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2 days ago
Army chief meets differently-abled children

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met differently-abled children from Asha school of Delhi Cantonment, and stressed that society should be more sensitive and accepting towards such children. A total of 108 students, 22 teachers and 19 non-teaching staff from the school visited the Army chief's residence, and interacted with him and Army Wives Welfare Assoc...

3 days ago
Ready to discuss all issues on floor of Parliament: Government

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government is ready to discuss all the issues, including those to be raised by the Opposition, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said here on Thursday, adding that he would request all the MPs to work full time to dispose of the business. The government is ready to discuss and debate any issue. Several issues would be raised by the opposition and th...

4 days ago
Manmohan again seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards'

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday again accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading falsehood and canards and tarnishing every constitutional office in a bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to apologize to the nation. I am deeply pained and anguished by the falsehood and canards being spread to score political points in a lost caus...

6 days ago
Let PM arrest those involved in Pakistani meddling in Gujarat polls: Owaisi

Hyderabad, Dec 11 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi sincerely believes in what he is saying about Pakistan meddling in Gujarat elections, he should order arrest of the persons involved. If what PM is saying is correct then what is NIA doing? Why doesn't he charge them under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and National Security Act and hav...

6 days ago
Ex-PM right in demanding Modi's apology: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is absolutely right in demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his outrageous allegations regarding a meeting with a Pakistani leader and a diplomat. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is absolutely right in demanding an apology for the outrageous allegation ma...

6 days ago
Manmohan seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards' on Congress' Pakistan link

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A deeply pained and anguished former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of spreading falsehood and canards in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to apologize to the nation. In an unusually hard-hitting statement, Manmohan Singh denied allegations by Modi that he and others, includi...

6 days ago
Manmohan seeks Modi's apology for 'falsehood and canards'

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A deeply pained and anguished former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading falsehood and canards in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat election and asked him to apologize to the nation. In an unusually hard-hitting statement, Manmohan Singh denied allegations by Modi that he and others, including former Vice Pre...

6 days ago
Manmohan tells Modi to apologize for 'falsehood and canards'

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading falsehood and canards in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat elections and asked him to apologize to the nation. In a hard-hitting statement, Manmohan Singh denied allegations by Modi that he and others invited to a dinner at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's reside...

6 days ago
Manmohan asks Modi to apologize for 'falsehood and canards'

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmanohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading falsehood and canards in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat elections and asked him to apologize to the nation. In a hard-hitting statement, Manmohan Singh denied allegations by Modi that he and others invited to a dinner at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's resi...

8 days ago
Indian Army was not equipped for war with China in 1962: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Army was not equipped to handle the 1962 war with China with New Delhi closing its eyes to the looming threat from Beijing, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday, and called on the present establishment to ensure that the forces are fully prepared now in view of fresh signs of aggression on the eastern border. Blaming the then governm...

10 days ago
'Next big conflict with China to be on Indian Ocean'

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The next big conflict with China is likely to be played out in the Indian Ocean and not on the Himalayas, according to acclaimed journalist and author Bertil Lintner. Speaking in a panel discussion at the launch of his new book China's India War: Collision Course on the Roof here on Wednesday evening, Lintner questioned China's new found maritime interest under it...

11 days ago
Defence Minister looking into education fund cap issue

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Defence Ministry is looking into the issue of a cap of Rs 10,000 on educational expenses paid to the children of armed forces martyrs, and Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has assured that the issue will be addressed on priority, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Wednesday. According to Ministry sources, Sitharaman also held a meeting on Wednesday over th...

11 days ago
Military must stay away from politics: Army chief

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said the military should keep away from politics, adding that the armed forces will do well by remaining above politics. Of late, we have seen politicisation of military. We operate in a very secular manner. We have a very vibrant democracy, where the military should stay far away from the polity, the General said at a s...

11 days ago
Defence Minister looking into education fund cap issue: Army chief

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has promised to resolve the issue of a cap of Rs 10,000 on educational expenses paid to the children of defence forces martyrs. General Rawat said Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, has informed her of the issue, and she has said the issue w...

11 days ago
Military must be kept away from politics: Army Chief

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The military should be kept away from politics, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday. Speaking at a seminar here, Rawat said: Of late we have been seeing that politicisation of military has been taking place. We operate in a very secular manner. We have a vibrant democracy, where the military should stay far away from the polity. Defe...

12 days ago
Army Chief gives President's Standards awards

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Tuesday presented President's Standards award to 87 Armoured Regiment, 41 Armoured Regiment and 10 Armoured Regiment at the Suratgarh Military Station in Rajasthan. The three Armoured Regiments were given the honour in recognition of the dedicated and meritorious service rendered by the regiments since their raising, more than three...

12 days ago
Educational expenses for ex-servicemen's wards likely to be capped

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Defence Ministry is likely to take a decision on capping the educational expenses paid to the children of ex-servicemen in line with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, informed sources said on Tuesday. Amid demands not to go ahead with the decision, a letter dated September 13, issued by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, capped the fee for t...

13 days ago
Destroy terror 'safe havens' or else US will: CIA tells Pakistan

Washington/Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) In a stern warning to Pakistan, the CIA chief has said if Islamabad does not eliminate terrorist safe havens in its territory, the US will do everything it can to destroy them. The statement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo came ahead of US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis's visit to Islamabad where he will persuade Pakistan to support the new US strategy on Afg...

13 days ago
Navy Day observed; President, PM extend greetings

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Indian naval personnel observed the 46th Navy Day on Monday as President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman greeted them and lauded their role in securing the country's borders. Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa paid homage to martyrs a...

13 days ago
US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday for his first visit to the country since taking charge at the Pentagon. Mattis was received by officials from the Defence Ministry, Foreign Ministry and the US Embassy upon his arrival, a Foreign Office statement said. During his visit, Mattis is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister S...

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