Bomb explosion at a shrine in Bangkok leaves at least 15 dead

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Bangkok explosionBangkok: A massive explosion at a popular shrine in Thai capital Bangkok today at 6.55 pm has left at least 15 persons dead and several injured.

The powerful explosion ripped through the Erawan Shrine devoted to Lord Brahma the creator.

The shrine in Chidlom district is popular with tourists and Thai people. Thai police said the explosion was caused by a bomb on a motorcycle. It left a big crater and body parts lay scattered at the scene.

Maharashtra CID arrests NCP MLA Ramesh Kadam

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corruptionMumbai: Maharashtra CID has arrested National Congress Party (NCP) MLA Ramesh Kadam on corruption charges based on an FIR lodged against him in July on a case concerning misappropriation of funds.
Kadam is the Chairman of Annabhau Sathe Mahamandal, located at Dahisar, a corporation from which Kadam has been alleged to have swindled and siphoned away huge amounts of money.
The scam amount is estimated to be around 141 crores of Rupees. He has been framed with charges of having taken away the funds from PSU meant for backward classes and the poor and pooled it into organisations he controls, like the one above mentioned, besides making several bad transactions leading to losses for the PSU.

Modi breathes green air in Masdar City in UAE

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Modi-Masdar CityMasdar City (UAE): Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his day 2 in a clean breath as he visited the Masdar City in UAE located 17 kms east southeast of Abu Dhabi near Abu Dhabi International Airport this morning. Modi took cognizance of urban development and next generation urban spaces in Masdar.

Masdar (Arabic – Madinat) is a planned city project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The USP of this city is its energy module wherein the city plans to sustain basically on Solar Energy and add on renewable energy resources.

The city boasts of becoming a hub for cleantech companies, first entrant tenant being Masdar Institute of Science and Technology operative since 2010.

Masdar is powered by 22 hectare (54 acre) field of 87,777 solar panels with additional panels on roofs. There are NO light SWITCHES or water TAPS in the city. It is enabled with movement censors and control panels to control light and water needs thus reducing consumption by 50 percent.

At a round table meeting with business leaders at Masdar city, the Prime Minister made a strong pitch for investment in India, saying that an immediate potential of one trillion dollars worth of investment existed in the country. He said India now had a decisive Government with full majority, and several sectors including insurance, railways, defence manufacturing have been opened up for foreign investment. He touched upon renewable energy, port-led development and low-cost housing as sectors with huge investment potential.

The Prime Minister described India as a land of opportunity. He said 125 crore Indians should be looked upon not just as a market, but also a great power. He said major agencies including IMF and World Bank were in agreement that India is now the fastest growing major economy in the world, with immense possibilities of development.

The Prime Minister said that many people were describing the 21st century as Asia’s century. He said that if India and UAE work together, they can make this vision of the Asian century a reality. He said UAE would be at the economic focus of the Asian century.

The Prime Minister said he would try his best to resolve all outstanding issues in the economic sphere.

Earlier, the Prime Minister was accompanied on an hour-long visit of Masdar City, by senior City officials, who briefed him on various aspects of the project.

The Prime Minister traveled briefly on the PRT (Personnel Rapid Transit) car – a driver-less vehicle which runs from point to point on magnetic strips.

The Prime Minister visited the Micro-Nano Fabrication Facility and the Microscopy Lab. The Prime Minister also took a brief walking tour of the city’s public spaces and was briefed on the sustainable building methodology and key architectural elements.

At a round table meeting with business leaders at Masdar city, the Prime Minister made a strong pitch for investment in India, saying that an immediate potential of one trillion dollars worth of investment existed in the country. He said India now had a decisive Government with full majority, and several sectors including insurance, railways, defence manufacturing have been opened up for foreign investment. He touched upon renewable energy, port-led development and low-cost housing as sectors with huge investment potential.

The Prime Minister described India as a land of opportunity. He said 125 crore Indians should be looked upon not just as a market, but also a great power. He said major agencies including IMF and World Bank were in agreement that India is now the fastest growing major economy in the world, with immense possibilities of development.

The Prime Minister said that many people were describing the 21st century as Asia’s century. He said that if India and UAE work together, they can make this vision of the Asian century a reality. He said UAE would be at the economic focus of the Asian century.

The Prime Minister said he would try his best to resolve all outstanding issues in the economic sphere.

Earlier, the Prime Minister was accompanied on an hour-long visit of Masdar City, by senior City officials, who briefed him on various aspects of the project.

The Prime Minister travelled briefly on the PRT (Personnel Rapid Transit) car – a driver-less vehicle which runs from point to point on magnetic strips.

The Prime Minister visited the Micro-Nano Fabrication Facility and the Microscopy Lab. The Prime Minister also took a brief walking tour of the city’s public spaces and was briefed on the sustainable building methodology and key architectural elements.

Throughout the hour-long tour of Masdar City, the Prime Minister was greeted enthusiastically and repeatedly, by residents and professionals in the city, which include a large number of members from the Indian community.

“Vigyan Jeevan Hai” the Prime Minister wrote, as he signed on a Digital Visitor’s Book at Masdar City.

Saina brings home a Silver from World Badminton Championship

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Saina NehwalNew Delhi: In a 2-set match of World Badminton Championship played between the two top seeds at Jakarta, Indian ace Shuttler Saina Nehwal won 2nd place in the final played against No1 player Carolina Marin Martin of Spain.

Marine defended her championship title by playing well in the first set and also clinching two straight sets back to back with a winning score sheet of 21-16 and 21-19.
Saina however adds to the History book of Indian Badminton by registering her name as being the first Indian shuttler to have ever reached the final on the World Badminton Championship till date. Sania defeated Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetria  in the semifinals and paved her way to the top fight. She played the ginsl mstch with an initial lead in both final sets but gave in to Carolina’s game techniques and smash hits. Saina gave Marin continuous point  gain by playing long and risking her score card.