Vasundhara Raje meets Power Minister Piyush Goyal to sort out power woes of Rajasthan

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recently met minister of states for power Piyush Goyal in New Delhi in order to discuss the problems Rajasthan is facing in terms of power. In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the people of the state, the chief minister urged the union government to ensure additional aid by the centre in this regard. Jan 20, 2015

India has 70 percent of world's tigers as per latest census: Javadekar

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): India is home to 70 percent of the world's tigers as per latest 2014 census, said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday (January 20). Tigers have long been bordering extinction as they face the dangers of poaching, killings and habitat loss despite government conservation efforts. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says that the world has lost 97 percent of its tiger population in over a century. India has been struggling to keep its tiger population intact being one of the few countries where the species is found. Javadekar added that building new tiger reserves was on the government's agenda. He also said that though man-animal conflict had reduced, the government would be active in reducing the risks further. He also applauded the efforts of forest guards and environment enthusiasts and activists in helping preserve tigers. Jan 20, 2015

Surat chemical godown catches fire

Surat, Jan 20 (ANI): A massive fire broke out at the Mahalaxmi Industrial Godown in the Pandesara area of Surat on Tuesday. The chemical godown, which caught fire at around 10 am, had oil supplies used in textile looms and gas cylinders. As per reports, the reason for the fire was a short circuit. Four cylinders in the godown also exploded due to the fire. More than two dozen fire tenders rushed to the spot and were attempting to douse the flames. Further details are awaited. Jan 20, 2015

PM Modi meets top management of POSCO

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of multi-national steel making company, POSCO, Kwon Oh-joon and its Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Gee Woong Sung in New Delhi on Tuesday (January 20). Modi also met ambassador of South Korea Joon-Gyu-Lee. Posco's $12 billion steel plant in eastern Odisha state is the largest single foreign direct investment (FDI) project in India. POSCO officials say the company came to India to have a strong base in an emerging economy as its presence in China was below expectations. The company will have to spend 5 percent of the total investment on "enterprise social commitments". Jan 20, 2015