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  • 'Pakistan Could Use F-16s Against India': Rethink Sale, US Lawmakers Tell Obama
    said The US Senate has currently put a hold on the decision of the Obama Administration to give eight F 16 fighter jets to Pakistan at an estimated cost of USD700 million Mr Salmon asked Mr Olson to clarify the underlying purpose and timing of the intended sale and how is it in the best interest of the United States Despite giving Pakistan enormous amounts of counter terror assistance over the years over USD25 billion since 9 11 terrorist organizations continue to operate with impunity in Pakistan Pakistan has used terror as a tool of statecraft and terrorist proxy groups for the Pakistani military have carried out fatal attacks inside India he alleged The subcommittee chairperson Ileana Ros Lehtinen too expressed concerns over sale of F 16 to Pakistan I think that we need to leverage our military sales to Pakistan in order to get some more cooperation within the region Can you please update us on the status of the F 16 sales and how would you describe our ability to leverage our aid to Pakistan she asked Mr Olson strongly defended the decision of the Obama Administration saying that this is in the best interest of the United States The administration is supportive of the F 16 sale to Pakistan This is been developed between our military coordinating groups over the course of time that is consistent with our overall program of support for the Pakistani military which is based on counterinsurgency and counter terrorism The Pakistanis have developed a precision strike capability that they use in the F 16s they have right now to take out targets he said These are principally the Pakistani Taliban but we think that that is a good thing The Pakistani Taliban has been involved in attacks against Americans at Chapman in

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24370 (2016-04-29)
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  • To Counter Bundelkhand's Water Crisis, Centre Has A New Strategy
    revival and employment generation Ms Bharti held the first meeting with the lawmakers of 10 Bundelkhand districts from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to discuss the new strategy on Monday The Niti Aayog is likely to make a presentation to the minister next week The basic agreement is that the Bundelkhand package will work to provide drinking water solutions Once a strategy is worked out the Centre will seek response from the state governments The other focus will be employment generation The area has a huge potential for horticulture which is not water intensive If funds and innovation are pushed horticulture can thrive and offer income to locals and stem the spiral of migration a senior ministry official said When asked why the thrust of the Bundelkhand package was changed Uma Bharti said In the old package goats and bulls were distributed without any study or accountability It never addressed the core of the crisis Speaking about a long term measure Ms Bharti said The solution is river linking Not purely in terms of connecting rivers but creating a link between rivers which are in floods to the regions which are water starved The Centre is also working on a legislation to restrict the unregulated use of freshwater across the country Uma Bharti said Water is a state issue so we will not do anything without consulting states or getting their nod We are considering a legislation to fix the usage of fresh water Surface ground and rain water can t be used for everything said Ms Bharti Source from ndtv com Image Source Searched Via Google Images Latest From BOLLYWOOD Anil Kapoor Very Much Proud of Sonam Kapoor s Neerja Role BFF Shilpa Shetty to Miss Bipasha Basu s Wedding Sonam Kapoor to Reveal Why She Has Been Acting

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24362 (2016-04-29)
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  • India's Modi Reverses Itself On Visa For Chinese Uighur
    with China took to social media over the weekend to celebrate the news that Isa had procured a tourist visa to India using the hashtag ModiSlapsChina Many viewed the visa as a slap because China had used its clout at the United Nations earlier in the week to block India s attempt to have Masood Azhar the alleged mastermind of an attack on an Indian air force base in January designated an international terrorist Hua Chunying a spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry was quoted in the Indian media as saying that Dolkun is a terrorist on red notice of the Interpol and Chinese police Bringing him to justice is due obligation of relevant countries A spokesman for India s Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup was noncommittal in his response simply saying We have seen media reports and the ministry is trying to ascertain facts On Monday it became clear that India s various ministries had not coordinated closely enough if at all on Isa s visa and its potential geopolitical ramifications and they canceled the visa Isa came forward with a statement expressing disappointment and said he could only speculate that Chinese pressure led to the reversal The turnaround by the New Delhi government did not please Indians with the hashtag ModiBowsToChina topping India s Twitter trends on Monday Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping have visited each other s capitals and both have made overtures about solving border disputes that have persisted long after China easily won a 1962 war against India India s hosting of the Dalai Lama and Tibet s government in exile is another major sore point Source from ndtv com Image Source Searched Via Google Images Latest From BOLLYWOOD Anil Kapoor Very Much Proud of Sonam Kapoor s Neerja Role BFF Shilpa Shetty

