April, 2011


Royal Wedding: Fifty five arrested, five charged

LONDON: During the royal wedding celebration fifty five people arrested by police, police have charged five of the 55 people arrested, after Scotland Yard hailed the day as an “amazing success”. A further three people have been bailed without charge and 37 released without charge in the biggest security operation in a generation. Assistant Commissioner Lynne Owens said her 5,000 officers should be “immensely proud” of their role in the “happy and safe” royal weddingevent where the world watched Prince William and Kate marry. An unprecedented covert and overt operationRead More

PM asked CBI to investigate corruption cases without fear

NEW DELHI: On Saturday PM Manmohan Singh urged the country’s top police agency to investigate a series of corruption scandals embroiling his government “without fear or favour”. Singh’s statements came as his Congress-led coalition reels from a host of controversies, with his own reputation for probity on the line amid charges that he has allowed graft to go unchecked during his seven years in office. He pointed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was probing several high-profile corruption cases that have attracted wide public attention. “The handling of these cases constitutesRead More

Joshi submitted report on 2G spectrum to Meira Kumar

NEW DELHI: On Saturday Murli Manohar Joshi Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman submitted a copy of the of the controversial 2G draft report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. Joshi been accused by the ruling Congress Party and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK ) of having ‘malafide intention’ of destabilising the government, and demanded an explanation from him over the leakage of the draft report. On Thursday Murli Manohar Joshi walked out of a meeting where the draft report on the 2G scam was defeated by one vote. ElevenRead More

Power generation will increase by 1103 MW during the current financial year in MP

BHOPAL: An official release said that a plan has been chalked out to this effect adding that the unit-1 and unit-2 of Seepat thermal power plant will be commissioned in the first phase in April 2011 and October 2011 respectively. These units will generate 1200 MW power (600 MW power from each unit). From these units, Madhya Pradesh will get 188 MW power (94 MW from each unit). From March 2012, the fifth phase of Vindhyachal thermal power plant will commence, which will generate 500 MW power. Out of this,Read More

Madhya Pradesh topped in malnourishment among children

BHOPAL: One of the study conducted by Child Rights and You (CRY) across four states -Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan – found child malnourishment to be highly prevalent in Madhya Pradesh as the share of children in the age group of 0-6 was 14.53%, a decline of 3.34% from the 2001 Census figures. Yogita Verma, director of CRY said, “In a random sample survey of 255 children across 11 settlements of Bhopal we found that 69% children were severely malnourished. Not only this, there is shortfall of 47%Read More

Yeddyurappa to pressure Union government for a national policy on mining

SIRSI: B S Yeddyurappa the Karnataka Chief Minister said on Friday, he would bring pressure on the Union Government to come out with a national mining policy to curb illegal mining in the country. While addressing a public meeting in Diaspora town in the district, he said even during the recent Chief Ministers’ meet in New Delhi he had highlighted the need for a national policy on mining to put a stop to illegal mining. Yeddyurappa said, “Now the issue is before the Supreme Court. It will decide it”. HittingRead More

Pakistan tests “Hatf-VIII Ra’ad Cruise Missile”

ISLAMABAD: Friday Pakistan successfully conducted flight test of indigenously developed air launched cruise missile, which “can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with great pin point accuracy,” said army. The missile has been developed exclusively for launch from aerial platforms, the statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The “Hatf-VIII Ra’ad Cruise Missile” has the range of 350 kilometers, an army statement said. According to their statement, “The missile test was conducted as part of the continuous process of improving the technical parameters of the weapon system.” “Cruise technology is extremelyRead More

Striking Air India pilot demand CBI inquiry

MUMBAI: Although Delhi High Court ordered striking Air India pilot to get back to work and the airline management threaten stern action and declare a lock-out, the 850-plus agitating pilots on Friday said they will go ahead with the stir and are willing to go to the jail. The strike entered its third day on Friday. Rishab Kapur, general secretary of the banned Indian Commercial Pilot Associations (ICPA), told reporters in Mumbai on Friday evening, “We are more than willing to go jail. Nearly 31,000 Air India employees will alsoRead More

Prince William and Kate tie the knot today

LONDON: Prince William and Kate Middleton married at London’s Westminster Abbey this morning. They drew cheers from the scores of spectators outside Buckingham Palace as they appeared on the balcony and kissed for the first time as a married couple. Kate and William will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, joined by their bridal party and their respective families including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton to watch a flyby of Royal Air Force (RAF) jets. Speaking to BANGRead More

MP stopped GM crop field trial

BHOPAL: On Wednesday Madhya Pradesh government announced that it would not allow field trials of any genetically modified (GM) crop and its open releases until the global debate on the issue was settled forever and there was clear evidence of safety. The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) has permitted field trials of GM Maize in Jabalpur in the state. The state government’s stand on GM food was clearly spelled out in a letter written to Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh by state’s Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Dr RamkrishnaRead More