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India offers to launch satellite for South Korea

Nuclear Summit2 India offers to launch satellite for South KoreaAs a move to boost the relations with South Korea, India has today announced that it is ready to launch a satellite for South Korea and invited its businesses to invest in the country, mostly in the communications sector.

Talking to media, the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, “I offered to launch Korean satellite on Indian space launch vehicle.”

The Indian PM was talking to media along with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak after bilateral talks.

Further, both the leaders showed their great interest as to boost the bilateral trade following the signing of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in 2011 and establishing a target of achieving USD 40 billion trade by 2015. Read more

Norway Couple row: NGO seeks permission to bring back kids

Norway Couple row 300x249 Norway Couple row: NGO seeks permission to bring back kidsAs per latest news, a Kolkata-based NGO has recently filled an appeal to external affairs minister SM Krishna to support it in bringing back to India the two children who are in the custody of Norway government.

India’s Smile, NGO-located in Kolkata, which had earlier asked the central government to bring back Abhigyan (3-years-old) and Abhigyan (1-year-old), children of Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya, residing in Oslo in Norway.

The NGO also said the government that it will bear all the required cost in bringing back the two children and take care of their educational and other expenses till the age of 18. Read more

Balwant Singh Rajoana row: Govt will take all required steps, Parkash Singh Badal

Parkash singh badal 300x287 Balwant Singh Rajoana row: Govt will take all required steps, Parkash Singh BadalThe respected chief minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday that his government will take all the required legal steps pertaining to death case convict Balwant Singh Rajoana.

However, the SAD’s core committee is expected to meet today to hold further talks on the issue.

Talking to media, Parkash Singh Badal said, “My government has been taking advice from legal experts. All possible legal steps will be initiated pertaining to Rajoana’s case.”

Earlier on Friday, Akal Tahkt has asked CM and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar to meet the President Pratibha Patil to save Balwan Singh, who is in jail in the killing of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. Read more

New Delhi set to host ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31

earth hour 2012 300x263 New Delhi set to host ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31The national capital of India, New Delhi is all set to observe ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31 this year. Further, the city opened the run-up to the event with an ‘Earth Hour 2012 Cyclothon on Saturday.

It is said in reports that more than 1000 cyclists will take part in the event and cycled 8 km from WWF-India along Lodi Road. Many more respected personalities will take part in the event as volunteers who stood along the way holding placards calling ‘Earth Hour’.

On the event day, the city will join around 5000 cities allover the world to switch off lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time as a representative sign of saving the planet from climate change. The master blaster from Indian Cricket team, Sachin Tendulkar is the face of this year’s Earth Hour in India. Read more

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