August, 2013


57 militants killed in Afghanistan raids

Kabul: 57 militants were killed in operations launched by the Afghan police, army and the NATO-led coalition forces since Thursday, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Friday. “During joint cleanup operations conducted by Afghan police, army and the coalition troops, 57 Taliban insurgents were killed, 10 wounded and four detained over the past 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement. The raids took place in Baghlan, Kunduz Nangarhar, Kapisa, Sari Pul, Jawzjan, Kandahar and Helmand provinces to clear the areas from militants, the statement said. The joint forces alsoRead More

Muslim Brotherhood supporters protest against military-backed interim government

Cairo: Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hails, began protests across the country against the military-backed interim government on Friday, a news channel reported. All roads leading to Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, where security forces forcibly dispersed pro-Morsi protesters on August 14, were shut, a state-run news agency reported. Roads leading to central Cairo’s Tahrir Square, defence ministry and around al-Azbakia police station were also closed. Riot police were deployed at al-Qaed Ibrahim mosque in Alexandria as well as al-Iman mosque in Cairo ahead of theRead More

Nepal identifies 17 crimes committed on border with India

 Kathmandu: Nepal identifies 17 crimes committed on border with India – Kathmandu: Nepal’s Home Ministry has identified 17 types of crimes committed on its border with India, of which nine have links with international gangsters, officials said on Friday. A team of experts recently studied the situation of crime in the southern border areas, following which a Cross-Border Crime Control Action Plan 2013 was prepared and enforced. The study revealed that various nexuses exist among underground armed outfits of Nepal, India and the international criminal groups. According to the actionRead More

PM’s speech, economic slowdown create storm in Parliament

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took on one another over the country’s ailing economic situation. The principal Oppositon party demanded an early general elections with veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani requesting President Pranab Mukherjee to look into the issue. The Prime Minister, often criticized for maintaining silence on major issues, accused the BJP of continuously ‘opposing and criticizing’ the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. This remark went on to create commotion, with BJP members protesting loudly. Manmohan Singh continued his aggression,Read More

400 percent increase in Forest Deptt. budget in 9 years

Bhopal: Forest Department’s budget has increased by 400 percent during last 9 years. During 9th Five-Year Plan, forest’s plan budget was Rs. 665 crore, which has risen to Rs. 4222 crore during 12th Five-Year Plan. Similarly, plan expenditure was to the tune of Rs. 240.16 crore in year 2003-04, which has been increased to Rs. 942.60 crore in year 2013-14. In the state, special attention is being paid to conservation and augmentation of forests since year 2004 so that forests are conserved along with qualitative improvement in people’s living standard.Read More

Information regarding voter lists available on CEO’s website

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Electoral Officer Shri Jaideep Govind has informed that updated information pertaining to electoral rolls has been uploaded on CEO’s website. Any voter can search his or her name on the website through EPIC card number. First level checking (FLC) of electronic voting machines has been completed in the state in the presence of political parties. All EVMs have been safely stored in godowns. Directives have been given to ensure their proper safety. Shri Govind informed this from his office during Election Commission’s video-conferencing regarding availability ofRead More

Skill development centres to be opened in all development blocks

Bhopal: Technical Education Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma has said that skill development centres will be opened in all development blocks in the state. So far, these have been inaugurated in 113 development blocks. In future, there is a scheme to open skill development centres at clusters of 10-12 villages. Shri Sharma was addressing a workshop held by PHD Chamber of Commerce on “Opportunities of setting up enterprises by new entrepreneurs and challenges” here today. The Technical Education Minister said that positive atmosphere for development of industries has been created inRead More

2 new tahsils “Nai Sarai” and “Badauni” created

Bhopal: In exercise of power vested in it by Land Revenue Code 1959, the State Government has created 2 new tahsils including “Nai Sarai” in Ashok Nagar district and “Badauni” in Datia district. New tahsil Nai Sarai will comprise 27 Patwari Halkas and 67 villages. Its headquarters will be Nai Sarai. Similarly, tahsil Badauni will comprise 36 Patwari Halkas and 78 villages. Its headquarters will be Badauni. Tahsil Nai Sarai Tahsil Nai Sarai in Ashok Nagar district has been created by excluding revenue circle Nai Sarai’s Patwari Halka from 1Read More

Platinum Award to Madhya Pradesh for achieving cent percent roll out of Common Service Centre

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh received Platinum Award for Complete Roll Out of Common Service Centre Project under National e-Governance Plan of the Union Government. The award was conferred at award function of DQ-CMR e-Readiness in Delhi today. It was received by officers of Madhya Pradesh Information Technology Department Shri L.K. Tiwari and Shri V.S. Arora from former Union Secretary Information Technology Shri R. Chandrashekhar and DQ Chairman Shri Pradeep Gupta. It is remarkable that there was a target to set up 9 thousand 232 common service centres in Madhya Pradesh againstRead More

South Korea asks North Korea to dismantle n-programme

Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday urged North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons programme. Unless North Korea dismantles its nuclear programme, national unification and peace would go farther away from the Korean peninsula, Park said, stressing that North Korea should put down nuclear weapons from its hands immediately. Park’s comments came amid easing tensions on the Korean peninsula after the two countries agreed to reopen the jointly operated factory park in the North Korea’s border town of Kaesong and hold reunion of families separated by theRead More