May, 2011


Lata Mangeshkar never going to give up singing

MUMBAI: Lata Mangeshkar the singing legend said, “I am never going to give up singing. It has always remained the most important part of my life. There cannot be a day when I will say that ‘No! I am not going to sing anymore’. I will be recording soon.” Although she is recording more devotional songs these days, her playback singing assignments will continue as usual. “I have recorded a lot of devotional songs lately. I will also continue to sing for films. I want to continue doing some moreRead More

Introducing women guides at Kanha National park

BHOPAL (IANS): Madhya Pradesh Eco-Tourism Development Board plans to train and employ rural women as guides for tourists in the Kanha National Park. Soon there will be women wildlife tour guides greeting visitors at the widely popular national park. The board has plans to recruit 30 women as guides for the park from nearby villages in the Mandla and Balaghat districts for the job, which would certainly be challenging. H.S. Negi the Kanha park director said, “The idea behind the project is to provide job opportunity to rural women. PreferenceRead More

Chief Minister of MP is returning from Char Dham yatra

BHOPAL: Shivraj Singh Chouhan returning back to Bhopal from Char Dham yatra. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister will return to the state capital from a pilgrimage on June 4, an official said. CM is currently undertaking the ‘Char Dham’ yatra with his family. The family had started his religious yatra with a holy dip in the Ganga at Har-Ki-Pauri in Haridwar on Sunday. Monday, the Chief Minister had reached Gangotri shrine in Uttarkashi district and performed rituals before leaving for Harsil area. Besides Gangotri, Chouhan is scheduled to visit Yamunotri, BadrinathRead More

No output of Two-day Siachen dialogue

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday India and Pakistan concluded their two-day talks here on 27-year-old Siachen Glacier dispute with both sides disagreeing on almost all issues. The only forward movement in the 12th round of discussions between Indian Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and his Pakistani counterpart Lt. Gen. (retired) Syed Athar Ali, after a gap of nearly four years, was that the two sides decided to hold the 13th round of talks on Siachen “at a mutually convenient date” in Islamabad. The talks were part of the two nations’ larger effortRead More

Chhattisgarh CM dislikes Binayak Sen

PATNA (PTI): On Monday Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh boycotted the Planning Commission meet as he was opposed to making civil rights activist Binayak Sen a member of the panel’s committee on Health. According to sources, CM did not turn up for the Regional Consultation of five Eastern States to the Approach Paper for 12th plan period called by Planning Commission. Well Dr. Sen was also not present at the meeting, said sources. Singh boycotted the planning commission meet as he was opposed to making Sen a Steering Committee memberRead More

Two lions died in a week

BHOPAL (PTI): Another lion died after the death of a 20-year old lion last week, due to old age at Van Vihar Zoo and Animal Rescue Centre here, officials said. Two lions died in a short span of a week at the same zoo. Inder died of old age on May 25, while Akbar, which was 21 years old, died this morning, the Zoo Assistant Director A K Khare stated. A month before his death Akbar suffered a paralytic attack and left the food from the last five days, VanRead More

National Hockey Championship: Bhopal and Rajasthan qualified for the quarterfinals

MUMBAI: In National Hockey Championship Bhopal and Rajasthan qualified for the quarterfinals in the under-17 boys being played at the MHA Mahindra Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Bhopal defeated Kerala 4-2 and topped Group ‘B’ with six points as the fourth team in the pool, Haryana, was disqualified because 10 of their players were found overage after the organizers conducted medical tests. Hyderabad was the other team in the group but was beaten by Bhopal. Patiala trounced Pondicherry 12-2 to pave the way for Rajasthan to qualify from group ‘D’.Read More

Big B suggest Rajni to leave for Singapore for treatment

MUMBAI: A good friend like Amitabh Bachchan can only care for his competitor’s health. Big B who has been monitoring Rajinikanth’s health suggested Rajni to flew down to Singapore for treatment. Beside being super stars both are close friends of eachother. Rajinikanth andAmitabh Bachchan go back a long way, to the 1983 hit Andhaa Kaanoon. They are much close as they share opinions for hours on each others’ films to discussing and overseeing illnesses or issues in life. With such a flourishing relationship, when Rajinikanth was hospitalised, it was BigRead More

Delhi High Court rejects bail plea

NEW DELHI: on Monday Delhi High Court has rejected DMK MP Kanimozhi’s bail plea in the 2G scam. She has asked for relief in the bail application to the Court, on the grounds of looking after her school going child. Justice OP Saini Special CBI Court judge, had earlier rejected Kanimozhi’s bail citing the enormity of the 2G scam and the fact that witnesses might be influenced incase she was on bail. In the CBI chargesheet Kanimozhi has been named as a co-conspirator in the 2G case. She has beenRead More

Resuming dialogue on Siachen: India and Pak

Defence secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan on the long-pending Siachen issue kicked off after three years gap in New Delhi on Monday. India and Pakistan have decided to resume their talk, which was put on hold after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008, following meetings between their prime ministers in Thimpu in April 2010. Defence secretary Pradeep Kumar with his Pakistani counterpart Lt General (Retd) Syed Ather Ali lead the Indian delegation during the two-day talks. Syed Ather Ali arrived in New Delhi on Saturday for the 12thRead More