Saturday, December 24th, 2016

 

UN passes resolution on ending Israeli settlements

United Nations: The United States on Friday allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, defying heavy pressure from long-time ally Israel and President-elect Donald Trump for Washington to wield its veto. A US abstention paved the way for the 15-member council to approve the resolution, with 14 votes in favor, prompting applause in the council chamber. The action by President Barack Obama’s administration follows growing US frustration over the unrelenting construction of Jewish settlements on land Palestinians want for a futureRead More


Sting case: CBI summons Harish Rawat for third time

New Delhi: With elections approaching in Uttarakhand, the CBI has swung into action and asked Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat to appear before it on December 26 in connection with agency’s ongoing enquiry into the controversial sting CD in which he was purportedly seen talking to middlemen in a bid to strike a deal with dissident Congress leaders. This is the third time Mr Rawat has been summoned by the CBI on a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) registered by it in on April 29. CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE)Read More


India not against talks, says Vikas Swarup

New Delhi: Reiterating its opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on the grounds that it passes through “sovereign Indian territory” (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir), India on Friday said it was ready for talks with Pakistan on any issue provided that country creates an atmosphere for fruitful dialogue and stops taking recourse to violence and terrorism. Amid stiff Chinese opposition to banning of Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM chief Masood Azhar by the UN, India also said it does not want to “prejudge” the outcome at the expiry of the current “hold” byRead More


Kejriwal dares PM to look into accounts of ministers, political parties

File photo of Arvind kejriwal

Jaipur: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investigate bank account details for the last five years of political parties and leaders. Addressing a public meeting here, he said that the real motive behind this decision was loot of public money. He questioned the logic behind allowing political parties to accept money in cash while asking people to go cashless. “The BJP and Congress accept 70 to 80 per cent of their donations in cash,” he alleged. “I demand that the PM investigate bank accountsRead More


Denotified, Nomad and Semi Nomad Tribes will be included in SC-ST List: CM

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that Denotified, Nomad and Semi Nomad Tribes will be included in scheduled castes and scheduled tribe list. Identity card will be prepared for these people and facilities which are being provided to the people of backward and poor categories will be provided to them. CM Shri Chouhan was addressing the Training cum Convention of Denotified, Nomad and Semi Nomad Tribes at Dewas today. Minister of State for Denotified, Nomad and Semi Nomad Tribes (Independent Charge) Smt. Lalita Yadav, Minister of State forRead More


CM conducts Surprise Inspection of Hamidia Hospital

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has conducted surprise inspection of Hamidia Hospital here today. He inspected the registration process of outdoor patients, medicines distribution and medical treatment etc. in the hospital. Moreover, he spoke to the patients and their family members visiting emergency ward. Expressing profound displeasure over the improper arrangements, Shri Chouhan gave directives to give charge to the Principal Secretary Public Health Gouri Singh in place of Additional chief Secretary Medical Education Shri Parabhanshu Kamal, to post Shri Manish Rastogi as Commissioner medical Education and toRead More