September, 2013


Champions league: Rajasthan Royals reached into semi final

Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals produced a all-round performance to notch up a convincing nine-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers and seal their semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. Riding on a fine bowling performance by Kevon Cooper (4 for 18) and resolute unbeaten half-centuries by Ajinkya Rahane (62) and Sanju Samson (50), Rajasthan continued their unbeaten run in the tournament. Mumbai Indians too are in the reckoning with six points from as many matches. Chasing a victory target of 121 runs, Rajasthan lost their skipper Rahul Dravid (2) inRead More

Prime Minister met Sheikh hasina in New York

New York: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the opponents of Land Boundary Agreement in India to give up their opposition to the historic measure. The issue of the agreement, which is stuck because of stiff opposition by some Indian political parties, was discussed when she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday. The agreement is aimed at settling the issue of enclaves and adverse possession along the 4,069-km border between India and Bangladesh and is seen as an important confidence building measure between the two neighbours. TheRead More

Will Propose join mechanism to monitor LOC: Nawaz Sharif

New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he will propose a joint mechanism to monitor “tension” along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Sharif also condemned the twin terror attacks in Jammu in which 10 people, including an army officer, were killed on Thursday. On the Jammu attack, Sharif said he condemns it in “strongest words”. “This is a very sad incident and we should work hard to avoid such incidents from repeating,” he added. After receiving US backing on the issue of terrorismRead More

Rajnath replaces Narendra Modi as party’s election campaign chief

New Delhi: A fortnight after Narenda Modi’s appointment as BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Praty chief Rajnath Singh become the president of election campaign committee. “Modi proposed Rajnath Singh’s name and it was accepted unanimously by all the Parliamentary Board members,” BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters. While Sunday’s decision was taken without much ado, Modi’s elevation as election campaign committee chief on June 9 at the BJP conclave in Goa had created a lot of heat. The decision on Modi was then taken despite reservations of senior leaders LKRead More

Modi accuses Rahul Gandhi of undermining Prime Minister’s authority

New Delhi: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday accused Rahul Gandhi of undermining authority of the Prime Minister and asked people to decide if the nation will be run based on the Constitution or whims of the “prince”. Addressing a rally — his first in the capital as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate — he said UPA was burdened by “governments within governments” which has been affecting the overall growth and development of the country. “This government is mired in corruption. Instead of finding solutions to problems, it hasRead More

Gang rape case: HC to start hearing from Wednesday

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will hear on a day-to-day basis from Wednesday the death penalty against the four convicts in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case of a 23-year-old girl. A bench of Justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani, after recording the appearances of convicts Mukesh (26), Akshay Thakur (28), Pawan Gupta (19) and Vinay Sharma (20) on Tuesday said, “Let us hear the death reference from tomorrow on a day-to-day basis. Meanwhile, you (convicts) file the appeal.” During the hearing, advocate V K Anand, representing convictRead More

Bankers’ workshop of National Rural Livelihoods Mission held

Bhopal: Loans upto Rs. 3 lakh each are being provided at only 7 percent interest rate to women’s self-help groups formed in intensive and non-intensive districts of the state covered under National Rural Livelihoods Mission. Besides, the SHGs will also be given 3 percent interest subsidy if they repay the loan in time in the districts covered under Integrated Development Programme. This was informed at a workshop held here this evening to seek bankers’ cooperation in implementation of National Rural Livelihoods Mission. The workshop was inaugurated by Additional Chief SecretaryRead More

General category poor students also to get scholarships: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that now the state government will also give scholarships to students belonging to general category poor families. Shri Chouhan was inaugurating and laying foundation stones for 23 works costing over Rs. 11 crore at Keolari in Seoni district today. Referring to development of irrigation and power sectors in the state, Shri Chouhan said that irrigation capacity has increased from 7 lakh 50 thousand hectare to 25 lakh hectare during last 10 years. He said that power generation in the state wasRead More

Work for photos on voter IDs and voter lists now zero percent

Bhopal: Work of making ID cards of voters (EPIC Cards) and inclusion of their hotographs in electoral rolls have reached about zero percent now. As on today, there are 4 crore 64 lakh 30 thousand 789 voters in Madhya Pradesh. Of these, 2 crore 44 lakh 69 thousand 918 are male, 2 crore 19 lakh 59 thousand 815 female and 1056 other voters. Voter facilitation centres at all 230 Vidhan Sabha constituency headquarters and Chief Electoral Office at Bhopal are working efficiently to issue and rectify voter ID cards. AtRead More

National Lok Adalats on November 23, 2013

Bhopal: State Legal Service will hold national Lok Adalats under the aegis of National Legal Service Authority on November 23, 2013 in all districts of the state. At these Lok Adalats, electricity-related cases will also be redressed. In this regard, Madhya Pradesh Power Distribution Company has decided that as per rules, the company will give 50 percent exemption at Lok Adalats on total estimated consumption in the cases pending in courts under sections 135 and 138 of Electricity Act 2003. The company has also decided that 50 percent concession willRead More