June, 2013


Rajnath Singh accuses Congress of misusing CBI

New Delhi: BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday targeted Congress over CBI’s handling of Ishrat Jahan encounter case, accusing it of misusing not just the investigative agency but many constitutional authorities also. “Everyone in the country knows this truth that the Congress government has misused the CBI. Not just the CBI, but the Congress government has also tried to do the maximum misuse of other constitutional authorities in the country,” said BJP president Rajnath Singh. Ishrat Jahan, a 19-year-old college student was killed along with three others on June 15,Read More

Met Department, Uttarakhand Govt. in war of words over timely warning of calmity

Dehradun: Uttarakhand MeT department on Sunday said it had issued “timely” warnings of heavy rains and landslides while the state government claimed there was not enough prior indication of a “crisis of this magnitude”. Uttarakhand Met department Director Anand Sharma said that they had issued these advisories from June 14 for the next couple of days and even suggested that the Char Dham yatra of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri be postponed for 4-5 days. Uttarakhand Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya admitted that the Met department had issued the warningRead More

Senior officers’ team deployed to trace missing pilgrims

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a team of Madhya Pradesh’s officers headed by an Inspector General of Police will help trace state’s pilgrims missing in Uttarakhand. Shri Chouhan said that it was a massive calamity. The Union Government should declare it as a national disaster. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was talking to affected pilgrims staying in Madhya Pradesh’s relief camp at Shanti Kunj, Haridwar in Uttarakhand today. The Chief Minister said that a national policy needs to be chalked out on disaster management.Read More

Madhya Pradesh to cooperate in rebuilding of Uttarakhand : CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan called on Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Vijay Bahuguna at Dehradun today and expressed desire to cooperate in rebuilding of the devastated state. Thanking Shri Chouhan, Shri Bahuguna accepted the offer. Shri Chouhan said that Uttarakhand’s calamity is that of entire country. All states should join hands in rebuilding of the land of deities. In the context, he said that Uttarakhand rebuilding mission will be started after conclusion of rescue operations in Uttarakhand. Madhya Pradesh government is keen to take responsibility to rebuild anyRead More

Chief Minister Visits rescue and relief Camp for pilgrims of MP at Rishikesh

Bhopal: The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the rescue and relief camp set up for pilgrims of Madhya Pradesh at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand this evening. He went round the camp and met the pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh and consoled them. He assured them that Madhya Pradesh government stands by them in this hour of crisis. The Chief MInister also visited the medical camp being run by Nirmal Ashram at Rishikesh and talked to the pilgirms undergoing treatment there. The Chief Minister said that the Ashram is doing aRead More

India try to continue unbeaten run against WI

Kingston (Jamaica): Indian cricket team would aim to continue the unbeaten run when they take on the West Indies, who would be eyeing revenge, in their opening clash of the tri-nation ODI series on Sunday. The West Indians, on the other hand, would be eager to extract revenge for the loss to India in a Champions Trophy group match. The hosts have in fact, started impressively in the ongoing series mauling Sri Lanka in their lung-opener. The biggest positive from the game was the return to form of Chris Gayle,Read More

UAE asks Arab, African countries to promote tolerant religious approach

Rabat: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged Arab and African parliaments to present the moderate and tolerant approach of their religions to the other world cultures to dispel misunderstanding and extremism towards Arab, Islamic and African cultures. In a working paper before the 13th Afro-Arab Parliamentary Conference in Rabat, Morocco, member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) Sultan Al Shamsi said Arab and African MPs were also asked to promote the culture of peace, tolerance and understanding for greater cross-cultural and religious interaction. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

US to try to open consulate in Tibet

Washington: The US would continue with its efforts to open its consulate in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, a State Department official has said, as the top American diplomat in Beijing concluded his six day trip to the Chinese region. “In terms of the potential for a consulate, that still remains our policy, that, as envisioned in the Tibet Policy Act, we’ll continue to make the best efforts to establish a consulate in Lhasa,” the State Department spokesperson, Patrick Ventrell, told reporters at his daily news conferenceon Friday. The USRead More

Cabinet approved plans for two communication satellites

New Delhi: The cabinet has approved GSAT-15 and GSAT-16 communication satellite projects to create an in-orbit spare capacity to meet any contingency and protect the services of existing users, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Friday. The GSAT-15 will provide required redundant capacity, augment capacity in the Ku band, and provide in-orbit redundant requirement of safety of life operations benefiting civil aviation services in the country at a cost of Rs.859.5 crore, including launch services, according to the minister. Similarly, the SAT-16 will meet contingency requirements, protect services of existingRead More

Bad weather stops rescue works in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Weather conditions once again interrupted the crucial rescue operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand as intermittent rains in Kedarnath and Guptkashi hampered the process of clearing of debris and pulling out of bodies lying underneath. Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, who is scheduled to undertake a tour of Uttarkashi, could not take off and is still in Dehradun waiting for the weather to clear. The rescue operations are coming close to a wind up and the focus is now on around 1,400 pilgrims reported to be stranded in Badrinath. Mass cremation of bodiesRead More