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Arun Jaitley’s condition stable at AIIMS – Doctors update

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi, on Friday (August 9), is reportedly responding well to the treatment and his...
GST on electric vehicles slashed to 5 per cent from 12 per cent

GST on electric vehicles slashed to 5 per cent from 12 per cent

In a move intended to provide encouragement for adoption of electric vehicles and curb air pollution, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council today...
Lok Sabha unites for action against Azam Khan for his sexist remarks

Lok Sabha unites for action against Azam Khan for his sexist remarks

As MPs cutting across party lines demanded action against Samajwadi Party member Azam Khan, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has said the MP should...
Pan-Aadhaar

Budget 2019-2020: File Income Tax returns quoting either PAN or Aadhaar number

The rich will have to pay more tax Presenting her maiden budget, Union Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman today (Friday, July 5) said people can...
Budget-2019-20

Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget for 2019-20: Speech highlights

India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman – Indira Gandhi held the portfolio as Prime Minister – presented the first budget of Narendra...
Economic Survey projects 7 per cent growth rate for financial year 2019-20

Economic Survey projects 7 per cent growth rate for financial year 2019-20

The Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament today (Thursday, July 4) by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has projected a 7 per cent growth rate for...
Yoga belongs to everyone, everyone belongs to Yoga: PM Modi in Ranchi

Yoga belongs to everyone, everyone belongs to Yoga: PM Modi in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Friday, June 21) said he wanted to make yoga an integral part of the lives of the poor as...
Rajnath Singh interacted with soldiers at Siachen, tweets, ‘I salute their valour’

Rajnath Singh interacted with soldiers at Siachen, tweets, ‘I salute their valour’

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Siachen glacier yesterday (Monday, June 3), where he interacted with the soldiers and assured them that the government...
Rajnath Singh Defence Minister

Rajnath Singh takes charge as Defence Minister

Rajnath Singh took charge as the Defence Minister or Raksha Mantri and immediately held a meeting with the top military officers. Minister of State...
Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Narendra  Modi sworn-in as Prime Minister for the second term on May 30, soon after his oath taking ceremony, people were eagerly waiting to...
ISRO launches PSLV- C46, radar imaging earth satellite RISAT-2B

ISRO launches PSLV- C46, radar imaging earth satellite RISAT-2B

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today (Wednesday, May 23) strengthened the defence power by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance...
FIR against BJP’s J&K chief and MLC on court orders for allegedly bribing scribes in Leh

FIR against BJP’s J&K chief and MLC on court orders for allegedly bribing scribes...

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police in Leh on Wednesday, May 8 registered an FIR against BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir state unit chief and...

Lok Sabha Election 2019 will witness actor, boxer, singer, and cricketer contesting polls from...

Lok Sabha Election 2019 comprises of candidates from various fields and it will be interesting to see how famous celebrities like Gautam Gambhir, Vijender...

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joins BJP in presence of Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol today (Tuesday, April 23) joined the Bhatatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal. It...
Nirmala Sitharaman visits Shashi Tharoor in hospital

Nirmala Sitharaman visits Shashi Tharoor in hospital

Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor, who is in hospital at present, tweeted this morning that he was touched by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's gesture of...
Rafale Deal

After ‘files stolen’ day, Govt may ask SG Tushar Mehta to “help” AG Venugopal...

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman may have backed Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal’s U-turn to say that the Rafale documents, submitted as part of the...
MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre

MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre meets IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre on Sunday (March 3) met Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Research and...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (Saturday, March 2) met IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman and conveyed to him that the entire nation is proud...
Two Surya Kiran aircrafts collides in mid-air in Bengaluru, 1 pilot dead

Two Surya Kiran aircrafts collides in mid-air in Bengaluru, 1 pilot dead

Two jets of the Indian Air Forces’ Surya Kiran aerobatics team collided in mid-air in Bengaluru, leading to the death of a pilot. The fatal...
Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman

Rafale deal: BJP hits out at Rahul Gandhi citing incomplete MoD note, bends facts

