RBI not associated with Aadhaar security aspects

AMN / MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India has clarified that neither the central bank nor its researcher was in any way connected to a study on security aspects of Aadhaar. In a statement, the RBI said, it has come across some media reports attributing the study by one S Ananth, an adjunct faculty of … Continue reading RBI not associated with Aadhaar security aspects

BJP, SAD welcome SC decision for new SIT to probe in 1984 riots

AMN Delhi BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have welcomed a Supreme Court order to set up a new SIT to probe 186 anti-Sikh riots cases. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari hoped that the families of the victims will get justice in a time-bound manner. He said that after the Supreme Court’s decision, … Continue reading BJP, SAD welcome SC decision for new SIT to probe in 1984 riots

Nagaland CM briefs Home minister Rajnath Singh state polls

AMN Nagaland chief minister T R Zeliang called on the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi yesterday. Mr Zeliang briefed the home minister on the demand of various state groups to defer the assembly elections in order to facilitate a solution to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency. Home Minister said negotiations of various Naga groups … Continue reading Nagaland CM briefs Home minister Rajnath Singh state polls

CBI asks court to press bribery charge against Naveen Jindal in coal scam

AMN / NEW DELHI Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a special court to frame bribery charges against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal and others in connection with a Jharkhand coal block allocation case. CBI Counsel VK Sharma said the charges for offer and acceptance of the bribe to the public servant punishable under … Continue reading CBI asks court to press bribery charge against Naveen Jindal in coal scam

Countdown begins for launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite

File photo AMN / Sriharikota (AP) The 28-hour countdown for the launch of the PSLV C40 rocket is progressing smoothly in the national space station at Sriharikota. The countdown process started this morning at 5.29 hours at its first launch pad. The Indian Space Research Organization will launch “Cartosat-2 Series” satellite meant for earth observation … Continue reading Countdown begins for launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite

US ‘could conceivably’ rejoin Paris deal: Trump

AMN / Washington US President Donald Trump has said his country could “conceivably” return to the 2015 Paris climate accord if an agreement treated America more fairly, the BBC News reported on Thursday. He said it “was a bad deal for the US”, repeating comments made when he announced the US withdrawal last June. But … Continue reading US ‘could conceivably’ rejoin Paris deal: Trump

Govt outlines agenda for welfare of distressed migrant workers abroad

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI INDIA’S External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj outlined the four-point agenda of the Government on rescue and repatriation of distressed workers abroad. It includes free repatriation on government cost in case of war or natural calamity and in case of company closure of legally migrated persons. In case of illegal migration, … Continue reading Govt outlines agenda for welfare of distressed migrant workers abroad

1984 riots: Justice (retd) SN Dhingra to head SIT probe

AMN / New Delhi Justice (retd) Shiv Narayan Dhingra of the Delhi High Court will head the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which will re-investigate 186 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Within two months from today,the SIT will file an first interim report to the … Continue reading 1984 riots: Justice (retd) SN Dhingra to head SIT probe

Bihar: 1 killed, 5 injured in army recruitment drive

  AMN / SASARAM One person was killed and five others injured early Wednesday morning when an Army recruitment drive was going on in Rohtash district of the state. Sources said a large number of aspirants had come to the place and were asked to stand in the queue early morning. A stampede took place … Continue reading Bihar: 1 killed, 5 injured in army recruitment drive

Delhi govt issues advisory over prevention of Swine Flu

AMN / NEW DELHI Delhi government has issued advisory with regard to prevention of seasonal influenza – H1N1 or Swine Flu. In its advisory, the government has said that H1N1 is also a type of Seasonal Influenza and is a self- limiting viral disease. It said, in case of mild fever with sore throat with … Continue reading Delhi govt issues advisory over prevention of Swine Flu