November, 2012


Yeddyurappa to resign from BJP today, launch his own party soon

Bangalore: Rebel BJP leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will resign from the party and his assembly membership on Friday. “I will go in a march along with my supporters to Vidhana Sabha tomorrow at 12 noon and submit resignation to my assembly membership”, Yeddyurappa, who has rejected calls to remain in BJP, told reporters at Shikaripura, his home town in Shimoga district. Yeddyurappa’s exit is expected to put the BJP at a crossroads, but the party leaders have put up a “I have asked Ministers, MPsRead More

US asked Sri lanka to respect peaceful demonstrations in Country

Colombo: The US on Thursday asked Sri Lanka to respect peaceful demonstrations in the country as it voiced concern over violence at a University campus in Jaffna where security forces had launched a search operation. A statement from the US embassy here said it was greatly concerned by reports of attacks on students in Jaffna. “We call upon authorities to exercise restraint and respect peaceful demonstrations,” it said. Students had clashed with police in Jaffna on Wednesday after the university was searched for LTTE material following reports that students wereRead More

Two blasts killed 23 people in Iraq

Baghdad: At least 23 people were killed and more than 80 wounded on Thursday in two bomb attacks in Iraq, media reported. The first attack occurred in Hilla city, 100 km south of Baghdad, when two car bombs went off near a restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding 60 others, an interior ministry official said. Most of the victims were Shia pilgrims and security members guarding the area, the official said. The other attack took place in the holy Shia city of Karbala, 110 km south of Baghdad, when aRead More

Government agrees to voting on FDI issue in Parliament

New Delhi:  Government has decided to discussion and vote over the issue of FDI in retail sector. While Rajya Sabha will also have a similar discussion, the date and timings for it will be decided after consultations with various political parties. Four days after the Opposition paralysed the proceedings in both Houses of Parliament, the government relented on the issue by leaving the matter to be decided by the presiding officers. This will be the first such trial of strength in the 15th Lok Sabha. There have been very rareRead More

Manisha Koirala admitted to hospital, suspected to be suffering from cancer

Mumbai: Manisha Koirala, who is remembered for her terrific performance in numerous bollywood flicks, has purportedly been diagnosed with cancer.  Currently she is admitted to the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai for check-ups. “She was hospitalized yesterday (Wednesday). She is undergoing a few check-ups. She is doing fine,” a hospital source said. She will be discharged when her full medical reports will be available. The 42-year-old reportedly fell unconscious, leading to her hospitalization, according to some published reports. These could not be confirmed. Manisha, who hails from an influential family inRead More

State Government to spent Rs. 120 crore from its own exchequer on National Highways

Bhopal: Besides funds sanctioned from the Union Government, the State Government has spent Rs. 120 from State Head on maintenance and repair of National Highways in Madhya Pradesh. A number of works are withheld since sanction is pending with the Union Government. It is noteworthy that length of National Highways in the state is 4,709 kilometres. On December 16, 2009, the Union Government took away maintenance and reconstruction work of National Highways measuring 3,828 kilometres from National Highway Wing of Public Works Department and handed it over to National HighwayRead More

Four-lane road to be constructed from Panna Naka to Sohawal Mod

Bhopal: Public Works Minister Shri Nagendra Singh has said that a four-lane road will be constructed from Panna Naka to Sohawal Mod in Satna district. Shri Singh informed that Rs. 5 crore 63 lakh 79 thousand have been sanctioned for construction of this 4 kilometre long road. With construction of this road, National Highway 75 will be widened and beautified from 157/8 kilometre to 161/8 kilometre near the entry point of Satna city as a result of which flow of traffic will smoothen. Besides, residents of the city will beRead More

Narmada-Shipra link project will restore glory of Malwa region: Advani

Ujjain: Former Deputy Prime Minister Shri Lal Krishna Advani has said that the country would have witnessed a revolutionary change had river-linking project been implemented during six-year term of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Fulfilling Shri Vajpayee’s dream, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has started process of linking Narmada with Kshipra river. The project will restore glory of Malwa region being water-rich. It will remove concern regarding water in Malwa region. Shri Advani was addressing a massive public meeting at Ujjain today after laying foundation stone ofRead More

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits of Indonesia coast, Tsunmai alert sounded

Jakarta: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. The Indonesian Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency (BMKG) had earlier reported the quake at a magnitude of 6.3 and a depth of 12 kilometres (7.5 miles), but issued no tsunami alert. USGS reported the quake struck at 1426 IST at a depth of 55 kilometres, 288 kilometres north of Saumlaki in the Tanimbar Islands. “There was light shaking reported but we’ve received no reports of damage or casualties so far,” BMKG technicalRead More

China and india should work together to build new relations

New Delhi: Chinese experts has said that China and India should work together to build “new type of international relations”. Speaking in a conference here Huang Huaguang, director general, Research Office, International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said,  “We are the two most populous countries and the two fastest growing economies… the rise of the two together will be an important phenomenon in global arena”. China, one of the world’s strongest economies, earlier this month witnessed a leadership change that put Xi Jinping on top of theRead More