Saturday, May 30th, 2015


Rajapaksa fears LTTE revival in Sri Lanka

Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is mounting a political comeback, has expressed fears that the separatist Tamil Tigers could regroup and revive terrorism in the country. “We are glad that terrorists are no more. But I have a suspicion that we may return to see terrorism,” Rajapaksa said. “We don’t want to see that happening we want everyone to live in peace and harmony,” he told a religious gathering in the north central town of Anuradhapura yesterday. Rajapaksa, who led the Sri Lankan forces in the bloodyRead More

Aftershock felt in earthquake-hit Nepal

Kathmandu: Aftershocks continue to jolt Nepal over a month after the country’s worst quake struck, with fresh tremors felt today. A 4-magnitude aftershock was recorded at 1.55 am, with epicentre at Dhading district, according to the National Seismological Centre, Kathmandu. With this, total number of aftershocks since the April 25 quake has reached 291. The deadly temblor has triggered a series of aftershocks and has devastated the Himalayan nation, flattening buildings and killing nearly 9,000 people besides hitting the tourism industry hard. However, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil AviationRead More

Manohar Parrikar rules out combat role of women in Armed Forces

Pune: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has ruled out recruiting women for combat operations in Armed Forces due to apprehensions about their safety. He said they would be encouraged to join other operational areas with their inclusion being stepped up in phases. “No. Think of what can happen if a woman is taken as a prisoner in combat operation,” he said, implying at possible atrocities they might suffer if held captive by enemy forces. He, however, said except for combat role, women will be encouraged to join other operational areas ofRead More

Country’s first Bamboo Investors Meet at Bhopal from June 20 to 22

Bhopal: The state government is organising country’s first Bamboo Investors Meet “Investing in Green Gold” at Bhopal from June 20 to 22. Objective of the meet is to identify potential investors, special investors segments and projects in bamboo sector, creation of an investor-friendly policy and making available a high-level market to bamboo craftspersons by strengthening rural economy. Confederation of Indian Industries will be coordinator for the meet being held with the cooperation of Madhya Pradesh Bamboo Mission, Madhya Pradesh TRIFAC, Directorate of Institutional Finance and Laghu Udyog Nigam. Madhya PradeshRead More

Commitment to develop Bundelkhand: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the government is committed to ensuring development of Bundelkhand. Every possible effort will be made to bring about prosperity in people’s lives. Shri Chouhan was laying foundation stone of Bansujara dam at village Sujara in Tikamgarh district today. Water Resources and Finance Minister Shri Jayant Malaiya was also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that soil of Bundelkhand is rich in mineral resources. Despite it, poverty prevails here. State government has made efforts to remove poverty in theRead More