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Pakistani troops killed five soldiers -

In an audacious and provocative attack, Pakistani troops entered Indian territory along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir late Monday night and ambushed a patrol killing five Indian soldiers. The issue rocked Parliament today with members in both Houses demanding a strong response from the Government. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon. Defence sources said the Pakistani soldiers, numbering about 20, intruded into the Indian...

Dastardly ambush by Pakistani troops - Narendra Modi -

Describing the killing of Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops as "dastardly", Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday accused the Centre of being lax in securing the borders. "Dastardly ambush by Pakistan last night at the Chakan da Bagh area of Poonch leading to death of five Indian soldiers is unacceptable," Modi said in a tweet. "From China's intrusions to Pakistan's ambushes- UPA government has been absolutely lax in securing the Indian...

Pakistani security officials denied deaths of Indian soldiers -

Pakistani security officials denied any involvement on Tuesday in the deaths of Indian soldiers on the disputed and heavily militarised border in Kashmir. "There was no indiscriminate firing from our side," one security official told Reuters. Another official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters, denied there had been an exchange of fire on the border between the nuclear powers. "There was no such incident...

Antony condemned the unprovoked attack on Indian soldiers -

Defence Minister A K Antony Tuesday condemned the unprovoked attack on Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector, Jammu and Kashmir. "We strongly condemn the unprovoked incident," Antony said in Lok Sabha on the killing of five Indian soldiers. Antony said the attack was carried out by 20 heavily-armed terrorists in Pakistan Army uniform. "(The) Army is ready to take all necessary steps to uphold the sanctity of LoC," he...

AAPI’s Women Physicians Symposium: Leadership in the 21st Century -

New York, NY: Health and well-being are central to the lives of all people and a key to societal development. Across the globe, all countries are striving to improve the health and well-being of their populations in terms of both outcomes and equity. By and large, the conditions that make people healthy are those which result in them being more likely to be employed, more productive in the workplace, and to have healthier children who reach higher levels of educational attainment. People in...

Fourteen persons died and several others were reported missing as a string of landslips -

Fourteen persons died and several others were reported missing as a string of landslips triggered by heavy downpour battered the high ranges of Idukki and adjoining districts on Monday. The deceased in Kunchithanni included  Pappachan, wife Thankamma, and Sarada and in Cheruthoni siblings Jisna (16) and Josni (12), daughters of Jose, died. A district where most people are small and marginal farmers, Idukki also suffered heavy crop and property loss. Several persons were...

500 new Kendriya Vidyalayas under the twelfth five year plan -

The government has fixed a target of setting up 500 new Kendriya Vidyalayas under the twelfth five year plan. However, the actual sanction and opening of schools would depend on the availability of funds, HRD minister M M Pallam Raju said in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha. "The 12th plan (2012-17) has a target for opening 500 new KVs during the plan period. Actual sanction and opening of each new KV depends on availability of funds," he said in a written...

Landslide ; Two died and three were injured -

Two died and three were injured at Cheeyappara in Adimali during rescue operations on Monday. At least 50 people are suspected to have been trapped in the landslide that caused damage to buildings and vehicles. Six people were rescued. Meanwhile, five vehicles fell into a ravine while bad weather halted rescue operations.

Nedumbassery airport has been closed due to heavy rains. -

The Nedumbassery airport has been closed due to heavy rains. Airport authorities informed that the services have been temporarily stopped because of heavy rain. Flooding in the runway affected services from Nedumbassery airport and 16 airline services would be affected until a review is conducted at 1.00 pm. The operations at the airport are to be resumed once the situation is reviewed by the airline authorities.Reports show that moves to divert services to other airports have...

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon -

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after uproar over decision to create Telengana and demand for separate Bodoland. The first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament began today.

