Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe vows to stay in power despite calls to stand down

  AMN Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live television address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. His party Zanu-PF sacked him as party leader yesterday, and gave him … Continue reading Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe vows to stay in power despite calls to stand down

Girish Karnad conferred with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Award

AMN Actor-playwright Girish Karnad was today conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of theatre at the Tata Literature Live in Mumbai. Mr Karnad, who has been writing plays, has had his works translated into various Indian languages and helmed by directors like Ebrahim Alkazi, B V Karanth and Alyque … Continue reading Girish Karnad conferred with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Award

BJP releases third list for Gujarat polls

AMN BJP today released the third list of 28 candidates for the polls to 182 member Gujarat assembly. Those included in the list are former state BJP President R.C. Faldu, who will contest from Jamnagar South seat, former State Minister Saurabhbhai Patel from Botad, and Ramanbhai Vora from Dasada. The names of the candidates were … Continue reading BJP releases third list for Gujarat polls

Elections for Congress President to be held on December 16 

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Congress Working Committee, CWC today announced poll schedule for the election of party president. At the CWC meeting held at party president Sonia Gandhi’s residence here it was decided that notification of the party’s internal poll will be issued on Dec 1st, voting will be held on December 16 and … Continue reading Elections for Congress President to be held on December 16 

SC stays NGT order of opening new path to Vaishno Devi

AMN The Supreme Court today stayed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order directing opening of a new path to Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu for pedestrians and battery-operated cars from November 24. A bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta passed the order after the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board told the … Continue reading SC stays NGT order of opening new path to Vaishno Devi

Delhi HC seeks Centre response on Mukul Roy’s allegation of phone tapping

AMN The Delhi High Court today directed the Centre and the West Bengal government to file in a sealed cover their responses on a plea by BJP leader Mukul Roy alleging that his phones were being tapped by the state police. Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked the Centre, state government and Roy’s telecom service providers – … Continue reading Delhi HC seeks Centre response on Mukul Roy’s allegation of phone tapping

Former I&B Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

AMN / NEW DELHI Veteran Congress leader and union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who had been in coma since 2008 passed away at a private hospital in New Delhi today. He was 72. Mr Dasmunsi served as Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs. He was elected to Lok Sabha five times. Dasmunsi … Continue reading Former I&B Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passes away

Poll process begins for final phase in Gujarat

AMN The notification for the second phase of the Gujarat assembly elections has been issued today. The polling for this phase will be held on December 14 in 93 constituencies. The last date of filing nomination for this phase is 27th of this month. The scrutiny will be held on 28th November and the last … Continue reading Poll process begins for final phase in Gujarat

‘Interest’ is sin in all religions: Prof Zubair Hasan

AMN / New Delhi Noted economist Prof Zubair Hassan has said that taking of interest is considered to be a sin not only in Islam but all religions. Addressing a group discussion on the ‘’Feasibility and Viability of Alternative Interest Free Economy” organized by the Delhi-Haryana Zone of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, he said how in earlier … Continue reading ‘Interest’ is sin in all religions: Prof Zubair Hasan

Pass on benefits of GST rate cuts to consumers: Finance Secretary

Union Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has asked India Inc to pass on the benefits of Goods and Services rate cuts to the consumers. Talking to DD News, Mr Adhia yesterday said the Fast-moving consumer goods, FMCG, firms and big corporates will have to ensure that retailers pass on the benefit of GST rate cut to … Continue reading Pass on benefits of GST rate cuts to consumers: Finance Secretary