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24361 (2016-04-29)
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  • On Birthday, Harish Rawat Hopes Supreme Court Will Gift Him Uttarakhand: 10 Developments
    Rawat who had been reinstated as Chief Minister by the Uttarakhand High Court had to step down after a day in office Mr Rawat had held two cabinet meetings immediately after the high court ruling which the Centre said was illegal as a written order had not been received The Centre had to pledge before the Supreme Court that it would not revoke President s Rule until a court decision That checks the option of the BJP being invited to form the government a possibility the Congress had sought protection from The Congress has vowed not to allow any work in Parliament until its government is restored in the hill state On Tuesday Congress members shouted slogans in both houses and accused the Modi government of using underhand means to take over opposition ruled states President s Rule places a state under the administration of the Centre through the Governor Mr Rawat and the Congress say the Centre misused President s Rule to get rid of an elected government led by an opposition party The high court had backed their stand and said President s Rule should be a last resort and dismissing an elected government breeds cynicism in citizens The Centre argues that Mr Rawat heads a minority government because when he presented the state s budget in March nine Congressmen voted against it The budget was wrongly declared as cleared said the BJP The Centre introduced President s Rule on March 27 one day before Mr Rawat was to take a trust vote Source from ndtv com Image Source Searched Via Google Images Latest From BOLLYWOOD Anil Kapoor Very Much Proud of Sonam Kapoor s Neerja Role BFF Shilpa Shetty to Miss Bipasha Basu s Wedding Sonam Kapoor to Reveal Why She Has Been Acting a Bit Mental

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24360 (2016-04-29)
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  • Sonia Gandhi, Congress Meet Before BJP's Agusta Attack In Parliament: 10 Developments
    Gandhi family baiter and a Rajya Sabha member since yesterday has moved a notice for discussion in the upper house while Meenakshi Lekhi has moved a similar notice in the Lok Sabha The day began with a war of words The Congress party is saying that they started investigation in the Augusta deal So they should make a demand for a probe and the investigative agency should decide what action needs to be taken said the BJP s Nalin Kohli The Congress Randeep Surjewala alleged that the Modi government cancelled the process of blacklisting Augusta Westland BJP said the company is cheating it s a corrupt company Then Modi ji has to answer why he was protecting company that was cheating The scam has made a comeback in Parliament after an Italian court s order reportedly accused the UPA government of not sharing critical documents with investigators The court is investigating the role of officials of defence manufacturer Finmeccanica Agusta s parent company in bribing politicians and officers in India The court order says there is reasonable belief that corruption took place in India s deal in 2010 with Italy based defence manufacturer Finmeccannica for 12 choppers to be used by top leaders including the Prime Minister NDTV has accessed details of the ruling which includes letters naming Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but does not give proof of any wrongdoing by them A March 2008 letter from the main middleman in the scandal Christian Michel to Peter Hulet the India head of AgustaWestland describes Signora Gandhi as the driving force behind VIP helicopters Dr Manmohan Singh is mentioned in a 2013 letter by Guiseppe Orsi former Agusta CEO from jail Two officials of Finmeccanica were jailed for corruption as Italy investigated the scam Source

