January, 2014


UPA Government raises quota of subsidized LPG to 12 cylinders

New Delhi: Bowing to Rahul Gandhi’s, the UPA government on Thursday raised the quota of subsidized LPG to 12 cylinders per household in a year from nine at present and also put on hold paying users the subsidy into bank accounts using Aadhaar platform. It needs to be mentioned here that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during All India Congress Committee (AICC) session on January 17 had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the quota of subsidized LPG to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each. Moily also said the direct benefitRead More

Home & Jail Minister Babulal Gaur to visit Ludhiana on February 1

Bhopal: Home & Jail Minister Shri Babulal Gaur will go to Ludhiana (Punjab) in the morning of February 1. After attending local programmes at Ludhiana in the evening, Shri Gaur will return to Bhopal in the afternoon of February 2. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Agriculture Minister Shri Bisen to visit Seoni, Chhindwara and Jabalpur

Bhopal: Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen will go from Balaghat to Chhindwara and take part in local programmes on February 1. The same day, Shri Bisen will attend Antyodaya and Kisan Mela at Seoni with Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He will also accompany the Chief Minister at Antyodaya and Kisan Mela at Chhindwara in the afternoon. After participating in local programmes at Bhopal on February 2, Shri Bisen will go to Seoni to take part in local programme. From there, he will go toRead More

Directives to give pension amount and compassionate appointment

Bhopal: Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa met citizens today and directed concerning departments’ officers to ensure prompt action. The Chief Secretary directed Principal Secretary Scheduled Castes Welfare to dispose of application of appointment on compassionate ground of Satna district’s Aparna Sen. On application of Bhopal’s Shri Yunus Khan and Sushri Radha Rajak, the Chief Secretary directed Principal Secretary Urban Administration & Development to ensure action. Shajapur district’s Shri Mahmood Khan applied for payment of pension of his mother late Nafeesa Bi. The Chief Secretary directed Principal Secretary AYUSH toRead More

Kathy cross becomes first female umpire in ICC Panel

Dubai: New Zealand’s Kathy Cross became the first woman to be inducted in an ICC umpires’ panel when she was named as an Associate and Affiliate International official following the annual review and selection process. Cross and Nigel Morrison have joined Sameer Bandekar, Mark Hawthorne, Wynand Louw, David Odhiambo, Buddhi Pradhan, Sarika Siva Prasad, Richard Smith, Ian Ramage and Courtney Young in the panel for 2014. Cross has previously officiated in the Women’s World Cup in Australia in 2009 and in India in 2013, the ICC said in a statement.Read More

John Kerry hails government formation in Tunisia

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday lauded Tunisia’s ratification of a new Constitution and formation of an interim government. “I look forward to working with Prime Minister Jemaa and his colleagues during this critical period,” Kerry said, calling on the new government to “move quickly to set a date for early elections”. Tunisia’s Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jemaa on Tuesday told the National Constituent Assembly, which passed the new Constitution on Sunday, that his goals would be organising “fair and transparent” elections, reviving the country’s economy andRead More

Pak PM announces for member team to holding talks with Taliban

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday announced formation of a four-member team to hold negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban. Sharif said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan would assist the committee. The Prime Minister also said that he would personally supervise the performance of committee. “Since the other side has shown intent to negotiate, we also wish to give peace yet another chance. The acts of terror must stop. Terrorism and talks cannot continue simultaneously,” he said. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Salman Khan denied allegations in Blackbuck poaching case

Jodhpur: Salman Khan has has denied all the allegations that he neither was carrying illegal arms nor did he poach blackbucks in 1998 near jodhpur. court on Wednesday recorded his statement in the case. The court has fixed on March 10 as its next hearing date. On the night of Oct 1-2, 1998, during the shooting of the Hindi movie “Hum Saath Saath Hain”, two blackbucks, a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act, were allegedly killed on the outskirts of Kankani village near Jodhpur. A complaint was filed againstRead More

Centre to put telangana bill in Parliament session starting 5 feb

New Delhi: The Centre will table the Telangana Bill in the coming session of Parliament beginning February 5. As the decision of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, either way, is not mandatory, the Central government will go ahead with its decision to create Telangana by tabling the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill in the ensuing Parliament session, official sources said. Parliament session commences on February five and is scheduled to end on February 21. This will be the last session of Parliament before the tenure of the UPA-II comes to an end.Read More

Government wants private airlines to give special treatment to MPs

New Delhi: Central Government has asked private airlines to give special privileges like lounge access and faster security clearance to MPs. According to a reply to a Parliament question in August 2013, a 2007 protocol is “to be followed by all concerned, including private airports and airlines”. Following numerous complaints by MPs that private airlines were not adhering to the protocol, the Civil Aviation Ministry has been reminding the carriers to extend the courtesies. On January 17, the DGCA held a meeting with airlines who were told to abide byRead More