Saturday, February 27th, 2016


Syria ceasefire begins under US-Russia deal

Damascus: Guns fell silent across Syria today after a landmark UN-backed ceasefire came into effect, the first major truce in five years of civil war that have claimed more than 270,000 lives. On the stroke of midnight, firing stopped in suburbs around the capital and the devastated northern city of Aleppo, media correspondents said, after a day of intense Russian air strikes on rebel bastions across the country. Monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was quiet in the north of Latakia province and in the centralRead More

Only Musharraf should be tried for treason: Pakistan Supreme Court

Islamabad: Spelling further trouble for military ruler Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s Supreme Court today ruled that only he should be tried on the charge of treason for subverting the Constitution in 2007. The apex court accepted former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar’s appeal to exclude him from the investigation into the treason case launched against 72-year-old Musharraf in 2013 for imposing emergency in 2007 when he was president. The three-member special court trying Musharraf on November 27, 2015 directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to re-investigate the case by including ex-Prime MinisterRead More

Bihar posts average GDP growth rate of 10.5 percent last decade

Reflecting its buoyancy, the Bihar economy has registered an average annual growth rate of 10.5 percent in the last ten years, according to the latest Economic Survey released. The growth performance of the Bihar economy has been steady over the past one decade registering an annual growth rate at 10.5 per cent between FY 2005-6 and 2014-15, the survey noted. The Economic Survey was tabled in the legislative assembly by Bihar Finance Minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui. Among other salient features of Bihar’s growth story, the per capita income has goneRead More

Smriti Irani resorted to ‘blatant lies’ in Parliament: Rohith’s mother

New Delhi: Dalit student Rohith Vemula’s mother yesterday launched a no holds barred attack on HRD Minister Smriti Irani, accusing her of resorting to ‘blatant lies’ while talking in Parliament about her son’s suicide and that ‘life imprisonment’ will not be enough for her and others ‘responsible’ for his death. Radhika Vemula, flanked by her other son Raja, said BJP will be “decimated to the ground” if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not take any action against Irani and her ministerial colleague Bandaru Dattatreya who had written multiple letters toRead More

Free quality treatment of diabetes at government hospitals

Bhopal :¬†Free test, consultation and treatment of diabetes with quality will be made available in all district hospitals in the state in the series to provide quality health services to citizens of the state. MoUs in this regard were signed in the presence of Health Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra here today. Principal Secretary Health Gauri Singh, Commissioner Health Pankaj Agrawal and other senior departmental officers were present on the occasion.   The MoUs were signed by Public Health and Family Welfare Department with Nova Nodisk Education Foundation, Bengaluru and NovartisRead More

Possibilities of collaboration of China and MP in industries sector: CM

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that there are immense possibilities of collaboration of China and MP in industries sector. A special zone has been established at Dhar industrial area for South Asian companies. Chouhan was holding discussions with a delegation of investors from China led by Vice Governor of Henan province Zhao Jianchai at his residence on Friday. Chouhan said that Henan providence and Madhya Pradesh has many similarities. He said that along with trade ties, mutual cultural relations should also be strengthened. Both countries areRead More