Rafale lands in India: BJP leaders hail arrival of Dassault fighter jets, experts question 'wall-to-wall coverage'
In a tweet, the Indian Air Force described the arrival of the Rafale jets with the words 'Golden Arrows reach home!'
Books of the week: From Kate Elizabeth Russell's My Dark Vanessa to Tejaswini Niranjana’s Musicophilia in Mumbai, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Centre renames IDSA as Manohar Parrikar Defence Institute of Analyses to 'honour commitment and legacy' of late defence minister
Parrikar steered the defence ministry 'through the tough challenges of attacks like Pathankot and Uri and responded to these with exemplary boldness', said a government statement
Padma Awards 2020: Jaitley, Sushma conferred Padma Vibhushan; Anand Mahindra, Manohar Parrikar get Padma Bhushan; Karan Johar gets Padma Shri
Padma Awards: The Padma Vibhushan for this year has been awarded to a total of seven prominent personalities, while 16 have been given the Padma Bhushan and 118 have been given the Padma Shri
Goa tourism minister denies granting permission for imposition of 'Swachhata Tax' on photography in Parra village, says 'will launch inquiry into this'
Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Thursday said his department has not granted any permission for the imposition of a 'Swachhta Tax' on clicking photographs in the scenic Parra village of North Goa district
Goa village imposes Swachhata Tax on photography, raising concern among locals about rule’s impact on tourism
Goa's Parra, best known as the ancestral village of late Union Minister Manohar Parrirkar, has started charging people for clicking photographs of a coconut palm-lined scenic landscape
IFFI 2019 will be held in the state from 20 to 28 November.
Stray cattle issue, his nomination as UP CM, Hindi as official language: Full text of Yogi Adityanath's interview with News18
In an exclusive conversation with News18 editor-in-chief Rahul Joshi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath talked about tackling the issue of stray cattle, the state's immunity to economic slowdown and Hindi as a unifying language in India
India's no first use nuclear theology rooted in wars country might fight, touted to be a tactic to discourage enemy strikes
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that India’s stand on no first use (NFU) of nuclear weapons might change in the future, even though it remains committed to the doctrine now, sparking off a controversy with global consequences
Goa creating selection commission for more transparency in filling govt job vacancies, CM Pramod Sawant tells Assembly
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant told the state Assembly that his government was in the process of creating a State Staff Selection Commission to bring in more transparency in filling vacancies in the government sector.
Vijai Sardesai, on Saturday said the induction of ten MLAs of the Congress into the BJP was the death of the legacy of late chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
Disability pension remains bone of contention amid defence ministry’s unyielding attitude over ex-servicemen’s appeals
The Central Board of Direct Taxes’ (CBDT) 24 June circular bringing disability pension under the tax scanner is the latest bone of contention between the retired Armed Forces personnel and the government
Smriti Irani, Pramod Sawant visit Amethi village adopted by late Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar
Union minister Smriti Irani and Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant visited the village that was adopted by late Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday in Amethi.
Goa environmentalists cheer Pramod Sawant's proposal for rain harvesting, raising ground water level
t the NITI Ayog's meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, Sawant said his government would take steps to ensure proper rainwater harvesting to overcome scarcity in the state. Karnataka and Goa, the riparian states of Mahadayi, have been locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of water of the river. Environmentalist Sachin Tendulkar said that the focus should be on rainwater recharge in higher reaches and foothills of the state through micro watershed-based approach.
Rajnath Singh's return to key Cabinet committees shows Modi govt's willingness to quickly course correct
Through his four-decade political career, Rajnath Singh has always been conscious of his image, maintaining a certain grace and dealing with people with dignity.
Rajnath Singh's omission from several Cabinet Committees is glaring; ex-home minister part of only two panels out of eight
In the first Modi-led government, Rajnath Singh was part of all Cabinet Committees that were constituted in June 2014, or afterwards.
GSM leader Subhash Velingkar hits out at BJP for not mentioning Mandovi river casinos in run-up to Panaji Assembly bypoll
The GSM, mentored by former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, has opposed the offshore casinos in Mandovi river and has asked that they be shifted from the river to deep in the Arabian Sea
Delhi talks: Vote bank politics perpetuates wave of toxic politics, says former EC chief SY Quraishi
Crediting the EC with ushering in a revolution of sorts in women participating as voters, Quraishi rues the fact that these voices remain suppressed.
Manohar Parrikar's son, Utpal and former MLA Siddharth Kunkolienkar shortlisted by BJP to contest upcoming Panaji bypoll
Utpal Parrikar, 38, who has done a Masters degree course from the US and is presently into business, earlier said he would be ready to take any responsibility given to him by the BJP
Lok Sabha polls: Electoral bonds may be exacerbating the problem of black money in politics; here's why parties are silent
The Supreme Court asking all political parties to furnish details of donations through electoral bonds by 31 May put this problem back into the spotlight.