Home / 2012 / July (page 2)

Monthly Archives: July 2012

India opens new naval base overlooking Malacca Strait

India Tuesday opened a new naval base at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands southernmost fringe of Campbell Bay, giving it the ability to keep an eye on the maritime traffic and security scenario in the Strait of Malacca and the Six Degree Channel. Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma declared the naval base, INS Baaz (Hawk), operational in the presence ...

Read More »

AIIMS and Safdurjung hospitals unaffected by power crisis

 Hospitals in the national capital, including AIIMS and Safdarjung were unaffected due to the major power breakdown Tuesday in the northern and eastern regions as they continued to manage on power back-up systems. While the power grid snapped at 1 p.m., hospitals such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung Hospital had wrapped up their out-patient services ...

Read More »

China grabs third diving gold at London Olympics

Chinese duo Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao captured gold in women’s 10m platform synchro at London Olympics Tuesday, adding the third gold to the diving powerhouse. Chen and Wang, winners of the 2011 FINA World Championships, amassed 368.40 points from their five precise dives, some 25 points clear off silver medallists Mexican star Paola Espinosa Sanchez and her new partner ...

Read More »

Sushilkumar Shinde: Ex-cop is India’s home minister

Rising from a humble police sub-inspector in Mumbai, veteran Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde was Tuesday appointed India’s new home minister, a position considered by many as next only to the prime minister. A soft-spoken, perpetually smiling individual, never known to lose his cool in the gravest of crises, Shinde (72) worked his way up the political ladder over the past ...

Read More »

Saeed wants Pakistan, India talks over water issue

Warning the government about an alleged Indian plan to turn Pakistan barren by impeding the water flow in the rivers feeding the country, Jamaat-ud Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed has asked Islamabad to hold a dialogue with New Delhi in this regard. Saeed was addressing a meeting of party workers in Sialkot and Sahiwal Monday during Iftar parties, Online news ...

Read More »

Inability to handle peak-time power loads hit us hard

 The inability to handle peak-time power loads combined with failing monsoon that has led to 19 percent drop in energy generation may be responsible for the unprecedented power blackout in the country, an expert said Tuesday. Speaking about the two successive days of power grid failure that crippled 19 of the country’s 28 states Tuesday, Centre for Science and Environment ...

Read More »

Uncertainty looms over PM’s visit to Pakistan

Days after Pakistans President Asif Ali Zardari formally invited him to visit Pakistan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has yet to respond, indicating uncertainty over the much-speculated trip. On Friday, Zardari had written to Manmohan Singh and suggested that he visits Pakistan around the time of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in November. “Our invitation for you to visit Pakistan ...

Read More »

Wife lures men for sex to kill husband, jailed

A woman in Britain, who recruited two men whom she met in a bar and wooed for sex at home in exchange for murdering her elderly husband, has been sentenced to life in prison. Charlotte Collinge, 45, took two men back to the 400,000-pound house she shared with her husband Clifford Collinge, 61, promising them sex. On reaching home, she ...

Read More »

Punjab contests grid failure blame, Haryana on defensive

The Punjab government Tuesday vehemently contested the blame on the state for being among those responsible for over-drawing power from the northern grid which led to a massive power failure in the country, while Haryana was on the defensive. The Punjab government Tuesday described as “absurd, factually baseless and grossly misleading”, the central government’s claim that the grid failure at ...

Read More »

Must learn to live together: Chidambaram to Assam

Calling Assam as a “typical” example of a plural society, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to all communities in the state to “learn to live together”. At his monthly media interaction to present his ministry’s performance report, Chidambaram also refused to comment on the Indian Army’s response to call for help from the state government. “My appeal to them ...

Read More »

A tough balancing act awaits Manmohan Singh in Tehran

Amid tightening Western sanctions targeting Tehran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads to Iran to attend the Aug 30-31 Non-Aligned Movement summit – an important visit that will require a deft balancing act as New Delhi cuts down Iranian oil imports and tries to keep bilateral ties on an even keel. Manmohan Singh had accepted Iran’s invitation to participate in the ...

Read More »

China’s respect for freedom in Tibet deteriorated: US report

The US State Department has said there was a marked deterioration in the Chinese government’s respect for and protection of Buddhist religious freedom in Tibet and asked Beijing to resume talks with the Dalai Lama’s envoys. “There was a marked deterioration in the government’s respect for and protection of religious freedom in the TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region) and other Tibetan ...

Read More »

SC pulls up Odisha on lawyer’s absence

The Supreme Court Tuesday came down heavily on the Odisha government for its failure to nominate a lawyer to appear in nearly half a dozen cases that had to be adjourned. Taking a serious note of the non-appearance of the government’s counsel before it, the apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Gyan Sudha Misra said “should this ...

Read More »

IOC ‘sad’ at dope suspicion over Chinese swimmer

 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday that doping in sports and groundless suspicions over stunning performances are “very sad”. “You have to remember this is the Olympic Games. We need to get real here – these are the world’s best athletes competing at the highest level with records being broken all over the place,” IOC communications director Mark Adams ...

Read More »
free site stats