Indian Olympic Association grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) after months of discussions. The affiliation was informed via letter to the BFI President yesterday. IOA now recognizes BFI as a fully recognized body by granting affiliation as per the directives of the International Olympic Committee. The two bodies had … Continue reading Indian Olympic Association grants affiliation to Boxing Federation of India

India seals berth in Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final

India has sealed a berth in the Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final to be held in June this year. The Indian eves made the cut early this morning after they stormed into the Final of World League Round 2 in West Vancouver, Canada. They saw off Belarus, 4-0 to make it to the Final. Skipper … Continue reading India seals berth in Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Gujarat Lions by 9 wickets

In Hyderabad today, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Gujarat Lions by nine wickets for their second straight win in the ongoing IPL tournament. Set to score136 runs for a win, Sunrisers easily overhauled the target in 15.3 overs. Skipper David Warner hit an unbeaten 76 while Moises Henriques was not out on 52.

40 killed, dozens injured in explosion at church in Egypt

WEB DESK At least 40 people were killed in two blasts targeting Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday in Egypt. Officials say, in Alexandria, an explosion outside St Mark’s Coptic church killed 13 people. Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Church, had been attending Mass inside and was unhurt. An earlier blast at St George’s … Continue reading 40 killed, dozens injured in explosion at church in Egypt

Two killed in aircraft crash in France

In France, two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed into a field in the northeastern part of the country yesterday. Strasbourg Council said the accident happened shortly after the plane took off from a strip 70 kilometres from the city of Metz in the Moselle region. For a reason not yet determined the … Continue reading Two killed in aircraft crash in France

President Mukherjee urges people to extend full support to “less cash India” mission

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee has urged all citizens to extend their unstinted support to the mission of a less cash India. He stated that all efforts of the government will achieve their end only if people were to adopt them pro-actively. Mr Mukherjee was speaking on the occasion of the 100th mega draw of lots … Continue reading President Mukherjee urges people to extend full support to “less cash India” mission

Srinagar bypoll: 8 killed in violence, 6.5% turnout

Srinagar / Eight civilians were killed during clashes with security forces in various areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on poll day for bye elections to Srinagar Parliamentary constituency today. The Srinagar Parliamentary constituency witnessed lowest voter turnout. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives during today’s polling. She … Continue reading Srinagar bypoll: 8 killed in violence, 6.5% turnout

Global crude oil prices hit one-month high

Global crude oil prices hit a one-month high today, after the US fired missiles at a military base in Syria, raising concerns that the conflict could spread in the oil-rich region. Brent crude oil futures rose 68 cents, to 55.57 dollars a barrel, after reaching an intra-day peak of 56.08 dollars a barrel, the highest … Continue reading Global crude oil prices hit one-month high

Assam govt to make girls education free upto university level

The Assam government has proposed to make girls education free upto the university level. Talking to MEDIA in Guwahati today, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, the draft population policy has suggested the proposal to make education system accessible. He said, the policy also proposes to implement two child norms for getting government jobs. … Continue reading Assam govt to make girls education free upto university level

Syria: 18 killed in airstrikes in Idib province

Air strikes killed at least 18 people, including five children, in a town in rebel-controlled Idlib province yesterday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defence rescue service said the death toll from the air strikes in Urum al-Joz was expected to rise. The Civil Defence, which operates in rebel-held areas, however, said on … Continue reading Syria: 18 killed in airstrikes in Idib province