A day after Congress president attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a news report citing a Ministry of Defence note about Prime Minister’s Office...
PM Modi responds to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar hi Chor hai’ remarks

PM Modi responds to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar hi Chor hai’ remarks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Jan 5) took a jibe on Rahul Gandhi, saying ‘Chor’ (thief) was trying to remove the ‘Chowkidar ’(guard)...
DAC approves procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 3000 crores

DAC approves procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 3000 crores

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), today (Saturday, Dec 1) granted approval for the procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 3000 crores. It includes BrahMos Missiles,...
#MeToo: Rajnath Singh to head 4-member GoM to deal with sexual harassment

#MeToo: Rajnath Singh to head 4-member GoM to deal with sexual harassment

Amid the #MeToo storm that has hit several high flying personalities and saw the exit of journalist-turned-politicians and union minister MJ Akbar, the Modi...
Rafale deal: obligatory for Dassault to accept Reliance, says another document

Rafale deal: obligatory for Dassault to accept Reliance, says another document

Documents featured in a French aviation blog raise more questions about Dassault Aviation’s and Modi government’s assertions that the choice of Reliance for offset...
Indian Naval Commander safely rescued near Australia

Indian Naval Commander safely rescued near Australia

A sigh of relief was felt by the rescuers on Monday when they succeeded in safely evicting severely injured Indian Navy officer Abhilash Tomy,...
Former HAL chief had nailed Def Min Sitharaman’s lie, she must quit: Rahul Gandhi

Former HAL chief had nailed Def Min Sitharaman’s lie, she must quit: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, September 20, attacked defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, demanding her resignation for ‘lying’ about HAL’s capability to build Rafale...
Rafale deal: Congress approaches CAG with documents, asks for thorough probe

Rafale deal: Congress approaches CAG with documents, asks for thorough probe

Escalating its attack on Narendra Modi government over the alleged scam in Rafale deal, the Congress on Wednesday, September 19, submitted some “facts and...
US: Contradictory reports on impact of anti-Iran sanctions on India

US: Contradictory reports on impact of anti-Iran sanctions on India

Indian and Pakistani media quote same US official with different vesrions The US administration has been given contradictory signals on the future course of implementing...
sushma swaraj, sitharaman

India, US Sign Key Defense Agreement

First 2+2 meeting brought two countries closer India and US have signed an agreement known as Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (Comcasa) at the end of...
India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on the border and avoid Doklam-like standoffs that...
Rafale deal

Rafale deal: Congress launches fresh attack, alleges crony capitalism to favour Reliance

The Congress on Friday came out with a fresh set of papers accusing the Modi government of deceiving the country and saying that Defence...
Maria Jesus Lopez bites a corn ear in a drought-affected farm near the town of San Marcos Lempa, El Salvador, Reuters/UNI

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Rafale deal controversy: French government’s statement, what is says, what it doesn’t

Rafale deal controversy: French government’s statement, what is says, what it doesn’t

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s statement in Lok Sabha, during the debate on no-confidence motion against Narendra Modi government, that there was no secrecy pact...
Moral victory for Congress, or more power to BJP?

Moral victory for Congress, or more power to BJP?

Lively debate discusses leaders’ performance in trust vote debate; try to determine who holds balance of power at the end of two walkouts, several...
Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am the Congress

Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am...

Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took up the BJP hype about his Gandhi’s alleged – and since refuted by many –...
Def Min Sitharaman relies on dubious report to accuse Congress of trying to spread disharmony

Def Min Sitharaman relies on dubious report to accuse Congress of trying to spread...

