Everything you need to know about Lula Ahir: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Lula Ahir: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Member of Parliament Hansraj Gangaram Ahir Thursday demanded an immediate ban on export of beach sand minerals (BSM) like monazite that contain thorium.
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah Saturday said that nearly one-third of parliament's time is lost due to disruptions and asked the legislators to work for restoration of people's confidence in the democratic institutions.
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Seven of Brazil's former justice ministers Tuesday released a letter advocating the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use.
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Ten members of Lok Sabha, four of them women, have been named to be honoured with Sansad Ratna awards for their performance in parliament by Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah. However, only six of them would attend the ceremony, it was announced here Monday.
Brasilia, April 13 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian Federal Police confirmed Friday that it has opened a new investigation of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's possible involvement in corruption.
London, Apr. 7 (ANI): Prosecutors in Brazil will open an investigation against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over allegations of corruption for the first time.
Moscow, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from cancer may have been part of a plot by the US to infect its enemies in Latin America with the disease, according to Gennady Zyuganov, leader of Russia's Communist party.
Washington, February 15 (ANI): Bryan Adams and his wife Alicia Grimaldi welcomed their second baby girl in London earlier this week.
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is a father again. His partner Alicia Grimaldi has given birth to a girl, and the couple has named her Lula Rosylea.
Chandrapur, Feb 13 (IANS) This sleepy, little village tucked away in the lesser known district of Chandrapur in Maharshtra is humming with life as its residents have hit a jackpot -- enhanced compensation for their land acquired by a public sector coal miner.
Sao Paulo, Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) US filmmaker Spike Lee is shooting interviews and other footage for his upcoming documentary "Go, Brazil, Go!" during carnival in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador, where millions of people have gathered for the festivities, media reported.
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Worli, in the heart of posh south Mumbai will celebrate its very own three-day cultural festival starting Jan 25, a minister said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Two sitting MPs and six sitting legislators in different states were fielded by their parties despite cases of crimes against women pending against them, a think tank said Thursday, four days after a woman was gang-raped here.
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva Friday said his country can be a partner in India's infrastructure and renewable energy resources development.
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development on former President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, at a function organized here today.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development on former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva here, hailing him for his outstanding contribution to the developing world.
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development on H.E. Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former President of the Federative Republic of Brazil at a function organized in Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): Praising former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for his indomitable spirit in overcoming great personal adversity to lead his country with admirable vision, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the former was a deserving winner of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2010.
Mexico, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has suggested Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez should start looking for a successor.
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the government of dragging its feet on the coal allocation controversy and said it was not cancelling all the blocks which have delayed production or which have been allotted against the rules.
Buenos Aires, Oct 19 (IANS) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said that Argentina and Barcelona FC striker Lionel Messi is "the best one in the world".
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Sep 22 (IANS) The government should look at renewable energy as an alternative to coal, BJP MP Hansraj Ahir said Saturday during a meeting with a Greenpeace activist who has been living on a tree to campaign against the destruction of forests.
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now belong to the middle class, according to an official study released Thursday.
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Members of Congress traded votes for money during the first two years of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2003-11 tenure as president, one of the judges in Brazil's corruption "trial of the century" said Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Asserting that the UPA Government is ready for a debate on the CAG report on coal blocks allocation, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Monday requested the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to allow the Parliament to function smoothly after Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement clarifying the government's stand on the issue.
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The government has not allocated any coal block since 2009, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Monday, rejecting the allegation that coal blocks were allocated during his tenure without proper screening.
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) An accused facing trial should not be allowed to take advantage of slipshod investigation by police, the Supreme Court has said, cautioning judges against acquitting an offender if the prosecution case stood unshaken.
Caracas, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been battling cancer since June 2011, said he feels fine and denied rumours that he submitted to a medical checkup during his just-completed official visit to Brazil.
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the political uncertainties of the last days having almost blown over and the party solidly behind him as prime minister, Manmohan Singh leaves for Mexico and Brazil Saturday morning for two important summits where he would join global leaders in addressing the twin challenges of economic meltdown and environmental degradation.
Caracas, June 11 (ANI): Venezuelan politician Henrique Capriles has registered himself as presidential candidate for a coalition of more than 30 opposition parties in polls due in October.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Team Anna and the opposition Friday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the CBI started a preliminary probe into alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks in 2006-09.
New Delhi, Jun 1 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has begun verifying allegations of irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks to private companies between 2006 and 2009 and their misuse by them.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be probed for alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks between 2006 and 2009, the CBI said Friday.
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday expressed delight over the Central Vigilance Commission's (CVC) response to their filed complaints in connection with the alleged multi crore coal scam.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be scrutinised for alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks between 2006 and 2009, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said here Friday.
