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U.S. Congress overrides Trump veto of defence bill — a

U.S. Congress has overridden President Donald Trump’s veto of a defence coverage bill, a first by lawmakers since he took workplace practically 4 years in the past. In a rare New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate simply turned apart the veto, dismissing Trump’s objections to the $740-billion US bill and handing him a stinging rebuke […]Read More

Trump loyalists get top Pentagon jobs after firing of defence

A day after U.S. President Donald Trump fired Defence Secretary Mark Esper, three staunch loyalists to the president have been named to top defence jobs. Among them was a former Fox News commentator who did not get via Senate affirmation as a result of of offensive remarks he made, together with about Islam. The abrupt […]Read More

Accused in Toronto van attack raises not criminally responsible defence

A person who killed 10 folks and injured 16 extra throughout a van attack in Toronto two years in the past requested a choose to seek out him not criminally responsible for his actions as his trial acquired underway Tuesday, with court docket listening to that the case will revolve round Alek Minassian’s state of thoughts. […]Read More

U.S. defence secretary Mark Esper fired, Trump announces on Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump introduced on Twitter on Monday that Mark Esper, his defence secretary, “has been terminated.” Trump, who thanked Esper for his service, mentioned Christopher Miller, head of the nationwide counterterrorism centre, would function alternative. The transfer provides extra uncertainty to the transition interval after the Nov. three vote. Trump has refused to […]Read More

Fishermen issue among key bilateral topics to be discussed during

COLOMBO: The issue of fishing will be a key point in the bilateral talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during their virtual summit on Saturday, according to officials here. Rajapaksa’s media office on Saturday said that the prime minister held talks with a large contingent of local […]Read More

PM Narendra Modi visited 58 countries since 2015

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 and a total expenditure of Rs 517 crore was incurred on them, the government said on Tuesday. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan provided details of the prime minister’s visits abroad since 2015, including their outcome, in a written reply in […]Read More

India mulls on supplying onions to its neighbours following the

New Delhi: India is working on an arrangement to supply onions to Bangladesh and a few other neighbouring countries in an uninterrupted fashion to uphold the spirit of the ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. The government has yet to firm up a decision but initial talks have taken place on such an arrangement in the backdrop of […]Read More

Defence forces on toes in six ‘disputed’ areas along LAC

(This story originally appeared in on Sep 19, 2020) Guwahati: Indian defence forces have raised the level of preparedness and alertness to monitor Chinese activities at all “six disputed areas” and “four sensitive areas” in the war theatre of 1962 in Arunachal Pradesh. “Four of the disputed areas are in Asapila, Longzu, Bisa and Majha […]Read More

Govt permits up to 74 pc FDI under automatic route

NEW DELHI: The government has permitted foreign direct investment (FDI) of up to 74 per cent under automatic route in the defence sector with a view to attracting overseas investors, according to a press note issued by the DPIIT on Thursday. However, foreign investments in the defence sector would be subject to scrutiny on the […]Read More

Mismatch between what China says and does: Defence Minister Rajnath

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said China attempted to change the status quo along the LAC with its provocative military manoeuvres late last month and that there is a mismatch between what Beijing says and does. Making a statement on the situation in eastern Ladakh in Rajya Sabha, the minister said India […]Read More