Budget 2018-19: Jaitley has tough task ahead

AMN Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget in Parliament Thursday. This year’s budget session is crucial as it comes after government’s two very big financial decisions – Demonetization and Goods and Services Tax implementation. It is also National Democratic Alliance Government’s fifth and last budget presentation before the Lok Sabha polls in … Continue reading Budget 2018-19: Jaitley has tough task ahead

Delhi Govt approves creation of Hospital Managers posts for hospitals

Vinit Wahi / NEW DELHI The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting on Wednesday, chaired by the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal approved the Health Department’s proposal for the creation of 92 posts of Hospital managers (superintendants) on fixed consolidated remuneration initially for a one year period on contract basis. Currently 24 Delhi government hospitals (excluding Autonomous … Continue reading Delhi Govt approves creation of Hospital Managers posts for hospitals

Cong demands Independent SIT probe into deaths of Judge Loya

Agencies / New Delhi Congress party on Wednesday demanded a probe by an Independent SIT, monitored by the Supreme Court, into the case related to deaths of Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya and that of Advocate Shrikant Khandalkar and Retd Judge Prakash Thombre who helped him. Addressing a joint press conference along with AICC spokeperson Salman … Continue reading Cong demands Independent SIT probe into deaths of Judge Loya

SC asks Madras HC to decide pleas over look out circulars against Karti Chidambaram

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today asked the Madras High Court to decide within two months, the petitions regarding two Look Out Circulars (LOC) issued against Karti Chidambaram and others in a corruption case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, made clear that the LOCs, issued on June 16 and July 28 … Continue reading SC asks Madras HC to decide pleas over look out circulars against Karti Chidambaram

Politics over Rahul Gandhi’s jacket

Sir, It refers to absolutely unnecessary criticism by some BJP leaders on Congress President Rahul Gandhi wearing alleged rupees 64000 worth jacket while his tour to Meghalaya. Children of normal middle-income families quite often wear such clothes where price-tag of just rupees 64000 (less after normal discounts) for a jacket is not at all significant … Continue reading Politics over Rahul Gandhi’s jacket

Main accused in Chandan murder case of Kasganj nabbed

Kasganj (UP) The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday morning succeeded in arresting the prime suspect Saleem in the killing of Abhishek Gupta alias Chandan, who died during Tiranga Yatra on the Republic Day. Polices sources said that Saleem, the shooter, was kept in the custody in Kasganj Kotwali, where police officials are interrogating him. However, … Continue reading Main accused in Chandan murder case of Kasganj nabbed

Notification for Polls in Nagaland and Meghalaya issued

Filing of nominations ends today in Tripura   AMN Notification for Assembly elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland were issued today. With this, the filing of nominations in both the states began today. The two states will go to polls on the 27th of February. 7th February will be the last date for filing of nominations. … Continue reading Notification for Polls in Nagaland and Meghalaya issued

6.1 earthquake jolts northern India, epicenter in Afghanistan

AMN Tremor felt in north India particularly in Delhi and neighbouring Haryana and Punjab as a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan today. The quake was also felt in Jammu and Kashmir. There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. The earthquake hit at around 12.40 pm (0707 GMT) near Afghanistan’s northern border with … Continue reading 6.1 earthquake jolts northern India, epicenter in Afghanistan

India, ADB sign $250 mn loan agreement for construction of rural roads

AMN Asian Development Bank and the Centre have signed a 250 million dollar loan to finance the construction of over 6,200 kilometres all-weather rural roads in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The program is aimed at improving rural connectivity, facilitating safer and more efficient … Continue reading India, ADB sign $250 mn loan agreement for construction of rural roads

Govt reverses decision to issue orange passport

AMN /NEW DELHI Ministry of External Affairs has decided to continue with the current practice of printing of the last page of the passport and not to issue a separate passport with an orange colour jacket to ECR passport holders. The decision was taken by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at a meeting after … Continue reading Govt reverses decision to issue orange passport