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Rahul, ask mum why dad helped Quattrocchi: Sushma's fiery defence

Amid vociferous sloganeering from the Congress, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday tried to put a defence of her assistance to scandal-ridden former Indian Premier League Lalit......

Fresh talks on with Sikorsky for S-70B Seahawk helicopters

The defence ministry has started fresh cost negotiations with the US firm Sikorsky for purchase of 16 multi-role naval helicopters, Lok Sabha was told on Friday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha,......

Why India still hasn't built a combat vehicle

Defence ministry incompetence hobbles development of battle-taxis for the Indian Army, discovers Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The Future Infantry Combat Vehicle project was approved in 2008, but has seen......

Committee wants MoD to look upon private industry as an ally

Stressing on the 'Make in India' initiative, a Ministry of Defence appointed committee has recommended enhanced private sector involvement in materiel procurement by granting manufacturers tax and......

Expert panel wants CAG to pre-audit defence deals

An expert committee has recommended to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that defence purchases need not be blocked even if bribery charges emerge. Nitin A Gokhale reports for Rediff.com Defence......

Lapsed tenders hurt Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push

Indian firms have spurned some $15 billion worth of government tenders to make a range of weapons since 2013, defence ministry officials say, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his......

Freight hike won't affect prices of essential items: Prabhu

Defending the hike in freight rates that would rake in Rs 4,000 crore more, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said it would have minimal impact on the transportation of commodities......

Trai reiterates its proposals on 3G spectrum

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said 15 MHz of spectrum being vacated by Defence Ministry should be auctioned in February in view of the in-principle agreement reached with the ministry......

How spectrum swapping will help debt-laden telcos

In a significant breakthrough, the defence ministry and the department of telecommunications, or DoT, have resolved the contentious issue of spectrum swapping. Image:  Indian telcos are......

Govt allocates Rs 2.29 lakh crore to the Defence Ministry

As part of military modernisation drive, Government today allocated Rs 2.29 lakh crore  (Rs 2.29 trillion) for the Defence Ministry in the Budget, marking an increase of around 12.5 per cent......
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Hello, anyone there?

Call drops raise questions about Digital India. Spectrum shortage is at the heart of the matter. Civic authorities have forced about 10,000... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/hello-anyone-there/
SC to see if HIV+ soldier can get disability pension

Is an HIV positive soldier entitled to disability pension meant for army men who get injured while performing an official duty? The government... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/sc-to-see-if-hiv-soldier-can-get-disability-pension/article1-1385872.aspx
11 dead, several hurt in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex

Photographs published on the civil defence website showed plumes of black smoke rising from the windows of one of the buildings This image... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-11-dead-several-hurt-in-fire-at-saudi-oil-giant-housing-complex-2120213
Afghan forces retake key district centre from Taliban

Operations were continuing to push the remnants of the Taliban out of the rest of Musa Qala district. Afghan Taliban Agencies AFP Afghan... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-afghan-forces-retake-key-district-centre-from-taliban-2120164
US NSA lauds Pakistan's anti-terror sacrifices

Islamabad:US National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Sunday lauded Pakistan's role in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. During... ...

http://www.siasat.com/news/us-nsa-lauds-pakistans-anti-terror-sacrifices-825584/

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