Govt announces new banking roadmap, infuses Rs 88,139 crore

Centre will infuse Rs 88,139 crore — of which Rs 8,139 crore is through budgetary allocation — into the banks by issuing recapitalisation bonds this financial year AMN /NEW DELHI Government today spelt out a new and comprehensive roadmap for public sector banks to improve their functioning. The new set of guidelines, the finance ministry … Continue reading Govt announces new banking roadmap, infuses Rs 88,139 crore

Recap exercise is to keep public sector banks in good health: Jaitley

AMN / New Delhi Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that by recapitalisation of public sector banks, ednesday government was trying to build an institutional mechanism to ensure that the problems that occurred before, ones inherited by the current government, do not recur. The FM’s address was in continuation to the announcement made in October … Continue reading Recap exercise is to keep public sector banks in good health: Jaitley

Lalu Yadav sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with fine of Rs 10 lakhs

AMN/ RANCHI A special CBI Court of Ranchi today pronounced 5 years jail with a fine of 10 lakh rupees to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, former Bihar Chief Minister Dr Jagannath Mishra and former Chairman of the PAC Jagdish Sharma in connection with illegal withdrawal of over 37 crores rupees from Chaibasa Treasury. The RJD … Continue reading Lalu Yadav sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with fine of Rs 10 lakhs

Time has come to ensure active participation of disabled persons in electoral process: Rawat

AMN Newly-appointed Election Commissioner of India, O P Rawat today said that time has come when the commission has to move towards real actions for ensuring active participation of persons with disabilities and providing them centre stage in electoral process. Addressing an International Conference on Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in Electoral Process in New … Continue reading Time has come to ensure active participation of disabled persons in electoral process: Rawat

“Odisha Bandh” in protest against suicide of gang rape victim

AMN / Bhubnaeswar A 12-hour Odisha bandh called by the Congress and BJP over the suicide of Kunduli ‘gang rape’ victim affacted normal life across the state today. Business establishments were closed, vehicles were off the road across the state in support of the bandh and hartal called by the two main opposition political parties … Continue reading “Odisha Bandh” in protest against suicide of gang rape victim

Uttar Pradesh celebrates foundation day

AMN Uttar Pradesh is celebrating its foundation day today. Several functions have been organised across the state on the occasion. The main function will be held in Lucknow. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest. Various projects and schemes, worth about 25,000 crores rupees, will be launched during the function. This is … Continue reading Uttar Pradesh celebrates foundation day

NHRC issues notice to Odisha Govt over closure of schools

AMN The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Odisha government and the Centre on a media report that a large number of government-run primary and upper primary schools have been closed in the state due to less number of students. Taking suo motu cognizance of the report, the Commission asked … Continue reading NHRC issues notice to Odisha Govt over closure of schools

US congratulates India on becoming member of Australia Group

AMN The United States has congratulated India on becoming the newest member of the Australia Group, an informal forum that seeks to prevent the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons, and which now counts 43 members. The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert today said the latest accomplishment underscores New Delhi’s excellent non-proliferation credentials and commitment … Continue reading US congratulates India on becoming member of Australia Group

Gujarati businessman chargesheeted under anti-hijacking laws

Birju Salla had allegedly planted a note on a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight stating that there was a bomb in the cabin area. AMN / AHMEDABAD/ A Gujarati businessman, accused of planting a note about hijackers and a bomb in the toilet of a Mumbai-Delhi flight, was today chargesheeted by the NIA. After a detailed … Continue reading Gujarati businessman chargesheeted under anti-hijacking laws

ICJ fixes time-limits for India, Pak in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

AMN The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has fixed time-limits for India and Pakistan for filing of written pleadings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. In a statement, ICJ said, it has fixed a time-limit of 17th April for India and 17th July for Pakistan. Jadhav, an Indian national, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani … Continue reading ICJ fixes time-limits for India, Pak in Kulbhushan Jadhav case