8 killed, 10 hurt in two road accidents in Karnataka

  AMN /Bengaluru Eight people, including four labourers, were killed and 10 others injured in two major two road accidents reported in Karnataka on Tuesday. Police said that four people were killed when a car in which they were travelling overturned at Kumarapatnam near Ranebennur in Haveri District in the early hours of the day. … Continue reading 8 killed, 10 hurt in two road accidents in Karnataka

Grocery shop fire claims 4 lives in Gujarat

Ahmedabad Four members of a family, including an infant and his parents, were killed when a fire broke out in a grocery store in Naranapura area of the city on Tuesday morning, police said. The deceased were identified as store owner Sunil Chaudhary (36), his wife Leela (31), brother Mohan (30) and son Arjun (2). … Continue reading Grocery shop fire claims 4 lives in Gujarat

5 lakh visited Hunar Haat in Mumbai

Hunar Haat’ will encourage craftsman: Naqvi AMN / MUMBAI More than 5 lakh Mumbaikars have visited the crafts fair, Hunar Haat at Marine Lines, Mumbai. The ‘Hunar Haat’ which is organised at Islam Gymkhana Marine lines here was visited among other by the Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday. Speaking on … Continue reading 5 lakh visited Hunar Haat in Mumbai

Gujarat tops logistics performance index chart: Commerce ministry

AMN Gujarat has topped the logistics index chart, an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports in particular and economic growth in general. Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu released the report in New Delhi yesterday. According to the report by the Commerce Ministry Logistics Ease Across Different States, … Continue reading Gujarat tops logistics performance index chart: Commerce ministry

India’s Haj Quota increased substantially for 2018

AMN / NEW DELHI / India’s Haj quota has been increased for the consecutive second year. A record 1 lakh 75 thousand and 25 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision by the Saudi Arabia Government to increase India’s Haj quota for 2018 has come days after Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar … Continue reading India’s Haj Quota increased substantially for 2018

SC stays Karnataka HC order on 85% tobacco pictorial warning

AMN The Supreme Court has stayed the Karnataka High Court order quashing the 2014 government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space, saying that “health of a citizen has primacy”. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D … Continue reading SC stays Karnataka HC order on 85% tobacco pictorial warning

Majority of Muslims in favour of banning triple talaq: Naqvi

AMN/ MUMBAI Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said majority of Muslims were in the favour of banning the practice of triple talaq in one go. He was speaking to media person here while visiting ‘Hunar Haat’ organised by Ministry of Minority Affairs. On the sidelines of the function, Naqvi said triple … Continue reading Majority of Muslims in favour of banning triple talaq: Naqvi

Ex-Finmeccanica CEO acquitted in AgustaWestland chopper deal

WEB DESK An Italian appeals court has acquitted Giuseppe Orsi, the former president of defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica, over charges of alleged bribes paid in exchange for a Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal to sell 12 AgustaWestland helicopters to the Indian government. The court also acquitted Bruno Spagnolini, former CEO of the company’s … Continue reading Ex-Finmeccanica CEO acquitted in AgustaWestland chopper deal

North and South Korea begin official talks

WEB DESK North and South Korea have begun high-level talks, the first between the countries in two years, after months of high tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions. The meeting is taking place at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom with the focus on North Korea’s possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic … Continue reading North and South Korea begin official talks

Centre not in favour of mandatory playing of National Anthem in theatres

AMN The Centre has suggested the Supreme Court to modify its earlier order making it mandatory for cinema halls to play the national anthem before screening of a feature film. The affidavit filed by Centre in the Apex Court yesterday said an inter-ministerial committee has been set up as framing of guidelines describing circumstances and … Continue reading Centre not in favour of mandatory playing of National Anthem in theatres