Maha govt sets up committee to curb custodial deaths

AMN /Mumbai The Maharashtra government has set up a seven-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sudhir Shrivastava to recommend ways to stop the custodial deaths The formation of the panel comes in the wake of the the custodial death of Aniket Kothale in Sangli city earlier this month. Minister of State for Home … Continue reading Maha govt sets up committee to curb custodial deaths

China Open: PV Sindhu enters quarter-final

In the China Open Super Series badminton, second-ranked PV Sindhu entered the quarter-final today beating Yue Han of China 21-15, 21-13. She is the lone Indian player in the fray as ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy crashed out in the second round of the women’s and men’s singles respectively in Fuzhou today. It … Continue reading China Open: PV Sindhu enters quarter-final

Govt creates National Anti-Profiteering Authority under GST

By Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi Union Cabinet today took some crucial decisions. It created a National Anti Profiteering Authority (NAA) under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Briefing about the decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting held here today, the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the decision reflects government’s full commitment to … Continue reading Govt creates National Anti-Profiteering Authority under GST

‘Padmavati’ row: Maha Govt to provide security to actors, theatres

Mumbai Maharashtra government has said that it will provide security to theatres and actors and actress in the wake of protests against Bollywood film ‘Padmavati’. Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil said that government was doing a security assessment of actor Deepika Padukone and will also provide security to theatres, if needed, in the … Continue reading ‘Padmavati’ row: Maha Govt to provide security to actors, theatres

Rajnath urges Bill Gates to focus on village uplift

New Delhi Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday urged Gates Foundation Trustee and Co-Chair Bill Gates to get involved in village development and health awareness programme. The issue was discussed when Bill Gates called on the Home Minister here. While appreciating the various welfare works being undertaken by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation … Continue reading Rajnath urges Bill Gates to focus on village uplift

40 public services to be delivered at doorstep from next year in Delhi

AMN The Delhi government will roll out a scheme within three to four months to enable citizens to get 40 public services, including caste certificates and driving licence, at their doorstep. This was decided in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Citing it as home delivery of governance, Deputy Chief Minister Manish … Continue reading 40 public services to be delivered at doorstep from next year in Delhi

Nigeria: 18e killed, 29 injured in series of suicide bomb attacks

WEB DESK A series of suicide bomb attacks killed 18 people and injured 29 others yesterday in Maiduguri, Nigeria’s Islamist-infested Borno state. The chief security officer of Borno State’s emergency response agency, Bello Dambatta, said, the first suicide bomber blew himself up among people conducting an evening prayer. A suicide bomber then entered a house … Continue reading Nigeria: 18e killed, 29 injured in series of suicide bomb attacks

Govt removes restrictions on export of all types of pulses

AMN / NEW DELHI The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has removed restrictions on export of all types of pulses. Briefing media after the Cabinet Meeting in New Delhi this afternoon, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the decision will give farmers greater choice in marketing their produce and enhance their incomes. He said, … Continue reading Govt removes restrictions on export of all types of pulses

Padmavati: Deepika Padukone Gets Special Security after Threats from Sena

 UP Govt writes to Centre saying release of the film can pose a law and order problem AMN Mumbai Police have given special security to film actress Deepika Padukone following threat from a fringe group Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) which warned her of physical harm in case she did not refrain from “inciting public … Continue reading Padmavati: Deepika Padukone Gets Special Security after Threats from Sena

18 killed in suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan

WEB DESK A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday left at least 18 people dead and around 10 others wounded, local media reported. The Khaama Press quoting a security official said the suicide bomber detonated his explosives as people were coming out of the hotel after participating in a political gathering organised … Continue reading 18 killed in suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan