August, 2012


Coalgate : BJP’s nationwide protest starts from today

New Delhi: The BJP’s nationwide protest over the coal blocks allocations will begin on Friday. The party has been demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation on the issue. Prime minister was the Coal Minister during the period in which the allocations were made. The three-day protest across 40 towns and cities in the country will be led by top BJP leaders like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. According to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on coal, the allocations led to a huge loss of RsRead More

Legal action against for writing a book on laden

Washington: The US Government is all set to take legal action against a former Navy SEAL who has written a first-person account of the May 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, saying that he has violated his signed agreement not to divulge classified information. The book ‘No Easy Day’ is due to be released September 4. The excerpts of the book released in the western press have already created controversy in the US on the operation that killed bin Laden. “In the judgment of the Department ofRead More

NAM to take lead against internation terrorism: PM

Tehran: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday asked the Non-Aligned Movement to take a lead in international terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and also take a stand based on “universally accepted principles” on Syria. Voicing India’s opposition to “external intervention” in Syria, Singh, while addressing the leaders and other representatives from over 50 NAM countries who are here for a two-day Summit, made a pointed reference to the situation in the West Asian region, particularly Syria, currently afflicted by a civil war between troops loyal to PresidentRead More

Second test starts today, india eyeing on whitewash

Bangalore: Seeking to complete a whitewash, India will take on New Zealand in the second and final cricket Test starting here on Friday. Thoroughly outplayed in Hyderabad, the Kiwis will be hoping to find a way to counter the Indian spinners in the match which was expected to be affected by the inclement weather prevailing here for the past few days. Though Chinnaswamy curator Narayan Raju talked about a tinge of grass available on the pitch, the New Zealand think tank doesn’t hope for spin respite. They expect groundsmen toRead More

9 IAF men killed as choppers collide

JAMNAGAR (Gujarat): Two choppers of Indian Air force have collided here on Thursday, killing 9 people including 5 officers. Television footage showed the helicopters flying almost parallel to each other before their upper rotors collided. While one of them went down immediately, the other went into a spin before ultimately crashing. Both aircraft caught fire in the impact. “Nine IAF personnel ~ five officers and four other ranks ~ have been killed in the crash near Sarmat firing range, 15 km from Jamnagar city,” an IAF spokesperson said in New Delhi. The deceased include three WingRead More

888 houses to be built for denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes in state

Bhooal: As many as 888 houses will be built in the state this year for people belonging to denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes. A departmental budget to the tune of Rs. four crore has been set aside for construction of these houses. Each beneficiary under the scheme will be provided Rs. 45 thousand as share subsidy. Beneficiaries will be selected through Gram Sabha. As many as 51 communities have been recognised as denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes in the state. Of these, 21 are denotified and 30 nomadic and semi-nomadicRead More

Anganwadi children learning to maintain hygiene

Bhopal: Activities in 78 thousand 929 Anganwadi centres and 12 thousand 70 sub-centres are being run for six hours daily for the benefit of beneficiaries. Children upto six years of age are being connected with cleanliness habits and pre-school education. Except Sunday and other government holidays, activities start at Anganwadis from 9 am. As soon as an Anganwadi centre opens, children and parents are invited by beating of gong. During “Nirmal Samay” from 9 to 9.30 am children’s faces and hands are cleaned with soap and hair done. Then theyRead More

Action plan for socio-economic rehabilitaion of leprosy patients

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that an action plan will be chalked out for socio-economic rehabilitation of leprosy patients in the state. Quantum of social security pension to leprosy patients will be increased to Rs. 1000 from Rs. 150. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said this during a meeting with Japanese Government’s Goodwill Ambassador and Nippon Foundation Chairman Shri Yohei Sasakawa here today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Shri Sasakawa is doing sacred work of serving leprosy patients. The State Government will extend every possible cooperationRead More

Indian origin judge is the new chief justice of singapore

Singapore: An Indian-origin judge wiil be the new chief justice of Singapore. It is the first time that a person from indian-origin to get the top post. Sundaresh Menon, presently Singapore’s Judge of Appeal, will assume the office of the chief justice from November 6. He would take over from Justice Chan Sek Keong, who retires at the age of 75, said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office on the appointment announced by President Tony Tan. Reacting to his appointment, Justice Menon said: “I am greatly honoured and privilegedRead More

Real Madrid beat Barcelon, win spanish cup after four years

Santiago Bernebeu: Real Madrid on Wednesday beat their arch rivals Barcelona by 2-1, winning their first Spanish Super Cup in four years. Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in control with goals inside 23 minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu to take advantage of Barcelona’s poor start. Adriano was red carded for tripping up Ronaldo as he was set to race clear on goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the 28th to further thwart the visitors’ hopes. The victory against an error-prone Barca, who had Adriano sent off in the 28th minute,Read More