Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha resigns

AMN Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned about six weeks after he went on leave amid criticism by the government over a Supreme Court verdict which scrapped Parliament’s power to remove judges on grounds of misconduct and incapacity. Justice Sinha whose term was scheduled to expire in January next year is the first … Continue reading Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha resigns

Doctors’ Strike disrupts normal health services in Rajasthan

Ashfaque Kayamkhani /Jaipur Strike by more than nine thousand in-service doctors in Rajasthan continued for the sixth day today.  Eleven doctors have been arrested till evening today from seven districts under the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenance Act (RESMA). However, few of the protesting doctors have resumed their services. ADG law and order NRK Reddy told media … Continue reading Doctors’ Strike disrupts normal health services in Rajasthan

Air quality in Delhi-NCR likely to improve in coming days:Minister

AMN / NEW DELHI Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today said the air quality in Delhi and NCR will improve significantly in coming days and there is no need to panic. Talking to media person in New Delhi, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, several steps are being taken by the government to mitigate air pollution. He … Continue reading Air quality in Delhi-NCR likely to improve in coming days:Minister

Delhi government calls off odd-even scheme

AMN Delhi government has withdrawn its Odd-Even car rationing scheme which was to be implemented from Monday. The decision was taken at a meeting this afternoon called by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, following National Green Tribunal, NGT order on the scheme. The tribunal today directed, that there will be no exemption for two-wheelers and women … Continue reading Delhi government calls off odd-even scheme

PM Modi to embark on 3-day visit to Phillippines

AMN Prime minister Narendra Modi is embarking on a three-day visit to Manila tomorrow. This will be his first bilateral visit to the Phillipines where he will also participate in the ASEAN – India and East Asia summits. In his pre-departure statement, the Prime Minister said that his participation in these summits symbolises India’s commitment … Continue reading PM Modi to embark on 3-day visit to Phillippines

Trump, Putin issue joint statement on fighting ISIS in Syria

WEB DESK Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed on a joint statement on Syria today that said there was no military solution to the conflict and political one was needed. Kremlin which published the text of the joint statement on its website said the statement on Syria was coordinated by the … Continue reading Trump, Putin issue joint statement on fighting ISIS in Syria

BCCI rejects NADA demand of testing Indian cricketers

In a stern response to India’s anti-doping body NADA, the BCCI has said that they have no jurisdiction to conduct dopes tests on Indian cricketers. In a letter written on November 8 to NADA chief Navin Agarwal, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri made it clear that there is no requirement for NADA to test its cricketers … Continue reading BCCI rejects NADA demand of testing Indian cricketers

Pakistan: Musharraf announces grand alliance of 23 political parties

  Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has announced a “grand alliance” of 23 political parties that will operate under the umbrella of the Pakistan Awami Itehad (PAI). The alliance will be headed by Musharraf, while Iqbal Dar has been appointed Secretary General. The central office of the alliance will be in Islamabad. Follow and like … Continue reading Pakistan: Musharraf announces grand alliance of 23 political parties

Govt sets up two new divisions to deal with radicalisation & cyber crime

  AMN The Union Home Ministry, as part of an administrative rejig, has formed two new divisions to exclusively deal with emerging security challenges such as radicalisation and cyber crime. An official said yesterday that the two divisions called Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Radicalisation (CTCR) and the Cyber and Information Security (CIS) also encompass merger of some … Continue reading Govt sets up two new divisions to deal with radicalisation & cyber crime

Govt issues advisory to states about harmful effects of straw burning

AMN / NEW DELHI The Agriculture Ministry has issued an advisory to the state governments to create awareness among the farmers about the harmful effects of straw burning. The Ministry, in a release, said burning of crop residue in states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan contributes in increasing environmental pollution levels. In view … Continue reading Govt issues advisory to states about harmful effects of straw burning