40 million people trapped in modern slavery: UN report

United Nations said, an estimated 40 million people, mostly women and girls, are trapped in modern slavery and 152 million children are subject to child labour. According to a UN report published during the UN General Assembly yesterday among 40 million people trapped in modern slavery, 29 million are women and girls. The report said … Continue reading 40 million people trapped in modern slavery: UN report

Hurricane Maria hits Virgin Islands

WEB DESK Hurricane Maria, the second maximum strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in the French island territory of Guadeloupe and reached the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, Maria, a rare Category 5 storm, churned in the Virgin Islands with … Continue reading Hurricane Maria hits Virgin Islands

Sikh boy wins right for turban in Australian School

photo supplied AMN / MELBOURNE Sidhak, a five-year-old Sikh boy in Australia won a case against a school that prohibited him of wearing a Patka, or children’s turban, a traditional headwear. A Victorian tribunal has ruled that the school in Melbourne unlawfully discriminated against a young Sikh boy, when it refused to accept him as … Continue reading Sikh boy wins right for turban in Australian School

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 54.76/bbl on Sep. 19

  The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 54.76 per barrel (bbl) on 19.09.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 54.69 per bbl on previous publishing day of 18.09.2017. In rupee terms, … Continue reading Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was $ 54.76/bbl on Sep. 19

Govt approves Revamped Khelo India Programme

AMN / PIB The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. This marks a watershed moment in the history of Indian sports, as the Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual … Continue reading Govt approves Revamped Khelo India Programme

Railway Employees to get Bonus before Dussehra Puja

AMN / The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2016-17. About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment … Continue reading Railway Employees to get Bonus before Dussehra Puja

IMD withdraws heavy rainfall warning in Mumbai

AMN / Indian Metrological Department, AMD has withdrawn warning for heavy rainfall for Mumbai and nearby areas. IMD has informed there will be only intermittent rains for next 48 hours at few places. Mumbai city and its suburbs have been witnessing intermittent rainfall since morning which caused inconvenience to office-goers. The downpour accompanied by thunder … Continue reading IMD withdraws heavy rainfall warning in Mumbai

More than 250 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Mexico

AMN / WEB DESK At least 250 people were reportedly killed when a powerful seven point one magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake in 1985, the disaster-prone country’s deadliest ever. … Continue reading More than 250 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Mexico

No floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly till further order: Madras HC

AMN The Madras High Court adjourned the case of challenging the disqualification of the 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs of Tamil Nadu to October 4 as more time was sought from the Speaker’s side to file a detailed reply. The court also asked not to notify that the constituencies occupied by the disqualified MLAs are vacant. … Continue reading No floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly till further order: Madras HC

سعودی شاہ سلمان کا روہنگیا مہاجرین کی امداد کے لیے 1.5 کروڑ ڈالر کا اعلان

ریاض : سعودی شاہی دفتر کے مشیر اور کنگ سلمان سینٹر فار ہیومنیٹیرین ایڈ اینڈ ریسکیو کے نگرانِ عام ڈاکٹر عبدالعزیز الربیعہ نے منگل کے روز بتایا ہے کہ سعودی فرماں روا شاہ سلمان بن عبدالعزیز نے مرکز کو 1.5 کروڑ امریکی ڈالر مختص کرنے کی ہدایت کی ہے اور یہ رقم جو میانمار میں … Continue reading سعودی شاہ سلمان کا روہنگیا مہاجرین کی امداد کے لیے 1.5 کروڑ ڈالر کا اعلان