November, 2010


India refuses to comment on the issue of WikiLeaks

“We would prefer not to comment on the issue of WikiLeaks, which purportedly are an account of privileged internal U.S. government assessments and correspondence,” said the Ministry of External Affairs, reacting on release of diplomatic cables by whistle-blower Website WikiLeaks. India on Tuesday said it has a multi-faceted and forward-looking strategic partnership with the U.S. and there was a regular, open and candid dialogue between the two countries. The official spokesman of the MEA said. “We have a multi-faceted and forward-looking strategic partnership with the United States and there isRead More

Notices to 85 Telecom companies

New Delhi: Telecom minister, Kapil Sibal on Monday decided to act on the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) regarding the illegality of the licences. Kapil Sibal decided to send out show cause notices to all 85 erring companies involved in the 2G spectrum scam. Sibal said in a press conference, “we have decided to send notice to 85 companies and they will be given 60 days time to answer.” “The action will be taken based on merit and seeRead More

Gaurav Diwas celebrations in Bhopal

Bhopal: To celebrate the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s five years in office, The Bharatiya Janata (BJP) Party organized Karyakarta Gaurav Diwas Sammelan on Monday. More than two lakh BJP workers are participating in the Gaurav Diwas Sammelan. Including BJP president Nitin Gadkari, senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Sushma Swaraj, former BJP president Rajnath Singh and other party leaders will attend the sammelan. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Ratan Tata to move Supreme Court Today

New Delhi:Chairman of the Tata Group of companies, Ratan Tata move to Supreme Court on Monday against the publication of intercepts of his conversations with Public Relations (PR) representative Nira Radia, who handles corporate communication for the Tata Group. The phone transcripts were part of an investigation and have been made published. Tata’s petition in the Supreme Court is likely to claim these points Phone transcripts of conversations between Radia and her public relations clients including the Tatas should be used only for investigations. Information should not be made public.Read More

Three militant and a police man died in a shoot at Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In a shootout on Monday three suspected guerrillas and a policeman were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Police had set up a check post at Qamarwari Chowk in Srinagar city, 8 kilometre from city centre Lal Chowk, after specific information about the possible movement of guerrillas in the area, a senior police officer said. The police officer informed, “Three motorcycle-borne people approached the Naka and they were signalled to halt, upon which they fired at a head constable who died because of the critical bullet injury.” “RetaliatoryRead More

Three people died in a landmine blast in Orissa

Three persons died in an incident of blast in Orissa’s Kandhamal district. Police said at least three people killed including a woman health worker. It is suspected Maoists blew up an ambulance, triggering a landmine, said police. At Brahmanigaon, about 150 km away from the district headquarters of Phulbani, the landmine blast took place on Saturday night in a hilly and forested area. A police official said, when the victims were on their way to a nearby village. Director General of Police Manmohan Praharaj told PTI, “We have received informationRead More

Cargo plane crashes in Pakistan, eight died

Russian-made cargo plane crashed in a fireball seconds after taking off from Karachi on Sunday, a spokesman for Pakistan’s civil aviation authority said. “All eight people on board have died, we fear that some labourers on the ground have also been killed,” CAA spokesman Pervez George said. “We do not know the exact number of those killed on ground,” he said. The rescue workers still searching for bodies, they had controlled the fire now said authorities.”Six bodies have been recovered, they are badly mutilated and beyond recognition,” George told AFP.Read More

US refuse to enter into conversation with WikiLeaks

As WikiLeaks indicated last week that it was preparing to release a new batch of previously classified U.S. military documents. Now the US has rejected talks with WikiLeaks over its planned release of confidential US documents, saying the website was holding them in violation of US law. “They were provided in violation of U.S. law and without regard for the grave consequences of this action,” the U.S. State Department’s legal adviser said. The US State Department late Saturday set out its position in a letter to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange andRead More

Blooming closing of Asian games on a boat-shaped island

Guangzhou: Today on Saturday the 16th Asian Games officially closed on in the southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou with a rousing and colourful outdoor spectacular. The closing ceremony was held not inside a stadium but on a boat-shaped island in the middle of the Pearl River, which meanders through the heart of China’s third-largest city. Guangzhou was handing over the Asian Games torch to the South Korean city of Incheon, which will host the four-yearly multi-sports event in 2014. Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmed Al Fahad Al SabahRead More

Tata called for the Indian govt. to investigate the sale of phone licenses

“I wish the government would take a stand, bring an auditor in the thing, have an investigation, book people who are guilty,” said Ratan Tata. In an interview with the NDTV television channel that was aired late yesterday Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata called for the Indian government to investigate the sale of phone licenses that were challenged in an official audit. Tata said in the interview, “There has been a smokescreen behind what is really the so- called scam, which really is out-of-turn allocation of spectrum, hoarding of spectrumRead More