Bhartiya Janata Party has welcomed the latest move in which Central Vigilence Commission (CVC) has referred the case of coal allocation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Party has said that the order vindicates its stance to get the issue be probed.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it was "happy" that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has referred the coal block allocation case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Washington, April 10 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff agreed here Monday to increase defence cooperation and facilitate tourism and business travel between their two nations.
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he was more afraid of losing his voice than dying from cancer.
New Delhi, Mar.26 (ANI): The President of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff, will undertake a visit of India from March 30 to 31.
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of Brazilians categorized as middle class has risen rapidly in recent years, climbing from 34 percent of the population in 2004 to 54 percent in 2011, according to a study released Thursday by consumer finance firm Cetelem BGN and the Ipsos research institute.
Washington, Dec 30(ANI): The US has slammed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's comments in which he had said the former may be responsible for cancers affecting Latin American leaders.
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has hinted that the United States may be behind a "very strange" bout of cancer affecting him and various South American leaders.
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Dec 28 (ANI): Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will undergo surgery for thyroid cancer on January 4, a government spokesperson has announced.
Brasilia (Brazil) July 18 (ANI): Brazil has started work on a nuclear submarine programme making it the first South America nation to possess nuke vessels in the near future.
New Delhi, May 23(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of corruption in the distribution of coal.
London, Jan 6 (ANI): French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has come under fire for allegedly intervening to prevent the extradition of a left-wing terrorist convicted of four murders from Brazil to Italy.
Nevada (US), Nov 02 (ANI): Hindus have welcomed the election of Dilma Vana Rousseff, first female president of Brazil, and urged her to keep her reported promise of protecting freedom of worship and expression.
New York, Sept 27 (ANI): Being flat-chested may once have been an embarrassment, but recent trends indicate otherwise.
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, heads the chart of Newsweek Magazine's list of ten world leaders, who have won respect and is described as 'the leader other leaders love' despite India being placed at 78th in the list of 100 best countries.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug. 4 (ANI): The decision to give refuge to a convicted Iranian woman should be seen as a humanitarian act without political motives, said Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
London, August 2, (ANI): Brazilian President Luiz In cio Lula da Silva has offered asylum to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for 'adultery'.
London, June 30 (ANI): Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi confessed to having a soft spot for two things in life - football and of course, women.
Nevada (US), June 13 (ANI): Hindus have urged Brazil to look deeply into the reported discrimination against practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religions like Candomble, Umbanda, etc., and come up with a plan to eradicate it.
Brasilia, April 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the IBSA countries-India, Brazil, and South Africa-have agreed to focus their efforts on the implementation of the various initiatives which they have launched under the IBSA framework.
Brasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday witnessed the signing of a pact that will facilitate cooperation between development banks of the four countries.
Brasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Leaders of India and Brazil on Wednesday reaffirmed their concern for climate change and its adverse impacts, and committed themselves to work in close coordination, including in the BASIC group towards achieving a comprehensive, balanced, and effective outcome at the 16th Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Brasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday agreed that significant progress has already been achieved in the Doha Round of Trade Negotiations.
Brasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Brasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): India and Brazil on Wednesday said that while they were satisfied with the continued expansion of bilateral trade, they accepted need for undertaking increased efforts to achieve the bilateral trade target of 10 billion US dollars by 2010.
Brasilia (Brazil), Apr.15 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Brazil capital Brasilia on Wednesday for a summit of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) slated for Thursday and Friday.
Brasilia (Brazil) April 15 (ANI): In the second leg of his tour to the United States and Brasil, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, was accorded a rousing welcome at the Brasilia Airbase on Wednesday.
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Ahead of Monday's Nuclear Security Summit, the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, will meet US President Barack Obama, at Blair House in Washington tonight.
Frankfurt, April 10 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, stopped over in Frankfurt for a couple of hours on Saturday evening to allow his aircraft to be refueled for the onward journey to Washington, where he is to attend the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh left for a week long visit of Brazil and US on Saturday morning.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh wants Nuclear Summit hosted by US President Barack Obama to focus on nuclear terrorism and proliferation of sensitive nuclear materials and technologies.
New Delhi, Mar. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been declared World Statesman of the year 2010 by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
London, Feb. 25 (ANI): Argentina has taken the case of Britain's oil exploration off the Falkland Islands to the United Nations.
Mumbai, Nov 8(ANI): The first meeting of the newly constituted Maharashtra Government was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Chavan here on Sunday.
Copenhagen/Chicago/Washington, Oct.3 (ANI): Emotion, interpersonal appeal and geographic appeal led to Chicago losing 2016 Olympic bid to eventual winner Brazil, say most in America.
