Everything you need to know about Kant: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kant: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Shashi Kant Sharma, a Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was Thursday sworn-in as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the government's official auditor.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Shashi Kant Sharma, a Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was Thursday sworn-in the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the government's official auditor.
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of new Comptroller and Auditor General and former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday targeted the UPA government over appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and said there was "institutional conflict of interest" as he will be auditing defence deals which were finalised during his term as defence secretary.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Tuesday criticized the appointment of former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General, accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of accusing of weakening constitutional institutions.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was named as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma will be the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, replacing Vinod Rai, who retires May 22, the government announced Tuesday.
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New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday termed the incursion by Chinese troops in Ladakh as a "localized problem" and said India does not want to accentuate the situation.
New Delhi/Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) A parliamentary panel was Friday told that India and China were trying to resolve through existing mechanisms the row arising over incursion by Chinese troops in Ladakh area, even as Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the government of showing weakness on the issue.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With opposition members demanding details about the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and defence ministry officials appeared before a parliamentary committee Friday to give details of the incursion.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said that whatever the West Bengal government has done so far in the chit fund mess was "not sufficient" and asked for an assurance that the interests of the depositors will be safeguarded.
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) Indian authorities Monday said consultations were going on about allowing visas-on-arrival (VoAs) to citizens of around 10-16 countries, in addition to the present 11 nations.
New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Aam Aadmi party leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday lashed out at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the vetted coal scam report, saying that it is directly controlled by the ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to lay the foundation stone of the Indian National Defence University (INDU) in the last week of May, an official release said Friday.
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Three brothers from India have received the prestigious Vital Voices Global Leadership Award from Vice President Joe Biden for their humanitarian working to end violence against women.
New Delhi, Mar. 22 (ANI): India and China have agreed to finalise the plan of bilateral exchanges between the armed forces of the two nations during the Defence Secretary-level talks held here on Friday.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) India and China Friday discussed preparations for the third joint army exercise to be held this year and also agreed to finalise the plan for bilateral exchanges between the armed forces of the two countries.
Agra, March 22 (IANS) Social activists and environmentalists gathered here Friday to deliberate on the ways to save dwindling sources of freshwater on the occasion of World Water Day.
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Bihar legislator Anant Singh of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) was named an accused in the kidnapping and murder of a farmer, police said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) At 7 in the evening in Casablanca, Morocco's fabled city, the streets become empty as everyone is watching their favourite Indian soap on television. It is a sign of the influence of India's soft power on a country and region with which it has enjoyed civilisational links.
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite their border row, India and China are "looking to deepen mutual trust" and the bilateral relationship, a Chinese daily said Wednesday.
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) Top defence officials from China and India met here in the capital Monday and held talks on strengthening military ties.
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Amid the ongoing leadership transition in Beijing, India and China will seek to maintain momentum in their bilateral ties through a slew of high-profile engagements.
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Myanmar offers great opportunities for Indian business community to invest in infrastructure and power projects, visiting Myanmar President U. Thein Sein said here Friday.
Bishkek, Dec 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a law ratifying an agreement with Russia on the presence of a joint military base in the Central Asian republic, the presidential press service said.
Jerusalem, Dec 10 (IANS) The biggest dream of Israeli President Shimon Peres is to go to India, if he gets an invitation, said one diplomat. Shimon Peres would very much enjoy his visit to India, said another.
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Saturday invited automobile major Tata Motors to explore investment possibilities in the state.
Hong Kong, Nov 30 (IANS) Gangesh Khaitan, captain of the Indian golf team, was also the top performer from India in the first round of the Asia-Pacific Seniors Amateurs tournament at the Discovery Bay here.
New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday said they are just beginning the meeting to decide on the future strategies.
New Delhi, Nov. 9 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Ram Jethmalani over his controversial comment on Lord Ram, Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay on Friday said the noted criminal lawyer might be well known for his advocacy, but does not have enough knowledge of the country's mythology.
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Thursday felicitated leading woman entrepreneur Sushma Berlia for her outstanding contribution to academia and industry.
Jammu, Octo Oct 28 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday announced its support to a call for a shutdown of Leh Monday. The civil society of Buddhist-majority Ladakh has called for a strike to protest the "forcible conversion of Buddhists by the Muslims".
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Subodh Kant Sahai, who quit as union tourism minister Saturday ahead of Sunday's cabinet reshuffle, said that he was happy to work for the party as he was an "organisation man".
