The Raxaul-Birgunj checkpost, that accounts for more than two-third supply of goods between India and Nepal, seemed to be back in business after a gap of five months as vehicles carrying goods found their entry smoothly into Nepal. The unobstructed flow of vehicles began in the afternoon as business20 hours agoindianexpress.com
Ghazipur, Feb.6 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Saturday stoked yet another controversy by claiming that he has proof of India's most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim being present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore last year. Breaking all international laws he went to Pakistan and also met Dawood there," Khan said. Khan asserted that he is ready to provide evidence if Prime Minister Modi denies or challenges his claims.
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Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways said on Friday that it has suspended the five-member cabin crew of its January 4 Jodhpur-Mumbai flight for allowing celebrated singer Sonu Nigam to use the in-flight announcement system to entertain his fellow passengers. "All cabin crew on the flight have been taken off from flight duty for enquiry and corrective training to reinforce strict adherence to operating procedures," said a Jet Airways spokesperson. "This is a vital information system, which is used by the crew to alert and inform passengers about major safety related procedures, weather and issuing of turbulence warnings," Kanu Gohain, safety expert and ex-director general of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told IANS.
GOA POLICE have arrested three men on charges of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 16-year-old minor in confinement for over a month. The girl was rescued by the police from a house at Cuncolim in South Goa on Thursday night.
New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India has great strengths to be amongst leading nations in a technology driven forth industrial revolution that is expected to come about. Speaking after inaugurating a two day seminar titled-ART (Adjudication, Regulation and Telecommunication) of convergence in New Delhi, Jaitley said that regulatory and adjudicating mechanisms have to keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies in the fields of information technology, telecommunications and broadcasting.
The selection committee picked the World T20 and Asia Cup squad in New Delhi on Friday.
The road transport and highways ministry on Friday cleared 18 highway projects having a cumulative length of 982 km to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 16,614 crore. As many as 11 projects of the proposed 18, cleared by the ministry in a meeting headed by its secretary Sanjay Mitra, would be developed through the newly-coined hybrid annuity model, in which the government would pay 40 per cent of the project cost in phases. Six projects would be developed through the EPC model and the remaining one using the traditional Build–operate–transfer (BOT) (toll) model.
Solar panel scam accused Saritha S Nair Friday told the judicial commission probing the case that she made about 1,000 phone calls to Tenni Joppen, a former aide of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, and around 130 calls to the CM’s official residence in one year. Nair claimed she made 127 calls to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s personal assistant P A Pradosh and met Chennithala to discuss erecting solar lighting solutions in his constituency. The association, she said, had promised to pass a resolution urging the government to install solar panels at all police stations in the state.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear Maharashtra Government's special leave petition against Salman Khan in the hit-and-run-case on February 12th after it was postponed today. Khan had moved the Supreme Court, saying he should be heard before any hearing on the Maharashtra Government's petition challenging his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The Maharashtra Government had on January 22 filed a petition in the apex court against the Bombay High Court's judgement acquitting Salman of 'all charges', overturning the trial court's order sentencing him for five years.
The city’s development authority has tied up with the World Bank to map the entire Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), mirroring every road, utility, water body and plan reservation across eight municipal corporations, nine municipal councils and about a thousand villages on a digital platform. According to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the ambitious Regional Information System that it aims to create with the World Bank’s help will be the first of its kind in India. Sanjay Sethi, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner at the MMRDA, said, “We have forged an informal agreement with the World Bank to assist us in building a Regional Information System.
Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s position as the director of Pune District Central Cooperative Bank (PDCC) is threatened after the district registrar of cooperative bodies issued him a show cause notice on February 1. The show cause notices have been issued after the state government cleared an amendment in the law to debar cooperative banks directors who have been pulled up by Reserve Bank of India for alleged irregularities from elections for 10 years. In 2011, the Reserve Bank of India had superseded the Board of directors of the Maharashtra State Central Cooperative Bank, of which Pawar was a director.
New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that he has asked concerned officials to seek an explanation from Ryan International School with regard to allegations made by the parents of Divyansh Kakora. This points towards a bigger and unfortunate event, let's see, I will go through the report again and necessary action would be taken," Sisodia told reporters here. Sisodia further said that the probe report raises serious concerns as to how a private school could be lethargic towards its students.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): As the strike by the MCD workers entered its tenth day, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday made a unilateral offer of Rs. 300 crores loan to the North and East Corporations from the DDA. This offer would help pay the workers till March 31. Jung has also assured the three mayors of the MCD that he would speak to the government on implementation of the fourth Finance Commission to find a long-term solution to the problems of the workers.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): The Australian High Commission today welcomed the Queensland Government's environmental permit for Adani's Carmichael coal mine project. Adani was issued an environmental authority for the project, to be located west of Bowen in north Queensland, by the state's Department of Environment and Heritage this week. Acting Australian High Commissioner Chris Elstoft said the Australian Government was pleased with the decision, which should pave the way for Adani to build Australia's largest coal mine.
