Friday, March 27th, 2015


ICC WC Semifinal: Australia thrash defending champions India by 95 runs, to face NZ in final

Sydney: India’s near flawless title defence came to an agonising end on Thursday as they succumbed to pressure against the clinical Australians, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts. In an engrossing semifinal clash, four-time champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s classy 105 to post an imposing 328/7 before bundling out India for 233 in 46.5 overs to set up a summit clash with trans-Tasmanian rivals and co-hosts New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday. Skipper Mahendra Singh DhoniRead More

Gulf states ask UN Security Council for Yemen arms embargo

United Nations: Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies presented powerful members of the UN Security Council with suggested elements for a resolution that would impose an arms embargo on the Shiite rebels who have thrown Yemen into turmoil and caused its Western-backed president to flee. Diplomats said after a meeting Thursday evening with ambassadors from the United States, Britain and France that members of the Gulf Coordination Council want the resolution to be militarily enforceable under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. The GCC members also presented the Security CouncilRead More

1984 riots: Court to consider closure report on 22 April

New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed April 22 for hearing CBI’s closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The magistrate is in Lucknow from March 20-28 for training purpose.The court had earlier issued notice on the closure report to the complainant and victim, Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was killed during the riots. Advocate Kamna Vohra, appearing for Kaur, however, claimed that the victim has not yet been served the notice. The court had earlier said “perusal ofRead More

Congress does not endorse changes brought in new Land Bill: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Replying to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Land Bill, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said, her party does not endorse changes brought in the new legislation. Sonia Gandhi asked government to rise above its narrow-minded politics and bring back UPA’s Land Bill in totality. The Congress chief said her party cannot support any law which hurts farmers and criticised government for terming those opposing Land Bill as anti-nationals. “Proposition of a post-facto debate after unilateral imposition of anti-farmer law is a mockery of building partisan consensus,” SoniaRead More

Industries Minister Smt. Scindia inaugurates 8th Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet

Bhopal: Commerce & Industries Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia inaugurated 8th Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet “Exportech-2015” here today. Bhopal MP Shri Alok Sanjar, 18 High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Consulars of 13 countries and about 80 buyers from 21 countries were present on the occasion. During the 3-day meet, state’s micro and small entrepreneurs will not only get opportunity to display their products directly to foreign buyers, but will also hold one-to-one meetings with importers. The Minister said that efforts are being made to provide maximum facilities to foreign investors in MadhyaRead More

MP ahead of all in country to provide relief to farmers on natural calamity

Bhopal: Revenue Minister Shri Rampal Singh has said that Madhya Pradesh government is ahead of all to provide relief to farmers. Under leadership of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during last 10 years, the state government has amended Revenue Book of Circulars 6-4 from time to time. Shri Singh said that through these amendments, outstanding increase of amount has been made in all provisions for relief in natural calamities in the state. He said that in several provisions, 2-fold to 10-fold increase has been made. Many new crops haveRead More

Farmers should face no difficulty at wheat procurement centres: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed for effective arrangements at wheat procurement centres in the state. He said that it should be kept in mind that farmers coming to procurement centres face no difficulty. Wheat which has lost shine due to hailstorm should also be procured. The Chief Minister was reviewing arrangements for wheat procurement here today. Wheat procurement has begun in 4 divisions Indore, Ujjain, Bhopal and Narmadapuram from March 25 and will begin in remaining divisions from April 6. The Chief Minister will himself visitRead More