Kate Middleton gave birth to a girl

News4u-News Desk- Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, Kate Middleton gave birth to a girl on Saturday.

The royal family’s newest member was born at St Mary’s Hospital in West London.

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented their new daughter to a cheering crowd of well wishers and media in London.

The baby princess will be fourth in line to the throne behind her brother Prince George, father William and grandfather Prince Charles.

An official birth notice was placed on an easel at Buckingham Palace announcing the latest royal birth.

Congratulatory messages started pouring in soon after the birth of the baby was announced… However, the name of the baby girl has not been announced yet.


Kate Middleton gave birth to a girl

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A Terrified Man on the CM’s chair

News4u-Features Desk- The newly sworn in Chief Minister of J & K Mufti Mohammed Saeed is a frightened man. He is terrified of the moving shadows across the border. They had at one time abducted his teenage daughter and in ransom asked for the release of some dangerous terrorists. He had bowed down to their demands. The pain still persists.

Mr. Mufti is not only paranoid, he does not have the gumption to acknowledge the unusual courage of the people of the valley. They had chosen democracy in the face of bullets.

What kind of leader this man would prove to be? A coward lacking in foresight ? The whole world saw how the forces fought with raging floods to save hundreds, nay thousands of people of the valley. The world also watched with apprehension when the elections were being conducted and our jawans stood like pillars of strength to protect those who weathered warnings of the separatists and came out to vote. Mufti Mohammed just could not surmise the faith people had developed in the army which was deployed to protect them. He actually shamed the people of J &K by thanking hostile groups across the border, instead of appreciating their courage.

Mufti Mohammed also overlooked the way the election commission worked day & night in eerie circumstances to help give the people a fresh and corruption free government. He also turned his gaze away from the ever present and alert police force at polling booths.

Mr. Mufti, as I said in the begining is a frightened man. His eyes are glued down to the shadows lurking behind the Indo-Pak border and he is afraid that they may pull out the chair from under him at any time.

Mufti Mohammed negates every thing that a good & strong leader should possess. With BJP as the humsafar of PDP and Mufti in the driving seat, the road ahead seems bumpy & fraught with obstacles!

By : Veera Chaturvedi
Veera Chaturvedi is a renowned author . She has many books to her credit. She is a freelancer you can find more of her articles on http://ipen-veera.blogspot.in/


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‘Fight of the Century’: Its all weather…

News4u-Sports Desk- Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their long-awaited welterweight world title showdown.

In a bout branded boxing’s latest “Fight of the Century” Mayweather took his unblemished record to 48-0 adding the Filipino great’s World Boxing Organization title to his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council crowns.

Pacquiao fell to 57-6 with two drawn, never able to mount the kind of sustained aggressive attack he needed to earn the decision.

Even so, Pacquiao said he thought he did enough to earn the victory.

“I thought I won the fight,” he said. “He didn’t do nothing.”

In fact, Mayweather did what he does best, skilfully thwarting Pacquiao’s offense.

Although his punches didn’t come in the bunches that Pacquiao’s did, there were plenty of telling blows.

Ringside judge Dave Moretti scored the bout 118-110 for Mayweather, while judges Glenn Feldman and Bert Clements both scored it 116-112 for the American.


Floyd Mayweather

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52 civilians dead in coalition strikes in Syria

News4u-News Desk- Over 50 civilians were killed in US-led strikes targeting the Islamic State group in northern region of Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Birmahle village was hit on Friday and that some people were still trapped in rubble.

The Pentagon said it could not confirm the report. A spokesman for US Central Command said the matter is being investigated.

Air strikes by the international coalition have supported Kurdish militias fighting IS in Aleppo province, most notably in the flashpoint border town of Kobane, which is near Birmahle.

News of the deaths come as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Iraq, days after lawmakers in Ottawa voted to expand their country’s contribution to the Us-led coalition against IS.


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World Press Freedom day being celebrated today

News4u-News Desk- World Press Freedom day is being celebrated today as every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

Over 100 national celebrations take place each year to commemorate this Day.

UNESCO leads the worldwide celebration by identifying the global thematic and organizing the main event in different parts of world every year.

The international day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the 26th Session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991.

This in turn was a response to a call by African journalists who in 1991 produced the landmark Windhoek Declaration on media pluralism and independence.


World Press Freedom day being celebrated today

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FM flags off relief material to Nepal; toll surpasses 7,000

News4u-News Desk- Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday flagged off relief materials for the Nepal earthquake victims and said survivors should get better quality of life in future.

Nepal’s ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay has underlined the need for temporary homes for homeless people even as death toll surpasses 7,000.

Meanwhile, India has intensified the process of sending relief materials for earthquake hit Nepal through the land route.

60 tonnes of relief materials including tents, medicines, water, food and other essential items have been sent to the neighbouring country.

The National Crisis Management Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, on Saturday reviewed the status of rescue and relief operations undertaken by various Indian government agencies in different parts of Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake.

