February, 2016


Budget has failed to create stimulus for job generation: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress today criticised the Union Budget saying it has failed to create an “immediate stimulus” to address challenges of employment generation and agriculture sector. “This is a budget of future clarifications. There is no immediate stimulus to create disposable income in the hands of people or to generate employment,” Congress leader Kamal Nath said. “Unfortunately, what was needed to be done has not been done. Biggest challenge which we face today is in employment and agriculture sectors. There is not anything on that,” he added. Finance MinisterRead More

Syria crisis: UN to deliver aid to civilians besieged in ceasefire 

 Damascus: The United Nations prepared to deliver aid to thousands of besieged civilians in Syria today as a fragile ceasefire entered its third day largely intact despite accusations of violations. UN humanitarian coordinator Yacoub El Hillo said the world body hoped to take advantage of the first major truce in five years of conflict to distribute supplies to an extra 154,000 people living in besieged areas over the next five days. A successful truce would also create a more favourable backdrop for peace talks that collapsed in acrimony in earlyRead More

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveils Union Budget

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled a budget for the poor, announcing new rural aid schemes and skimping on a bank bailout. Jaitley reiterated a forecast that India would grow by 7.6 percent in the fiscal year that is drawing to a close. He said the government wanted to spread the benefits of growth more widely among India’s 1.3 billion people, but that he would stick to the government’s existing fiscal deficit target for the coming year. Here are the highlights of Jaitley’s budget for the fiscal year thatRead More

Donald Trump blames India for stealing jobs ahead of ‘Super Tuesday’

Columbia: Donald Trump, the controversial Republican presidential frontrunner, today again blamed India and China among other countries for taking away jobs from Americans and vowed to bring them back if elected as he tried to consolidate his position ahead of “Super Tuesday” showdown. The 69-year-old real estate tycoon who became a politician only last summer has been drawing thousands of crowd across the country. He hopes to “seal the deal”, in Super Tuesday by winning Republican primary in all the 11 states. Super Tuesday refers to one or more TuesdaysRead More

Target electrification of 200 villages every week: PM Modi tells Power Ministry

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Power Ministry to target electrification of around 200 villages every week by holding regular follow ups with the state implementing “The Prime Minister has said that Ministry of Power must  strive to complete electrification of 200 villages every week by following up with state implementing agencies regularly,” a source said adding, that progress with regard to electrification of villages should be properly highlighted. “For electrification of the balance villages, the Power Ministry must follow up with state implementing agencies to ensureRead More

CM Shri Chouhan announces construction of stadium at Dobi 

Bhopal : Sports are effective medium to keep fit along with entertainment, stated Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while distributing prizes to winner teams of fifth state level Dobi premier league at village Dobi in Sehore district today. The Chief Minister announced construction of a stadium at the place where Dobi tournament is played. He said that it is necessary to be tension-free after appearing at competitive exams and sports are necessary for this. The Chief Minister announced holding of sports competitions in the area including MLA Cup Cricket etc.Read More

Prime Minister Modi suggests all states to emulate Madhya Pradesh for agriculture development

Bhopal : Addressing farmers’ welfare rally at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Madhya Pradesh has made remarkable progress in agriculture sector. For this, the state has been receiving Krishi Karman Awards continuously. Prime Minister said that Madhya Pradesh’s farmers have shown prowess to lead the country in agriculture sector. If Madhya Pradesh’s farmers and Chief Minister can give such good results in a short time then all states of the country should emulate these measures for good results and transformation. He said that inRead More

JNU row: Rahul, Kejriwal, Yechury among nine persons booked for sedition

Hyderabad: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury are among nine persons who have been booked on sedition charges in connection with the JNU row, police said yesterday. An FIR has been registered against Rahul, Kejriwal, Yechury, Congress leaders Anand Sharma and Ajay Maken, CPI leader D Raja, JD(U) Spokesperson KC Tyagi, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and JNU research scholar Umar Khalid on the order of a court here, based on a complaint filed by lawyer Janardhan “It is a court referredRead More

59 killed, 100 injured in Baghdad twin bomb attacks

Baghdad: Militants attacked an outdoor market yesterday in eastern Baghdad, killing at least 59 people and wounding nearly 100, officials said. A bomb ripped through the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, a police officer said. Minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up amid the crowd that had gathered at the site of the first bombing, he added. Interior Ministry spokesman Sad Main said the bombings killed 38 people and wounded another 62. Multiple hospital officials later increased the casualty toll to 59 dead andRead More

US will ‘destroy’ ISIS, says President Barack Obama

Washington: Conceding that the fight against Islamic State remains ‘difficult’, President Barack Obama today said the US will “destroy” the barbaric terror group and asserted that ending the Syrian conflict would be the key in this endeavour. “This fight against ISIL will remain difficult. But we’ll continue to draw on all elements of our national power, including the strength of our communities and our values as Americans. And I’m confident that we will prevail,” Obama said, using another acronym for the Islamic State. “We will destroy this barbaric terrorist organisationRead More