Tag: Nirmala Sitharaman

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  • Navy looking at enrolling women as sailors

    Navy looking at enrolling women as sailors

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also pushed for greater enrolment of women in the Navy in her address to the top naval brass at the Naval Commanders Conference.

    November 2, 2018
  • Offset partners for Rafale deal will be known when procurement begins: Centre

    Offset partners for Rafale deal will be known when procurement begins: Centre

    The Congress has alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal and accused the government of favouring Ambani's firm over HAL.

    October 26, 2018
  • Congress ‘brazenly misleading’ nation on Rafale: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Congress ‘brazenly misleading’ nation on Rafale: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Pointing out that all the doubts and questions raised by opposition parties have already been answered, Sitharaman charged them with changing the 'milepost' repeatedly.

    October 25, 2018
  • Centre constitutes GoM for sexual harassment at workplace

    Centre constitutes GoM for sexual harassment at workplace

    WCD has also launched an Electronic Complaints Box that enables women, irrespective of their work status, to raise their voice against sexual harassment at workplace.

    October 24, 2018
  • Relevant query

    Relevant query

    Conflicting are the theories from the Haryana police about what provoked the Personal Security Officer attached to a judge in Gurugram into shooting his ward’s wife and son in a busy market place a few days back: the woman died in hospital, the son it still on a life-support system. One explanation is that he …

    October 22, 2018
  • Plunging to lows

    Plunging to lows

    Had overuse and skewed nationalism not reduced the term ‘sedition’ to hollow political invective, Rahul Gandhi would be tottering on the brink of grave criminality by attempting to exploit the sentiments of workers in a key defence-production establishment. Maturity and responsibility have never been strong points with the president of the Congress party, but have …

    October 17, 2018
  • Ominous infamy

    Ominous infamy

    No Army relishes being tasked with internal security duties: particularly when the adversary has well-trained cadres, indoctrinated to believe they are battling against oppressive authoritarianism, and also enjoy a degree of local popularity that can translate into political support. Yet it is upon such duties that the Indian Army has earned its reputation and built …

    October 16, 2018
  • Rafale: Rahul seeks probe against PM

    Rafale: Rahul seeks probe against PM

    Modi is corrupt, says Congress chief, demands his resignation.

    October 12, 2018
  • French report says Reliance ‘mandatory’ for Rafale deal; Cong slams Dassault, PM

    French report says Reliance ‘mandatory’ for Rafale deal; Cong slams Dassault, PM

    However, Dassault has declined the claim by the media report and reiterated that it had 'freely chosen' Reliance Defence as the offset partner.

    October 11, 2018
  • Nirmala Sitharaman blames UPA for bad loans, banks facing crunch

    Nirmala Sitharaman blames UPA for bad loans, banks facing crunch

    To tackle the issue of defaulters fleeing the country after cheating banks, an enabling legislation - The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - was passed which envisaged attachment of properties, she said.

    October 10, 2018
  • Deal with Russia has global ramifications

    Deal with Russia has global ramifications

    For several months prior to the finalising of the defence deal that was signed in New Delhi on 4 October 2018 there were apprehensions in several quarters whether it would be signed or not. The threat of CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act) loomed large. In a sense it still does. Nevertheless, India and …

    October 10, 2018
  • A new role for Yogi?

    A new role for Yogi?

    Now that the Supreme Court has paved the way for the Ayodhya case hearing to resume on October 29, the BJP grapevine is buzzing with speculation that UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath may be asked to launch a Ram Mandir movement 2.0 to build momentum for an early favourable judgement on the vexed mosque-temple dispute. …

    October 3, 2018
  • Overdose of labels

    Overdose of labels

    It was a good question, one that the government will not find easy to answer, that noted historian Romila Thapar asked when demanding a definition of “urban Naxal” ~ the latest label those wielding authority have begun to stick on anyone with the temerity to dissent with official thinking. Or, as critics, would insist, its …

    October 3, 2018
  • Government working to realise Bapu’s vision on sanitation: Sitharaman

    Government working to realise Bapu’s vision on sanitation: Sitharaman

    "Gandhi ji said that sanitation is more important than independence. The government believes in this vision of Bapu," the Minister said.

    October 2, 2018
  • Craze for kudos

    Craze for kudos

    The fanfare was loud, but something did not ring quite true when the government mounted an exaggeratedly-hyped “Parakarm Parv” festival to celebrate the second anniversary of the ‘surgical strikes” to demolish terrorist launch pads across the LOC on the night of 28/29 September 2016. Sure the armed services ensured good shows ~ nothing less was …

    September 29, 2018
  • Surgical strikes a message that India will not tolerate terrorists: Sitharaman

    Surgical strikes a message that India will not tolerate terrorists: Sitharaman

    Visitors will get the opportunity to see captured weapons used by terrorists that have been brought from Jammu and Kashmir. 

    September 28, 2018
  • ‘Perception battle’

    ‘Perception battle’

    For once Nirmala Sitharaman was on target ~ the Rafale controversy is a battle of perception. Her determination to spearhead the government’s counter-assault against the barrage from Rahul Gandhi, Opposition leaders, and some former BJP stalwarts, does, however, point to the NDA hurting. For a government that has made a fineart of managing headlines ~ …

    September 26, 2018