Tag Archives: defence minister

One Rank One Pension Scheme Accepted but Legalities Pending: Minister

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, said defence minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The modalities for implementation have been discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration, the financial implication need to be calculated, once the modalities ...

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Who is Sirisena? Man who escaped LTTE attack, eliminated Tigers, to rule Sri Lanka now

Maithripala Sirisena, elected to govern Sri Lanka, was once jailed for alleged links to leftwing Sinhalese rebels who almost ousted the government in 1971. He remained in prison for 15 months. And if luck had not been on his side, Sirisena might have been assassinated by the Tamil Tigers who attacked his convoy in a suburb in 2008, leaving one ...

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Parrikar to Resign as CM, Set to Join Modi Cabinet

Clearing all speculations of joining Union Cabinet as Defence Minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has almost confirmed to get into Unions Cabinet, for which he is all set to resign his chief ministerial post on Friday. After meeting BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday, Parrikar revealed that Shah has asked him to accept any new responsibility offered by the ...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Manohar Parrikar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Yashwant Sinha’s son, 9 Others Likely

Ahead of the plan for reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, speculations are running high on Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to take over as the Defence Minister, said sources on Wednesday. The expansion of Modi’s cabinet is likely to take place on November 9, Sunday. While there is no Defence Minister at present, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been given ...

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