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Growth would be meaningful and inclusive only if it results in improving the standards of the last man, says President

New Delhi, Dec 28 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 98th annual conference of the Indian Economic Association (IEA) on Sunday at Hyderabad. Speaking on the occasion, the President said emphasis has to be on providing adequate employment opportunities. Growth would be meaningful and inclusive only if it results in improving the standards of the last man, as welfare economists ...

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Afghanistan: 6 members of family killed by militants

Kabul, Dec 28 : Militants killed six members of a family in Narai district of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said. “The Taliban shot dead the head of a family, Bahadar Shah, along with three men, two women and as many children in the Barikot area of the district,”Pajhwok Afghan News reported. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Syedkhel, ...

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Lucknow: Rajnath Singh serves food to children

Lucknow, Dec 28 :Participating in an event organized by Akshya Patra Foundation here, Union Home Minister Rajnanth Singh on Sunday served food to children. “Served food to children at a function organised by ‘Akshay Patra Foundation’ in Lucknow today,” Singh tweeted. “The Akshay Patra foundation runs a kitchen Lucknow to feed nearly 70000 kids per day. Nationwide the figures are ...

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Fire breaks out at K Chandrasekhar Rao’s ‘Yagna’

Medak, Dec 28 : A massive fire broke out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s five-day ‘Yagna’ in Medak district on Sunday. According to reports, the fire broke out at the main pandal. The incident triggered panic at the venue and damaged the pandal’s thatched roof badly. President Pranab Mukherjee was expected to attend the yagna on Sunday, said ...

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Syed Kirmani nominated for Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

Mumbai, Dec 24 : The Col. C.K. Nayudu Awards Committee met on Thursday at Cricket Centre, BCCI headquarters – Mumbai and has unanimously nominated Syed Kirmani for the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015. The committee consists of BCCI President Shashank Manohar, Secretary Anurag Thakur and N Ram (Chairman of Kasturi & Sons Limited and Publisher of ‘The ...

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Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya inks bond with school to provide music lessons to kids

Kolkata, Dec 24 : Santoor maestro Tarun Bhattacharya believes that every kid should take up music and to make it a reality the Grammy Award nominee and his wife Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya, a renowned Odissi dancer, teamed up with Little Steps, a kids school in Kolkata’s Lake Terrace area to provide music and dance lessons to children. Speaking to reporters ...

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Winter Session: Arun Jaitley slams Congress over repeated disruptions

New Delhi, Dec 24 : Hitting out at the Congress over the disruptions in the Parliament during the recently concluded Winter Session, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the party should seriously explore that its disproportionate and irrational approach in dealing with the Parliament is hurting institutions. ” The Government, therefore, has adopted an alternative option of a ...

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BJP veterans meet to discuss Kirti Azad’s suspension

New Delhi, Dec 24 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veterans Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha met on Thursday to discuss party MP Kirti Azad’s suspension, reports said. . The veterans, who form the Marg Darshak Mandal of the party, met at Joshi’s residence in New Delhi. Azad was suspended by BJP president Amit Shah ...

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Policemen injured in Kashmir militant firing

Srinagar, Dec 24 : A senior police officer and two other cops were injured when suspected militants fired at them in South Kashmir on Thursday, police said. According to reports, the assailtants fired indiscriminately from close range on Deputy Superintend of Police Irshad Rather and two other two cops who were on duty to follow a Milad Procession. “The Deputy ...

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Rahul Gandhi flays PM Modi, demands probe into DDCA corruption allegations

Amethi, Dec 24 : Hitting out at Narendra Modi for suspension of BJP MP Kirti Azad over DDCA corruption charges, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded that the Prime Minister order a probe into the allegations. “When Modi ji was campaigning, he said that he will neither indulge in corruption nor let anyone do it…But, today his own ...

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