National Badminton Championship: Sourabh Verma clinches Men’s Singles title

Sourabh Verma clinched the Men’s Singles title defeating Lakshya Sen in the 81 st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament played in Patna today. Sourabh beat Lakshya Sen 21-13, 21-12. Earlier in the day, Rituparna Das claimed the Women’s Singles title defeating Reshma Karthik in the tournament. Second seed Rituparna defeated 9th seed Reshma 21-12, 21-14. … Continue reading National Badminton Championship: Sourabh Verma clinches Men’s Singles title

T 20 World cup for blind: India beat New Zealand, storms into semi final

India have stormed into the semi final of the T-20 World Cup for blind. At the KIIT stadium in Bhubaneswar today, they registered a thumping nine wicket victory over New Zealand. Electing to bat after winning the toss, New Zealand posted 136 for 6 in the stipulated 20 overs. B D Wilson was the highest … Continue reading T 20 World cup for blind: India beat New Zealand, storms into semi final

Alastair Cook resigns as England Test captain

  Alastair Cook has resigned as England Test captain after a record 59 matches in the role. Cook tendered his resignation to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves yesterday, but intends to continue playing Test cricket. Cook, England’s leading scorer in Tests with 11,057 runs, became captain in August 2012 and led … Continue reading Alastair Cook resigns as England Test captain

White House releases list of 78 attacks

Amidst US President Donald Trump’s running battle with the media, the White House has released a list of 78 “under-reported” terrorist attacks to back his claim of a “very, very dishonest press”. The list of terror attacks, including some in Pakistan and Bangladesh, was published by the White House soon after Mr Trump told a … Continue reading White House releases list of 78 attacks

AFGHANISTAN: 20 dead in bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

WEB DESK / At least 20 people were killed and 45 others injured in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the centre of capital, Kabul, today. Government officials said an apparent suicide bomber targeted the car park of the court compound as employees leaving their offices at the end of the working day. … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: 20 dead in bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

No official estimate of black money in cash in country: Govt

AMN / Government today said it has no official estimate of percentage of black money held in the country in cash. This was stated by Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. He was asked whether it is a fact that six percent of black money in … Continue reading No official estimate of black money in cash in country: Govt

CBDT issues new appreciation letters to 3.74 lakh taxpayers

AMN The Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued third round of Certificates of appreciation to nearly 3.74 Lakh tax payers for their contribution towards Nation building. With this, the total number of certificates issued by CBDT now stands at approximately 23 Lakh. CBDT has sent out such certificates of appreciation to individual tax payers … Continue reading CBDT issues new appreciation letters to 3.74 lakh taxpayers

China blocks bid against Azhar at UN

AMN/ China has again opposed a bid by US, UK and France to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN; India raises the issue with Chinese govt; NIA special court declares him and 3 others proclaimed offenders. China has once again opposed a bid by US, UK and France … Continue reading China blocks bid against Azhar at UN

Govt seeks explanation from 536 cos for CSR non-compliance

AMN The Government has issued show cause notices to 536 firms for non-compliance with Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, norms under the companies law. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said, under the Companies Act 2013, certain class of profitable entities are required to shell … Continue reading Govt seeks explanation from 536 cos for CSR non-compliance

Lok Sabha passes bill to ensure wage payments through e-transfer, cheques

AMN The Lok Sabha today passed the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which seeks to enable employers to pay wages to workers through cheque or directly crediting to their accounts. The bill, moved by Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya in the House, will replace the Ordinance promulgated by the President on 28th December … Continue reading Lok Sabha passes bill to ensure wage payments through e-transfer, cheques