IAF helicopter crashes near Kedarnath, no casualty

AGENCIES /New Delhi/Kedarnath An Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper Mi-17 V crashed near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning. ‘Today morning, around 0810 hrs, one Mi-17 V5 helicopter of IAF crashed near Kedarnath. All persons on-board are safe,’ IAF spokesperson said. The Russian-origin transport helicopter caught fire after colliding with an iron girder while attempting … Continue reading IAF helicopter crashes near Kedarnath, no casualty

Government frames rules to blacklist journalists

Journalists’ bodies call emergency meeting at Press Club of India to discuss government latest circular WEB DESK / NEW DELHI The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has amended guidelines for journalists’ accreditation stating that if a journalist is found to have “created and/or propagated” fake news, the journalist’s accreditation will be suspended or permanently cancelled. … Continue reading Government frames rules to blacklist journalists

Killing of young ones breaks my heart: Mehbooba Mufti

AMN /Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has appealed people from all section of society to shed differences and come together to think of new ways to reach out to the youth and find sustainable solution to end the dreadful cycle of violence that is consuming them (youth) endlessly. She said killing of … Continue reading Killing of young ones breaks my heart: Mehbooba Mufti

Trump declares DACA dead

WEB DESK US President Donald Trump has declared as “dead” a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and pressed Congress to immediately pass legislation to secure the US border with Mexico. Trump, who has taken a hard line toward immigration, said in September he would terminate the Deferred Action … Continue reading Trump declares DACA dead

India can play more weighty role in Indo Pacific region: US

WEB DESK The US has said that India has the capability and potential to play a more weighty role in the Indo-Pacific region. Briefing reporters on the Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Alex Wong said it is in the US’ interest as well as … Continue reading India can play more weighty role in Indo Pacific region: US

President Kovind presents Padma awards to 43 personalities

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind presented prestigious Padma awards to 43 personalities at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan Monday evening. Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, billiards champion Pankaj Advani, eminent painter Laxman Pai, Singer Sharda Sinha were given Padma Bhusan. Former Russian Envoy to India late Alexander Kadakin was given Padma Bhusan posthumously. Film … Continue reading President Kovind presents Padma awards to 43 personalities

Uniform GST rates cant be done ignoring political realities: CEA

Bengaluru Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has said that it is easy to advocate one uniform GST rates for all goods, but it cannot be done ignoring political realities. Addressing an event in Bengaluru, he said, no one wants to tax essentials consumed by poor. Mr Subramanian, however, stressed the need for more simplicity and … Continue reading Uniform GST rates cant be done ignoring political realities: CEA

Core sector growth up 5.3% in Feb

AMN Eight infrastructure sectors grew by five point three per cent in February, mainly helped by a robust performance of refinery products, fertiliser and cement segments. The eight infrastructure sectors, coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity had grown by just 0.6 per cent in February last year. The core … Continue reading Core sector growth up 5.3% in Feb

EC announces poll schedule for UP, Bihar Legislative Council

AMN The Election Commission today announced poll schedule for 13 seats of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council and 11 seats for Bihar Legislative Council. The term of office of the 13 members of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council including former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is due to expire on 5th of next month. The terms … Continue reading EC announces poll schedule for UP, Bihar Legislative Council

9 killed as Dalit protests turn violent across India

New Delhi At least 9 persons were killed and dozens injured as Dalit protests during a day-long nation-wide strike on Monday turned violent in different parts of India amid anger against a Supreme Court order that dilutes a law aimed at preventing atrocities against Dalits and Tribes. Seven people were killed in Madhya Pardesh, 2 … Continue reading 9 killed as Dalit protests turn violent across India