Monday, March 7th, 2016


47 Malaysians involved with ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Kuala Lumpur: At least 47 Malaysians, including nine women and eight children, are involved with the Islamic state terror group in Syria and Iraq, a top police official has said. Police Special Branch director Mohamad Fuzi said they comprised 30 men, nine women and eight children. “Of the 72 linked to the militant group, 18 were reportedly killed in Syria while seven others died as suicide bombers last year,” Fuzi said. “Some of those involved in militant activities were arrested and charged in court,” he told Bernama news agency. FuziRead More

Indonesia leader calls on Muslim world to unite on Palestine

Jakarta: Indonesia’s president today urged a summit of Muslim nations to be part of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rather than part of the problem. President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who heads the most populous Muslim nation, said the entire world is concerned by the deterioration of the situation in Palestine and criticized what he called Israel’s ‘unilateral and illegal policies.’ Officials from 57 countries are meeting in the Indonesian capital Jakarta for a special summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation that is focused on Palestine and Jerusalem. TheRead More

Party will perform well in all five poll-bound states, says BJP

BJP is clear winner in Assembly bypoll

New Delhi: BJP yesterday claimed that people in the five poll-bound states are looking at the party as an alternative to the incumbent governments and expressed confidence that it will do well in the elections. BJP attacked the Congress governments in Assam and Kerala, alleging they have become “synonymous with bad governance” and people are keen to get “rid” of them. “In Assam, there is a lot of corruption and law and order is in bad shape. Infiltration is a big concern and people are looking at the BJP-led allianceRead More

Jat body claims ‘political conspiracy’ to defame community

New Delhi: Alleging a ‘political conspiracy’ to defame Jats over the quota agitation in Haryana, an outfit yesterday sought to distance the community from the widespread violence in the state and demanded a Supreme Court judge-headed probe into the matter. Speaking to reporters here, members of Vishwa Jat Chetna Manch also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘silence’ over their demand and attacked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for “selectively removing Jat officials” from the administration. The Manch claimed a BJP MP is “directly responsible” for “instigating people over theRead More

Gujarat prepared to tackle any terror threat: Anandiben Patel

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel yesterday said her government is prepared to tackle any eventuality following intelligence inputs suggested that some terrorists have sneaked into the state taking the sea route. “With the kind of arrangement made by the state government, and help offered by the Centre, I do not think any untoward incident will take place. I pray there will be no incident in the state or anywhere else in the country,” Patel told reporters on the sidelines of the convocation of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University here. GujaratRead More

Majhgawan-Chitrakoot road to be of global level

Bhopal : Energy and Public Relations Minister Rajendra Shukla has said that Satna to Chitrakoot road has religious importance. On this road, devotees from all over the country travel continuously. Keeping this in view, the road will be developed as per global norms. No toll-tax would be realised on it. In-charge Minister Shukla was performing Bhumi Poojan for the road costing Rs. 111 crore at Majhgawan in Satna district today. MP Ganesh Singh was also present on the occasion.   Minister said that issues pertaining to acquisition of forest andRead More

Atal Ashray Yojana boon for weaker and low-income group people

Bhopal :Energy and Public Relations Minister Rajendra Shukla has said that Atal Ashray Yojana will prove to be a boon for weaker and low-income group people. Shukla was addressing a function marking Bhumi Poojan of houses to be constructed under the scheme on 5.25 hectares at Rewa today. Shukla said that food processing units and IT Parks will be established in villages situated in plains. For this, he directed officers. MP Janardan Mishra informed that a programme has been chalked out to provide houses to all by year 2022. HeRead More

International Womens Day to be celebrated on theme “One Decade of Womens Empowerment”

Bhopal : This year, International Women’s Day will be unique for state’s women. Women & Child Development Department has launched a campaign for people to wear pink clothes on International Women’s Day – March 8 to show positives thinking towards women. A Special programme will be held everyday in entire state. Programmes on the theme ‘One Decade of Women’s Empowerment’ will be held throughout the state from March 8 to 15. On March 8, practical information would be given to women about schemes for their economic empowerment. Special Gram SabhasRead More