President approves disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission for disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs on account of holding Office of Profit.  In its opinion to the President, the EC had said the MLAs, by occupying the post of parliamentary secretaries had held offices of profit, and were … Continue reading President approves disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

OP Rawat is new Chief Election Commissioner

AMN / NEW DELHI Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat will be the new Chief Election Commissioner, CEC. He will succeed Achal Kumar Joti, whose term will end Monday. Mr Rawat will assume office on Tuesday as the CEC. A 1977-batch IAS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre, Rawat was appointed to the Election Commission in … Continue reading OP Rawat is new Chief Election Commissioner

PM leaves for Davos, says engagements will boost economic ties globally

AMN / New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for Davos to participate the World Economic Forum annual meet. Before his departure, Mr Modi said India’s engagement with the outside world in recent years “has become effectively multi-dimensional” and that these will boost further strengthen economic ties with various countries. “In recent years, … Continue reading PM leaves for Davos, says engagements will boost economic ties globally

ONGC acquires 51% share of Government in HPCL

AMN The government has entered into an agreement with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited for the strategic sale of its 51.11 per cent equity share-holding in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation limited for 36,915 crore rupees. The Finance Ministry in a release said, during the review in February 2016, the Prime Minister had underlined the … Continue reading ONGC acquires 51% share of Government in HPCL

CPI-M ‘no’ to electoral pact with Congress

Kolkata The CPI-M’s Central Committee today ruled out any “understanding or electoral alliance” with the Congress in its draft political resolution. However party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the final decision will be taken in the party meet to be held in Hyderabad in April. As per the draft political resolution which was adopted by … Continue reading CPI-M ‘no’ to electoral pact with Congress

Govt reduces minimum export price of onion by $150

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion by 150 dollars to 700 dollars per tonne. Directorate General of Foreign Trade in a notification issued on Friday that this rate will remain in force till 20th of next month. An MEP is the floor price below which exports … Continue reading Govt reduces minimum export price of onion by $150

PM, Ansari, Manmohan attend Venkaiah’s Sankranti Milan

AMN / New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former vice-president M Hamid Ansari, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and several central ministers and dignitaries on Sunday attended the Sankranti Milan organised by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu here. The festivals of Makar Sankranti and Pongal symbolise happiness that comes with good harvest, the Vice- President said … Continue reading PM, Ansari, Manmohan attend Venkaiah’s Sankranti Milan

Australian Open: Leander Paes and Purav Raja lose in pre-quarterfinal

Leander Paes and Purav Raja lost to Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in straight sets 1-6, 2-6 in Men’s Doubles pre-quarterfinal match of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, at Melbourne. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, with their team-mates, will play their Round-of-16 matches later in the … Continue reading Australian Open: Leander Paes and Purav Raja lose in pre-quarterfinal

Men’s Hockey: India lose to Belgium 1-2 in summit clash

India lost to Belgium, 1-2 in the summit clash of the first leg of the two-leg Four Nations Invitational tournament at Tauranga in New Zealand this morning. India put up a tough fight, but failed to beat a formidable Belgian side. Sebastian Dockier and Tom Boon sounded the board for Belgium, while Mandeep Singh was … Continue reading Men’s Hockey: India lose to Belgium 1-2 in summit clash

Blind Cricket World Cup: India retains title

India have retained the World Cup for the Blind. In the final today, India defeated Pakistan by two wickets at Sharjah in UAE. Team India achieved the victory target losing 8 wickets for 309 with one over to spare. Earlier, put into bat, Pakistan made 308 runs for 8 wickets in 40 overs. Meanwhile, Prime … Continue reading Blind Cricket World Cup: India retains title