When Muzaffarnagar faced riots in 2013, neighbouring Deoband, another Muslim-dominated area with the seat of Dar-ul-Uloom seminary, remained quiet. Deoband does not see communal clashes, but BJP believes the February 13 by-election here is a fight “between Hindus and Muslims". The party candidate, former RSS pracharak Rampal Singh Pundhir, asserts his agenda: restoration of Hindu pride.
Australia's Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson was in high demand in Saturday's auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29. Watson will join a Bangalore team boasting power-hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villliers and Virat Kohli as well as Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc.
The motive is unclear but police suspect it was an extortion attempt. According to the police, Jinesh Jain, who works with his builder father Roopchandra Jain, who co-owns the Arihant Group of Companies, a construction company started by four builders, and which has projects across Mumbai’s eastern suburbs and parts of Navi Mumbai. “When the victim confirmed who he was, the men shot at him twice,” said a senior police officer, adding that it was not known yet as to how did the attackers escape.
Daring revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia to put him behind the bars, AAP national spokesperson Sanjay Singh on Thursday said that he continues to stick to his statement that ‘AAP will put Majithia behind the bars if voted to power as he is related to drug business in Punjab.’
The Delhi High Court criticized the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for its workers' strike in the national capital which has entered the tenth day today and issued notices to all the unions. The court observed that common people in the city are suffering owing to the ongoing tussle between the BJP-ruled MCD and the AAP-ruled Delhi government. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation counsel told the court that 40% of sanitation employees have come back to work and action is being considered against rest.
Central Committee member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), Hastamal Jain who made a brief stopover in Vadodara on his visit to Gujarat, dispelled the "misconception" that RSS was working "only for Hindus" and said a "son of the soil" belonging to any faith was welcome to participate in "instilling national pride". In an interaction with reporters in Vadodara, flanked by city RSS President Dr Vrajesh Shah, Jain said the RSS had been "misconstrued" as an organization against particular people, while working tirelessly for everyone alike. Jain said, "In every country across this world, there are people working for its development by way of devotion towards the country.
In-form batsman Usman Khawaja has been selected to play his first one-day international in three years when Australia meet New Zealand in the second match of their series in Wellington on Saturday. Khawaja will replace opening batsman Shaun Marsh in the side after being overlooked for the first match at Eden Park, which the tourists lost by 159 runs. The 29-year-old has been in sparkling form during the home summer, hitting three centuries in four tests against New Zealand and West Indies before blasting a couple of Twenty20 tons to help Sydney Thunder capture their first Big Bash League title in Australia's domestic competition.
“I knew Rohith Vemula since 2012, I don’t think his suspension was the reason he killed himself,”Susheel Kumar, President of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad at Hyderabad Central University , who has been charged with abetment to the Dalit scholar’s suicide, said in Mumbai on Friday. Kumar was in the city to speak to the media and clear his stand on the issue of Vemula’s death.
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Asking students from his country to respect the local community, their laws and leaders, Tanzania’s High Commissioner to India John W H Kijazi Friday expressed confidence in measures taken to address the fallout of the January 31 assault on a Tanzanian woman student by a mob following a fatal road accident here. Accompanied by a team of officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Kijazi Friday met Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara and police officials in Bengaluru. “We are impressed with the action taken,’’ the high commissioner said after the meeting.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for Colombo for her two-day visit to Sri Lanka during which she will attend the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting. Swaraj will co-chair the ninth session of the Joint Commission meeting with her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera. A range of bilateral issues, including economic, trade, power and energy, technical, defence and maritime cooperation, are likely to feature during Swaraj's discussions with Samaraweera.
Shiv Sena activists Thursday forced shopkeepers at Chaura Bazaar in Old City area to down shutters in protest against the attack on the outfit’s youth leader Amit Arora last evening. Shopkeepers claimed that Sena activists raised anti-Khalistan and anti-Sikh slogans when they refused to close their shops. Somnath Grover, chairman, Chaura Bazaar Market Association, said, “It has become a trend in Ludhiana to harass shopkeepers, especially in Chaura Bazaar, whenever a crime happens.
