Ban-ki-moon asks India to initiate steps to stop crimes against women

United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the Indian government to implement reforms to deter crimes like Delhi gang rape and bring the perpetrators to justice. Millions of Indians held candle-light vigils and protests demanding immediate action from the government to punish perpetrators of the heinous crime and strengthen laws that deal with violence against women. Ban welcomed efforts of the Indian government to take urgent action in the case and called for “further steps and reforms to deter such crimes and bring perpetrators to justice,” a statement issuedRead More

Shinzo abe replace landmark 1995 war apology

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to replace a landmark 1995 apology for suffering caused in Asia during World War-2 with an unspecified “forward-looking statement”, a newspaper reported on Monday. Abe said he would consult experts about the details and the timing of statement. He has also said he wants to loosen the constraints of Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution. Abe hails from a wealthy political family that includes a grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, who was a wartime cabinet minister who was imprisoned but never tried as a war criminal afterRead More

Singapore to use Delhi rape case to justify death penalty

Singapore: Singapore on Sunday said it would cite the Delhi gang-rape victim as an example to reject demands for abolition of death penalty in the city state. In a Facebook post, Singapore’s Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K Shanmugam  said he would often cite cases like these as examples when he discusses with people who want the death penalty in Singapore to be abolished. Meanwhile, Shanmugam’s comments sparked hundreds of responses on his Facebook page. Some supported his stance on the death penalty, such as a netizen who wentRead More

Nitin Gadkari attack Centre over Hindu Migrant issue

b BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Sunday attacked the Centre over its “failure” to protect the interest of Hindus in Pakistan, and announced to form a five-member committee to raise it at international forums. Gadkari was in Jodhpur on Sunday as chief guest of the concluding ceremony of ‘Swadeshi Mela’ at Polo Ground here. He assured that if voted to power, his party will delegate the power of citizenship back to the district collectors so that the issue of citizenship does not stick up in the administrative wrangles and canRead More

Delhi gang rape: Bharat Bandh on januray 3

New Delhi: Demanding justice for Delhi gang rape victim in a moving bus on December 16 night in the national capital, the protesters on Sunday called for a Bharat Bandh on January 3. Protesters have said that political leaders will not be allowed to take part in the Bharat Bandh if they came with flags or placards of their party. The victim, a physiotherapy student, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi on December 16 night. She died on Saturday morning atRead More

Protest continues in Delhi in Delhi gang rape case

New Delhi: People on Monday continued their protests in the Indian capital against violence on women, a day after the city’s gang rape victim was cremated under heavy security. The All India Students Association (AISA), affiliated to the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist, said at least 1,000 members will stage a demonstration in Connaught Place on Monday. Delhi Police have announced a ban on motor traffic in and around Connaught Place from 7 pm on Monday on the occasion of New Year’s Eve. Three Delhi Metro Stations – Rajiv Chowk,Read More

One lakh youths to participate in yuva panchayat

Bhopal: Over one lakh youths would participate in the Yuva Panchayat to be held at Jamboree Ground on January 12 to elicit their views and suggestions on the programmes bearing on them. Youths from 18 to 25 years of age taking part in the congregation would be drawn from educational institutions run by different departments and others. Participation of youths engaged in self employments, farming, dwelling in forest areas and those working in organized and unorganized sectors would be ensured.

Significant steps to improve efficiency and strength of police

Bhopal: Year-2012 goes in the annals of the Madhya Pradesh Police as a period of significant steps to improve its efficiency and strength in tune with the needs of present times. As many as 21 thousand posts in police force were sanctioned as part of the efforts to improve policing in proportion to increase in population. It has been decided to grant ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakh and compassionate appointment to the kin of the martyr Home Guards. Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation constructed 2500 houses for the police personnel.Read More

Need to sustain moral values along with strict law to curb evils

Bhopal: The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh has stressed the need for a movement to sustain moral values along with enforcing strict laws to curb crimes and other evils in society. Shri Chouhan was addressing a religious function organized at Shanti Van of Brahmakumaris’ Sanstha at Mount Abu in Rajsthan today. The Chief Minister said that girls are advancing and making their impressive presence felt in every field, but they are not safe and secure. There is need to take well contemplated concrete steps for their safety, he added. TheRead More

Manmohan Singh congratutes Park geun-hye on win in S Korea polls

Seoul: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has congratulated Park Geun-hye on her “historic victory” in the recent Presidential elections in South Korea and said he looked forward to working with her government in strengthening bilateral ties. The Prime Minister noted that India and South Korea had established a Strategic Partnership, based on convergent interests and expanding opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation, which had provided a strong foundation for deepening and broadening bilateral engagement, especially in trade and investment. Singh added that he looked forward to working with Park and her governmentRead More