No boundary change for Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
Newgarden beats Dixon for Indycar title
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain needs time to adapt at Liverpool, says Jurgen Klopp
Frustrated Jurgen Klopp berates fans as stuttering Liverpool draw with Burnley
CAG report flagging shortage of ammunition 'factually wrong': Nirmala Sitharaman
12 September 2017, 12:16 | Ken Black
At the flag-off ceremony of Navika Sagar Parikrama. Source Twitter
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has chose to hold daily meetings with the three Service Chiefs and Defence Secretary in order to expedite the decision-making process in the government that take years to conclude a defence deal.
"Daily morning meetings with the three Service Chiefs and a separate daily meeting with the Defence Secretary have been formatted as a new practice for quick decision making", it said, adding, "Towards ensuring time bound and speedy disposal, it has been chose to hold DAC meetings (defence acquisition council) on a fortnightly basis".
Besides, to ensuring time bound and speedy disposal, she has also made a decision to hold meeting of top acquisition body of the ministry on a fortnightly basis. "To be among, these great, inspired and well motivated women sailors, who are going to take this challenge", she said.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today dismissed as "factually wrong" a CAG report which had stated that the defence forces had ammunition that could last for 20 days in the event of a war, and asserted there was no dearth of weapons with the defence forces. Meetings of the DAC have so far been held once in a month, sometimes with bigger gaps than that between two meetings.
The defence minister had visited the frontline Uttarlai airbase in Barmer on Sunday. Her predecessors met the chiefs once a week.
According to statement by the defence ministry, other areas of focus would be settling all outstanding land related issues for infrastructure projects and matters relating to welfare of Defence personnel and their families.
Days after taking charge of the Defence Ministry, Nirmala Sitharaman is bringing in new changes to ensure no important issue misses her attention and decisions are taken quickly.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday also extended his good wishes to the all-women Indian Navy team.
Rouhani in Astana for OIC Summit
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation or OIC will host the summit at the Palace of Independence in Astana on Sept 10-11. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev greeted President Ilham Aliyev and other heads of state and government.
4th and Goal...and Louisiana Tech Punted
Speaking of the young secondary, for Louisiana Tech it doesn't get any younger than true freshman cornerback Amik Robertson. A blocked point-after attempt by Jonathan Barnes made it a 9-0 lead for Tech with 6:46 remaining in the first quarter.
Manson Family Killer One Step Closer to Freedom
Later, she stabbed Rosemary La Bianca over a dozen times in addition to holding a pillowcase over her head as others stabbed her. If the decision stands, the matter will be sent to office of the Governor who will have 30 days to take one of five options.
Casualties reported after explosion at US base in Afghanistan
In particular, improved economic ties to China and increased diplomatic and military exchanges with Moscow could favor Pakistan. In the first 12 years since Washington led an invasion of the country, the USA military bombed at least eight wedding parties.
James Franklin slights Pitt after Penn State's win
We put 14 points on the board and that's not a bad half, but for us, we felt like we weren't playing our best football. He marched the offense down the field last season at will and looked nearly unstoppable in this year's season opener.
Country legend Don Williams dead at 78
A rep confirmed the death, which comes two years after the 78-year-old Country Hall Of Famer officially retired from music. Williams also appeared in the movies "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings" and " Smokey and the Bandit II ".
We totally didn't expect this guy to be the new 'Bachelor'
The 35-year-old told host Michael Strahan that the call was "pretty recent", and, "We've kept in touch over the years". In a move that no one saw coming, Arie Luyendyk, Jr . will be The Bachelor for the popular series' 22nd season .