Sekhwan was defeated by Charanjit Kaur Bajwa, wife of former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa, in the Qadian constituency. Sekhwan is currently the Chairman of Punjab State Technical Education and Industrial Training Board. “Now that Badal is acting so kind, he should make Sucha Singh Langah (another former Akali minister who lost to Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak in 2012 polls) as Jathedar (chief) of Akal Takht and SP (Superintendent of Police) Salwinder Singh (the controversial SP who has been questioned by National Investigation Agency in connection with terrorist attack on Pathankot Air Force Station) as Director General of Police,” Bajwa said.
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Defending the ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government Friday told the Supreme Court that beliefs and customs of devotees cannot be changed through a judicial process and that “the opinion of the priests is final” in matters of religion. It claimed that the restriction on entry of women in the menstrual age group cannot be tested on the ground of fundamental right to equality since it involves essential and integral part of practicing religion, which includes the “right to exclude persons”. Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government also withdrew the “erroneous” stand of its predecessor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, which had stated in an affidavit in November 2007 said “it is not fair to deny a section of women from entering Sabarimala temple”.
Bengaluru, Feb. 5 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Friday said the attack on a Tanzanian student has come as an embarrassment for the nation and asked the Karnataka Government has to take some stringent measures in wake of the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. "This is not only an embarrassment for the Bengalurians. "We are seeing each and every day either in the print media or electronic media that the students who have come from abroad for their study purpose, they are doing so much of illegal activities here it is intolerable," he added.
By Vikas Khanna New Delhi, Feb.5 (ANI): Myanmar finally succeeded in realizing the dream for democracy after decades of struggle as the first popularly elected parliament in more than a half century held its first sitting early this week. It will go down as a landmark in history of Myanmar because of the smooth drawn-out transfer of power from the deeply entrenched junta to the first democratically elected government since 1962. Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy-dominated parliament will officially begin its term in April after the election of a new president.
Bengaluru, Feb. 5 (ANI): Following the assault of a Tanzanian female student in Bengaluru, a team of External Affairs Ministry and High Commissioner of Tanzania will visit the city on Friday to take stock of the situation. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took a high level meeting yesterday in view of the incident which was attended by the Foreign Secretary, following which she sought a detailed report from Commissioner of City, Bengaluru on the incident. Expressing regret over the incident, External Affairs Ministry official spokesperson Vikas Swarup assured necessary legal action against the culprits.
Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): In a case pertaining to the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, a Mumbai Court on Friday sought Chhota Rajan's reply regarding the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI)'s plea to obtain permission to collect the underworld don's voice sample. Meanwhile, Rajan has said he would agree to give voice samples only after consulting his lawyers.
“Chahal’s acquital and others accused under Prevention of Corruption Act by a Patiala court on January 4 has completely exposed the deep understanding and a friendly game being played by the Badals and Amarind”r.” Khaira said. Producing a copy of the judgement, Khaira said the investigating officer and the complainant Shiv Kumar, who was SP Vigilance Bureau Patiala, failed to make a statement against the accused in the court. “I have been told by a witness personally that a senior bureaucrat acting on the directions of Deputy Chief Minister summoned the witnesses to his office and directed him not to depose against Ch”hal,” claimed Khaira.
Exactly a week before Basant Panchami, thousands of Muslims offered namaz at Bhojshala-Kamal Maula’s mosque in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar town on Friday, leaving the local administration worried. The turnout was much more than usual and came a day after Hindu organisations boycotted a sadbhavana rally organised by the administration protesting that the majority community was not named in the appeal for peace. The right-wing activists argued that the appeal mentioned the minority community and it reflected the biased approach of the administration and the state BJP government.
New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Condemning the murder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Brijnath Singh, Chirag Paswan on Saturday said President's rule is the only option left for Bihar, considering its deteriorating law and order situation. "The grand alliance of the Government of Bihar has been a failure at every step. The only option left with us right now is President's rule, because this government is a complete failure at every step," Paswan told ANI.
The Maharashtra government has decided to scrap the over three-decade-old policy that empowered the state to allot land for cultural and educational purposes at concessional rates. It plans to introduce a new policy that will reflect market rates for such allotments. The revenue department will finalise the new policy, which will factor in market rates or the ready reckoner rates for land to be allotted for educational and cultural activities, senior officials have confirmed.
HITTING BACK at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks in Assam that “one family” was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function and blocking passage of Bills, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked him “not to make excuses” and “run the country” for which he has been elected. Separately, Rahul told state Congress chiefs to go on an offensive against BJP state governments if they try to “centralise power”.
