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New hockey stadium inaugurated in Raipur

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A brand new international hockey stadium with a blue artificial turf was inaugurated here today to celebrate the National Sports Day -- the 109th birth anniversary of the legendary Major Dhyan Chand.
PM Modi pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day."Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determinat..
PM pays tributes to Dhyan Chand on his birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid rich tributes to legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary saying his determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire
PM Modi pays tribute to hockey wizard Dhyan Chand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand on the occasion of the National Sports Day. The day marks the birth anniversary of the hockey legend. Prime Minister Modi said, "Our tributes to the legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire. We salute all our sportsmen and women who have been enhancing the pride of the Tricolour by their exemplary performance on the field. Congrats to the sportspersons who would be honoured with the various National Sports Awards today. India is proud of them." Dhyan Chand, known as 'The Wizard' for his playing abilities, was a central member of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics. (ANI)
Let's celebrate Dhyan Chand by following him: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Major Dhyan Chand is India's greatest hockey player who scored over 1000 goals between 1926 and 1948. He helped India win three Olympic gold medals.
PM Modi pays tribute to hockey wizard Dhyan Chand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand on the occasion of the National Sports Day. The day marks the birth anniversary of the hockey legend.Prime Minister Modi said, "Our tributes to the legendary ...
Nation celebrates hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand's 109th birthday
India's greatest hockey player scored over 1000 goals between 1926 and 1948 and helped the country win three Olympic gold medals.
PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand
New Delhi, Aug 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day."Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day.
PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand
"Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire," Modi tweeted.
PM, Sports Min Pay Tribute to Dhyan Chand on His Birthday
Paying tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated as the National Sports Day, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the best way to honour the hockey wizard's memory is to inculcate the qualities he displayed on the field.
PM pays tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
29 Aug 2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has paid tribute to legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.In his message on National Sports Day, Mr Modi said Dhyan Chands determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire people.
PM Narendra Modi pays rich tributes to hockey legend Dhyan Chand on his birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid rich tributes to legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, saying his determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire. In his message on the National Sports Day, Modi saluted all the sportsmen and women who have been enhancing the pride of the tricolour by their exemplary performance on the field. "Our tributes to the legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination & dedication towards sports continues to inspire," the Prime Minister said. The birthday of Dhyan Chand, regarded as India's greatest hockey player, is celebrated as the National Sports Day. Born on August 29, 1905, the player is remembered for his amazing goal scoring feats and extraordinary skills of ball control that earned him the title of 'The Wizard' of hockey. Because of him, India once ruled the game, bagging Olympic Gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Using the occasion, Modi congratulated the sportspersons honoured with the various National Sports Awards today, saying, "India is proud of them." Report India New Delhi Narendra Modi Dhyan Chand gold medals birth anniversary Olympic sports Friday, 29 August 2014 - 1:46pm Friday, 29 August 2014 - 1:46pm Manit Balmiki dnai.in/ckT8148
PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand
New Delhi, Aug 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day.
PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand
Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day. The post PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand appeared first on Firstpost .
PM Pays Tribute to Hockey Legend Dhyan Chand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day.
Sports minister pays tribute to Dhyan Chand on 109th birth anniversary
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday paid rich tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary and hoped the new generation could take some inspiration from the legendary hockey player.
PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day."Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire," Modi tweeted."We salute all our...
PM pays tribute to legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand; congratulates award-winning sportspersons
PM pays tribute to legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand; congratulates award-winning sportspersons
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Australian PM travels to India to strengthen ties

Prokerala 3 hours 28 minutes ago

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will visit India next week to "strengthen the strategic partnership" between the two countries and engage with Indian Premier Narendra Modi to increase...
Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India in September
Australian Prime Minsiter Tony Abbott will be visiting India next week to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. On his first visit to India since taking office, Abbott will visit New Delhi and Mumbai and would also meet senior political leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee. Abbott described the visit as an "opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Modi early in the term of his government to increase bilateral cooperation to advance our mutual interests." The visit will be an opportunity to promote trade and investment and promote the objectives of the G20 summit, to be held in Brisbane in November. The Australian PM would be accompanied by a group of senior business leaders on his visit to India. "The delegation reflects the breadth of Australian commercial interests in India and showcases opportunities for further business partnerships," said Abbott. Australia and India have strong and growing economic and trade ties. India is Australia's fifth largest export market, with total exports of USD 11.4 billion, and there is potential for further cooperation in resources, science, technology and education. After visiting India, Abbott will travel to Malaysia for talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. "Australia's defence ties with Malaysia are amongst our closest in South East Asia and we feel a deep connection to Malaysia, given shared experiences arising from the MH370 and MH17 disasters," the Australian PM added. (ANI)
Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India in September
Australian Prime Minsiter Tony Abbott will be visiting India next week to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.On his first visit to India since taking office, Abbott will visit New Delhi and Mumbai and would also meet ...
AIBC Presents White Paper to Tony Abbott
Ahead of his visit to India next week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today received a white paper that sought urgent engagement with the new Indian government to reverse the dwindling bilateral trade.
Australian PM To Visit India, Malaysia
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week.
Australian PM to visit India next week; uranium deal tops agenda
“I will travel to India and Malaysia from September 4 to 6. On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and India's financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries,” he said. Noting that the two nations have strong and growing economic and trade ties, he said India is Australia's fifth largest export market with total exports of USD 11.4 billion. “There is potential for further cooperation in resources, science, technology and education,” Abbott said. “My visit will be an opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi early in the term of his government to increase bilateral cooperation to advance our mutual interests," he added. Abbott is also expected to meet other senior political leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee. Speculation is high that Abbott's visit to India would see the two nations sign the much-awaited uranium deal. Earlier this month, media reports in Melbourne said the deal on the much awaited civil nuclear agreement will be formally signed by Prime Minister Abbott during his visit in September. The negotiations between the two sides have been on since 2012 after Labor party reversed its decision to ban the uranium sale to India because New Delhi has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Australia holds about a third of the world's recoverable uranium resources, and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes a year. Energy-starved India is looking to nuclear power to supplement its existing options to fuel economic growth. The visit is also an opportunity to promote trade and investment and promote our G20 objectives ahead of the Brisbane summit in November, Abbott said. “I will be accompanied on my visit to India by a group of senior business leaders. The delegation reflects the breadth of Australian commercial interests in India and showcases opportunities for further business partnerships,” he added. Latest News from World News Desk
Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India next week; uranium deal tops agenda
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will undertake his first visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two countries, which are also likely to ink the much-awaited uranium deal. "I will travel to India and Malaysia from September 4 to 6. On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and India's financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries," he said. Noting that the two nations have strong and growing economic and trade ties, he said India is Australia's fifth largest export market with total exports of USD 11.4 billion. "There is potential for further cooperation in resources, science, technology and education," Abbott said. "My visit will be an opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi early in the term of his government to increase bilateral cooperation to advance our mutual interests," he added. Abbott is also expected to meet other senior political leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee. Speculation is high that Abbott's visit to India would see the two nations sign the much-awaited uranium deal. Earlier this month, media reports here said the deal on the much awaited civil nuclear agreement will be formally signed by Prime Minister Abbott during his visit in September. The negotiations between the two sides have been on since 2012 after Labor party reversed its decision to ban the uranium sale to India because New Delhi has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Australia holds about a third of the world's recoverable uranium resources, and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes a year. Energy-starved India is looking to nuclear power to supplement its existing options to fuel economic growth. The visit is also an opportunity to promote trade and investment and promote our G20 objectives ahead of the Brisbane summit in November, Abbott said. "I will be accompanied on my visit to India by a group of senior business leaders. The delegation reflects the breadth of Australian commercial interests in India and showcases opportunities for further business partnerships," he added. Report India PTI Melbourne Australia Nuclear non-proliferation Pranab Mukherjee Narendra Modi Tony Abbott uranium Malaysia economic growth Friday, 29 August 2014 - 2:05pm Friday, 29 August 2014 - 2:05pm Getty Images dnai.in/ckT956
Australian PM to visit India
India is Australia's fifth largest export market with total exports of 11.4 billion Australian dollars ($10.6 billion)
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit India, Malaysia
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week.
Aus PM to visit India next week
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is all set to make his first official visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two sides. "I will travel to India and Malaysia from September 4 to 6. On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and Indias financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries," he said. Noting that the two nations have strong and growing economic and trade ties, he said India is Australias fifth largest export market with total exports of USD 11.4 billion. "There is potential for further cooperation in resources, science, technology and education," Abbott said, adding "My visit will be an opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi early in the term of his government to increase bilateral cooperation to advance our mutual interests". Abbott is also expected to meet other senior political leaders, including President Pranab Mukherjee. The visit is also an opportunity to promote trade and investment and promote our G20 objectives ahead of the Brisbane summit in November, he said. "I will be accompanied on my visit to India by a group of senior business leaders. The delegation reflects the breadth of Australian commercial interests in India and showcases opportunities for further business partnerships," he said. Speculations are high that Abbotts visit to India would see the two nations sign the much-awaited uranium deal. From India, the Prime Minister would travel to Malaysia for talks with his counterpart Najib Razak. "Australias defence ties with Malaysia are amongst our closest in South East Asia and we feel a deep connection to Malaysia given shared experiences arising from the MH370 and MH17 disasters," he said.
Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India next week
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is all set to make his first official visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two sides. The post Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India next week appeared first on Firstpost .
Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India next month
The visit is also an opportunity to promote trade and investment and promote our G20 objectives ahead of the Brisbane summit in November.
Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India, Malaysia
Sydney, Aug 29: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week.On Abbott's first visit to India as prime minister, he said he will visit New Delhi and Mumbai to strengthen the
Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal
Australias prime minister Tony Abbott said Friday he will visit India next week where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nucleararmed South Asian nation
Australian PM to Visit India, Malaysia
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week.
Australian PM Tony Abbott to visit India next month
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is all set to make his first official visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two sides.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit India next month
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is all set to make his first official visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two sides.
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1,84,68,000 Accounts Opened in more than 70000 Camps Under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana ; Banks to hold such Camps on Weekly Basis, from 8 am to 8 pm on all saturdays to Achieve the Target of Covering Unbanked Households well in Time

