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Spring on Everest

This spring climbing season on Everest had its mix of triumphs and tragedies. But controversies and high drama on the summit has also brought to the limelight lax regulations and lack of oversight over expeditions being mounted says journalist- SANGAM PRASAIN Sixty years since it was first scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay … Continue reading Spring on Everest

Maharashtra bans junk food, soft drinks in school canteens

AMN / The Maharashtra government has imposed a ban on the sale of junk food in school canteens across the state. A Government Resolution said, potato chips, noodles, carbonated soft drinks, pizzas, burgers, cakes, biscuits, buns, pastries, etc. cannot be sold. It gave a list of 20 items that can be sold, which include wheat … Continue reading Maharashtra bans junk food, soft drinks in school canteens

Control your anger or face ban on flying

Government proposes No Fly list with three levels of violations   Our Correspondent / New Delhi If you are planning an air travel, make your behaviour gentle, polite and gracious otherwise you might lose your flight. India’s Civil Aviation Ministry has come out with draft rules of no-fly list for unruly passengers travelling by domestic … Continue reading Control your anger or face ban on flying

Avoid ‘Blue Whale’, it is deadly game

           Two school girls Yulia Konstantinova (right), 15, and Veronika Volkova (left), 16, commited suicide                                 together. Picture: The Siberian Times AMN Police in different countries are warning parents about a ‘Blue Whale’, a social media game which … Continue reading Avoid ‘Blue Whale’, it is deadly game

No Restriction on Colour or Religiouis Dress for visiting Taj Mahal: Govt

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Government on Sunday clarified that there was no Restriction on Colour or Religiouis Design or Inscriptions on the Scarf or Dress of Visitors coming to See Taj Mahal. It said that Archaeological Survey of India has not put any restriction on colour or religious design or inscriptions on the scarf … Continue reading No Restriction on Colour or Religiouis Dress for visiting Taj Mahal: Govt

Gurudwara in Dubai organises unique feast, enters Guinness World Record

AMN The Gurudwara in Dubai today entered the Guinness Book of Records for hosting Breakfast for people of 101 nationalities on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, . Officially called “Breakfast for Diversity” , the occasion exemplified the spirit of charity, religious and cultural tolerance amongst people of various nationalities and faith. Making the announcement Ms … Continue reading Gurudwara in Dubai organises unique feast, enters Guinness World Record

Norway is happiest place on earth: UN

AMN Norway is the happiest place on earth, suggest a latest United Nations agency report. It has toppled neighbour Denmark from the number one position. According to report Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the Central African Republic came last. Western Europe and North America dominated the top of … Continue reading Norway is happiest place on earth: UN

Govt to launch helpline number 14444 to promote digital payments

AMN A nationwide toll-free helpline number ‘14444’ will be launched soon to educate people and provide support related to cashless mode of transactions. Nasscom President R Chandrashekar said government has sought the IT body’s help in providing support on a mass scale to people. He said, Nasscom is providing call centre support to the project. … Continue reading Govt to launch helpline number 14444 to promote digital payments

Temple cities to be developed under HRIDAY project

Rs.114 cr approved for HRIDAY projects By Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi The Union Urban Development Ministry has chosen four most famous temple cities of Varanasi in UP, Amritsar in Punjab, Dwarka in Gujarat and Puri in Orissa to improve their infrastructure facilities, under the Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). The approved project … Continue reading Temple cities to be developed under HRIDAY project

Rs 500 crore projects for development of tourism in J&K

AMN / The Centre has approved projects worth 500 crore rupees for integrated development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir under Swadesh Darshan scheme. In an official release, Ministry of Tourism said, the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee for the scheme approved the projects as part of Development Package of Prime Minister Reconstruction Plan. The … Continue reading Rs 500 crore projects for development of tourism in J&K

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...