50 civilians killed by militants in Afghanistan

At least 50 civilians have been killed by militants in northern province of Afghanistan yesterday. Officials said that a checkpoint manned by local police was attacked in the Mirzawalang area of Sar-e Pul province. The assailants then entered the village and shot dead mainly Shia Muslim civilians including women and children. A spokesman for the … Continue reading 50 civilians killed by militants in Afghanistan

Annual Amarnath yatra ends

AMN The annual Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir concluded today on the occasion of Shrawan Purnima that coincides with the Raksha Bandhan. On Raksha Bandhan coinciding with Shrawan Purnima today, the last batch of Yatris will offer obeisance at the holy cave and will have darshan of ice lingam. During 39 days of Yatra … Continue reading Annual Amarnath yatra ends

Raksha Bandhan being celebrated

AMN / The festival of Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated in the country today. It is observed on the full moon day of the traditional Indian luni-solar calendar month of Shravana to remember the love and duty between brothers and sisters. On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Hamid Ansari have conveyed … Continue reading Raksha Bandhan being celebrated

“India Rupee may hit 60 against dollar by 2017-end”

WEB DESK The executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton Investments, Mark Mobius has predicted that the Indian Rupee to appreciate further to around Rs60 per dollar by the end of the year 2017. Even as the Indian market raced to record highs, he said Franklin Templeton did not cut its India … Continue reading “India Rupee may hit 60 against dollar by 2017-end”

Why Pluralism and Secularism essential for India?

By M. Hamid Ansari An interest in political philosophy has been a lifelong pursuit. I recall John Locke’s dictum that ‘wherever law ends, tyranny begins.’ Also in my mind is John Rawl’s assertion that ‘justice is the first virtue of social institutions’ and that in ‘a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken … Continue reading Why Pluralism and Secularism essential for India?

J&K: LeT terrorist killed in encounter in Pulwama district

In Jammu & Kashmir, a Pakistani LeT terrorist was killed in an encounter in Samboora Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district late last night. A senior police spokesman identified the terrorist as Umer of the Abu Ismail group of Lashkar e Toiba. He said the role of Umer in different offences committed by Abu … Continue reading J&K: LeT terrorist killed in encounter in Pulwama district

RS polls: Congress MLAs return to Gujarat from Bengaluru amid high security

AMN / Above 40 Congress MLAs who were staying in Bengaluru have returned to Gujarat early this morning. The MLAs arrived at Ahmedabad’s International Airport in the wee hours today amid tight security. According to reports, they are currently lodged in a private resort near Anand, where they celebrate Raksha bandhan with their family members. … Continue reading RS polls: Congress MLAs return to Gujarat from Bengaluru amid high security

Govt to oppose Minority status of Jamia Millia: Report

AMN / New Delhi If a newspaper report is to be believed, the Narendra Modi government at centre would withdraw the minority character of the Jamia Millia Islamia’s (JMI). According to report centre has decided to withdraw its earlier stand in court on JMI minority status. The HRD Ministry will file a fresh affidavit in … Continue reading Govt to oppose Minority status of Jamia Millia: Report

अमेरिका ने दिया पेरिस समझौते से बाहर आने का नोटिस

अमेरिका ने पहली बार लिखित नोटिफिकेशन जारी कर पेरिस जलवायु समझौते से बाहर होने का इरादा जाहिर किया है। हालांकि, संयुक्त राष्ट्र को भेजे नोटिस में अमरीका के विदेश मंत्रालय ने कहा है कि अमेरिका बातचीत की प्रक्रिया में शामिल रहेगा। अमेरिका में राष्ट्रपति डोनल्ड ट्रंप के प्रशासन ने पहली बार लिखित नोटिफिकेशन जारी कर … Continue reading अमेरिका ने दिया पेरिस समझौते से बाहर आने का नोटिस

यूएन ने उत्तर कोरिया के खिलाफ पारित किए और कड़े प्रतिबंध

    संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद ने उत्तर कोरिया पर उसे मिसाइल कार्यक्रम के खिलाफ प्रतिबंध कड़े कर दिए हैं। जहां अमेरिका ने कहा अपने सहयोगियों की रक्षा के लिए कदम उठाया जाएगा, वहीं चीन ने अमेरिका थाड के दक्षिण कोरिया में तैनाती पर विरोध जताया है। संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद उत्तर कोरिया पर नई … Continue reading यूएन ने उत्तर कोरिया के खिलाफ पारित किए और कड़े प्रतिबंध