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August 15, 2017

Madhya Pradesh celebrates 71st Independence Day

Bhopal, Aug 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday unfurled the tricolour here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day, officials said.The Chief Minister took part in a colourful programme in Motilal Nehru Stadium here. He also inspected the guard of honour and took the salute. Those present in the programme held the tricolour in their hands. Besides Bhopal, programmes, which included rallies and flag hoisting, were organised across the entire state.

Four killed in Dhamra port in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) At least four labourers were killed and three injured when a heap of coal collapsed on them at Adani Group managed Dhamra port in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Tuesday, witnesses said.Following the deaths, irate people heckled Dhamra port Chief Executive Officer Subrat Tripathy when he went to see the injured at the hospital situated in the port premises. They also barged into the port premises and torched the main gate and ransacked the office. Dhamra port officials did not respond to phone calls…

Iran denies drone approached US aircraft carrier

Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS) Iran denied a US Navy report that an Iranian drone flew close to a US aircraft carrier in international waters in the Persian Gulf, the media reported on Tuesday.The missions of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) patrolling drones are carried out within the territorial waters of the Islamic republic in the Persian Gulf, Xinhua news agency cited an IRGC statement as saying. A spokesman for the US Naval Forces Central Command on Monday said an Iranian drone came within 300m of the USS Nimitz…

Sonia calls for fighting communal forces

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday stressed the need for speaking in unison against separatism and terrorism as well as divisive and communal forces and to unite to protect India's fundamental values.In her message on the 71st Independence Day, she greeted people on the occasion and said: "My prayer to God is that the country keeps making progress and all of us always have pride as its citizens." The Congress chief unfurled the Tricolour at the All India Congress Committee…

After Rahul, ‘missing’ posters of Sonia Gandhi surface

Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) A week after posters of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi 'missing' surfaced in Amethi, it was the turn of his mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to go 'missing' in Rae Bareli.Dozens of posters, describing their Lok Sabha MP as "missing" along with "a reward for anyone who can locate her", surfaced overnight at Gora Bazaar, Mahanandpur and the Government Colony in Rae Bareli. It was written in the poster that "it was released by the people of Rae Bareli"…
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