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Jayalalithaa asks PM to respect Tamil sentiments


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed surprise at the central government's declaration that India would continue to train Sri Lankan defence personnel.Jayalalithha reiterated ... Read more...

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Send back Lankan defence personnel: Jayalalithaa


August 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday charged the central government with having a "reprehensible attitude" in training two Sri Lankan defence personnel in the ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles gets new chief


August 24th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government Friday appointed Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, currently posted with the country's Strategic Forces Command, as the next director general of Assam Rifles, a ... Read more...

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Only one hacking in last three years: Antony


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's defence establishment has recorded only one breach of security by hackers from outside in the last three years, parliament was informed Wednesday.Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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New NDA commandant takes over


August 8th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 7 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Ashok Singh took over as the new commandant of the tri-service National Defence Academy (NDA) Tuesday, an official said."Lt.Gen. Singh is an alumnus of ... Read more...

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High-level panel formed to resolve defence pay disparity


July 13th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Friday set up a high level committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth to resolve pending issues concerning defence personnel and ex-servicemen, ... Read more...

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Over Rs.5,000 crore more approved for defence network


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government Tuesday approved an additional Rs.5,236 crore for the Defence Optical Fibre Cable network, which will provide a communications backbone for the armed forces.According ... Read more...

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Last veteran of 1971 war Gen. Ghosh retires


May 31st, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) "As the last veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, I hang up my uniform and pay my solemn gratefulness to our brave soldiers who laid down ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Kumaria is new IAF vice chief


May 30th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Air Marshal D.C. "Tiny" Kumaria, a veteran fighter pilot, will Friday take over as the Indian Air Force (IAF) vice chief. Kumaria currently heads the ... Read more...

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Myanmar forms peace group to deal with ethnic insurgents


May 18th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) A high-level peace group headed by President U Thein Sein has been formed in Myanmar to carry out peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups in the ... Read more...

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Ministers take high ‘moral ground’ after conviction (Punjab Newsletter)


May 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) This could be termed the height of irony, even in the strange world of politics. Two ministers in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led government, convicted in ... Read more...

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Additional $1.3 billion for defence communication network


May 9th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A proposal is being processed for a Rs.5,236 crore ($1.3 billion) exclusive pan-India optical fibre cable (OFC) for the defence forces to enable them to ... Read more...

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Punjab agriculture minister gets one year jail


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for the Punjab government, a court in Mohali town Saturday held Agriculture Minister Tota Singh guilty of misusing official machinery and sentenced ... Read more...

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‘Indian defence procurement system still not perfect’


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With time and cost escalations plaguing military acquisitions, Financial Advisor (Defence Services) A.K. Chopra admitted Wednesday that the procurement systems are still far from being ... Read more...

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NDA Commandant conferred Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (With image)


April 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 19 (IANS) The Commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla has been conferred the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in recognition of his distinguished service, ... Read more...

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‘Withdraw public suit on appointment of next army chief’


April 11th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A public suit filed in the Supreme Court alleging communal overtones in the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next army chief should ... Read more...

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BEL records marginal sales growth in 2011-12


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Monday reported a marginal growth of 3.3 percent in sales for the just concluded fiscal 2011-12, which is lower than the ... Read more...

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Jagir Kaur’s resignation accepted


March 31st, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A day after she was convicted and sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and other charges in the mysterious death of her ... Read more...

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Convicted Jagir Kaur remains a VIP in prison


March 31st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Hardly a few hours after her conviction and arrest Friday evening, former Punjab cabinet minister Jagir Kaur continued to wield political influence even as a prisoner ... Read more...

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Badal government’s lone woman minister convicted, jailed (Roundup)


March 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) A fortnight after she was sworn in as cabinet minister, senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday arrested and sent to jail after a court ... Read more...

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Minister jailed for conspiracy in daughter’s death (Second Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) Senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday arrested and sent to jail after being held guilty by a court here of conspiracy in the mysterious ... Read more...

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Punjab minister gets jail term for daughter’s death (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) Senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday held guilty by a court here of conspiracy in the death of her own daughter in April ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. Halgali is new deputy chief of Indian Army


February 13th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Ramesh Halgali, a whistle-blower in the 2009 70-acre Sukna military station land scam in West Bengal that led to court martial of senior ... Read more...

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Gen. V.K. Singh: Tough soldier who lost a legal battle (Profile)


February 10th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh, who withdrew his petition against a government order recording his birth date as May 10, 1950 after the ... Read more...

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Blow to government as court quashes Raja’s 122 phone licences (Roundup)


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) In a blow to the government, the Supreme Court Thursday quashed all 122 licences for mobile phone services issued in 2008 and left it ... Read more...

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New telecom firm promoter scrips fall, older one’s gain on SC order (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Stocks of firms that face cancellation of telecom licences after a Supreme Court order, which fell sharply in intra-day at Indian stock markets Thursday, managed to ... Read more...

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SC cancels 122 ‘arbitrary’ 2G licences, government in trouble (Afternoon Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) In a fresh blow to the government, the Supreme Court Thursday cancelled all 122 licences for 2G spectrum allocated in 2008 and left the ... Read more...

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Customers won’t be troubled by cancellation of 2G licences


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Even though the Supreme Court Thursday ordered cancellation of 122 telecom licences, customers will not be affected much as firms have been given four months ... Read more...

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Supreme Court order takes toll on telecom scrips


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Stocks of firms that face cancellation of telecom licences after a Supreme Court order fell sharply on Indian stock markets Thursday, even as those of one ... Read more...

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Supreme Court cancels 2G telecom licences during Raja tenure (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday cancelled all 122 licences granted to telecom firms during the tenure of former communications minister A. Raja and left it ... Read more...

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BSF adjudged best Republic Day parade paramilitary contingent


January 29th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The marching contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) was adjudged the best among all paramilitary forces in this year's Republic Day Parade, an official ... Read more...

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Vice Admiral Thapliyal is Indian Navy chief of personnel


January 27th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Vice Admiral Anurag G. Thapliyal, a senior Indian Navy officer with vast operational experience, Friday took over as the Chief of Personnel at the naval ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan spends on three soldiers what India spends on one’


October 20th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan spends on three soldiers what India spends on only one soldier, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said here.During the briefing of defence committees ... Read more...

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Indian Navy chief meets Myanmar president


August 26th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 26 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Friday called on Myanmar President U Thein Sein in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, state media reported.Verma, leading ... Read more...

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New IAF vice chief, Eastern air commander take charge


August 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) Air Marshal Kishan Kumar Nohwar, an ace MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighter pilot, Monday took over as vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) here. ... Read more...

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