India, Bangladesh ink 22 agreements

PM Modi announces $4.5 billion line of credit to Bangladesh AMN / NEW DELHI India and Bangladesh today signed 22 agreements in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina in New Delhi after delegation level talks. The areas in which the agreements have been inked include bilateral judicial sector, earth … Continue reading India, Bangladesh ink 22 agreements

US to impose more sanctions on Syria soon

The United States will soon impose more sanctions on Syria in response to a chemical attack blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime after an overwhelming successful military operation. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said this from President Donald Trump’s golf resort in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. He said, additional sanctions on Syria is part of their ongoing effort … Continue reading US to impose more sanctions on Syria soon

India receives report on Vikram Jaryal death in US shootout: Sushma Swaraj

AMN / India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that her Ministry has received a report on the shootout incident resulting in the tragic death of Indian national Vikram Jaryal in Washington. In a series of tweets Ms Swaraj said, the Ministry is coordinating with the investigative agencies and the authorities there have got … Continue reading India receives report on Vikram Jaryal death in US shootout: Sushma Swaraj

UP: CM Yogi promises 5 lakh new power connections in 100 days

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to provide power connections to five lakhs households within 100 days. After a meeting with the power department, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, the department should prepare a working plan to give the connections as per the target. He said, consumers should not face any problem in getting new … Continue reading UP: CM Yogi promises 5 lakh new power connections in 100 days

LG cancels office allotment to AAP

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has canceled the office allotment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, stating it was made in clear violation of rules, as powers on land in the national capital are vested with the Centre. Mr Baijal had also sought opinion of the Public Works Department on the issue, which gave an … Continue reading LG cancels office allotment to AAP

Government to revive North Koel Irrigation project

The Centre has decided to revive the North Koel Irrigation project, envisaged nearly 40 years ago, to address the water requirements in Jharkhand and Bihar. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti told reporters in New Delhi that when completed, the project, estimated to cost 1,600 crore rupees, is expected to irrigate 1 lakh hectares of … Continue reading Government to revive North Koel Irrigation project

Centre favours in SC booth-wise counting of ballots in polls

Government has favoured in the Supreme Court the existing practice of booth-wise counting of votes, saying it helps candidates and political parties in improving their performance. The Centre, in an affidavit, said the Election Commission’s proposal for using totaliser machine for counting of votes was referred to a team of ministers, headed by the Union … Continue reading Centre favours in SC booth-wise counting of ballots in polls

UP Govt to conduct probe into sale of 21 sugar mills

AMN / The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to conduct a probe into the sale of 21 sugar mills in the state in 2010-11. After a meeting with the Sugarcane Development department, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, it was scam of about 1,100 crore rupees, and the state government may recommend CBI probe into the … Continue reading UP Govt to conduct probe into sale of 21 sugar mills

German national attacked in Delhi, Sushma Swaraj seeks report

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked for a report on the attack on a German national in Delhi. In a tweet, Ms Swaraj said, she has asked Delhi Government to provide him best medical treatment. 19-year-old German national Benjamin Scolt was attacked at Geeta Colony in New Delhi yesterday.

Colombia ends search for flood survivors; death toll at 314

Colombian officials today formally abandoned the search for survivors of floods that killed at least 314 people in the small southern city of Mocoa, though 106 people remain listed as missing. Emergency workers will turn to excavating roads and buildings, distributing aid and trying to avoid the outbreak of epidemics in the town, where water … Continue reading Colombia ends search for flood survivors; death toll at 314