Berhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana win 7 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

HARPAL SINGH BEDI /NEW DELHI The 2017 edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon lived up to its legacy of being the World’s most prestigious half marathon, with Procam International announcing and delivering a slew of initiatives to be able to provide athletes with a better running environment. The race turned out to be a … Continue reading Berhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana win 7 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

Anindith, Chittesh, Joseph crowned champs in 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI Racing Championship

HARPAL SINGH SINGH / Greater Noida Hyderabad’s Anindith Reddy and Kolhapur’s Chittesh Mandody were crowned Euro JK 2017 and LGB 4 champions as the curtain came down on the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Sunday. Over 25,000 screaming fans were treated to a full bouquet of music, dance and stunts at the … Continue reading Anindith, Chittesh, Joseph crowned champs in 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI Racing Championship

App for IFFI 2017 launched

The official app for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 has been launched in the presence of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar. IFFI delegates can use the app for accessing information related to the festival schedule, festival-related updates, venue details, various committee details, the IFFI guide, etc. The app will also help users … Continue reading App for IFFI 2017 launched

EC orders probe into video clip allegedly polarising election in Gujarat

AMN The Election Commission has ordered a probe into a video clip circulating on social media believed to be an attempt to polarise election campaign in Gujarat. State Chief Electoral Officer BB Swain said, he has ordered an inquiry by the Cyber Crime Cell of Ahmedabad which will determine the origin of the clip. A … Continue reading EC orders probe into video clip allegedly polarising election in Gujarat

Swiss panel approves automatic information exchange pact with India

AMN A key parliamentary panel in Switzerland has approved a pact for automatic exchange of information with India on financial accounts. The pact will help provide a continuous access to details about alleged black money hoarders in once-all-secret Swiss banks. The Commission for Economic Affairs and Taxes of the Council of States — a key … Continue reading Swiss panel approves automatic information exchange pact with India

Palestinians warn to freeze ties if US shuts PLO office in Washington

WEB DESK The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned that it will freeze its ties with the US if it carries out a threat to close the PLO office in Washington DC. In a video on Twitter, PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat called the move “unacceptable”. The US government has notified Palestinians that it plans to … Continue reading Palestinians warn to freeze ties if US shuts PLO office in Washington

Nuclear launch order can be refused: US Air Force General John

WEB DESK The top officer at US Strategic Command today said an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International Security Forum … Continue reading Nuclear launch order can be refused: US Air Force General John

Former PM Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development this year for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India’s stature globally. According to a statement from the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, Dr Singh was unanimously chosen for the award by an international … Continue reading Former PM Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

Indira Gandhi was committed to ideals of secularism: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said, Indira Gandhi was committed to the ideals of secularism and social justice. In her address on Indira Gandhi Birth Centenary in New Delhi, Mrs Gandhi said Indira Gandhi fought for secularism against those who wanted to divide society on religion and caste lines. She also said, the contribution of … Continue reading Indira Gandhi was committed to ideals of secularism: Sonia Gandhi

Qaumi Ekta Week observed across country

The Qaumi Ekta Week is being observed across the country from today to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony and national Integration. The observation of the week will help to highlight the inherent strength and resilience of the nation to withstand actual and potential threats to the eclectic and secular fabric of the … Continue reading Qaumi Ekta Week observed across country