9 water plants to be set up in Lakshadweep

NEW DELHI: The Government has identified nine sites in Lakshadweep for setting up of desalination plants.

The plant would be set up by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), an autonomous body of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Ministry of Earth Sciences, Prithviraj Chavan in

EC team visit Patna

PATNA: The Election Commission team headed by the Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi is visiting here on a three days tour of Bihar. The visit is seen as crucial as team’s assessment of the situation would prepare ground for assembly polls in the state. The team comprises Election …

Six killed due to heavy rain in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: (AMN) Heavy rain lashed South and Central parts of the Gujarat during last 24 hours. Six more people were killed in the rain related incidents. Five people were killed in Central Gujarat due to lightning while one person was drowned..

28 districts declared drought-hit in Bihar

PATNA: The Bihar government on Tuesday declared 28 out of 38 districts as drought-hit in the state.
The Chief Minister Mr. Nitish Kumar said that the situation in the remaining ten districts would be constantly monitored. He said that government forced to take decision following the acute ..

1 killed, 10 injured in MIG crash

KOLKATA: (AMN) One villager was killed and 10 critically injured when a MIG 21 aircraft crashed near Jakarabari under Moynaguri Police Station in Jalpaiguri district. The victims were working in their field at the time of mishap. The pilot of the aircraft has been..

HC gives relief to Nitish in fund scam

PATNA: In a major relief to the Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar, Patna High Court on Friday stayed a CBI probe into alleged financial irregularities involving Rs 11,412 crore. A division Bench of Patna High Court comprising Chief Justice Rekha Manharlal Doshit and Justice S K Katriar on ..

Heavy rains hit trains in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: Heavy rains continue to create havoc in the coastal area of Maharashtra hitting several rail services. Several trains in the Konkan region were cancelled, passengers evacuated from one after huge mounds of soil blocked the tracks.
According to a Konkan railway spokesperson more than 400

Abu Salem attacked inside jail

MUMBAI: Underworld don and an accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts Abu Salem was today injured in an attack inside the high security Arthur Road Jail here. He was allegedly attacked by his fellow inmate. Police said Salem was attacked with sharp object by Mustafa Dossa, a member of the Dawood..

Nitish to face CBI probe

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and 46 others will face a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe that was ordered by the Patna High Court Thursday into alleged financial irregularities involving Rs.11,412 crore.

After hearing a public suit on the issue, a division

Bihar Police hunt for appu Yadav

Patna: An alert has been sounded for the arrest of former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav, who has failed to surrender after his bail was cancelled by the Supreme Court in a murder case, police said Thursday.

Yadav, whose original name is Rajesh Ranjan, was sentenced to life for the ..



SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, wh ...

India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...