June, 2009


Rameshwar Thakur Sworn-in as Governor of MP

Rameshwar Thakur was sworn in as Governor of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday by Chief Justice of the High Court AK Patnaik in a function held at Raj Bhawan. The swearing in took place at 11.50 pm in the ceremony conducted by Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahani. . Prominent of those present at the occasion include newly appointed governor’s wife Narmada Thakur and other family members, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife, Leader of Opposition Jamuna Devi,. Besides, members of state Cabinet, MPs, MLAs, State Congress president Suresh Pachouri,Read More

Lalgarh: Security Forces Launch Combing Operation in 22 Villages

After recapturing the Maoists hub Kantapahari, security forces are further consolidating their hold over areas held by the rebels in West Midnapore district with combing operations launched in 22 villages of Lalgarh. A senior police officer said that borders of Lalgarh had been sealed after winning control of Kantapahari. “Now we want to ensure that the extremists do not come back to the area. We are consolidating the position we have gained so far,” said one police officer. According to him, Maoists rebels might have fled from West Midnopore disctrictRead More

Liberhan Commission Report: Panacea or Poison for Ailing BJP?

Though the contents of Liberhan Commission report on Babri Mosque Demolition are yet not out in public, the Congress party has thanked retired Justice MS Liberhan for investigating and preparing a report on 1992 incidence. On the other hand, the BJP, which could be forced to debate Hindutva again, has criticized the commission for taking 17 years to submit the report. Usual Projection The report has been filed at a time when the saffron party is passing through its worst phase, the existential crisis, when there is a stormy debate onRead More

Zardari’s ‘Exclusion of India as Threat’ Blown out of Context: Pak Minister

In what can be seen as a lack of consensus between Pakistani leaders on ties with India, the Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that President Asif Ali Zardari’s statement ‘India is no more a threat for Pakistan’ was blown out of proportion. Kaira said that Zaradari’s statement was blow out of context and what he actually meant was that there was ‘no immediate threat of war’. He was addressing a joint press conference with the ISPR spokerman, Major General Athar Abbas in Islamabad. In response to the queryRead More

Yemeni Plane Crash: One Toddler Saved Alive, No Other Survivor Spotted

A Yemeni aircraft crashed in the Indian Ocean near the Comoros islands on Tuesday with 150 passengers on board. Rescue crew saved a toddler was alive while recovering some bodies from the wreck of the plane. The Rescue crew saved a toddler alive from the Airbus 310. So far there is no information about any other passenger surviving the crash. According to Yemeni civil aviation deputy chief Mohammed Abdul Qader, the airbus had 142 passengers and a crew of 11 on board when the plane took off from the YemeniRead More

Liberhan Commission Submits Report on Babri Mosque Demolition

The Liberhan Commission, constituted 17 years ago to investigate the 1992 Babri Mosque Demolition in Ayodhya, has submitted its voluminous report to Prime Minister. The report would be further processed by the Home Ministry. “The report in four volumes with an extensive set of annexure will now be further processed by the Home Ministry,” the PMO said. The report was submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Retired Justice MS Liberhan in the presence of Home Minister P Chidambaram. When approached by media persons, Chidambaram said that he has notRead More

Curfew Continues in Baramullah; Life Hit by Strike in Valley

The separatist sponsored strike against the killing of two youths in police firing and alleged use of force on demonstrators in Shopia, affected normal life in Kashmir valley on Tuesday as curfew imposed in Baramullah was extended to Sopore town as a precautionary measure. In response to the three-day strike called by hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, markets, educational institutions, banks, courts and other semi-government institutions remained closed and transport cut off the roads across the valley. Officials said that strike and absence of transport led to thinRead More

Honduras Saved from Chavez’s Venezuelan Socialism: Interim President

The interim president of Honduras has said that the ousting of leftist President Manuel Zelaya by the coup has saved the country from plunging into radical Venezuelan-style socialism. Roberto Micheletti, who was named caretaker president by Congress after the military took over and exiled Zelaya to Costa Rica, said that Zelaya had lost respect for the law. “President Zelaya was moving the country toward ‘Chavismo’, he was following this model which is not accepted by Hondurans,” he said, using a Spanish term for the style of socialism championed by VenezuelanRead More

Maoists Hub Kantapahari Seized; Closed Services Resume

Security forces have eventually got hold of the Maoists hub Kantapahari in the wee hours of Tuesday without facing any resistance, some 48 hours after Ramgarh was seized. The forces, which were cautiously marching towards Kantapahari from Lalgarh and Ramgarh simultaneously to make a two-pronged offensive, faced no resistance except a mine blast – in which no one was wounded – a few felled trees and dug up roads as a mark of opposition. Besides, three mines were spotted at Shijua, of which were diffused. Inner circle of the area,Read More

Prakash Naolekar Takes Oath as New Lokayukta of MP

Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar took oath as the new Lokayukta of Madhya Pradesh on Monday at simple function held in Raj Bhawan. Naolekar succeeds Ripu Sadan Dayal whose term as the Lokayukta expired a few days ago. Besides Governor Dr Balram Jakhad who swore in Naolekar, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and several other dignitaries including State Congress President, Suresh Pachouri and the Leader of Opposition in the State assembly, Jamuna Devi, were present on the occasion. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0