Indo-Pak talks resume on co-operation in counter terror efforts
India and Pakistan today resumed two-day talks on cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts, including the prosecution of those responsible for the 2008 terror Mumbai attacks, and the introduction of a new relaxed visa regime.An Indian delegation led by Home Secretary R K Singh met a Pakistani team led by Interior Secretary Khwaja Siddique are holding talks at a hotel about 70 km from Islamabad. Before the beginning of the talks, the Indian delegation called on Interior Minister Rehman Malik and discussed a wide range of issues, officials said.
New legislation soon to empower Persons With Disabilities in line with UN Convention
The Government is soon to come up with a new legislation for empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, PWDs, in harmony with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Diabilities, UNCRPD. Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik stated this in a message which was read out at the inaugural function of a national conference on livelihoods for persons with disabilities in New Delhi today.
CBI questioning Jagan Reddy in assets case
YSR Congress Party President Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy appeared before the CBI today in connection with the ongoing enquiry into his disproportionate assets case. Accompanied by his party leaders, Jagan reached CBI camp office in Hyderabad at 11Am this morning.
Plan panel constitutes expert group to estimate poverty
The Planning Commission has constituted an expert group headed by noted Economist C.Rangarajan to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty.Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar told reporters yesterday that the expert group is expected to submit its report in 7-9 months.
Vote count begins in Egypt's landmark Prez poll
In Egypt, the counting of votes after two days of a landmark Presidential elections in the country has begun. Muslim Brotherhood said its candidate Mohammad Morsey is leading in the early round of vote count.
Sensex trading 61pts down at 16,161
The BSE benchmark index Sensex was trading 61 points down at 16,161 points a shortwhile ago.Sensex today declined by 70 points in early trade as funds and retail investors booked profits after yesterday’s gains.
CBI to file chargesheet against accused in RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case
The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI will file its chargesheet today against the five arrested accused in the Madhya Pradesh RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case. CBI sources said that the chargesheet will be filed in the Special CBI court at Indore against prime accused Zahida Pervez, Saba Farooqui, Shaquib Ali ‘Danger’, Irfan and Tabish.
Chennai face Delhi in final IPL qualifier in Chennai today
Delhi Daredevils will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in the second and final qualifying match of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty-20 cricket tournament at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai today. The match will begin at 8 in the evening.