Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Attracting nearly 33 percent of all foreign direct investments (FDI) in the country since 2000, Maharashtra remains the numero uno choice for all foreign investors, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here Monday. Chavan said that this has been confirmed by recent figures of FDI released by the central government, placing Maharashtra way ahead of Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. He said that in 2010-2011, the state attracted FDI worth Rs.27,669 crore, the following year Rs.44,644 crore and in 2012-13, Rs.35,000 crore
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New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) It was yet another chilly day in Delhi Monday with the minimum temperature settling five notches below average at 2.4 degrees Celsius. Flights and trains were affected due to dense fog in the morning. Over 40 trains were delayed and 18 train services were cancelled due to fog, the Indian Railway said in a statement
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) There was no respite from the intense cold across north India Monday, disrupting rail and air traffic and keeping millions wrapped up in layers of woollens. And although the sun finally shone in the Indian capital, it was not enough to provide a respite from the terrible chill that has killed scores of homeless people in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Chennai, Jan 07 (ANI): The members of the Tamil film industry are today sitting on a one day long fast against the imposition of the service tax levied on them by the central government in Chennai.
Jaipur, Jan 07 (ANI): While visiting a blood donation camp organized by a social group in Vidhyadhar Nagar area of Jaipur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot encouraged people to come up for the noble cause. Gehlot also met and congratulated the blood donors for their contribution to the society, saying that even modern science has failed in producing blood in laboratory that is why it is must for all of us to donate blood liberally so that lives of millions can be saved.
New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): High drama ensued inside the Saket court today, after members of the Bar association created a chaos when two lawyers offered to defend the accused, in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case. Members of the bar association in Saket district, where the case is being heard, had vowed not to represent them.
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Citing the spontaneous outburst of outrage over the brutal gang-rape and death of a woman in Delhi, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir has urged the chief justices of all high courts to take immediate steps for prioritising trial in the case of crimes against women. In a letter addressed to all the chief justices, Chief Justice Kabir asked them to "ensure that cases relating to offences against women are fast-tracked and taken up for hearing on priority basis, both at the high court and district court level." "The spontaneous outburst of outrage and anger," Chief Justice Kabir's letter said, "is a measure of how the incident has left an indelible mark and shaken the conscience of the nation." "Rape is not only physical barbarism, but afflicts the very soul of a victim," he said, adding that a large number of cases involving crime against women are pending in various high courts and trial courts and in recent times, there was a marked increase in such cases
Ranchi, Jan 7 (IANS) The JMM Monday withdrew support to the BJP-led government in Jharkhand, reducing it to a minority in the 82-member house and plunging the state into a political crisis. "We have withdrawn support to the Arjun Munda government," Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren told reporters, after top JMM leaders insisted their party should get the chief minister's post
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) India's promising young pacer Shami Ahmed has credited Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram and India opener Gautam Gambhir for his success. The 22-year-old on his debut against Pakistan in the third and final ODI at the Ferozeshah Kotla Sunday bowled a game-changing 48th over which gave India a 10 runs win in the dead rubber.