti' and not...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 15, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi late on Wednesday night April 15, 2015

    Rahul has been on leave since the 22nd of February, missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He will hold internal meetings on Thursday. He is expected to lead an anti-land ordinance rally on the 19th. Meanwhile there is a divide in Congress over Rahul taking...
  • VK Singh terms order to recover money from martyr's family for his last rites a clerical error April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to protect the Chhattisgarh government from the embarrassment after it asked a martyr's family to return the money given for his last rites, Union Minister VK Singh termed it a clerical error. Singh said, "The Congress will blame us for everything. It doesn't mean they're...
  • Chhattisgarh Police withdraws order to recover money from SPO's family given for his last rites April 15, 2015

    Raipur: The Chhattisgarh Police on Wednesday said they were withdrawing the order of recovering the money given to Special Police Officer Kishore Pandey's family for his last rites in 2011. Pandey was martyred in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh and his family was given Rs 10,000 for his last rites....
  • Martyred SPO's family asked to return Rs 10,000 given for his last rites April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, the family of Special Police Officer Kishore Pandey, who was martyred in a Naxal attack in 2011 in Chhattisgarh, has been asked to return Rs 10,000 given for his last rites. The money was used from the Police welfare fund. The family received the...
  • Media attack on me at the behest of arms lobby: VK Singh April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister Gen (retd) V K Singh alleged that an "insidious campaign" is being run against him by a section of media at the behest of the arms lobby that is "working overtime" to subdue him and he has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding it. "It is...
  • General VK Singh apologises to media with a caveat April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Under fire for using the word "presstitutes" for the media, Union Minister and General (Retired) VK Singh on Saturday said he apologises to journalists barring a small section of media persons who were carrying out a "motivated campaign" against him. Arguing that he never used the word for...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 10, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Virat Kohli breaks his silence on criticism of his girlfriend Anushka Sharma April 10, 2015

    Two weeks after India lost their World Cup crown in a semi-final defeat against Australia, Virat Kohli - who scored just one run in that match - has come out with an emotional outburst, saying "I am hurt". ...
  • Have rescued more than 1,000 foreigners from war-torn Yemen: VK Singh April 10, 2015

    Former Army Chief General (retired) and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said that they have rescued more than 1,000 foreigners from war-torn Yemen. "We got permissions with great difficulty. Our aircraft were sent back at first. I do not want to comment on the media coverage on...
  • Defiant General VK Singh says 'why should there be any regret for using 'presstitute' word April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief General (retired) and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh reiterated that he has no regrets about using the word 'Presstitutes' to describe some media people during his stay at Djibouti evacuating Indians from war-torn Yemen. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he said, "Go to Google, find...
  • VK Singh gets heroic welcome upon return from Yemen after ending evacuation operations April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Minister of External Affairs General VK Singh on Friday received a heroic welcome on as he returned from war-torn Yemen. He oversaw the massive evacuation operation. India on Thursday wrapped up its air evacuation operations rescuing another 630 of its citizens from Sanaa, taking the total number of Indians...
  • Being in Sana'a helped me understand ground problems, VK Singh on Yemen evacuation April 9, 2015

    MoS External Affairs General VK Singh who has been overseeing the evacuation operations said, "I travelled to Sana'a thrice to oversee the evacuation operations. Once I was in Sana'a, I could understand the problems on ground. It was necessary to be there to understand problems during evacuation." ...
  • Yemen crisis: India to carry out more evacuations today April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday had decided to extend evacuation operations by one more day. This comes after a rescue request was made by a group of 140 nurses stranded in Yemen. India had also received requests from 26 countries including the US, Bangladesh and Iraq for assistance in evacuating...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 8, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...
  • News 360: Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 wood smugglers, Tamil Nadu pays compensation April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • BJP distances itself from Union Minister General VK Singh's controversial 'presstitutes' tweet April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday distanced itself from the controversial tweet of Union minister VK Singh, saying twitter is personal and not a party forum and the meaning of the tweet can best be explained by the person concerned. "Twitter is a personal platform and not a party platform and...
  • Tweets by VK Singh were made on a personal forum: BJP April 8, 2015

    Distancing itself from the controversial 'presstitutes' tweet of Union minister VK Singh, BJP said that tweets by Singh are on personal forum. Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "The Twitter is a personal platform and meaning of tweets are best decipher by person who has tweeted." ...
  • India extends air evacuation from Yemen till April 9 after request by a group of 140 nurses April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday decided to extend all air evacuations from Yemen till April 9 after a group of 140 nurses requested the government to extend rescue operation in the strife-torn country, the Ministry of External Affairs said. The total number of Indians evacuated from the conflict ridden Yemen has...
  • Broadcast Editors' Association slams Gen VK Singh for his 'presstitutes' remark April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Minister of States for External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Wednesday sparked another controversy. The minister tweeted referring to the media as 'presstitutes' on the micro-blogging site. The comment has drawn flak from the Broadcast Editors' Association who have condemned the minister for making the statement. The...
  • Not just Indians, rescuing foreign nationals from Yemen too, assures Manohar Parrikar April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The total number of Indians evacuated from conflict ridden country, Yemen, has touched 4,000 with nearly 700 more nationals evacuated in three air sorties on Tuesday. India has accepted Pakistan's offer to fly 11 Indians evacuated by a Pakistani naval ship from Yemen. The Indians, who were taken...
  • Gen VK Singh at it again, says overseeing evacuation is less exciting than going to Pakistan embassy April 7, 2015

    Djibouti: Overseeing the safe evacuation of Indians from war-torn Yemen, Minister of State for External Affairs General (retired) VK Singh said the exercise "is less exciting than going to the Pakistani embassy". A former Army Chief, General Singh is camping in Djibouti to oversee the evacuation and made the comments...
  • Trying our best to evacuate maximum number of people: VK Singh April 7, 2015

    Even though over 3,000 Indians are being evacuated from war-torn Yemen, 1,000 others still to be rescued. Minister of State for External Affairs Army General (retired) VK Singh said, "1,000 Indians remain in Yemen. We are trying to evacuate them as well. We are trying our best to evacuate as...
  • We appreciated General VK Singh's presence at Pakistan Day celebrations: Pakistan envoy March 31, 2015

    A week after the row over MoS External Affairs General VK Singh attending the Pakistan National Day celebrations, Pakistan's envoy to India tried to play down the issue. "We appreciated General VK Singh's presence at Pakistan Day celebrations," said Pakistan envoy. ...
  • Gen VK Singh attended Pakistan's National Day based on reciprocal politics March 27, 2015

    Days after the row over Minister of State MoS External Affairs General VK Singh visiting the Pakistan High Commission on their National Day celebrations, reports suggest that the move to send Singh for the event was based on reciprocal politics. Earlier, Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Federal Minister for...
  • How could our Ex-Army Chief be part of Pakistan Day celebrations? March 27, 2015

    Retired General VK Singh, former Chief of Indian Army and now Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, attended a dinner hosted on Pakistan Republic Day also called Pakistan Day hosted by Pakistan's envoy to India Abdul Basit which included Kashmiri Separatists who want Kashmir out of India. Ever since the new...
  • Gen VK Singh attended Pakistan Day function after Centre's considered decision: MEA March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said its Minister of State Gen VK Singh attended the Pakistan National Day function after a "considered decision" by the government. "I want to make it very clear he (Singh) went there as government representative. He went there based on a considered decision. He...