Hockey: Indian lose 0-1 to Belgium in Europe tour opener

A young Indian men’s hockey team lost 0-1 to hosts Belgium in their opening game of the five-match tour of Europe. After both the teams failed to break the deadlock in the first three quarters, India conceded the solitary goal in the dying minutes of the fourth and final quarter. Tom Boon scored the all … Continue reading Hockey: Indian lose 0-1 to Belgium in Europe tour opener

BWF Rankings Prannoy jumps to world no 15 in badminton ranking

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy today improved two places to reach the 15th spot in the latest BWF rankings. Prannoy, who clinched the US Open title last month, had reached the quarterfinals at New Zealand Grand Prix Gold at Auckland last week. Sourabh Verma, who also reached the quarters at New Zealand, also jumped five places … Continue reading BWF Rankings Prannoy jumps to world no 15 in badminton ranking

Chess: Anand jumps to joint top position in Sinquefield Cup

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has jumped to the joint top position in the Sinquefield Cup, which is a part of the Grand Chess tour. In the seventh round of the competition at St Louis in the United States, Anand defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia in a game that lasted 40 moves. The second straight … Continue reading Chess: Anand jumps to joint top position in Sinquefield Cup

Slogans of making new India should be reverberated: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people’s representatives and BJP workers to organize Sankalp Se Siddhi programme from 15th to 30th of this month across the country to make a new India. Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi this morning, Mr. Modi said as in 1942, the country awoke for Independence and … Continue reading Slogans of making new India should be reverberated: PM Modi

Hamid Ansari’s farewell speech in Rajya Sabha

AMN / NEW DELHI In his farewell speech, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari today said that a democracy could degenerate into a tyranny if free and frank criticism of government policies was not allowed. On the last day of his decade-long tenure as the Vice President of India and the Upper House Chairman, Ansari also … Continue reading Hamid Ansari’s farewell speech in Rajya Sabha

Questioning love for India a “disturbing trend”, Says Outgoing Vice President Ansari

Vinit Wahi / New Delhi The outgoing Vice President, Hamid Ansari, has stirred a controversy by asserting that the ambience of acceptance “is now under threat as there is a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity among the Muslims in the country. Ansari has said that there is a feeling of unease and … Continue reading Questioning love for India a “disturbing trend”, Says Outgoing Vice President Ansari

UP govt launches awareness drive along banks of river Ganga

The Uttar Pradesh Government has launched an awareness drive in 25 districts situated on the banks of river Ganga for maintaining the cleanliness and ever-flowing nature of the river. Above one lakh Homeguard volunteers will organise public gathering and other awareness programmes in the district under Namami Gange Project till the 6th of next month. … Continue reading UP govt launches awareness drive along banks of river Ganga

Muslim clerics urge UN to take action against Hafiz Saeed for anti-India activities

Over one thousand Muslim clerics and imams today urged the United Nations to take action against the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed for his “anti-India” activities. They passed a resolution to this effect at a gathering in Mumbai. Abdur Rahman Anjaria, head of Mumbai-based NGO Islamic Defence Cyber Cel … Continue reading Muslim clerics urge UN to take action against Hafiz Saeed for anti-India activities

Nepal criminalises isolation of menstruating women

AMN Nepal’s parliament Wednesday made an ancient practice that banishes women from the home during menstruation as a ‘criminal offence’. Many communities in Nepal view menstruating women as impure and in some remote areas they are forced to sleep in a hut away from home during their periods, a custom known as chhaupadi. Nepal Supreme … Continue reading Nepal criminalises isolation of menstruating women

Sushma Swaraj to attend BIMSTEC meeting in Nepal

AMN India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will participate in the 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting to be held in Kathmandu. During the two-day meet, Foreign ministers of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries will review the progress in identified fourteen areas of cooperation and discuss ways to accelerate … Continue reading Sushma Swaraj to attend BIMSTEC meeting in Nepal