Antony to take charge on Monday

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) A K Antony, the affable 68-year-old Keralite politician, will take charge of the Defence Ministry for the second consecutive term in the new UPA government on Monday. Antony faces major challenges in his second stint as Defence Minister such as plugging gaps in coastal, air and land security that have come under increased threat in recent times, more importantly after the chinks...

A K Antony most likely to be the next PM

NEW DELHI: With backroom discussions on in full swing in the quest for a new, viable government and talk about the Left coming around once again supporting a Congress-led government, the unlikely name of Defence Minister A K Antony has been thrown up as a compromise candidate acceptable to both sides.