Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday expressed concern over the low participation of women in armed forces, saying the Centre will take "a lot of decisions" in next couple of months for improving their numbers.
Several ex-servicemen held a protest against the delay in implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme by Narendra Modi-led NDA government in Mohali on a day when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is visiting the city.
A group of ex-servicemen on Monday announced that they will "boycott" Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's proposed visit here later this month and show him "black flags" in protest against the delay in implementation of "One Rank One Pension" by the Centre.
As protests over delay in the implementation of the promised 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme continued for the 23rd day in the national capital with a relay hunger-strike by 75 ex-servicemen on Tuesday, an expected meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was yet to materialise.
After the success of Indian Super League (ISL) last year, Indian football is certainly going places. On Wednesday, a young goalkeeper from Mohali created history by becoming the first Indian ever to play a competitive match for an top tier European side. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made his competitive debut for Norwegian club Stabaek with a clean sheet in a 6-0 thrashing of Runar in the Norwegian Football Cup. Stabbaek play in Norway's top division Tippeligaen and are managed by former United States and Egypt coach Bob Bradley.
Authorities have imposed prohibitory orders in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali to maintain law and order and restrict the movement of the followers of controversial self-styled godman Rampal who have been thwarting police efforts to arrest him.
On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League here on Sunday.
Their confidence on a high following back-to-back wins, Kings XI Punjab would definitely start as overwhelming favourites against Northern Knights in a Group B match of the Oppo Champions League T20, here on Friday.
Having pulled off an improbable win by hitting two successive sixes off the last two deliveries, Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh today said that his team was lucky to be on the winning side as they defeated Dolphins in a league encounter of Champions League Twenty20 here.