November, 2016


Trump nominates Seema Verma to top post

Washington:  US President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a second Indian-American woman to a top administration position, putting her in charge of a federal agency within the health department as part of a “dream team” which he said would transform America’s healthcare system. “I am pleased to nominate (Dr) Seema Verma to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,” Mr Trump said in a statement. The announcement came along with Trump’s nomination of Congressman Tom Price as his Health and Human Services Secretary. A leading expertRead More

Our restraint is not weakness: Raheel Sharif tells India

Islamabad: Pakistan’s outgoing military chief warned India on Tuesday it would be dangerous to mistake his country’s “restraint” over recent tensions in Kashmir for weakness, as he handed over power to his successor. The hugely popular General Raheel Sharif spoke at a colourful ceremony welcoming the incoming chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at a stadium at army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, adjacent to the capital Islamabad. “Unfortunately, in recent months, increasing state terrorism in (Indian) occupied Kashmir, and India’s aggressive steps have put the region’s peace inRead More

NIA nabs 2 more terror suspects for court blasts

New Delhi/Madurai: The NIA, which has launched a massive operation in south India to target Al-Qaeda and ISIS operatives as well as terror sympathisers, on Tuesday arrested two more persons who were planning to carry out serial explosions. The duo are also said to be involved in blasts outside court premises in Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh since April this year. Those arrested on Tuesday have been identified as Mohammed Ayub Ali and Shamsudeen, 25, both residents of Madurai. Meanwhile, the Melur Judicial Magistrate Court in Madurai on Tuesday issuedRead More

Under fire from CJI over vacancies, govt comes out with data

New Delhi:  Facing flak from the Chief Justice of India over rising vacancies in the high courts, the government today cited data to hit back, saying the Supreme Court collegium has failed to recommend even a single name in the past one year even as seven posts are lying vacant in the top court. The government also reminded that out of 430 vacancies in the high courts, no recommendation has been received for 279 posts from any of the 24 high courts. “There are seven vacancies in the Supreme Court,Read More

My Life Committed for Public Welfare: CM

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was given grand felicitation at the historic occasion of completing 11 years as Chief Minister of the state at local Chowk Bazaar here today. Shri Chouhan expressed gratitude towards the citizens on this occasion. CM Shri Chouhan was welcomed by the Chowk Bazaar Vyapari Sangh and Rajdhani Vyapari Sangh. Shri Chouhan reached Chowk Bazaar in an open jeep where the shopkeepers felicitated him. Tilak was put on his forehead, flowers were showered and aarti was performed by the girls and women. Shri ChouhanRead More

New schemes to be framed for welfare of middle class

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that new schemes will be framed for welfare of middle class. Law will be brought to provide ownership rights to every poor for house and land. Residents of local Acharya Narendra Dev Nagar welcomed on the historical occasion of completion of 11 years by Chouhan as a chief minister. People lit traditional lamps in every house and accorded warm welcome by showering flowers. The Chief Minister listened problems of the people in Shiv Samvad programme and discussed the welfare schemes. On theRead More

Imran Khan submits papers on Sharif family’s UK apartments

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday submitted ‘documentary evidence’ in the Supreme Court of Sharif family’s London apartments. The additional documents have been submitted by Imran Khan’s lawyer Naeem Bukhari. Earlier, Mr Khan said that he had obtained some very important documents regarding Panama Leaks issue from Britain. He said that the apex court’s decision would be historic. On November 14, the PTI chief had submitted a stack of 689-page documentary evidence in the Supreme Court in connection with Panama Papers case. Meanwhile, the PTI has preparedRead More

North Korea mourns Castro: A distant ‘comrade’

Pyongyang: North Korea began three days of official mourning on Monday for late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, remembering him as a “close friend” and heroic ally in a joint struggle against US aggression. Flags flew at half-mast at official buildings across the country as a mark of respect for the revolutionary icon, despite a relationship that was often warmer in rhetoric than reality. In the Pyongyang subway, commuters in one station crowded around a glass case containing a Castro obituary published by the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun. Alongside aRead More

Supreme Court to hear plea on security nod to Sun network

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine the validity of the national security clearance granted to Sun TV network to enable it to participate in the public auction for obtaining FM Radio licence. A bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud issued a notice to the Centre, seeking its response to a public interest writ petition filed by BJP Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy challenging the security clearance and licence granted by Sun TV network after it participated in the FM radio auction. MrRead More

2 soldiers killed as terrorists attack Army unit in J&K, encounter underway

Nagrota: At least two soldiers of the Indian Army were killed and two others were injured on Tuesday after unspecified number of terrorists attacked one of its units in Nagrota town in Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists attacked the Army unit at 5.30 am. Militants opened heavy fire on security men deployed at the army unit in Nagrota belt. In the gunbattle that followed, two army jawans were injured, one of them critically, a senior police officer said.said. Encounter is underway between the security forces and the terrorists. Meanwhile, theRead More