India

  • DMK not to pull out of UPA government
    Chennai, June 10 (Agencies): Ending days of uncertainty, the DMK today decided not to pull out of the UPA government over the 2G spectrum scam, but accused the CBI of adopting “double standards” by arresting party MP Kanimozhi in the case. Emerging out of a nearly two-hour meeting, DMK chief M Karunanidhi said he has nothing against the Congress and was not disappointed with the party not helping it in the case. However, he said the DMK’s General Council will meet nex
  • India to be a success story of our time: US
    Washington, June 10 (agencies): India, fuelled by a young, dynamic and educated population, is all set to be a success story of “our time”, a top Obama Administration official said. Noting that the country was on track to have the largest economy by 2050, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake said, “India is a rising giant whose influence is being felt not only in the Indian Ocean, but in the Americas, in Africa, the Middle East, and
  • New SBI branch premises inaugurated in Jalukie
    Dimapur, June 9 (MExN): After few days of inaugurating ATM in Peren town, the new premises of SBI Jalukie branch was also formally inaugurated at Jalukie Wednesday, June 8 by TR Zeliang, Minister Government of Nagaland. In his welcome address, A.K. Das, Asst. General Manager SBI Regional Business Office Dimapur acknowledged the agricultural potential of the district and envisaged for a bigger agricultural extension project in the district. With a view to educate and explain various ent
  • Nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile test-fired
    Balasore, June 9 (PTI): India Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near here as part of the user’s trial by the Army. “The indigenously developed missile mounted on a mobile launcher was test-fired from the launch complex-3 in the ITR at around 0905 hours and the trial was fully successful”, defence sources said. “Earlier also, Prithvi-II missile had proved its robustness an
  • ‘Asking Pak to act against 26/11 culprits not unrealistic’
    New Delhi, june 9 (PTI): India’s demand that Pakistan should do more to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to justice is not an “unrealistic” one, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said. “We want Pakistan to do more to bring the culprits of the Mumbai attacks to justice. Let me tell you, we are not asking for the moon. We are not asking for unrealistic things. We are asking for justice,” she said while interacting with a group of vis
  • ‘Huge loss for India, tragic for Husain to die in exile’
    In this March 22, 2005 photo, Indian artist M.F. Hussain and socialite Parmeshwar Godrej pose for photographers after announcing the creation of a museum for art and cinema at Hyderabad, India. Hussain, who rose from a career as movie billboard artist to become India’s most sought-after painter before going into exile in an uproar over nude images of Hindu icons, died Thursday. He was 95. (AP File Photo) New Delhi,  June 9 (PTI): Friends and admirers of M.F. Husain were
  • Baba Ramdev’s business empire worth over Rs 1,100 crore
    HARIDWAR, june 9 (PTI): Yoga guru Ramdev, who is on an indefinite hunger strike against black money and corruption, today made public details of his business empire worth over Rs 1,100 crore, claiming everything was in order. On his sixth day of fast, Ramdev addressed a press conference here during which his close aide Balakrishna said that the capital involving the four trusts run by him totalled Rs 426.19 crore while the expenditure incurred on them amounted to Rs 751.02 crore.“
  • NST bus introduced between Mon-Longwa
    Kohima, June 9 (DIPR): The Nagaland State Transport has introduced a new daily bus service for the convenience of the travelling public between Mon and Longwa covering a route length of 45 Kms with effect from 17th April 2011. The service will ply with service No. 473 UP from Mon to Longwa and 474 DN from Longwa to Mon.Fare Charge from Mon – Longwa@ 94.10 Paise per Seat/KM                  &
  • Low-cost laptops set to roll out
    NEW Delhi, june 9 (Agencies): Six years after it was conceived, the first lot of 10,000 laptops - the HRD ministry calls it low-cost access-cum-computing device - would be delivered to IIT-Rajasthan in late June, and over the next four months 90,000 more would be made available at Rs 2,200 apiece. Ministry officials said once the supply of one lakh devices is made, each state would be given 3,000 pieces. The Centre would subsidize 50% of the cost. Effectively, a student would have to p
  • ICICI Bank and NISM to offer 1 yr PGCSM programme
    Kohima, June 9 (MExN): National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), an educational initiative undertaken by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and ICICI Bank Limited, India’s largest private sector bank, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a specialised programme in “Post Graduate Certificate in Securities Markets” (PGCSM).The partnership represents a unique tie-up between industry and academia. The MoU was signed by Vishvesh G. Bh
  • Tsg DPDB informs on 13th Finance Commission
