More girls going to colleges in India: HRD report

AMN / NEW DELHI There has been substantial increase in the enrollment of girl students across the country, according to report of the All India Survey on Higher Education 2016-17 in New Delhi. The report was released by Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar here on Friday The survey shows that India registered its best … Continue reading More girls going to colleges in India: HRD report

NEWSPAPERS SCAN- JAN 06

NEWSPAPERS SCAN- JAN 06 Most newspapers today highlighted the Central Statistics Office’s estimates projecting India’s GDP growth at 6.5% in 2017-18. “GDP growth may hit 4-year low of 6.5%” headlines the Times of India. “Agriculture, manufacturing sectors hardest hit” notes the Hindustan Times. Writing on the same subject, the Economic Times observes “Slowest GDP growth … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN- JAN 06

J&K: 4 policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore

AMN / SRINAGAR FILE-PHOTO Four policemen on patrol duty were killed in Sopore town of north Kashmir today when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists went off, an official said. Several officers were injured and condition of one is said to be critical. Reports are that many civilians are also injured in the … Continue reading J&K: 4 policemen killed in IED blast in Sopore

Twitter not to block controversial leaders

WEB DESK Twitter has announced that it will not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are controversial. Citing a need to promote a public conversation on political issues, it said, Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global public conversation. The California-based company said, elected world leaders play a … Continue reading Twitter not to block controversial leaders

World Book Fair begins in New Delhi

AMN New Delhi World Book Fair opens today at Pragati Maidan in the national capital. Organised by the National Book Trust in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation, the main theme of this year’s fair is environment and climate change. The European Union is the focus country this time. Our correspondent reports, more than 40 … Continue reading World Book Fair begins in New Delhi

I am being targeted by BJP, Sangh: Jignesh Mevani

AMN / New Delhi Newly elected MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani Friday denied making any inflammatory speech in Pune and said he was being targeted by the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. An FIR was filed against the Gujarat MLA and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid yesterday for their alleged … Continue reading I am being targeted by BJP, Sangh: Jignesh Mevani

UN to investigate DR Congo attack on peacekeepers

WEB DESK The United Nations has set up a special investigation of the attack that killed 15 UN peacekeepers and wounded 43 others in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month. The December 7 attack in the Beni territory of North Kivu province was one of the worst to target UN peacekeepers in recent history … Continue reading UN to investigate DR Congo attack on peacekeepers

GDP growth at 6.5 pc for FY 2017-18: CSO

AMN / New Delhi Gross Domestic Production growth will be at 6 point 5 per cent for the current Financial Year 2017-18 (FY18), according to advance estimates of Central Statistics Office. The GDP growth in the previous fiscal (FY 17) was at 7.1 per cent. Briefing media persons here on Friday, Chief Statistician T C … Continue reading GDP growth at 6.5 pc for FY 2017-18: CSO

IPL Player Retention 2018: Dhoni back with Chennai, Kohli retained by RCB

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was back with Chennai Super Kings while Royal Challengers Bengaluru retained India captain Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League retentions in Mumbai today. Mumbai Indians had the league’s most successful captain Rohit Sharma back in their stable as most of the retentions happened on expected lines. Current Australia skipper Steve Smith … Continue reading IPL Player Retention 2018: Dhoni back with Chennai, Kohli retained by RCB

Rohan Bopanna, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan crashes out of Maharashtra Open Tennis

In Tennis, the Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan has crashed out of the Maharashtra Open, formerly known as the Chennai Open, India’s only ATP World Tour event. The defending champions, who were the fourth seeds, lost to the unseeded French team of Gilles Simon and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 3-6, 5-7, at Pune. The … Continue reading Rohan Bopanna, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan crashes out of Maharashtra Open Tennis