SBI sticks to penalty on minimum balance

Our Correspondent Despite Government advisory to reconsider clause of balance penalty on accounts,top State Bank of India is adamant on holding the penalty. SBI has justified its move to levy penalty on non-maintenance of minimum balance, saying that it will balance the burden of managing a large number of no-frills Jan Dhan accounts. Speaking to … Continue reading SBI sticks to penalty on minimum balance

TMC MPs protest over alleged hate crime against Indians in US

Trinamool Congress MPs today protested over the recent incidents of alleged hate crime against Indians in the US. The members holding placard in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament complex demanded safety and security of Indian citizens in the US. They said the US government should ensure that there is no such incident of hate … Continue reading TMC MPs protest over alleged hate crime against Indians in US

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary references

AMN / The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day today after making obituary references to a sitting member, Haji Abdul Salam and four former members of the House. They included former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray. When the House met for the second part of the Budget session, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the passing … Continue reading Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary references

NIA to make further investigations in Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: Rajnath Singh

AMN / Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said further investigations in a blast in the general compartment of the Bhopal-Ujjain Passenger train on 7th of this month, will be handed over to National Investigation Authority (NIA). Making a statement in the Lok Sabha today, he said due to the coordinated and prompt action taken by … Continue reading NIA to make further investigations in Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: Rajnath Singh

US Marine Corps deployed to Syria to defeat IS

US says, it has sent a Marine Corps artillery battery into Syria to help defeat the Islamic State terror group (IS) in Raqqa. Quoting a Pentagon spokesman AFP said, several hundred Marines have deployed into Syria with artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to push IS out of its self-declared … Continue reading US Marine Corps deployed to Syria to defeat IS

Pakistan: Hindu woman axed to death by a group in Balochistan

A Hindu woman has been axed to death by a group of unidentified persons in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Balochistan province. Quoting police, the Dawn reports that Zania Kumari was attacked yesterday by the group in Baba Kot area of Nasirabad district and escaped after the murder. The cause of the attack remains unclear and police … Continue reading Pakistan: Hindu woman axed to death by a group in Balochistan

US rejects Chinese proposal for reducing tension in Korean peninsula

AMN United States has rejected China’s proposal aimed at reducing tension in the Korean peninsula. State Department’s acting spokesman Mark Toner said, the defence cooperation between the US and South Korea can not be compared to the blatant disregard the North has shown to international laws. He said all previous attempts to pursuade North Korea … Continue reading US rejects Chinese proposal for reducing tension in Korean peninsula

Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance in All England Open Badminton Championships

Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and H S Prannoy advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham today. In Women’s singles, 2015 finalist Saina Nehwal registered a comfortable 21-15, 21-14 win against defending champion Nozumi Okuhara in 38 minutes. Sixth seed Sindhu eased … Continue reading Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance in All England Open Badminton Championships

DRS issue: ICC not to take any action against Kohli, Smith

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided not to press charges against Australian skipper Steven Smith, Indian captain Virat Kohli, or any other player in connection with the Umpire Decision Review System or DRS incident during the Bengaluru Test. In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, no further action will be taken as … Continue reading DRS issue: ICC not to take any action against Kohli, Smith

FBI & CIA launch criminal investigation into public release of documents by Wikileaks

WEB DESK In the United States, Federal agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the public release of documents by Wikileaks. US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said, both Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CIA are co-ordinating the inquiry. In a statements, spokesman of CIA, Jonathan Liu said, the inquiry would also try to establish … Continue reading FBI & CIA launch criminal investigation into public release of documents by Wikileaks