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Apr 09, 2018
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman helps missing soldier's mother get pensionKamla Devi, mother of rifleman Rinku Ram who went missing while patrolling along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh in 2009, finally won her battle of more than seven years as the Centre sanctioned her pension, thanks to an intervention by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Apr 06, 2018
Four months after Cyclone Ockhi, survivors and kin of deceased still counting losses, awaiting compensationAlthough it's the March-April fishing season, very few boats are out fishing. The fisherfolk are too traumatised to return to sea after Cyclone Ockhi.
Apr 04, 2018
Months after Cyclone Ockhi, Tamil Nadu fisherfolks' families allege government apathy in recovering bodiesFather Lucian Thomas' office in Neerody witnesses a steady stream of the faithful seeking his counsel, and these days it invariably revolves around the aftermath of Ockhi. The cyclone left 203 people dead in Tamil Nadu, 162 in Kerala and tore through the lives of fishing communities in coastal villages between Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari. A village of nearly 6,000 people, Neerody lost 34 men, one of the highest casualties among fishing villages on this coast.
Apr 01, 2018
Israel's defence minister says troops acted appropriately, shot only at Palestinian protesters charging Gaza borderIsrael's defence minister says troops acted appropriately by only firing on Palestinian protesters who charged toward Gaza's border with Israel.
Mar 31, 2018
Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Russia from 3 to 5 April, will attend Moscow Conference on International SecurityDefence Minister Niramala Sitharaman will be travelling to Russia next week to attend the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security.
Mar 26, 2018
India 'ready and alert' for any situation in Doka La, will maintain territorial integrity: Nirmala SitharamanDefence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Centre is "ready and alert" for any eventuality in Doka La, in Dehradun on Sunday.
Mar 22, 2018
BrahMos successfully test fired: Supersonic cruise missile touches target with 'pin-point' precision, says Nirmala SitharamanThe test firing comes three months after the BrahMos cruise missile was successfully test fired for the first time from the Indian Air Force's frontline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat jet.
Mar 18, 2018
Indian Army low on ammunition and supplies, but Nirmala Sitharaman insists vice chiefs given enough power to solve problemHyper-nationalistic sentiments extolling the Indian Army’s glory and supreme valour cannot place an iron shield on the truth that the defence forces are low on ammunition.
Mar 17, 2018
News18 Rising India Summit: 'There's no scam; you can search for as long as you want': Nirmala Sitharaman on Rafale dealUnion defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, speaking at the News18 Rising India Summit, vehemently denied allegations of a 'scam' in the procurement of Rafale aircrafts.
Mar 16, 2018
Nirmala Sitharaman says India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously, does not believe in 'dirty bombs'India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously and unlike some of its neighbours, it does not believe in "dirty bombs", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday, in an oblique reference to Pakistan