PIB 2 hours 2 minutes ago

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna, an ambitious programme on Financial Inclusion to cover about 7.5 crore unbanked households in the country was launched here by the Prime Minister yesterday from...
Violence during PM Jan Dhan Yojana launch in Allahabad, 2 injured
Lucknow: Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said Friday.The incident took place late Thursday at Bank of Baroda's Mumfordga..
Will govt's new approach for financial inclusion work?
Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new scheme and Reserve Bank of India's move to allow NBFCs to act as banking correspondents result in financial inclusion?
Youth opens fire Jan Dhan Yojana launch in Allahabad, 3 injured
Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said on Friday. The incident took place late Thursday at Bank of Baroda's Mumfordganj branch in Allahabad. The post Youth opens fire Jan Dhan Yojana launch in Allahabad, 3 injured appeared first on Firstpost .
Youth opens fire at PM Jan Dhan Yojana camp
Lucknow, Aug 29: Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said on Friday.The incident took place
Youth opens fire at PM Jan Dhan Yojana camp in UP
Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said on Friday.
Youth opens fire at PM Jan Dhan Yojana camp
Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said Friday.
Youth opens fire at PM Jan Dhan Yojana camp
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said Friday.
Youth opens fire at PM Jan Dhan Yojana camp
Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said Friday.The incident took place late Thursday at Bank of Baroda's Mumfordganj branch in Allahabad.Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Prime Minister...
PM's Jan Dhan Yojana surpasses target in Telangana
The Pradhan Mantri JanDhan Yojana (PMJDY) was launched in Telangana by Union minister of urban development, housing and poverty alleviation, M Venkaiah Naidu, on Thursday.
Postal network to widen reach
New Delhi, Aug. 28: The government will use the 1.54 lakh post offices across the country as a retail bank to cover poor families under the Jan Dhan financial inclusion scheme.
Rather launches PMJDY; Jitendra terms it far sightedness of PM
STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Describing the nationwide launch of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), an ambitious plan for financial inclusion, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather on Thursday said that PMJDY is going to be an important milestone for financial inclusion, financial literacy and ongoing Swabhiman campaigns in the state. […]
Bank inclusion drive gets festive opening
Launching one of the largest financial inclusion initiatives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 7.5 crore families will be linked to the formal banking system in the next one year. The government has chosen the PM's Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) to demonstrate its seriousness about ending financial untouchability, getting rid of poverty and providing insurance to a wider population. The project has been launched on the eve of the NDA governments 100 days in office. This is a big financial empowerment weapon in the hands of the poor -- to have a formal bank account, said Modi while launching the scheme on Thursday in the capital. PMJDY originally envisaged opening of 7.5 crore bank accounts by August 15 next year. However, having witnessed massive response to his independence day announcement, Modi asked banks and financial institutions to advance the deadline by six months to January 26, 2015. Account holders will not only be eligible for Rs 1 lakh accident insurance but they would also be given a 'RuPay' debit card along with Rs 30,000 life insurance cover. The finance ministry has roped in private and public sector banks, insurance companies and payment gateway companies to handle this massive operation. While National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) provides the debit card cover, LIC has been enlisted for life insurance cover while HDFC Ergo would cover the accident insurance claims. On the first day itself, the government was successful in enrolling about 1.5 crore families with bank accounts through more than 77,852 day-long camps in over 20 states. Pointing to huge number of accounts opened, Modi said, Lets celebrate today as day of financial freedom. Even private banks have partnered with the government in drawing in new account holders. For instance, ICICI Bank has opened one lakh new accounts on the first day of the launch through 3,700 branches that cover over 15,600 villages. The government has roped in state chief ministers, members of parliament and legislators from different political parties in this initiative. The prime minister said that over 68 per cent people who have no access to full banking and financial services have been targeted by the scheme. Apart from the savings account, accident insurance cover and RuPay debit card, the government would provide overdraft facility for account holders up to Rs 5,000 after having monitored the transactions for the first three months. During the second phase, the government would set up credit guarantee fund to cover any possible defaults in the overdraft accounts, provide micro-insurance cover and deposit pension fund proceeds from schemes like Swavalamban. In the third phase, the government would move ahead to provide all the subsidy benefits on food, oil and fertiliser worth $48 billion doled out annually directly into beneficiaries' bank accounts. It will also include subsidy payments on cooking gas and payments from the revamped rural job guarantee scheme to create durable assets. Modi said women would be prioritised in opening bank accounts in about six lakh villages that would be mapped through banking correspondents and gram dak sevaks (village postmen) to take government schemes to people. Referring to nationalisation of banks in 1968, Modi pointed out that over 40 per cent people still did not have access to formal banking, which goes against the spirit of nationalisation. He also pointed to over five times interest paid by poor people on loans, as against their richer counterparts. This has to change, said Modi. While maintaining that financial inclusion was the responsibility of his government, the prime minister hinted at possibility of increase in savings after bank accounts were opened. Modi also narrated an incident in his life where Dena Bank officials were tracking him for 20 years to close his bank account. There was a time when people tried to close bank accounts. Now, we are making efforts to open new accounts, Modi said. Through PMDJY, the government proposes to expand banking services through 7,000 new branches and 20,000 new ATMs. But, the biggest challenge for implementing the scheme is lack of telecom coverage in over 50,000 villages thereby denying any communication with people in these areas. It is expected that the prime minister will directly monitor progress of the financial inclusion drive, seen as his pet project, to take governance to peoples doorstep.
Jan Dhan Yojana would be a game-changer: Venkaiah Naidu
The Jan Dhan Yojana, launched by the Prime Minister today, would be a game-changer for common people, Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
Jan Dhan Yojana: Bankers Cross Account Opening Targets on Day 1
Bankers have hailed the Prime Minister's call to end "financial untouchability" and opened millions of accounts on the inaugural day itself.
Narendra Modi launches financial inclusion scheme, 15 million accounts opened
New Delhi, Aug 28: In the manner the scheme was launched, records have been broken for the banking and insurance sectors, the prime minister said in his inaugural address.
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2G: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers in Aircel-Maxis deal

