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77 Indian fishermen released by Lanka to return home

AMN / Seventy seven Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka will return home today. The fishermen hamlets in Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram and Pudukottai are awaiting the arrival of fellow fishermen released from Lankan jails. The fishermen are being handed over to Indian Coast Guard by Sri Lankan Navy at the international maritime boundary line. These fishermen … Continue reading 77 Indian fishermen released by Lanka to return home

Aurangabad arms haul case: MCOCA court convicts Abu Jundal, 11 others

The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai today convicted LeT operative and 26/11 key plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and 11 others in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. They were found guilty under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and for waging war against the nation besides other … Continue reading Aurangabad arms haul case: MCOCA court convicts Abu Jundal, 11 others

India signs $1 bn deal with US for procuring four Poseidon-8I aircraft

India has signed a one-billion dollar deal with US defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, Poseidon-8I. The acquisition will be enhancement of the Indian Navy as the country has been building up its naval surveillance capabilities. The contract is a follow-on order to eight P-81 planes … Continue reading India signs $1 bn deal with US for procuring four Poseidon-8I aircraft

Normal life remains affected across Kashmir

Normal life remained affected across Kashmir today. Reports of minor clashes came in few areas in south Kashmir’s Kulgam and Shopian besides Khanyar area of downtown Srinagar in late evening hours. The curfew in four south Kashmir districts and curfew like restrictions in Srinagar parts remained in force today . The day passed off peacefully. … Continue reading Normal life remains affected across Kashmir

Mass protests in PoK over ‘rigged’ polls

Massive protests erupted in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir over the authenticity of the elections held on 21 July. The elections resulted in Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) taking 32 of the 42 seats. The protests have spread across the towns of Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari and Mirpur. Protestors allege that the genuine voters were not allowed to cast their votes … Continue reading Mass protests in PoK over ‘rigged’ polls

Nation pays homage to Dr. APJ Kalam on his first death anniversary

The first death anniversary of former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam is being observed today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Dr. Kalam on his first death anniversary. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, its been a year since our beloved Dr. Kalam left us and created a void that is irreplaceable. … Continue reading Nation pays homage to Dr. APJ Kalam on his first death anniversary

Irom Sharmila to end fast, to take part in electoral battle

AMN / The ‘Iron Lady’ from Manipur, Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for the past 16 today decided to end fast and contest state Assembly elections. Assembly elections in Manipur are scheduled in 2017. She has been on fast demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from … Continue reading Irom Sharmila to end fast, to take part in electoral battle

JD(U)- RJD of shedding crocodile tears over dalit issue: Venkiah Naidu

AMN / Senior BJP leader Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today accused Bihar ruling combination JD(U)- RJD of shedding crocodile tears over Dalit atrocities issue in Gujarat. In a series of tweets, he asked the two parties to tell the people why the Bihar government failed to bring perpetrators of the several massacres … Continue reading JD(U)- RJD of shedding crocodile tears over dalit issue: Venkiah Naidu

IRCTC offers Rs 10 lakh insurance cover for passengers

AMN Railway passengers, booking tickets through the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, website can avail a travel accident cover of 10 lakh rupees at a premium of one rupee from September this year. IRCTC Chairman-cum-Managing Director AK Manocha said in New Delhi that the insurance cover is besides the compensation given by the … Continue reading IRCTC offers Rs 10 lakh insurance cover for passengers

Sushma takes up Israeli woman rape case with HP CM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has taken up with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh the case of alleged rape of an Israeli woman in Manali. In a tweet Mrs Swaraj said she spoke to the Chief Minister and got the details about the incident. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh Police arrested two men yesterday in connection … Continue reading Sushma takes up Israeli woman rape case with HP CM

SPORTS

Eoin Morgan hits fourth fastest World Cup 100, most sixes in an ODI

  Eoin Morgan of England hit his century in 57 balls against Afghanistan on Tuesday, breaking the record f ...

FIH Series Finals: Indian Women’s Hockey team defeat Fiji to enter semifinals

India thrashed lowly Fiji 11-0 to storm into the semifinals of the FIH Women's Series Finals hockey tournament ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films "Manthan ...

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru to ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...