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Govt dissolves Ordnance Factory Board, transfers employees

The defence ministry has dissolved the Ordnance Factory Board with effect from October 1 and transferred its assets, employees and management to seven public sector units (PSUs), according to an......

Parliament passes bill to ban strikes by essential defence services

Parliament on Thursday passed a bill which allows the central government to prohibit strikes, lockouts, and layoffs in units engaged in essential defence services. The Essential Defence Services......

Govt moves bill in LS to ban strikes by essential defence services

The government on Thursday introduced a bill in Lok Sabha which seeks to prohibit any agitation and strike by anyone engaged in the essential defence services.   IMAGE: 12.7 mm heavy machine......

Monsoon Session: Fuel hike, Covid, farmers' issues set to rock Parl

The government has readied a big legislative agenda for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning Monday even as the Opposition is raring to corner the ruling dispensation over a host of issues,......

Fuel price, Covid on the agenda for Oppn in Parliament

The government has readied a big legislative agenda for the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning Monday even as the Opposition seeks to corner the ruling dispensation over its handling of the......

Corporatising OFBs: An idea whose time has come

'The much-awaited decision could be a welcome change at a time when the Indian armed forces are crying for self-reliance and the defence industry is looking forward to more indigenisation,' notes......

India Inc, stop whining!

'Instead of wailing about the absence of tax benefits, the private sector should press for an early implementation of the package of measures,' advises A K Bhattacharya. Illustration: Dominic......

How the military can get a bang for every buck

The best available recourse to keep the defence sector healthy is to source most of our requirement within the country so that procurement outlays under both the Revenue and Capital heads flow......

Defence firms divert firepower to fighting coronavirus

DRDO is developing 15 to 20 products to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic.Ajai Shukla reports.  Kindly mote that the image has only been posted for representational purposes. Photograph: PTI......

Blacklisting companies? What the govt must do

Every government and organisation has a blacklist of companies and people whom they would rather avoid. Their reasons could be political or commercial. Some such lists are kept a secret and need to......

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