Uproar in Rajya Sabha over reconstitution of SC,ST, Backward commissions

Andalib Akhter / AMN Opposition parties today stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha on the issue of proposed reconstitution of various Commissions dealing with Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and Backward Classes. The House was adjourned six times before adjournment for the day. This is for the second day the issue was raised in the … Continue reading Uproar in Rajya Sabha over reconstitution of SC,ST, Backward commissions

J&K: Mehbooba asks militants to give up arms

AMN Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked local militants, who want to return to the mainstream, to give up their arms as nothing can be achieved through violence. Addressing an election rally in south Kashmir she said, violence has only led to death and destruction in Jammu and Kashmir over the years. … Continue reading J&K: Mehbooba asks militants to give up arms

Govt imposes 10 % import duty on wheat, Tur dal

AMN /NEW DELHI Government of India today imposed ten per cent import duty on wheat and Tur dal with immediate effect to protect farmers’ interest amid projection of a record crop this year. On 8th of December last year, the government had reduced customs duty on wheat to zero from 10 per cent to boost … Continue reading Govt imposes 10 % import duty on wheat, Tur dal

Govt is making all out efforts to promote football: Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said the government is making all out efforts to promote football. Talking to media outside Parliament, Mr Goel said, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajna will distribute footballs to Parliamentarians tomorrow in an attempt to make it popular. The MPs will later promote the game in their constituencies. FIFA Under-17 World … Continue reading Govt is making all out efforts to promote football: Vijay Goel

US vows to end ‘Israel-bashing’ at United Nations

The US ambassador to the United Nations has vowed never to allow Israel-bashing at the world body. Nikki Haley was addressing the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, Washington’s biggest pro-Israel forum, for the first time yesterday since President Donald Trump named her Washington’s UN envoy. Haley warned other UN members that the … Continue reading US vows to end ‘Israel-bashing’ at United Nations

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada is dead

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died. He was 87. Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain. Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr Kathrada was among eight African National Congress activists sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964. They were convicted of … Continue reading Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada is dead

Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order today to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations. The move is meant to bolster domestic energy production, but environmentalists have vowed to challenge it in court. The decree, dubbed the “Energy Independence” order, will seek to undo former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan … Continue reading Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

NEWSPAPERS SCAN -MARCH 28

NEWSPAPERS SCAN -MARCH 28 Supreme Court’s verdict on the Aadhaar card has been noticed prominently in all dailies today. “Can’t make Aadhaar must for benefits,” while “allowing the government to use it for non-profit welfare schemes such as opening bank accounts,” reports Hindustan Times. On the slaughterhouse ban, the Indian Express reports, “More than half … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN -MARCH 28

Muslim personal law outside realm of judiciary: AIMPLB to SC on triple talaq issue

AMN / All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) told Supreme Court that pleas challenging the practices of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims were not maintainable as the issues fell outside the realm of judiciary. In its written submissions filed in the apex court yesterday, the Board said the validity of Mohammedan … Continue reading Muslim personal law outside realm of judiciary: AIMPLB to SC on triple talaq issue

After UP Jharkhand to close illegal slaughter houses

AMN / RANCHI Jharkhand government has decided to close all illegal slaughter houses within next 72 hours. The Principal Secretary for Home S K G Rahate has instructed all Deputy Commissioners, SSP, Municipalities and other local bodies to issue notices to all illegal slaughter houses of their areas to closed down in next 72 hrs … Continue reading After UP Jharkhand to close illegal slaughter houses