Money Today 1 hour 31 minutes ago

The chargesheet was filed a day after the Supreme Court turned down the plea of Dayanidhi Maran seeking to restrain the CBI in pursuance of the same.
Aircel-Maxis Deal: CBI Chargesheets Maran Brothers
Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and six others, including four companies, were today chargesheeted by the CBI in a special court in the Aircel-Maxis deal case arising out of the investigation in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
CBI files charge sheet against Dayanidhi Maran
New Delhi, Aug 29: The CBI here Friday filed a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.The charge sheet was filed before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O.P. Saini, who will
Aircel-Maxis Deal: CBI Files Charge-sheet Naming Marans
Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi are among nine accused named in the CBI's charge-sheet in the case of a kickback or quid pro quo in the sale of telecom firm Aircel to...
CBI files charge sheet against Dayanidhi Maran
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The CBI here Friday filed a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI charges Maran brothers
Ex-telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and six others were today charged by CBI in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran, 8 others in Aircel-Maxis case
Court has fixed September 11 for consideration of the charge sheet. Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan has also been named as accused in the CBI charge sheet.
Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers
Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and six others, including four companies, were today chargesheeted by the CBI in a special court in the Aircel-Maxis deal case arising out of the investigation in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Besides the Maran brothers, the CBI has named Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan, Ralph Marshall, a top executive and four companies, including Sun Direct TV Pvt Ltd and Malaysias Maxis Communication Berhad, as accused in the case. They have been chargesheeted for the offences punishable under section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The charge sheet was filed before Special CBI Judge O P Saini who fixed it for consideration on September 11. Former Telecom Secretary J S Sharma, who has died, has also been named in the charge sheet. However, his name has been put in a column of the accused against whom trial cannot proceed. South Asia Entertainment Holding Ltd, Mauritius, and ASTRO All Asia Network plc have also been named as accused in the charge sheet. It was filed a day after the Supreme Court turned down the plea of Dayanidhi Maran seeking to restrain CBI from filing the charge sheet, saying that investigation in the case is still going on. CBI, in the Supreme Court, had alleged that Maran had "forced" Chennai-based telecom promoter C Sivasankaran to sell the stake in Aircel to Malaysian firm Maxis Group in 2006 owned by Ananda Krishnan. In a status report filed in the apex court, which is monitoring 2G scam probe, CBI had earlier said that during 2004-07 when Maran was Telecom Minister, former Aircel chief C Sivasankaran was coerced to sell the stake in Aircel to Maxis Group. According to CBI, the Malaysian firm was favoured by Maran and granted licence within six months after taking over Aircel in December 2006. The agency had told the apex court that overseas probe was being delayed due to the influence of the firms owner in Malaysia who is "powerful politically". It had informed the apex court that overseas probe was important to track the money trail as the funds for the deal had come through Mauritius. CBI in 2011 had filed its FIR in the case alleging that Maran had used his influence to help Krishnan acquire Aircel by allegedly coercing its owner Sivasankaran. Maran, who has been examined by CBI, has denied all the allegations levelled against him and his family members. The agency had also sought information from the Malaysian authorities through Letters Rogatory (LRs) but it did not get satisfactory response, after which the judicial requests were sent again. The reply to second LR is pending.
Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers, 6 others
Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and six others, including four companies, were today chargesheeted by the CBI in a special court in the Aircel-Maxis deal case arising out of the investigation in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The post Aircel-Maxis deal case: CBI chargesheets Maran brothers, 6 others appeared first on Firstpost .
Aircel-Maxis case: Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanidhi Maran chargesheeted by CBI
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal case in a special 2G court. The CBI named former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanidhi Maran and others as accused in the charge sheet.Malaysian business t..
CBI files charge sheet against Dayanidhi Maran
The CBI here Friday filed a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
CBI files charge sheet against Dayanidhi Maran
The CBI here Friday filed a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.The charge sheet was filed before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O.P. Saini, who will hear the matter Sep 11.The CBI has named five individuals. As one among them has died, charges against him...
CBI files charge sheet in Aircel-Maxis case; names Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanidhi Maran as accused
CBI named Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanidhi Maran and others as accused in the charge sheet. Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan was also named.
CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran, eight others in Aircel-Maxis case
All the accused have been chargesheeted for offences of criminal conspiracy and under various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.
SC bins Maran plea
New Delhi, Aug. 28: The Supreme Court today refused to restrain the CBI from filing a chargesheet against Dayanidhi Maran in the spectrum scandal, rejecting the former telecom minister's plea that it could irreparably damage his political career.
No SC relief for Maran CBI may file charge sheet
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former telecom minister Dayanidhi Marans demand to restrain the CBI from filing a charge sheet against him in the AircelMaxis deal arising out of the investigation into the 2G spectrum scam
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Prepared to face any investigation, says Kerala CM

IndiaTV News 57 minutes ago

Kochi: Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an...
Prepared to face any investigation, says Kerala CM
Let any type of investigation take place. I will cooperate with any investigation, Chandy told reporters here
Prepared to face any investigation: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy
Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, CM Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption The post Prepared to face any investigation: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy appeared first on Firstpost .
Prepared to face any investigation, says Kerala CM Oommen Chandy
Chandy said the name of Home Minister, Ramesh Chennithala, had been unnecessarily dragged in the case as he was neither a minister.
Graft case: Ready to face any investigation, says Kerala CM
Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a state-owned firm, on Friday said he was prepared to face any probe.
Brewing Trouble
The squabble between Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and KPCC chief V.M. Sudheeran over who should get credit for the proposed prohibition in the state has ended.
Only guilty need to fear: Kerala CM on graft case
Kochi, Aug 29: A day after a Kerala court dismissed a probe report in a graft case involving him, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday said he is ready to face any further investigation as his conscience is very clear.
Only guilty need to fear: Kerala CM on graft case
Kochi, Aug 29 (IANS) A day after a Kerala court dismissed a probe report in a graft case involving him, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday said he is ready to face any further investigation as his conscience is very clear.
Only guilty need to fear: Kerala CM on graft case
A day after a Kerala court dismissed a probe report in a graft case involving him, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday said he is ready to face any further investigation as his conscience is very clear. "I am prepared to face any probe because only the guilty need to fear and my conscience is very clear," Chandy told reporters here. A vigilance court in Thiruvananthapuram Thursday dismissed the probe report in the corruption case and asked the state vigilance department to re-investigate the accused, including Chandy, two cabinet ministers and eight other people. The court was looking into alleged corruption in the implementation of the Rs.2.56 billion pollution control and expansion project in the state-owned Travancore Titanium Products Ltd. The alleged corruption took place when Chandy was the chief minister in 2004-06. The case was filed by an employee of the company at the vigilance court. "When a case was registered in 2006, none of us figured in that list and it was only in 2011 that our names figured. (Home Minister Ramesh) Chennithala was in no way connected to this decision. I was fully involved and I am prepared to face any probe," said Chandy. Asked about whether he would quit over the issue, Chandy said: "Why should I resign? Dont you remember the ruckus that was created here when the palmoil case against me surfaced. There was a huge cry for me to resign." "The Kerala High Court cleared me... The same thing arose when the solar scam surfaced and today the Left opposition, which cried for my resignation, did not appear before the ongoing judicial commission. So, in this case also, I know, I have done no wrong," he said. The probe report submitted to the court said there was a loss of Rs.8 million, but it could not zero in on who was responsible. The court, however, rejected the probe report and ordered a re-investigation. Meanwhile, Chennithala Friday said he was prepared to face any sort of probe and has had no role in it. "Why should I resign in a cooked up case? I am prepared to face any probe," he said. Besides Chandy and Chennithala, Public Works Minister V.K. Ebrahim Kunju and eight other people were accused in the case.
Only guilty need to fear: Kerala CM on graft case
A day after a Kerala court dismissed a probe report in a graft case involving him, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday said he is ready to face any further investigation as his conscience is very clear.
Only guilty need to fear: Kerala CM on graft case
A day after a Kerala court dismissed a probe report in a graft case involving him, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday said he is ready to face any further investigation as his conscience is very clear."I am prepared to face any probe because only the guilty need to fear and my conscience is very clear," Chandy told reporters here.A vigilance...
Ready to face any probe in Titanium case: Chandy
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said that he was ready to face any probe in the Titanium case. ‘Im ready to face any probe in the case pertaining to the alleged corruption involved in setting up a waste treatment plant in Travancore Titanium Products Limited. Ill cooperate with any probe,’ Chandy told reporters at […]
Titanium case: Left aims for Chandy's scalp
Chief minister Oommen Chandy suffered a setback on Thursday with a vigilance court here ordering the anti-graft department to file an FIR, making him the first respondent in the alleged Titanium corruption case.
Graft heat on Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug. 28: A Kerala court has rejected an appeal by the vigilance and anti-corruption department to close a case against chief minister Oommen Chandy related to alleged corruption in installing pollution control facilities at the state-owned Travancore Titanium Products Ltd in 2006
Court orders probe against Chandy in corruption case
A court here Thursday dismissed a probe report in a corruption case and directed the Kerala vigilance department to re-investigate the accused, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, two cabinet ministers and eight other people.
Court rejects vigilance report giving clean chit to Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28: In a setback to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, a vigilance court today ordered further investigation in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company here during his initial
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Jayalalithaa reelected as AIADMK general secy

