NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 26, 2012 1. Pawar asks Sonia for consensus candidate, Lalu Pitches For Ansari As Next Prez: New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday started consultations over the presidential elections, with agriculture minister and NCP boss Sharad Pawar telling Sonia Gandhi that UPA’s nominee for the post should be someone around […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 19, 2012 1. Tatra: CBI raids ex-army men, Vectra Executive’s House Searched, BEML Chief Quizzed Again: New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at the residences of two retired Army officers and a Vectra executive in Delhi and Noida in connection with the Tatra scam. [TOI p9] […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 18, 2012 1. Antony acts on Gen’s plaint, fast-tracks arms acquisitions, Border Infra, Rly Lines To Get Boost For Quick Troop Mobility: New Delhi: With an eye on both China and Pakistan, the government on Tuesday approved a slew of measures to fast-track acquisition of weapons as […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 17, 2012 1. Non-UPA CMs join hands to fight ‘overbearing’ Centre, Joint Strategy For Prez Poll In Offing?: New Delhi: The battle lines for a states versus Centre faceoff got sharply drawn on Monday when non-UPA chief ministers — including Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik, Gujarat’s Narendra […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 09, 2012 1. Act against terrorists if you want peace: PM to Zardari, ‘Bring 26/11 Perpetrators To Justice’: New Delhi: India on Sunday reacted positively to Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari’s fresh bid for normalization of ties, but made it clear that Pakistan would have […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 06, 2012 1. CAG listed security gaps but it didn’t bother MPs, Reports More Detailed Than Gen’s Letter: New Delhi: The political establishment was outraged when Army chief Gen V K Singh’s letter to PM Manmohan Singh highlighting the hollowness in India’s battle preparedness found […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 05, 2012 1. Singh, Zardari Meet Likely to Take Indo-Pak Talks Further: NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s luncheon meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari here on April 8 is expected to take further the revived bilateral dialogue, with the entire gamut of issues […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – APR 02, 2012 1. 3 cops to protect each VIP, just 1 cop for 761 citizens: New Delhi: There’s a shortfall of five lakh cops against sanctioned vacancies in India. But that doesn’t stop massive deployment for VIP security — to the tune of almost three […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – MAR 31, 2012 1. EC scraps RS elections in Jharkhand : New Delhi/Ranchi: In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission countermanded the Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand on Friday. In a late-night development, the EC requested the President to “rescind notification issued for the RS poll […]

NEWS IN BRIEF – MAR 30, 2012 1. Antony guns for leak culprits, says they will be punished: New Delhi: With many politicians suspecting that the leak of Army chief Gen V K Singh’s letter to the prime minister has come from the chief ’s camp — a suggestion that […]