SYRIYA: 42 killed, 100 injured in raids on Aleppo mosque

WEB DESK At least 42 people were killed and more than 100 injured in an air attack on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria yesterday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the mosque in the Jeenah area, in Aleppo province was packed with worshippers for evening prayers. It said many people are … Continue reading SYRIYA: 42 killed, 100 injured in raids on Aleppo mosque

UN warns against ‘abrupt funding cuts’ stemming from US budget

United Nations has warned that its operations could suffer if the United States were to slash funding to the world body as called for in President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is totally committed to reforming the United Nations and ensuring that it is fit for … Continue reading UN warns against ‘abrupt funding cuts’ stemming from US budget

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 50.76/bbl on March 16

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 50.76 per barrel (bbl) on 16.03.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 50.25per bbl on previous publishing day of 15.03.2017. In rupee terms, the price … Continue reading Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 50.76/bbl on March 16

No health cess in new National Health Policy: Govt

The new National Health Policy has rejected earlier proposals to introduce a health cess to scale up the public investments in health care. The new policy which was unveiled yesterday, aims at providing assured health services to all and also proposes free drugs, diagnostics and emergency care services in all public hospitals. Briefing reporters in … Continue reading No health cess in new National Health Policy: Govt

NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – MARCH 17

NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – MARCH 17 A headline in The Asian Age says “BJP meet sets tone for 2019.” “Urging leaders to woo youth, Modi says: ‘Won’t rest nor let others rest.’ ” “Market upbeat, unfazed by Fed rate hike,” reports Business Line. “Well-fed bulls continue to charge ahead on Dalal Street,” highlights The Economic Times. … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS’ SCAN – MARCH 17

Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger

AMN A Parliamentary panel has suggested merger of state-run telecom firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) for their long-term survival. The Committee on Petitions, chaired by BJP MP Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in its report tabled in Lok Sabha yesterday, said that for the long-term survival and success, merger of … Continue reading Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger

PM Modi asks BJP MPs to be ready for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

AMN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked BJP MPs not to sit on the laurels of victory but reach out to the public with an eye on 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Addressing Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Modi asked party leaders to reach out to the youth. Setting the tone for the … Continue reading PM Modi asks BJP MPs to be ready for 2019 Lok Sabha elections