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Tourism Minister announces new campaign to promote Himalayas
New Delhi, June 19 : Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi today announced the launch of a new campaign to publicise the tourism potential of the Himalayas and promote this incredible tourist product internationally.
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Treat your taste buds with mock meats
New Delhi, June 19 : Here's an interesting offer for vegetarians - a variety of healthy mock meats have been launched to woo their taste buds.
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Monsoon floods kill 102 in India, strand pilgrims
A view of the Hindu holy town of Kedarnath from a helicopter after a flood, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
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Nitish won vote of confidence in Bihar Assembly
Janta Party since 1977 turn Janta Dal has record vertical split on issue of leading the party in the frame of national leadership or be the face of the nation,most failing at national level each leader turn to his region and formed family political outfit.
BJD Bjiu Patnaik,SP of Mulyama Singh, former PM HD Dev Gowda Janata Dal S,Lallu RJD party and Janata Dal U of Sharad and Nitish are some of the splinter group in the political fray. All these leader in time of Janat party president Chandrshekhar and former PM of India did remained united for nearly a decade.The original Janata Party fragmented and dissolved, modern political outfit continue to invoke its legacy.
Janata Dal U,Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has won a vote of confidence in his government in the Bihar Assembly amid signals of a new political alignment as Congress backed the motion.
The total of 126 votes, JD U with their strength 117,four independent, four of Congress,and one of CPI, were cast in favour of the confidence motion while 24, including 22 of Lalu Prasad led RJD, voted against the motion as BJP members staged a walkout before the vote.
Those who voted in favour of the motion included ruling JD(U)’s 117 and four Independents. Besides RJD’s 22 MLAs, two Independents also opposed the motion.
Congress support for the government comes after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Kumar as secular, his party could do business with JD U. .Central government had already enhanced development assistance to Bihar as a backward state recently, setting off speculation that the two parties could come together in future elections.
Nitish Kumar said In his speech in the Assembly, without naming Narendra Modi, that the main reason for breaking the alliance with BJP was the elevation of the Gujarat Chief Minister in his party.He said the slogan shouting by BJP MLAs hailing Modi went to buttress JD(U)’s point, an apparent reference to the possibility of BJP making him the Prime Ministerial candidate. Chief Minister in a chat with reporters thanked the Congress party for voting in favour of the trust motion.”But if you think that there was some discussion (between JD(U) and Congress) about future, there has been no discussion,” he said. Media agencies
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Rain flash flood wreck Uttarkhand
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi will on Wednesday make an aerial survey of rain-ravaged areas in Uttarkhand where cloud bursts flash floods have claimed over a hundred lives and left thousands of pilgrims for Himalayan shrines stranded. Rains for more than four days,the continuos down pour for more than 56 hours has enhanced the flow of rivers thus give rise to flash floods and landslips, the monsoon fury left probably more than thousand persons dead, even as 2700 pilgrims and locals were rescued from Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts. More than sixty thousand pilgrims and tourist stranded in the state. Some chopper were pressed into actions and nearly 5000 persons were brought to the safe places. Many villages have been submerged, SSB academy of paramilitary force near Srinagar of Uttrakhand and many localities have caved with mud entering the campus and destroying habitable conditions.
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Thousands of Hindu pilgrims stranded after monsoon floods kill 86 in India
A joint army and air force operation has evacuated nearly 12,000 Hindu pilgrims stranded in a mountainous area by torrential monsoon rains and landslides in northern India, but nearly 63,000 people remain cut off, a senior official said Wednesday.
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120 die in India monsoon floods, 65,000 stranded
Military helicopters dropped emergency supplies to thousands of tourists and pilgrims stranded by flash floods that tore through towns and temples in northern India, killing at least 120 people, officials said.
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Death toll in rains up; rescue ...
New Delhi/Haridwar: Swollen mountain rivers fed by heavy rains destroyed homes and property in many areas in north India even as the monsoon downpour continued.
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1500 people being evacuated as Yamuna flows above danger mark in Delhi
New Delhi : Threat of flood loomed large over the national capital as the water level in Yamuna rose well above the danger mark and is set to go up significantly with Haryana releasing over nine lakh cusecs of water into the river in the last two days.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
The only surprise in the subterranean tremors in New Delhi over reports out of London and Tel Aviv that Israel tried to sell radar components and electronic warfare systems to Pakistan in 2010 and in 2011 is that the effort appears to have come as surprise to sections of the strategic community in India.
India, China in talks to screen more Hindi films, co-production
New Delhi, June 18 : After the popularity of Bollywood hit film "3 Idiots" in China, official level talks were held here Tuesday on working out ways to screen more Indian films in that country as well as enter into film co-production.
India Ink Fatal Floods Hit North India
A vehicle stuck in silt deposited by flood waters in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
Coalgate: CBI Records Statement Of Two PMO Officials
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor T K A Nair will soon be called by the CBI to record his statement in the coal blocks allocation scam case even as the agency summoned as accused former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and quizzed two former PMO officials.
TRAI cuts roaming charges for calls, SMSes from July 1
New Delhi, June 17 : The telecom regulator Monday reduced national roaming calls and SMS tariff ceilings from next month and said it would allow telecom service providers to offer national mobile roaming to subscribers for a fixed fee from the same date.
AG8 Sprouts - Central India`s Biggest Pre School Campus Inaugurated
NEW DELHI, 17th June 2013: Sprouts an AG8 Pre School, Inaugurated the Central India's biggest Pre School Campus in a grand ceremony in the presence of Chief Guest Smt.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
India's Energy Ties with Iran Unsettle Washington
India's relentless search for hydrocarbons to fuel its booming economy has managed the rather neat diplomatic trick of annoying Washington, delighting Tehran and intriguing Baghdad, all the while leaving the Indian Treasury fretting about how to pay for its oil imports, given tightening sanctions on fiscal dealings with Iran.
Manisha Koirala makes cheerful appearance in New York
New Delhi, June 17 : Actress Manisha Koirala, who has successfully battled ovarian cancer, maintained a vibrant and cheerful demeanour as she stepped out for a public function in New York recently.
Cabinet reshuffle: PM inducts 8 veterans as ministers with eye to polls
In perhaps the last reshuffle and expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, Mallikarjun Kharge was today made the Railways Minister as eight more were inducted with veterans Sis Ram Ola and Oscar Fernandes making a comeback.
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Last week, Bloomberg news reported that sales of George Orwell's novel 1984, featuring a futuristic totalitarian state jumped on the Amazon.com website following reports of a classified programme that lets the US government collect personal data.
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India's Gold Fetish Is Killing Its Economy
By buying up billions of dollars worth of foreign gold, they are sending Indian cash overseas, disrupting the balance money entering and leaving the country, and thus driving down the value of the rupee.