Biography: António Guterres, UN Chief

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder … Continue reading Biography: António Guterres, UN Chief

Mukund recalled, Saha comes back in Indian Test team

Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund was today recalled after nearly six years as a back-up opener in the 16-member Indian Test squad for one-off Test against Bangladesh, starting February 9. The selection committee meeting was delayed by six hours after the new Committee of Administrators (COA) barred joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary from convening it. Wriddhiman … Continue reading Mukund recalled, Saha comes back in Indian Test team

‘मुल्ला मुलायम’ नहीं बनना चाहते अखिलेश यादव

शबीहुल हसन नकवी / लखनऊ! मुसलमानों के मफादात में काम करने की वजह से उनकी संघी मुखालिफीन उन पर ‘मुल्ला मुलायम’ या ‘मौलाना’ कह कर तंज कसा करते थे। समाजवादी पार्टी पर कब्जा करने के बाद जब वजीर-ए-आला अखिलेश यादव ने 22 जनवरी को अपना एलक्शन मेनीफेस्टो जारी किया तो उसमें मुस्लिम मफादात गायब थे। … Continue reading ‘मुल्ला मुलायम’ नहीं बनना चाहते अखिलेश यादव

PV Sindhu wins Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Title

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu has won her maiden women’s singles crown at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament. In Lucknow yesterday, top seed Sindhu outplayed Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska in the summit clash in straight games 21-13, 21-14. In the Men’s Singles, National Champion Sameer Verma bagged the title defeating compatriot B Sai … Continue reading PV Sindhu wins Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Title

T20 World Cup for blind: Defending champions India thrash Bangladesh by 126 runs

Defending champions India thrashed Bangladesh by 129 runs in the opening match of the T20 cricket World Cup for the Blind in New Delhi yesterday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, India posted a mammoth 279 runs for the loss of just five wickets. In reply, Bangladesh could only muster 150 runs for the … Continue reading T20 World Cup for blind: Defending champions India thrash Bangladesh by 126 runs

H-1B reform bill introduced in US House of Representatives

A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which, among other things, calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to 130,000 dollars. The current H-1B minimum wage is 60,000 dollars. This will make it more difficult for firms to use the program to replace American employees with … Continue reading H-1B reform bill introduced in US House of Representatives

UK: Million sign petition calling for US President’s visit to be cancelled

More than one million people in the United Kingdom, have signed a petition urging the Government to call off US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK, amid a row over his recent immigration measures. The petition, on the Government’s official petitions site, calling for Donald Trump to be prevented from making an official … Continue reading UK: Million sign petition calling for US President’s visit to be cancelled

Barack Obama hits out at Donald Trump policies

Former US President Barack Obama today hit out at the incumbent Donald Trump, warning that ‘American values’ are at stake as the former President voiced his support to mass protests against his successor’s controversial travel ban on Muslims and the extreme vetting orders. Breaking his silence over Mr Trump’s controversial immigration policies, he expressed his … Continue reading Barack Obama hits out at Donald Trump policies

Shivpal Yadav to float new party

AMN / Lucknow The sidelined Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Yadav,Tuesday announced that he would be floating a new party after the assembly elections. Shivpal Yadav, who had a series of run-ins with Akhilesh Yadav, was addressing a rally in Jaswantnagar of Etawah district after filing his nomination for the assembly polls as a Samajwadi … Continue reading Shivpal Yadav to float new party

India Conveys concern to US on proposed changes in H1B visa norms

AMN / New Delhi With President Donald Trump adamant on executing its plans for change in H1B visa norms, India today said that it had noted the development with concern. ‘India’s concerns and interests have been conveyed to both the Trump Administration and the Congress at senior levels,’ External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said here. … Continue reading India Conveys concern to US on proposed changes in H1B visa norms