US economy added 162,000 new jobs in July -

US economy added 162,000 new jobs in July, according to the US Labor Department. The figure - which measures the number of jobs outside the US farming sector - was below economists' expectations of more than 180,000 and the government also cut its previous estimates for hiring in May and June. Nonetheless, the new jobs helped the unemployment rate to fall to 7.4%. That was down from 7.6% and is the lowest jobless rate in four years. The news adds to the picture of a slowly growing...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran -

Cleric Hassan Rouhani has officially replaced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president of Iran. Mr Rouhani's election has been endorsed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a ceremony in the capital, Tehran. He won the presidential poll in June, promising to reform and to put an end to Iran's international isolation. The ceremony marks the handover of power, but his public inauguration does not take place until Sunday. The 64-year-old is a former nuclear negotiator for Iran and was...

India may have at least 50 states in future -

India may have at least 50 states in future if demands for new states are to be conceded as the Home Ministry has received representations for creation of more than 20 states. The demands for separate states have come from across the country -- for Kukiland in Manipur to Kongu Nadu in Tamil Nadu, for Kamatapur in North Bengal to Tulu Nadu in Karnataka. However, except Uttar Pradesh, which during the Mayawati- led BSP government proposed to create four states dividing the...

Centre has sought a report from government on suspension of an IAS officer, -

The Centre has sought a report from Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government on suspension of an IAS officer, who had cracked down on sand mafia involved in rampant quarrying along the banks of Yamuna river. The move comes in the backdrop of Congress President Sonia Gandhi yesterday writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying that Durga Sakthi Nagpal, a 2010-batch officer, should not be "unfairly treated". The Prime Minister holds the charge of Ministry...

UN agency lauds Kerala’s plans to revive ’Spice Route’ -

Kerala's initiative to revive and promote the two millennia-old spice route, that links the south western coast of India up to Europe, through tourism has received a boost, with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) pledging support to the venture. Delegates at a three-day international meet on Silk Road tourism organised by the UNWTO in the northwestern Chinese city of Dunhuang from August 1-3 appreciated a presentation on Spice Route made by the Kerala Tourism...

United Democratic Front allies should not intervene in the issues of Congress - Aryadan -

Hitting back at Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani,  Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed Sunday said that the United Democratic Front allies should not intervene in the  issues of Congress party. He said if Kerala Congress (M) has any complaints , they should raise them in the UDF. Issues in Congress  will be solved within the party, he added.

Goa's prison department has decided to initiate disciplinary action against food poisoning -

Goa's prison department has decided to initiate disciplinary action against its officials named in an inquiry committee report in the food poisoning suffered by 100-odd jail inmates in May. The Jailor of Central Jail at Aguada, Vithal Gawas, is among those indicted by the high-level probe panel, police sources said. A prisoner, Mahadev Gaonkar, died and 100-odd others were taken ill on May 31 after they suffered food poisoning at the Central Jail and also at a sub-jail in...

BJP may not be able to form a government with Narendra Modi's leadership- Sharad Pawar -

NCP President Sharad Pawar feels that BJP may not be able to form a government with Narendra Modi's leadership. He also does not see the possibility of a Third Front government saying the government after elections will either be led by Congress or be supported by it. "I cannot say. I said that in coalition politics very few partners, political parties will support BJP this time with this leadership," Pawar told CNN-IBN. He was asked if he sees Modi emerging as...

Suicide bombersdetonated explosives-packed vehicle near the Indian Consulate -

Suicide bombers Saturday detonated explosives-packed vehicle near the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, bordering Pakistan, killing at least eight children and wounding 21 others. Confirming the blast by suicide bombers in front of the consulate, official sources in New Delhi said, "all Indians are safe and there was no major damage to the consulate." "The situation is still very fluid," sources told press. Nangarhar province Police Chief...

Chennithala will not become a minister in the state cabinet -

KPCC President, Ramesh Chennithala will not become a minister in the state cabinet. The High Command has approved Chennithala's stance that he would not accept a role in the ministry. After meeting Sonia Gandhi, Chennithala said that he would continue as KPCC President. The ongoing meetings for a cabinet reshuffle has been called off and Ramesh said that there would be no reorganisation in the state cabinet. He said that he would now focus his energies on strengthening the...

