PM visits Chennai to have aerial view of flood damage

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Chennai to have an aerial view of the flood damage in the city. He arrived at the INS Rajkali naval base at Arakkonam, some 45 kilometer off Chennai by a special flight. From there, he will be inspecting the affected places by helicopter. Over 1500 people are … Continue reading PM visits Chennai to have aerial view of flood damage

US: Many killed in shootout in California

Several persons have reportedly been killed in shooting that occurred at the Inland Regional Center, a facility for people with developmental disabilities in California Wednesday. MSNBC reported that law enforcement authorities confirmed the three deaths, and a reporter for the local NBC affiliate said he saw three bodies following the shooting rampage. The San Bernardino … Continue reading US: Many killed in shootout in California

Massive rescue operation on in rain hit Tamil Nadu

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening took stock of the flood situation in Tamil Nadu and discussed it with his cabinet colleagues, including the Home and Finance Ministers even as massive rescue operation on as normal life is thrown completely out in the state. “I want to inform the House that today morning … Continue reading Massive rescue operation on in rain hit Tamil Nadu

Govt gives ex-post-facto nod to FDI reforms in 15 sectors

  Cabinet today gave ex-post-facto nod to recently announced FDI policy reforms in 15 sectors. Last month the government had opened these sectors in a bid to push up reforms. The sectors include real estate, defence, civil aviation and news broadcasting. The Cabinet nods for changes in National Rural Livelihood Mission for focused and targeted … Continue reading Govt gives ex-post-facto nod to FDI reforms in 15 sectors

India asks Nepal to solve problem politically

No hindrances to supplies from India: Sushma AMN / India today urged Nepal to find urgent solution to political problems facing the Himalayan nation. New Delhi also clarified that there was no hindrance to supplies from its side. The suggestion came during a meeting between Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa with … Continue reading India asks Nepal to solve problem politically

Gujarat local polls: Setback for BJP, Congress upbeat

AMN / AHMEDABAD: The ruling BJP in Gujarat has suffered a major jolt in the local panchayats polls as Congress won 21 of 31 district panchayats, making an impressive return in state. Congress on Wendesday made an impressive comeback in rural areas of the state, while the ruling BJP retained its hold on urban centres. … Continue reading Gujarat local polls: Setback for BJP, Congress upbeat

Tamil Nadu Can’t release Rajiv Gandhi Killers: Supreme Court

TIA NEWS / Supreme Court today held that States cannot exercise statutory power to remit sentences of convicts, tried under central laws and probed by central agencies like CBI without consulting the Union government. Settling the constitutional issues that had arisen out of the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to set free the convicts in the … Continue reading Tamil Nadu Can’t release Rajiv Gandhi Killers: Supreme Court

Pak hangs four militants involved in Peshawar school attack

AMN / Pakistan today hanged four militants for involvement in Peshawar school attack. 150 people, mostly children were killed in the Taliban massacre last year. The four militants – Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel alias Yahya – were executed in a civil jail in Kohat near Peshawar. A security official confirmed … Continue reading Pak hangs four militants involved in Peshawar school attack

Parts of climate deal must be legally binding: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on. Obama’s stand yesterday won praise at the UN climate conference from those who want a strong agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of coal, oil … Continue reading Parts of climate deal must be legally binding: Obama

US, China hold first ministerial talks on cyber security

United States and China have held their first ministerial talks on cyber security. China’s media reports yesterday high-level meeting produced positive results. China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency says the 2 sides agreed on guidelines for cracking down on cyber crime. They also plan to set up a hotline for use by authorities in both countries. … Continue reading US, China hold first ministerial talks on cyber security