US President Barack Obama Friday said the US needs to take “meaningful action”, regardless of politics, to prevent more tragedies in the wake of a deadly shooting spree in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
In an emotional statement at the White House briefing room, Obama repeatedly wiped away tears as he spoke, saying the nation was “heartbroken” over the deaths of so many innocent children. The country has seen too many shootings over the years, he said.
“The majority of those who died today (Friday) were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years,” Xinhu quoted Obama as saying. “They had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”..Click Here
India and Pakistan Friday operationalised the new visa norms, paving the way for easier travel for the people between the two countries.
The agreement to liberalise travel between the two countries was signed in September when the then external affairs minister S.M.Krishna paid official visit to Islamabad and signed the accord with Pakiastani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.
Under the new visa norms, the number of touristic destinations have been increased from three to five… Click Here
Dec 15 Jeev Milkha Singh, the first Indian professional golfer to join the European Tour in 1998, celebrated his 41st birthday in advance as he was honoured with the Asia Pacific Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jeev was in the august company of 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus and eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie of Scotland.
The award was given out on the eve of the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy between Asia and Europe, which began Friday in the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei.
“This is a massive recognition for something that I have absolutely loved to do for the past two decades,” said Jeev, who turns 41 Saturday…Read More
Bollywood star Aamir Khan reportedly requested producers to delay the schedule of ‘Dhoom 3’ so that Katrina Kaif can enjoy Christmas and New Year with her family.
Aamir stalled the shoot of their film for a week to let Kat take a break and spend Christmas and New Year with her family in their London home, a media report said.
The report quoted a source s saying: “Aamir has been in a remarkable mood. In fact, it was during a casual conversation with the rest of the cast that Katrina mentioned her wish to spend Christmas and New Year with her family…Read More
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday blamed batsmen for India’s humiliating seven-wicket loss to England at the Eden Gardens.
The skipper said though his bowlers did well, their task was made difficult by the batsmen’s failure to score runs.
“Our bowlers bowled well but if you don’t score runs it becomes difficult. Spinners have done a really good job. A bit more contribution from the pacers would really help,” Dhoni told the media… AndhraReporter
The Indian batsmen put up a dismal show in the game. The hosts even lost six second innings wickets in the post lunch session Saturday.
Asia will have surpassed North America and Europe combined in terms of global power by 2030 with China, India and Brazil becoming especially important to the global economy, according to a new US intelligence assessment.
“The diffusion of power among countries will have a dramatic impact by 2030,” says the fifth instalment in the US National Intelligence Council’s series aimed at providing a framework for thinking about the future released here Monday…Read More
Lawyers and civil society activists Monday assailed the violation of the rights of people addicted to drugs and narcotic substances in the name of treatment and rehabilitation and called for humane services for drug users in the country.
“The war against drugs has created so many problems for so many people. This war against drugs is itself a crime,” said Anand Grover, director, Lawyers Collective.
“People seem to forget that drug users are human beings first. By using drugs, a person does not cease to be human,” said Luke Samson, president of the Indian Harm Reduction Network (IHRN)… Read More
The recent reform initiative to allow up to 51 percent foreign equity in multi-brand retail has given a fresh impetus to the development of malls, perking up the retail landscape that had been clouded by the economic slowdown.
Mall construction was adversely impacted during the last few years following the recession since 2008. Besides the economic downturn, high real estate costs, inefficient mall management and oversupply resulted in a setback to the development of malls, with real estate developers applying the brakes on construction of new malls… Click Here for more
The Indian School of Business (ISB) will Tuesday host a conference on ‘The future of corporate business in India and the role of the legal profession’.
Jointly organized by the Harvard Law School’s Programme on the Legal Profession and the ISB’s Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), the conference will focus on the intersection between business and law in India’s corporate sector, with an eye on demand, regulation and evolution of professional services in the coming decade… Read More