Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lokayukta police lodges FIR against Minister Nirani

Karnataka, Lokayukta Police today registered an FIR against Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani in connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of lands acquired for industrial purposes.

Eight others, including Nirani's brother H R Nirani, have also been named as accused in the FIR registered following a direction from the Lokayukta court. According to Lokayukta Superintendent of Police, Shivakumar the FIR has been registered on a complaint by industrialist Alam Pasha who accused Nirani of denotifying 20 acres near Devanahalli and 100 acres near Dabaspet near Tumkur.

Nirani is the second minister in the BJP Ministry led by

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, against whom Lokayukta police has registered FIR after Home and Transport Minister R Ashoka, who also faces allegations of securing denotification of government land for personal gain.

Lokayukta Police filed the FIR against Ashoka, former Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and two others on October 21 on a complaint against them.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Maldives assures India

Maldives on Friday assured India that it will never allow anything which may threaten India's security. It said that it values the assistance provided to it whenever it needed. Talking exclusively to select group of journalists from India, the Maldivian President Mr. Mohamed Nasheed said his country will not let down a friend like India and it will always bank upon New Delhi in the hour of need.

He was responding to a question on the reported Chinese exploration in the Indian Ocean and its efforts to have a foothold in Maldives. Further adds, India and Maldives share same culture. He expressed satisfaction that India and Pakistan are now having more meaningful conversations and hoped that the forthcoming SAARC Summit will be a great success.

He commended the fact that India despite being so huge always listens to a small country like Maldives. He praised India's efforts to address the challenges posed by climate change. Mr. Nasheed said, India's investment in the area of climate is much higher than several developed countries.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blast in Peshawar

 PESHAWAR: A blast is reported in Peshawar area of Faqeer Killay injuring six people, Geo News reported.
According to police sources six people were injured in the explosion. Two of those injured are in critical condition and have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

Police sources add that the explosion took place in a closed shop. The nature of the explosion is not known at this point. 

India beat England by 95 runs win ODI 5-0

England team completely whitewashed by team India which was short of bigwigs.The win proves India has its latent strength in its young lads and their bowling attitude with fielding at their best has to be proved on foreign soil.India win the fifth and final ODI of the five match series against England by 95 runs to clinch a 5-0 win at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday. 
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 75 off 69 balls to power India to 271-8.

England, hoping to avoid a 5-0 series
whitewash after losing the first four games, grabbed wickets at regular intervals after skipper Alastair Cook asked India to bat in the day-night match.
India were reduced to 123-4 before Dhoni hit his way out of trouble, pounding four sixes and three boundaries, to help the world champions put up a challenging total on a sluggish wicket.
Left-arm seamer Samit Patel claimed three for 57, while Steven Finn took 2-47.
Indian openers Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane put on 80 runs in 17 overs when England hit back with three wickets without a run being added.
Finn, England's most impressive fast bowler in the series, bowled Gambhir (38) and the in-form Virat Kohli with the first and last deliveries of his sixth over.
In the next over, Tim Bresnan forced Rahane (42) to edge a ball to wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter, who dived to his right to pick up a superb catch.
Kolkata local Manoj Tiwary, making his first appearance in the series in place of opener Parthiv Patel, scored 24 with the help of four boundaries when he was caught behind off Stuart Meaker.
Suresh Raina helped Dhoni lift the total to 162-4 in the 37th over, before he was run out for 38 by a direct throw from Ravi Bopara.
Patel dismissed Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in successive overs, but Dhoni stepped in to steer India to a competitive total.
England gave seasoned batsman Ian Bell his first game in the series in place of Kevin Pietersen, who has a fractured thumb.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bhutan King, PM hold talks

Bhutan King, PM hold talks

Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk held comprehensive discussions with PM Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Monday on a host of issues of mutual interest.
Two leaders took stock of the bilateral partnership in the area of hydro-power generation and focused on boosting trade ties.
King had a tight schedule on Monday, as he exchanged views with the Vice-President, the leader of the Opposition, Home and Finance Ministers, UPA Chairperson and the Foreign Secretary.
He was accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Later he went to Rajghat to pay floral tributes to the father of the nation 'Mahatma Gandhi'.
India and Bhutan have traditionally close relations. New Delhi has been helping Thimpu in tapping its potential in hydro-power sector and is in the forefront in establishing some of the best hydro-power projects in the world in the Himalayan Kingdom.
India has decided to import a minimum of ten thousand megawatts of electricity from Bhutan by 2020.
In a bid to scale up trade relations between the two countries, India has allowed sixteen entry and exit points for Bhutanese traders.
It has been supporting Bhutan 's move towards democracy. It is expected that the present visit of the King will give a fresh impetus to the relations between the two countries, paving the way for tapping full potential of commercial ties.
This is the first visit abroad of the king after the Royal Wedding on 13th October and the fourth trip to India since his coronation in November 2008.

The couple will also go to Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur during their stay.
The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level visits and exchanges between India and Bhutan.Media agencies

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Centre asks States’ feedback on Food Bill

Centre  asked the states to give their feedback on the draft National Food Security Bill at the earliest for finalising the Bill so that it can be introduced in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said this at the National Development Council, NDC meeting in New Delhi. He said that so far, only a few States and Union Territories have sent their comments on this Bill.

Terming the Bill as an important legislation, Mr. Mukherjee requested the states to send their views at the earliest for finalising it.Draft Bill seeks to provide legal entitlement for subsidised grains to the 75 per cent of the rural households in the country and 50 per cent of urban household.

Mr. Mukherjee said, the views of the State governments are important because the implementation of the proposed Bill is the joint responsibility of the Centre and the states.