Hindustan Times 2 hours 2 minutes ago

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was on Friday reelected unanimously as the partys general secretary with the 66yearold leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country
Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
The party announced that Jayalalithaa has been elected unanimously as its general secretary
Jaya re-elected unanimously as AIADMK General Secretary
Party's Organization Secretary Visalatchi Nedunchezhiyan, also the 'Election Commissioner', said all the papers received from August 20 to 24 had nominated Jayalalithaa alone for the party's powerful top post and declared that she had been elected under relevant party rules. “It is being announced with joy that Jayalalithaa has been unanimously elected as General Secretary of AIADMK,” she said in a party statement. Thanking her party supporters who had proposed her candidature for the post, Jayalalithaa said it showed their love and confidence reposed by them on her. “I assure that I will continue to work for the party's growth and development and for the welfare of the people of the country,” she said in her message. Jayalalithaa has been holding the post of General Secretary since 1987 following the death of party founder M G Ramachandran. The elections to the General Secretary post are held once in five years in accordance with party rules. Earlier, the party had received a total of 2,467 papers seeking re-nomination of Jayalalithaa as General Secretary. Latest News from State News Desk
From Fawning Party, Support for Jayalalithaa Worth 6 Crores
J Jayalalithaa has been elected AIADMK general secretary, the party's highest rank, for a record seventh time. More than six crore rupees have been received by the party as nomination fee.
Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was Friday unanimously re-elected for the party's top post.The party announced that Jayalalithaa has been elected unanimously as its general secretary.In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa s..
Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa was on Friday unanimously re-elected for the party's top post.
Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was Friday unanimously re-elected for the party's top post.
J Jayalalithaa re-elected unanimously as AIADMK General Secretary
Thanking her party supporters who had proposed her candidature for the post, Jayalalithaa said it showed their love and confidence reposed by them on her.
Jayalalithaa Re-Elected Unanimously as AIADMK General Secy
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was today re-elected unanimously as the party's General Secretary, with the 66-year-old leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country.
J.Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
Chennai, Aug 29: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J.
Jaya re-elected unanimously as AIADMK General Secretary
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was today re-elected unanimously as the partys General Secretary, with the 66-year-old leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country. Partys Organisation Secretary Visalatchi Nedunchezhiyan, also the Election Commissioner, said all the papers received from August 20 to 24 had nominated Jayalalithaa alone for the partys powerful top post and declared that she had been elected under relevant party rules. "It is being announced with joy that Jayalalithaa has been unanimously elected as General Secretary of AIADMK," she said in a party statement. Thanking her party supporters who had proposed her candidature for the post, Jayalalithaa said it showed their love and confidence reposed by them on her. "I assure that I will continue to work for the partys growth and development and for the welfare of the people of the country," she said in her message. Jayalalithaa has been holding the post of General Secretary since 1987 following the death of party founder M G Ramachandran. The elections to the General Secretary post are held once in five years in accordance with party rules. Earlier, the party had received a total of 2,467 papers seeking re-nomination of Jayalalithaa as General Secretary.
J Jayalalithaa re-elected unanimously as AIADMK general secretary
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was on Friday re-elected unanimously as the party's General Secretary, with the 66-year-old leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country.
Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was Friday unanimously re-elected for the party's top post.
Jayalalithaa unanimously re-elected as AIADMK general secretary
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was today re-elected unanimously as the party's general secretary, with the 66-year-old leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country. The post Jayalalithaa unanimously re-elected as AIADMK general secretary appeared first on Firstpost .
Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was Friday unanimously re-elected for the party's top post.The party announced that Jayalalithaa has been elected unanimously as its general secretary.In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa said: "I convey my heartfelt thanks for those party men who had filed the...
J Jayalalithaa re-elected unanimously as AIADMK General Secretary
AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was on Friday re-elected unanimously as the party's General Secretary, with the 66-year-old leader vowing to continue to work for the welfare of the party and the country. Party's Organisation Secretary Visalatchi Nedunchezhiyan, also the 'Election Commissioner', said all the papers received from August 20 to 24 had nominated Jayalalithaa alone for the party's powerful top post and declared that she had been elected under relevant party rules. "It is being announced with joy that Jayalalithaa has been unanimously elected as General Secretary of AIADMK," she said in a party statement. Thanking her party supporters who had proposed her candidature for the post, Jayalalithaa said it showed their love and confidence reposed by them on her. "I assure that I will continue to work for the party's growth and development and for the welfare of the people of the country," she said in her message. Jayalalithaa has been holding the post of General Secretary since 1987 following the death of party founder M G Ramachandran. The elections to the General Secretary post are held once in five years in accordance with party rules. Earlier, the party had received a total of 2,467 papers seeking re-nomination of Jayalalithaa as General Secretary. Report India PTI Chennai AIADMK J Jayalalithaa Tamil Nadu Friday, 29 August 2014 - 1:23pm dnai.in/ckT415
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Manipur bids farewell to its governor

Zee News 1 hour 32 minutes ago

The Manipur government Friday accorded a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, who submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Thursday.
Manipur bids farewell to its governor
A farewell function was held at the Imphal Raj Bhavan where Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, his cabinet colleagues, top officials and party leaders were present. The post Manipur bids farewell to its governor appeared first on Firstpost .
Manipur bids farewell to its governor
Imphal, Aug 29: The Manipur government Friday accorded a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, who submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Thursday.
Manipur bids farewell to its governor
Imphal, Aug 29 (IANS) The Manipur government Friday accorded a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, who submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Thursday.
Manipur bids farewell to its governor
The Manipur government Friday accorded a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, who submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Thursday.
Manipur bids farewell to its governor
The Manipur government Friday accorded a ceremonial farewell to outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal, who submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi Thursday.A farewell function was held at the Imphal Raj Bhavan where Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, his cabinet colleagues, top officials and party leaders were...
Duggal formally submits quit notice to President
Contrarily to the premature reports that were doing to round earlier, Governor of Manipur Vinod Kumar Duggal formally submitted his resignation paper to President Pranab Mukherjee this evening Source Hueiyen News Service
Manipur governor resigns
New Delhi, Aug. 28: Manipur governor V.K Duggal has put in his papers, joining the spate of resignations by UPA nominees in recent weeks.
Manipur Governor Duggal resigns
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 - Vinod Kumar Duggal tonight resigned as Manipur Governor becoming the ninth Governor appointed by the UPA regime to quit since the NDA Government came to power in May this year.
Manipur Governor Duggal resigns, 9th Governor to go after NDA comes to power
New Delhi: Vinod Kumar Duggal tonight resigned as Manipur Governor becoming the ninth governor appointed by the UPA regime to quit since the NDA Government came to power in May this year.Duggal, who holds additional charge of Mizoram as well, arrived here and called on Presiden..
Duggal nudged out as guv Narasimhan may be next
Duggal a former Union home secretary was looking after the additional charge of Mizoram Raj Bhavan as well He submitted resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee late in the evening on Thursday He was appointed Governor in December last year
Manipur governor V K Duggal resigns
Manipur governor V K Duggal resigned on Thursday, becoming the ninth governor to do so since the NDA government assumed office in May.
Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal resigns
Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal resignsVinod Kumar Duggal resigned as Manipur Governor becoming the ninth governor appointed by the UPA regime to quit since the NDA Government came to power in May this year.
VK Duggal Resigns as Manipur Governor, the Ninth Since NDA Came to Power
Vinod Kumar Duggal today resigned as the Governor of Manipur, becoming the ninth governor appointed by the UPA regime to quit since the Narendra Modi government came to power in May this year.
Manipur Governor V.K. Duggal Quits
Vinod Kumar Duggal tonight resigned as Manipur Governor becoming the ninth governor appointed by the UPA regime to quit since the NDA Government came to power in May this year.
Manipur Governor VK Duggal resigns
"I have resigned on my own volition," said Duggal as he resigned from the post.
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Overworked Cristiano Ronaldo claims he is close to best

Zee News 4 hours 27 minutes ago

Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he suffered for pushing himself too much at the end of last season but is now close to his best as Real Madrid prepare to face Real Sociedad this weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA's Best Player in Europe
Ronaldo scored 17 goals in all as Real won the title for the 10th time. The Portuguese was presented with the award in Monte Carlo by UEFA President Michel Platini at the end of the draw for this season's Champions League. He won ahead of Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in a live vote by a panel of 54 journalists. "I'm really happy, so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible. I don't have this trophy in my museum, so my brother is going to put it there immediately," he said. Nadine Kessler won the women's award after captaining VfL Wolfsburg to the women's Champions League title, ahead of team-mates Nilla Fischer and Martina Mueller. Ronaldo opened a museum on Madeira in 2013 to showcase his trophies and medals. Latest News from Sports News Desk
Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Paris, Aug 29: Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who led La Liga's Real Madrid to victory in the 2013-14 European Champions League, was voted as UEFA's Best Player of the Year for the first time.The 29-year-old Thursday night beat Bayern Munich
Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Paris, Aug 29 (IANS) Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who led La Liga's Real Madrid to victory in the 2013-14 European Champions League, was voted as UEFA's Best Player of the Year for the first time.
Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who led La Ligas Real Madrid to victory in the 2013-14 European Champions League, was voted as UEFAs Best Player of the Year for the first time. The 29-year-old Thursday night beat Bayern Munich duo Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben for the European award designed for seasons top performer, reports Xinhua. Ronaldo collected 24 votes from a panel of European football journalists to claim the title in Monte Carlo just after the draw was made for the Champions League group stage. Neuer was second on 19 votes, ahead of Robben who took nine. "Im really, really happy," Ronaldo said upon being presented the award by UEFA president Michel Platini. "I have to say thank you to my teammates, to my family, my friends. I dont have this trophy in my museum - Ill put it there straight away." Ronaldo bagged 56 goals and made 15 assists for Real Madrid and Portugal last season, including a record-setting 17 goals in 11 European games as Carlo Ancelottis side stormed to their 10th Champions League title. French star Franck Ribery had won the award last year.
Cristiano Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Paris: Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who led La Liga's Real Madrid to victory in the 2013-14 European Champions League, was voted as UEFA's Best Player of the Year for the first time.The 29-year-old Thursday night beat Bayern Munich duo Manuel Neuer an..
Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA’s Best Player in Europe Award ahead of Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben. The accolade for Europe’s top player in the 2013-14 season was handed out during the draw for the Champions League group stage. Ronaldo, 29, had a stellar season at Real Madrid last season – proving the catalyst […]
Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who led La Liga's Real Madrid to victory in the 2013-14 European Champions League, was voted as UEFA's Best Player of the Year for the first time.
Ronaldo named European Player of Year
Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who led La Liga's Real Madrid to victory in the 2013-14 European Champions League, was voted as UEFA's Best Player of the Year for the first time.The 29-year-old Thursday night beat Bayern Munich duo Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben for the European award designed for season's top performer, reports...
Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo won UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring 17 goals in Champions League.
Ronaldo named European Player of the Year
Real Madrids Cristiano Ronaldo was named European Footballer of the Year the Portuguese striker topping the journalists poll ahead of German Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben
Cristiano Ronaldo named European Player of the Year
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists' poll ahead of Germany's World Cup winner Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben. The post Cristiano Ronaldo named European Player of the Year appeared first on Firstpost .
Cristiano Ronaldo clinches UEFA award for best player in Europe
Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, scored a record 17 goals and was pivotal in Real Madrid's triumph in the Champions League last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award
The Real Madrid and Portgual forward beat Bayern Munich pair Manuel Neuer of Germany and the Netherlands' Arjen Robben.
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Russia says no proof that its military fighting in eastern Ukraine