    Tuensang, June 8 (DIPR): The monthly meeting of Tuensang District Planning and Development Board for the month of June was held on June 6 under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and Vice Chairman DP & DB, Y. L. Jami, IAS, Tuensang.Regarding the 13th Finance Commission, Deputy Commissioner directed all the Administrative Officer to mobilize all Village Council Chairman in their respective area/areas to open joint Bank Account with Deputy Commissioner in the SBI, Tuensang withi
  • HC rejects bail plea of Kanimozhi, Sharad
    New Delhi, June 8 (PTI): The Delhi High Court today dismissed the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar, accused in the 2G spectrum case, saying there are prima facie evidences against them.  “There are certain prima facie evidences against the accused. Considering the complicity of the accused in the offence, the bail applications are dismissed,” Mr Justice Ajit Bharihoke said. Ms Kanimozhi’s mother Ms Rajathi Ammal and DM
  • Govt slams Ramdev for saying he’ll build an army
    Supporters watch as Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev who is on a hunger strike, sit at his ashram, near Haridwar, June 8. Ramdev and a Gandhian social activist staged twin hunger strikes Wednesday to demand the government take immediate steps to fight an entrenched culture of corruption that has plagued India for decades. (AP Photo) New Delhi, june 8 (Agencies):  Baba Ramdev’s remark that he will raise an army of 11,000 men and women who will be trained to attack if action
  • Godhra riots: IPS Bhatt to be cross examined
    Ahmedabad, june 8 (PTI): The Nanavati Commission, probing the 2002 riot cases, on Wednesday rejected application of IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt, challenging his cross examination by other parties, including the state government. Commission, comprising retd Justices G T Nanavati and Akshay Nanavati, in its order said that Bhatt had no problem when he was cross examined by an NGO Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM), Central Relief Committee and the Congress Party.However, he developed reservations w
  • BJP attacks PM Manmohan and Sonia Gandhi, says government has lost balance
    NEW Delhi, june 8 (Agencies): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of “having lost its balance” in dealing with Baba Ramdev. Speaking in Haridwar, she said neither Prime Minister Manmohan Singh nor Congress president Sonia Gandhi had visited those injured in the police action on Ramdev and his supporters at the Ramlila Ground in Delhi June 4 night.In Delhi, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain
  • India plans ‘major upgrade’ to prevent terror strikes from seas
    NEW Delhi, june 8 (Agencies): Terrorists trained like marine commandos to dive and slip through harbour protection systems could one day unleash havoc by planting underwater bombs or mines at a major port. This is no longer in the realm of fiction in the backdrop of the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai as well as last month’s Taliban attack on Mehran naval airbase in Karachi, both of which involved some training of the jihadis by Pakistani marine commandos. To tackle such threats,
  • Adani power synchronizes 2nd Supercritical power unit
    Kohima, June 7 (MExN): Adani Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises – India’s leading integrated infrastructure conglomerate, on Monday announced a successful synchronization of its second supercritical unit of 660 megawatt (MW) at its state-of-the-art power plant in Mundra, in Kutch district of Gujarat, taking its total generation capacity to 2,640 MW. In a media release, Gautam Adani, Chairman Adani Group, said, “I am happy that our project team has been estab
  • Cong demands Sushma’s resignation
    BJP leader Sushma Swaraj dances to a patriotic song during the party’s ‘satyagrah’ against corruption at the Rajghat in New Delhi on Sunday night. NEW Delhi, june 7 (PTI): Congress today demanded the resignation of Opposition Leader in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj after visuals showing the top BJP leader dancing at Mahatma Gandhi’s samadhi Rajghat sparked a controversy. “By dancing at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj has not only insulted Gandh
  • Prime Minister asks Ministers to declare assets
    New Delhi, June 7 (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Ministers to declare their assets as also those of their spouses and dependents along with any business interests, as per the annual exercise. The Ministers have been asked to furnish the details by August 31 in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Ministers. “I have been directed by the Prime Minister to apprise you of the declarations required to be made by a member of the Union Council of Ministers in accordan
  • Indian Army probes reports of its UN peacekeepers fathering kids in Congo
    Chandigarh, June 7 (Agencies): An entire battalion of the Indian Army is in the dock after allegations in Congo that Indian peacekeepers fathered around a dozen children while posted there on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in 2008. Based on the allegations, the Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry against the 6th Sikh Battalion, which comprises 12 officers and 39 jawans. A UN probe into the matter had been inconclusive.The CoI is being conducted at Meerut, where the 9th Infantry