SC allows woman to abort 31-week foetus

  The Supreme Court has allowed a woman to abort her 31-week foetus after it was detected that both its kidneys were not functioning. A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri and comprising justices A M Sapre and Ashok Bhushan, relied on a report of the medical board of Mumbai-based J J Hospital, where … Continue reading SC allows woman to abort 31-week foetus

Govt panel proposes abolition of Haj subsidy by 2018

Our Correspondent / MUMBAI/ A government panel to review the existing Haj Policy of the Government for 2013-17 and to suggest framework for new Haj policy 2018-22 has recommnded abolition of subsidy for Haj pilgrims and allowing women devotees above 45 to travel in a group of at least four without a male are some … Continue reading Govt panel proposes abolition of Haj subsidy by 2018

India can’t afford to have a digital divide: says PM in Gujarat

AMN / GANDHINAGAR Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India could not afford to have a digital divide. Addressing a public meeting after dedicated IIT Gandhinagar campus to the nation, Mr Modi said that work is underway to spread digital literacy to every part of the country, among all age groups and sections of … Continue reading India can’t afford to have a digital divide: says PM in Gujarat

IT dept attaches 3 properties of Rabri Devi, Hema in benami land deal case

PATNA Income tax department in Bihar has provisionally attached three plots of Former Chief Minister Rabari Devi and her daughter Hema Yadav in Patna in a benami deal and tax evasion case. These plots are located in Danapur and Phulwarisharif locality of Patna district. Income tax department has informed local registry office in this regard. … Continue reading IT dept attaches 3 properties of Rabri Devi, Hema in benami land deal case

Rohingyas continue to flood into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area

AMN / DHAKA: Nearly 2,000 Rohingya people a day are still arriving in Cox’s Bazar settelements of Bangladesh, having fled violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State. The new arrivals bring the total number of Rohingya to cross into Bangladesh since August 25 to an estimated 515,000, a press release of International Organization for Migration (IOM) … Continue reading Rohingyas continue to flood into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area

United States has no plan to sign global anti-nuclear treaty

WEB DESK The United States today said it has no intention of signing a nuclear weapons ban treaty. A State Department spokesman told a news agency that the United States does not support and will not sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. He said the treaty will not make the world more … Continue reading United States has no plan to sign global anti-nuclear treaty

Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for small saving schemes

The government has made biometric identification Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. Finance Ministry has issued four separate Gazette notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for opening all post office deposit accounts, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra deposits. Existing … Continue reading Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for small saving schemes

Govt removes gems, jewellery dealers from PMLA reporting requirement

AMN The government has removed gems and jewellery dealers from the purview of the reporting requirement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). An official order said that the government rolled back August 23 notification that notified dealers in precious metals, precious stones and other high-value goods as persons carrying on designated business and … Continue reading Govt removes gems, jewellery dealers from PMLA reporting requirement

Google dedicates doodle to Mallika-e-Ghazal Begum Akhtar

Mere Humnafas, Mere Humnawa,  Mujhe Dost Ban Ke Daga Na De Main Hoon Dard-e-Ishq Se Jaan-Valab,  Mujhe Zindagi Ki Dua Na De   AMN / NEW DELHI Google today dedicated a special doodle ‘Mallika-e-Ghazal ‘ Begum Akhtar to mark the 103rd birth anniversary. It sees her playing a sitar at the centre, with fans all around … Continue reading Google dedicates doodle to Mallika-e-Ghazal Begum Akhtar

Rohingya problem can’t upset Bangladesh’s progress: PM Hasina

LONDON Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that he country never felt scared in facing problems while it would make its way ahead despite the influx of tens of thousands of forcibly evicted Myanmar citizens. “We, the Bangalee nation fought and liberated the country at the call of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh … Continue reading Rohingya problem can’t upset Bangladesh’s progress: PM Hasina