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News Updates: FIPB abolition in final stages, says Arun Jaitley

News Updates: FIPB abolition in final stages, says Arun Jaitley

* Union minister of finance and defence Arun-Jaitley said on Friday that abolition of the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) is in the final lap and this will set the stage for more reforms in the FDI policy. * “I am now in the final stages of doing away with the FIPB because 90 […]

Jaitley At CII says Govt working on policy to give a boost defence manufacturing

Jaitley At CII says Govt working on policy to give a boost defence manufacturing

* India will soon formulate a policy to encourage domestic defence manufacturing and cut import of combat planes, ships and submarines, Union minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. * The minister told at gathering at CII’s annual meeting that the policy formation is in ‘advanced stages’. * “India is the world’s largest arms importer, spending […]

Kashmir: Militant arrested after CRPF foils bank robbery bid in Anantnag

Kashmir: Militant arrested after CRPF foils bank robbery bid in Anantnag

Militants opened fire at CRPF jawans deployed in the security of an ATM in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir today. According to reports, a CRPF jawan was injured in the firing. The CRPF men managed to overpower one of the attackers. However, others managed to flee from the spot. Read More… Credit: India Today

Make in India arms too? Jaitley says new defence manufacturing policy soon

Make in India arms too? Jaitley says new defence manufacturing policy soon

The government is in ‘advanced stages’ of formulating a new policy to increase domestic defence manufacturing and reduce dependence on the imported high-tech military, Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. “India is the world’s largest arms importer, spending some 1.8 per cent of its GDP on defence. It imports about 70 per […]

Pak bars foreign tourists from visiting Gilgit-Baltistan without NOC

Pak bars foreign tourists from visiting Gilgit-Baltistan without NOC

The Pakistan Government has barred foreign tourists from visiting the disputed region of Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining the no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Interior. According to the ARY news, it is reported that the Interior Ministry had imposed a ban on visits of foreign tourists who don’t carry NOC with them at the time of […]

Kashmir will continue to burn if Mehbooba fails to take militancy head on

Kashmir will continue to burn if Mehbooba fails to take militancy head on

As the Kashmir Valley braces itself for a violent summer, a cross-section of society leaders, including the Commander of the Indian Army’s Chinar Corps have recommended a political solution to end this turmoil.

India, Cyprus for decisive action against nations sustaining violence factories

India, Cyprus for decisive action against nations sustaining violence factories

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday held detailed discussions on bilateral and regional issues and agreed on the need for all countries to decisively act against States that shelter and sustain violence factories in their regions.

North Korea conducts biggest ever artillery exercise to mark the 85th anniversary of its military’s creation

North Korea conducts biggest ever artillery exercise to mark the 85th anniversary of its military’s creation

A military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) is seen in this handout photo by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017. Read More… Credit: Finance Express

Army camp attack: Restrictions imposed in parts of Kashmir

Army camp attack: Restrictions imposed in parts of Kashmir

Authorities today imposed restrictions on assembly of people in parts of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to maintain law

Matter of concern that even after 8 yrs, 26/11 perpetrators enjoy freedom in Pakistan: India

Matter of concern that even after 8 yrs, 26/11 perpetrators enjoy freedom in Pakistan: India

“It is the Pakistan government’s responsibility to bring to book the perpetrators and all those involved in conspiring, executing

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