Amarnath shrine not declared as silent zone, Clarifies NGT

AMN The green tribunal headed by chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the only restriction is that devotees will maintain silence in front of Shivlinga, not applicable to any other part. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued a clarification on the Amarnath matter saying it’s not declared a ‘silence zone’, and that silence restriction … Continue reading Amarnath shrine not declared as silent zone, Clarifies NGT

Exit polls bring good news for BJP in Himachal, Gujarat

AMN / New Delhi IF variuos exit polls are to be believed BJP is all set to sweep the assembly polls in North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and is expected to retain power in Gujarat. The exit polls show that BJP is likely to win in Gujarat with a comfortable majority in a fiercely … Continue reading Exit polls bring good news for BJP in Himachal, Gujarat

Polling ends for final phase of Gujarat assembly elections

AMN Polling has come to an end for the second and final phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat.Of the total 182 constituencies, 93 in North and Central Gujarat went to polls in this phase. About 62 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 4 PM.Polling, which began at 8 in the morning, was peaceful and … Continue reading Polling ends for final phase of Gujarat assembly elections

Pakistan to issue visas to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family

AMN Pakistan today directed its High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Official sources said, the directive was issued by the Foreign Ministry following its decision last week to allow Jadhav’s family to meet him on 25th of this month. The Foreign Office sources said that … Continue reading Pakistan to issue visas to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family

UN warns against growing electronic waste

AMN /United Nations The United Nations has warned that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and urged for better recycling of the hazardous rubbish. A report by UN’s International Telecommunication Union, the UN University and the International Solid Waste Association said, full 44.7 million tonnes of e-waste … Continue reading UN warns against growing electronic waste

AITAF urges FM to allow full Excise Duty exemption as granted earlier

ADITYA RAJ DAS / NEW DELHI The All India Tax Advocates Forum (AITAF) has urged the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to prevail upon the GST Council to allow the full Excise Duty exemption granted earlier under the erstwhile Industrial Policy available to North – Eastern States in the form of refund of Excise Duty paid … Continue reading AITAF urges FM to allow full Excise Duty exemption as granted earlier

Winter session of Uttar Pradesh State Legislature begins

AMN The winter session of Uttar Pradesh State Legislature will begin today. The supplementary demands for the current financial year will be presented on December 18 in both the houses of the legislature. The government has also announced to bring UP Control of Organised Crime Act bill (UPCOCA) during the session. It was passed by … Continue reading Winter session of Uttar Pradesh State Legislature begins

I-T raid at bitcoin exchanges across India

AMN The Income Tax Department has conducted survey operations at major bitcoin exchanges across the country on suspicion of alleged tax evasion. Official sources said the department detected several lakh entries of high-net-worth individuals (HNIs) in their databases. The operations that held at nine major exchanges in Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi … Continue reading I-T raid at bitcoin exchanges across India

Bombay HC allows mentally challenged woman to abort 22-week foetus

The Bombay High Court today permitted a mentally challenged rape victim to abort her 22-week-old foetus. In a significant order, the court also ruled that as the victim was mentally challenged and incapable of taking her own decisions, her legal guardian–in this case her mother–must be allowed to take the decision on her behalf. The … Continue reading Bombay HC allows mentally challenged woman to abort 22-week foetus

PM dedicates first Scorpene-class submarines INS Kalvari to the nation

AMN / MUMBAI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the naval submarine INS Kalvari. Dedicating the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines, Mr Modi said it is a historic achievement for the country. Calling it a proud moment for 1.25 crore Indian citizens, Prime Minister congratulated the Indian Navy on behalf of … Continue reading PM dedicates first Scorpene-class submarines INS Kalvari to the nation