Opposition accuses govt of creating fear among MLAs from Gujarat before RS Polls

BISHESHWAR MISHRA  / NEW DELHI Opposition Congress forced repeated adjournments of the Rajya Sabha in its pre-lunch session today accusing the government of conducting raids by Income Tax authorities on their party MLAs from Gujarat, who are staying in a resort in Bengaluru. As soon as the House met for the day, Leader of Opposition … Continue reading Opposition accuses govt of creating fear among MLAs from Gujarat before RS Polls

RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps to 6%, loans to be cheaper

AMN / MUMBAI As expected, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today cut interest rates. Repo rate – the rate at the which the central bank lends short-term money to banks – was cut by 25 basis points to 6 per cent from 6.25 per cent. RBI’s move comes on the back of inflation running … Continue reading RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps to 6%, loans to be cheaper

U.S: Christopher Wray appointed as new FBI chief

WEB DESK                           The US Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm the appointment of Christopher Wray as the new chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A total of 92 senators supported his candidacy, while only five voted against. The date … Continue reading U.S: Christopher Wray appointed as new FBI chief

India extends medical assistance to swine flu-hit Myanmar

  AMN India has sent a consignment of emergency medical assistance to help the health authorities in Myanmar to deal with and contain the H1N1 outbreak. The assistance comprises of vaccine doses, diagnostic kits, Tamiflu syrup and tablets along with specialised face masks, arrived at Yangon International Airport on Wednesday. The consignment was immediately handed … Continue reading India extends medical assistance to swine flu-hit Myanmar

Nepal condoles loss of lives in India due to floods

Nepal government has expressed deep condolences on the loss of lives in massive floods in various parts of India. President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday sent separate messages of condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In their messages, President Bhandari and Prime Minister Deuba … Continue reading Nepal condoles loss of lives in India due to floods

IAF chief felicitates Indian cricketer Shikha Pandey

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Tuesday felicitated Flight Lieutenant Shikha Pandey of Women’s Cricket team for her sterling performance at the recent World Cup. Pandey was awarded the chief of the air staff commendation by Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa for her performance at the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup. … Continue reading IAF chief felicitates Indian cricketer Shikha Pandey

Veer Dev Gulia wins Bronze in Junior World Wrestling

India began their campaign in the Junior World Wrestling Championships on a positive note last night, as Veer Dev Gulia bagged a bronze medal on the opening day of the competition at Tampere in Finland. In the Men’s 74 kg freestyle category, Gulia finished third after beating Yamasaki Yajuro of Japan, 8-5 in the bronze … Continue reading Veer Dev Gulia wins Bronze in Junior World Wrestling

Second test match between India & Sri Lanka begins tomorrow

The second test match between India and Sri Lanka is beginning in Colombo on Thursday. India is already 1-0 up in the series after winning the first match at Galle last week in three- match series. Though the final team will be declared on Thursday morning, captain Virat Kohli has strongly hinted for comeback of … Continue reading Second test match between India & Sri Lanka begins tomorrow

Pentala Harikrishna beats Ruslan Ponomariov; holds on to tied first spot

Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna registered a scintillating victory over former FIDE World Chess champion Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine in the eighth round to consolidate his position at the top of the table in the 50th Biel Chess Festival, in Biel, Switzerland. The world no. 20 Indian, playing with black pieces, got off to a great start … Continue reading Pentala Harikrishna beats Ruslan Ponomariov; holds on to tied first spot

H S Prannoy, P Kashyap reach pre-quarterfinals of New Zealand Open

H S Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap continued their good run, reaching the pre-quarterfinals with straight-game wins in men’s singles competition of the New Zealand Grand Prix Gold Auckland on Thursday. 24-year-old Prannoy, who had clinched the US Open in California last month, staved off a challenge from Indonesia’s Firman Abdul Kholik 23-21, 21-18. Commonwealth Games … Continue reading H S Prannoy, P Kashyap reach pre-quarterfinals of New Zealand Open