India have gambled on the fitness of Mohammed Shami by including the injury-prone paceman in the 15-man squad named on Friday for next month's World Twenty20 tournament on home soil. The 25-year-old Shami has not played international cricket since finishing as India's second most successful bowler at last year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with 17 wickets. Shami underwent surgery on his injured knee after returning from that tournament last March and was named in the squad for the limited-overs series in Australia earlier this year, only to be ruled out with a hamstring problem.
By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Mitchell Marsh kept calm after New Zealand got the sniff of an unlikely victory and scored his sixth one-day international half century to guide Australia to a four-wicket win in the second match of their one-day series on Saturday. Australia have not lost a bilateral one-day series since India in October, 2013. Marsh scored an unbeaten 69 and combined with John Hastings (48 not out) in an unbroken 86-run seventh-wicket partnership for the visitors as they overhauled New Zealand's 281 for nine with 3.3 overs remaining.
The government on Friday said the 2016-17 Budget will have to make provision of Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme along with providing more incentives for the agricultural sector. “During the financial year 2016-17, the central government has to make provision for about Rs 1.10 lakh crore in order to meet the liabilities on account of implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension Scheme,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said while addressing the meeting of Consultative Committee on Budget Suggestions.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the alleged stripping of a Tanzanian girl student and forcing her to walk "without her top" in Bengaluru on the night of January 31, the National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the Karnataka Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee and Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash to submit a report within two weeks regarding the action taken in the matter. NHRC member Justice D. Observed, "If the contents of the report are true, the incident would amount to a serious violation of human rights, including racism," As per reports, on February4, when the 21-year-old Tanzanian student was allegedly stripped by a mob, a police constable, who was present at the scene, remained a mute spectator, said a press release by the NHRC, adding that she lodged a complaint with police as well.
Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday said he was happy to have England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee in the side after the players went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction here. "We have got two boys, two overseas players, Jos Buttler and Tim Southee.
New Delhi, Feb.6 (ANI): The Chief Imam of the All India Imam Organisation (AIIO), Umer Ahmed Ilyasi on Saturday said that women are not allowed to go at dargahs and mosques and if they want to worship, they should do that at their homes. Speaking on the Shani Shingnapur temple issue in Maharashtra, Ilyasi said that Hindu Pujaris know more about the issue and, therefore, can solve it better. "I think the Hindu Pujaris know more about the Shani Shingnapur Temple and, therefore, can solve it better.
In a first, India on Thursday deported an Australian national on “strong indications” that he was an Islamic State supporter. The Indian Express has learnt that a Malay-origin Australian youth, identified as Ahmad Fahim Bin Hamad Awang holding passport N2149807, was detained for questioning on Thursday night after he landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on a flight from Perth. On receiving a tip-off, officers from a central agency questioned Awang and found jihadi literature, including Islamic State propaganda, on his laptop, sources said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also the leader of the NDA in Rajya Sabha, presented the budget on February 28. As another budget, quite crucial to the implementation of the economic agenda of the present government, comes closer, we take a look at the some of the highlights and major measures announced in the 2015 budget. The government hiked the excise duty on cigarettes, tobacco products, packed condensed milk, peanut butter, making the consumption of these products more expensive.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Delhi Police on Friday said that Mohsinh Abrahim, who was arrested for allegedly having links with the ISIS, was part of the Roorkee module of the terror outfit and was planning to go to Syria. Special Commissioner of Police of the Delhi Police's Special Cell Arvind Deep told ANI that Abrahim would be produced before the court later today. "He was part of Roorkee module and was planning to go to Syria.
Moran (Assam), Feb 5 (IANS) Taking a potshot at the Congress leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said while the opposition wanted parliament to function, one family holding a grudge for its electoral defeat was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function. "Those who were reduced from 400 seats to 40 seats (in the Lok Sabha) are creating obstacles. Opposition parties want parliament to function, but just one family which is holding grudge for the defeat (in 2014 general elections) is not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function," Modi said in his address at an impressive public rally at Moran in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district.
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India's racism is an open secret, but it is nevertheless shocking to find it at the very heart of digital India. By all accounts, the shameful mob attack on a Tanzanian student, who was apparently beaten and stripped on the outskirts of Bangalore, was provoked by the colour of her skin. The incident invites comparisons with the midnight vigilante raid in Delhi’s Khirki village led by AAP Minister Somnath Bharti against Ugandan and Nigerian women who were accused of prostitution and pushing drugs.
Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Mumbai Police detained a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl from Dindoshi suburb of Goregaon area here yesterday evening.