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A reporter behind the controversial G-8 photo, which depicts U.S. President Barack Obama seemingly checking out a woman's rear, has now lent some clarity to it.
Ahmedabad, July 7 (ANI): Seven persons died on Tuesday after consuming illicit liquor in Majoor Gam area here.
London, June 18 (ANI): Brazil's playboy magazine is set to hit the market shelves with a photograph featuring President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Yekaterinburg (Russia), June 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) summit) should consider the establishment of a Joint Business Forum which can identify areas for cooperation such as science and technology, energy, agriculture, aviation, pharmaceuticals and services.
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the loss of lives in the Air France jetliner tragedy.
Geneva, May 28 (DPA) Global unemployment levels will be worse than previously predicted, the International Labour Organisation said Thursday, revising upwards its previous numbers.
Brasilia, May 10 (EFE) Forty-four people have died in Brazil's worst floods in more than four decades that also left thousands more homeless, officials said.
Brasilia, May 6 (EFE) Severe flooding in Brazil has left about 180,000 people homeless and caused at least 15 deaths.
Madrid, May 5 (DPA) Spain's International Olympic Committee (IOC) representative Juan Antonio Samaranch jr. thinks US President Barack Obama has the chance to get the 2016 Olympics for his home city, Chicago, thereby eliminating rivals Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): After calling himself the Jesus Christ of Italian politics, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi boasted yesterday that he's the world's most popular leader.
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (DPA) Former FIFA president Joao Havelange, one of the most important personalities in the history of Brazilian sport, asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to chose Rio de Janeiro as the host of the 2016 Olympics.
Washington, April 23 (DPA) With a financial crisis still hammering away at the global economy, the International Monetary Fund is poised for one of its biggest expansions of power since the lender was created after World War II.
Buenos Aires/Port of Spain, April 21 (DPA) US President Barack Obama delivered a good mix of words and gestures at the Summit of the Americas to wipe the slate clean for his new approach to US-Latin American relations, despite a deep heritage of mistrust.
Port-of-Spain, April 21 (EFE) The fifth Summit of the Americas has marked a new phase in the relationship between US and Latin America.
Buenos Aires/Port-of-Spain, April 20 (DPA) The Summit of the Americas that ended Sunday is likely to be remembered as a turning point on ties between the US and Cuba.
London, April 3 (EFE) Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hailed as historic the accord that emerged here Thursday from the G20 economic summit.
Paris, April 1 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that their countries were preparing a proposal for a new world governance to prevent future economic crises caused by a lack of regulation.
Vina del Mar (Chile), March 28 (DPA) Centre-Left leaders from around the world said Saturday in Chile that they would demand from next week's G20 summit the imposition of urgent cross-border regulations regarding the financial sector, climate change and social protection.
London, March 27 (IANS) Britain and other wealthy nations have been roundly condemned by Brazil in a foretaste of what are expected to be heated discussions at a gathering of world leaders in London next week in the backdrop of the global financial crisis.
London, March 27 (Xinhua) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said that 'the global financial crisis was caused by white people with blue eyes'.
Rio de Janeiro, March 26 (EFE) Brazil will witness overall economic growth this year despite a 3.6 percent contraction in the fourth quarter of 2008, the state-funded Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) has said, indicating that the worst of recession was over for Latin America's biggest economy.
New York, March 17 (EFE) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he would urge the G20 countries to reform the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that he believes was partly responsible for the current global crisis.
Washington, Mar.15 (ANI): There is one thing most Americans are sure about, and that is that President Obama has a way with words and the ability to continue to ' swing votes' in his favour.
Washington, March 15 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has insisted that there were no divisions forming over economic stimulus policies among leaders attending next month's summit of the world's 20 leading economies.
Washington, March 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said his country has lot to learn from Brazil in the field of renewable energy and would utilise that opportunity to build close ties with other Latin American countries.
Washington, March 14 (DPA) The US government is urging Brazil to return an eight-year-old boy to his father in the US in a case that could come up when President Barack Obama holds his first meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Saturday.
Brasilia, March 12 (DPA) The Brazilian presidency got stuck in a diplomatic fumble Wednesday when it got wrong the name of Britain's Prince Charles in an official agenda.
Washington, Jan 20 (DPA) With just one full day left in office, US President George W. Bush spent Monday making farewell telephone calls to more than a dozen world leaders, the White House said.
Brasilia, Jan 20 (DPA) Outgoing US President George W. Bush called Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to say goodbye Monday, Brazil's presidential spokesman Marcelo Baumbach said.
Washington, Jan 20 (DPA) With just one full day left in office, US President George W. Bush spent Monday holding farewell telephone calls with more than a dozen world leaders, the White House said.