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24359 (2016-04-29)
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  • Over 32,000 People Suffered From Malaria In Chhattisgarh In 2016: Government
    to get rid of the disease completely by 2030 and an action plan is being drafted for the same the release said The malaria caused by Plasmodium Falciparum is more dangerous and results in most deaths it said Further keeping in view the forthcoming rainy season during which malaria cases may rise officials concerned have been instructed to take necessary measures for prevention and treatment of the disease the release said Health workers have been provided with RDT kit for malaria testing and anti malaria drugs in sufficient quantity to diagnose and start the treatment for the disease it added In 21 hyper sensitive malaria affected districts insecticides were sprayed in 15 lakh homes it said The public health engineering department panchayat raj institutions and urban development bodies have been directed to work in coordination to ensure water purification cleaning of drainages and public places Special attention should be paid to hygiene of the tanks and pipelines the release said Source from ndtv com Image Source Searched Via Google Images Latest From BOLLYWOOD Anil Kapoor Very Much Proud of Sonam Kapoor s Neerja Role BFF Shilpa Shetty to Miss Bipasha Basu s Wedding Sonam Kapoor to Reveal Why She Has

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24358 (2016-04-29)
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  • 'We Don't Go To Manali': Chief Justice Retorts After PM's Suggestion
    the Chief Justice of India CJI The collegium consists of CJI and four senior judges of the top court If the draft is ratified it would be put in public domain by the Department of Justice in the Law Ministry If changes are suggested then the Law Ministry would have to redraft it The NDA government wants both the Centre and state governments to have their say in recommending candidates for appointment to the higher judiciary While delivering its verdict on ways to make the collegium system more transparent the top court had asked the government to rework the MoP in consultation with the states and high courts The CJI said the collegium has now cleared all proposals sent to it in six weeks While 145 judges were either elevated as permanent judges in the high courts or were appointed as additional judges 169 proposals were still pending with the government he said He wondered why the government was delaying the appointment of judges when there was a huge backlog of cases Responding to a question on the delay in clearing names Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said verification by the Intelligence Bureau takes time The CJI was of the view that IB should be asked to submit its report in a fixed timeframe The Director IB should depute more men The government is very resourceful In fact there is no system to track the recommendations made by the collegium We should have a system to know where the recommendation is We don t know whether a secretary is sitting on it or it is with the PMO or Law Ministry he said He said most of the appointments were not fresh in nature Additional judges have been made permanent judges in most cases Which means that no fresh appointments

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24344 (2016-04-29)
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  • Clinton Campaign Slams Donald Trump For Mocking Indians
    the globe and breeds division and danger here at home he told reporters in Germantown Maryland after formally launching Indian Americans for Hillary an effort by the community to rally behind the Democratic presidential front runner Podesta was reacting to Mr Trump s apparent use of a fake Indian accent to mock a call centre representative in India during a campaign rally in Delaware this week The real estate tycoon said that he called up his credit card company to find out whether their customer support is based in the US or overseas At the same time he described India as a great place asserting that he is not angry with Indian leaders Meanwhile an Indian American entrepreneur also hit out at Mr Trump calling his comments demeaning When Donald Trump fakes the accent of an Indian at the help desk it is demeaning and demonising to me personally said Frank Islam a top Indian American bundler in the Clinton campaign who has helped raised more than USD 100 000 for her A resident of Maryland Islam is part of the newly launched Indian Americans for Hillary He also disagreed with the remarks of Republican Governor from Maine Paul LePage who had said that Indian workers are worst and hardest to understand I do not know where he got that impression I consider Indian Americans very hard working and they aim high he said I consider Indian Americans to be thoughtful constructing hardworking and resilient So I do not agree with him Islam said adding that the community played a key role in strengthening the country Source from ndtv com Image Source Searched Via Google Images Latest From BOLLYWOOD Anil Kapoor Very Much Proud of Sonam Kapoor s Neerja Role BFF Shilpa Shetty to Miss Bipasha Basu s Wedding Sonam

    Original URL path: http://www.globalheadlines.ca/des_news.php?id=24343 (2016-04-29)
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