NYT and New Yorker win joint Pulitzer for Weinstein exposé

WEB DESK The New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the Pulitzer Prize, in the Public Service category for Weinstein exposé. They uncovered the long-running Harvey Weinstein saga of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood last October. The most prestigious honour in American journalism was awarded for reports that brought down the … Continue reading NYT and New Yorker win joint Pulitzer for Weinstein exposé

Gadkari unveils joint study report on Indian Logistics and Warehousing Industry

Our Correspondent Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today unveiled the joint study report on Insurance Requirements of the Indian Logistics and Warehousing Industry at a function in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gadkari said India is one of the fastest growing economies but the logistic cost is still high and there … Continue reading Gadkari unveils joint study report on Indian Logistics and Warehousing Industry

Filing of nominations begins for Karnataka Assembly polls

AMN Election Commission today issued notification for the Assembly election in Karnataka to be held on May 12th. This has cleared the way for the filing of the nominations by the candidates. The last day to file nominations is April 24th. Scrutiny of the nominations will be held next day and the last day to … Continue reading Filing of nominations begins for Karnataka Assembly polls

Amid cash crunch, RBI says ‘No shortage of currency’

Agencies Amid reports of a cash crunch from different parts of the country, Reserve Bank of India clarified that there is sufficient cash in RBI vaults and currency chests. The RBI informed that printing of currency has been ramped up in all four note presses, adding that shortage in some pockets is due to logistical … Continue reading Amid cash crunch, RBI says ‘No shortage of currency’

CBI files charge sheet against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav in IRCTC case

WEB DESK The CBI has filed a charge sheet against two companies and 12 people, including former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav, for alleged irregularities in granting an operational contract of two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels to a private firm. Officials said the charge … Continue reading CBI files charge sheet against Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, Tejashwi Yadav in IRCTC case

World Bank projects India’s growth rate at 7.3% for the current fiscal

 AMN The World Bank has projected a growth rate of 7.3 per cent for India this year and 7(point)5 per cent for 2019 and 2020. The bank also noted that Indian economy has recovered from the effects of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax. The World Bank in its twice-a-year South Asia Economic Focus … Continue reading World Bank projects India’s growth rate at 7.3% for the current fiscal

Shift UP Roadways bus-stand to give better design to New Delhi Railway Station

By MADHU AGRAWAL There are reports that New Delhi Railway Station is going to get a new look in coming months.  But whole exercise is just part-utilization of heavily-spent funds till a space occupied by UP Roadways in vicinity of the area is handed over to railways for developing prime-most railway-station of capital city of … Continue reading Shift UP Roadways bus-stand to give better design to New Delhi Railway Station

Justice was not done in Mecca Masjid bomb blast case: Owaisi

Witnesses changed stand after Modi became PM, he says AMN / Hyderabad Shocked over the verdict in the sensational Mecca Masjid bomb blast case of 2007, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi today alleged that several prosecution witnesses changed their stand and turned hostile be after Narendra Modi-led NDA government came to power at the Centre. On … Continue reading Justice was not done in Mecca Masjid bomb blast case: Owaisi

Judge who delivered the verdict on Mecca Masjid blast resigns

AMN / HYDERABAD In a surprise decision, which set off speculations, Special NIA judge K Ravinder Reddy resigned on Monday just hours after pronouncing the judgment in the Mecca Masjid blast case. Reddy, the special judge for NIA cases, tendered his resignation, citing “personal” reasons barely hours after pronouncing the judgement in which he held … Continue reading Judge who delivered the verdict on Mecca Masjid blast resigns

Chemical arms probe in Syria stalled due to security

WEB DESK Russia and Syria have stalled access to Douma by international experts seeking to probe an alleged poison gas attack there, citing security concerns. The claim came as the global chemical arms watchdog held emergency talks on the alleged atrocity, which prompted Western air strikes on Syria on Saturday. The head of the Organisation … Continue reading Chemical arms probe in Syria stalled due to security