Govt to take additional measures to improve growth, if needed : FM

AMN /NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said, the government will take additional measures, if needed, in view of present economic situation to improve the growth. Replying to a media query after Cabinet meeting, Mr. Jaitley said, he had held series of meeting with concerned Ministers and Secretaries in the last two days … Continue reading Govt to take additional measures to improve growth, if needed : FM

Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy, Sameer enter 2nd round of Japan Open

Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal , K. Srikanth, H S Prannoy and Sameer Verma on Wednesday entered 2nd round of Japan Open Superseries Badminton in Tokyo. Newly-crowned Korea Open champion Sindhu dished out another splendid performance edging past Japan’s Minatsu Mitani for the second time in as many weeks to reach the second … Continue reading Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy, Sameer enter 2nd round of Japan Open

Cricket: 2nd ODI between India and Australia to be played tomorrow

The second One-Day International Cricket Match between India and Australia will be played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata tomorrow. India would expect their top order batsmen to make amends for a rare poor show in the series- opener and hope that the spinners continue to torment the visitors tomorrow. Meanwhile, India’s outdoor practice session had to … Continue reading Cricket: 2nd ODI between India and Australia to be played tomorrow

Govt approves additional investment of Rs 12,000 cr for children nutrition

A Akhter / New Delhi Government of India has approved increase of cost norms for supplementary nutrition provided in Anganwadis and for out of school adolescent girls under Integrated Child Development Services, ICDS. It will involve an additional investment of 12 thousand crore rupees over the next three years. Addressing media on cabinet decision finance minister … Continue reading Govt approves additional investment of Rs 12,000 cr for children nutrition

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