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 ..

Thangal was voice of secular principle: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the veteran Muslim League leader Janab Syed Mohammed Ali Shihab Thangal would long be remembered as the voice of secular principles and a practitioner of secular solidarity.
Dr. Singh said while releasing a commemorative stamp ..

Minorities given loan of over 11 lakh crore

NEW DELHI: The condition of minorities in the country might not have changed in the recent years, yet If we go by the official record minorities have been given a vast amount of money as loans.According to the Minister of State for ..

Govt. committed to protect rights of minorities

NEW DELHI (AMN): The Government of India is committed to protect the human rights of citizens including minorities. Minister of Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid said in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on a recent report of an international …

Performance of Israeli Drone satisfactory

NEW DELHI: (AMN Indian Air Force and Navy have procured Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) from Israel. This was stated by the Defence Minister AK Antony in a written reply to KRR Singh in Lok Sabha on Monday.
He said that the performance of these UAS has been satisfactory. There is no proposal at ..

Qureshi appointed CEC of India

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The President, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil Tuesday appointed Mr. Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi, the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner of the country. Quraishi is the first Muslim to be appointed as Chief Election ..

Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign MOU

Cairo (SPA); The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt today signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries in the field of remote sensing and space sciences.
Nabeel bin Ameen Mulla, Governor of Saudi Standards and Qualify Authority, signed for Saudi Arabia

Kerala Tourism wins award for best website

THRIVUANANTHPURAM: (AMN) Kerala Tourism’s travel site – www.keralatourism.org has been awarded with the prestigious ‘PATA Gold Award 2010” for the best website.

The 2010 PATA awards attracted 200 entries from 80 organisations and individuals worldwide. The PATA Gold Awards 2010 will ..

Cong slams opposition

NEW DELHI: Congress on Monday criticized the opposition for bringing an adjournment motion in Parliament on the issue of price rise and dubbed the move as a disruptive tactic

Mulayam’s apology to Muslims

Finally Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has realized his follies and apologized to the Muslims as well as the nation for aligning with the demolisher of the historical Babri Masjid, Kalyan Singh. Though the apology has come after 14 month of his making friendship with the communal leader,