Terrorists in Kashmir valley now on the run: Jaitley

AMN / NEW DELHI INDIA’S Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said that terrorists in Kashmir valley are now on the run and the number of stone pelters has dwindled from hundreds to twenty or thirty. Speaking at a private News channel function in New Delhi, Mr Jaitley said, currency squeeze after demonetization and NIA action … Continue reading Terrorists in Kashmir valley now on the run: Jaitley

Mairaj-Rashmmi pair bags gold at Asian Shotgun Championship

On the concluding day of the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun in Astana today, India bagged a gold medal in the skeet mixed team event . The Indian duo of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Rashmmi Rathore eked out a narrow 28-27 win over the Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei. The host combination of … Continue reading Mairaj-Rashmmi pair bags gold at Asian Shotgun Championship

Kandy test: India in commanding position; forces follow-on on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka were 19 for one in their second innings when wickets were pulled off for the day today, the second day of their third Test against India at Pallekele. The hosts are still trailing by 333 runs. Earlier, the visitors enforced follow on the hosts after they were bundled out for a paltry 135 … Continue reading Kandy test: India in commanding position; forces follow-on on Sri Lanka

Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt retires, his last race marred by injury

  The greatest sprinter of modern times, Usain Bolt today said good bye to the Athletics world. But the farewell ended in agony as he injured himself while running the last lap of the men’s 4x100m relay race in the World Athletics Championships in London. Running the final race of his career, the 30-year-old Bolt, … Continue reading Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt retires, his last race marred by injury

Bihar seeks Centre’s help as flood situation aggravates

ANWARUL HODA / PATANA Flood situation in bordering districts of Purnea, Katihar, Araria and Kishanganj in Bihar has aggravated following heavy rains during the last 24 hours . Heavy discharge of water from Nepal has also worsened the situation. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held an emergency meeting and instructed officers to send NDRF and SDRF … Continue reading Bihar seeks Centre’s help as flood situation aggravates

US: Violent clashes erupt at Virginia rally, emergency declared

WEB DESK / AMN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Violent clashes erupted between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in a rally today in the US state of Virginia, prompting the authorities to declare an emergency. The violence broke out ahead of the ‘Unite the Right’ rally by white supremacists protesting against the planned removal of a statue of … Continue reading US: Violent clashes erupt at Virginia rally, emergency declared

Pool all skill development schemes under one ministry: ASSOCHAM

New Delhi / The Union Government should take core elements of skill development from various ministries and pool them under single minister with a budget of about Rs 25,000 crore, suggested an ASSOCHAM-Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) joint study. Despite establishment of a dedicated ministry, many skill development schemes still remain with respective ministries … Continue reading Pool all skill development schemes under one ministry: ASSOCHAM

Lenovo launches future-ready laptops with next-gen features

Lenovo, a global technology player and one of the world’s leading PC and Tablet brands, has unveiled its latest collection of future-ready laptops in Noida, Gurgaon, and Ghaziabad. The new range consists of ultra-sleek devices including the Yoga 720 & Yoga 520, premium convertibles with style and performance; Ideapad 520s & 320s, ultra-thin and light … Continue reading Lenovo launches future-ready laptops with next-gen features

GST in long-run will be beneficial for tax system: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal has said Goods and Services Tax (GST), in the long-run, will be beneficial for the tax system and will lead to ease of doing business. The Minister was addressing a workshop on MSME and Government, Dialogue for Development, a State level convention of MSMEs organised by Laghu Udhyog Bharati … Continue reading GST in long-run will be beneficial for tax system: Piyush Goyal

Flood situation further deteriorates in Assam

  Flood situation in Assam, further worsened today as new areas have been inundated. Breach of Hatimura embankment in Nagaon district has submerged at least 30 villages. People have moved to higher places. Sources said, army has been deployed at Nagaon and Kokrajhar district. Assam Water Resource minister Keshab Mahanta who had to cancel his … Continue reading Flood situation further deteriorates in Assam