Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared a proposal to buy 814 artillery guns for the army at a cost of Rs. 15,750 crore, a move that will help fill gaps in India’s defence capabilities. The army has not bought a single artillery gun since the Bofors scandal exploded in the late 1980s.
Three senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, including ministry of home affairs’ special secretary Prakash Mishra and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s special director Anil Sinha, have emerged as front-runners for the agency’s top job as incumbent Ranjit Sinha’s stint gets over around ten days later.
After a brief period of lull recently, the number of Indian students opting for higher education in the US has gone up by 6% in 2013-2014, while US students coming to India has dropped by 4.7% in the same period.
A local court has directed the Delhi Transport Authority to initiate a probe into a challan racket running here, saying it helps errant drivers to escape the law by filing 'delayed' challans.
Few people would have guessed that Khalid Mohammed, arrested by the NIA from Hyderabad last Tuesday in connection with the Burdwan blast, had links to an international coalition of terrorist groups.
The rise in incomes in India has nearly doubled the number of domestic refrigerators and air-conditioners in the country since 2000. This, in turn, has meant India has become one of the top producers of greenhouses gases in the world, along with the US and China.
A horse carriage flown in from England, flowers from the Netherlands, 75-foot-long fresh fruit cake, Sufi singers and fireworks – Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 75th birthday was one grand party. Photos inside
As its police superintendent in 1992, he claims he made Palamu a crime-free district. 24 years later, PK Siddharth, 69, ex-IPS officer, is back to this remote, backward district in northwest Jharkhand promising to make it unemployment-free.
The JMM’s hopes of a rich harvest in its stronghold Santhal Parganas could be dented in the assembly polls with the opposition highlighting region’s perennial water shortage to woo voters in state’s most arid region.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressing two rallies in Jharkhand’s Manika and Panki districts on Saturday alleged that power has been concentrated in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a few bureaucrats.