Sunday, August 21st, 2011


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