Draft national policy on capital goods

The Department of Heavy Industries has come out with draft national policy on capital goods. This is the first time that such a policy is being framed after active consultation with industry associations. In an official statement, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises said the policy is focused on the most critical sector … Continue reading Draft national policy on capital goods

Tamil Nadu fishermen on an indefinite strike

Fishermen from Rameswaram have gone on an indefinite strike from today demanding immediate release of fellow fishermen from Sri Lankan custody. The fishermen urge the central government to retrieve the fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka.

India’s foreign exchange reserves records a rise

India’s foreign exchange reserves have recorded a rise of 458 million US Dollars to 353.527 billion dollars in the week ended 16th October. A RBI release said foreign currency assets, a major part of the overall reserves, was marginally up by 452.5 million dollars to 329.970 billion dollars. In the previous week, the reserves jumped … Continue reading India’s foreign exchange reserves records a rise

India- Africa Summit would provide unique platform for these countries: Sitharaman

AMN / Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said that the upcoming India- Africa Forum Summit would provide a unique platform for India and African countries to identify areas of cooperation and enhancing the partnership. Speaking at the 4th India- Africa Trade Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi, Ms Sitharaman said, cooperation in Trade, Technology … Continue reading India- Africa Summit would provide unique platform for these countries: Sitharaman

Google pays tributes to eminent cartoonist R K Laxman

    Google today paid tributes to eminent cartoonist R K Laxman on his 95th birth anniversary with a doodle. The doodle depicts, the cartoonist himself, seated in front of the easel busy sketching his famous “common man”. The doodle is in the form of a pencil sketch, in black and white, much like the … Continue reading Google pays tributes to eminent cartoonist R K Laxman

Punjab: Panj Pyaras demand resignation of five takht heads

The Panj Pyaras in Punjab, passed a resolution Friday demanding the resignation of the five takht heads despite being suspended by their appointing authority, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, SGPC. The Panj Pyaras demanded their resignations after five high priests failed to appear before them to explain the pardoning of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram … Continue reading Punjab: Panj Pyaras demand resignation of five takht heads

A Polio free world by 2019 ?

AMN / Today is World Polio Day. Those who are trying to rid Earth of the virus say it is time to step up vaccination campaigns, said Rotary’s Carol Pandak, Director of the Polio Plus programme. If this happens, we could have a Polio free world by 2019. Three years ago, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous … Continue reading A Polio free world by 2019 ?

No conflict between Judiciary and Parliament: Jaitely

AMN / Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that there is no conflict between Judiciary and Parliament on the judgment of Supreme Court, which had struck down the National Judicial Appointment Commission, NJAC. Participating in a TV debate with Former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha and other jurists, Mr Jaitley said, his criticism … Continue reading No conflict between Judiciary and Parliament: Jaitely

Muharram being observed today

AMN / Ashoora-e-Muharram is being observed with due reverence and solemnity in various parts of India today. The day marks the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and his companions who laid down their lives in Karbala for upholding truth, righteousness and justice. Tazia processions are being taken out to mark … Continue reading Muharram being observed today

One killed in communal clash in Kannauj, UP

One person was killed and another injured in Kannauj district in Uttar Pradesh, last evening following a clash between two communities during a religious procession.​ Additional police reinforcement has been sent to the area, and no fresh incident of violence has been reported since last night. Several persons have been detained for interrogation. Quoting the … Continue reading One killed in communal clash in Kannauj, UP