PM asks NDMA to improve country’s disaster management capabilities

PM asks NDMA to improve country’s disaster management capabilities

The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has asked National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to improve country’s disaster management capabilities to respond effectively to the natural calamities. Addressing the fifth meeting of NDMA in New Delhi today, the Prime Minister said that Disaster Risk Reduction strategies need to be mainstreamed into the developmental programmes and policies. […]

5 killed, 71 injured in Patna serial blasts, ahead of Modi rally

5 killed, 71 injured in Patna serial blasts, ahead of Modi rally

In Bihar, at least five people were killed and 71 injured in 7 serial low intensity bomb blasts that rocked Patna ahead of Narendra Modi’s Hunkar rally in the city today. Police confirmed that six low intensity blasts occurred in the outer periphery of the Gandhi Maidan, the vanue of the rally, and one at […]

Narendra Modi criticizes Bihar CM for snapping ties with BJP

Narendra Modi criticizes Bihar CM for snapping ties with BJP

The Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has criticized Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for snapping ties with the BJP. Addressing the mega ‘Hunkar’ rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna today, Modi dubbed Kumar an opportunist who, he said, had left leaders like Jayprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia and betrayed […]

Flood situation remains grim in Odisha

Flood situation remains grim in Odisha

In Odisha, the flood situation continues to remain grim today, mainly in Ganjam, Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts of the state. The low pressure induced rains led to fresh floods in Budhabalang river in Mayurbhanj district with water gushing into district headquarters town of Baripada and 50 villages. But there is some respite for the people […]

PM condemns the serial blasts in Patna

PM condemns the serial blasts in Patna

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has condemned the serial blasts in Patna just ahead of Narendra Modi’s rally. A Prime Minister’s office, (PMO) statement said that Dr Singh appealed for peace and asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to urgently identify and take action against the perpetrators. The Statement added that the Prime Minister assured the […]

Home Ministry sends NSG & NIA teams to Patna to investigate Patna blasts

Home Ministry sends NSG & NIA teams to Patna to investigate Patna blasts

The Home Ministry has despatched NSG and NIA teams to Patna for investigation into the serial bomb blasts at railway platform and Gandhi Maidan in Patna this morning. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh said his ministry has asked a detailed report from Bihar Government. […]

Mumbai terror attacks: New Delhi asks Islamabad to present evidence

Mumbai terror attacks: New Delhi asks Islamabad to present evidence

New Delhi has asserted that it is incumbent on Islamabad to present the evidence in the 26/11terror attacks case as the entire planning of the dastardly Mumbai terrorist attack was hatched there. Reacting to the Pakistan Foreign Office statement that it requires more evidence in the Mumbai attacks case, the Spokesperson of the External Affairs […]

PM says, India & China should resolve boundary issue quickly; Leaves for home after two-nation visit

PM says, India & China should resolve boundary issue quickly; Leaves for home after two-nation visit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that India and China should show sensitivity to each other’s interests and sovereignty and move quickly to resolve the boundary issue. Addressing Communist Party Central School in Beijing today, he outlined seven principles of engagement for closer co-operation between the two countries. He said, old theories of alliances and […]

Rangarajan attributes spiralling onion prices to supply constraints, says to have temporary impact on inflation

Rangarajan attributes spiralling onion prices to supply constraints, says to have temporary impact on inflation

Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor C Rangarajan has attributed the spiralling onion prices to supply constraints saying it will have only a temporary impact on inflation. Talking to reporters in New Delhi today, he said there is a need to take action on the supply side by increasing its availability. He said once the availability increases, […]

Death toll due to heavy rains in AP rises to 12

Death toll due to heavy rains in AP rises to 12

In Andhra Pradesh, death toll due to heavy rains rose to 12 while one more person is missing. Normal life has been badly hit due to incessant rains across the state for the past three days under the under the influence of the low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal and the vigorous […]

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