Monday, June 8th, 2015


RJD, JD(U) to contest Bihar polls together; form six-member committee to decide seat sharing

New Delhi: Ending suspense over the issue of a tie-up, Bihar’s ruling JD(U) and Lalu Prasad’s RJD yesterday decided to contest the state Assembly elections in alliance and constitute a six member committee to finalize seat-sharing. “It has been decided in today’s meeting that a committee of three members each from RJD and JD-U will decide seat sharing and leaders of both parties will give a final shape to it. It has been decided now that both parties will fight the election in Bihar in alliance,” Samajwadi Party general secretaryRead More

Turkey ruling party loses majority in blow for Erdogan

Istanbul: Turkey’s Islamic-rooted ruling party has lost its Parliamentary majority in legislative elections, dealing a severe blow to strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition to expand his powers.The Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the biggest share of the vote in the closely-fought elections yesterday, but lost almost 10 per cent on the nearly 50 per cent it recorded in the previous 2011 polls. Under Turkey’s proportional representation system, this means the AKP will need to form a coalition for the first time since coming to power in 2002. InRead More

Government roping in Amitabh, Kohli for Yoga Day event

New Delhi: The Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Ministry is mulling to rope in celebrities from Bollywood and sports like Amitabh Bachchan and Virat Kohli for the mega event to be held on ‘International Yoga Day’ at Rajpath here on June 21. “We have made many celebrities brand ambassadors for publicity of the event. We are also trying to include them in this. In that, there are names like Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and Virat Kohli,” Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik said at theRead More

PM Modi accuses Pakistan of creating ‘nuisance’, promoting terror

Dhaka: In a blunt attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused it of creating ‘nuisance’ and ‘constantly’ troubling India by promoting terrorism. The Prime Minister’s sharp criticism came during the course of his address at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre here when he vowed to jointly combat with Bangladesh terrorism in the region. “Pakistan aaye din (constantly) disturbs India, jo naako dum la deta hai (creates nuisance), terrorism ko badhawa (deta hai)…ki ghatnaayein ghatthi rehti hain (promotes terrorism and such incidents keep recurring),” Modi said in his addressRead More

Registration of Urdu poets and litterateurs till July 15

Bhopal: Urdu poets, litterateurs, story, base drama and script writers will be registered. Registration will be made till July 15, 2015. Urdu poets and writers can get themselves registered at the office of Urdu Akademi, Mulla Ramoozi Bhavan, Bhopal by presenting applications attached with 15 to 20 literary works, ghazal, nazms, stories, write-ups and drama scripts. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

Mahesh Bhatt and Vidya Balan meet CM Shri Chouhan

Bhopal: Film producer Shri Mahesh Bhatt and actress Smt. Vidya Balan paid a courtesy visit to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan at CM House here today. As gifts, Shri Chouhan presented Kabira Brand products to Shri Bhatt and Smt. Balan. CM’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.K. Mishra and MD of Madhya Pradesh Khadi and Village Industry Board Smt. Sudha Choudhary were also present. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0