At a time when fake news ecosystem is reportedly drumming up hatred against minorities on online media, the BJP, led by defence minister Nirmala...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb's family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (Wednesday, June 20) met the family of martyred Indian soldier Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The Defence...
China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday told Parliament that China was building infrastructure, including sentry posts, trenches and helipads in Doklam, the tri-junction with...
Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

India desires peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pak, says MEA Sandwiched between the ongoing pressure from US and India, Pakistan has alleged New Delhi...
Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

The recent deadly attacks in Sunjuwan and Pakistan’s talkback post Sitharaman’s remarks have raised questions as to how the Indian government should act against...
Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts have observed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Sunday visit to the frontier areas as an indicator of India’s priority for protecting its border...
Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

The government cannot disclose details of the Rafale fighter aircraft deal due to a "Secrecy Agreement" with France, Minister of Defence (MoD) Nirmala Sitharaman...
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds women achievers; hails Padma awardees

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds women achievers; hails Padma awardees

Citing examples of women who had contributed in positive transformation of the country, PM Modi named Kalpana Chawla, Nirmala Sitharaman & others.   On the 40th...
Agni V Launch: India Joins Exclusive Club Of Countries With ICBMs Of Over 5,000 km Range

Agni V Launch: India Joins Exclusive Club Of Countries With ICBMs Of Over 5,000...

Amid fresh war of words with China, India successfully test-fired its Agni-V long-range ICBM which was launched from the Abdul Kalam Island off the...
Vijay Rupani to continue as Gujarat CM; Hiamchal CM yet to be decided

Vijay Rupani to continue as Gujarat CM; Hiamchal CM yet to be decided

Vijay Rupani will continue as Gujarat chief minister with Nitin Patel as his deputy chief minister, the BJP announced on Friday evening after a...

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China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China has claimed that an Indian drone “invaded” its airspace before crashing across the Sino-Indian western border. See: India clarifies drone had crossed over into...
Appreciate soldiers’ sacrifices, lift cap on education fund for martyrs’ children: Navy chief

Appreciate soldiers’ sacrifices, lift cap on education fund for martyrs’ children: Navy chief

Appreciate Soldiers Sacrifices: Defence ministry had recommended capping tuition fee reimbursement for children of martyrs at a paltry Rs 10000 per month, Nirmala Sitharaman...
LONG HAUL: Thousands of trucks loaded with coal are lined up for up to 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a sole road in the Gobi desert, Mongolia; the journey can take more than a week, Reuters/UNI

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Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacting with Army officers and jawans, at Kibithu forward post in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. Photo credit: PIB

Sitharaman’s visit to Arunachal not conducive to peace: China

Day after Nirmala Sitharaman visited Army posts in Arunachal’s Anjaw district, China reacted sharply to defence minister’s visit to a “disputed area” A day after...
HIGH FLIERS: Flight attendants pose for photos at a presentation of Singapore Airlines' newly launched cabin products in Singapore, Reuters/UNI

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Army to help build bridge at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road station, Opposition lashes out

Congress leaders Capt. Amrinder Singh and Sanjay Nirupam, and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah were among the leaders who voiced criticism...
PRETTILY RISKING: Tom Morgan, from Bristol-based company The Adventurists, flies in a chair with large party balloons tied to it near Johannesburg, South Africa, The Adventurists and Richard Brandon Cox/Reuters/UNI

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Abhishek Singhvi

Congress: Who paid for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights as Gujarat Chief Minister?

Hitting back at BJP, the Congress on Wednesday asked it to explain who paid for more than 100 trips Narendra Modi had made by...
Modi celebrate diwali with soldier

PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman celebrate Diwali with soldiers

Last year PM Modi celebrated the occasion with ITBP personnel in Uttarakhand along the Indo-China border. Continuing with his practice of celebrating Diwali with soldiers,...
Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Under fire for Robert Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari links, Congress digs out bills for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights when he was Gujarat chief minister Haunted once again...
Cash paid for tickets, difficult to prove Bhandari-Vadra link: I-T sleuths

Cash paid for tickets, difficult to prove Bhandari-Vadra link: I-T sleuths

Income tax officials say Paharganj-based travel agency which booked Vadra’s business class air tickets for Zurich had received cash payments While the Congress and BJP...
Navy inducts Made in India anti-submarine warship INS Kiltan

