Why Special Courts for MPs, MLAs? asks Opposition in Rajya Sabha

Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi Opposition members in Rajya Sabha today questioned government’s assurance to Supreme Court of setting up special courts for speedy trial of cases pending against law makers (MLAs and MPs). Raising a point of order during zero hour Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Aggarwal said that Articles 14, 15 and 368 of … Continue reading Why Special Courts for MPs, MLAs? asks Opposition in Rajya Sabha

Development with Dignity should be Agenda of India: V-P Naidu

10TH Annual Lecture of National Commission for Minorities Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu today said that ‘Development with Dignity’ must be the agenda of India and cautioned that bringing a bill in Parliament would not change things unless political will and administrative skill. Delivering the 10th Annual Lecture … Continue reading Development with Dignity should be Agenda of India: V-P Naidu

Govt withdraws stock holding limits on sugar dealers

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has withdrawn stock holding and turnover limits on sugar dealers with immediate effect as demand-supply situation is likely to be comfortable with the estimated rise in production. The Ministry of Food and Public Distribution, in a statement said, prices are also expected to remain stable at reasonable level. Sugar … Continue reading Govt withdraws stock holding limits on sugar dealers

Bindra, Gopi launch ELMS Foundation, vow to create sports ecosystem

  HARPAL SINGH BEDI / New Delhi Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and former All-England Open champion Pullela Gopichand will be the leading lights for ELMS Foundation, a paradigm shifting initiative that aims to create a modern ecosystem to promote sports in the country. Bindra and Gopi were unveiled as the foundation’s mentors at ELMS’ … Continue reading Bindra, Gopi launch ELMS Foundation, vow to create sports ecosystem

INDIA THRASH NEPAL 10-0 IN SAFF U15 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP ,

DHAKA The India U-15 Women’s side scored five goals in each half as they thumped Nepal 10-0 in a totally one-sided group encounter of the ongoing SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship being held at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hattricks by Priyanka Devi and Sunita Munda was complimented by a brace from Lynda Kom, with goals from Santhiya and … Continue reading INDIA THRASH NEPAL 10-0 IN SAFF U15 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP ,

Trainer Lee Beard confident of Vijender’s ‘Knockout Win’

HARPAL SINGH BEDI /NEW DELHI   Ahead of the double title defence ‘Indiabulls Rajasthan Rumble” of Indian knockout king Vijender Singh, his trainer Lee Beard is confident of his knockout win against African middleweight champion from Ghana Ernest Amuzu at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on 23rd December in Jaipur. While Ernest Amuzu is leaving no stone … Continue reading Trainer Lee Beard confident of Vijender’s ‘Knockout Win’

United States accuses North Korea of carrying out WannaCry cyber attack

WEB DESK The United States has accused North Korea of carrying out the massive WannaCry attack that infected some 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this year. North Korea was widely suspected of being behind the computer virus and ransomware, which demanded payment to restore access. Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert made the announcement in … Continue reading United States accuses North Korea of carrying out WannaCry cyber attack

India tops list of migrants living abroad at 17 million: UN

AMN India has topped the list of people living abroad at 17 million with about 5 million Indians residing in the Gulf region alone. “India has the largest number of persons born in the country who are now living outside its borders. The number of Indian-born persons residing abroad numbered 17 million in 2017, ahead … Continue reading India tops list of migrants living abroad at 17 million: UN

Govt to bring new rehabilitation policy for drug addicts

AMN The Government today informed the Lok Sabha that it will bring a new rehabilitation policy for drug addicts on the basis of national survey. Responding supplementaries during question hour, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said that rehabilitation policy of 2001 is under scrutiny by the Government and a survey of drug addicts … Continue reading Govt to bring new rehabilitation policy for drug addicts

Parliament passes amendment to Companies Act

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Parliament has passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the Rajya Sabha adopting it today. The Lok Sabha had passed it earlier in the monsoon session. Initiating the discussion, Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram suggested a separate law for protecting the interests of the small and medium … Continue reading Parliament passes amendment to Companies Act