Dialogue is only way to overcome prejudices and conflicts: PM Modi

AMN Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed that dialogue is the only way to cut through deep rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow seeds of conflict between nations and societies. In a video message during the 2nd edition of Samvad-Global Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness, Mr … Continue reading Dialogue is only way to overcome prejudices and conflicts: PM Modi

Rajiv Kumar to be new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

AMN / NEW DELHI Noted Economist Rajiv Kumar will be the new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, will succeed Arvind Panagariya, the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog. Panagariya had recently resigned from his post. Rajiv Kumar was a senior fellow at public policy think-tank Centre for Policy and Research (CPR) and has authored … Continue reading Rajiv Kumar to be new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

Ankur Mittal wins gold in Asian Shotgun Championship

Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men’s double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship today. At Astana, Kazakhstan, Mittal shot 71 in the six-man final to finish at the top of the podium. With scores of Sangram Dahiya and Mohammad Asab added to Mittal’s final … Continue reading Ankur Mittal wins gold in Asian Shotgun Championship

Manish, Sajan enter bronze medal round in Junior World Wrestling

Two Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers Manish and Sajan have entered the bronze-medal round of their respective weight categories in the Junior World Wrestling championships in Finland. In the event being held at Tampere, while Manish came up with a dominating show to advance to the bronze-medal round in the 60kg category, Sajan made the cut only … Continue reading Manish, Sajan enter bronze medal round in Junior World Wrestling

Day 3: Sri Lanka trail by 230 runs with 8 wickets in hand after India enforce follow-on

In the second Cricket Test against India at Colombo, forced to follow on, Sri Lanka finished Day Three today trailing by 230 runs with eight second innings wickets in hand, Earlier, the hosts conceded their highest-ever first innings lead of 439 runs in Test cricket when they were bowled out for a paltry 183 in … Continue reading Day 3: Sri Lanka trail by 230 runs with 8 wickets in hand after India enforce follow-on

Hassan Rouhani sworn in as Iran’s president for second term

Iran’s re-elected president Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for his second term in an official ceremony held at the Iranian parliament in Tehran this evening. Iran’s state TV reported that more than 130 high-ranking officials from various countries and international organisations attended the ceremony. Among them was EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who … Continue reading Hassan Rouhani sworn in as Iran’s president for second term

India signs USD 329 million loan pact with AIIB for Gujarat road project

India has signed a loan agreement with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for financing of 329 million US dollar for Gujarat Rural Roads Project. Finance Ministry in a statement said, the agreement was signed yesterday by Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Sameer Kumar Khare and Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, AIIB, D … Continue reading India signs USD 329 million loan pact with AIIB for Gujarat road project

Vietnam challenges China at security talks

Vietnam urged other Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea. As a tense regional security forum began today with North Korea also under fire over its nuclear programme. Ahead of the launch of the annual gathering of Foreign Ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian … Continue reading Vietnam challenges China at security talks

4 Spanish nationals killed in Andhra road accident

Five persons including four Spanish nationals were killed and three critically injured in a road accident at Punganoor in Andhra Pradesh today. Police said the accident took place when a tourist van collided with a container truck near Tirupati. They said the van was proceeding to Puducherry from Puttaparti. All senior revenue and police officials … Continue reading 4 Spanish nationals killed in Andhra road accident

Freedom enjoyed by Hafiz Saeed to conduct terror acts matter of concern: India

AMN India has expressed concern over the freedom enjoyed by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his organisations in Pakistan to conduct terror acts against India and others. An External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said in New Delhi that Islamabad must ensure that international sanctions against such terrorists are enforced 100 per cent. Reacting to reports … Continue reading Freedom enjoyed by Hafiz Saeed to conduct terror acts matter of concern: India