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Ambika Soni, who quit as information and broadcasting minister Saturday on the eve of a cabinet resuffle, says she has resigned to work for strengthening the Congress party.
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Outgoing Foreign Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna today said that the "flavour of the season was young blood" and he did not want to stand in the way of change.
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) A day before Sunday's cabinet reshuffle, three more ministers have resigned.
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The keenly-awaited cabinet reshuffle is scheduled at 11.30 a.m. Sunday.
Jammu/New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Amid discussions of a possible reshuffle in the Union Cabinet, Congress leaders have said that the reshuffling the cabinet is the prerogative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Holding Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh responsible for the bad image of the Congress-led UPA government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj on Thursday said the image of the Union Cabinet can improve if the reshuffle happens in the position of Prime Minister.
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) India and Japan Monday held their second 2+2 dialogue involving their defence and foreign ministry officials to expand security cooperation between the two countries. They also decided to hold a dialogue on cyber security.
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India and Brunei will explore the possibilities of having joint ventures in hospitality and infrastructural development.
New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): India and Brunei will explore the possibilities of joint venture investment in the field of hotel industry and infrastructural development. Brunei will also consider investing in India's hotel sector, which has been opened up for hundred percent foreign direct investment.
Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS) Optical major Titan Eye Plus of Titan Industries Ltd Thursday unveiled a free online test facility on its website (www.titaneyeplus.com) to check if users need vision correction.
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Nearly four years after 26/11 when 10 Pakistani terrorists came from the sea to unleash terror in Mumbai, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday held a inter-ministerial meeting during which he stressed on a time-bound action plan to ensure full proof coastal security.
Varanasi, Sep 29 (IANS) Tourists from countries having a sizeable Buddhist population such as Thailand and Malaysia would be provided visas on arrival, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Saturday.
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Mocking Trinamool Congress for its "hurry" to conduct both panchayat polls in West Bengal and the Lok Sabha polls, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday accused it of using undemocratic means to pull down the Left Front-led rural bodies in the state.
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Meeting a long-pending demand of 1.3-million strong defence personnel, the government Monday cleared a Rs.2,300-crore (about $430 million) proposal to fix their pay and pension anomalies, based on the recommendations of a panel set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Ranchi, Sept 24 (ANI): Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Monday accused former UPA ally, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), of betrayal and questioned its chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's efficiency to lead the state.
New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has announced that she would lead a party demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on October 1 to urge the Centre to withdraw its anti-people decisions on FDI in multi-brand retail, cap on subsidised LPG and diesel price hike.
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Left Wednesday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to foil a strike called Thursday to protest against a string of economic decisions.
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). This was announced by the state Labour Minister Shibu Baby John here Friday.
Bishkek, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan will conduct joint air defence drills in October, the Kyrgyz defence ministry said Thursday.
New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be going on a three-day official visit to Maldives beginning Saturday, at the invitation of his Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Nazim, during which both sides are expected to review ongoing defence exchanges and discuss ways to enhance cooperation in the defence sector.
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday heads to Male on a three-day visit during which he will inaugurate a military hospital and a training academy for Maldivian forces -- key initiatives against the backdrop of the growing influence of China in the atoll country.
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India's bid to buy 16 multi-role helicopters worth over $1 billion for its navy has been hit by delays after the defence ministry recently asked the two competing firms to extend their commercial proposals till Dec 31.
Ranchi, Sep 8 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Saturday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for targeting him in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam.
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another 10 countries in addition to the present 13.
Ranchi, Sept 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced a "now or never" war on ruling Congress Party, while launching a fresh round of criticism on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Making it clear that it will not allow parliament to run unless its demand on the allocation of coal blocks are met, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the fight will be sharper than that of the Bofors scandal.
Yangon, Aug 31 (IANS) Myanmar government forces and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebels have exchanged fire in Pha-Kant jade mining area in the country's northernmost Kachin state over the past three days, the information ministry said Friday.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday denied allegations of nepotism and wrongdoing in coal block allocations but admitted he had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recommending a steel company of which his brother was an honorary director.
Reacting on the Prime Minister's latest remarks, BJP has said that PM can't evade his responsibility in the coal block allocations
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cannot evade his responsibility in the coal block allocations and must quit, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said Friday.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay Friday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was maligning him over the coal blocks allocation.
Ranchi, Aug 28 (IANS) At least two mine officials, including a manager, were trapped in a coal mine in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Tuesday after water from a nearby mine gushed in, officials said. The body of one has been recovered while search is still on for the missing manager.
