US ‘Not Looking for Fight’ With North Korea: Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Washington is not looking to get into a fight with North Korea unless Pyongyang sparks one. She told reporters yesterday that North Korea needs to realize that it should not give a reason to the United States for a fight and US also not wants a reason … Continue reading US ‘Not Looking for Fight’ With North Korea: Nikki Haley

Govt clears EC’s proposal for paper trail EVMs

AMN The Union The Cabinet today gave nod to Election Commission’s proposal for procurement of new 16 lakh 15 thousand new Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines. Briefing media in New Delhi this afternoon, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, the achines, if ordered in this month can be supplied by the manufacturers by September … Continue reading Govt clears EC’s proposal for paper trail EVMs

Tamil Nadu cabinet revolts, dumps Dhinakaran, Sasikala

In a major political development in Tamil Nadu, the ruling faction of the AIADMK has decided to sideline Ms VK Sasikala, who has been the long time aide of late leader Jayalaithaa from the party. Senior leaders of the AIADMK Amma faction including many ministers discussed about the political situation in the state among themselves … Continue reading Tamil Nadu cabinet revolts, dumps Dhinakaran, Sasikala

SC asks Govt to clarify Policy on National Anthem, Song

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday sought response from the centre in four weeks on a plea seeking framing of a policy for promoting the national anthem and the national song. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra issued notice and asked the centre to file its reply on the plea which also sought to … Continue reading SC asks Govt to clarify Policy on National Anthem, Song

BCCI rejects S Sreesanth’s plea for review of his life ban

Tainted pacer S Sreesanth’s plea for a review of his life ban has been summarily rejected by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.(BCCI). The national cricket governing body says it will not compromise on its zero tolerance policy towards corruption. The BCCI informed Sreesanth of its decision in a letter which Sreesanth received … Continue reading BCCI rejects S Sreesanth’s plea for review of his life ban

Pluralistic Heritage must be Preserved

By M. Hamid Ansari Culture is more than just song and dance or architecture. It is the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through … Continue reading Pluralistic Heritage must be Preserved

India to have normal monsoon; Intense heatwave continue to prevail

AMN Good news for farmers who mainly depend on monsoon, Meteorological Department has predicted normal monsoon rainfall this year. Briefing media in New Delhi on Southwest Monsoon season rainfall forecast, Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), K J Ramesh said, quantitatively, the monsoon rainfall from June to September is likely to be 96 per … Continue reading India to have normal monsoon; Intense heatwave continue to prevail