October, 2015


Chhota Rajan wants to return to India

Bali (Indonesia): Underworld don Chhota Rajan, who has been arrested after being on the run for over two decades, today claimed that he did not surrender and wants to return to India. There is intense speculation that the arrest of the gangster, who is wanted in over 75 heinous crimes ranging from murder, extortion to smuggling and drug trafficking, was part of a ‘deal’ with Indian security agencies. “I never surrendered. I want to go back to India. Don’t want to go to Zimbabwe,” the one-time trusted aide of terroristRead More

Paul Ryan elected as the new Speaker of US House

Washington: Former vice presidential candidate and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was elected as the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives which is similar to Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament. Ryan, 45, defeated Florida Congressman Daniel Webster yesterday in a closed-door election of the House Republican Conference. He would replace John Bohner as the Speaker today when the full House is expected to ratify him to this top Congressional position. “The selection of Paul Ryan as our next Speaker marks an important step toward unifying our Conference,” HouseRead More

Kalam’s supporters want his official house as knowledge center

New Delhi: Admirers and supporters of former President APJ Abdul Kalam yesterday strongly objected to his official bungalow here being allotted to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and demanded that it be converted into an international knowledge centre to honour him. “Dr. Abdul Kalam’s residence, where he spent his last years in New Delhi, is being evacuated. Within days, there will be no trace of Dr Kalam’s life in that house. This house is now going to be given as residence for Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma,” said a petition by RRead More

India-Africa Summit 2015: India, Africa should pitch for UNSC reforms, says PM Modi

New Delhi: India and Africa must speak in one voice for reforms in international institutions like the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Addressing the India-Africa Forum Summit here, PM Modi said the international institutions cannot be representative of the world if they do not give place to India and Africa. “The world is undergoing political, economic, technological and security transition on a scale and speed rarely seen in recent history. Yet our global institutions reflect the circumstances of the century that we left behind, not the oneRead More

CM responds to farmers questions on All India Radio

Bhopal. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the farmers to keep patience, not to lose hope and be bold in difficult time. He said that the State Government and concerned people are with them. He said that a year has been lost but all is lot. The State Government is taking every possible measure to help the farmers overcome the crisis. Immediate steps have been taken to provide relief like distribution of relief, ensuring crop insurance amount, providing seeds and fertilizers for the rabi crop, zero percentRead More

MP considering long term strategy to combat drought situations

Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh will present a glaring example in combating the drought situations and improving the farm output. The senior officers of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Forest Service and Police Service, who visited villages for assessment of magnitude of drought and loss of crops will suggest long time strategy. Based on their insights and first hand inputs a roadmap will be designed for efficient farming, rural development and welfare of farmers. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on October 29 will meet officers and seek their suggestions and report.Read More

Shourie no longer party member: BJP

New Delhi: Arun Shourie, who had launched a stinging attack on the Modi government yesterday, is no longer a member of BJP, the party said as it sought to dismiss the criticism of its one-time influential leader who was also a minister in the previous NDA government. BJP general secretary Arun Singh said Shourie’s membership ceased after he did not renew it during the recent membership drive. All members have to renew their membership after every six years and Shourie did not do so this time round, he said. “ArunRead More

Taliban vow to help Afghanistan after deadly quake

Kabul: The Taliban yesterday urged charity organisations not to hold back in delivering aid to Afghan victims of a devastating earthquake, saying militants in the affected areas were ordered to provide ‘complete help’. At least 76 people were killed in Afghanistan after the powerful quake struck yesterday in the Hindu Kush region, officials said, raising fears that the toll could rise as the full extent of the devastation emerges. Rescuers are battling to access some of the worst-affected areas across multiple provinces that are effectively under militant control, a hugeRead More

Pakistan’s Edhi foundation turns down India’s Rs 1 crore donation

Karachi: Pakistan’s charity foundation Edhi today turned down Rs one crore donation announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking care of deaf and mute Indian girl Geeta during her over a decade-long stay in the country. Prominent philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who is the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation, thanked Prime Minister Modi for announcing the donation, but declined to accept it for his charity. “Abdul Sattar Edhi has thanked Modi and politely declined to accept his announced financial help,” Edhi Foundation Spokesman Anwar Kazmi was quotedRead More

Bihar polls 2015: 20 percent voter turnout recorded till 11 am in third phase

Patna: At least 20 percent voters have exercised their franchise till 11 am in the crucial third phase assembly polls in Bihar where voting is underway amid tight security, the Election Commission said. Voter turnout till 11 am in Saran was 23.94 percent, Vaishali 24.09 percent, Nalanda 21.36 percent, Patna 16.35 percent, Bhojpur 20.67 percent, Buxar 22.03 percent accounting to a total of 20.72  percent. Earlier in the morning, voting began for 50 seats in the high-stake third phase of the five-phase assembly polls, which has RJD president Lalu Prasad’sRead More