EGoM on Telecom approves 25 % higher reserve price for spectrum auction

EGoM on Telecom approves 25 % higher reserve price for spectrum auction

The Empowered Group of Ministers, EGoM on Telecom has approved hiking the reserve price by 25 per cent for the next round of auction of the mobile phone spectrum. The group, headed by Defence Minister AK Antony, agreed with the recommendations of the Telecom Commission to better the reserve or base price, suggested by the […]

Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises over 5,000

Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises over 5,000

The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has risen above 5,000. The country’s National Disaster Agency says that 5,209 people are now known to have lost their lives, with many more still missing. Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, was one among the deadliest natural disaster in the country’s history. Floods in the Ormoc region […]

New wave of attacks in Iraq kill 16, wound 34

New wave of attacks in Iraq kill 16, wound 34

A new wave of attacks in different parts of Iraq today, killed at least 16 people and wounded 34, police said. It was the latest in a surge in violence that has swept across Iraq since April, when security forces carried out a bloody raid on a Sunni protest camp in the country’s north, pushing […]

Cyclone Helen makes landfall in coastal Andhra Pradash

Cyclone Helen makes landfall in coastal Andhra Pradash

The severe cyclonic storm, ‘Helen’ made a landfall at Machilipatnam in Krishna district this afternoon. Heavy rains were lashing the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh which may continue for another 36 hours. Heavy rain may extend to Telangana region as the system will move westwards across coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.   The system is […]

RPN Singh: Sought details on Tarun Tejpal case from Goa Govt

RPN Singh: Sought details on Tarun Tejpal case from Goa Govt

Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh has said that his ministry has asked to Goa Government to provide details in Tarun Tejpal case. Addressing a press conference in Jaipur Mr. Singh said that after receiving details from Goa government appropriate action will be taken by the government. Replying an another question the minister […]

India makes strong call for early UNSC reforms

India makes strong call for early UNSC reforms

India has made a strong call to reform the UN Security Council and stressed that the process to expand the powerful body cannot go on infinitely and a results-based timeline is crucial to achieve a concrete outcome. India’s Ambassador to the UN, Asoke Kumar Mukerji said on the Annual Report of the UN Security Council […]

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah new Chairman of Law Commission

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah new Chairman of Law Commission

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah today took over as the new Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India. Justice Shah succeeds Justice D. K. Jain who resigned last month to take over as the President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Justice Shah started his career as a lawyer at Solapur district Court in Maharashtra […]

Pakistan sets up special court for trying Musharraf on treason charges

Pakistan sets up special court for trying Musharraf on treason charges

Pakistan has set up a special court for trial of former President Pervez Musharraf for high treason charges. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved a panel of three judges for a special court. The special court will be headed by Justice Faisal Arab from Sindh High Court‚ while Justice Tahira Safdar of Balochistan High […]