Palestinian PM convenes first government meeting in Gaza

WEB DESK Palestine Prime Minister, Rami al-Hamdallah today chaired his first meeting of the cabinet in Gaza in a move towards reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Islamist group Hamas. The reconciliation process, which is beginning with the cabinet session, was promoted by Egypt and other US-allied Arab countries. Palestinians in Gaza and the … Continue reading Palestinian PM convenes first government meeting in Gaza

Vijay Mallya arrested, released on bail in London

AMN The liquor baron Vijay Mallya was today briefly arrested by the UK police in a money laundering case and later released on bail. He was granted bail by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on the same conditions as the one granted in April 2017. Mallya has been bailed till 4th of December this … Continue reading Vijay Mallya arrested, released on bail in London

Anticipatory bail to Ryan’s Pintos challenged in SC

  AMN / New Delhi Barun Chandra Thakur – father of deceased Pradhyumn Thakurtoday moved the Supreme Court challenging the grant of anticipatory bail toAugustine Francis Pinto and two others of Ryan International School at Gurugram in Haryana. Seeking stay of the grant of interim anticipatory bail to Pinto, Ryan Pinto and Grace Pinto, the … Continue reading Anticipatory bail to Ryan’s Pintos challenged in SC

SC to hear Rohingya deportation issue on October 13

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Supreme Court today decided to hear on October 13 the petition filed by Rohingya Muslims+ challenging the government’s stand to deport them back to Myanmar. The Apex court said that it will examine all the issues involved in the moves to deport Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar as it … Continue reading SC to hear Rohingya deportation issue on October 13

Notes Ban ‘Largest Money-Laundering Scheme Ever’: Arun Shourie

AMN / NEW DELHI Former union minister Arun Shourie today blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for economic slowdown in the country. Shourie termed the note ban as largest money-laundering scheme. “It was the largest money-laundering scheme ever, conceived and implemented entirely by the government,” said Shourie in an interview to NDTV. It was an “idiotic … Continue reading Notes Ban ‘Largest Money-Laundering Scheme Ever’: Arun Shourie

Petrol, diesel prices slashed by Rs 2/litre as govt cuts excise duty

AMN / NEW DELHI Petrol and Diesel will be cheaper by two rupees per litre from midnight tonight. The Central government today reduced the basic excise duty on Petrol and Diesel by two rupees per litre to cushion the impact of rising international prices of crude oil and retail prices of petrol and diesel. The … Continue reading Petrol, diesel prices slashed by Rs 2/litre as govt cuts excise duty

Infrastructure growth rises to 4.9% in Aug; highest in 5 months

AMN / NEW DELHI Helped by robust performance of the coal and electricity sectors, the country’s infrastructure sector grew at a five-month high of four point nine per cent in August this year. The infrastructure sector had grown 3.1 per cent in August last year, and 2.6 per cent in July this year. Official data … Continue reading Infrastructure growth rises to 4.9% in Aug; highest in 5 months

Kerala’s Shafin-Hadia marriage: SC to examine whether HC can annul marriage

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Supreme Court today wondered if a high court could annul a marriage between two adults while hearing a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution. The bench also wondered whether the 24-year-old woman could be forced to live in her father’s custody. The apex court said that it … Continue reading Kerala’s Shafin-Hadia marriage: SC to examine whether HC can annul marriage

Pakistan : Nawaz Sharif re elected head of ruling PML-N

AMN / ISLAMABAD Ousted Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has been elected unopposed as president of the Pakistan Muslim League(N) today. Yesterday, President Mamnoon Hussain signed the controversial Election Act 2017 into law after the bill was cleared by the lower house within minutes amidst ugly scenes. The law was passed to allow the party to … Continue reading Pakistan : Nawaz Sharif re elected head of ruling PML-N

J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces near Srinagar Airport

AMN Three unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces near Srinagar airport today. One BSF official was martyred. The deceased BSF man has been identified as ASI BK Yadav. Two other BSF personnel and a policeman were also injured in the ongoing operation. The three injured security personnel are being treated in … Continue reading J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces near Srinagar Airport