Reflecting a new bonhomie of Indo-United States defence ties, the Pentagon on Friday announced that outgoing Defence Secretary Ashton Carter would be visiting India next week on his final around the world trip. Slated to be in India on December 8, Carter would travel to Japan, Bahrain, Israel, Italy and Great Britain before returning to the US on December 16. This is for the first time that an outgoing American Defence Secretary has included India in his itinerary for the final overseas ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Outgoing President of the United State, Barack Obama gave the world his last speech this morning. And if there is one takeaway from this, it is that Obama is really scared for America and the existence of their democracy once President-elect Trump takes over.catchnews.com, 1 month ago
Virtually rejecting its chairman K V Thomas’ view, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Friday decided that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be called before it after Bharatiya Janata Party members strongly objected to the Congress leader’s remarks that he may be asked to appear over the demonetisation issue. The decision came after a storm was kicked up by the ruling party members on Thomas’ statement earlier this week that the PAC can call the PM to depose on ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday strongly batted for complete ‘emotional and psychological’ integration of the state with rest of the country, asserting that Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is not a hurdle but a bridge in this direction. “When the people of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) talk of Article 370, they talk of technical integration. We have to make them understand that we also want that Jammu and Kashmir should fully integrate with ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Our administrative organs pose formidable obstacles to implementation.’ ‘The pro-dialogue constituency has shrunk in the valley.’ 'Hatred will inevitably follow if the chief response to anger is suppression.' Academician and author Dr Radha Kumar was among the three interlocutors whom the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance-II government appointed on Kashmir in October 2010, after massive protests of the preceding summer saw more than 100 civilian deaths.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New Years Eve address to the nation has been the subject of much debate. Following the demonetisation announcement in November, the government was under a lot of pressure to justify the difficulties that ordinary people went ...Sify, 1 month ago
Former Home Minister P Chidambaram has said the recent Nagrota attack is as “shameful” as the 2008 Mumbai carnage and has “disproved” the belief that surgical strikes can end cross-border terrorism. Speaking at the launch of former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon’s book, titled ‘Choices:Inside the making of India’s foreign policy’, Chidambaram said there was no “unified command” at the level of the ministry of home ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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