October, 2011


NATO ending their campaign in Libya

TRIPOLI: NATO has officially announced the end of its military mission in Libya, seven months after launching an air and sea operation under a UN Security Council mandate to protect civilians there. “It’s great to be in Libya, free Libya,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO secretary general, told a media conference in the capital Tripoli. “At midnight tonight a successful chapter in NATO history will come to an end. You have already started writing a new chapter in Libya’s history,” he said. “We acted to protect you. Together we succeeded.Read More

Anna is planning to end his ‘Maun Vrat’

NEW DELHI: On Monday Anna Hazare said he plans to end his vow of silence in three to four days and would undertake a tour of the country to meet those who supported his anti-corruption campaign. Hazare, said in his blog that the thought of giving up his ‘maun vrat’ was playing on his mind. The 74 year old said, “In the next three to four days I might end my ‘maun vrat’. Crores of people have turned to reading my blog all over the world hence I think itRead More

Are children safe in our country?

NEW DELHI: Government reports recently revealed that as many as 5,484 children were sexually assaulted and 1,408 others killed in different parts of India in 2010. The latest National Crime Records Bureau data says 10,670 children were also kidnapped or abducted during the year in various states and union territories. In the country capital 29 children were murdered and 304 others were raped in 2010. In Madhya Pradesh during the last year 1,182 children were sexually assaulted while 315 children were killed in Uttar Pradesh, highest in the two categoriesRead More

Politics is not cricket where you have a winner at the end: Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Former cricketer Imran Khan brought up the Kashmir issue and asked New Delhi to withdraw the army. After the huge turnout at a rally addressed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, a leader of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said “Politics is not cricket.” “Who really left the mark will be decided by the vote,” PML-N leader Pervez Rasheed on Sunday. He spoke after the conclusion of Imran Khan’s ‘Pakistan Bachao’ rally that saw the massing of tens of thousands of people in Lahore. The PML-N leader saidRead More

Kunwar Vijay Shah met an accident near Sehore

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Tribal Welfare Minister Vijay Shah is suffered injuries a road accident near Sehore district. After that he has been admitted to the Sehore District Hospital. The accident took place about 20 km from Sehore near the Amlah toll-booth at around 1:30 pm. His car got out of control and was flipped after veering into a roadside agricultural field. The minister has received mild injuries on his head and elbow. According to the reports, there was a technical problem with the vehicle which caused the accident. However, bothRead More

Doctor Sancheti advised 8 days bed rest to Anna

PUNE: The continuous stress of meeting people converging at the village of Ralegan Siddhi has taken its toll on veteran Gandhian, Anna Hazare. In fact, the stress has caused a muscle spasm on his upper back resulting in excruciating backache. On Saturday renowned city-based orthopaedic surgeon, Dr KH Sancheti, visited Hazare to conduct a thorough check-up on the anti-graft crusader. Dr Sancheti said, “Long hours of sitting and meeting people have caused this pain, which has been troubling Anna for the past few days.” He also said Hazare was sufferingRead More

Formula One “fever” starting today

GREATER NOIDA (IANS): On Sunday Formula One race is starting at Greater Noida. Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said the sport will gradually match the popularity of cricket in India, adding that he was satisfied with the organization of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix. Ecclestone told IANS at the paddock area of the Buddh International Circuit on Sunday, “F1 is as popular in India as cricket in France but things will improve drastically in the years to come. The media coverage has been overwhelming and people here want to knowRead More

Thirty people killed in firing by Syrian troops

BEIRUT: On Friday the Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters and hunted them down in house-to-house raids, killing about 30 people in the deadliest day in weeks in the country’s 7-month-old uprising, said activists. Rami Abdul-Rahman, the head of the observatory, said security forces in Homs were firing machine guns as they conducted raids in search of protesters and activists. In Hama, there were heavy clashes between the army and gunmen believed to be army defectors. Revolt against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime has proved remarkably resilient, with protestsRead More

Kejriwal’s wife under scan now

NEW DELHI: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal’s was wife of a senior Income Tax official on deputation to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO). The department of revenue in the finance ministry has written to the Corporate Affairs ministry seeking clarification as to how it has unilaterally extended the tenure of Sunita Kejriwal. Her tenure at SFIO, a revenue department official said, was complete a few months ago and she was given extension without concurrence from her parent organization, the Income Tax. As per service rules, tenure can be extendedRead More

Habibganj railway station will soon become the best station of the country

BHOPAL: With an over Rs 50 crore spend on the development and expansion, West Central Railway’s (WCR) Habibganj railway station will be developed as the best station in the country. According to official sources, Ghanshyam Singh, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) informed the Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Minister, Babulal Gaur, about the plan in a recent meeting. Bhopal’s Mayor Krishna Gaur was also present for the meeting, sources said. WCR is also developing Bhopal railway station as a model station and Rs 16 crore have been earmarked for it. The foundationRead More