Monthly Archives: March 2012


COVER STORY-defence rafale deal France, the only major Western country not to impose sanctions on India after the 1998 Pokhran-II tests, already has three big defence projects with India – the Rs 23,562-crore for Scorpene submarines, the Rs 10,947-crore upgrade … Continue reading

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Much in demand

DEFENCE-def expo 2012 With the Indian defence forces having a budget of $30 billion for procurement of weapons and allied systems, the 7th Def Expo will see the presence of all major armaments manufacturing giants in the national Capital this … Continue reading

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Trigger Jam

Policy paralysis has hit the small arms manufacturers in the private sector the worst, raising a question mark on their very survival India Inc and the media have off late been extremely vocal about the slowdown in economic decision-making process. … Continue reading

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Dangerous drift

DEFENCE basic flying trainer narayan menon The Government’s inability to provide an appropriate basic flying trainer to the IAF will have unpredictable consequences on the future of India’s military aviation   Basic military flying training in India is floundering and … Continue reading

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‘Development with the concern of the people is our mantra’

TALK TIME murugesh r nirani, minister for large & medium scale industries, karnataka   Global Investors Meet (GIM) to be held in Bangalore from June 3 to 4 is another opportunity for the Karnataka government to attract investment. Venugopalan spoke … Continue reading

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‘Centre, States to blame for NCTC imbroglio’

It is a pity that every chief minister is crying foul against the National Counter Terrorism Centre but we need an agency that links all bodies involved in internal security and crime, says former Delhi Police Commissioner Ved Marwah I … Continue reading

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Shooting in the foot

With no fears of accountability in the party, many Congress leaders are running amok in the political theatre, making uncalled for statements in public by Renu Mittal Congressmen by and large are happy and happy-go-lucky folk. They neither fear punishment … Continue reading

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Well-oiled breaking news

The ruling party in Karnataka allegedly pays journalists to the tune of nearly half-a-crore rupees every week and the process is looked after by an eight-member committee with great precision by Venugopalan  & Harishchandra Bhat What do you understand by … Continue reading

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Brothers in arms

A recent incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district has once again put the limelight back on the ‘rivalry’ between two premier services in India, the IAS and the IPS Arecent event in Basti, a far-off district in eastern Uttar Pradesh, … Continue reading

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‘Crime detection rate has gone up since last one year’

RAPID FIRE anil kumar ojha, dcp, south west district, delhi   An IPS officer of 1998 batch, belonging to the UT cadre, the action-oriented and hard-working Anil Kumar Ojha joined as DCP, South-West district, in place of Sharad Agrawal, IPS, … Continue reading

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