Navy inducts Made in India anti-submarine warship INS Kiltan

The ship hosts a predominantly indigenous cutting-edge weapons and sensors suite which includes heavyweight torpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm calibre Medium Range gun and...
India to boost infrastructure along China border, Bhutan takes up border issue with China

India to boost infrastructure along China border, Bhutan takes up border issue with China

The Doklam standoff with China having driven home the urgent need, India has decided to boost the infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border, especially in...
Doklam

Global Times editorial says ‘Doklam is Chinese territory’ day after Sitharaman’s Nathu La visit

The state-run Chinese daily said: “China’s infrastructure construction in Doklam region is logical, but India’s strong reaction is eccentric” Soon after Indian defense minister Nirmala...
When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

Nathu La is close to Doklam plateau, the site for recent India-China standoff In her day-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim on Saturday,...
US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praises India’s holistic approach US have praised India’s decision not to send its troops to fight against terror groups in Afghanistan...
Sitharaman

Defence minister Sitharaman inaugurates Pratham-Shyok bridge

Sitharaman began her two-day visit to J&K on Friday. This is her visit of the state after being elevated as Union defence minister earlier this...
India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

Pak PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had recently said during a US visit that his government “will not accept military or political role” of India...
LIFE, INTERRUPTED: An aerial view of Lal Chowk, the business hub in Srinagar, with shops opening after remaining closed for a day during strike called by KMTF, UNI

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Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s new defence minister, biggest gainer in Sunday’s reshuffle

Piyush Goyal gets railways, Prabhu moved to commerce ministry while Uma Bharati stripped off water resources portfolio As Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-allocated portfolios to...

'Nirmala Sitharaman' - 66 News Results

Arun Jaitley’s condition stable at AIIMS – Doctors update

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi, on Friday (August 9), is reportedly responding well to the treatment and his...
GST on electric vehicles slashed to 5 per cent from 12 per cent

GST on electric vehicles slashed to 5 per cent from 12 per cent

In a move intended to provide encouragement for adoption of electric vehicles and curb air pollution, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council today...
Lok Sabha unites for action against Azam Khan for his sexist remarks

Lok Sabha unites for action against Azam Khan for his sexist remarks

As MPs cutting across party lines demanded action against Samajwadi Party member Azam Khan, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has said the MP should...
Pan-Aadhaar

Budget 2019-2020: File Income Tax returns quoting either PAN or Aadhaar number

The rich will have to pay more tax Presenting her maiden budget, Union Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman today (Friday, July 5) said people can...
Budget-2019-20

Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget for 2019-20: Speech highlights

India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman – Indira Gandhi held the portfolio as Prime Minister – presented the first budget of Narendra...
Economic Survey projects 7 per cent growth rate for financial year 2019-20

Economic Survey projects 7 per cent growth rate for financial year 2019-20

The Economic Survey, tabled in Parliament today (Thursday, July 4) by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has projected a 7 per cent growth rate for...
Yoga belongs to everyone, everyone belongs to Yoga: PM Modi in Ranchi

Yoga belongs to everyone, everyone belongs to Yoga: PM Modi in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Friday, June 21) said he wanted to make yoga an integral part of the lives of the poor as...
Rajnath Singh interacted with soldiers at Siachen, tweets, ‘I salute their valour’

Rajnath Singh interacted with soldiers at Siachen, tweets, ‘I salute their valour’

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Siachen glacier yesterday (Monday, June 3), where he interacted with the soldiers and assured them that the government...
Rajnath Singh Defence Minister

Rajnath Singh takes charge as Defence Minister

Rajnath Singh took charge as the Defence Minister or Raksha Mantri and immediately held a meeting with the top military officers. Minister of State...
Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Narendra  Modi sworn-in as Prime Minister for the second term on May 30, soon after his oath taking ceremony, people were eagerly waiting to...
ISRO launches PSLV- C46, radar imaging earth satellite RISAT-2B

ISRO launches PSLV- C46, radar imaging earth satellite RISAT-2B

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today (Wednesday, May 23) strengthened the defence power by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance...
FIR against BJP’s J&K chief and MLC on court orders for allegedly bribing scribes in Leh

FIR against BJP’s J&K chief and MLC on court orders for allegedly bribing scribes...

