Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Union agricultural ministry is contemplating with idea to provide subsidy to fertiliser firms for setting up soil testing facilities at retail outlets. The proposal has been sent to department of fertilisers to seek views from companies and other stakeholders. In  2016-17 Budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced setting up of … Continue reading Govt may offer subsidy to fertiliser firms for soil testing labs

Budget session of Bihar Assembly begins

The Budget session of Bihar Assembly begins today. The session will conclude on March 31. During this there will be 23 seatings. Governor Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint session of the state legislature on the opening day. The economic survey of the state will be tabled after address of the Governor. The Finance … Continue reading Budget session of Bihar Assembly begins

BMC polls: Shiv Sena, BJP leading in most of the seat

AMN / In the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the ruling party Shiv Sena is leading registering victory at 77 seats out of total 227, with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at second position winning 69 seats. Out of the 199 seats for which results have been declared till now, Congress is at third position winning 27 … Continue reading BMC polls: Shiv Sena, BJP leading in most of the seat

Pakistan: 9 killed in blast near Lahore defence area

AMN / At least nine people were killed and 35 others injured, some of them critically in a bomb blast in Lahore’s Defence area today. Spokesman for the provincial Punjab police, Nayab Haider, said the explosion was caused by a timed device which contained 8 to 10 kilogrammes of explosives. Lahore’s Mayor Captain (Retired) Mubashir … Continue reading Pakistan: 9 killed in blast near Lahore defence area

Astronomers discover 7 new Earth-sized exoplanets that may sustain life

WEB DESK Astronomers have discovered for the first time seven new Earth-sized exoplanets that may be able to sustain life. Lead researcher Michael Gillon, with the University of Liege in Belgium said, these exoplanets are orbiting a star 39 light years away. He said, they could have some liquid water and maybe life. Astronomers have … Continue reading Astronomers discover 7 new Earth-sized exoplanets that may sustain life

Uzbekistan’s Journalist freed after 18 years in prison

A journalist and opposition activist in the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, Muhammad Bekjanov, has been freed after serving 18 years in prison. He was convicted of attempting to kill the late President, Islam Karimov, but has said he was tortured into confessing to fabricated charges. Mr Bekjanov is a brother of exiled opposition leader … Continue reading Uzbekistan’s Journalist freed after 18 years in prison

BSF lodges protest with Pakistan over detection of tunnel along Border

TIA NEWS Border Security Force has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Rangers over detection of trans-border tunnel along the the international border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir during a commander-level flag meeting. A BSF spokesperson said, the meeting was held yesterday between a commanding officer of BSF and Wing Commander of Pakistan … Continue reading BSF lodges protest with Pakistan over detection of tunnel along Border

Fake notes: SBI suspects involvement of miscreant, probe under way

AMN The State Bank of India, SBI, today said that there is a robust system in place for monitoring the quality of notes. The Bank’s statement came in the wake of the reports that its ATM at Sngam Vihar in Delhi dispensed fake notes of 2000 rupees on 6th of this month. It said, the … Continue reading Fake notes: SBI suspects involvement of miscreant, probe under way

Polling underway for 4th phase of Assembly elections in UP

AMN Polling is underway for the fourth phase of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Voting is taking place for 53 seats spread over 12 districts of eastern UP and Bundelkhand region. These districts are Allahabad, Chitrakoot, Banda, Fatehpur, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Kaushambi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Pratapgarh and Raebareli. Voting, which began at 7 AM, will end … Continue reading Polling underway for 4th phase of Assembly elections in UP

J&K: 3 soldiers killed, 5 injured in terror attack

AMN Three soldiers were killed and five others including two officers injured in a terror attack in Moolu Chitragam area of Shopian district of Jammu & Kashmir, last night. A local woman was also killed in the incident. The encounter took place when a joint team of 44 Rashtriya Rifles and State Police launched a … Continue reading J&K: 3 soldiers killed, 5 injured in terror attack