March, 2015

 

Obama to make first visit to Kenya as President

Washington: President Barack Obama will make his first trip as President to Kenya, the country of his father’s birth. The White House says Obama will visit Kenya in July for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which brings together business leaders, international organisations and governments. This will be the first time the summit takes place in sub-Saharan Africa. Obama visited Kenya as a US senator, but never as President. During a trip to other African countries last year, he said he was likely to visit Kenya before leaving the White House. TheRead More


Indian community in Egypt felicitates Amitabh Bachchan

Cairo: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Egypt as the chief guest of the ‘India by the Nile’ festival, was honoured by the Indian community here at a glittering ceremony. Acknowledging scores of people who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the popular star from their home country, the 72- year-old actor said that being in Egypt was like coming home. “I am extremely humbled to be given this honour. It feels like coming home. I have been fortunate to be getting so much love from all ofRead More


Pakistan to consult other countries to defuse Yemen crisis

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif decided to play a more proactive role to defuse tension in war-torn Yemen by consulting other countries for the peaceful solution of the crisis in the Gulf country. Sharif chaired a high-level meeting to undertake a comprehensive review of the prevailing situation in the Middle East. The meeting concluded that Pakistan remains firmly committed to supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Pakistan. According to an official statement, in the meeting it wasRead More


Multiple factors responsible for farmers’ suicide in country: Study

Nagpur: Rising incidents of farmers’ suicide in the country, are caused by multiple factors that leads an individual to state a of helplessness, influenced by social conditions and mental health, experts in a book on farmers’ suicides said. ‘Library in tea shop’: a noble and unique effort of Chinnathambi Viral photo: This is how Mother Teresa looked in her young age! Representational Image In the book — Farmers Suicides in Vidarbha: An Agrarian Crisis — published by Tirpude College of Social Work here, it advocated that there should be aRead More


CM announces assistance to family members of deceased in tractor trolley accident and injured persons

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has sanctioned Rs. one lakh assistance to family members of the persons who died when a tractor trolley turned turtle going for Darshan of Rangir Mandir in Sagar district today. The Chief Minister also announced Rs. 25 thousand assistance each for the injured. He directed district collector for proper treatment of the injured. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0


State Forest Development Corporation presents Rs. 65 crore cheque

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was presented a cheque of Rs. 65 crore for lease rent and dividend for financial year 2013-14 on behalf of State Forest Development Corporation by Forest Minister and Chairman of State Forest Development Corporation Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar here today. On the occasion, Dr. Shejwar informed that Board of Directors had decided in its meeting in March 2015 to increase corporation’s authorize share capital from Rs. 40 crore to Rs. 600 crore. This will increase corporation’s capital base. Besides, setting a record, it wasRead More


Centre assures support to flood-hit farmers in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Assuring support to flood-hit farmers in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Tuesday asked the state government to utilise Rs 209 crore available under the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) to compensate them from any crop loss. Kashmir flood situation today “Due to excessive rains in Jammu and Kashmir over past 2-3 days, a flood like situation has developed in many parts of the state. “The central government has assured the state government to make available all possible help,” the Union Agriculture Ministry said in a statement. TheRead More


Centre to extend every possible assistance to affected farmers

Bhopal: Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that Central government stands by farmers in this hour of crisis. The Prime Minister has asked all states including Madhya Pradesh to provide immediate relief to affected farmers and send survey report on crops to the Centre. He said that Central government will extend every possible assistance on the basis of survey report. Shri Singh took stock of crop loss due to hailstorm at village Khera Tanka in Gwalior district and consoled farmers today. He was accompanied by Union Steel andRead More


Centre to extend every possible assistance to affected farmers

Bhopal: Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that Central government stands by farmers in this hour of crisis. The Prime Minister has asked all states including Madhya Pradesh to provide immediate relief to affected farmers and send survey report on crops to the Centre. He said that Central government will extend every possible assistance on the basis of survey report. Shri Singh took stock of crop loss due to hailstorm at village Khera Tanka in Gwalior district and consoled farmers today. He was accompanied by Union Steel andRead More


You can’t score double hundreds every day: Rohit Sharma

Sydney: His world record score of 264 came under threat during Martin Guptill’s unbeaten 237-run mayhem against West Indies in the ongoing World Cup and even though Rohit Sharma knows “records are there to be broken”, he wants the coveted feat to stay with him for some more time. Having roared back to form with a classy century against Bangladesh, Rohit’s answer to questions posed by the scribes was pretty similar to the way he bats when in form – flowing and direct. Asked if he was scared about GuptillRead More