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police in Leh on Wednesday, May 8 registered an FIR against BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir state unit chief and...

Lok Sabha Election 2019 will witness actor, boxer, singer, and cricketer contesting polls from...

Lok Sabha Election 2019 comprises of candidates from various fields and it will be interesting to see how famous celebrities like Gautam Gambhir, Vijender...

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joins BJP in presence of Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal

Bollywood actor Sunny Deol today (Tuesday, April 23) joined the Bhatatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal. It...
Nirmala Sitharaman visits Shashi Tharoor in hospital

Nirmala Sitharaman visits Shashi Tharoor in hospital

Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor, who is in hospital at present, tweeted this morning that he was touched by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's gesture of...
Rafale Deal

After ‘files stolen’ day, Govt may ask SG Tushar Mehta to “help” AG Venugopal...

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman may have backed Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal’s U-turn to say that the Rafale documents, submitted as part of the...
MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre

MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre meets IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre on Sunday (March 3) met Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Research and...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (Saturday, March 2) met IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman and conveyed to him that the entire nation is proud...
Two Surya Kiran aircrafts collides in mid-air in Bengaluru, 1 pilot dead

Two Surya Kiran aircrafts collides in mid-air in Bengaluru, 1 pilot dead

Two jets of the Indian Air Forces’ Surya Kiran aerobatics team collided in mid-air in Bengaluru, leading to the death of a pilot. The fatal...
Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman

Rafale deal: BJP hits out at Rahul Gandhi citing incomplete MoD note, bends facts

A day after Congress president attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a news report citing a Ministry of Defence note about Prime Minister’s Office...
PM Modi responds to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar hi Chor hai’ remarks

PM Modi responds to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar hi Chor hai’ remarks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Jan 5) took a jibe on Rahul Gandhi, saying ‘Chor’ (thief) was trying to remove the ‘Chowkidar ’(guard)...
DAC approves procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 3000 crores

DAC approves procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 3000 crores

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), today (Saturday, Dec 1) granted approval for the procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 3000 crores. It includes BrahMos Missiles,...
#MeToo: Rajnath Singh to head 4-member GoM to deal with sexual harassment

#MeToo: Rajnath Singh to head 4-member GoM to deal with sexual harassment

Amid the #MeToo storm that has hit several high flying personalities and saw the exit of journalist-turned-politicians and union minister MJ Akbar, the Modi...
Rafale deal: obligatory for Dassault to accept Reliance, says another document

Rafale deal: obligatory for Dassault to accept Reliance, says another document

Documents featured in a French aviation blog raise more questions about Dassault Aviation’s and Modi government’s assertions that the choice of Reliance for offset...
Indian Naval Commander safely rescued near Australia

Indian Naval Commander safely rescued near Australia

A sigh of relief was felt by the rescuers on Monday when they succeeded in safely evicting severely injured Indian Navy officer Abhilash Tomy,...
Former HAL chief had nailed Def Min Sitharaman’s lie, she must quit: Rahul Gandhi

Former HAL chief had nailed Def Min Sitharaman’s lie, she must quit: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, September 20, attacked defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, demanding her resignation for ‘lying’ about HAL’s capability to build Rafale...
Rafale deal: Congress approaches CAG with documents, asks for thorough probe

Rafale deal: Congress approaches CAG with documents, asks for thorough probe

Escalating its attack on Narendra Modi government over the alleged scam in Rafale deal, the Congress on Wednesday, September 19, submitted some “facts and...
US: Contradictory reports on impact of anti-Iran sanctions on India

