Budget will serve farmers, middle class: PM

AMN / BENGALURU Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised that recent General budget serves farmers and favours middle class. Speaking at a public rally in Bengaluru on Sunday, he stressed that announcement of enhanced MSP for agriculture produce, tax exemption to Farmers Producers Organisations, Operation Greens yojana for vegetable, fruits and flower growers, greater allocation … Continue reading Budget will serve farmers, middle class: PM

Global Investrs Summit focuses on Economic ties with ASEAN & BBN

AMN / GAUHATI  (Assam) The second day of the Global Investors Summit here called for strengthening business, economic and cultural ties with the ASEAN and South East Asian countries through the Northeast region of India by tapping the advantage of physical and cultural proximity of the region with those countries. Addressing a plenary session, titled … Continue reading Global Investrs Summit focuses on Economic ties with ASEAN & BBN

Ambani to invest Rs 2,500 crore in Assam

Global Investors’ Summit AMN / GUWAHATI Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani Saturday announced plans to invest Rs 2,500 crore in Assam in the next three years. Ambani said Jio offices will be opened in 150 Tehsil headquarters in the State, while the number of petrol pumps will be increased from 27 to 165. The number … Continue reading Ambani to invest Rs 2,500 crore in Assam

Political crisis continues in Maldives as govt questions SC’s supremacy

AMN / Male In a major political crisis in Maldives, the government today asserted that Supreme court has no authority to seek removal of President Abdullah Yameen while former President Mohammed Nasheed exhorted people to come out and protest against the delay in Supreme court ruling on Thursday. A joint press conference by country’s Attorney … Continue reading Political crisis continues in Maldives as govt questions SC’s supremacy

Haryana dominates final day’s wrestling with 7 gold at KISG

AMN / NEW DELHI Haryana, acknowledged as one of the country’s biggest boxing bastions, also dominated the final day of wrestling competitions at the inaugural Khelo India School Games here at the KD Jadhav Stadium on Sunday winning seven of the ten finals. Haryana made a clean sweep of all three Greco-Roman boys finals and … Continue reading Haryana dominates final day’s wrestling with 7 gold at KISG

KHELO INDIA: Pune girl Avantika makes her father proud with Gold medal

Our Correspondent /New Delhi Often there is so much focus on the fastest athlete in the men’s or boy’s sections, that the women’s or girls’ section gets overshadowed. While Delhi’s Nisar Ahmad was winning the boys 100m in 10.76s, there was also Avantika Narale of Pune grabbing the honours in Girls’ section. Avantika from Lonkar … Continue reading KHELO INDIA: Pune girl Avantika makes her father proud with Gold medal

KISG: Aswin edges out Adnan to make progress

AMN / NEW DELHI Egged on by his Tamil Nadu team-mates from the sidelines, Aswin Ramesh staged a fine comeback to secure a split verdict over Mohammed Adnan (Uttar Pradesh) in the preliminary round of the over 80kg class boxing competition in the inaugural Khelo India School Games at the boxing hall in the Indira … Continue reading KISG: Aswin edges out Adnan to make progress

TDP not to snap ties with BJP-led NDA

AMN / The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today said it will not snap ties with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The assertion comes amid speculation that the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh might rethink its ties with the BJP in view of its disappointment over allocation of funds to the state in the Union … Continue reading TDP not to snap ties with BJP-led NDA

Swimmers at KISG strike balance between pool and books

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / NEW DELHI Even as the youngsters at the inaugural Khelo India School Games stay focused on their journey to the National and International platform in sport, many are also taking their academics and schooling very seriously. As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed at the Opening Ceremony, the importance of sport … Continue reading Swimmers at KISG strike balance between pool and books

Indian mission in touch with Nigeria about missing Merchant ship

The Indian mission in Abuja is in touch with authorities in Nigeria and Benin about a ship carrying 22 Indians believed to have gone missing in the Gulf of Guinea. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet that a merchant vessel Marine Express owned by Mumbai-based Anglo Eastern shipping company is presumably missing off … Continue reading Indian mission in touch with Nigeria about missing Merchant ship