India will not accept terrorism, says PM Modi in London

‘Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath’ AMN / LONDON Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India will not accept terrorism and will give the befitting reply to those who export terror. Referring to the 2016 surgical strikes conducted across the LoC, Mr Modi said, India believes in peace but will respond strongly to those running … Continue reading India will not accept terrorism, says PM Modi in London

235 districts to be covered in Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan

AMN The government will cover 235 districts in the second phase of its POSHAN Abhiyaan which aims to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia among children, women and adolescent girls along with reducing low birth weight in the country. The decision was taken in the first meeting of the National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under the … Continue reading 235 districts to be covered in Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan

PM VISIT: India and UK sign 10 agreements

AMN / LONDON India and the United Kingdom  have signed 10 agreements in several sectors including cyber-relationship, rejuvenation of Ganga and skill development. The two countries have agreed to an overarching cyber-relationship framework that among others enables the development of a common and shared understanding of the international cyber activity. Under the agreement, the two … Continue reading PM VISIT: India and UK sign 10 agreements

V-P launches Assam govt’s cashless health scheme

AMN Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has launched a health scheme of the Assam government that offers free medical care of up to 2 lakh rupees for every individual from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families. The cashless scheme Atal Amrit Abhiyan will cover 92 percent of the state’s population with … Continue reading V-P launches Assam govt’s cashless health scheme

US blames Syria for chemical inspection delay

AMN US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said that the Syrian government is responsible for delays in inspectors reaching sites of a suspected chemical weapons attack, a strategy they had used in the past. Mattis said before the start of a meeting with his counterpart from Qatar that they are very much aware of the … Continue reading US blames Syria for chemical inspection delay

Turkey to hold snap elections on 24 June

WEB DESK Turkey will hold snap presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June, brought forward by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from November 2019. He has run Turkey since 2002 and will seek five more years with beefed up powers approved in a referendum last year. The idea of an early poll was initially proposed by … Continue reading Turkey to hold snap elections on 24 June

Campaign of maximum pressure on N Korea will continue: Trump

WEB DESK US President Donald Trump has said that a campaign of maximum pressure on North Korea will continue until Pyongyang denuclearizes. Speaking at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Trump said that they have to end nuclear weapons, ideally in all parts of the … Continue reading Campaign of maximum pressure on N Korea will continue: Trump

Rohena Gera’s debut film “Sir” heads for Cannes Critics’ Week

  By Utpal Borpujari After Nandita Das’ “Manto” getting selected to the official Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, another woman director from India will shine at Cannes this year. Debutante filmmaker Rohena Gera’s “Sir”, an unlikely romance between an upper class man and his housemaid, is the only non-European film among … Continue reading Rohena Gera’s debut film “Sir” heads for Cannes Critics’ Week

Rajalakshmi’s team win IWPC elections

AMN / NEW DELHI A Team led by Ms T.K. Rajalakshmi (Frontline) won the Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) elections held on April 14. The Elections to the Managing Committee of the IWPC were held on April 14, 2018.The following have been elected as Office-Bearers and Executive Committee members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps. … Continue reading Rajalakshmi’s team win IWPC elections

Supreme Court judgment recognises powers of NCMEI

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court has ruled that the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) has powers to grant or cancel minority status of any educational institution in India. The judgement has given finality to several contradictory high court judgments which disputed the powers of NCMEI. The Supreme Court order came … Continue reading Supreme Court judgment recognises powers of NCMEI