Sri Lankan President rejects no-confidence motion passed by Parliament

WEB DESK Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected the motion of no-confidence passed by parliament yesterday against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a reply to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya last night, the President said that the proper procedure was not followed when the no-confidence motion was submitted. The President said that the copy of … Continue reading Sri Lankan President rejects no-confidence motion passed by Parliament

N Ram to receive Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for Excellence in Journalism

AMN / NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will inaugurate National Press Day celebrations in New Delhi on Friday. Briefing media, Press Council of India chairman CK Prasad said the winners of National Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be honoured on the occasion. Eminent journalist and Chairman of the Hindu Publishing Group, N Ram … Continue reading N Ram to receive Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for Excellence in Journalism

J&K govt to deploy Liaison officers in major cities to assist students

WEB DESK  Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to deploy liaison officers in 10 major cities across the India to assist students of the state pursuing higher education there. The decision was taken at a meeting of State Administrative Council, which was chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik. An official spokesman said, designated liaison officers … Continue reading J&K govt to deploy Liaison officers in major cities to assist students

Cyclone Gaja intensifies into severe cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal

WEB DESK The cyclone Gaja over the South West Bay of Bengal has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm as observed in the morning. It is gathering speed and is fast approaching the Tamil Nadu coast around Nagapattinam, where it is set to cross the shores this evening or night. The cyclonic storm will make … Continue reading Cyclone Gaja intensifies into severe cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal

EC appoints Ashish Kundra as Chief Electoral Officer of Mizoram

AMN NEWS / AIZWAL The Election Commission has appointed Ashish Kundra as the New Chief Electoral Officer of Mizoram, replacing the present incumbent S. B. Shashank. Mr. Kundra is the principal secretary of the General Administration Department of Mizoram. Earlier last week, demanding a removal of CEO Shshank, there were protests in the state under … Continue reading EC appoints Ashish Kundra as Chief Electoral Officer of Mizoram

India International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 inaugurated

AMN / Shillong The India International Cherry Blossom Festival, 2018 organised by the Forest & Environment Department, Government of Meghalaya and Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD) in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma at … Continue reading India International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 inaugurated

Badminton: Sindhu, Sameer & Srikanth enter pre-quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open

PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy on Wednesday advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open at Kowloon, Hong Kong. In women’s singles, Sindhu, seeded third, defeated Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol 21-15, 13-21, 21-17. She will take on Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun next. However, it was curtains for Saina Nehwal who lost … Continue reading Badminton: Sindhu, Sameer & Srikanth enter pre-quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open

Issue visa to Kosovan boxer to avoid possible IOC sanctions: IOA urges Govt

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi In a last ditch effort to get Kosovan boxer Donjeta Sadiku take part in the Women’s World Boxing championship, the Indian Olympic Association(IOA) on Wednesday urged the Sports Ministry to sort out the issue at the earliest or be prepared for sanction from the International Olympic Committee(IOC) . IOA … Continue reading Issue visa to Kosovan boxer to avoid possible IOC sanctions: IOA urges Govt

Women’s World Boxing:Tough for Mary Kom as she aims for unprecedented 6th Gold

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Notwithstanding hype surrounding five time champion M.C. Mary Kom ‘s bid for a unprecedented sixth gold at the Women’s World Championships, which opened in New Delhi on Wednesday it will be a herculean task for the hosts to repeat 2006 edition’s showing of eight medals. Though Mary Kom along … Continue reading Women’s World Boxing:Tough for Mary Kom as she aims for unprecedented 6th Gold

World Diabetes Day observed

World Diabetes Day was observed Wednesday. The day is observed by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization on November 14 in response to the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. The theme for World Diabetes Day this year, as well as next year, is The Family and Diabetes. Health Ministry launched the … Continue reading World Diabetes Day observed