October, 2016


2 women unite to take ‘honour’ out of killing in Pakistan

Islamabad: So much divides two women who fought in the battle to take the “honour” out of killing in Pakistan. Naeema Kishwar shrouds herself in a burqa, showing only her eyes. She belongs to a political party that has been linked to the Taliban. And she comes from deeply conservative tribal lands where girls have been killed for going to school. Sughra Imam sometimes wears a scarf draped lightly on her hair, but often her head is bare. She belongs to a liberal party whose leader, Benazir Bhutto, the firstRead More

US elections: Donald Trump just 1 point behind Hillary Clinton in latest poll

Fort Lauderdale: The race for the White House narrowed noticeably on Sunday as Hillary Clinton sought to shake off a renewed FBI probe of her emails and Donald Trump blitzed western states nine days ahead of the vote. An ABC News/Washington Post poll put the Democratic presidential candidate just one point ahead of her Republican challenger Donald Trump at 46-45 percent in a four-way race. In Florida, which is a must-win for the tycoon, Trump overcame a one-point deficit in September to enjoy a four-point lead, according to a NewRead More

8 SIMI activists killed in encounter hours after escaping Bhopal jail

Bhopal: Hours after escaping Bhopal Central Jail, eight activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were killed in an encounter in Eintkhedi village on Monday. “All 8 SIMI activists, who escaped from jail, killed in police encounter at Malikheda near Bhopal,” Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh confirmed. The eight activists had escaped from the Central Jail by slitting the throat of a guard with steel plates and scaling the prison wall with the help of bed sheets, following which some officials responsible for jail security wereRead More

Fearing arrest by Mumbai police, Zakir Naik skips father’s funeral

`Mumbai: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is currently said to be in Malaysia, skipped his father’s funeral which was held in Mumbai, fearing arrest by the police. Naik’s father Abdul Karim Naik, a physician and educationist, passed away at his home here early on Sunday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. Even though there is no arrest warrant against the preacher, reports suggest that Naik did not fly down to Mumbai because of the cases against him for ‘provocative’ speeches and the possibility of police detaining him. The governmentRead More

CM extends Deepawali Greetings to People

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired meeting of Narmada Control Board today. An administrative sanction was given for three irrigation projects worth Rs. 658 crore 96 lakh in the meeting. These projects will facilitate irrigation in 39 thousand hectare land. Beside this, tender for two irrigation projects costing Rs. 911 crore 62 lakh has been approved. These projects will provide irrigation facility in 57 thousand hectare land. Due to the election code of conduct, Dhimarkhera Micro Irrigation project’s proposal has been kept in the abeyance in the meeting.Read More

State Attains Remarkable Achievements During Shri De Sa Tenure

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the outgoing Chief Secretary Shri Antony De Sa has all the qualities of best officer. State has attained remarkable achievements in various fields during his tenure. His tenure and gentle behaviour will always be remembered. Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has better bureaucracy in compare to other states. He was addressing the programme organized at Mantralaya on the occasion of Shri De Sa farewell. Chanting a Shlok of Bhagwad Gita, Shri Chouhan said that Shri De Sa has all theRead More

Right hand inflamed, Jaya puts left thumb print on election document

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, undergoing medical treatment for the past one month at a hospital here, has an “inflamed right hand” following which her left thumb impression has been affixed in the election document of her party nominee for November 19 bypoll to Thirupparankundram. In Form A and B, where she has to authorise the party candidate, AK Bose, as AIADMK’s official nominee, Jayalalithaa’s left thumb impression has been affixed for the purpose. “The signatory (Jayalalithaa) is presently hospitalised in Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai.” “Since theRead More

Pak PM aides meet Raheel Sharif amid reports of ‘rift’

Islamabad. Amid reports of a rift between Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three top aides have met powerful Army chief General Raheel Sharif and discussed the overall situation. Mr Sharif’s younger brother and Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif, interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and finance minister Ishaq Dar met Army Chief on Thursday evening. According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the military’s public affairs wing, the meeting was held at Army House in Rawalpindi and lasted for 90 minutes. ISI chief Lt. Gen. RizwanRead More

CJI warns govt: Courts to come to grinding halt

Bhopal. Expressing anguish over the delay in appointment of judges in the country’s high courts, the Supreme Court tore into the Centre on Friday and said that the entire institution of judiciary cannot be brought to a grinding halt. “Court rooms are locked down. Do you want to lock down the institution of judiciary as well? You cannot bring the entire institution to a grinding halt,” the court said, adding the government has been delaying appointments despite recommendations made by the top court’s collegium. The court is hearing a PILRead More

India growing at 8 per cent, why US is not: Donald Trump asks supporters

Washington: United States’ Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday criticised outgoing President Barack Obama for leading a slow economic growth, arguing that if a “large country” like India can grow at eight per cent, why the US is not. Trump’s remarks at an election rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, came hours after latest figures showed the American economy grew 2.9 per cent in the third quarter this year. The outspoken billionaire from New York said Obama is the first American president under whom the economic growth rate of theRead More