Arun Jaitley can make his innings -- notwithstanding its likely length -- a watershed tenure, or just add to the image of the MoD drifting rudderless, says Brigadier S K Chatterji (retd). Since the time Narendra Modi won a sweeping victory to be anointed prime minister of the world's most populous democracy, the defence ministry -- the MoD -- has displayed far greater professionalism. It cleared a total of 124 new contracts worth Rs 209,751 crore since Modi took his oath. Most of these ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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The legislation, crafted by House and Senate negotiators from both parties, tracks the funding levels for Pentagon procurement, operation and maintenance, and research and development programs authorised by the annual defence policy bill that former President ...DNA, 1 month ago
President Donald Trump is proposing historically deep budget cuts that would touch almost every federal agency and program and dramatically reorder government priorities to boost defence and security spending. The president’s fiscal 2018 budget request, ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, newly elected co-chair of the influential Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, discusses her vision for US-India ties with Rediff.com's Monali Sarkar. IMAGE: US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard at the first Diwali on Capitol Hill.Photograph: Rediff.com When the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans was established in 1993, the India-United States relationship had little going for it. It is a testament to how far that relationship ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Appropriation of power is always dangerous, for it frees up one's ugly side. For instance, it turns taxmen into alpha males, bristling with faux energy. Resulting in a hapless taxpayer turning into a traveler, someone who has to traverse various stages of ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
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