BCCI shortlists 4 cities to host Chennai Super Kings’ due to Cauvery dispute

AMN BCCI has shortlisted four cities to host Chennai Super King’s home matches after the IPL franchise was told to consider shifting base due to the Cauvery water dispute, which has created political situation in the state. Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai confirmed that the prevailing situation has forced them to explore options. … Continue reading BCCI shortlists 4 cities to host Chennai Super Kings’ due to Cauvery dispute

UN chief renews call for SC unity over Syria

United Nations Reports of new alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta over the weekend have been condemned by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, who has repeated his call for the Security Council to “find unity” on the issue and ensure accountability. In a statement on Tuesday, the UN chief expressed his outrage at … Continue reading UN chief renews call for SC unity over Syria

Rs 5,280 crore loan given to Mehul Choksi under CBI scanner

WEB DESK A loan of 5,280 crore rupees extended by a consortium of 31 banks led by ICICI Bank to the companies of absconding billionaire jeweller Mehul Choksi has come under the scanner of the CBI. The agency today questioned three officials from foreign branches of Indian banks, which had given credit facilities to the … Continue reading Rs 5,280 crore loan given to Mehul Choksi under CBI scanner

UN to protect billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026

United Nations Amid a resurgence of yellow fever outbreaks, the United Nations together with partners, has begun an ambitious campaign to vaccinate close to one billion people against the deadly disease across 27 high-risk African countries. “With one injection we can protect a person for life against this dangerous pathogen,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the … Continue reading UN to protect billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026

SC asks Govt to give protection to woman forced into marriage without consent

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to grant protection to a Karnataka woman who alleged that she has been married off without her consent. The woman, who is presently in Delhi and being assisted by Delhi Commission for Women, has also sought striking down of certain provisions of the … Continue reading SC asks Govt to give protection to woman forced into marriage without consent

257 killed in Algerian plane crash

WEB DESK At least 257 people were killed in a military plane crash today. According to state TV, the military transport plane crashed into a field shortly after take-off at Boufarik airport, southwest of Algiers. A member of the Algerian ruling party, however, earlier said the victims of the plane crash included 26 members of … Continue reading 257 killed in Algerian plane crash

PM Modi interacts with over 100 MUDRA beneficiaries

AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, the government wants to create the right atmosphere, where people can distinguish themselves through their hard work and enterprise. Mr. Modi said this while interacting with over 100 MUDRA beneficiaries from across the country at his residence in New Delhi on the occasion of completion … Continue reading PM Modi interacts with over 100 MUDRA beneficiaries

CJI is first among equals, will decide allocation of cases: SC

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today ruled that the Chief Justice of India is the first among equals and has the constitutional authority to decide the allocation of cases and setting up of benches to hear them. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, made the … Continue reading CJI is first among equals, will decide allocation of cases: SC

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

WEB DESK A court in Yangon today rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested while reporting on the Rohingya crisis. The reporters were arrested in December on charges of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act for possessing material relating to security operations in conflict-hit Rakhine state. The case against the … Continue reading Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

Defence Minister calls for making India a defence manufacturing hub

AMN/ Chennai Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today gave a call for government and industry to come together to make India a defence manufacturing hub. Addressing a curtain-raising press conference on Defence Expo in Chennai, Ms Sitharaman said, the government can be an effective catalyst for the private and public sector in defence. She said, the … Continue reading Defence Minister calls for making India a defence manufacturing hub