India abstains from voting on US, Palestinian NGOs at UN

  India has abstained from voting on the applications of an American and a Palestinian non-governmental organisation for special consultative status in a UN committee. India was the sole abstention in the vote for US-based Freedom Now, which works to free individual prisoners through legal, political and public relations advocacy efforts. In a voting conducted … Continue reading India abstains from voting on US, Palestinian NGOs at UN

Anti-minority remarks by Sangh Pariwar uncalled for: PM Modi

Our Correspondent The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that anti-minority comments made by Sangh Pariwar leaders was uncalled for. Mr Modi asserted that he would not tolerate any discrimination or violence against any community. He said, country’s Constitution guarantees religious freedom to every citizen which is not negotiable. In an interview to a news … Continue reading Anti-minority remarks by Sangh Pariwar uncalled for: PM Modi

Assam govt to help students from BPL families

The Assam government will bear all educational expenses for the students from BPL families. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said in a statement, that a new scheme will be launched soon to ensure this. Gogoi said, under the scheme students from BPL families securing at least second division in board and council examinations would be entitled … Continue reading Assam govt to help students from BPL families

Fishing ban in Goa

The 61 day fishing ban in Goa have comes into effect from today. The department of fisheries has completed all preparations for imposing fishing ban in Goa from June 1 to July 31, to facilitate the breeding of fish throughout the spawning season, during monsoon. Following decision of the Centre to impose uniform fishing ban … Continue reading Fishing ban in Goa

Light showers in Delhi

Overcast skies and scattered rains Monday offered respite to the national capital. According to MeT department officials, maximum temperature settled at 37 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average while the minimum was two notches below normal at 25.9 degrees. For tomorrow, the weatherman has predicted partly cloudy skies, along with the possibility of … Continue reading Light showers in Delhi

Political secularists should desist from creating fear among minorities: Naqvi

Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has criticized the opposition saying that political secularists should desist from creating an atmosphere of fear among the minorities and misguiding them. Speaking at the inaugural function of Central Waqf Bhawan in New Delhi, Mr. Naqvi alleged that since independence funds meant for welfare of minorities … Continue reading Political secularists should desist from creating fear among minorities: Naqvi

Bihar polls: RJD not to declare Nitish as CM candidate

AMN PATNA: Lalu Prasad;s RJD seems to be adamant on not declaring Nitish Kumar as Chief Ministerial candidate in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections. The party maintains that the name for top post will be decided by the all alliance partners. Former Union Minister and senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said that contesting poll … Continue reading Bihar polls: RJD not to declare Nitish as CM candidate

Sweden backs India’s bid for UNSC, MTCR memberships

Sweden has extended support for India’s claim to permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). President Pranab Mukherjee has appreciated the Swedish support. In his address at the State Banquet hosted by the King of Sweden in Stockholm last night, Mr. Mukherjee also lauded … Continue reading Sweden backs India’s bid for UNSC, MTCR memberships

US police kill more than two people a day: Report

Data collected by the Washington Post newspaper suggests that the number of people shot by police is twice as high as official figures claim in US, . The paper said that during the first five months of this year, 385 people, more than two a day, were killed. The number of black people was disproportionately … Continue reading US police kill more than two people a day: Report

Vijai Sharma to be new CIC; K V Chowdary CVC

By Andalib Akhter Selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reported to have given its nod for appointment of  Senior most Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma as new Chief Information Commissioner, CIC and Mr. K V Chaudhary as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). The names of new CVC and was finalized earlier today by the … Continue reading Vijai Sharma to be new CIC; K V Chowdary CVC