September, 2016


Hillary Clinton Is Neither Another Barack Obama Nor Bill Clinton

New York: Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has faced criticism for being aloof, told a popular blog she is aware she can be perceived as ‘cold or unemotional’ and is not like President Barack Obama and her husband Bill Clinton with an ‘appealing’ naturalness. “I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional. But I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk,” Clinton told the immensely popular ‘Humans of New York’ blog on Facebook.Read More

Manhattan Blast Terror Suspect Visited Taliban Stronghold Quetta In Pakistan

New York: The Afghan-origin terror suspect in the bombings in Manhattan and New Jersey had travelled to Pakistan’s Quetta, a stronghold of the Taliban, and was questioned every time he returned to the US but was not on the radar, American officials said. Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalised American citizen of Afghan descent, was born in Afghanistan and majored in criminal justice at Middlesex County College in New Jersey, according to the FBI. Investigators are probing whether he was radicalized overseas before returning to the US in 2014. InRead More

Were You Sleeping When Shahabuddin Got Bail: Top Court To Bihar Government

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on Bihar government for not putting facts before the High Court which granted bail to Mohammad Shahabuddin in a murder case. The counsel for Nitish Kumar government, which has RJD as its coalition partner in the state, faced searching questions in the top court which rebuked it for not being serious in pursuing the case against Shahabuddin. “Why have you approached the court only after his release? Were you in slumber till he got bail? This is a peculiar case.Read More

SAARC Summit Can Be Postponed, Says Pakistan After India, Others Pull Out

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday said the SAARC Summit due to be held in Islamabad in November could be postponed if India refuses to attend. Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said in a statement that, as per SAARC rules, the Summit will not be held if any member country refuses to attend. He said the SAARC Summit was postponed four times in the past “due to Indian refusal” of its presence, Pakistan Radio reported. Aziz said that although it is possible to postpone the summit, the SAARCRead More

Madhya Pradesh Tops in Implementation of “Amrit Yojna”

Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh has done exceedingly well since beginning in implementation of ‘Amrit’ Yojna in 34 cities having population over one lakh. The state is stood at first position in the country for sanctioning and arranging over all schemes for these cities. An amount of Rs. 8279. 04 crore has been sanctioned by the union government to the state for this scheme. Moreover, an incentive grant of Rs. 33 crore 45 lakh as an incentive award has been approved by the union government recently for Madhya Pradesh. Prime Minister ShriRead More

DFID, UK to support M.P. in development projects

Bhopal. The Department for Internatioinal Development United Kingdom will extend all cooperation and support for the development programmes of Madhya Pradesh specially in skill development and low cost housing projects. Many companies will also come to Madhya Pradesh as partner in development. United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Development Smt. Priti Patel assured this to the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his two-day visit to London. Shri Chouhan will be arriving Bhopal in the afternoon of September 29. Addressing the members of the UK branch of theRead More

India responsible with its nuclear technology: US Defence Secretary

Washington: India has generally shown responsible behaviour with nuclear technology while Pakistan’s history of nuclear weapons is entangled in tensions, a top US official has said. “The landscape of nuclear weapons have changed in the last 25 years,” US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on yesterday in his remarks on “Sustaining Nuclear Deterrence” at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Carter said while the US has not done much to boost its nuclear arsenal, other countries have added to it both in terms of the number of weapons andRead More

India accounts for 75 per cent of air pollution deaths: WHO

New Delhi. Citing that air pollution is the world’s biggest environmental health risk, killing nearly eight lakh people annually in the Southeast Asian Region, the latest WHO report has revealed that India alone accounts for over 75 per cent of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer. The report said that nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, while nearly 90 per cent of air pollution-related deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, with nearly two out of three occurring in WHO’s Southeast Asian region,Read More

Siddaramaiah calls all-party meet on Cauvery after SC direction to K’taka

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government has convened an emergency cabinet meeting followed by an all-party meeting on Wednesday to evolve a consensual stand on release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu according to the Supreme Court order. The Opposition parties BJP and JD(S) have supported the state government and exhorted Chief Minister Siddaramaiah not to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to Tamil Nadu as directed by the court in the larger interest of cities which rely on the river for drinking water. Siddaramaiah has called all party meetingRead More

Post Uri Attack, PM Modi Decides Not To Attend SAARC Summit In Pakistan

New Delhi: In another snub to Pakistan after Uri attack, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday decided not to attend the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November. Now, India leading to its collapse with three more countries of eight-member grouping decided to pull out. Citing continuous cross border terrorism by Pakistan against India, the government tonight announced that “in the prevailing circumstances, the Government of India is unable to participate in the proposed Summit in Islamabad.” According to sources, leaders of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan have also decided not to attendRead More