Reuters 4 hours 2 minutes ago

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that allegations Russia's military is fighting in eastern Ukraine are "conjecture".
Separatists say will allow "trapped" Ukrainian forces to withdraw
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.
Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
Russia's President Vladimir Putin today called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Putin Urges Release of Ukrainian Soldiers
Russia's President Vladimir Putin today called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.
Putin urges Ukraine militants to open humanitarian corridor
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday urged militants in southeastern Ukraine to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian soldiers to allow them to get out of the combat areas.
Ukraine rebels will allow trapped govt forces to flee
ProMoscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a humanitarian corridor to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled
Putin urges Ukraine militants to open humanitarian corridor
Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday urged militants in southeastern Ukraine to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian soldiers to allow them to get out of the combat areas."I am calling on forces to open a humanitarian corridor for Ukrainian soldiers in order to avoid senseless casualties, enable them to get out of the combat areas,...
Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
MOSCOW: Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Putin's statement came several hours after Ukraine accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers a ...Read More
Putin tells pro-Russia revels to allow trapped Ukraine forces to retreat
I call on the rebel forces to open a humanitarian corridor for the Ukrainian troops who are surrounded, so as to avoid unnecessary casualties", Putin said. The post Putin tells pro-Russia revels to allow trapped Ukraine forces to retreat appeared first on Firstpost .
Putin urges 'humanitarian corridor' for trapped Ukraine troops
Russian president called on rebels to provide wounded Ukrainian soldiers with medical help and said Russia is "ready to provide humanitarian aid"
Vladimir Putin Urges 'Humanitarian Corridor' For Trapped Ukraine Troops
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to open a "humanitarian corridor" to allow Ukrainian troops to escape from the rebel-held eastern town of Novoazovsk.
Russia's Putin calls for release of Ukrainian POWs
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home. Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin's web-site in the early hours on Friday that a lot of Ukrainian soldiers were fighting the insurgents "against them will" because they took an oath. Ukraine on Thursday accused Russia of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers lashed at Moscow for lying about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. NATO said at least 1,000 Russian troops are in Ukraine and later released what it said were satellite photos of Russian self-propelled artillery units moving last week.
US warns of possible new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
NATO said today that at least 1,000 Russian troops were on the ground in eastern Ukraine supporting pro-Moscow separatist rebels fighting Kiev.
Ukraine: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine
Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country today as Ukraines overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. The comments by Colonel Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraines National Security Council, and other statements from NATO, the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and the United States left no doubt that the Russian military had invaded southeastern Ukraine. A top NATO official said at least 1,000 Russian troops have poured into Ukraine with sophisticated equipment and have been in direct "contact" with Ukrainian soldiers, resulting in casualties. He called that a conservative estimate and said another 20,000 Russian troops were right over the Russian border. "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," Ukraines president declared today, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. President Petro Poroshenko summoned the council as the strategic southeastern town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of separatists and their Russian backers, a new front in the war in eastern Ukraine between the separatists and Poroshenkos government in Kiev. "Today the presidents place is in Kiev," Poroshenko said. Lysenko said the missiles from Russia were fired about 11 am and about an hour and a half later, two columns, including tanks and other fighting vehicles began an attack. They entered Ukraine from Veselo-Voznesenka and Maximovo of the Rostov region in Russia. Russian stock markets dived as fears grew that the country was escalating its role in the conflict, a move that could provoke the US and European Union to impose further sanctions on Russian businesses and individuals. Russias MICEX index dropped nearly 2 per cent today, and major Russian state banks VTB and Sberbank dropped more than 4 per cent. Brig Gen Nico Tak told reporters at NATO headquarters that the ultimate aim of Russia was to stave off defeat for the separatists and turn eastern Ukraine into a "frozen conflict" that would destabilise the country "indefinitely." "Over the past two weeks we have noted a significant escalation in both the level and sophistication of Russias military interference in Ukraine," Tak said in Casteau, Brussels. "Russia is reinforcing and resupplying separatist forces in a blatant attempt to change the momentum of the fighting, which is currently favouring the Ukrainian military." NATO also produced satellite images to provide what it called "additional evidence that Russian combat soldiers, equipped with sophisticated heavy weaponry, are operating inside Ukraines sovereign territory." Tak said the satellite images were only "the tip of the iceberg in terms of the overall scope of Russian troop and weapons movements."
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3rd ODI between India & England in Nottingham tomorrow

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29 Aug 2014 The third one day international between India and England will be played in Nottingham on Saturday.Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour because of injury.
Rohit Sharma Ruled Out of ODIs, T20 Over Fractured Finger
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the remaining three one-dayers and the one-off Twenty20 against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.
Rohit Sharma ruled out of England series due to injuries
He has been also ruled out from the Twenty20 match against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand. According to a BCCI release, Rohit will be replaced by Murali Vijay who had scored a hundred in the 3-1 Test series defeat to England. However, Vijay has so far not been able to make his presence felt in the abridged version of the game. In the 14 games he has played for his country, Vijay has amassed only 253 runs and hasn't yet scored up a fifty. Latest News from Sports News Desk
Rohit Sharma ruled out of England ODIs, T20 with fractured finger
According to a BCCI release, Rohit, who made a gutsy 52 while opening for India in the second ODI, will be replaced by Murali Vijay in the Indian squad.
Broken finger rules Rohit Sharma out of England ODIs; Murali Vijay called up
Murali Vijay has been picked as Sharma's replacement for the rest of the series. The post Broken finger rules Rohit Sharma out of England ODIs; Murali Vijay called up appeared first on Firstpost .
Rohit Sharma injured; Murali Vijay picked as replacement
Indian batsman Rohit Sharmahas been sidelined for the rest of the three ODIs and a T20 in England due to a fracture on the middle finger of his right hand. Sharma will be replaced by Murali Vijay, who flew back home after the conclusion of test series. Vijay is expected to fly to England but it remains doubtful whether he will make it in time for Saturday's third one-day international at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Sharma sustained the injury while fielding during his team's 133-run triumph over the hosts in the second ODI in Cardiff on Wednesday. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement saying: "Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, and has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI and T20 International Series against England, as a result." The BCCI clarified that the All-India senior selection panel had picked Murali Vijay as his replacement. India's win in Cardiff sees the vistors go up 1-0 up in the five-match series. Rohit was promoted to the top order in January 2013, and has had some success in the role, averaging 46.34, contributing to India's Champions Trophy success last year and becoming the third batsman to make an ODI double century. The right-handed batsman scored 52 off 87 deliveries in the Cardiff match Report Sport DNA Web Team DNA Webdesk BCCI Cardiff Champions Trophy Cricket fracture IndiavsEngland Murali Vijay Nottingham ODIs Rohit Sharma Test series Trent Bridge Web Exclusive special Friday, 29 August 2014 - 5:10pm Friday, 29 August 2014 - 5:10pm dnai.in/21
Ind vs Eng: Murali Vijay replaced injured Rohit Sharma for ODIs, T20
Nottingham: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the remaining three one-dayers and the one-off Twenty20 against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.According to a BCCI release, Rohit, who made a gutsy 52 while opening for Ind..
Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20
Nottingham: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand. The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Indian cricket board has picked Murali Vijay as his replacement. Vijay, who was impressive in the Test series, will join the squad in England at the earliest. India take on England in the third ODI here Saturday.
Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Murali Vijay for ODIs, T20 in England
Rohit was ruled out after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.
Cricket-India's Sharma ruled out of England one-day series
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (Reuters) - India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the next three one-day internationals and the one-off Twenty20 game against England with a finger injury and will be replaced by Murali Vijay, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday.
Injured Rohit Sharma out of ODIs, T20; Murali Vijay named replacement
Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan PapnaiNew Delhi: Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the on-going ODI series and soleT20 against England after picking up an injury on his middle finger of right hand during the practice session on Friday.
Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand. The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Indian cricket board has picked Murali Vijay as his replacement. Vijay, who was impressive in the Test series, will join the squad in England at the earliest. India take on England in the third ODI here Saturday.
Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.
Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Vijay for ODIs, T20
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Friday was ruled out of the ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International against England after sustaining a fracture in the middle finger of his right hand.The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Indian cricket board has picked Murali Vijay as his...
Injured Rohit to miss rest of England series
A finger injury has sidelined Rohit Sharma from the rest of the England series. M Vijay has been called up as his substitute
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GDP grows by 5.7 per cent, Indian economy on a two-year high

