September, 2014


Boeing keen to strngthen ties with India

New York: Defence major Boeing on Monday proposed greater business engagement with India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the US companies to provide friendlier business environment in the country. With nearly USD 87-billion annual turnover globally, Boeing is a major player in Indian defence and aerospace sectors. Its engagement with India is nearly 70 years-long and Boeing jets are one of the mainstays of the country’s domestic and intercontinental commercial fleets. In June 2011, India signed an agreement with the US government to acquire 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIRead More

Identify talents in young age: Sachin Tendulkar

Kochi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday rued the absence of a system to identify and nurture talent early in India, saying they are spotted only in their later years, by which time it was too late for them to compete in international level. “I feel in many countries, talents are identified at a young age. That is what we lack in India. When we identify talents, they are in teens. That is too late for competing in international matches,” he said during a brief interaction with reporters hereRead More

Search for missing flight to resume

Melbourne: The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is expected to resume this week with two specialist ships set to begin scouring the southern Indian Ocean for the plane which disappeared mysteriously with 239 people on board nearly six months ago. It will then be joined by another ship Fugro Discovery, which is on its way to WA after undergoing fit-out work in South Africa. Fugro Discovery is expected to arrive in Fremantle on Thursday. Survey vessel Fugro Equator will also join the search by October-end once itRead More

No more need of attestation of documents

New Delhi: Students applying for courses in universities will no longer require attestation of their documents as self-certification will be enough, a development that will come as a huge relief to them. Following up on the decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UGC has sent a communication to Vice Chancellors of universities across the country asking them to initiate “urgent steps” for implementing the measures. It gave them a week’s time to comply with the directions. The measure posed more difficulty for students in rural areas scouting forRead More

Sale of imported fireworks illegal: Government

New Delhi: The government on Monday said that possession and sale of imported fireworks is ‘illegal and punishable’. It has been brought to the notice of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) that fireworks of foreign origin were illegally brought into India under false declarations, the ministry said in a statement. The Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers’ Association (TANFAMA) has also informed that illegal fireworks of foreign origin have penetrated into the country in large quantities and they are likely to be sold through retail outlets extensivelyRead More

Modi meets Obama, discuss ways to boost strategic ties

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama would discuss a range of issues, including ways to accelerate economic growth and bolster security cooperation to deepen the US-India strategic partnership, at their maiden summit meeting on Tuesday. “The two leaders will discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, bolster security cooperation, and collaborate in activities that bring long-term benefits to both countries and the world,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. Later in the afternoon, Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry would host Modi and the visitingRead More

Horticulture corridor coming up on Bhopal-Indore highway

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s efforts for making agriculture profitable have started fructifying. Every possible effort is being made to develop horticulture sector. In the series, a horticulture corridor is being developed for protected farming on Bhopal-Indore National Highway. The National Highway passes through Dewas, Shajapur and Ujjain where horticulture corridor is being developed. Under the scheme of horticulture corridor, beneficiaries are being given 50 percent subsidy of the cost for establishing naturally ventilated polyhouse on upto 4000 square meters, construction of insect-proof shadenet house, plantation of flowersRead More

CM Shri Chouhan talks to callers of CM Helpline

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan talked over telephone to applicants of CM Helpline-181 and enquired about status of their problems’ redressal. Three applicants expressed satisfaction vis-à-vis redressal of complaints. The fourth complainant said that process for redressal has been started but the work has not been completed fully. From Mantralaya here today, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan first talked to Shri Ravi Rajput of Gwalior, who had complained about insanitation. He informed that complaint has been redressed. Shri Anshul Joshi of village Athner of Betul district had complained aboutRead More

CM reviews preparations for Global Investors Summit at Indore

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed preparations for Global Investors Summit-2014 at Brilliant Convention Centre at Indore today. He was accompanied by Industries Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia. The Chief Minister said that Global Investors Summit is giving a global identity to Madhya Pradesh. The summit is being discussed at both national and international level. He informed that he held discussions on investment possibilities with the Australian High Commissioner at Bhopal today. Canada has also offered pre-Investors Summit visit. In this way, entire world is looking towards usRead More

Modi woos indian-americans with slew of visa sops

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced various steps for the benefit of Non-Resident Indians including life-long visa for PIO holders. Addressing to the thousands of indo-american’s in New York’s Maiden square, he also announced visa on arrival facility for the American citizens and electronic arrival authorization for them. Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Indian citizen category to be merged to create a single category to remove the discrepancies and to help those whose spouses are of different nationality. There will not be any police reporting forRead More