SC to examine all matters related to Judge Loya’s death

New Delhi The Supreme Court today said the issues surrounding the death of Special CBI court judge B.H. Loya is “serious” and it will look into the circumstances leading to his death in November 2014. Judge Loya was holding the trial into the staged shootout deaths of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and two others. “Matter is serious. … Continue reading SC to examine all matters related to Judge Loya’s death

Modi arrives in Zurich on way to Davos for WEF

AMN / Zurich Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Zurich, Switzerland, from where he will leave for Davos to attend the World Economic Forum. The main event in Davos will be the keynote speech of Modi at the plenary session on January 23. Modi will also interact with 120 members of the International … Continue reading Modi arrives in Zurich on way to Davos for WEF

14 States, nine Central Ministries to participate in R-Day Parade

NEW DELHI 14 States and nine Central Ministries will participate in the Republic Day Parade this year. The tableaux will showcase varied themes starting from country’s rich cultural heritage, flora and fauna and socio-economic development to progress of the nation. Operation Clean Money, Khelo India and ASEAN-India are some of the themes of the tableaux. … Continue reading 14 States, nine Central Ministries to participate in R-Day Parade

Vijay Mallya extradition trial’s next hearing date remains uncertain

WEB DESK The next submissions hearing in the extradition trial of Vijay Mallya over alleged fraud and money laundering remains uncertain as the case was on Monday not discussed in a London court due to differences among lawyers. Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot was listed to hear the case at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, with the … Continue reading Vijay Mallya extradition trial’s next hearing date remains uncertain

Football star George Weah is new president of Liberia

AMN Former International Football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia’s new President in the capital, Monrovia on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the trauma … Continue reading Football star George Weah is new president of Liberia

Delhi Police arrests suspected mastermind of Gujarat serial blasts

AMN Delhi Police has arrested one of the most wanted mastermind of Students Islamic Movement of India(SIMI) – Indian Mujahideen (SIMI-IM) Abdul Subhan Quereshi after a brief exchange of fire. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today, DCP Special, P S Kushwaha said, the arrest has been made from Gazipur area of Delhi. He was suspected … Continue reading Delhi Police arrests suspected mastermind of Gujarat serial blasts

US shutdown: Govt services closed as working week begins

WEB DESK A LARGE NUMBER OF Federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. Senators failed on Sunday to reach an agreement to end the government shutdown, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of federal employees would be furloughed Monday morning even as … Continue reading US shutdown: Govt services closed as working week begins

18 killed in Turkish military campaign against Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin

WEB DESK At least 18 civilians have been killed in the Turkish military campaign against Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin enclave in northern Syria. Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of a major offensive to push out Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as terrorists. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths … Continue reading 18 killed in Turkish military campaign against Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin

Chess: Anand played out a draw against Peter of Russia in Wijk Aan Zee Masters tournament

Indian grand master Viswanathan Anand played out a draw against Peter Svidler of Russia in the eighth round of Wijk Aan Zee Masters tournament in The Netherlands yesterday. Looking for his sixth record title, Anand took his tally to 4.5 points out of a possible eight. He now needs at least two wins in the … Continue reading Chess: Anand played out a draw against Peter of Russia in Wijk Aan Zee Masters tournament

Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja being celebrated

AMN Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja are being celebrated in different parts of the country today. In Uttar Pradesh, a number of devotees are taking a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers on the occasion since early this morning. People especially students worship Ma Saraswati, the goddess of … Continue reading Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja being celebrated