Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File Photo)

Can’t force forces to procure indigenous weapons: Sitharaman

Chennai :  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous weapons, after she opened a major defence exhibition that projects India — the biggest global arms importer — as one of the major defence manufacturing hubs in the world. The four-day DefExpo India, whose theme is […]

17 dead in TN forest fire: CM

Chennai :  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said 17 trekkers lost their lives in the Kurangani Hills forest fire in Theni district on March 11. Speaking in the Assembly, Palaniswami added that the trekking groups – one from Chennai and another from Erode and Tiruppur – did not have the necessary official […]

AIADMK’s conditional support to no-trust motion

Chennai : After Andhra Pradesh’s ruling TDP on Friday pulled out of the BJP-led NDA and said it will move a no-confidence motion against the government, Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK set conditions for its support to the no-trust vote. MDMK leader Vaiko urged the AIADMK to utilise the opportunity to put pressure on the BJP-led Central […]