Ashes: Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch ‘poor’, says ICC

The International Cricket Council, ICC, has given the Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch a poor rating for last week’s drawn Ashes test. It has given Cricket Australia two weeks to respond to the criticism before determining a sanction. It was the first Australian test venue to be rated with such a low rating.Under regulations set to … Continue reading Ashes: Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch ‘poor’, says ICC

Hockey India names 33-member Women’s Players for National Camp

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / NEW DELHI After a short two-week break, the 33-member Indian Women’s Players will report for the national camp starting in Bengaluru’s Sports Authority of India campus on January 3. The 21-day camp that concludes on January 24 will lay the foundation for a crucial year for the women who will take … Continue reading Hockey India names 33-member Women’s Players for National Camp

Caste riots cripple life in Pune, Mumbai

The 200th year anniversary celebrations of the historic Battle of Koregaon Bhima turned into a nightmare on Monday at the village some 30 kilometres north east of Pune, when clashes between two groups led to rioting, leaving one dead, many injured and several vehicles damaged. Sharad Pawar blames right-wing forces for violence in Pune WEB … Continue reading Caste riots cripple life in Pune, Mumbai

No single rate for all commodities under the GST : Jaitely

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The government today ruled out having a unified rate for all commodities under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) saying items like food products have been placed at minimum taxation levels while luxury goods were in the higher categories. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha … Continue reading No single rate for all commodities under the GST : Jaitely

PM trying to take undue credit on Women Haj pilgrims: Cong, Owaisi

AMN / New Delhi Congress party has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of claiming personal credit for a recent relief granted to women Haj pilgrims by the Government of Saudi Arabia which allows them freedom to travel alone. Reacting to PM’s remarks in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme that the present government had changed the … Continue reading PM trying to take undue credit on Women Haj pilgrims: Cong, Owaisi

Sharad Pawar blames right-wing forces for violence in Pune

AMN National Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar has blamed right-wing forces for violence that took place at Bhima Koregaon, in Pune on Monday. Pawar alleged that outsiders came and provoked the locals in Vadhu village. Pawar also said that there was no history of violence in last several years of the celebrations marking the … Continue reading Sharad Pawar blames right-wing forces for violence in Pune

Govt in talks with Opposition for smooth passing of triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

AMN Government is in talks with the Congress and other opposition parties for the smooth passage of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Bill 2017 in the Rajya Sabha. Talking to media outside Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the Bill is expected to be taken up in the Upper House today or … Continue reading Govt in talks with Opposition for smooth passing of triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

IMA protest: Health ministry asks govt hospitals to take steps

AMN / NEW DELHI The Union Health Ministry has asked all central government hospitals to take necessary steps to ensure that health care and emergency services run smoothly in the wake of an Indian Medical Association (IMA) call to suspend routine services for 12 hours today. The advisory has been issued to AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital … Continue reading IMA protest: Health ministry asks govt hospitals to take steps

Govt to connect all posts along the India-China border with roads: Rajnath

AMN The government has undertaken a special project to connect all the border posts along the India-China border with roads. This was stated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while reviewing the operational preparedness of a forward Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Border Out Post at Nelong in Uttarakhand yesterday. Mr Singh said, while a number … Continue reading Govt to connect all posts along the India-China border with roads: Rajnath

Pak bans Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa from collecting donations

AMN Pakistan today banned Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations. The notification comes on a day when President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to the US but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued a … Continue reading Pak bans Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa from collecting donations