SC bans Khap Panchayats interference into marriages

“Honour  Killings” should be tried by special/fast track courts: SC Our Correspondent / New Delhi In a major ruling, the Supreme Court today ruled said any interference by the extra-constitutional Khap panchayats to scuttle marriage between two consenting adults is illegal and can’t be allowed such practice. It also said that all cases of “honour … Continue reading SC bans Khap Panchayats interference into marriages

Mamata Banerjee meets Sharad Pawar

AMN / NEW DELHI West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee met NCP President Sharad Pawar in New Delhi on Tuesday. The meeting comes in the wake of media reports about efforts to form a Third Front ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls. She also met Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, DMK’s … Continue reading Mamata Banerjee meets Sharad Pawar

CBDT extends PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline to June 30

AMN The PAN Aadhaar linking deadline has been extended to June 30 by the CBDT through an order issued today. Current deadline was 31st March. It is understood that the latest order by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has come in the backdrop of the Supreme Court, earlier this month, directing extension of … Continue reading CBDT extends PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline to June 30

EC to take ‘strict action’ against Karnataka election date leak

AMN / NEW DELHI Chief election commissioner OP Rawat today said that the poll panel would investigate how the dates for Karnataka electionwere leaked before the official announcement of the election schedule. Barely had the election commissioners sat down for a press conference to make the announcement, BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya and Congress’ … Continue reading EC to take ‘strict action’ against Karnataka election date leak

Bihar: Communal clashes in Aurangabad, several injured, shops gutted

Our Correspondent / Gaya / Aurangabad District administrations have imposed prohibitory order and Section 144 following communal clashes in Aurangabad district. According to reports the members of two communities clashed during Ram Navami celebrations leading to arson and heavy stone-pelting. Many people were injured and dozens of shops gutted. Speaking to media, Aurangabad District Magistrate … Continue reading Bihar: Communal clashes in Aurangabad, several injured, shops gutted

Nitish announces scholarships for Madrassa students

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expressed regret at not having learned Urdu during his student days, saying “It is my desire that all should learn and study Urdu. Both Hindi and Urdu are Hindustani languages.”   AMN / Patna Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced scholarships for students of government-affiliated madrassas. He also pledged to … Continue reading Nitish announces scholarships for Madrassa students

No proposal to scrap Article 370: Centre

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Central government has said that there was no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday. Responding to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Ahir said: “There is … Continue reading No proposal to scrap Article 370: Centre

Amit Shah faux pas: Yeddyurappa the most corrupt CM

AMN / Bengaluru In a major goof up BJP President Amit Shah today said the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt government in the country. “Recently, a retired Supreme Court judge said if there was ever a competition for the most corrupt government, then the Yeddyurappa government is number one,” Shah … Continue reading Amit Shah faux pas: Yeddyurappa the most corrupt CM

Railways official suspended after train wrongly sent to Old Delhi

AMN / New Delhi The Northern Railway today suspended a log operator after a New Delhi bound passenger train was sent to Old Delhi Railway Station “mistakenly”, an official said. According to Northern Railway officials, the Panipat-New Delhi and Sonepat-Old Delhi passenger trains arrived at Sadar Bazar railway station at 7.38 a.m. “While both arrived … Continue reading Railways official suspended after train wrongly sent to Old Delhi

GST collection falls for second straight month to Rs 85,174 crore

AMN / New Delhi Revenue collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) fell for the second consecutive month in February by Rs 1,144 crore to Rs 85,174 crore. The collection had marginally slipped in January to Rs 86,318 crore from Rs 86,703 crore in December. “The total revenue received under GST for February 2018 … Continue reading GST collection falls for second straight month to Rs 85,174 crore