– 57th NDC Course
Graduates of the 57thNational Defence College (NDC) Course (2017 Batch) were awarded the degrees in a convocation ceremony held at the NDC, here today. The Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh graced the occasion and delivered the valedictory address while awarding the parchments to the officers in the presence of Commandant, NDC Vice Admiral Srikant and Head of Department (Department of Defence Strategic Studies) University of Madras Prof. (Dr.) Utham Kumar Jamadhagni. Vice Admiral Srikant, in his inaugural address asserted that on completion of the NDC course, the graduates were confident to handle complex situations, and taking a broader view of all aspects related to national security and strategy.
The Minister in his address, congratulated the MPhil degree recipients and also exhorted them to further pursue their studies in national security and to become thinking scholar-soldiers who can further their respective nations interests. He appreciated the diverse fields of professional expertise and the global representation in the course participants that would help in enriching both knowledge and mutual understanding.
The NDC, New Delhi is the premier seat of strategic learning in India. A total of 100 officers of the rank of Brigadier and equivalent from the Armed Forces and Joint Secretary level officers from civil, police and allied services attend the prestigious NDC Course each year. Armed forces officers from about 25 friendly foreign countries also attend the course. NDC alumni have gone on to occupy the highest positions of state, the Armed Forces and the governments both in India and abroad. One-year course also qualifies the officers to receive an MPhil degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the prestigious University of Madras, Chennai.
New Delhi: In a significant judgement and a departure from the past position, Delhi high court has ruled that marriage is not a permanent consent for sex and the wives have the right to deny it. Experts feel the observation are bound to have far reaching consequences for Indian society.
The observation of the Delhi High Court on Tuesday also strives to define marital rape by saying that rape is not always by physical force only suggesting that sex against the will of the wife could also be termed as rape.
The observation was made by two member bench consisting of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar. The bench unequivocally said that in a relationship like marriage, both man and woman have a right to say ‘no’ to physical relations. The court’s observation came while hearing pleas seeking to make marital rape an offence.
New Delhi: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has complimented the Chief Minister of Manipur, Shri N. Biren Singh for having successfully managed to get nearly five-month old economic blockade lifted which had been imposed by United Naga Council (UNC) in the State.
New Delhi (NM Bureau): An political slugfest has begun between political parties over the unfortunate death of three kids in Delhi due to hunger. The starvation deaths which was reported widely in the national media lost its direction with all three major political parties in Delhi, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the BJP and the Congress blaming each other for the deaths.
While Delhi is ruled by AAP, the centre is in the hands of BJP and Congress is playing the role of the opposition in both places. While political parties fight over media, the real cause of the starvation deaths seems to be not investigated.
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A 9th class student, resident of Karawal Nagar was found unconscious by some students in the school bathroom when was taken to the GTB Hospital, he was declared brought dead, said police.
Nevertheless the school administration also claimed that the boy was suffering loose motions but the boy's family alleged that he was thrashed due to a tussle with few of his schoolmates, police said.
The family further also alleged that school authorities were trying to shield the students he had a fight with.
According to police there were no marks on the boy’s body but on the basis of the complaint
Of the family, a case has been registered. The medical board will conduct the post mortem tomorrow.
Police is up for the interrogation and questioning his classmates and the students who had found him in an unconscious state.
Local residents along with the boy's family members staged a protest at the Karawal Nagar Chowk and demanded a probe into the matter. Karawal Nagar MLA Kapil Mishra said that he is monitoring the situation and is in touch with top police officials and hospital authorities.
(With agency inputs)
New Delhi: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will today hold public hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Jadhav, who is a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court last month for alleged espionage. India had, last week, initiated proceedings against Pakistan in the Hague-based court, which had stayed Jadhav's execution.