J&K: One soldier killed, 2 injured in terrorist attack on CRPF camp

AMN / SRINAGAR One CRPF jawan was killed and two others injured in a terror attack on the CRPF Camp at Lethpora Awantipora in Pulwama district in the wee hours today. The martyred CRPF jawan has been identified as Constable Sharifuddin Ganaie of Nowgam, Srinagar. A CRPF spokesman said exchange of fire between the terrorists … Continue reading J&K: One soldier killed, 2 injured in terrorist attack on CRPF camp

81 journalsits killed, 250 jailed in 2017

AMN  At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs in 2107, while violence and harassment against media persons have increased sharply. However, the number of deaths is the lowest in a decade, down from 93 in 2016.  The world’s biggest newspersons organization, International Federation of Journalists, in its annual report yesterday said the reporters lost … Continue reading 81 journalsits killed, 250 jailed in 2017

Prez, PM congratulate Viswanathan Anand for winning World Chess title

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated Viswanathan Anand for winning the world rapid chess championship title. In his tweet, President Kovind said such determined pursuit of excellence across decades makes Anand an inspiration for all others.Mr. Kovind said that India is proud of him. In his tweet, Mr Modi … Continue reading Prez, PM congratulate Viswanathan Anand for winning World Chess title

Jitu Rai wins Men’s 50m pistol national title

In Shooting, ace Indian marksman Jitu Rai won the Men’s 50-metre pistol national title, setting a new record score of 233 at the 61st National Shooting Championships in Thiruvananthapuram. Rai got the better of Navy man Omkar Singh who shot 222.4 in the finals. Jitu’s army teammate Jai Singh secured bronze with an effort of … Continue reading Jitu Rai wins Men’s 50m pistol national title

Fourth ashes test ends in a draw

Australia captain Steve Smith frustrated England with his third century of the series to guide the hosts to safety as the fourth Ashes test at Melborne ended in a draw today. Smith finished 102 not out and Mitchell Marsh on 29, with Australia on 263 for four and holding a 99-run lead before the captains … Continue reading Fourth ashes test ends in a draw

Novak Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open

Former world number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week’s Qatar Open tennis tournament. He now faces a race to be fit for the first grand slam of the year, the Australian Open. The 30-year-old Serb had been scheduled to start the new season at an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi yesterday when an … Continue reading Novak Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open

Worrying signs: Govt breaches fiscal deficit target in 8 months

AMN /NEW DELHI The government has violated its fiscal deficit target given in the Budget for 2017-18 in November itself. During the April-November period, the fiscal deficit was 112 per cent of its Rs 5.5 lakh crore target for current fiscal year, according to data revealed by the Controller General of Accounts. An official statement … Continue reading Worrying signs: Govt breaches fiscal deficit target in 8 months

Palestine Recalls Ambassador to Pak Over Appearance With Hafiz Saeed

AMN / WEB DESK     FOLLOWING STRONG protest from India, Palestine today recalled its ambassador to Pakistan who had shared the stage with 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. India yesterday told Palestinian authorities that its ambassador’s association with the global terrorist was “unacceptable”. The ambassador’s recall came hours after the Palestine, while … Continue reading Palestine Recalls Ambassador to Pak Over Appearance With Hafiz Saeed

President asks students to participate in environment protection movements

AMN / BANGALURU The President inaugurated the Adamya Chetna Seva Utsav 2018 and Centenary Celebrations of the National Education Society of Karnataka at a function held at National College Ground in Bengaluru. In his address the President asked school students to actively participate in the Environment Protection Movements. He said, school students are the most … Continue reading President asks students to participate in environment protection movements

Air India plane called back after passenger boards wrong flight

AMN / NEW DELHI In an strange incident, an Air India passenger, who had a Delhi-Muscat ticket, on Friday boarded a Mumbai bound flight mistakenly owing to a manual check of tickets at airport. On hearing the announcement in the flight, the passenger alerted the crew members. Following this, the aircraft was soon called back … Continue reading Air India plane called back after passenger boards wrong flight