July, 2014


Kallis is one of greatest all-rounders in cricket history: ICC

Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on Thursday said the legendary South African all-rounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game. “Jacques Kallis will go down as one of the greatest all-round cricketers in the history of the game. Since making his international debut at the age of 20, he has been a mainstay of the South African line-up in all forms of the game,” Richardson, said in a statement. “To maintain such a high level of form and fitnessRead More

Canada blames Hamas for Gaza strikes

Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed Hamas for the recent deaths caused by Israel’s deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 110 people were killed on Thursday alone in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, as the Palestinian death toll from 23 days of unrelenting Israeli attacks soared to 1,360. Canada’s conservative government has long supported the Jewish state and stressed its recognition of Israel’s right to defend itself. Last week, hundreds of academics, lawyers, community activists and others criticised the governmentRead More

South Korea ruling party boosts majority with key poll wins

Seoul: South Korea’s ruling party celebrated on Thursday after sailing through a key by-election test that increased its parliamentary majority despite lingering public anger over the handling of April’s Sewol ferry disaster. President Park Geun-Hye’s Saenuri Party won 11 of an unprecedented 15 by-elections contested on Wednesday, leaving it with 158 legislators in the 300-seat National Assembly. As with the local polls, the opposition had sought to make the by-elections a referendum on the Park administration’s handling of the Sewol disaster that claimed around 300 lives – most of themRead More

Arvind Kejriwal to address auto drivers in Delhi today

New Delhi: AAP’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal will address a rally of auto drivers at the Ramlila Maidan on Thursday. The information was provided by a party spokesman on Wednesday. The AAP leader had addressed a similar rally of e-rickhsaw drivers last month. During the 2013 Assembly polls in Delhi, many auto drivers had supported the party in its campaign and had put AAP posters on their vehicles. Kejriwal is also scheduled to hold a rally at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to protest against President’s Rule in the national capitalRead More

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over phone taping of ministers

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed uproar for the second consecutive day on the issue of alleged surveillance and phone tapping of Cabinet Ministers, with Opposition forcing two adjournments during the Question Hour. Members from Congress insisted on a probe into the matter even as Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu tried to pacify them, saying Home Minister Rajnath Singh has already clarified that there was no truth in such reports. As soon as the House met for the day, members from Congress, SP and some other opposition partiesRead More

Government clears 153 flood control proposals

New Delhi: Government has cleared 153 flood control proposals with an estimated cost of Rs 6,374 crore but 14 proposals were returned due to non-eligibility or technical faults, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. 53 proposals with an estimated cost of Rs 6,374 crore were techno-economically cleared, 14 proposals were returned due to non-eligibility as well as planning and design deficiencies,” Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati said during Question Hour. The appraisal agencies have undertaken specialised project planning, hydrological, design and cost appraisal analysis in close interaction with concernedRead More

CM to launch CM Helpline-181

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a historic initiative toward redressal of people’s problems in Madhya Pradesh will launch CM Helpline on July 31 at C-21 Mall at 2.40 pm. Helpline’s toll-free number will be 181. Anyone from anywhere in the state can register his complaint on this number. Call will be received immediately. Redressal will be ensured by forwarding complaint or problem to concerning department. Important information regarding the state will also be given by the helpline. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Musical notes prepared to preserve tribal songs

Bhopal: One of Madhya Pradesh’s identities includes tribals residing here and their diverse and colourful art and culture. Apart form implementing a number of welfare schemes and programme for tribals’s upliftment, the state government is also undertaking a number of measures to preserve their art and culture. In the series, Tribal Research Institute (TRI) has taken up novel task of preparing musical notes of tribal songs. So far, musical notes of about 150 tunes have been prepared. They will be published in book form soon. For preparing musical notes ofRead More

Make Hariyali Mahotsav successful for environmental balance: CM

Bhopal: On the occasion of Hariyali Mahotsav, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged state’s people to undertake maximum plantations and cooperate with the state government in efforts to maintain environmental balance. Shri Chouhan said that Hariyali Mahotsav is an effort to inculcate love towards nature and create public awareness towards preservation/augmentation of forests. Lauding the target of plating one crore saplings, he stressed the need for post-plantation care of saplings. Cooperation of nature-lovers and common people is needed in this. The Chief Minister said that this will leadRead More

World to experience water shortage by 2040: Study

London: There will be a global water supply shortage by 2040 if citizens do not improve the way energy and power is used, warns a new research that included a case study from India. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population and keep the current energy and power solutions going if we continue doing what we are doing today, researchers said. The only energy systems that do not require coolingRead More