Indian-origin businessman appointed WBCSD Chairman

WEB DESK Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman Sunny Verghese has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Verghese, 57, Co-Founder and the CEO of Singapore’s agri-business group Olam International Limited, is the first World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Chair from the agri-sector. He succeeded Paul Polman, the CEO … Continue reading Indian-origin businessman appointed WBCSD Chairman

Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension

WEB DESK In a relief for Indian techies, the United States today said, it is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country. The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that … Continue reading Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension

Pakistan: 6 killed in blast near Balochistan Assembly

AMN / At least six persons, including four police personnel, were killed and 17 others injured on Tuesday when a suspected suicide blast rocked Quetta’s Zarghoon road near the Balochistan Assembly building in Pakistan. The explosion took place near a police truck parked close to GPO Chowk on Zarghoon Road, located in the city’s high-security … Continue reading Pakistan: 6 killed in blast near Balochistan Assembly

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in a single mission on Jan 12

WEB DESK India will achieve yet another historic milestone with the launch of its 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission from Sriharikota on Friday. The Indian Space Research Organisation said it was back in the game with the launch. This will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission after the … Continue reading ISRO to launch 31 satellites in a single mission on Jan 12

CBI arrests CBEC official in bribery case

AMN The CBI has arrested an official of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) and another person attached with the GST office in Mumbai for alleged bribery in the processing of a service matter. The CBEC official, posted at the Finance Ministry in New Delhi as assistant section officer had sought illegal gratification … Continue reading CBI arrests CBEC official in bribery case

CPI(M) terms introduction of electoral bonds as regressive

AMN The CPI(M) on Tuesday criticized the introduction of electoral bonds terming it as regressive. In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said, the electoral bonds will make the donor, donee and the amount a state secret. He said, the government’s move will shield the donors from the gaze … Continue reading CPI(M) terms introduction of electoral bonds as regressive

Playing of national anthem not mandatory in cinema halls: SC

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today said, the playing of national anthem is not mandatory in cinema halls before the screening of a film. The court modified its November 30, 2016’s order by which it had made playing of the anthem mandatory. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said a 12-member … Continue reading Playing of national anthem not mandatory in cinema halls: SC

PM Modi urges PIOs lawmakers to be partners in India’s development

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Indian origin lawmakers from across the world to be partners in India’s development and act as catalysts in the country’s economic growth. Addressing the first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentarians Conference in New Delhi this morning, Mr Modi said, they can help attract more Foreign Direct … Continue reading PM Modi urges PIOs lawmakers to be partners in India’s development

Modi govt posses threat to democracy: Jignesh Mevani

Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi Dalit leader and newly elected Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani today took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi saying BJP government poses a “threat” to the country’s democracy and Constitution and termed the refusal to grant permission to his rally an example of … Continue reading Modi govt posses threat to democracy: Jignesh Mevani

BJP warns Tripura CPI(M) over forging photograph of Amit Shah

AMN / Agartala The Tripura state BJP president today warned ruling CPI(M) to refrain from false and malicious campaign against his party and party leaders ahead of assembly election. He alleged CPI(M) party involved in tasteless activities to instigate the voters against BJP. He also alleged that CPI(M) party cadres yesterday resorted to facebook campaign … Continue reading BJP warns Tripura CPI(M) over forging photograph of Amit Shah