VP asks MPs, MLAs to ensure Houses function properly

AMN / NEW DELHI Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asked Parliamentarians and Legislators to ensure that the Houses function properly. Addressing the valedictory ceremony of the National Legislators Conference at the Central Hall of Parliament House, Mr Naidu expressed concern over repeated adjournments in the Houses. He said, legislatures are certainly no places … Continue reading VP asks MPs, MLAs to ensure Houses function properly

President Kovind urges Indian Diaspora in Mauritius to become bridge between two nations

AMN President of India, Ram Nath Kovind today asked Indian diaspora in Mauritius to become living bridge between the two countries. Addressing Indian diaspora and youth at Gandhi Institute in Port Louis, the President said, the Indian community in Mauritius comprises those who trace their roots to different states ranging from Bihar to Tamil Nadu. … Continue reading President Kovind urges Indian Diaspora in Mauritius to become bridge between two nations

BJP fields Narayan Rane, GVL, Anil Baluni to contest for RS polls

Anil Baluni, GVL Narsimha Rao and Saroj Pandey figure in BJP lift for RS polls AMN / New Delhi BJP on Sunday released a list of candidates for the ensuing Biennial Election to Rajya Sabha for different states. The list contains 18 names with 7 from Uttar Pradesh. BJP spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao will be … Continue reading BJP fields Narayan Rane, GVL, Anil Baluni to contest for RS polls

PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with several leaders at ISA summit

AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral meetings with President of Bangladesh Mohammed Abdul Hamid and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of founding conference of International Solar Alliance. During the meetings, the leaders discussed connectivity and developmental co-operation, among other issues. Mr Modi also held a meeting with … Continue reading PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with several leaders at ISA summit

Trump Believes North Korean Leader Ready to ‘Make Peace’

WEB DESK US President Donald Trump said he believed North Korea was ready “to make peace” after its leader, Kim Jong Un, declared his willingness to meet the U.S. president. “I think it’s time,” Trump said at a political rally in an airplane hangar in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Kim is “a man who’s nuked-up all … Continue reading Trump Believes North Korean Leader Ready to ‘Make Peace’

Nidahas T-20: Bagladesh beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

Bagladesh beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in Nidahas Twenty20 Trophy match in Colombo last night. Riding on Mushfiqur Rahim’s 72 not out, the visitors achieved the target of 215 runs with two balls remaining. Sent in to bat, the hosts made 214 for Six in the stipulated 20 overs. From the Lankans side, Kusal … Continue reading Nidahas T-20: Bagladesh beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

ISSF World Cup: Akhil Sheoran clinches gold in 50m Rifle 3-Position

Indian shooter Akhil Sheoran clinched gold medal in men’s 50m Rifle 3-Position at ISSF Shooting World Cup at Guadalajara in Mexico last night. In his first-ever World Cup participation, 22-year-old Akhil shot 455.6 in the final to leave behind Austria’s Bernhard Pickl in second place with 452. Hungarian Istvan Peni got 442.3 points in total … Continue reading ISSF World Cup: Akhil Sheoran clinches gold in 50m Rifle 3-Position

Australia beat England to lift Sultan Azlan Shah cup in Malaysia

World champions Australia have lifted the coveted Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey title. In the final at Ipoh, Malaysia on Saturday, they beat defending champions England by a narrow 2-1 margin. Australia have now won the prestigious tournament for the 10th time. Earlier, in the classification match for the 3rd place, Argentina finished third after beating … Continue reading Australia beat England to lift Sultan Azlan Shah cup in Malaysia

Syria army cuts off main rebel town in Ghouta as death toll 1,000

WEB DESK Syrian regime forces have cut off the largest town in Eastern Ghouta from the rest of the rebel-held enclave near Damascus, pressing on with a 20-day assault that has left more than 1,000 civilians dead. Government troops and allied militia launched their military campaign for Eastern Ghouta on February 18 and have since … Continue reading Syria army cuts off main rebel town in Ghouta as death toll 1,000

Bilateral trade between India, France below potential: Prez Kovind

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind has said, India’s strategic ties with France have been expanding not just in traditional sectors of defence, space and civil nuclear energy but also in the emerging areas of counter-terrorism and maritime and cyber-security. French President Emmanuel Macron met Mr Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday. Welcoming the French President, Mr … Continue reading Bilateral trade between India, France below potential: Prez Kovind