March, 2016


Prince William, Kate to stay in Taj Mumbai during first trip to India

London: Britain’s popular Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton on their maiden visit to India next month will stay at the iconic Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, attacked by Pakistani terrorists in 2008, to show “solidarity” with the victims of the carnage. 33-year-old William and his wife Kate, 34, will embark on their maiden visit to India on April 10 that will also include a trip to the monument of love, Taj Mahal in Agra. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend one night at the Taj PalaceRead More

Suu Kyi appointed as Myanmar’s Foreign Minister

Nay Pyi Taw: Chairperson of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed yesterday as the country’s new minister of foreign affairs. Suu Kyi will concurrently hold three other portfolios in the new government led by President-elect U Htin Kyaw, Xinhua reported. The appointment was announced by Speaker of the Union Parliament U Mann Win Khaing Than at the government cabinet swearing-in ceremony. Approved by the Union Parliament, the three other ministries to be headed by Aung San Suu Kyi are the Ministry of PresidentRead More

NDA government will completely seal Indo-Bangla border: Rajnath Singh

Duliajan (Assam): Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the NDA government will “completely seal” the Indo-Bangladesh border within a reasonable time frame to stop illegal immigration from Bangladesh even as he accused Congress of having failed to check intrusion. Addressing a series of election rallies in Assam, he also took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for accusing BJP of fomenting riots in Assam and said it was during the Congress rule that maximum number of riots took place, be it the Nellie killings in Assam in 1983Read More

Kolkata flyover collapse kills 14, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Fourteen people were killed when a portion of a flyover under construction here collapsed on Thursday, burying several vehicles, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. At least 17 others were injured and taken to hospital, the chief minister said. She announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of the dead and Rs 2 lakh each for those critically injured as well as Rs 1 lakh for those who suffered minor injuries. Many passenger vehicles, trucks and rickshaws were seen under the debris but it wasRead More

Rs. 8 crore dividend cheque to CM

Bhopal. A dividend cheque of Rs. 8 crore 10 lakh was presented to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan by Chairman of State Mineral Development Corporation Shri Shiv Chaube here today. It is the dividend for year 2014-15. Dividend worth 369 percent has been given on state government’s share capital Rs. 2 crore 19 lakh, which is about double compared to last year. He informed that dividend amounting to Rs. 4 crore 29 lakh was given for year 2013-14. Corporation’s MD Shri Shiv Shekhar Shukla and Executive Director Shri TarunRead More

Action plan of “Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan” to be sent to PM

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ is an ambitious campaign for upliftment of villages and the poor. Action plan for the campaign from April 14 to May 31 will be sent to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who will launch it. The Chief Minister reviewed preparations for ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ here today. He apprised himself of its action plan. He directed to ensure during the campaign that all eligible beneficiaries get benefits of schemes and basic amenitiesRead More

Trophy of Krishi Karman Award presented to CM

Bhopal. The trophy of Krishi Karman Award to Madhya Pradesh conferred by the Central government for maximum food grains production in the country was presented to Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan by Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen at the cabinet meeting here today. The Chief Minister congratulated all for this trophy. He also urged to make maximum efforts to implement strategy to double farmers’ income in next 5 years. All members of the state cabinet and senior officers were present on the occasion. Share +1Read More

Advertisement policy for highways to be framed

Bhopal. A policy would be framed for advertisements displayed on the sides of highways in the state. Under the policy, guidelines would be chalked out for hoardings, signboards etc on the sites of highways. Draft of the policy was approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors of Madhya Pradesh State Road Development Authority chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. PWD Minister Shri Sartaj Singh and Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa also attended the meeting. Shri Chouhan directed for continuous monitoring of roads’ maintenanceRead More

Big B thanks fans for wishes on National Award win

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan thanked all those who congratulated him for his best actor National Award win, saying he is ‘most grateful’. Bachchan, 73, was named best actor for his role in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ at the 63rd National Film Awards announced in the capital yesterday. “To them that congratulate me for the National Award – most grateful… thank you is never enough expression,” Bachchan wrote on Twitter. He previously won the honour for ‘Agneepath’, ‘Black’ and ‘Paa’. Bachchan celebrated the win with wife Jaya Bachchan and the crew membersRead More

Will reach out to Congress on GST bill: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Keen on getting the much delayed GST bill approved by Parliament in second half of the Budget Session beginning next month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said he will reach out to the Congress again to persuade it to support the legislation. “Left to myself, I will continue till the last moment to persuade the Congress,” he said. The Goods and Services Tax bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in May last year and is pending ratification by the Rajya Sabha or Upper House, where the rulingRead More