He said that both have to work together to procure the required quantity of food grains and ensure distribution to the beneficiaries through an effective delivery system.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Afghanistan one million dollars for poppy-free provinces

Afghanistan the Counter Narcotics Ministry has allocated one million dollars for each of the 17 provinces that were declared poppy-free this year. According to an official announcement the development assistance will go to the provinces where poppy cultivation has been reduced to zero.

Abdul Qayyum Samir, a spokesman of the ministry of Counter Narcotics told a news conference in Kabul that the initiative is aimed to help poppy-free provinces and encourage other provinces to eradicate the illegal crop. So far 17 provinces including Helmand, Badghis and Zabul have made remarcable progress in the eradication of poppy crop.

Friday, October 14, 2011

India welcomes Chinese decision not to divert Brahamputra


New Delhi today welcomed Beijing for not diverting river Brahmaputra. China was planning to construct a dam along the banks of the river. External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna told reporters in New Delhi that the issue was taken up with China at the bilateral level and said things are moving in a positive direction.

The Vice Minister of Water Resources for China Jiao Yong told a press at Beijing that the Chinese government has no plans to divert the river. He said that the Chinese government has considered the issue and its possible impact on the environment besides State to State relations.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flood in Cambodia

Cambodian authorities say at least 180,000 hectares of rice paddies have been destroyed by the Mekong River floods since early August. Minister of Agriculture Chan Sarun today said so far, 180,000 hectares out of the 2.4 million hectares of grown rice paddies this year have been destroyed by the floods. However, he said it will not affect the country's food security and rice export policy as the government will distribute rice seeds to affected farmers as soon as possible. Cambodia has been hard-hit by the flood since August 13, inundating 19 cities and provinces. A spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management said at least 207 people were killed in the floods. He said the floods have also affected some 1.2 million people and bout 600 houses were swept away . The spokesman said other 196,600 houses, 1,132 schools and 400 Buddhist pagodas are submerged in the floods.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Indian boxers return back to Delhi, 4 qualified for Olympics

Indian boxers return back to Delhi, 4 qualified for Olympics

After a grueling but stupendous performance in the just concluded World Championship, Indian Pugilist arrived back in New Delhi Tuesday morning.
Four Indian Boxers qualified for the Olympics.
Teen superstar Vikas Krishnan, who became the 2nd Indian after Vijendra Singh to bag the bronze medal, along with teen sensation Devendro Singh, Jal Bhagwan and Manoj Kumar reserved their place in the London Olympics.
Devendro, who got the nod ahead of much experienced Nanao Singh and Amandeep Singh for the championship, could very well be termed as the find of the tournament.
This was the first senior level championship for the 19th-year-old Manipuri and he grapped it with both hands securing the quota for the London Olympis in the Light Fly Weight category.
India's old Warhorse Akhil Kumar and Vijendra Singh though returned empty handed but Chief coach Gubax Sabdhu did not seem too anxious about their performance.
With four Olymp

Monday, October 10, 2011

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CBI widens probe in 2G scam

Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, has widened its probe in the 2G scam and is investigating spectrum allocation to direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasters by seeking details of sanction of bandwidth. Talking to newsmen in New Delhi on Sunday, a CBI Spokesperson said the decision to probe the DTH broadcasters was taken after the investigating agency found that some of the telecom companies, under probe in the 2G scam, were also broadcasters of the service.

The CBI had sought details including the original files containing applications for assigning of spectrum and wireless operating licence for DTH services. The CBI is also looking into a possible kickback received by a south India-based TV channel.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Czech Intl Badminton Open: Shuttler Arundhati finishes as runner-up

Czech Intl Badminton Open: Shuttler Arundhati finishes as runner-up

Promising shuttler Arundhati Pantawane has finished runner-up in the Czech International Badminton Open tournament. The Indian's brilliant run in the event came to an end on Sunday after she went down in straight-games to fourth seed Kristina Gavnholt in the singles finals.

Unseeded Pantawane lost 10-21 18-21 against the local player in 40 minutes. Pantawane had emerged a surprise runner-up at this year's National championships that was held at Rohtak.

CBI raids office of Reddy's wife, JSW Steel

The CBI on Monday raids offices of two companies, including one owned by the wife of arrested mining baron and former minister G Janardhana Reddy, and also the residence of his close associate B Nagendra.
The 25-member CBI team, led by its Karnataka wing Superintendent of Police Subramanya Rao, conducted searches at the office of Associated Mining Company (AMC) owned by Aruna Lakshmi at Parvathinga and seized some documents.
The house of Koodligi MLA B Nagendra was also searched, they said.
The Human Resources Department office of Jindal Steel Works was also searched in the backdrop of the company getting about 51 lakh tonnes of iron ore from AMC in March 2010, sources said.
The Lokayukta report on illegal mining had found certain irregularities indulged in by AMC in iron ore trading, they said.
The CBI also conducted searches at the premises of three offices of Deccan Mining Syndicate Company in Bangalore, sources said.
The company reportedly has links with Janardhana Reddy's company.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile

India's nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile,  a strike range of 2000 kms, was on Friday test-fired as part of user trial by the army from the Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.
Indigenous  missile was fired by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the army from Launch Complex-IV of the Integrated Test Range (ITR)at about 0930 hours, defence sources said.
Agni-II, developed as one of the key weapon systems of countrys nuclear deterrence programme, is already under production and has been inducted in the Indian Armed Forces.
The two-stage solid fuel propelled Agni-II missile, developed by Advanced System Laboratory (ASL) and other DRDO laboratories, has a length of 20 metres, diameter of one metre and weighs around 17 tonnes, they said.
It is equipped with a special navigation system to achieve high degree of accuracy. The system is also equipped with anti-ballistic defence counter measures. It can be transported both by rail and road, they said.

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