Defence minister Sitharaman takes to Skies in Sukhoi-30 MKI

Photo tweeted by IAF Jodhpur (AMN ) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today flew Sukhoi-30 fighter jet, days after taking stock of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya’s capability. According to sources in the Air Force, Ms Sitharaman flew the fighter aircraft from Jodhpur Air Force Station. At the time of flying, she was also wearing a G-suit, … Continue reading Defence minister Sitharaman takes to Skies in Sukhoi-30 MKI

UP Police seize Rs 100 cr old currency seized from Kanpur

AMN / Kanpur The Uttar Pradesh Police today seized huge cache of demonetised currency notes estimated to be worth Rs 100 crore in Kanpur. Counting is on to ascertain the exact amount of money. The cash was in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which were demonetised by the government in November 2016. The raid … Continue reading UP Police seize Rs 100 cr old currency seized from Kanpur

Lalu Attacks Govt on Haj Subsidy Removal

AMN / Ranchi The former Bihar chief minister and RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav attacked the Centre over removal of Haj Subsidy. The former CM Wednesday appeared before a court in Ranchi for hearing in another case related to the scam. Talking to media outside the special CBI court, Lalu Prime Minister Modi is troubling … Continue reading Lalu Attacks Govt on Haj Subsidy Removal

Modi Govt’s Move to Scrap Haj Subsidy Arbitrary, Motivated: CPI(M)

AMN / New Delhi The CPI(M) today slammed the central goverment for withdrawing the subsidy for Haj. It termed the step as “arbitrary and motivated by other considerations”. The government stopped the subsidy for the annual pilgrimage “abruptly”. The Supreme Court had in 2012 said the subsidy should be phased out over 10 years, it … Continue reading Modi Govt’s Move to Scrap Haj Subsidy Arbitrary, Motivated: CPI(M)

Jamaat asks Govt to setup Haj Corporation, float global tender for airlines

  AMN / New Delhi In the backdrop of withdrawal of Haj subsidy, india’s leading Muslim body, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind JIH today urged the centre to setup Haj Corporation of India along the lines of Tabung Haji, Malaysia and floating a global tender for hiring private international airlines for Haj. Reacting over government decision, the Secretary … Continue reading Jamaat asks Govt to setup Haj Corporation, float global tender for airlines

Defence Council okays procurement of assault rifles and carbines

AMN / Defence Acquisition Council has cleared procurement of more than 72 thousand assault rifles and nearly 94 thousand carbines on a fast track basis to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders. The procurement involves expenditure of more than three thousand crore rupees. The council chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala … Continue reading Defence Council okays procurement of assault rifles and carbines

Govt abolishes Haj subsidy

AMN / NEW DELHI The Centre has abolished Haj subsidy from this year. Talking to media persons here Tyesday, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi informed that a record number of one lakh 75 thousand Muslims will undertake the Haj pilgrimage from India without any subsidy this year. He said the subsidy will now be … Continue reading Govt abolishes Haj subsidy

PM Modi and Israeli counterpart Netanyahu on a day-long visit to Gujarat

AMN / AHMEDABAD Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu has dedicated the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology -I Create based in Deo Dholera village near Bavla. The organisation which nurtures entrepreneurship and offers mentoring and grooming to young entrepreneurs was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brainchild. Narendra Modi‏Verified account @narendramodi  Gujarat … Continue reading PM Modi and Israeli counterpart Netanyahu on a day-long visit to Gujarat

Attack by khap panchayats against inter-caste marriage absolutely illegal:SC

agencies / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today termed as absolutely illegal any attack by khap panchayats or associations against an adult man and woman opting for inter-caste marriage. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said if an adult man and woman marry, no khap, panchayat, individual or society can question them. It … Continue reading Attack by khap panchayats against inter-caste marriage absolutely illegal:SC

Punjab Power & Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh resigns

Punjab Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh has resigned from his post. Singh has been under fire from the Opposition for his alleged involvement in sand mining auctions. He said, he has submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and now it is up to him and the party high command to take … Continue reading Punjab Power & Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh resigns