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The 5.7 per cent growth in April-June quarter is also the highest since the 6 per cent increase logged during October-December quarter of 2011-12, according to data compiled by the Central...
April-June GDP growth at 5.7 per cent, highest in last nine quarters
The Indian economy registered its highest growth in nine quarters this financial year. According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the Indian economy registered a GDP growth of 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of 2014-15.
India GDP grows at 5.7% in June quarter, beats expectations
The Indian economy clocked 5.7% GDP growth in the quarter ended June 2014, government data released Thursday showed, up 1.1% from 4.6% in the quarter ended March 2014. GDP growth for the full financial year ended March 2014 was 4.7%
GDP Growth Picks Up Sharply To 5.7% Per Cent in April-June
A Reuters poll of 40 economists had forecast GDP growth at 5.3 per cent.
Indian economy warms in after-glow of Modi's triumph
Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6 percent in the previous quarter. The GDP data is due at 1200 GMT on Friday.
Indian economy warms in after-glow of Narendra Modi's triumph in Lok Sabha polls
India's new Prime Minister has promised to make it easier to do business through speedier clearances and stable tax policies, allowing investors in Asia's third-largest economy hope of a rosier future after years of low growth and high inflation. Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6 percent in the previous quarter. If the forecast proves correct, it would mark only the second quarter of above 5 percent growth since early 2012. Modi knows he must spur the economy to far higher rates of growth in order to provide jobs for the increasing numbers of young people joining the work force, and lift millions of Indians out of poverty. The improvement in the GDP figures is largely due to the steps taken by the previous government to kick-start capital investments and spur consumer demand. Those measures aided industrial production and vehicle sales. The year-on-year growth has been helped also by a favourable statistical base because of weak economic activity last year. HIGHLIGHTS Modi promised speedier clearances and stable policies Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June Improvement in the GDP figures is largely due to the steps taken by the previous government Modi initiated measures to minimize tax litigation, loosened caps on FDI in railway, infrastructure, defence manufacturing PM speeded up regulatory approvals, reduced bureaucratic discretion Foreign capital inflows to India rose Modi is yet to launch big-bang reforms needed to propel the economy back to a near double-digit annual growth Morgan Stanley, who expect the annual pace of economic expansion to hit 6.8 percent But there is little doubt that Modi's election - he won the first outright parliamentary majority in three decades - improved sentiment among consumers, investors and the business community. Months before Modi's victory, investors poured money into India confident that the business focused leader would win. Since taking office, Modi has initiated measures to minimize tax litigation, loosened caps on foreign investment in railway infrastructure and defence manufacturing, speeded up regulatory approvals and reduced bureaucratic discretion. Foreign capital inflows to India have risen markedly, making Indian shares the best performers in Asia this year. Waiting for big bang reforms Even though the new Indian premier is yet to launch big-bang reforms needed to propel the economy back to a near double-digit annual growth, his three-month-old administration has received a big thumbs-up from Indian corporates. An overwhelming majority of CEOs in two polls, published by two national dailies on Thursday, credited the Hindu nationalist leader for reviving business confidence and said they were starting to draw up new investment plans. "As returns on investment improve, the corporate sector will be incentivized to lift capex," wrote economists at Morgan Stanley, who expect the annual pace of economic expansion to hit 6.8 percent in the March quarter next year. A recovery in industrial production, along with improvements in exports has led to a raft of upward revisions in the growth forecasts for the fiscal year to March 2015. This week Nomura upgraded its estimate to 6 percent from 5 percent earlier. This augurs well for an economy stuck with sub-5 percent growth for last two years. However, it doesn't diminish what many economists say is a pressing need for structural reforms to create a broader and sustained economic revival. Structural reforms will also help tackle India's recurring food price shocks, which have prevented the central bank from lowering interest rates and supporting the economic recovery. Modi vows to build new roads, factories, power lines, high-speed trains and even 100 new cities. These gigantic tasks will require an overhaul of India's strained public finances, stringent land acquisition laws, chaotic tax regime and rigid labour rules. Modi has to expend political capital to push through those reforms, and he is still hampered by the lack of majority in India's upper house, though upcoming state elections might put his party in a stronger position. Latest News from Business News Desk
Indian economy warms in after-glow of Modi's triumph
The after-glow of Narendra Modis election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped Indias lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June. Indias new prime minister has promised to make it easier to do business through speedier clearances and stable tax policies, allowing investors in Asias third-largest economy hope of a rosier future after years of low growth and high inflation. Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6 percent in the previous quarter. The GDP data is due at 5.30 p.m. (1200 GMT) on Friday. If the forecast proves correct, it would mark only the second quarter of above 5 percent growth since early 2012. Modi knows he must spur the economy to far higher rates of growth in order to provide jobs for the increasing numbers of young people joining the work force, and lift millions of Indians out of poverty. The improvement in the GDP figures is largely due to the steps taken by the previous government to kick-start capital investments and spur consumer demand. Those measures aided industrial production and vehicle sales. The year-on-year growth has been helped also by a favourable statistical base because of weak economic activity last year. But, there is little doubt that Modis election - he won the first outright parliamentary majority in three decades - improved sentiment among consumers, investors and the business community. Months before Modis victory, investors poured money into India confident that the business focused leader would win. Since taking office, Modi has initiated measures to minimise tax litigation, loosened caps on foreign investment in railway infrastructure and defence manufacturing, speeded up regulatory approvals and reduced bureaucratic discretion. Foreign capital inflows to India have risen markedly, making Indian shares the best performers in Asia this year. WAITING FOR BIG BANG REFORMS Even though the new Indian premier is yet to launch big-bang reforms needed to propel the economy back to a near double-digit annual growth, his three-month-old administration has received a big thumbs-up from Indian corporates. An overwhelming majority of CEOs in two polls, published by two national dailies on Thursday, credited the Hindu nationalist leader for reviving business confidence and said they were starting to draw up new investment plans. "As returns on investment improve, the corporate sector will be incentivized to lift capex," wrote economists at Morgan Stanley, who expect the annual pace of economic expansion to hit 6.8 percent in the March quarter next year. A recovery in industrial production, along with improvements in exports has led to a raft of upward revisions in the growth forecasts for the fiscal year to March 2015. This week Nomura upgraded its estimate to 6 percent from 5 percent earlier. This augurs well for an economy stuck with sub-5 percent growth for last two years. However, it doesnt diminish what many economists say is a pressing need for structural reforms to create a broader and sustained economic revival. Structural reforms will also help tackle Indias recurring food price shocks, which have prevented the central bank from lowering interest rates and supporting the economic recovery. Modi vows to build new roads, factories, power lines, high-speed trains and even 100 new cities. These gigantic tasks will require an overhaul of Indias strained public finances, stringent land acquisition laws, chaotic tax regime and rigid labour rules. Modi has to expend political capital to push through those reforms, and he is still hampered by the lack of majority in Indias upper house (Rajya Sabha), though upcoming state elections might put his party in a stronger position.
Are achche din here Poll predicts revival of economy by Modi govt
Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 53 between April and June according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists sharply higher than 46 in the previous quarter The GDP data is due at 530pm on Friday
Modi Magic? Indian Economy May Have Registered Fastest Growth in 2 Years
NEW DELHI : The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June.The new prime minister has promised to make it easier to do business through speedier clearances and stable tax policies, allowing investors in Asia's third-largest economy hope of a rosier future after years of low growth and high inflation.Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6 percent in the previous quarter. The GDP data is due at 1200 GMT on Friday.If the forecast proves correct, it would mark only the second quarter of above 5 percent growth since early 2012.Mr Modi knows he must spur the economy to far higher rates of growth in order to provide jobs for the increasing numbers of young people joining the work force, and lift millions of people out of poverty.The improvement in the GDP figures is largely due to the steps taken by the previous government to kick-start capital investments and spur consumer demand.Those measures aided industrial production and vehicle sales.The year-on-year growth has been helped also by a favourable statistical base because of weak economic activity last year.But, there is little doubt that Mr Modi's election - he won the first outright parliamentary majority in three decades - improved sentiment among consumers, investors and the business community.Months before the prime minister's victory, investors poured money into India confident that the business-focused leader would win.Since taking office, Mr Modi has initiated measures to minimise tax litigation, loosened caps on foreign investment in railway infrastructure and defence manufacturing, speeded up regulatory approvals and reduced bureaucratic discretion.Foreign capital inflows to India have risen markedly, making Indian shares the best performers in Asia this year.WAITING FOR BIG BANG REFORMSEven though the new prime minister is yet to launch big-bang reforms needed to propel the economy back to a near double-digit annual growth, his three-month-old administration has received a big thumbs-up from Indian corporates.An overwhelming majority of CEOs in two polls, published by two national dailies on Thursday, credited Mr Modi for reviving business confidence and said they were starting to draw up new investment plans."As returns on investment improve, the corporate sector will be incentivized to lift capex," wrote economists at Morgan Stanley, who expect the annual pace of economic expansion to hit 6.8 percent in the March quarter next year.A recovery in industrial production, along with improvements in exports has led to a raft of upward revisions in the growth forecasts for the fiscal year to March 2015. This week Nomura upgraded its estimate to 6 percent from 5 percent earlier.This augurs well for an economy stuck with sub-5 percent growth for last two years.However, it doesn't diminish what many economists say is a pressing need for structural reforms to create a broader and sustained economic revival.Structural reforms will also help tackle India's recurring food price shocks, which have prevented the central bank from lowering interest rates and supporting the economic recovery.Prime Minister Modi vows to build new roads, factories, power lines, high-speed trains and even 100 new cities.These gigantic tasks will require an overhaul of India's strained public finances, stringent land acquisition laws, chaotic tax regime and rigid labour rules.Mr Modi has to expend political capital to push through those reforms, and he is still hampered by the lack of majority in the lower house of Parliament, though upcoming state elections might put his party in a stronger position.Read More :- http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/modi-magic-indian-economy-may-have-registered-fastest-growth-in-2-years-583508
Buoyed by PM Modi's election win, economy set to clock highest growth in 2 years
Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3% between April and June, according to a poll, sharply higher than 4.6% in the previous quarter.
Growth expectations high post Modi's victory
Foreign capital inflows to the country have risen markedly, making Indian shares the best performers in Asia this year.
Economy warms in after-glow of Modi's win
Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6 percent in the previous quarter
Indian economy warms in after-glow of Modi's triumph
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June. India's new prime minister has promised to make it easier to do business through speedier clearances and stable tax policies, allowing investors in Asia's third-largest economy hope of a rosier future after years of low growth and high inflation. Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percent between April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40 economists, sharply higher than 4.6 percent in the previous quarter. The GDP data is due at 1200 GMT on Friday. If the forecast proves correct, it would mark only the second quarter of above 5 percent growth since early 2012. Modi knows he must spur the economy to far higher rates of growth in order to provide jobs for the increasing numbers of young people joining the work force, and lift millions of Indians out of poverty. The improvement in the GDP figures is largely due to the steps taken by the previous government to kick-start capital investments and spur consumer demand. Those measures aided industrial production and vehicle sales. A favourable statistical base because of weak economic activity last year has helped the year-on-year growth also. But, there is little doubt that Modi's election he won the first outright parliamentary majority in three decades improved sentiment among consumers, investors and the business community. Months before Modi's victory, investors poured money into India, confident that the business focused leader would win. Since taking office, Modi has initiated measures to minimise tax litigation, loosened caps on foreign investment in railway infrastructure and defence manufacturing, speeded up regulatory approvals and reduced bureaucratic discretion. Foreign capital inflows to India have risen markedly, making Indian shares the best performers in Asia this year. Waiting for Big Bang reforms Even though the new Indian premier is yet to launch big-bang reforms needed to propel the economy back to a near double-digit annual growth, his three-month-old administration has received a big thumbs-up from Indian corporates. An overwhelming majority of CEOs in two polls, published by two national dailies on Thursday, credited the Hindu nationalist leader for reviving business confidence and said they were starting to draw up new investment plans. "As returns on investment improve, the corporate sector will be incentivized to lift capex," wrote economists at Morgan Stanley, who expect the annual pace of economic expansion to hit 6.8 percent in the March quarter next year. A recovery in industrial production, along with improvements in exports has led to a raft of upward revisions in the growth forecasts for the fiscal year to March 2015. This week Nomura upgraded its estimate to 6 percent from 5 percent earlier. This august was well for an economy stuck with sub-5 percent growth for last two years. However, it doesn't diminish what many economists say is a pressing need for structural reforms to create a broader and sustained economic revival. Structural reforms will also help tackle India's recurring food price shocks, which have prevented the central bank from lowering interest rates and supporting the economic recovery. Modi vows to build new roads, factories, power lines, high-speed trains and even 100 new cities. These gigantic tasks will require an overhaul of India's strained public finances, stringent land acquisition laws, chaotic tax regime and rigid labour rules. Modi has to expend political capital to push through those reforms, and he is still hampered by the lack of majority in India's lower house, though upcoming state elections might put his party in a stronger position.
CORRECTED-Indian economy warms in after-glow of Modi's triumph
(Corrects final graf to say Modi lacks a majority in India'supper house) By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The after-glow of NarendraModi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected tohave helped India's lumbering economy register its fastestgrowth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June. India's new prime minister has promised to make it easier todo business through speedier clearances and stable tax policies,allowing investors in Asia's third-largest economy hope of arosier future after years of low growth and high inflation. Economic growth is forecast to have picked up to 5.3 percentbetween April and June, according to a Reuters poll of 40economists, sharply higher than 4.6 percent in theprevious quarter. The GDP data is due at 1200 GMT on Friday. If the forecast proves correct, it would mark only thesecond quarter of above 5 percent growth since early 2012. Modi knows he must spur the economy to far higher rates ofgrowth in order to provide jobs for the increasing numbers ofyoung people joining the work force, and lift millions ofIndians out of poverty. The improvement in the GDP figures is largely due to thesteps taken by the previous government to kick-start capitalinvestments and spur consumer demand. Those measures aided industrial production and vehiclesales. The year-on-year growth has been helped also by a favourablestatistical base because of weak economic activity last year. But, there is little doubt that Modi's election - he won thefirst outright parliamentary majority in three decades -improved sentiment among consumers, investors and the businesscommunity. Months before Modi's victory, investors poured money intoIndia confident that the business focused leader would win. Since taking office, Modi has initiated measures to minimisetax litigation, loosened caps on foreign investment in railwayinfrastructure and defence manufacturing, speeded up regulatoryapprovals and reduced bureaucratic discretion. Foreign capital inflows to India have risen markedly, makingIndian shares the best performers in Asia this year. WAITING FOR BIG BANG REFORMS Even though the new Indian premier is yet to launch big-bangreforms needed to propel the economy back to a near double-digitannual growth, his three-month-old administration has received abig thumbs-up from Indian corporates. An overwhelming majority of CEOs in two polls, published bytwo national dailies on Thursday, credited the Hindu nationalistleader for reviving business confidence and said they werestarting to draw up new investment plans. "As returns on investment improve, the corporate sector willbe incentivized to lift capex," wrote economists at MorganStanley, who expect the annual pace of economic expansion to hit6.8 percent in the March quarter next year. A recovery in industrial production, along with improvementsin exports has led to a raft of upward revisions in the growthforecasts for the fiscal year to March 2015. This week Nomuraupgraded its estimate to 6 percent from 5 percent earlier. This augurs well for an economy stuck with sub-5 percentgrowth for last two years. However, it doesn't diminish what many economists say is apressing need for structural reforms to create a broader andsustained economic revival. Structural reforms will also help tackle India's recurringfood price shocks, which have prevented the central bank fromlowering interest rates and supporting the economic recovery. Modi vows to build new roads, factories, power lines,high-speed trains and even 100 new cities. These gigantic tasks will require an overhaul of India'sstrained public finances, stringent land acquisition laws,chaotic tax regime and rigid labour rules. Modi has to expend political capital to push through thosereforms, and he is still hampered by the lack of majority inIndia's upper house, though upcoming state elections might puthis party in a stronger position. (Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Frank Jack Danieland Simon Cameron-Moore)
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WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

