December, 2013


Sushil Kumar gets land from Haryana Govt. for wrestling academy

New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medal winner wrestler Sushil Kumar has received the eight acres of land that was promised to him by the Haryana government for setting up his academy at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Sonepat. “It’s an honour that Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda gave me eight acres land to start the world class wrestling academy and I would like to thank him for this kind gesture,’ Sushil said in a statement. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Talk with world powers regarding neuclear program made good progress: Iran

Tehran: Iran’s chief negotiator on Tuesday said that talks in Geneva with world powers late into the night on implementing a landmark nuclear deal had made good progress. Experts from Iran and the so-called P5+1 — United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany – have been holding technical talks on implementing an agreement reached November 24 on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. The interim deal requires that Iran freeze or curbs its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for some sanctions relief while the two sides try toRead More

India-Nepal relationship shows steady growth this year

Kathmandu: Nepal’s ties with India witnessed steady growth in 2013 despite political instability which persisted even after assembly elections as no party could secure an absolute majority to form the new government. The Nepali Congress led by Sushil Koirala emerged as the single largest party with 196 seats but could not secure an absolute majority in the 601-member assembly, prolonging the political crisis in the country. Jhalanath Khanal-led CPN (UML) won 175 seats, followed by Prachanda’s UCPN-Maoist, which was left with just 80 seats. Efforts to form a new governmentRead More

Govt. cleared four FDI proposals worth Rs. 502 crore

New Delhi: Four foreign direct investment proposals totaling Rs 502 crore have been cleared by the Government. “Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on December 9, 2013, government has approved four proposals of Foreign Direct Investment amounting to Rs 502 crore,” the Finance Ministry on Tuesday said in a statement. The other two proposals that have been cleared are that of Air Works India (Engineering) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai and Malca Amit Global Limited, Hong Kong. The Ministry further said decision on theRead More

Manmohan Singh will complete his tenure: PMO

New Delhi: Rejecting on the specuation about resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his office said on Tuesday, rejecting the speculation in this regard. The speculation was triggered by the Prime Minister’s decision to hold a press conference on January 3. There has been a growing clamour within the Congress party to name Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate, especially, after the reverses suffered by the party in the state Assembly polls. “In my view, the party (Congress) should project a person as the leader of the party whoRead More

AAP govt fulfils second promise, slashes power by 50 percent

New Delhi: Delhi government has slashed power tariff by 50 percent for those consuming electricity upto 400 units. The move is expected to benefit close to 28 lakh households in the national capital. It needs to be mentioned here that the issue of power tariff reduction was amongst the promises, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made in its manifesto. Earlier, Kejriwal on Tuesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) over holding audit of power distribution companies in the national capital. “Fever can get cured, will take rest later.Read More

Woman employees’ safety will be increased in night shift

Bhopal: Labour and Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Minister Shri Antar Singh Arya has said that the state government is committed to ensuring women’s security and upliftment. For this, the Labour Department has included safety and facilities of women employees working in factories and IT institutions in night shift, in 100-day action for making such separate arrangements compulsory for them. The Labour Minister informed that as per order of the Supreme Court in June 2011, women employees are free to work in the night shift from 10 pm to 5Read More

Take pledge to make Madhya Pradesh more prosperous and strong in New Year: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings and best wishes to state’s people on New Year. In his greeting message, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan wished for prosperity and progress of state’s people. He wished that new vistas of mutual cooperation between government and people and integrated development of the state will be opened up in the New Year. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is the state where maximum number of public welfare schemes have been implemented. State has to be developed at a rapid pace. ForRead More

100-day action plan to be reviewed : CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will hold discussions on important issues with officers at Mantralaya on January 3. At the meeting, Shri Chouhan will hold discussions with Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries on time-bound implementation of 100-day action plans of various departments. Implementation of action plan is starting from January 1. At the January 3 meeting, ministers will apprise about action plans handed over to departments. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will also apprise himself of action taken by the committees constituted to give recommendations about makingRead More

South Africa crushed India by 10 wickets in Durban Test

Durban: India crashed to a humiliating 10-wicket defeat in the second cricket Test after their young batsmen surrendered meekly to give South Africa a 1-0 series triumph in Jacques Kallis’ farewell match on Monday. Ajinkya Rahane stood bravely amidst the ruins with a gutsy 96 and was the last man out. India were pegged back after losing five wickets in the morning session. Left-arm spinner Robin Peterson (4/74) was pick of the bowler for the hosts with a four-wicket haul while pacemen Dale Steyn (3/47) and Vernon Philander (3/43) scalpedRead More