Chidambaram accuses ED of making ‘wild allegations’ against Karti

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today accused the Enforcement Directorate, ED, of making wild allegations against his son Karti in an alleged forex violation case. In a statement, the former Central Minister said, the ED’s press release issued yesterday did not refer to any specific act on the part of Karti. A show cause notice … Continue reading Chidambaram accuses ED of making ‘wild allegations’ against Karti

US reaffirms India’s designation as Major Defence Partner

AMN / The US today reaffirmed India’s designation as a Major Defence Partner and emphasised the importance of its strategic relationship as its National Security Adviser H R McMaster met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks with his counterpart Ajit Doval. The US Embassy in a statement said, the two sides discussed a range … Continue reading US reaffirms India’s designation as Major Defence Partner

Myanmar: 285 killed, 1073 injured during Thingyan water festival

At least 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured during a four-day annual Thingyan Water Festival in Myanmar. 1,200 criminal cases related to murder, car accident, drug-use, theft, arm possession and group violence were also registered during the water festival which ran from Thursday to Sunday. A total of 272 people were killed during the … Continue reading Myanmar: 285 killed, 1073 injured during Thingyan water festival

Pre-censorship of films: SC issues notice to I&B Min, Censor Board

The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and sought their replies on a plea seeking guidelines for pre-censorship of films. A bench, comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan passed the order yesterday. The petitioner has sought action on the report … Continue reading Pre-censorship of films: SC issues notice to I&B Min, Censor Board

US warns N Korea not to continue missile, nuclear tests

US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to continue missile and nuclear tests. Pence, who is in Japan, also said his country’s era of strategic patience with North Korea was over. Mr Pence arrived in Seoul on Sunday hours after North Korea carried out a failed missile launch. On the other hand, North … Continue reading US warns N Korea not to continue missile, nuclear tests

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 54.59/bbl on April 17

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$ 54.59* per barrel (bbl) on 17.04.2017. In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased to Rs.3515.92 per bbl on 17.04.2017 as compared to Rs. 3511.07 per … Continue reading Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 54.59/bbl on April 17

TN: AIADMK Amma party ministers discuss merger with Panneerselvam faction

Tamil Nadu ministers belonging to the AIADMK Amma party had a meeting and discussed about unification of the two factions of the parent party, the AIADMK. The surprise meet was held in the residence of the state electricity minister P.Thangamani late in the night. They later told the media, they discussed about functioning unitedly with … Continue reading TN: AIADMK Amma party ministers discuss merger with Panneerselvam faction

N Srinivasan can’t represent Board at ICC meeting: SC

The Supreme Court said today that former BCCI president N bSrinivasan cannot represent the Board at the ICC meeting next week as he has been held guilty of conflict of interest. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra allowed BCCI’s Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to represent the cricket board at the ICC meeting on April … Continue reading N Srinivasan can’t represent Board at ICC meeting: SC

Muslim Board slams Yogi remarks on Triple Talaq

AMN The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has termed UP chief minister remarks on Talaq as “jaahilana” (stupid). Reacting on CM remarks AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani said, “I don’t know how to react to the jaahilaanaa (stupid) statement. He is linking talaq with a greater issue — the disrobing of Draupadi. … Continue reading Muslim Board slams Yogi remarks on Triple Talaq

CM Yogi compares Triple Talaq to Draupadi’s cheer-haran, calls for UCC

AMN Uttar pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today equated ractice of triple talaq with the disrobing of Draupadi in Hindu epic Mahabharata and slammed the silence of the politicians and Ulema over it. “These days there is a new debate in the country. Some people are maintaining a silence on this issue. This reminds me … Continue reading CM Yogi compares Triple Talaq to Draupadi’s cheer-haran, calls for UCC