November, 2015


4.1 magnitude quake hits Nepal

Kathmandu: A moderate quake measuring 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale today hit Nepal, according to the country’s National Seismological Center. The tremor hit Kathmandu at 06:10 AM local time. The epicentre was located in Shivapuri Nagarjun National park near Budhanilkantha Temple, 15 kms North from here. No damage to life and property was reported. At least 414 aftershocks have hit Nepal since April 25 devastating earthquake. Five days ago, magnitude 3.0 tremor rattled Gothatar area of Kathmandu. Meanwhile, humanitarian agencies have said that they are unable to deliver aidRead More

Obama visits Paris attack site, pays tribute to victims

Paris: President Barack Obama laid a single rose at a memorial for the victims of the Paris attacks today shortly after arriving in the city, visiting the Bataclan, the concert hall where the deadliest attacks took place during the onslaught some two weeks ago. Obama, who is in town for international talks to curb climate change, was joined at the site by French President Francois Hollande not long after Air Force One touched down around midnight local time. After solemnly placing the rose among the flowers and  candles at theRead More

Shiv Sena urges PM Modi to make oath taking on Constitution mandatory

Shiv Sena urges PM Modi to make oath taking on Constitution mandatoryThe Shiv Sena today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make taking oath on Constitution mandatory, replacing the holy books, so that the country can be pulled out of the tentacles of ‘religion-based politics’. “The Constitution should be the sacred book for (people of) all religions. All religions are equal before law and this was what late Bal Thackeray said,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said. “All are equal before law but the Constitution is supreme before theRead More

Manohar Parrikar hints at retirement from politics

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar yesterday hinted at retiring from politics, while also admitting to a crisis of credible leadership in a small state like Goa. Speaking at a function organised by the Lokmmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society, in Mapusa town about 10 km north of Panaji, Parrikar, a former Goa Chief Minister, also said that his attention would always linger on Goa and that if the state government veers onto the wrong path, he would endeavour to bring it back on track. “After 60 (years), one has to thinkRead More

State to progress with double speed: CM

Bhopal. Process of greetings on completion of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s 10 years in office started from morning and continued for long in the evening. In the morning Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr. Sitasaran Sharma extended greetings and best wishes to the Chief Minister. On his return from Indore in the afternoon, large number of distinguished citizens including Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa extended greetings and best wishes to the Chief Minister at the state hangar. Well wishers also thronged CM House. People of all sections of societyRead More

Top priority to welfare of poor: CM

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government stands for the poor and attached top priority to their welfare. Shri Chouhan said that the state government is moving ahead following ideals of Antyodaya and Ekatm Manav-wad of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay under which top priority is attached to all-round development of last person in the last row. Shri Chouhan was addressing people on the occasion of completing 10 years in office after having Darshan at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir at Indore today. On the occasion, the ChiefRead More

Memorial service held for Paris terror attack victims

Paris: France held a national memorial service on Friday for the 130 people killed on November 13 in the Paris terror attack. Around 1,000 people attended the service in central Paris, including President Francois Hollande, survivors of the attacks and victims’ families. A minute’s silence was held and the names of all the victims read out.In his speech, President Hollande said France would “do all it can to destroy this army of fanatics”, BBC reported.”It will operate relentlessly to protect its children,” he said. Among those attending the service wereRead More

6.2 magnitude quake strikes Chile

Santiago: A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck Chile’s northern region but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey says the epicenter of yesterday’s quake was 69 kilometres north-northwest of Taltal. It hit at 6 PM local time. Chile’s emergency services office says no injuries or damage to infrastructure have been reported, and the Chilean navy discounted the possibility of a tsunami affecting the country’s long coast. Chile is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries. In 2010, a devastating 8.8-magnitude quake, one of theRead More

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea may undergo polygraph test

New Delhi: Former media honcho Peter Mukerjea will be brought to the capital again by CBI for further investigation in connection with the murder of his step daughter Sheena Bora and may be subjected to polygraph and brain mapping tests. Sources said CBI is looking into his alleged investments abroad and custodial investigation was necessary to further the probe. The sources did not rule out the agency subjecting him to scientific tests like polygraph, brain mapping etc. Mukerjea was taken into custody on November 19 and was examined at theRead More

Unseasonal rains damaged rabi crops worth Rs 20,000 crore in February-April

New Delhi: Farmers have lost more than 100 lakh tonnes of rabi crops, valued over Rs 20,000 crore, due to unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm in February-April this year, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said in a report. As a result, India may have to import 10 lakh tonnes of wheat in the current year as about 68.2 lakh tonnes were damaged due to unseasonal rainfall in the last rabi season, the CSE stated in its report ‘Lived Anomaly’. In February-April 2015, standing crops on 182.38 lakh hectares orRead More