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Aamir to meet PM today on problems of manual scavengers

New Delhi.  Aamir Khan will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to tell him about the manual scavengers engaged in cleaning excreta. “We had sought an appointment with the Prime Minister and Aamir would be meeting him tomorrow morning,” said the actor’s spokesperson on Sunday. In a recent episode of his TV show “Satyamev Jayate”, the 47-year-old actor had focused on the life of over three lakh manual scavengers who do the work of cleaning excreta even today and are considered as untouchables by many in the society. HisRead More

Sachin in politics!

MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar, the batting Maestro, will be going to start a second innings of life in Politics. He is nominated to upper house of Parliament which has been approved by Indian President. He met the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday and was offers a seat in upper house which was accepted by him. His former Mumbai and Indian team mate Manjrekar is shocked by his decision. He said, “Actually shocked by the story itself, first by the nomination as it came without any warning. AndRead More

Army chief should be sacked: SP and JD(U)

NEW DELHI: SP and the JD(U) wants that Army Chief should be sacked after his letter to the Prime Minister on shortage of ammunition in the forces came out in open. While BJP was opposing it, Janata Dal-United leader Shivanand Tiwari was the first to demand the sacking of the army chief on Wednesday in Rajya Sabha. He said, “This is a matter of serious indiscipline, the army chief should be sacked… if we don’t take an action, it can become a bad tradition”. Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav toldRead More

New Year with prayer

AMRITSAR (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to start his new year with prayers at the Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, popularly known as the Golden Temple at Amritsar. Saturday evening with his wife Gursharan Kaur he is expected to arrive and will go to the Harmandar Sahib early on Sunday morning to offer prayers on New Year Day, a police officer said. The visit is being termed by officials as a “private one”. “He will stay at the Circuit House overnight. Additional security personnel have been requisitionedRead More

National Energy Conservation Day celebration

NEW DELHI (PTI): To achieve the ambitious target of 9 per cent economic growth in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17) India needs to rapidly increase energy consumption, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He said at the National Energy Conservation Day celebrations, “We have set for ourselves an ambitious target of 9 per cent annual growth in GDP in the 12th Five-Year Plan. This high rate of economic growth would require our energy consumption also to increase rapidly. The government has targeted 9 per cent annual expansion in the country’s GDPRead More

Anna going to fast on Sunday

NEW DELHI: On Saturday Anna Hazare reached to Delhi and headed straight for Maharshtra Bhavan. The Gandhian leader and anti-corruption crusader will sit on a day-long fast at the Jantar Mantar on Sunday. Team Anna has invited all political parties to debate on the anti-corruption Bill before the people during the rally on Sunday. Before leaving Ralegan Siddhi, Anna addressed mediapersons, saying his movement was the ‘second struggle for independence’. Anna said, “This is the second struggle for independence. Politicians in their greed for money and power have turned corrupt.Read More

Sushma praised PM for his concern over Anna’s health

NEW DELHI: On Saturday while lashing out at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj lavished praise on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She said in the Lok Sabha, the prime minister exhibited “statesmanship” by expressing concern over Anna Hazare’s health and urging him to end his hunger strike. “But Congress general secretary watered down your (PM’s) statesmanship,” she said, referring to Rahul Gandhi’s statement in the Lok Sabha on the Lokpal issue on Friday. She also praised Manmohan Singh for agreeing to come under the ambit of theRead More

TKA Nair appointed as advisor in PMO

NEW DELHI: A new change in Prime Minister’s Office as the government announced the appointment of T. K. A. Nair, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, as an advisor on Thursday. Senior bureaucrat Pulok Chatterjee, currently serving as an executive director in the World Bank in Washington, will replace him as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The appointments will become effective from October 3. Nair, a retired IAS officer of 1963 batch as advisor, will be given the rank and status of Minister of State in the PMO, butRead More

Amar Singh questioned by Police in cash for votes scam

NEW DELHI: At last Amar Singh has been interrogated by the Delhi Police on Friday over his alleged role in the ‘cash-for-votes’ scam. The interrogation was lasted for 3 hours today, but the police sources said they are likely to call the former Samajwadi Party leader again next week. Source said, “Police need to first interrogate others. They also need time to corroborate his statement with what others have said.” The police claim it has got evidence that links Amar Singh to one of the two men arrested for tryingRead More

Government is planning for slum free India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chaired a cabinet meeting in which he has approved the first phase of the affordable housing scheme, Home Minister P Chidambaram informed. The Indian government has approved an ambitious scheme to provide affordable housing to millions of slum dwellers. The plan is expected to benefit 32 million people in 250 cities and aims to give property rights to the owners of the houses built under the scheme. The scheme aims to check proliferation of slums, said Chidambaram. The government has also announced setting upRead More