The National Disaster Response Force is continuing with its search and rescue operations in the Himalayan country and has rescued 11 persons and retrieved 129 dead bodies so far.

The medical teams sent by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have made two operation theatres functional and have handled more than 20 cases.

Experts from India are involved in restoration of power lines, communication networks and other relief related activities in various parts of Nepal.

Meanwhile, National Disaster Management Authority has opened a missing person registration web page www.ndma.gov.in to assist the affected people whose relatives are missing.

A helpline number 011- 1078 is already in service for the people who want to send aid materials to Nepal.


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PM Narendra Modi reviews status of infra projs

News4u-News Desk- PM Narendra Modi underlines the need for highest priority to the work under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana for strengthening irrigation network to help farmers and reviews status of infrastructure projects at a high level meeting in New Delhi on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of infrastructure projects and schemes at a high-level meeting.

The meeting focused on rural infrastructure, power, coal, renewable energy and petroleum and natural gas.

The Prime Minister was apprised of the steps being taken to enhance infrastructure creation in accordance with the Prime Minister’s vision for the 75th year of India’s independence.

He stressed on the need for Government departments to work towards initializing spending of the budget, in a focused manner right from the start of the financial year.

Prime Minister said, in the urban areas, one of the priorities should be in creation of waste to wealth, and efficient systems for waste water disposal and solid waste management in 500 cities.

Reviewing rural infrastructure, the Prime Minister directed that the highest priority be accorded to the work envisaged under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.

In the power sector, the Prime Minister reiterated his emphasis on electrification of the unconnected villages at the earliest.

Prime Minister inquired about the progress on renewable energy goals, and directed maximum focus on this area.

He said public spaces such as railway stations should be priority areas for adopting energy efficient technologies, and renewable energy.

The meeting was attended by senior union ministers including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Suresh Prabhu and Ashok Gajpati Raju.


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President to confer 62nd National Film Awards today

News4u-Entertainment Desk- President Pranab Mukherjee will present the National Film Awards including the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in New Delhi on Sunday.

A total of 21 awards will be given in the non-feature film category while the number of awards in feature film category is 45.

Three awards will be given to best writing on cinema.

This year, veteran film actor and producer Shashi Kapoor will be given Dada Saheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.


62nd National Film Awards

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Russia-called UN urgent meeting on Yemen ends without action

News4u-News Desk- An emergency meeting on Yemen by the UN Security Council ended Friday with the 15 members unable to agree on an immediate statement on the growing crisis.

The ambassador from Russia, which called the meeting, wondered why his colleagues talk about the need to help but can’t take action.

Vitaly Churkin called the closed-door meeting a day after the UN chief warned that basic services in Yemen are “on the brink of collapse.”

Diplomats said Russia wanted to address the extraordinary humanitarian and security situation in the Arab world’s poorest country as a Saudi-led Sunni coalition continues airstrikes against a Shiite rebel group that is supported by Iran.

Churkin said other members of the 15-member council didn’t back his proposed statement, which he read out to reporters afterward. It called for an immediate ceasefire, or at least humanitarian pauses.

The statement echoed a call a day earlier by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Churkin said he told council members he would be willing to drop the call for an immediate ceasefire.

He said some council members insisted they had to consult with their capitals for further guidance.

Churkin’s proposed statement also called for a quick return to UN-led peace talks on Yemen including all the parties involved and at a venue all can agree on.

It also expressed support for the UN’s new special envoy for Yemen who would guide the talks.

“If you can’t agree to a motherhood and apple pie statement, what can you agree on? I don’t understand,” Churkin said.

Other diplomats said there was strong agreement on Yemen’s desperate humanitarian situation and the need for political talks, and that discussions on a council statement continue.

Churkin also said of the United States, “Clearly, they need to feel their responsibility since they are supporting the bombing of the coalition, the responsibility of the humanitarian consequences,” he said.

The US did not immediately comment after the meeting.

Ban’s office Thursday said more than 1,200 people have been killed in the conflict, which has turned into a kind of proxy war between Yemen’s powerful neighbor Saudi Arabia and Iran, a Russian ally. Many of those dead have been civilians.

Ban’s statement also warned that already challenged humanitarian operations in Yemen will end within days unless fuel imports return, noting that the violence has “severely blocked” shipments of basic supplies such as food and medial items.


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Kashmiri Pundits’ has a constitutional right to return Home

News4u-News Desk- On the issue of Kashmiri Pundits, Minister of State in the Prime minister’s office Jitendra Singh today said that return of Kashmiri Pundits to their homes is not only their birth right but also a constitutional right.

He also sought the opposition’s cooperation in finding solutions for dignified return of Kashmiri pundits.

Meanwhile, demanding expeditious rehabilitation, Kashmiri Pundits on Sunday held a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.


Jitendra Singh

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