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 China demands answers after stampede in Shanghai
32 Views, 02-01-2015, Courtsey News Live

Chinese state media and the public criticised the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent a New Year`s Eve stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city`s image as modern China`s global financial hub.   Apart from Hong Kong, which is run as a separate territory...Read more

Countdown begins for 2015
33 Views, 31-12-2014, Courtsey News Live

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar\'s year count is incremented. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner.   A day before New Year, people across India are geared up to celebrate the eve with pomp and gaiety. Hundreds of people from diffe...Read more

 Modi government\’s latest: Mission Empowerment for minorities
22 Views, 31-12-2014, Courtsey News Live

In order to take his development agenda to the minorities, the Narendra Modi government has launched \'Mission Sashaktikaran\', as per reports on Wednesday.   The highlights of the scheme are economic empowerment and security for the minorities.   Earlier too the BJP-led NDA government...Read more

 Defence agents to be legalised by mid-February: Manohar Parrikar
19 Views, 31-12-2014, Courtsey News Live

Changes in the Defence Procurement Policy to legalise representatives from foreign defence firms will be done in another month and a half, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.   In an interaction with journalists late Tuesday night, he also said that the ministry is thinking of giving cond...Read more

Government reconstitutes National Disaster Management Authority
26 Views, 30-12-2014, Courtsey News Live

The central government Monday reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a home ministry notification said.   Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) director of health, safety and environment D.N. Sharma has been nominated as a member of the NDMA.   Kamal Kishore, p...Read more

 AirAsia flight plan dangerous: Aviation expert
38 Views, 30-12-2014, Courtsey News Live

An Australian aviation expert said Tuesday that human error undoubtedly led to the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 after the pilots flew directly into a well-known danger zone above the Java Sea.   Expert Neil Hansford said that either the Indonesian captain or the French first officer...Read more

 Critics ask how AirAsia jetliner went missing in age of GPS
30 Views, 30-12-2014, Courtsey News Live

:17 am local time on Sunday (2317 GMT).   "Clearly something happened where it went off the radar screen and they weren`t able to fix a last location of the aircraft," said Don Thoma, chief executive of Aireon, a unit of Iridium Communications that is developing a satellite-based tr...Read more

 PDP, BJP inching towards government formation in Jammu and Kashmir
30 Views, 28-12-2014, Courtsey News Live

The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may end soon, with both PDP and BJP insiders saying the two parties were close to striking an agreement.   A Peoples Democratic Party source told media that the two parties were close to an alliance to give the country`s only Muslim-...Read more