India wins elections to 2 UN subsidiary bodies

India have won elections to two subsidiary bodies of a UN organ focussed on social and economic issues. India along with 12 other members was elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The country garnered the most number of votes in the … Continue reading India wins elections to 2 UN subsidiary bodies

US President Trump set to launch another effort to roll back Obamacare

US President Donald Trump is set to launch another effort to roll back Obamacare. Reports say, he will seek Congressional approval for a new healthcare bill before he marks 100 days in office on the 29th of this month. Trump and Congressional Republicans suffered a major defeat last month when they were forced to withdraw … Continue reading US President Trump set to launch another effort to roll back Obamacare

Jaitley raises issue of H-1B visa with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

AMN India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the issue of recent executive orders on H-1B visa regime with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington DC. Mr Jaitely outlined the significant contributions, the skilled Indian professionals have made to the US economy and expressed the hope that the US administration will take this aspect into … Continue reading Jaitley raises issue of H-1B visa with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Nitish meets Sonia, discuss candidate for Presidential election

Bihar Chief Minister and JDU chief, Nitish Kumar in a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi yesterday, called for a joint opposition candidate for the election to the President’s post. Party spokesperson K C Tyagi said, there should be a joint opposition candidate for the top Constitutional post and Sonia Gandhi being … Continue reading Nitish meets Sonia, discuss candidate for Presidential election

Can’t pass an order on reclaiming Kohinoor: SC

The Supreme Court today said it could not pass an order for reclaiming the Kohinoor from the United Kingdom or to stop it from being auctioned. Disposing of a plea seeking directions to bring the treasured diamond back to India, a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said it could not ask a … Continue reading Can’t pass an order on reclaiming Kohinoor: SC

Rajnath Singh asks all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

AMN / Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris living in different parts of the country. Condemning the alleged incidents of harassment of Kashmiris in some states, the Home Minister said they were  like any other Indian citizens and an advisory is being sent by the Home Ministry … Continue reading Rajnath Singh asks all states to ensure safety of Kashmiris

SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN card

AMN The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri that they have found that people were giving details of PAN cards which have been procured on the basis … Continue reading SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN card

India, EU agree to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation

India and European Union have agreed on the need to strengthen the security cooperation particularly on the issue of counter-terrorism. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms. Federica Mogherini today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The two leaders discussed regional and global developments of mutual interest. Mr. Modi … Continue reading India, EU agree to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation

Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from Iran’s presidential election

Iranian state TV says the clerical body charged with vetting candidates has disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month’s presidential election. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had previously urged him not to run. It carried an Interior Ministry statement saying that President Hassan Rouhani has been approved to run for … Continue reading Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from Iran’s presidential election

President Xi Jinping elected to key Congress of Communist Party

President Xi Jinping has been unanimously elected as a delegate to the National Congress of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) at the Guizhou provincial party unit. 63-year-old Xi, regarded as the most powerful leader heading the party, military and the government, will complete his first five-year term during the 19th party Congress to … Continue reading President Xi Jinping elected to key Congress of Communist Party