Kohli nominated for Polly Umrigar award, Ashwin for Dilip Sardesai award

PM India captain Virat Kohli was today nominated for the prestigious Polly Umrigar award while all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin named for the Dilip Sardesai award. The awards will be presented at the BCCI Annual Awards to be held in Bengaluru on 8th March. Kohli becomes the first Indian cricketer to get Polly Umrigar award on the … Continue reading Kohli nominated for Polly Umrigar award, Ashwin for Dilip Sardesai award

ISSF World Cup: India’s Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m free pistol

Indian shooter Jitu Rai continued his dream run in the ongoing ISSF World Cup as he clinched a gold medal in 50 metre air pistol event. Jitu created a new world record with 230.1 points in final.Another shooter of Indian team Amanpreet Singh won a silver medal in the same event. India have now three … Continue reading ISSF World Cup: India’s Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m free pistol

Luis Norton de Matos appointed new head coach of India U-17 football team

The AIFF today appointed Portugal’s Luis Norton de Matos as the head coach of the India Under-17 team for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to be held in October this year. A former manager with the Benfica Reserve side, De Matos replaces Nicolai Adam, who was forced to resign under controversial … Continue reading Luis Norton de Matos appointed new head coach of India U-17 football team

Afghanistan:15 killed, 50 injured in two suicide attacks

WEB DESK Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul after near-simultaneous Taliban assaults on two security compounds today. At least 15 people were killed and 50 injured in the carnage. The interior ministry said, a suicide car bomber struck an Afghan police precinct in western Kabul and a gun battle ensued. Five minutes later a suicide … Continue reading Afghanistan:15 killed, 50 injured in two suicide attacks

Chameli Devi Jain Award conferred on Neha Dixit

AMN /New Delhi Independent journalist Neha Dixit  today conferred with the Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Journalist for the year at a function attended by a galaxy of media figures, intellectuals and others distinguished figures from different walks of life. The award ceremony was followed by the BG Verghese Memorial Lecture by … Continue reading Chameli Devi Jain Award conferred on Neha Dixit

Popular Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta Passes Away at 87

Popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta passed away this morning at his Ahmedabad residence. He was 87 and suffering from age related illness since long. The famous humorist was best known for his column “Duniya Ne Undha Chasma” in Mumbai based Gujarati news weekly “Chitralekha”. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2015. … Continue reading Popular Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta Passes Away at 87

India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners as goodwill gesture

India today released 39 Pakistani prisoners languishing in jails across the country as a goodwill gesture. The prisoners include 14 Pakistanis who have served out their sentences in India and 25 fishermen. These fishermen were arrested for entering Indian waters by mistake while fishing and completed their sentence of 8 to 12 months in Kuchh … Continue reading India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners as goodwill gesture

Shazia Ilmi stopped at Jamia from speaking on triple talaq

AMN / New Delhi BJP leader Shazia Ilmi, who was stopped to take part in a seminar at Jamia Millia Islamia, slammed the Vice-Chancellor and ‘those forces who were crying hoarse over the right to freedom of expression’. Ms Ilmi had been invited to speak at a seminar on triple talaq, but she alleged that … Continue reading Shazia Ilmi stopped at Jamia from speaking on triple talaq

Govt asks banks to provide mobile banking to customers by Mar 31

The government has asked all banks to provide mobile banking facility to all customers by March 31 in a bid to push digital transactions. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Electronics and IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said, banks have been asked to run a nationwide campaign up to March 31 to ensure that every customer … Continue reading Govt asks banks to provide mobile banking to customers by Mar 31

Cong demands resignation of Kiren Rijiju for trolling Gurmehar

AMN /New Delhi / Continuing its attack on Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju for allegedly trolling Gurmehar Kaur, the daughter of Kargil martyr Mandeep Singh, the Congress today demanded his resignation. Addressing reporters here, AICC spokesperson Manprit Badal said, ”It is the duty of the government to protect a martyr’s daughter. Instead, the … Continue reading Cong demands resignation of Kiren Rijiju for trolling Gurmehar