August, 2014


IM usese social networking sites for communication: Police

New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives extensively used social networking sites like Facebook and other e-mail chats to communicate with each other, including with its co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal, to execute their terror plans, Delhi Police has told a court here. In its supplementary charge sheet against six suspected IM men in connection with a case relating to allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory here, Special Cell of Delhi Police claimed these accused were using e-mails and chat messengers to communicate with the absconding Bhatkal. The police also claimed thatRead More

Two important schemes to be launched in state

Bhopal: Two important schemes are going to be launched in Madhya Pradesh. Objective of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana is to open bank accounts of every household in the state. The second scheme aims at constructon of toilets in all schools by end of the year. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana: There are one crore 50 lakh families in Madhya Pradesh of which 62 lakh do not have bank accounts. Of these, 50 lakh are rural and 12 lakh urban families. A time-bound plan has been chalked out to implement the scheme,Read More

Power supply must be smooth and effective in any case: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it is resolve of the state government that power should be supplied for agriculture for 10 hours and 24-hours to domestic consumers without interruption. He has directed that power supply must be smooth and effective in any case. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing activities of Energy Department here today. Energy Minister Shri Rajendra Shukla and Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa were also present on the occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that advance planning should be made forRead More

Every school in Madhya Pradesh to have toilet facility within a year

Bhopal: Toilets will be constructed in all schools of Madhya Pradesh within a year. Madhya Pradesh will become the first state to fulfil the wish of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. While reviewing status of toilets in schools at an important meeting here today, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed to take target of constructon of toilets in all schools within a year as a challenge. Shri Chouhan reviewed availability of toilets in schools at a high-level meeting of departmental officers here today. Shri Chouhan said that Maryada AbhiyanRead More

Bipasha Basu promotes ‘Creature 3D’ at a college

Mumbai: Bipasha Basu visited a suburban college to promote her upcoming horror flick ‘Creature 3D’. She also distributed audio Bipasha Basu promotes ‘Creature 3D’ at a college CDs of the movie. The actress looked refreshingly different as she appeared at the fest in a printed pink tunic with matching parallels. A side braid and pink lips rounded off her look. From the looks of it, Bips was a complete hit with the students as she mingled with them posing for selfies and group pictures. Helmed by Vikram Bhatt the filmRead More

Haider is a life changing experience: Shraddha

Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor says being part of Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming release ‘Haider’ was a life changing experience for her. “I have first time experienced a different world of cinema which Vishal sir has put me in. I was surprised to see myself. Also audience wants to see you in different roles. I feel lucky and fortunate to be part of this film. It was a life changing experience for me,” Shraddha said in an interview here. “I had come to Kashmir three-four days before shooting to understand the dialectRead More

Japan landslide toll feared to more than double

Tokyo: The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said on Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead. More than 4,000 people have now been ordered to evacuate their homes after forecasters warned more rain was on the way to already soaked hillsides, heaping misery on an area that has seen record downpours. “We initially counted only the people who were certain to be missing, such as those witnessed being carried away in gushingRead More

PM calls Haryana CM after hooting row

New Delhi: Three days after the hooting incident in a public rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to reach out to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda by inviting him over a cup of tea. “The Haryana Chief Minister was invited by the Prime Minister for tea and he went to meet him to uphold the dignity of the office of the Prime Minister. A lot of discussion took place including issues concerning Haryana’s development,” Hooda’s media adviser Shiv Bhattia said. It was not know whether the issue of hootingRead More

Fresh cases of Ebola registered in Nigeria

Abuja: Fresh cases of the Ebola virus disease have been recorded in Nigeria, where the highly contagious disease has already claimed five lives, Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said on Friday. The minister said the new cases of Ebola are spouses of health workers who had primary contacts with the index case, Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American, who spread the virus to Africa’s most populous country, said reports. The new cases are the first secondary contacts to test positive to the Ebola virus in Nigeria, noted Chukwu, who spoke to reportersRead More

Modi urged Sri lanka to ensure justice for Tamils

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged Sri Lanka to ensure ‘equality, dignity, justice and self-respect’ for its Tamil minority. Modi made the appeal when a six-member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Sri Lanka’s main Tamil political party, called on him. Modi urged ‘all stakeholders in Sri Lanka to engage constructively, in a spirit of partnership and mutual accommodation, towards finding a political solution’. This should be built “upon the 13th amendment of the Sri Lankan constitution”, he said, referring the India-backed amendment of the 1980sRead More