BJP wins in Tripura; Hung assemblies in Nagaland, Meghalaya

AMN The BJP and its ally IPFT today washed out the 25-year rule of Left Front in Tripura with a strong showing in the Assembly polls. BJP has got an absolute majority on its own getting 34 seats and leading in 2. Meghalaya threw up a hung assembly with Congress emerging as the single largest … Continue reading BJP wins in Tripura; Hung assemblies in Nagaland, Meghalaya

Congress provided oxygen to BJP in Tripura: Mamata

AMN / Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today blamed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for BJP’s win in Tripura elections and predicted that the saffron party would be wiped out in 2019 Parliamentary polls. “I would say the Congress leadership has provided oxygen to BJP in Tripura,” Ms Banerjee said and warned that the … Continue reading Congress provided oxygen to BJP in Tripura: Mamata

SBI hikes lending rate to 8.15%

The State Bank raised its lending rates by 20 basis points to 8(point)15 per cent, with immediate effect, setting the tone for the industry to follow suit. This is likely to make home and car loans costlier. This is the first lending revision by the bank since April 2016 and comes a day after it … Continue reading SBI hikes lending rate to 8.15%

Syrian actions in Ghouta may amount to crimes against humanity: UN

WEB DESK The United Nations has warned that the perpetrators of war crimes in Syria will be held accountable. It said dossiers were being compiled to prosecute those responsible for attacks on Syrian civilians. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warned Syria that potential war crimes were being committed in Eastern … Continue reading Syrian actions in Ghouta may amount to crimes against humanity: UN

Navjot Kaur clinches India’s first gold in Asian Wrestling Championships

Navjot Kaur has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a Gold medal at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships. She clinched the coveted yellow metal in the 65 kg freestyle category at the tournament being held at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. Navjot defeated Japan’s Miya Imai, 9-1 in a one-sided final bout yesterday … Continue reading Navjot Kaur clinches India’s first gold in Asian Wrestling Championships

Severe winter claim 60 lives in Europe

  WEB DESK The death toll due to severe weather across Europe has risen to 60, with at least 23 casualties in Poland alone amid sub-zero temperatures. According to reports, the freezing conditions have claimed seven lives in Slovakia, six in the Czech Republic and five each in Lithuania and France over the past week. … Continue reading Severe winter claim 60 lives in Europe

27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament begins in Ipoh

The 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament begins in the Malaysian city of Ipoh today. Six nations – India, hosts Malaysia, defending champions England, Australia, Argentina and Ireland – are taking part in the tournament. India, currently the world number six side, will take on world number two Argentina in their opening round-robin match … Continue reading 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament begins in Ipoh

EU for retaliatory measures against US Steel, Aluminium tariffs

IMF, WTO also warn against Trump’s Metal tariffs   WEB DESK The European Union has said it will introduce retaliatory measures against US plans to impose steel and aluminum tariffs. The IMF and WTO have already voiced their concerns over US President Donald Trump’s threat of a trade war. The President of the European Commission … Continue reading EU for retaliatory measures against US Steel, Aluminium tariffs

Suspect taken into custody in Gauri Lankesh murder case

In Karnataka, the Special Investigation Team SIT probing the killing of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh has taken a suspect into custody. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru West) MN Anucheth, who is the investigating officer in the case, said KT Naveen Kumar was taken into custody for eight days. He said the suspect was already … Continue reading Suspect taken into custody in Gauri Lankesh murder case

IMF, WTO warn US over new steel and aluminium tariffs

WEB DESK The International Monetary Fund has warned that the steel and aluminium tariffs announced by US President Donald Trump will harm the US and global economies. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said, the import restrictions announced are likely to cause damage not only outside the US but also to the US economy itself. He said … Continue reading IMF, WTO warn US over new steel and aluminium tariffs