US: Contradictory reports on impact of anti-Iran sanctions on India

Indian and Pakistani media quote same US official with different vesrions The US administration has been given contradictory signals on the future course of implementing...
sushma swaraj, sitharaman

India, US Sign Key Defense Agreement

First 2+2 meeting brought two countries closer India and US have signed an agreement known as Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (Comcasa) at the end of...
India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on the border and avoid Doklam-like standoffs that...
Rafale deal

Rafale deal: Congress launches fresh attack, alleges crony capitalism to favour Reliance

The Congress on Friday came out with a fresh set of papers accusing the Modi government of deceiving the country and saying that Defence...
Maria Jesus Lopez bites a corn ear in a drought-affected farm near the town of San Marcos Lempa, El Salvador, Reuters/UNI

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Rafale deal controversy: French government’s statement, what is says, what it doesn’t

Rafale deal controversy: French government’s statement, what is says, what it doesn’t

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s statement in Lok Sabha, during the debate on no-confidence motion against Narendra Modi government, that there was no secrecy pact...
Moral victory for Congress, or more power to BJP?

Moral victory for Congress, or more power to BJP?

Lively debate discusses leaders’ performance in trust vote debate; try to determine who holds balance of power at the end of two walkouts, several...
Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am the Congress

Rahul responds to BJP’s ‘Muslim party’ hype: …I love all living beings. I am...

Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took up the BJP hype about his Gandhi’s alleged – and since refuted by many –...
Def Min Sitharaman relies on dubious report to accuse Congress of trying to spread disharmony

Def Min Sitharaman relies on dubious report to accuse Congress of trying to spread...

At a time when fake news ecosystem is reportedly drumming up hatred against minorities on online media, the BJP, led by defence minister Nirmala...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb's family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Rifleman Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today (Wednesday, June 20) met the family of martyred Indian soldier Aurangzeb’s family in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. The Defence...
China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday told Parliament that China was building infrastructure, including sentry posts, trenches and helipads in Doklam, the tri-junction with...
Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

Pakistan: India wasted opportunity of normalising ties

India desires peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pak, says MEA Sandwiched between the ongoing pressure from US and India, Pakistan has alleged New Delhi...
Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

Mudda: Talks or strong-arm tactics, what will work better against Pakistan?

The recent deadly attacks in Sunjuwan and Pakistan’s talkback post Sitharaman’s remarks have raised questions as to how the Indian government should act against...
Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts have observed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Sunday visit to the frontier areas as an indicator of India’s priority for protecting its border...
Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

The government cannot disclose details of the Rafale fighter aircraft deal due to a "Secrecy Agreement" with France, Minister of Defence (MoD) Nirmala Sitharaman...
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds women achievers; hails Padma awardees

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds women achievers; hails Padma awardees

Citing examples of women who had contributed in positive transformation of the country, PM Modi named Kalpana Chawla, Nirmala Sitharaman & others.   On the 40th...
Agni V Launch: India Joins Exclusive Club Of Countries With ICBMs Of Over 5,000 km Range

Agni V Launch: India Joins Exclusive Club Of Countries With ICBMs Of Over 5,000...

Amid fresh war of words with China, India successfully test-fired its Agni-V long-range ICBM which was launched from the Abdul Kalam Island off the...
Vijay Rupani to continue as Gujarat CM; Hiamchal CM yet to be decided

Vijay Rupani to continue as Gujarat CM; Hiamchal CM yet to be decided

Vijay Rupani will continue as Gujarat chief minister with Nitin Patel as his deputy chief minister, the BJP announced on Friday evening after a...