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The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said on Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening.
WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other
The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said today, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening. The UN health agency warned yesterday that the ...
Ebola can infect 20,000 people, warns WHO
WHO says virus is still spreading in a large number of localities and has claimed the lives of several health workers
UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000
UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000
Ebola can infect 20,000 people, warns WHO
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said while giving a bleak assessment of the disease. While issuing a strategic plan to combat the disease in Africa, the WHO called for a massive and co-ordinated international response. It said that the outbreak that began in Guinea in March and spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria may have claimed more lives than the reported 3,069. The actual number may be two to four times higher than the ones that have been registered, it said. The United Nations agency also called for adapting the response activities in areas of intense transmission and said that special attention must be given to stopping transmission in capital cities and ports. The WHO said that the virus is still spreading in a large number of localities and has claimed the lives of several health workers. An elaborate UN-led plan will be launched at the end of September, the report said. The plan will underpin support for the problems linked to food security, protection, water, sanitation and hygiene, primary and secondary health care and education, as well as the longer-term recovery effort that will be required later on. The Ebola virus has killed 1,552 people so far. (ANI)
Ebola outbreak ‘accelerates’; death toll tops 1,550: WHO
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,550 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and “continues to accelerate”, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. The number of estimated cases is now 3,069, including 1,552 deaths, in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria as of August 26, according […]
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GENEVA/LAGOS: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a $490 million ...Read More
West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says
GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.
West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says
GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak. The post West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says appeared first on Firstpost .
Ebola virus sequences may aid hunt for treatments
More than 1,552 people have been killed and 3,000 infected in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria according to the World Health Organization's latest toll.
West Africa Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People: WHO
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a bill...
Ebola cases could exceed 20,000 before outbreak stemmed: WHO
The World Health Organization on Thursday said that it aimed to reverse the spread of Ebola within three months, but warned that the caseload in West Africa's epidemic could eventually top 20,000.
Number of Ebola cases may reach 20,000: WHO
The number of people infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa could reach 20,000, six times more than the current estimates, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Thursday.This is one of the main conclusions the WHO presented Thursday in its assessment of the epidemic, in which suggestions and guidelines to contain the virus are...
Ebola cases could reach 20,000: WHO
WHO said it aimed to reverse the spread of Ebola withing three months, but warned that the caseload could eventually top 20,000.
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I used word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah

