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Parliamentary panel bats for non-lapsable capital fund for Def...

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence has advocated for making the capital fund corpus for the Defence Ministry non-lapsable.The Defence Ministry had in February approached the Finance Ministry for creation of a non-lapsable capital fund account, ... Prokerala, 2 months ago

Armed forces' reforms not influenced by Doklam stand-off: Arun Jaitley

The government had formed the committee to increase/improve the defence forces' teeth-to-tail ratio Last Updated at August 30, 2017 18:12 IST
 Business Standard1 month ago
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Doklam effect: Army to boost infrastructure along China border

  Close on the heels of the Doklam standoff, organisational changes are likely in some of the key army formations besides steps to boost infrastructure along the nearly 4,000 km-long Sino-India border including around the areas of dispute. The decisions were taken at the army's commanders conference which extensively deliberated on the Doklam face off with China besides analysing all possible security challenges on the northern border, official sources said.   They said there ...
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Can Sitharaman get the defence dinosaur moving?

The defence minister has 20 months to learn the military's ethos, culture and to publicly bat for an organisation that feels increasingly marginalised and underappreciated, notes Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman understands the working of a helicopter at the Naliya air base in Gujarat. Photograph: Kind courtesy @nsitharaman/Twitter Early morning on May 24, 2004, when Pranab Mukherjee, the surprise defence minister of the surprise United Progressive Alliance government ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Will look at combat role for women with open mind: New Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  Sify1 month ago

Sharad Yadav removed as head of parl committee on industry

JD(U) rebel MP Sharad Yadav has been dropped as the chairman of the parliamentary committee on industry following his partys communication to the Rajya Sabha chairman. Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, who was elected as the JD(U) parliamentary party leader in the ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago
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Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India

India and China should engage in direct dialogue free of any "coercive aspects" to reduce the tension over a military standoff in Dokalam, the Pentagon has said. Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face- off in Dokalam area in the southernmost ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago Pentagon urges India, China to reduce tension 'through direct dialogue'  Rediff.com2 months ago Reduce tension through direct dialogue: Pentagon to India,China  Deccan Herald2 months ago

Centre mulling taking girls into Sainik Schools, NDA: Minister

The Centre is considering a proposal to give admission to girl students in Sainik Schools and the National Defence Academy (NDA), Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Friday."There is a suggestion from the (Parliamentary) Standing Committee, ...
 Prokerala2 months ago
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Prez Mukherjee retires with great stature, will guide the nation as amicus curiae: Jaitley

As President Pranab Mukherjee demits office on Monday, Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence said that, "He exits from the Rashtrapati Bhawan with a great stature and will now assume a greater role of advising and guiding the ...
 Business Standard2 months ago President retires with great stature, will guide the nation as amicus curiae: Jaitley  Business Standard2 months ago

US official says not ruling out direct talks with North Korea

Reuters Tim Kelly & Michelle Nichols Reuters The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 day ago
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Aadhaar Act contravenes right to life and personal liberty

Aadhaar-related schemes and the Aadhaar Act exist on the assumption that Right to Privacy is not a Fundamental Right. The SC's verdict has totally demolished this flawed assumption, says Dr Gopal Krishna. The fourth in a 7-part series. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com.   Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, had written in 1787 that 'if once people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, Congress and assemblies, judges and governors shall become ...
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