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China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China has claimed that an Indian drone “invaded” its airspace before crashing across the Sino-Indian western border. See: India clarifies drone had crossed over into...
Appreciate soldiers’ sacrifices, lift cap on education fund for martyrs’ children: Navy chief

Appreciate soldiers’ sacrifices, lift cap on education fund for martyrs’ children: Navy chief

Appreciate Soldiers Sacrifices: Defence ministry had recommended capping tuition fee reimbursement for children of martyrs at a paltry Rs 10000 per month, Nirmala Sitharaman...
LONG HAUL: Thousands of trucks loaded with coal are lined up for up to 130 kilometres from the Mongolia-China border on a sole road in the Gobi desert, Mongolia; the journey can take more than a week, Reuters/UNI

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Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacting with Army officers and jawans, at Kibithu forward post in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. Photo credit: PIB

Sitharaman’s visit to Arunachal not conducive to peace: China

Day after Nirmala Sitharaman visited Army posts in Arunachal’s Anjaw district, China reacted sharply to defence minister’s visit to a “disputed area” A day after...
HIGH FLIERS: Flight attendants pose for photos at a presentation of Singapore Airlines' newly launched cabin products in Singapore, Reuters/UNI

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Army to help build bridge at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road station, Opposition lashes out

Congress leaders Capt. Amrinder Singh and Sanjay Nirupam, and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah were among the leaders who voiced criticism...
PRETTILY RISKING: Tom Morgan, from Bristol-based company The Adventurists, flies in a chair with large party balloons tied to it near Johannesburg, South Africa, The Adventurists and Richard Brandon Cox/Reuters/UNI

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Congress: Who paid for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights as Gujarat Chief Minister?

Hitting back at BJP, the Congress on Wednesday asked it to explain who paid for more than 100 trips Narendra Modi had made by...
Modi celebrate diwali with soldier

PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman celebrate Diwali with soldiers

Last year PM Modi celebrated the occasion with ITBP personnel in Uttarakhand along the Indo-China border. Continuing with his practice of celebrating Diwali with soldiers,...
Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Cong asks BJP who paid Rs 16 cr bill for Modi’s chartered flights

Under fire for Robert Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari links, Congress digs out bills for Narendra Modi’s chartered flights when he was Gujarat chief minister Haunted once again...
Cash paid for tickets, difficult to prove Bhandari-Vadra link: I-T sleuths

Cash paid for tickets, difficult to prove Bhandari-Vadra link: I-T sleuths

Income tax officials say Paharganj-based travel agency which booked Vadra’s business class air tickets for Zurich had received cash payments While the Congress and BJP...
Navy inducts Made in India anti-submarine warship INS Kiltan

Navy inducts Made in India anti-submarine warship INS Kiltan

The ship hosts a predominantly indigenous cutting-edge weapons and sensors suite which includes heavyweight torpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm calibre Medium Range gun and...
India to boost infrastructure along China border, Bhutan takes up border issue with China

India to boost infrastructure along China border, Bhutan takes up border issue with China

The Doklam standoff with China having driven home the urgent need, India has decided to boost the infrastructure along the Sino-Indian border, especially in...
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Global Times editorial says ‘Doklam is Chinese territory’ day after Sitharaman’s Nathu La visit

The state-run Chinese daily said: “China’s infrastructure construction in Doklam region is logical, but India’s strong reaction is eccentric” Soon after Indian defense minister Nirmala...
When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

Nathu La is close to Doklam plateau, the site for recent India-China standoff In her day-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim on Saturday,...
US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

US Appreciates India’s Refusal to Send Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praises India’s holistic approach US have praised India’s decision not to send its troops to fight against terror groups in Afghanistan...
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Defence minister Sitharaman inaugurates Pratham-Shyok bridge

Sitharaman began her two-day visit to J&K on Friday. This is her visit of the state after being elevated as Union defence minister earlier this...
India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

India won’t have military role in Afghanistan, says Sitharaman after talks with US counterpart

Pak PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had recently said during a US visit that his government “will not accept military or political role” of India...
LIFE, INTERRUPTED: An aerial view of Lal Chowk, the business hub in Srinagar, with shops opening after remaining closed for a day during strike called by KMTF, UNI

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Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s new defence minister, biggest gainer in Sunday’s reshuffle

Piyush Goyal gets railways, Prabhu moved to commerce ministry while Uma Bharati stripped off water resources portfolio As Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-allocated portfolios to...

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