Friday, Oct 31, 2014

PRANAB DHAL SAMANTA

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Teething troubles: Appointments of PMO official, PS to ministers on hold
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth is learnt to have sent such a list to the PMO.

One China? What about One India policy: Sushma Swaraj to Wang Yi
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

It’s learnt that this came up in the context of dealing with sensitive issues during the bilateral conversation between both leaders on Sunday.

The East Asia window
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

The emphatic election mandate for Modi and political uncertainty in the region have created opportunities for India.

Narendra Modi picks Bhutan for first foreign visit, official team to leave tomorrow to work out logistics
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

It has been reliably learnt that an official team will be leaving for Thimphu on Friday to set up the visit and work out the relevant logistics.

No more English, Modi chooses Hindi for talks with foreign leaders
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke in English during his bilateral meeting with Modi.

After Beijing, Tokyo calling: Welcome Modi, seal deal
Sat, May 31, 2014

Shinzo Abe says will confirm trilateral cooperation with US on Modi visit.

Narendra Modi goes for Gujarat experiment at Centre, empowers PMO on ‘all important policy issues’
Wed, May 28, 2014

In Gujarat such a system had helped bring about predictability and uniformity in policy.

No non-political faces yet, no boats rocked
Mon, May 26, 2014

The helm of the government, beginning with the PM himself, for the first time comprises leaders who have never held a portfolio in the CCS.

Whose decision is it anyway
Wed, May 21, 2014

The cabinet system of governance was eroded in UPA’s tenure. Modi’s challenge will be to restore credibility of its key decision-making bodies.

CBI put pressure, said defer top job interview: PSU board to Cab Sec
Sun, May 11, 2014

The board decided to bring the matter to the notice of the Cabinet Secretary because it felt the CBI had not followed proper procedure.

Govt rejects Chandra panel proposal for a four-star general
Sat, May 03, 2014

The 309 recommendations that have been accepted largely relate to policy priorities.

Day after Telangana vote, Polavaram SPV cleared
Fri, May 02, 2014

Government sources insisted the move was a regular administrative decision that was necessary to execute the provisions of the Act.

UP’s hardened caste lines
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Assertive BJP looks at its best performance in years, but local caste equations can limit its strides.

Modi, Mulayam Mayawati: three political bigwigs battle it out in Uttar Pradesh
Tue, Apr 29, 2014

With western UP showing a BJP trend, Mulayam, unlike Mayawati, has entered the field himself to check the wave in the east.

PMO begins work on President’s Parliament speech for next govt
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has instructed his key aides to record as much as possible in writing and on file.

China says no to Arunachal youth in India delegation, minister says let’s call off trip
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Youth Affairs Minister Jitendra Singh has shot off a strongly worded letter to External Affairs Minister asking him to cancel the trip.

India to pay Russia for arms, ammo it sells to Afghanistan
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

India, is committed to provide arms and ammunition to strengthen the Afghan National Army.

‘It is for the people of India to decide who should be their next PM, and we will willingly engage with the government’
Sun, Apr 13, 2014

In his first interaction with the Indian media since taking over as Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, a career diplomat, hopes talks between the two countries renew at the earliest, without any conditions.

Pakistan bike-snatchers turned terrorists for IM’s ‘jihad lite’
Sun, Apr 06, 2014

The duo have identified Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal as their handler Daniyal, also codenamed Tausif.

RAW instrumental in grabbing key Indian Mujahideen leaders
Sat, Apr 05, 2014

The certainty of this plot was established after RAW, India’s external intelligence agency, made successful inroads into the network.

India’s message: Stick to deadline
Mon, Oct 21, 2013

India is still pinning its hopes on Maldives concluding its election process in time.

China to give Pakistan two more nuclear reactors,India protests
Tue, Oct 15, 2013

China says the deal falls within Sino-Pak nuke cooperation agreement,preceding the NSG accession.

Concerned over Army ‘setbacks’,govt wants lapses investigated
Thu, Oct 10, 2013

The three incidents have raised serious doubts within the government on the military preparedness.

UNSC aspirant India struggles for even a temporary entry
Sun, Oct 06, 2013

Vietnam has urged India to back its case and in return,reaffirmed its support to New Delhi.

Not resigning,will see which way the wind blows: Manmohan Singh
Wed, Oct 02, 2013

Rahul Gandhi to meet Manmohan on Wednesday,Singh open to revisiting the ordinance.

Manmohan,Sharif agree to work out a way to maintain ceasefire on LoC
Mon, Sep 30, 2013

The two PMs agreed to have the director generals of military operations on both sides.

Pak moots dialogue on LoC violence involving both armies; India cold
Sun, Sep 29, 2013

Pakistan has proposed the setting up of a specific dialogue on violence along the LoC.

Defence cooperation deal makes India ‘closest partner’ of the US
Sun, Sep 29, 2013

It said the two countries would 'improve' and 'expedite' licence processes and approvals.

Undermined before Obama meeting,PM puts up brave face: will consider issues
Sat, Sep 28, 2013

While Congress insiders sought to make the point that Rahul’s remarks should be seen in the context of his views.

Despite Opposition chorus,PM says will talk to Nawaz
Fri, Sep 27, 2013

The decision was made only after ascertaining that the situation was under control.

Govt to probe V K Singh’s claims,TSD inquiry findings
Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Cannot take his word and act,we have to get to the truth first: officials

PM to take up LoC violence in talks with Nawaz Sharif
Thu, Sep 26, 2013

The two leaders will discuss the overall state of the relationship.

Shadow-boxing in the dark
Mon, Sep 23, 2013

There is bad faith in the liability debate. The fine print of section 17 of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act is being used as a weapon by those opposed to the entry of nuclear power

Akhilesh Yadav: The man in the muddle
Sun, Sep 15, 2013

Akhilesh Yadav did not seem to think that situation in Muzaffarnagar would get out of hand.

CM blames BJP,says officers free to act
Mon, Sep 09, 2013

The distilled version in Lucknow about the Muzaffarnagar incident is that it all started with an alleged incident of eve-teasing.

In an ‘innocent mistake’,Cameron said India blames Assad for chemical attack
Tue, Sep 03, 2013

India has raised the issue through diplomatic channels with British authorities.