Indian golfer Shiv Kapur wins Royal Cup at Pattaya

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur won the Royal Cup at Pattaya, today, which is his third Asian Tour title of 2017. The 35-year-old, who had just one win in almost 11 years till April this year, has now won three times in last eight months. Kapur first won on Asian Tour in his debut season in … Continue reading Indian golfer Shiv Kapur wins Royal Cup at Pattaya

Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament begins in Pune

The inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament begins in Pune today. The ATP 250 event will have five top-50 players. Tournament-favourite Marin Cilic and defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut got first round byes. Another hot contender will be US Open finalist and second seed Kevin Anderson, the world number 14 from South Africa. Indian youngsters, … Continue reading Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament begins in Pune

UAE introduces VAT for first time

Abu Dhabi Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in the United Arab Emirates for the first time, the BBC News reported on Monday. The 5% levy is being applied to the majority of goods and services. The Gulf state has long attracted foreign workers with the promise of tax-free living, but the government wants … Continue reading UAE introduces VAT for first time

Qatar Open begins in Doha today

One of the season’s traditional curtain-raisers, the Qatar Open, begins today. However, with the late withdrawal of Novak Djokovic, the tournament is shorn of its usual A-list headline acts. Djokovic, the champion in Doha for the past two years, pulled out on Saturday because of continuing problems with a niggling elbow injury. His absence has … Continue reading Qatar Open begins in Doha today

PM asks citizens to use vernacular languages to promote science

AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for using vernacular languages in promoting science communication in a big way to develop love of science in the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator. Addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose’s 125th birth anniversary … Continue reading PM asks citizens to use vernacular languages to promote science

Maryam rubbishes rumours of Nawaz’s exile

Islamabad Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has rubbished the rumours of her father’s self-exile and said the news was just a self-created lie. In her tweet, Maryam stated exile will be the fate of military dictators and non-democratic characters, not of representatives elected by people. Earlier, a report from Lahore said Nawaz … Continue reading Maryam rubbishes rumours of Nawaz’s exile

Cold claims several lives in Bihar

AMN More than 12 people have reportedly died due to the cold in different parts of Bihar including Patna, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Sheohar and Darbhanga districts of the state. Several trains including Rajdhani Express either originating or passing through Bihar are running 10 to 15 hours late behind the scheduled time. Rail passengers are suffering alot … Continue reading Cold claims several lives in Bihar

No respite from cold & foggy weather conditions in UP

  There is no respite from cold and foggy weather conditions in Uttar Pradesh. Icy cold wind from northern part have further intensified cold wave conditions in state. Dense fog continued to disrupt rail, road and air traffic in most parts of the state for the forth consecutive day today. Four people died and eleven … Continue reading No respite from cold & foggy weather conditions in UP

UK: Echo Arena car park fire destroys 1,400 vehicles

London A huge fire has destroyed up to 1,400 vehicles in a multi-storey car park in Liverpool, the BBC News reported on Monday. Nearby apartments have been evacuated due to smoke, police said. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service described the blaze at King’s Dock next to the Liverpool Echo Arena as one of the worst … Continue reading UK: Echo Arena car park fire destroys 1,400 vehicles

Assam publishes first draft of NRC with 1.9 crore names

AMN / GUWAHATI The first draft of the much expected National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was published last night which include name of 1.9 crore applicants. The NRC has been updated to detect illegal citizens in the state. Talking to the media in Guwahati last night, Register General of India, Sailesh and State … Continue reading Assam publishes first draft of NRC with 1.9 crore names