Wednesday, February 4th, 2015


Urmila Matondkar turns 41 today

New Delhi: Urmila Matondkar, the popular actress well known for her intense style and dancing skills turned 41 on Wednesday. The actress has received lots of accolades for her notable work in Bollywood, Telugu and Tamil film industries. Born on 4th February ,1974 in a Maharashtrian family in Mumbai,Urmila started her career in Bollywood as a child artist in the 1980 film ‘Kalyug’. The actress marked her adult debut on silver screen with the movie ‘Bade Shar Ki Beti’. Just after this she was starred opposite to Shahrukh Khan inRead More

Obama proposes over USD 1 billion civil, military aid to Pakistan

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed more than USD 1 billion in civilian and military aid to Pakistan, describing it as a “strategically important nation”. The key elements of the proposed budget include strengthening Pakistani military for its fight against extremism, safety of nuclear installation, stability in Afghanistan, economic development and improvement in ties with India. In addition, the Obama Administration proposed USD 334.9 million for economic support fund; USD 143.1 especially for counter-terrorism and non-proliferation efforts. Pakistan lies at the heart of the US counter-terrorism strategy, theRead More

UN Chief condemns Jordanian pilot’s killing

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the killing of a Jordanian pilot held captive by the Islamic States(IS), saying the terrorist organisation has “no regard for human life”. In a note to the media, Ban said he shares the sorrow of the family and loved ones of Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the pilot of the Jordanian Royal Air Force, and stands in solidarity with the people of Jordan in denouncing this “appalling” act. Al-Kasasbeh was captured after his plane crashed in December. Since then, he has become a mainRead More

BJP clarifies immigrant remark, says north-eastern brothers are India’s proud citizens

New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) believes that people from the north-east are proud citizens of India and that the saffron party has always walked an extra mile to ensure their protection. “The BJP has firmly believed our north-eastern brothers and sisters are proud citizens of India,” Ravi Shankar Prasad said. “BJP has always walked an extra mile to ensure their protection,” he added. BJP’s Vision Document for Delhi Assembly polls on Tuesday stirred up a controversy by referring people fromRead More

Sunanda’s son to be quizzed today

New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon is likely to be questioned on Wednesday in connection with her murder, Police Commissioner B S Bassi said here. Bassi said that Menon, who was out of India, has reached the national capital. “He (Menon) was summoned. He has now reached Delhi. He will be joining our investigation, as per my information, sometime… today,” Bassi told reporters here. Bassi also said that Menon was out of India so he could not come earlier. A police team probing the murder of Sunanda has questionedRead More

Trade-friendly policies to continue with efforts to increase revenue

Bhopal: Finance and Commercial Taxes Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya held pre-budget dialogue with state’s trade associations, traders and tax consultants here today. He sought suggestions from them about making trade-business more vibrant and smooth and held extensive discussions on their problems. The Finance Minister said that problems being experienced in submitting online returns will also be solved. On traders’ suggestion, the Finance Minister said that state-level VAT Advisory Committee would be revived. Principal Secretary Commercial Taxes Shri Manoj Shrivastava and Secretary Finance Shri Manish Rastogi also participated in the discussions.Read More

Friends of MP” Initiative Starts Receiving Tremendous Response

Bhopal: The Friends of MP forum has started receiving tremendous response immediately after its launch by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at NewYork in USA. The third day of his ongoing visit witnessed nearly a dozen investors giving their proposals to forge development partnership with Madhya Pradesh. Shri Chouhan had a business dialogue with them at Manhattan New York. The MP Medical Alumni Association of North America (MPMAANA) proposed to set up an advisory panel as a resource to the Chief Minister and the Director of Medical Education.Read More