August, 2011


Sushma praised PM for his concern over Anna’s health

NEW DELHI: On Saturday while lashing out at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj lavished praise on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She said in the Lok Sabha, the prime minister exhibited “statesmanship” by expressing concern over Anna Hazare’s health and urging him to end his hunger strike. “But Congress general secretary watered down your (PM’s) statesmanship,” she said, referring to Rahul Gandhi’s statement in the Lok Sabha on the Lokpal issue on Friday. She also praised Manmohan Singh for agreeing to come under the ambit of theRead More

President shifted and appointed governors on Friday

NEW DELHI: On Friday President Pratibha Patil appointed former Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah, 78, and two Congress veterans as governor. Governor of Jharkhand MOH Farook has been shifted to Kerala. Rosaiah has been appointed to the Raj Bhavan in Chennai replacing Surjit Singh Barnala, who took over as Tamil Nadu Governor on June 20, 2006. Uttar Pradesh former chief minister Ram Naresh Yadav has been appointed as the new governor of Madhya Pradesh. He succeeds Rameshwar Thakur. A senior Congress leader Vakkom Purushothaman who is now 83 yearRead More

Anna urges his supporters for Jail bharo agitation

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday night Anna Hazare asked his supporters to start a ‘jail bharo andolan’ by doing gherao of Parliament and residences of MPs and getting arrested. At Ramlila Maidan by addressing his supporters after the virtual breakdown of talks, he said the way the government has now reacted to the demands of the civil society has exposed its real face, that of dictators and Black British. Anna said, “I am ready to go to jail. Don’t stop the government from taking me away.” “The government is showing itsRead More

Whole Madhya Pradesh in support of Anna

BHOPAL (PTI): With the rallies, staged dharnas and protests in various parts of the state. Anna Hazare stepped out of Tihar Jail in Delhi to launch his crusade against corruption with the followers. Three-wheelers remained off the roads in the city in support of Anna’s campaign while an association of auto owners took out a rally carrying the tricolour to express solidarity with the agitation for a strong Jan Lokpal bill. Advocates in Bhopal staged a protest and distributed “I Am Anna” stickers and caps among the people and theyRead More

Bus accident in Afghanistan took 35 lives

AFGHANISTAN: In southern Afghanistan a bus crash killed least 35 people and also lest several more people injured. Injured survivors of the bus crash are being treated at a local hospital “This morning we received 35 dead and 24 injured from a bus crash incident,” said the head of Kandahar Public Health, Abdul Qayoom Pokhla. A Kandahar government spokesman said many of the injured were in serious conditions. Officials in Kandahar province said the bus was travelling at speed along the main road linking Kandahar city to the capital, Kabul.Read More

Issue of removing ban on oil imports

SYRIA: The Government is under pressure from Labour to drop its opposition to a European Union ban on oil imports from Syria. Following the co-ordinated call by western leaders for President Bashar al-Assad to stand down, the EU will this week discuss extending sanctions against the regime. However Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt played down suggestions that the EU could follow the lead given by US President Barack Obama in banning Syrian oil imports. He stressed that any new sanctions should target the regime and its supporters without hurting theRead More

K Chiranjeevi joind the Congress party

HYDERABAD: K Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam actor-turned-politician merged with the Congress formally on Saturday with the founder-president K Chiranjeevi taking the ruling party’s membership at the office of All India Congress Committee in Delhi. Chiranjeevi, an MLA from Tirupati, filled up an enrolment form given by the Chittoor DCC president. PRP MLAs and state leaders will take Congress membership at the state Congress headquarters here on August 22 in the presence of PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana and chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. Besides Rahul Gandhi, Union minister and AICC generalRead More

Lokpal issue taught by Bedi at “Anna ki Paathshala”

NEW DELHI: At Ramlila Maidan now Anna Hazare’s supporters could learn more about lokpal bill at ‘Anna ki Paathshala’, called by supercop Kiran Bedi, who has turned into a teacher, informing the public about the lokpal issues. She said, “At least now you will know what we are fighting for and when the media asks you, even they will be astonished to know how much you know. You should tell them that you learnt these intricate details at Anna ki Paathshala.” While thousands have thronged the grounds in support ofRead More

A tape of Shehla-Pawan conversation presented to the court

BHOPAL: Last week Shehla Masood was killed outside her resident in Bhopal, but the police are still clueless if it was a suicide or murder the person who took on the mighty, and was a key member of the city’s Anna Hazare movement. A telephonic conversation revealed in which the murdered activist was threatened by senior IPS officer Pawan Shrivastava. The conversation between Masood and Shrivastava accessed was as follows: > Shehla: Please connect me to the Sir. > Pawan Shrivastava: Hello > Shehla: Sir I could not complete. TheRead More

Egypt demand for investigation for killings

EGYPT: An official protest is loaded by Egypt to Israel demanding an investigation into the killings of three security officials during an Israeli military operation near the border, Egyptian state media reported. The official MENA news agency reported on Friday, “Egypt filed an official complaint with Israel following yesterday’s deaths at the border between Israel and Egypt.” “Egypt has demanded an urgent probe into the circumstances of the deaths and injuries of Egyptian forces’ members inside our borders.” State broadcaster Nile TV and MENA said on Thursday that three securityRead More