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Sticking to its demand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quit, the BJP Tuesday said there was no mining in even a single coal block out of the 70 allocated between 2006-09, showing the decision was not made to push economic development.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Thursday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition for not allowing a debate to take place in the Parliament over the CAG report on coal block allocations, saying it is their culture not to allow discussions.
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Kolkata-based Hindustan Motors, makers of the iconic Ambassador, Monday reported a loss of Rs.35.49 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, against a net profit of Rs.17.2 crore in the same period a year ago.
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth-led committee on pay anomalies of the defence forces is all set to submit its report Wednesday, with Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday saying he will "wait and watch" the political process that it will take for resolution.
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited a forward post in the Kupwara sector on the final day of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with the soldiers deployed there.
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir), July 29 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Sunday visited a forward post in the Kupwara sector.
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Saturday said a roadmap will be chalked out so that both tourism and conservation of tigers can be carried out simultaneously.
Srinagar, July 28 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony, on a two-day visit to the state on Saturday called upon the top brass of the army, para military forces, state police and intelligence agencies to bring more synergy in their efforts to ensure peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the border state.
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned over local protests after a Jammu and Kashmir teenager, suspected to be a militant, was killed by army personnel, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday ordered a probe into the incident.
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the US rebalancing its strategic focus to Asia-Pacific, a key Obama administration official Monday said his nation's ties with India will play a key part in its future strategy and, accordingly, it wants to "knock down" any bureaucratic barriers in defence relations and "strip away" impediments.
The government of Uttar Pradesh together with central government has braced for boosting tourism in the state. An announcement of such effect was made on Saturday.
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the central governments Saturday announced their "serious willingness" to undertake a host of measures to shore up tourism in the state.
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Friday set up a high level committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth to resolve pending issues concerning defence personnel and ex-servicemen, including the one-rank-one-pension demand of retired persons.
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India and Mauritius will strengthen ties in the tourism sector by increasing investment in the hotel industry, promoting more package tours and developing tourism infrastructure, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday.
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India and Singapore Wednesday signed three key agreements including one on continuing the military training that Indian armed forces extend to their Singaporean counterparts.
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India and Singapore Wednesday signed three key bilateral agreements that included one on continuing the military training that Indian armed forces extend to their Singaporean counterparts.
Kolkata, July 5 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly, Surya Kant Mishra, on Friday hit out at the Mamata Banerjee Government over the alleged 'inhuman torture' of Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik in jail, saying the way she has been handled is definite a violation of human rights.
Recognizing potential of tourism as an industry, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai on Friday said that tourism should be part of the political agenda owing to its immense potential for economic development.
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai today said that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries should explore ways and means for more exchange of tourists amongst them.
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday said tourism should be part of the political agenda for its huge potential for economic development.
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Friday accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of committing "technical errors" in the probe against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati in a graft case, leading to the Supreme Court quashing the investigation against her.
New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai will inaugurate the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) tour operators conclave here tomorrow.
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) India is aiming to attract one percent of the total world tourist arrivals by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), says Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai.
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A lakh (100,000) skilled workers trained under the tourism ministry's "Hunar Se Rozgar Tak" scheme will soon be joining the hospitality and tourism industry, Union Minister of Tourism Subodh Kant Sahai said Wednesday.
Ranchi, July 1 (ANI): The Congress party meeting to review its Hatia bye-election debacle turned violent here on Sunday, as party workers clashed among each other.
Jerusalem, June 25 (IANS) India and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost their bilateral ties in the tourism sector, with Israel opening a tourism office in Mumbai and increasing the number of El Al flights to India.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started the admission process for post-graduate diploma and certificate courses in information security, a statement said Monday.
Ghaziabad, June 13 (IANS) A middle-aged man died while two constables were taking him to a police station here Wednesday, said the police. The policemen have been suspended and booked.
Yangon, June 9 (IANS) Myanmar has put off its annual special gem sale in August following the suspension of jade mining in Pha-Kant, an area in Kachin state, a media report said Saturday.
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested four senior income tax officers in an alleged bribery case.
Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 300 Hindu activists were detained here Sunday when they attempted to begin the Amarnath pilgrimage in defiance of the June 25 date fixed by the organisers.
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A 27-year-old employee of a private security company was arrested for stealing more than Rs.4 lakh from different ATMs of Corporation Bank here, police said Wednesday.
Rangoon, May 27 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar authorities will suspend all jade mining work by private companies in the northernmost state of Kachin starting the end of this month, local media reported Sunday.