The Times Of India
Govt okays 12 new SSB battalions to fortify Nepal, Bhutan borders, tri-junction area
The government has sanctioned a dozen fresh SSB battalions, comprising over 13,000 personnel for the Nepal and Bhutan borders guarding force, to "fortify" defences along these fronts including the tri-junction area in Sikkim that adjoins Bhutan and Tibet, officials said. The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), with an estimated strength of about 90,000 personnel, is the designated force to guard the open Indian fronts with Nepal (1,751 km) and Bhutan (699 km).
VK Sasikala quits politics ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly elections
VK Sasikala, the close-aide of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, on Wednesday night announced her decision to keep away from politics. In a two-page statement, Sasikala said the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) cadre would have to stay united and work for the continuance of the golden rule of former chief ministers MG Ramachandran and Jayalalitha.
Nitish unimpressed by Rahul calling Emergency a mistake
The JD(U) leader recalled his own days in prison where he had been lodged beside other young student activists opposing the draconian measure, and pointed out that the verdict of the elections held after the Emergency was lifted had unequivocally established that it was "galat" (wrong).
Mamata's TMC petitions EC against use of PM Modi's photo on Covid vaccination certificates; BJP calls it 'baseless' charge
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has petitioned the Election Commission against the use of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo on advertisements of various central schemes and Covid vaccination certificates.
Expression of view which is dissent from government not seditious: Supreme Court
Observing that expression of a view which is dissent from a decision taken by the Central Government itself cannot be said to be seditious, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking action against National Conference president Farooq Abdullah over his comments on abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
In a first, jawans, sailors, airmen to take part in PM Modi-headed military commanders' meet
A few jawans, sailors and airmen for the first time will take part in one of the sessions of the top-level combined commanders’ conference (CCC) to be addressed by PM Modi this week. The PM will review the operational situation on the China and Pakistan fronts as well as the progress towards setting up tri-Service integrated commands and structures during the CCC, which is being held with all top commanders of the Army, Navy and IAF at Kevadia in Gujarat from March 4 to 6.