Cong demands resignation of Piyush Goyal, says he is involved in scam

AGENCIES / NEW DELHI Alleging that Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has links with Shirdi industries, a private company which had defrauded the banks, the Congress on Wednesday demanded his “immediate sacking” and a probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the issue. Talking to reporters here, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha … Continue reading Cong demands resignation of Piyush Goyal, says he is involved in scam

Centre sets up IT Grievance Redressal Mechanism to address glitches on GST Portal

AMN The Government has set up an IT Grievance Redressal Mechanism to address grievances of taxpayers due to technical glitches on GST Portal. An official release said GST Council has delegated powers to an IT Grievance Redressal Committee to approve and recommend to the GST Network, steps to be taken to redress the grievances and … Continue reading Centre sets up IT Grievance Redressal Mechanism to address glitches on GST Portal

US: Woman opens fire at YouTube headquarters, hurts 3 before taking her own life

WEB DESK A woman opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters near San Francisco in the United States,  yesterday, wounding at least three people before taking her own life. Police did not release any further information on the suspect or comment on the woman’s possible motives for the shooting rampage at the Silicon Valley offices of YouTube, … Continue reading US: Woman opens fire at YouTube headquarters, hurts 3 before taking her own life

Trump still wants to get out of Syria, but not before ISIS is defeated

WEB DESK The US President Donald Trump has said that he still wants to pull US troops out of Syria, but will first make sure that the Islamic State has been defeated. Speaking at a joint news conference with leaders of the Baltic nations, Trump said he wants to bring their troops back home. Trump … Continue reading Trump still wants to get out of Syria, but not before ISIS is defeated

US escalates China trade showdown with tariffs on $50 bn in imports

WEB DESK The Trump administration has raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China, announcing 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing’s intellectual property practices. The US Trade Representative’s office unveiled a list of mainly non-consumer products representing about 50 billion … Continue reading US escalates China trade showdown with tariffs on $50 bn in imports

HRD Ministry forms panel to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has set up a high-powered committee to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations. In a tweet, School Education Secretary in the HRD Ministry, Anil Swarup said, the panel, headed by former HRD Secretary VS Oberoi, will suggest measures to make the … Continue reading HRD Ministry forms panel to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process

Defence Minister Nirmala discusses defence ties with Russian counterpart

AMN /MOSCOW Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met her Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu in Moscow yesterday and discussed defence cooperation between the two countries with a focus on military-technical cooperation. Ms Sitharaman is on a three-day visit to Russia to attend the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security. Ms Sitharaman also met Russia’s Minister of … Continue reading Defence Minister Nirmala discusses defence ties with Russian counterpart

CEC on 3-day visit to Karnataka

AMN Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa will be on a three-day visit to Karnataka from today. The Election Commission will hold meetings at the different level for three days on Assembly Election in the state. It will hold meetings with the Chief Secretary, Director General … Continue reading CEC on 3-day visit to Karnataka

Muslim Board highlights flaws in Proposed “Muslim Women Bill”, 2017”

AMN/  New Delhi All India Muslim Personal Law Board AIMPLB Tuesday has explained the faulty provisions & glaring flaws of Proposed “The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017” Mis-quoting the Minority judgment of the Supreme Court bench on triple divorce the present Government expressed its intention of bringing the above noted bill … Continue reading Muslim Board highlights flaws in Proposed “Muslim Women Bill”, 2017”

Amitabh Behar appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam India

 AMN Oxfam India has appointed Amitabh Behar as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation’s fight against inequality, poverty and injustice in the country, besides carrying forward its humanitarian work. He  succeeded Nisha Agrawal, who was the founding CEO of Oxfam India and headed the organisation since March 2008. Amitabh is a civil society … Continue reading Amitabh Behar appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam India