BHEL looks at Russia, Kazakhstan, others for market diversification

Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL), one of Asia’s largest power equipment majors, is focussing on geographical diversification of its overseas markets which offers a market potential of around 165 GW, the company said.

BHEL is targeting countries like Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Tajikistan that form a part of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and also hold promising investment avenues.

In its annual report for 2013-14, BHEL said: “The addressable markets for BHEL add up to a considerable 165 GW based on the current overseas footprint and presents a huge opportunity.

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Looking forward to meeting Modi in Tokyo, says Abe

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday said he was happy that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi toured the country’s ancient capital Kyoto, and said he was looking forward to meeting him again in Tokyo Monday for delegation-level talks.

Abe made a special gesture to fly down to Kyoto to receive Modi when he reached there.

“Looking forward to seeing PM Modi again in Tokyo tomorrow,” Abe said in a tweet, which was re-tweeted by Modi.

Modi, who arrived in Kyoto Saturday and was received by Abe, Sunday visited the Toji and Kinkaku-ji temples.

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Top BJP leaders in Haryana as roadshow ends

Senior BJP leaders, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, descended at various places in election-bound Haryana Sunday to mark the conclusion of the party’s ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’.

Addressing a rally in Hathin in the state’s Mewat district, Rajnath Singh urged people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party as the party was the only one which could provide a stable and viable alternative to them.

Highlighting the corruption scams and misrule in Haryana under the Congress government in the past decade, he ridiculed the Congress claim that the state was number one in all spheres.

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Seven Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia prison attack

At least seven Al Shabaab militants were killed by security forces after they launched an attack on a high-security prison in the capital Mogadishu, the Somali presidency said Sunday.

“Seven Al Shabaab (militants) were killed in an attack on Godka Jilicow prison in Mogadishu, Somalia,” the Somali presidency said in a tweet, Xinhua reported.

Witnesses said the bodies of seven dead militants lay strewn near the prison while government forces took up positions in and around the area.

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Bapu will be severely missed: S.P Balasubrahmanyam

Renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Sunday condoled the death of legendary Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu, and said he will be “severely missed”.

Bapu passed away at his residence following cardiac arrest. He was 80.

Balasubrahmanyam said Telugu alphabets “won’t be the same after the great sculptor’s demise”.

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Indians are teaching England how to play ODIs: Stewart

Former cricket captain Alec Stewart has lauded India for their stunning turnaround in ODIs after a 1-3 loss in the Test series and said strong shots, improvisation and not allowing any England bowler to settle has been their formula mixed in with variety in the bowling attack.

India, who lost the Test series 1-3, lead the five-match ODI series 2-0 after three outings. They won the third ODI here Saturday comfortably by six wickets and had beaten England in the second ODI by 133 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method. The first ODI was washed out due to rain.

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Two killed in Kashmir road accident

Two people were killed and four others injured Sunday when a car fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir.

A senior police officer told IANS the driver of a private car coming from Doda town to Bhaderwah (Kishtwar) town lost control in Thanallah Bhad area of Doda district Sunday afternoon and the vehicle fell into a gorge.

“Two people were killed. Four others were injured and shifted to a hospital,” the officer said.


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Sacking Cook is not a realistic way: Stewart

Former captain Alec Stewart feels that sacking Alastair Cook as England’s ODI skipper just a few months ahead of the 2015 World Cup won’t be the right step and asked the players not to be overcautious and unadventurous.

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New map to locate missing flight MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has unveiled a new map to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.

Flight MH370 disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing after which no trace of the ill-fated aircraft was found despite an extensive search in the southern Indian Ocean.

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Clashes continue in Libyan capital

Fierce clashes continued Sunday in Libya’s capital Tripoli as Islamist fighters launched assaults on local militiamen.

Heavy exchange of artillery and rocket-propelled grenades were seen on the coastal road linking Tripoli and Libya’s western town of Zawiya, Xinhua reported.

The Islamist rebel group Libya Dawn is trying to seize some strongholds and key crossroads which were occupied by the local militia group Warshefana.

According to officials, despite the combat zone slowly shifting to suburban areas, the security situation in the capital city has remained rigorous.

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Will see Trinamool only at the battleground: Buddhadeb

Describing West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress as a party “full of antisocials”, CPI-M veteran Buddhadeb Bhattcharjee Sunday ruled out any kind of talks with the Mamata Banerjee-led party.

Bhattcharjee’s comments come in the wake of his Chief Minister Banerjee opining that she was not averse to the idea of tying up with the Communist Party of India-Marxist to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Talks with the Trinamool… never, a party which is top to bottom full of anti-socials, a party which is destroying the state.

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Russia, Ukraine swap detained troops at border

Russia has handed over a total of 63 Ukrainian soldiers who crossed the border into Russian last week in exchange for all the Russian paratroopers detained in Ukraine, a paratroop commander said Sunday.

“The negotiations were difficult. But common sense prevailed and everything ended well,” said Alexei Ragozin, deputy commander of the Russian Airborne Forces.

Ragozin said the Russian side had done everything for the soonest release of the servicemen, according to Xinhua.

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L&T to build 5,000 toilets as part of CSR

In a corporate social responsibility initiative, infrastructure conglomerate L&T will build 5,000 toilets, the company announced Sunday.

”A.M. Naik, group executive chairman, announced a major CSR initiative that would add traction to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day,” L&T said in a statement here.

“Objectives of L&T’s ongoing CSR programme were aligned to the mission of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’,” the statement added.

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Enthusiastic about Indian Super League: Del Piero

Former Italian football star Alessandro Del Piero, also a World Cup winner, says he is excited about the Indian Super League (ISL) where he will be playing for Delhi Dynamos.

The Juventus legend said that as a brand ambassador of the league he will have honour and responsibility of promoting the image and popularity of football in the country.

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Miscreants decamp with one kilogram gold

Miscreants broke into a Flat and took away one kilogram of gold at a apartment in Lingampally on Saturday morning.
According to Narayanguda police, The man, R V Joshi, Resident of Shree Krishna Ram Apartment of Lingampally, On Saturday morning hours Joshi along with family members went to relatives house, when unidentified persons entered into the house by opening door and took one kilogram of gold ornaments from Almirah and fled away from the spot.
On a complaint, the Narayanguda police rushed to the spot and began investigations. Additional Inspector B Lakshminarayana Reddy said. (INN)

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Rainy Sunday in Delhi, nearby areas, more expected Monday

In a perfect end to the week, the city and its adjoining areas in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh Sunday experienced a spell of rain. More rainfall is likely Monday, the Met office has forecast.

Sunday’s maximum temperature settled at 34 degrees Celsius — average for this time of the season while the minimum was 25 degrees Celsius, slightly below the average.

The national capital received 35.8 mm of rainfall from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., which cooled the city but also led to water-logging and traffic snarls in some parts in the afternoon.

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Student dies , due to poisonous snake biting

A 14 year old student died by poisonous-snake biting at her residence in Chauderguda of Shamshabad police station limits.

The deceased Madhuri (14) an Ninth standard student D/o Mallesh Resident of Chauderguda of Shamshabad, On Friday night hours noxious snake hiding into it stroke while she was sleeping at her house resulting became unconscious and she was died. (INN)

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Congress to launch Medak by-poll campaign today

The Telangana Congress will launch its campain for the Medak Lok Sabha elections on Monday.

According to the schedule released here on Sunday, the Congress leaders will address public meetings in all seven assembly segments falling under Medak Lok Sabha constituency from September 1 to 4th. Public meetings will be held in Dubbaka and Gajwel on September 1, Narsapur and Medak on September 2, Patancheru and Sanga Reddy on September 3 and Siddipet on September 4.

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Saradha scam: CBI grills Assam singer Sadanand Gogoi

Continuing its probe of the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, the CBI Sunday grilled Assam singer Sadanand Gogoi and businessman Rajesh Bajaj, who also hails from the northeastern state.

Alleged to have made a commercial for the tainted group, Gogoi, along with Bajaj, was grilled by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths for the second consecutive day.

Coming out the CBI office here, Gogoi denied having made any financial transaction with the Saradha group.

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Two killed in Paris building collapse

At least two people were killed in a building collapse in Paris Sunday following an explosion likely due to gas leak, according to media reports.

The four-storey building in the eastern Paris suburb of Rosny-sous-Bois partially collapsed at 8 a.m., killing an eight-year-old child and an old woman, Xinhua reported citing news channel BFMTV.

Ten people were injured, with four being in serious condition, and several others were still under the rubble, it added.

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AP CM condoles demise of legendary cartoonist Bapu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has extended his deepest condolences on the death of Padma Sri Bapu garu. The Chief Minister said that Bapu’s loss was immeasurable to Telugu people and to the world of arts and cinema.

Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana famously known as Bapu was a great Indian illustrator, cartoonist, movie director, writer and a journalist.

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TRS leaders confident of retaining Medak seat

TRS leaders expressed confidence of retaining the Medak Lok Sabha in the by-elections to be held on September 13.

Addresing the TRS Extended meeting at Gajwel here on Sunday, TRS Secretary General and Rajya Sabha K Keshav Rao asked the party cadre to ensure that TRS nominee Kotha Prabhakar Reddy win the Medak by-polls with a thumping majority. He expressed confidence that the Congress and BJP candidates would not even secure their deposits.

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AP Signs MOU with UK on energy conservation measures

The sustained efforts of the AP Government and Power Utilities towards improving public service by strengthening the AP Power Sector with enhanced energy efficient programs and promotion of renewable energy sources apart from conventional methods have received national and international acclaim.

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