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

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

M Venkaiah Naidu elected as new Vice President of India

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi Former BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been elected as the new Vice President of India as he defeated his rival Gopal Krishna Gandhi by 272 votes. Voting to elect the 13th Vice President was conducted today with 98.21 per cent polling recorded. Briefing media, Returning Officer … Continue reading M Venkaiah Naidu elected as new Vice President of India

GST Council approves E-Way bill rules; cuts tax on textile work to 5% from 18%

AMN The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has given its in principle approval to E Way bill rules in a meeting this evening in New Delhi. Briefing media after the meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, pre-registration requirement under GST e-way bill is not mandatory for exempted goods and E-way Bills will be required … Continue reading GST Council approves E-Way bill rules; cuts tax on textile work to 5% from 18%

Nitish proposes several welfare schemes for minorities in Bihar

ANWARUL HODA / PATNA Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday proposed several welfare schemes for minorities particularly, Muslims in the state. The Proposals came during a review meeting of the department of minority welfare here. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of chief minister himself. According to Minister, Department of Minority Welfare, Khursheed Alam … Continue reading Nitish proposes several welfare schemes for minorities in Bihar