August, 2016


John Kerry’s Visit To Religious Sites Cancelled After Heavy Rains In Capital

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposed visit to three religious sites in the city was cancelled today as heavy rains lashed the national capital since morning. Kerry was scheduled to visit the Gauri Shankar temple, Jama Masjid and Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in the old Delhi area around 11 am today. “The visit had to be cancelled due to heavy rains in Delhi,” sources in the US Embassy said. Kerry, who is on a three-day-visit to India, was supposed to visit the sites yesterday itself but it wasRead More

New Delhi May Irks Beijing If It ‘Joins The US Alliance System’

Beijing: Hoping that India will retain its independence, a leading Chinese daily warned on Tuesday that New Delhi may irritate Beijing if it ‘joins the US alliance system’. “If India hastily joins the US alliance system, it may irritate China, Pakistan or even Russia,” the Global Times said in an editorial. “It may not make India feel safer, but will bring strategic troubles to itself and make itself a centre of geopolitical rivalries in Asia,” it added. The editorial came as India and the US on Monday signed a logisticsRead More

ISIS Buried Thousands In 72 Mass Graves

Hardan: Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighbouring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives. Between them, the two scenes of horror on Sinjar mountain contain six burial sitesRead More

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Sri Jayendra Saraswati Hospitalised

Vijayawada: Head of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swami was on Tuesday admitted to a private hospital here after he complained of breathing problem. His condition is stated to be stable now. The seer has been camping in Vijayawada for the past few days overseeing the ‘Chaturmasya Deeksha’, a four-month religious ritual. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu spoke to the Peetham people over phone and enquired about the seer’s health. He directed the Krishna district Collector to ensure better medicare to the veteran seer. Share +1Read More

Heavy Rains Lash Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Massive Jams Paralyse Normal Life

New Delhi: Heavy rains and subsequent water logging on Wednesday morning have thrown life out of gear in many parts of the country including Delhi, Millennium City Gurugram, leaving people stranded on choked up roads during the peak hour as traffic has been severely affected. Also, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh was stuck in traffic for an hour. Heavy rains on Wednesday morning caused waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic gridlocks in the national capital, stranding people on the roads. Traffic helpline officials told reporters that they were floodedRead More

Training Series for preparing Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idol by EPCO from Today

Bhopal. In order to promote and prepare eco- friendly Ganesh idols besides use and immersion, training series is being organized by the Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO). First workshop of the training series will be inaugurated by the Environmental Commissioner and Executive Director EPCO Shri Anupam Rajan on August 31 at 3.00 p.m. at the EPCO Institute of Environmental Study in Paryavaran Parisar. Idols being prepared in the workshop can be taken free of cost by the participants. In this series, mobile training vehicle will also be stationed atRead More

MPs Industrial Develoopment on Fast Track – CM

Bhopal. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said all requisite infrastructures are being developed in 20 new industrial areas to accelerate the establishment industries.  Interacting with heads of major industries, investors and executives of US companies in New York on the third day of his US visit today, Shri Chouhan said that industrial development of Madhya Pradesh is on the fast track. Referring to visible change in last one decade, he said that Madhya Pradesh has become the first choice of investors. He said that the State GovernmentRead More

RSS Finally Dropped Its Khaki Shorts After Nine Decades

Nagpur: Over nine decades after it was founded by Kesava Rao Baliram Hedgewar in 1925, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh will finally drop its khaki shorts and change into a new uniform comprising full-length dark khaki pants from Dussehra Day this year. A consignment of the first lot of 10,000 sets of the new ‘ganvesh’ (uniform) – comprising the regular white shirt, black cap, a black leather belt, a pair of dark brown socks and black shoes, the trademark bamboo cane – and now, including full-length dark khaki trousers – wentRead More

ISIS Connected To Bangladesh, Says Kerry Offering Security Aid

Dhaka: The United States believes that elements of Islamic State are “connected” to operatives in Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, promising help with intelligence and law enforcement after a wave of terrorist attacks. Kerry’s blunt statement followed the July 1 attack on a cafe in an upscale district of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, in which 22 people were killed-mostly non-Muslims and foreigners, including one American. It directly contradicted the narrative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government, which has blamed home grown militants and denied a foreignRead More

Pakistan Foreign Debt Soars To Rs 74 Trillion

Islamabad: Pakistan’s foreign debt and liabilities touched the highest ever figure of over Rs 74 trillion in the first month of the current financial year, the country’s central bank said on Monday. It showed an increase of about Rs 11.15 trillion in the last four years, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said. Pakistan’s foreign debt and liabilities in July 2013 stood at USD 61.9 billion, which was the first financial year of the present government. In July 2014, Pakistan’s foreign debt soared to USD 63.4 billion, showing an increase ofRead More