Jet Airways plane makes emergency landing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: A Jet Airways aircraft from Mumbai with 125 passengers and six crew members on board made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport following a bird hit that caused a minor fire in one of its engines. The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the Jet Airways said. The aircraft with flight number 9W268 was hit by a bird near Imadole area of Lalitpur minutes before landing, Kathmandu airport’s manager Birendra Shrestha said. “The bird entered the left engine causing fire,” he said. However, theRead More

Vladimir Putin greets PM Modi, President on New Year

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday sent new year greetings to his Indian counter part Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, exuding confidence of implementing several major joint projects in a range of key areas including atomic energy and defence in 2015. “I am convinced that in 2015, relying on our achievements, we will succeed in ensuring implementation of a whole range of major joint projects in the spheres of atomic energy, military and technical cooperation, modern technologies as well as effectively coordinating efforts in addressing topicalRead More

Lakhvi case: India conveys ‘strong concern’ to Pakistan

New Delhi: In a sharp reaction, India on Monday conveyed to Pakistan its “strong concern” at the lack of effective action by it in the case of Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, saying there seems to be no end in sight to that country remaining a safe-haven for well-known terror groups.. “Basit was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs by the Foreign Secretary today afternoon. The Foreign Secretary conveyed strong concern at the lack of effective action by Pakistan’s prosecuting authorities after the Anti-Terrorism-Court ordered the release ofRead More

PDP considers alliance with National Conference, Congress

Srinagar: As suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the idea of a grand alliance with National Conference and Congress was an option for forming a stable government in the state. “A grand alliance with PDP, National Conference and Congress as partners is also an option,” PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar said. PDP has emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats in the 87-member Assembly followed closely by BJP with 25 seats while NC bagged 15. While Congress won 12Read More

Workshop for implementation of Rajya Shiksha Sewa today

Bhopal: A workshop of officers on implementation of Rajya Shiksha Sewa by state government will be held on December 30. In all, 44 officers of School Education Department will take part in the workshop at Hotel Palash from 9 am. Officers of division, district, development block and sub-division level will be imparted for smooth discharge of responsibilities. Fixation of administrative and financial powers will be done on the occasion.

Quota of salt and sugar under PDS for January allotted

Bhopal: Quota of one crore 11 lakh 83 thousand 300 kg sugar and one crore 8 lakh 73 thousand 662 kg salt has been allotted for targeted public distribution system under Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana in the state for January. Salt and sugar have been allotted fair price shop-wise. Information about the allotment has also been uploaded on Samagra portal http:/nfsa.samagra.gov.in. Each of Antyodaya Anna Yojana and priority families will get one kg sugar at the rate of Rs. 13 and 50 paise per kg. Salt and sugar are being providedRead More

Newborn mortality declines by 3 points in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Remarkable decline of 3 points has been registered in newborn mortality rate in Madhya Pradesh. At the national level, newborn mortality rate declined by one point and infant mortality rate by 3 points whereas in Madhya Pradesh newborn mortality rate declined by 3 points and infant mortality rate by 4 points. According to SRS Bulletin 2013 issued by Registrar General of India, New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh has achieved this success by establishing newborn intensive care units to save lives of the seriously ill or premature or underweight newborns. SoRead More

Four new polio cases found in Pakistan

Islamabad: The number of children affected by polio in Pakistan has risen to 295 with the confirmation of four new cases, reports cited. Two cases were reported from Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, one from Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region, and one from Balochistan province, an official said. An emergency operations centre has been established to oversee efforts to stem the spread of the polio virus, an official from the ministry of national health services said recently. Militant groups have been attacking polioRead More

Seven killed, 132,000 flee worst Malaysia floods in decades

Kuala Lumpur: At least seven people have been killed and over 132,000 fled their homes in one of the worst floods in Malaysia’s history as authorities struggled in their rescue efforts amid power outages and destruction of roads. Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday announced additional funds to help flood victims nationwide after landslides, road blocks and swirling waters enveloped the country’s eight states. Weather office, meanwhile, indicated that there will be no respite in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang states in coming days. Razak reached Kelantan to assess flood emergencyRead More

Amit Shah to announce new BJP team next week

New Delhi: After leading Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on the path of victory in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir elections, now party president Amit Shah will be revamping the saffron out fit. Next week Shah will fill in the vacant posts of general secretaries and vice- presidents and restructure party cells. After Raghuvar Das’ nomination to the Jharkhand Chief Minister, one more post of vice-president will be vacant. Party vice-presidents Bangaru Datatriy Mukhar Abbas Naqvi were made Union Ministers. After taking charge of the BJP president in July, though Shah hadRead More