June, 2014


US adds jammat-ud-dawa to its list of designated organization

Washington: United States has added Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), to its list of designated terror organizations. The State Department has amended Lashkar-e-Taiba’s designations to add the aliases: Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal, an official statement said. Simultaneously, the Department of the Treasury targeted the financial and leadership networks of LeT by designating Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry (Ahmad) and Muhammad Hussein Gill as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). Ahmad and Gill are being designated for acting on behalf of LeT, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan. “We will continue to targetRead More

India, Bangladesh engage in saree diplomacy

Dhaka: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj presented a cream-coloured south silk saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader. The External Affairs Minister gave the saree which was personally chosen by her for the Bangladeshi premier. Reciprocating the gesture, Hasina gifted the Jamdani saree to Swaraj. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shawl diplomacy. After his swearing-in ceremony last month for which he had invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with other SAARC leaders, ModiRead More

I&B Ministry keeping tabs on facebook, twitter to help Modi gauge public mood

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Ministry has begun sending Prime Minister office an analysis of the latest trends on social media. ources said the ‘social media wing’ of I&B Ministry has been tasked to  monitor the latest trends as reflected on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. It is learnt that while, initially, reports may be sent on a daily basis, the frequency of these may be increased in the coming days. The Modi government has laid stress on the role of social media and the Prime Minister himselfRead More

Death toll reaches to 9 in chennai building collapse case

Chennai: The death toll in the multi-storey building collapse near suburban Porur on Sunday rose to nine as four more bodies were recovered from the rubble, police said. However, there is no clarity on the number of people trapped inside the debris. “There is no clarity on the number of people trapped. Our initial priority is to rescue trapped people who are known to be inside. Clearing the debris is a big challenge, it would take two to three days,” National Disaster Response Force DIG SP Selvan told reporters here.Read More

Tirth-Darshan Yojana train to leave on July 17 instead of June 30

Bhopal: The schedule for June 30 under Mukhyamantri Tirth-Darshan Yojana has been changed. The train for Rameshwaram will now leave on July 17 instead of June 30, 2014 from Neemuch via Mandsaur and Ratlam. It will return from Rameshwaram on July 22. The Khandwa-Rameshwaram train will now leave on July 20 instead of July 14 and will return on July 25. R Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Indian universities should ensure their place in top 100 universities

Bhopal: Indian universities’ presence in global scenario is very necessary. Indian universities should have a place in top 100 universities in the world. Indian talents should have opportunities to nourish in the country itself. Research should always be continuously promoted. Universities must interact and impart education conducive for local industrial requirements. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee was addressing convocation of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya at Indore today. The President said that an Indian university produced a Nobel laureate 80 years ago. There is a vacuum after Dr. C.V. Raman. Nobel laureates likeRead More

Education’s universalisation must to bring about social change: President

Indore: President Shri Pranab Mukherjee has said that process for social change can be set in motion only through initiative for education’s universalisation. He was addressing a function under School Chalen Ham Abhiyan of the state government at Brilliant Convention Centre, Indore today. Praising Madhya Pradesh for initiative to promote education, the President said that everyone’s cooperation is being sought in this and public awareness being increased. He described the campaign as a milestone in Madhya Pradesh’s history. Shri Mukherjee asked the state government to resolve that this campaign willRead More

Uruguay coach quits FIFA position over Suarez ban

Rio de Janeiro: Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez quit FIFA’s strategic committee in protest of the ban football’s governing body imposed on his team’s star striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italian player Tabarez hinted that Uruguay, perhaps as a small country, was being singled out. “It is not wise, at least it is not prudent to be in an organization with people who exerted pressure in order to promote this decision,” Tabarez said. It’s the third time Suarez has been punished for biting an opposing player on the field –Read More

Barack Obama, Joh Kerry greet Muslims on Ramzaan

Boston: US President Barack Obama has greeted Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, describing it as the time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting. Ramadan, he added, also reminds us of our shared responsibility to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves and the basic principles that bind people of different faiths together – a yearning for peace, justice and equality. “At a moment when too many people around the world continue to suffer from senseless conflict and violence,Read More

Hamid Ansari arrives in Beijing to attend 60th anniversary of Panchsheel

Beijing: Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari arrived in Beijing on Friday on the second leg of his five-day visit to China where he will hold bilateral discussions with his counterpart Li Yuanchao and participate in events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Panchsheel treaty. Xian, the ancient capital in Central China, is known for its terracotta warriors and historical links with India through Buddhism. Upon his arrival at the Beijing International Airport, Ansari was received by Kong Xuan You, DG (Asia) in the Chinese Foreign Ministry. On Saturday, Ansari willRead More