India committed to assist Palestine in achieving developmental goals: Prez Mukherjee

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee said that India remains firmly committed to assist the Palestinian people in achieving their developmental goals. In his banquet speech yesterday, which was hosted in the honour of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Mr Mukherjee said, India attaches great importance to its bilateral relations with Palestine which have gained momentum and expanded … Continue reading India committed to assist Palestine in achieving developmental goals: Prez Mukherjee

Indian Navy foils piracy attempt on Liberian vessel in Gulf of Aden

The Indian Navy has thwarted a piracy attempt on a Liberian vessel in the Gulf of Aden. The swift operation involved marine commandos and an armed chopper. The Navy’s warship INS Sharda swung into action after it received a distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten around 4:45 PM yesterday. The warship is deployed in Gulf … Continue reading Indian Navy foils piracy attempt on Liberian vessel in Gulf of Aden

States told to implement disabilities act in letter and spirit

A national review meeting on the persons with disabilities act today revealed that only seven states had set up separate departments for implementing programmes and schemes for the welfare of disabled persons. Besides, 14 states had appointed independent commissioners to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. Inaugurating the 15th National Review Meeting of the … Continue reading States told to implement disabilities act in letter and spirit

India to build 10 heavy water reactors to boost nuclear power

AMN Cabinet has approved building of ten units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors for India in a boost to domestic nuclear industry. Briefing media in New Delhi, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the decision will link government’s goal of a strong nuclear power sector with indigenous capacity in high-end technology. He said today’s decision … Continue reading India to build 10 heavy water reactors to boost nuclear power

Bring law to address issue of Triple Talaq: SC tells Govt

New Delhi/ TIA NEWS The Supreme Court today told the Central government to enact a law to address the question of marriage and divorce including the issue of triple talaq in the Muslim community instead of waiting for the apex court to decide the issue judicially. “We may or may not (decide the issue), but … Continue reading Bring law to address issue of Triple Talaq: SC tells Govt

Yemen cholera death toll mounts to 209: UNICEF

In Yemen, cholera outbreak has killed 209 people in recent weeks with 17,200 suspected cases across the war-torn country. United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, today said that there had been an alarming increase in cholera-related deaths. The agency’s Yemen spokesman Mohammed Al-Asaadi said 3,000 new suspected cholera cases a day were being reported.

Bangladesh court sentences 23 to death for murders in 2002

AMN Twenty-three people, including a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), were today sentenced to death for killing four activists of the ruling Awami League and its student wing in 2002. Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Kamrunnahar of the Narayanganj court pronounced the verdict. The Daily Star reported that out of the … Continue reading Bangladesh court sentences 23 to death for murders in 2002

Govt approves maternity benefit programme

AMN Union government today gave its nod to the maternity benefit programme providing Rs 6,000 each to pregnant and lactating mothers. The scheme is restricted the scheme to firstborns only. “A pregnant or lactating woman having her first child will get up to Rs 6,000. Out of this, Rs 5,000 will be given by the … Continue reading Govt approves maternity benefit programme

Govt willing to make football reach to 15K schools: Vijay Goel

Expressing satisfaction with the Mission XI Million festival held in Mumbai, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel said that along with cricket, Government is trying to encourage young generation in sports such as football, Hockey, Kho-Kho, Kabaddi and Kushti. He said that the government is willing to make football reach … Continue reading Govt willing to make football reach to 15K schools: Vijay Goel

Maria Sharapova denied French Open wild card before retiring hurt in Rome

Maria Sharapova retired with injury in her second-round match in Italian Open at Rome, just hours after she was denied a wild card for the French Open. Sharapova, yesterday pulled out of her contest against Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni while leading 4-6, 6-3, 2-1 to round out a miserable day for the five-time Grand Slam … Continue reading Maria Sharapova denied French Open wild card before retiring hurt in Rome