IAF gets first LCA Tejas

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited handed over the first indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas on Saturday to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Air chief marshal Anup in Bengaluru.

The first LCA was handed over to the IAF after Initial Operational Clearance-II, which signifies that Tejas is airworthy in different conditions.

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Mass resignations hit Censor Board

The censor board was Saturday hit by mass resignations a day after board chairperson Leela Samson quit citing coercion and corruption even as Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley hit out at those quitting, calling them “UPA appointees” who had themselves to blame for any corruption.

Saturday saw eight of the CBFC members quitting.… Read More

Govt refute report on Indian Diplomat

The government trashed reports that an Indian diplomat posted in Colombo, reported to be an Indian intelligence official, had been recalled before completion of tenure.

External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the norm for postings of diplomats in Sri Lanka is three years and all diplomats who returned last year had completed their… Read More

President appoints Governors

The President has been pleased to make the following appointments:-

(a) Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor of Haryana to discharge the functions of the Governor of Punjab, in addition to his own duties till further orders and also as Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh vice Shri Shivraj V. Patil, who completes his tenure on 21.1.2015.

(b) Shri… Read More

Anupam Shrivastava is new BSNL CMD

Anupam Shrivastava has been appointed the chairman and managing director (CMD) of state-run BSNL from January 15. Shrivastava has been appointed CMD of BSNL for a period of five years or till the time of superannuation at the age of 60 years.

Prior to this posting, Mr. Shrivastava has served as director (consumer mobility) BSNL. He has also worked as senior general… Read More

Tamil Nadu PS Shanthini Kapoor dies in road accident

Senior IAS officer who was also the Principal Secretary of Special Programme Implementation to the Tamil Nadu
Government, Shanthini Kapoor and two others were killed in an accident on the Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri Highway on
Wednesday.… Read More

Govt plans to end dual role for DRDO chief

In a bid to reform the country’s defence R&D establishment after sacking missile scientist Avinash Chander on Tuesday, the government plans to bifurcate the post of scientific advisor to the defence minister-cum-DRDO chief, held by one person till now,

The move will lead to the appointment of a secretary (defence R&D), who will also double… Read More

Maharashtra govt to shunt out incompetent officials

The Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government is set to prematurely retire officials of doubtful integrity and competency, particularly those who have completed 30 years in service or are in the 50-55 age bracket.

A week ago, the departments of cooperation, textiles and excise promulgated two independent orders to provide for review of performance of all officials… Read More

Kiran Bedi joins BJP

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi joined the BJP Thursday, ahead of Delhi assembly election scheduled Feb 7.

Bedi, who was earlier attached with India Against Corruption led by Anna Hazare, became a member of the party by dialling the toll-free number started for the BJP’s mass membership drive.

The country’s first woman IPS officer spoke about the many… Read More

Govt appoints PS to Rudy, Giriraj Singh

Kundan Kumar and Sudhanshu Kumar have been appointed as Private Secretaries to Union Ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Giriraj Singh respectively.

Kundan Kumar, a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, has been appointed as Private Secretary to Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Sudhanshu Kumar, who is 1996 batch IPS officer… Read More

Rafale Deal – Mon cher divorce pas une option.. Why this is more than just buying planes….

As they say there is more than meets the eye…. We probed a little more to make sense of this ongoing saga….. after all we are paying sooooo muchhhh! and we have an option of buying from other nation like USA, Britain or Germany, they too make planes, right?  Well it turns out to be much more than just buying or selling of planes, it’s about dependability… Read More