70% of the followers of Narendra Modi are ‘fake followers.‘ -

With social media such as Twitter and Facebook expected to play a major role in influencing the urban electorate in more than 150 Lok Sabha constituencies across India, political leaders such as Narendra Modi are on a war footing to increase their followers online. But a study recently conducted by a new media technology firm, www.nextbigwhat.com, revealed that more than 70% of the followers of Narendra Modi are ‘fake followers.‘ This has cast a dark shadow over the...

High Court declared its IPL spot-fixing probe "illegal and unconstitutional" -

N Srinivasan's desperate bid to return as BCCI President was thwarted with the under-fire Board deciding to call off its Working Committee meeting here on Friday fearing legal trouble after the Bombay High Court declared its IPL spot-fixing probe "illegal and unconstitutional". Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was named the interim chief after Srinivasan had stepped aside pending an internal inquiry into the IPL spot-fixing scandal, will continue in the position for the time...

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Congress alone cannot decide on the post of deputy chief minister - K M Mani -

Reacting to the issue of DCM's post, Finance Minister K M Mani has said that the Congress alone cannot decide on the post of deputy chief minister and it has to be discussed in the UDF. Even the decision on chief minister was made after holding discussions in the UDF. He has also mentioned that cabinet reshuffling has to be done soon. A union cabinet berth is the privilege of Kerala Congress (M) Mani said and pointed out that he did not go to Delhi as he was not called by the...

Protests continue over Telangana -

Stepping up the pressure on Congress leadership to rescind its decision on Telangana, a minister, nine MLAs and four MLCs from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema Thursday resigned as widespread protests continued in non-Telangana regions for the second day today. Jittery over the fallout of the Telangana move in two other regions of Andhra Pradesh, two days after the Centre's ruling UPA and Congress put their stamp of approval on the proposal to carve out a new state, Minister of...

High Court cancelled the case of sexual harassment against Thettayil -

High Court on Thursday cancelled the case of sexual harassment against Jose Thettayil MLA. The court's verdict has come in response to an appeal by Thettayil seeking cancellation of the FIR of sexual abuse registered against him. The court in its ruling observed that no offence of sexual violence stands against Thettayil and the complainant has not been able to produce any concrete evidence to prove any sexual violence meted out against her. The court dismissed the complainant's...

Chennithala to become minister -

It is almost certain that Ramesh Chennithala would become a minister in the state cabinet. After a meeting with party President Sonia Gandhi, Chennithala, who did not divulge the details of the meeting to the press, said that he had apprised her about the political situation in Kerala. It is expected that an official announcement declaring Chennithala a minister would be made once Chief Minister Oommen Chandy reaches New Delhi. There are also reports that efforts are being made to...

High Command has asked Ramesh Chennithala to stay back in the capital -

The Congress High Command has asked Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala to stay back in the capital for further discussion related to the cabinert reshuffle in Kerala. A meeting between Chennithala and Defence Minister A K Antony has been scheduled for Wednesday. The leaders of UDF factions will fly to Delhi for participating in discussions related to the cabinet reshuffle. As a prelude to this, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has met K M Mani and P K...

High command on cabinet reshuffle, and buy louboutin schuhe from vilouboutin -

With a consensus eluding Congress over a cabinet reshuffle by inducting KPCC Chief Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will again hold talks on Thursday in Delhi with the party high command. "I will be going to Delhi on Thursday. The high command has already started discussion on ministry revamp and a final decision will be that of the party leadership," Chandy told reporters during weekly cabinet briefing here. You know women like to buy louboutin schuhe...

Anti Telangana ministers in Andhra submitted their resignation -

In protest to the historical decision to form Telangana as the 29th state of the nation, the anti-Telangana ministers in Andhra submitted their resignation to the Chief Minister. According to reporters six ministers quit demanding a united Andhra Pradesh. The Union ministers from non-telengana region had met Digvijaya Singh, in charge of Congress party in Andhra Pradesh, to avoid the splitting of the state.The crucial decision to form Telangana state were taken by the Congress Working...