Norway is happiest place on earth: UN

AMN Norway is the happiest place on earth, suggest a latest United Nations agency report. It has toppled neighbour Denmark from the number one position. According to report Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the Central African Republic came last. Western Europe and North America dominated the top of … Continue reading Norway is happiest place on earth: UN

Misbah calls for life-time ban on players involved in PSL spot-fixing scandal

Pakistan Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq today said that players involved in spot-fixing scandals should not be allowed to return to the field again. Speaking to the media about the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, Misbah said players involved should be handed a life-time ban so that such incidents do not repeat themselves. Last week, … Continue reading Misbah calls for life-time ban on players involved in PSL spot-fixing scandal

Roger Federer wins ATP Indian Wells Masters title

Roger Federer added another feather in his hat yesterday by winning the ATP Indian Wells Masters title. Federer claimed a record-equalling fifth title at Indian Wells, continuing his career resurgence with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka. Federer was sidelined some six months after knee surgery last year. He returned to win his 18th … Continue reading Roger Federer wins ATP Indian Wells Masters title

INDvsAUS: Ranchi test ends in draw

The Ranchi Cricket test match between India and Australia has ended in a draw. Australia were 204 for 6 in their second innings against India at stumps on the final day of today. Peter Handscomb remained unbeaten on 72, while Shaun Marsh made 53. For India, Ravindra Jadeja took 4 wickets. Australia had made 451 … Continue reading INDvsAUS: Ranchi test ends in draw

Idea Cellular approves merger with Vodafone

Idea Cellular today approved its amalgamation with Vodafone India and Vodafone Mobile Services. Idea said, in a regulatory filing, that the board of directors of Idea Cellular at its meeting held today approved the scheme of amalgamation of Vodafone India Limited (VIL) and its wholly owned subsidiary Vodafone Mobile Services Limited (VMSL) with the company. … Continue reading Idea Cellular approves merger with Vodafone

TDSAT refuses to stay Reliance Jio’s free offer

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, TDSAT, today refused to stay Reliance Jio’s free promotional offer, asking regulator TRAI to re-examine issues relating to the approval granted to the operator to continue with the freebies. The tribunal asked TRAI to present before it the findings of the examination within two weeks. TDSAT last week … Continue reading TDSAT refuses to stay Reliance Jio’s free offer

India’s first sign language dictionary to come up soon

The government is all set to come up with the country’s first-of-its-kind dictionary which aims to bring uniformity in sign languages used by hearing and speech impaired people. Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said, Indian Sign Language, ISL dictionary, which is being developed by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre … Continue reading India’s first sign language dictionary to come up soon

Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away, PM condoles

AMN Noted Gujarati poet and ghazal writer Chinu Modi passed away in Ahmedabad last evening, he was 78 and hospitalised last week after severe heart attack. Born on 30th September 1939, Chinu Modi has made a great contribution to Gujarati literature with his poetry, plays, novels and stories. Born in Vijapur town in North Gujarat, … Continue reading Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passes away, PM condoles

World Bank announces 57 billion US dollar for sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank has announced 57 billion US dollar financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years. Of that total, 45 billion dollar will come from the International Development Association, the World Bank fund that provides grants and interest-free loans for the world’s poorest countries. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in a statement … Continue reading World Bank announces 57 billion US dollar for sub-Saharan Africa

Repair rural household economy to sustain growth: SBI chief

Calling for focussing on farm sector growth to sustain higher overall growth, the State Bank of India yesterday said revival in credit demand will stay low until the balance sheets of the rural households are repaired. SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya told at a CII event that banks are facing two challenges-growth capital and asset quality … Continue reading Repair rural household economy to sustain growth: SBI chief