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Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' to describe all citizens of the country and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying.
I used word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah
Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' to describe all citizens of the country and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying.Her comments came on the day a media report quoted her saying that "there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally for all citizens as a...
Najma Heptullah and Hindu debate: Why not call ourselves Sindhus instead?
Both India and Hindu are terms used by foreigners to describe us. Why not opt for Bharatiya or Sindhus? The post Najma Heptullah and Hindu debate: Why not call ourselves Sindhus instead? appeared first on Firstpost .
Hindu-Hindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah
Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian.
Used 'Hindi' for Indians, not 'Hindu', Najma Heptulla clarifies
Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' for all citizens and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying.
Najma Heptullah denies using word 'Hindu', says her remark has nothing to do with religion
Union Minority Affairs Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Najma Heptullah on Friday clarified that she had used the word 'Hindi' and not 'Hindu' in her reported remarks that the term is used to identify all Indian citizens.
I used the word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah
I used the word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah
I used the word Hindi not Hindu: Najma Hepatullah
New Delhi, Aug 29: Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah on Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' for all citizens and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying.Her comments came on the day a media report
Najma Heptullah faces criticism for Hindu remark claims she was misquoted
Najma the only Muslim minister in Team Modi said in an exlusive interview to Hindustan Times that there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a label of national identity
I used the word 'Hindi' and not 'Hindu' for Indians, clarifies Najma Heptullah
New Delhi : Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has clarified that she had actually said that there was nothing wrong in the word ‘Hindi’ being applied to all citizens of India. Najma Heptullah was severely criticized after she was quoted as saying that there was nothing wrong in all Indians being called Hindu. Najma now says that her words have been misinterpreted as she used the word ‘Hindi’ and not ‘Hindu’ for Indians. “I had used the word Hindi, I did not use the word Hindu,” said Najma. She also added that the term ‘Hindi’ is used in the Arab world to identify Indians. Opposition parties had slammed Najma for her reported statement. "It is unfortunate if she has said something like this. She is giving such statements just to be in power, " NCP leader Tariq Anwar had said.
All Indians are Hindis, not Hindus: Najma Heptullah
In her interview, Heptullah says there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally to all citizens as a label of "national identity", a stand similar to that of the RSS.
I used the word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah
Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word Hindi for all citizens and not Hindu that a media report quoted her as saying. Her comments came on the day a media report quoted her saying that "there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally for all citizens as a label of national identity". "We are Indians, thats our nationality. I used the word Hindi. Its an Arabic word. They call all Indians Hindi. I didnt say Hindu. I used the word Hindi," Hepatullah told reporters at her residence. She reiterated that she had said earlier also that people who go to the Arabic countries from India are known as Hindi. "If they go to Iran they are known as Hindustani. That is our nationality and identity... The word is Hindi," she said.
I used the word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' for all citizens and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying.
I used the word Hindi not Hindu: Najma Hepatullah
New Delhi, Aug 29: Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' for all citizens and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying.
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Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li

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Copenhagen, Aug 29 (IANS) Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by...
Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li
Copenhagen, Aug 29: Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by top seeded Chinese Li Xuerui at the Baller Super Arena here Friday.The
Saina crashes out of World Badminton Championship quarters
The seventh-seeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the Indian with identical 15-21 15-21 scoreline.
Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li in World Badminton quarters
The reigning Olympic champion drubbed the seventh seeded Saina 21-15, 21-15 in 45 minutes to take an 8-2 lead in career meetings. The post Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li in World Badminton quarters appeared first on Firstpost .
Saina ousted by Li in World Championships quarters
Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the women's singles quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by top seeded Chinese Li Xuerui.
Saina Out of World Badminton Championship Quarters
India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, here today.
Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li
Copenhagen: Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by top seeded Chinese Li Xuerui at the Baller Super Arena here Friday.The reigning Olympic cham..
Saina Nehwal crashes out of World Badminton Championships
Zee Media BureauCopenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships losing to her familiar foe, Chinese Li Xuerui in the quarter-final.
Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li
Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the womens singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by top seeded Chinese Li Xuerui at the Baller Super Arena here Friday. The reigning Olympic champion drubbed the seventh seeded Indian 21-15, 21-15 in 45 minutes to take an 8-2 lead in career meetings. The last Indian left in the sports most prestigious tournament, P.V. Sindhu will play her quarter-final later in the day.
Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li
Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by top seeded Chinese Li Xuerui at the Baller Super Arena here Friday.
Saina ousted by Olympic champion Li
Saina Nehwal faltered for the fifth consecutive time in the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships when she was ousted in straight games by top seeded Chinese Li Xuerui at the Baller Super Arena here Friday.The reigning Olympic champion drubbed the seventh seeded Indian 21-15, 21-15 in 45 minutes to take an 8-2 lead...
LIVE: Saina crashes out in World Badminton quarters, Sindhu faces World No. 2
Saina Nehwal lost to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 in Denmark on Friday, while Sindhu prepares to face world No. 2 Shixian Wang.
Saina Nehwal PV Sindhu reach World Championship quarters
Indias top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the womens singles quarterfinals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen Denmark on Thursday
Saina and Sindhu
Copenhagen: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu came back from a game down to win their respective women's singles matches as they entered the quarter finals of the World Badminton Championships, here, on Thursday.
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Obama blames Russia for east Ukraine violence

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Washington, Aug 29: US President Barack Obama has blamed Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, threatening "more costs" for Moscow.Obama Thursday spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over...
Obama blames Russia for east Ukraine violence
US President Barack Obama has blamed Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, threatening "more costs" for Moscow.
Barack Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine
Obama is pointing to the NATO alliance as a deterrent for Russia. He says although Ukraine isn't part of NATO, other nearby nations are.
U.S. openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine
WASHINGTON: The United States openly accused Russia on Thursday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensified support for separatist forces an invasion. President Barack Obama again ruled out U.S. military action, saying th ...Read More
Obama blames Russia for east Ukraine violence
US President Barack Obama has blamed Russia for the violence in eastern Ukraine, threatening "more costs" for Moscow.Obama Thursday spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the phone about the situation in Ukraine, as Kiev and the West accused Russia of launching a new incursion into the country's east, Xinhua reported."We agree, if there...
Obama Stops Short of Calling Russia Actions in Ukraine an Invasion
President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States and its allies would look for ways to expand economic sanctions on Russia after Kiev accused Moscow of moving troops into southeastern Ukraine...
Obama Blames Russia for Ukraine War, Rules out Military Action
Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Russia orchestrating violence in Ukraine: Barack Obama
Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Barack Obama
Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
U.S. openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States openly accused Russia on Thursday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensified support for separatist forces an invasion.
US openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine
The United States openly accused Russia on Thursday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensified support for separatist forces an invasion.
Obama stops short of calling Russia actions in Ukraine an invasion
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States and its allies would look for ways to expand economic sanctions on Russia after Kiev accused Moscow of moving troops into southeastern Ukraine, but stopped short of calling the recent Russian aggression an invasion. Obama also ruled out military action against Russia. The post Obama stops short of calling Russia actions in Ukraine an invasion appeared first on Firstpost .
Obama says Russia is responsible for violence in Ukraine
Obama says Russia is responsible for violence in Ukraine .
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