India’s S Ravi named one of the umpires for CT’s opening game

India’s Sundaram Ravi has been appointed one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy beginning on the first of June. The International Cricket Council today announced the umpire and match referee appointments. Chris Broad, David Boon and Andy Pycroft of the elite panel of ICC match referees will officiate in … Continue reading India’s S Ravi named one of the umpires for CT’s opening game

India retain top position in latest ICC Test rankings

India have retained its top position in the latest ICC Test rankings, released today. With 123 points, Kohli led side is six points ahead over the second placed South Africa. India has gained one ranking point while South Africa has leaped from 109 to 117 points to reduce the gap to six points with the … Continue reading India retain top position in latest ICC Test rankings

Former RJD MP Prabhunath Singh convicted in 1995 Ashok Singh murder case

A District Court of Hazaribagh in Jharkhand has convicted former RJD MLA and MP Prabhu Nath Singh in a 1995 MLA Ashok Singh murder case today. The matter relates to era of undivided Bihar when the then MLA of Mashrakh of Bihar, Ashok Singh, was killed by bomb attack on his carcade. Since Prabhu Nath … Continue reading Former RJD MP Prabhunath Singh convicted in 1995 Ashok Singh murder case

Yogi government transfers 67 IPS officers in a major shake-up

In another major reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh, the government has transferred 67 senior Police officers. As of now around 200 senior police officers have been transferred ever since Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took charge of the government in March. Under this new reshuffle yesterday, police chief of many districts including Etawah, Allahabad, Bareilly, Jhansi and … Continue reading Yogi government transfers 67 IPS officers in a major shake-up

Foodgrains to be cheaper under GST

Foodgrains will cost less from July 1 when the nation-wide Goods and Service Tax (GST) is rolled out as the GST Council today decided to exempt the daily-use commodities from the levy. The GST rates for all 1,211 items but six were finalised at the first day of the two-day meeting in Srinagar of the … Continue reading Foodgrains to be cheaper under GST

Key Asian stocks fall amid concern about political developments in US

Key Asian stocks fell, today, amid concern about political developments in the US. Key Asian markets also lost ground. So Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.3 percent; Singapore’s Straits Times index lost 0.1 percent; South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.3 percent, each; China’s Shanghai Composite index declined 0.5 percent; and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index shed … Continue reading Key Asian stocks fall amid concern about political developments in US

Iran Votes to chose new President

AMN In Iran, voting for the 12th Presidential elections will be held on Friday May 19 . There are four candidates in the fray, however, the main contest is between the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and Ebrahim Raisi. Local bodies elections of Islamic City and Village councils as well as Parliamentary mid-term election for some … Continue reading Iran Votes to chose new President

China on yellow alert for heat wave

Meteorological authority in China has issued a yellow alert, as a heat wave is expected to sweep across many regions of the country from today. The National Meteorological Center said temperatures are expected to rise above 35 degrees Celsius in Beijing and Tianjin and other areas. Some regions will see temperatures reach between 37 and … Continue reading China on yellow alert for heat wave

EU imposes fine on Facebook over misleading information

European Union has imposed fine of one hundred and twenty two million dollars on Facebook for giving a misleading information. European Union’s competition watchdog said Facebook had said it could not automatically match user accounts on its namesake platform and WhatsApp, but two years later launched a service that did exactly that. The European commission … Continue reading EU imposes fine on Facebook over misleading information

Anti-dumping duty imposed on Chinese chemical, aluminium foil

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on a Chinese chemical used in pharma industry and aluminium foil to protect domestic industry from cheap imports. While an anti-dumping duty of up to 1.63 US Dollar per kg was imposed on aluminium foil, up to 8.71 US Dollar per kg duty was slapped on imports of amoxicillin, used … Continue reading Anti-dumping duty imposed on Chinese chemical, aluminium foil