Breaking News – Newsletter for March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2G scam: Sibal moves motion for JPC in Rajya Sabha

NEW DELHI – Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal moved a motion in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday for setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into 2G spectrum allocation.

There will be 30 members in the committee including 20 from Lok Sabha and ten from the Rajya Sabha.

Sibal said that the JPC will look …. Original article  : 2G scam: Sibal moves motion for JPC in Rajya Sabha.

India expresses concern over increase in international crude oil prices

NEW DELHI – Grappling with a high rate of price rice, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today expressed concern that increasing prices of crude oil and other commodities in global markets could add to inflationary pressure in the country.

Addressing the 83rd Annual General Meeting of FICCI here, Mukherjee said: “The creeping increase in international … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : India expresses concern over increase in international crude oil prices.

Australia-India Institute announces Amitabh Mattoo as its first director

NEW DELHI – The Australia India Institute has announced the appointment of its inaugural Director, Professor Amitabh Mattoo.

Professor Mattoo is one of India’s leading thinkers and writers on international relations. He is currently a Professor of Disarmament Studies at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament at New Delhi’s

Jawaharlal Nehru University and has been … Read more >>>.

Centre’s initiative for peace working in Northeast

GUWAHATI – If we follow a chronological order of events, the past 18 months have been good for the Northeast with regard to improvement in the security situation, especially in Assam and Nagaland.

Both United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah or NSCN (IM), two of the biggest insurgent groups in …. Original article  : Centre’s initiative for peace working in Northeast.

Northeast celebrates seed sowing festival “Lui-Ngai-Ni”

GUWAHATI – The end of harvest season is marked by the celebration of the seed sowing festival “Lui-Ngai-Ni” by Naga tribes in the northeast by offering prayers to the almighty for a prosperous harvest ahead.

During this festival, the God of Crops is invoked to shower his blessing on seeds so that the farmers get a …. Source article  : Northeast celebrates seed sowing festival “Lui-Ngai-Ni”.

Floriculture makes Tripura youth a significant contributor to economy

AGARTALA – With the northeastern state of Tripura taking to floriculture, it has given the youth an opportunity to become not only able entrepreneurs, but also makes them able them able enough to contribute significantly to the economy of the State.

Dipak, a Tripura based young farmer, who was on a never-ending job search after completing …. Source article  : Floriculture makes Tripura youth a significant contributor to economy.

Indian Army’s skiing expedition flagged in

NEW DELHI – The Indian Army’s skiing expedition that hoisted the national flag at the South Pole on Army Day Jan 15 was Tuesday flagged in here by Defence Minister A.K. Antony.

Receiving the expedition flag from expedition leader Colonel Anand Swaroop, Antony said the ‘coast to pole’ effort, undertaken by army soldiers, had further …. Read the original article  : Indian Army’s skiing expedition flagged in.

FBI utilising private spy network’s skills to investigate Afghan aid workers’ deaths

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly taking the help of a private spy network operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan to investigate the killing of 10 medical aid workers in northern Afghanistan.

The New York Times quoted American officials and private contractors as saying that the spy network, managed by a former top [..] Read the original article: here.

Republicans face the reality check: Obama hard to beat

WASHINGTON – Republicans in the United States have been given a reality check about the 2012 elections in that President Barack Obama will be a lot tougher to defeat this year as compared to last year.

Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove said: “I consider him a favorite, albeit a slight favorite”, “Republicans underestimate President … Original source on Gaea Times at : Republicans face the reality check: Obama hard to beat.

Previously unknown Himalayan cave culture discovered

KATHMANDU – A previously unknown Himalayan cave culture has been uncovered through gruelling archaeological research in upper Mustang, Nepal.

According to the Department of Archaeology (DOA), highly skilled archaeologists and other experts came up with the remains of an ancient cave people, their arts and manuscripts, after an extensive 5-year search.OA said researchers discovered the … Read more >>.

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