It was also planned at the meeting that a year-long series of events will be held to mark the completion of 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore.
Both countries were keen the occasion should be celebrated in a way that further expands their canvas of relationship.
Explain bikini ban, Goa CM tells minister
Goa Chief Minister Manahor Parrikar has pulled up his Public Works Minister Sudin Dhavalikar and asked him to explain his remarks on ban of mini-skirts in pubs and bikinis in public beaches.
Dhavalikar had raised a storm on Tuesday when he said that girls going to the pub should not wear short skirts and that bikinis in public beaches should be banned. 12.20 pm:
Not personal matter: Preity clarifies on Ness Wadia case
In a detailed clarification, Bollywood actress-businesswoman Preity Zinta has publicly opened up about her reason to file a police complaint against businessman and her former beau Ness Wadia on her Facebbook page answering every question and doubts in people's mind.Read more
Sensex hits life-time peak of 25,788; Nifty at 7,711
The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty hit
their life-time peaks of 25,788.40 and 7,711.25 in morning
trade on widespread buying on the back of sustained foreign
capital inflows coupled with higher global cues.
The Sensex resumed higher at 25,660.57 and rose further
to an all-time peak of 25,788.40, showing a sharp gain of
272.05 points, or 1.06 per cent, surpassing previous record of
25,725.12 reached on June 11.
The NSE 50-share Nifty also rose by 76.55 points, or 1
per cent to hit an all-time high of 7,711.25, surpassing
previous record of 7,700.05.
In the global market, the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones
Industrial Average climbed to all-time highs yesterday as
manufacturing activity picked up in the US and Asia in June
and increased optimism about the global economy's health.
UP police receives intelligence alert for Ayodhya, Mathura, Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh Police has tightened security arrangements in temple towns of Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi for the upcoming holy month of Shravan after intelligence inputs of possible disturbances.
Inspector General of Police (law and order) Amrendra Sengar told reporters that the state police has received an alert from intelligence agencies for Mathura, Kashi (Varanasi) and Ayodhya during the month when fairs drawing large crowds are organised.
The Hindi month of Shravan starts on July 13.
HC comes to rescue of Alagiri college; directs affiliation
Recording its displeasure over the
attitude of Anna University in the prolonged legal battle over
affiliation to an engineering college run by a trust of DMK
leader M K Alagiri, the Madras High Court today directed it to
grant provisional affiliation for 2014-15 academic year to
enable admission of students.
NC headquarters is the people of the state: Omar
Asserting that rivals will not be
able to erase the historic role played by National Conference
(NC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today
said his party is the people of the state.
"NC is not the creation of any 'Agency' and its dictation,
its command and its strength is the people of Jammu and
Kashmir," Omar said addressing party workers' conventions at
Neel, Kastigarh, Razgarh and Ukral in Banihal and Ramban
Assembly constituencies this evening.
Sinha uses unparliamentary word at public function
In an apparent slip of tongue, senior
BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Tuesday used an expletive word that
"Media people come and put their mike, asking who would
become the chief minister. How does it matter which ****
becomes CM," said Sinha.
Sinha, whose word spoken in Hindi is taken as
unparliamentary in Hindi-speaking states, was speaking at a
seminar organised by the Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and
Shah Rukh conferred with top French award
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was Tuesday
conferred with top French civilian award -- 'Knight of the
Legion of Honor'.
Visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented
the prestigious award to the 48-year-old actor at a function
here for his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity
across the world.
"I feel very humbled and grateful for this prestigious
honour. Today is my mother's birthday and if she had been
alive she would have been happy that I got this prestigious
honour. I accept this award not as an individual but on behalf
of hundreds of filmmakers," Shah Rukh said.
Telangana Council meets to elect new Chairman
The Telangana Legislative Council is meeting today to elect its new Chairman in the backdrop of defection of MLCs from the Congress and the TDP to the ruling party.
TRS leader in the Council Swami Goud filed his nomination for the Chairman's post but the Congress too fielded its member Farooq Hussain to counter the ruling party.
Of the Council strength of 40, the Congress's tally fell to 12 after five of its legislators moved to the TRS.
With two TDP and two teachers' union MLCs also defecting to its side, the TRS' number rose to 15.
The TDP now has four members in the Council while the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has two. The Progressive Democratic Front and the Telangana Rashtriya Lok Dal have one member each. Read more