March, 2012


Iran crisis: US to apply fresh oil sanctions

WASHINGTON: Fresh sanctions on buyers of Iranian oi will be approved by US President Barack Obama Obama said there was enough oil in the world market and US allies who were boycotting Iranian oil would not suffer negative consequences. The move helps in to take measures against foreign banks that still deal with Iranian oil. Obama said that he will be monitoring the global market closely to ensure it could handle a reduction of oil purchases from Iran.He was required by a law signed in December to determine by 31Read More

US blocks investigation of Afghan massacre

SEATTLE – U.S. authorities are blocking his ability to investigate the incident says the lawyer defending the U.S. soldier accused of murdering 17 Afghan civilians claims. He was prevented by U.S. forces in Afghanistan from interviewing injured civilians at a hospital in Kandahar. It is making difficult for him to track potential witnesses. John Henry Browne, the lawyer for Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, said U.S. forces in Afghanistan have prevented his team from interviewing injured civilians at a hospital in Kandahar, and are allowing other potential witnesses to scatter, makingRead More

CAG finds Narendra Modi govt in Rs 17,000 cr losses

GANDHINAGAR: The irregularities and corruption by Narendra Modi government caused a cumulative loss of nearly Rs 17,000 crore says Comptroller and Auditor General reports for 2009-10 and 2010-11, placed before the Gujarat assembly on the last day of the budget session on Friday. Public sector undertaking (PSU), Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC), turns out to be the main culprits showing irregularities leading to losses of up to Rs 12,400 crore. There were regular unspent “excesses” left in all departments over the last four years, and that there were “last minuteRead More

Chandigarh Girl Vanya Mishra won the title of Miss India 2012

MUMBAI: Vanya Mishra (Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012), Prachi Mishra (Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2012), Rochelle Maria Rao (Pantaloons Femina Miss India International 2012) comes out of the winners of the Pantaloons Femina Miss India (PFMI) 2012 pageant at a star-studded event at Bhavans Ground, Andheri on Friday evening. Vanya Mishra, Chandigarh girl, who got a direct entry in the final 20 after winning Dabur Gulabari Miss Rose Glow 2011 contest was finally selected as PFMI’12 Miss World. She answers the final question as, ‘If you have anRead More

Every Actress do Bold Scenes- Paoli

MUMBAI: Paoli Dam who’s debuting in Vikram Bhatt’s Hate Story says she had to undergo a rigorous fitness schedule to look lean for the film. She dismisses bold scenes in the movie as something that “every actress is doing. Tell me which actress is not shedding her inhibitions today? What I have done in Hate Story or Chatrak is nothing new. When a character demands a certain look, you’ve got to do that for the film.” She was put on a ‘high protein no carb diet’ for two months. SheRead More

Planning Commission of India Member Chaturvedi called CM

BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was called by Member, Planning Commission of India B.K. Chaturvedi called on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The Chief Minister urged for making necessary provisions in all the priority sectors while apprising Chaturvedi of expectations of the State Government for the 12th Five-Year Plan from Planning Commission of India. He said that adequate fiscal provisions under 12th Five-Year Plan for upgradation of irrigation sector and drinking water schemesare necessary. Chouhan said that for the speedy development of scheduled caste areas special budgetary provisions separate fromRead More

Petrol rates may hike

NEW DELHI: At least Rs 3 per litre hike in petrol price from April 1 will be expected due to pressure of state-owned oil firms. The firms want to cover part of the spike in cost of raw material. A senior official said, “We are losing Rs 6.43 per litre on petrol and after adding 20% sales tax, the desired increase in rates in Delhi is Rs 7.72 per litre”. “We understand that it will be difficult to raise rates by Rs 7.72 per litre in one go but aRead More

Review of Blood Money

MUMBAI: Kunal (Kunal Khemu) landed a job with a leading diamond company in Cape Town where he gets seduced by the lust of money and power. His fairytale life with Arzoo (Amrita Puri) turns into a nightmare.he is dragged into a diamond trap and pizza delivery boy from Mumbai is exposed to the gory diamond mafia, traders of illegal weapons and cold-blooded criminals. His own boss, Zaveri (Manish Chaudhuri) was the frontrunner in this crime chain. At last he left with two choices – to sell his soul for success,Read More

Doctors appointed in gas relief hospitals

BHOPAL: The Bhopal Gas Relief and Rehabilitation Department has made the part time appointment for one year of 25 doctors on the posts of medical officers in the gas relief hospitals being run by it. Rs. one thousand per working day will be paid to each doctor. The appointment of the doctors were made as, ten part-time doctors have been appointed in Kamla Nehru Hospital, five in Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, four in Indira Gandhi Woman & Child Hospital and two each in Shakir Ali Khan Hospital, Master Lal Singh HospitalRead More

DGP Shankar Bidari worse than Muammar Gaddafi: HC

BANGALORE: Karnataka High court on Friday described Shankar Bidari as “worse than Saddam Hussain or Muammar Gaddafi” for alleged atrocities committed by the STF led by him during the hunt to nab forest brigand Veerappan and struck down appointment. HC dismissed him as “without merit and substance”,and held his consequent appointment as “void and illegal.” The court said “in the facts of the case, we cannot find any infirmity in the said decision. It is just,” thus upholding the verdict of Central Administrative Tribunal. HC also says that he wasRead More