June, 2016


More than 250 ISIS fighters killed, many vehicles destroyed in US led air strikes in Iraq

Washington: US led coalition aircraft waged a series of deadly strikes against Islamic State around the city of Falluja yesterday, US officials told reporters, with one citing a preliminary estimate of at least 250 suspected fighters killed and at least 40 vehicles destroyed. If the figures are confirmed, the strikes would be among the most deadly ever against the jihadist group. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the operation and noted preliminary estimates can change. The strikes, which the officials said took place south of the city,Read More

Brexit: Indians are part of the flock, let’s face the music

London: British voters have spoken and they have spoken clearly and loudly to exit from the European Union. The next three months will be crucial for the country when the new team at 10 Downing Street begins their talks to find out new deals to protect the country’s interests. But the question is how united the Kingdom will be to begin the talks. The Balkanisation has already started as Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has mentioned a Second Independent Referendum and Northern Ireland First Deputy Minister Martin McGuinness seeks aRead More

Vijay Mallya asked to appear before PMLA court on 29 July

Mumbai: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been asked to appear before a PMLA court here on July 29 in connection with its money laundering probe against him in an alleged bank loan fraud case with the special judge saying he has “absconded” and was “concealing” himself to avoid arrest. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today published a court-issued proclamation against Mallya for appearance before the special PMLA court on July 29. “Whereas complaint has been made before me that above named accused Vijay Vithal Mallya residing at address: c/o- Ms KingfisherRead More

Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Triple Talaq till 6 September

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today adjourned the ongoing hearing of Triple Talaq till September 6 and extracted ‘Issue of triple talaq has to be examined on the touchstone of Constitutional framework & earlier verdicts’. Chief Justice of India realised the seriousness of the issue governing the talaqs in Muslim community. Taking serious note of the  matter, the apex court asked all the respondents to frame legal issue concerning the matter. Notably, sizable number of Muslims have been raising their voices for ban on male dominated practice of Triple TalaqRead More

India successfully test-fires surface-to-air missile

Balasore (Odisha): India yesterday successfully test fired a new surface-to-air missile, developed jointly with Israel, from a defence base off Odisha coast. The medium range missile (MR-SAM), a product of joint venture between India and Israel, was successfully test launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at around 08.15 hours, a DRDO official said. “The test launch was a grand success and it met all the targets,” he said. The missile positioned at launch pad-3 of the ITR swung in to action after gettingRead More

Discussions held on Madhya Pradesh during PMs “PRAGATI” video-conferencing

Bhopal. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held discussions with Chief Secretaries of various states including Madhya Pradesh during ‘PRAGATI’ video-conferencing today. In the video-conferencing, discussions were held on one rail project and one energy project of Madhya Pradesh. The Prime Minister apprised himself of progress of Ratlam-Dongarpur (Via Banswara) rail project’s implementation. Under the 189 km long project sanctioned in year 2011, 143 km long rail line is to be laid in Rajasthan and 46 kms in Madhya Pradesh. Rajasthan’s Chief Secretary informed the Prime Minister about problems being experiencedRead More

12 candidates of pre-exam coaching centre selected in PSC exam

Bhopal. Through main exam of Public Service Commission, 12 SC and ST candidates have been selected for various administrative posts. pre-exam coaching centre had coached 35 students for interviews in January under the guidance of subject experts and administrative officers. Of the selected students, 6 each belong to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. Among scheduled caste students Sushri Ankita Khatarkar has been selected as Assistant Director Women and Child Development, Shri Virendra Verma as Project Officer Women and Child Development. Sushri Mohini Verma as Block Women’s Empowerment Officer, Shri IshwarRead More

ITBP jawans to learn Chinese language at Sanchi University

Bhopal. Officers and jawans of Indo Tibet Border Police (ITBP) will learn Chinese language at Sanchi Buddhist and Indic Knowledge University, Sanchi. Four ITBP officers have been nominated to attend Chinese language course, which is beginning from July 2016. These include 3 inspectors and one officer of sub-inspector rank. The certificate course also includes teaching of Chinese culture and public behaviour along with Chinese language. Officers of 18th, 48th and 49th battalions of ITBP will undergo the course for next one year. Indo Tibet Border Police guards Indo-China borders. ITBPRead More

Turkey President apologises to Vladimir Putin over downed jet

Moscow. The Kremlin said Monday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had apologised to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Ankara’s downing of a Russian military jet in Syria last year that shattered ties. “The head of the Turkish state in his message expressed his sympathy and deepest condolences to the family of the dead Russian pilot and said sorry,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. Mr Erdogan’s written note said he wanted to do “everything possible for the restoration of the traditionally friendly relations between Turkey and Russia”, he added.Read More

Norway court rejects plea for Edward Snowden free passage

Norway. A court in Norway on Monday refused to provide assurances to US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that he would not be extradited if he visits the country to accept an award in November. Mr Snowden, who has been living in exile in Russia since 2013 after revealing widespread US foreign surveillance, filed a civil lawsuit against the Norwegian justice ministry in April to prevent it, in advance, of acting on any extradition request. The Norwegian branch of the PEN Club has invited Mr Snowden to collect the Ossietzky prizeRead More