The IPL auction for the 2016 season of the T20 League in Bangalore on Saturday. While the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson and Dale Steyn generate top interest, the youngsters of India and some England players are also popular. The eight franchises would like to pick the best combination. Catch the IPL Auction 2016 Live here (COMPLETE LIST OF SOLD PLAYERS)
Mumbai, Feb. 5 (ANI): Women's rights activist and lawyer Abha Singh on Friday said the Maharashtra Government holds a good chance in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan as the Bombay High Court has erred by citing loopholes and not going into the legal merits of this matter. Singh said the hearing in this case where the Maharashtra Government has gone against the order of the Bombay High Court has been postponed to February 12. "The Maharashtra Government has called the Bombay High Court order perverse, not good in law citing the various loopholes because the Bombay High Court did not go into the legal merits of the case, it just cited the loopholes, it used the basis of procedure to dismiss the case to let Salman Khan go scot-free," she told ANI here.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-labourer and anti-worker", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would not allow the BJP Government to run a government that acts only in the interest of three or four of their crony capitalist friends. Interacting with reporters after a meeting with Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here, Gandhi said, "As the opposition, we want to put pressure on the Government so that they pay attention to poor people, to pain of the farmers, workers and labourers. All the Prime Minister is doing for the last one and the half years is to make excuses why the economy is not running, make excuses why the farmers are not getting their dues, make excuses why labourers are not getting what they should get while the economy is not running." "India did not choose Mr. Narendra Modi to make excuses, India chose a leader, and a leader should not make excuses, a leaders should do the job that he has been elected to do.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticised Karnataka Government for revealing the name of the Tanzanian student who was assaulted in Bengaluru, saying that the government must be advised to exercise restraint in such cases. "The kind of insensateness the Home Minister of Karnataka has shown while addressing the press even naming the victim is quite shameful. In fact the government should be advised to refrain themselves from such insensitivity in addressing such an important issue," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI here.
Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson commanded the highest bid of Rs.9 crore from Royal Challengers Bengaluru while star batsman Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.7 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Saturday. Watson, who has represented Rajasthan Royals (RR) every year since joining them in the inaugural edition in 2008, was bought by Vijay Mallay-owned RCB for Rs.9.5 crore from a base price of Rs.2 crore. This is first time that Watson has featured in the IPL auction since the inaugural editon in 2008.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) There is a clear consensus among India's leadership for "broadening and deepening" the country's over a century-old ties with Hong Kong, the chief executive of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) CY Leung has said. "After meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and separate meetings with your external affairs and finance ministers, it is clear to me that there is a consensus here that there should be a broadening and deepening of India's cooperation with Hong Kong," Leung said at a dinner on Thursday night hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) at the conclusion of his India visit aimed at boosting bilateral trade.
New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): With the Supreme Court asking Centre to frame guidelines to regulate working condition of nurses in the country, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has welcomed apex court's directive, saying that it would curb the exodus of nurses to foreign countries for better opportunities. Secretary General of the IMA, Dr K.K. Aggarwal, yesterday said that nurses in private hospitals are sometimes paid inadequately and as a result of which many nurses migrate to United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates or other countries for better opportunities. The Supreme Court had on January 29 asked the Centre to set up within four weeks an expert committee to look into the grievances pertaining to service conditions of nurses employed with private hospitals and private nursing homes across the country.
New Delhi, Feb.5 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which held a selection committee meeting on Friday, has announced a 15-man squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup.
Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Rookie all-rounder Pawan Negi stunned the cricket fraternity by commanding the second highest bid while veteran Australian star Shane Watson emerged as the most expensive player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Saturday. Star batsman Yuvraj Singh was meanwhile snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.7 crore. On a day when the IPL franchises decided to shell out surprisingly high amounts for young Indian players, Delhi Daredevils' decison to pay Rs.8.5 crore for Negi was the highlight of the day.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Following the furore over a Tanzanian student attacked by a mob in Bengaluru, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday called on the nation to learn a lesson from the unfortunate incident and fight against such kind of 'prejudice' from spreading across the nation. "We must take a lesson from this and ensure that that this kind of prejudice should not be allowed to flower in the country," Swamy told ANI. "What happened in Bangalore is not particular to India and nobody can give us a lecture, but that does not mean that it should happen.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Pacer Mohammed Shami has been included in India's squad for this month's Asia Cup and the World T20 commencing next month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here on Friday. Shami hasn't played for the country since the 2015 World Cup due to a knee injury. The 25-year-old Bengal right-armer was named in the limited-overs squads for the tour of Australia, but was withdrawn due to a hamstring injury.