POLITICS

UP govt re-nominates 5 names who were ‘objected’ by Governor for MLC

TIA NEWS Almost a month after Governor Ram Naik had sought clarifications on serious allegations against five persons cleared ​​to be nominated as UP Legislative Council members, the Akhilesh Yadav government has again forwarded the same names to the Raj Bhavan for induction in the Upper House. Of the nine names that the government had … Continue reading UP govt re-nominates 5 names who were ‘objected’ by Governor for MLC

Shinde refutes allegations made by Home Minister Hindu Terrorism

Former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today refuted allegations made by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on him of coining the term Hindu Terrorism. While speaking at a function in Pune today, he said that I have never used this term. He accepted that term Hindu Terrorism was used in Jaipur Conference of Congress but immediately, … Continue reading Shinde refutes allegations made by Home Minister Hindu Terrorism

BJP distances itself from Varun Gandhi’s views against death penalty

AMN / BJP today distanced itself from its MP Varun Gandhi’s views against death penalty. Replying to a media query in New Delhi, senior Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said it is Mr. Gandhi’s personal view and not the party’s. He said there is provision of capital punishment for rarest of the rare case and … Continue reading BJP distances itself from Varun Gandhi’s views against death penalty

Congress asks for tangible proposal from PM before any meeting

AMN / Congress has made it clear that it will attend all-party meeting if Prime Minister comes out with tangible proposal to break the deadlock in Parliament. Briefing media in New Delhi this evening, party spokesperson Anand Sharma said, Congress is not interested in photo-ops and the government will first have to tell his party … Continue reading Congress asks for tangible proposal from PM before any meeting

BSP for resignations of BJP leaders in Lalit Modi, Vyapam issues

BSP today continued to press for resignations of senior BJP leaders in Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Party Chief Mayawati said it is the responsibility of the government to listen to the opposition demand if it wants smooth functioning of Parliament. She said when BJP was in opposition, it … Continue reading BSP for resignations of BJP leaders in Lalit Modi, Vyapam issues

Jaitley slams Congress leaders for remarks on Yakub’s hanging

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hit out at Congress for their leaders’ remarks questioning the execution of Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon. He asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi to explain why they are making such statements on the issue which is related to country’s security. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Mr. Jaitley termed Congress’ comments … Continue reading Jaitley slams Congress leaders for remarks on Yakub’s hanging

Yakub execution: Congress hits back, accuses Jaitley of politicizing issue

The Congress has criticized Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks that Congress is making irresponsible comments about execution of Yakub Memon. Talking to media in New Delhi , senior party leader Anand Sharma said, its is sad that Mr Jaitley has politicised the issue. Mr Sharma said, his party has always condemned terrorism and … Continue reading Yakub execution: Congress hits back, accuses Jaitley of politicizing issue

Gujarat makes voting compulsory for local body polls

AMN / Gujarat government has issued a notification making voting compulsory for people of the state during elections to local self governing bodies. The notification would mean that people have to compulsorily vote during the elections of municipal corporations, municipalities, and all village panchayats. The Act has also made provisions to penalize those who fail … Continue reading Gujarat makes voting compulsory for local body polls

Yakub Memon’s death sentence should not be given religious twist: BJP

AMN / BJP today said Yakub Memon’s death sentence by Supreme Court must not be given any communal colour. Briefing media in New Delhi, party spokesperson Sambit Patra said some people are trying to give a religious twist to the Yakub case. He said Supreme Court’s verdict must be respected as politicization of the issue … Continue reading Yakub Memon’s death sentence should not be given religious twist: BJP

PM insulted people of Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Our Patna Bureau / PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has come down heavily on Prime minister Narendra Modi for his ‘DNA’ remarks against him. He said that Prime Minister had insulted the people of Bihar by calling his DNA bad. “I am a Bihari and Modi has insulted and humiliated all Biharis by questioning … Continue reading PM insulted people of Bihar: Nitish Kumar

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ART & CULTURE

Bangladeshi novelist Rizia Rahman passes away

AMN Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak winning author Rizia Rahman passed away today in D ...

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

SPORTS

SPORTS: Bajrang Punia, Deepa Malik to get Khel Ratna, 19 others nominated for Arjuna Awards

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler, Bajrang Punia and Paral ...

Squash: Top seed Yash, unseeded Neel make quarters

Mumbai Top seed Yash Fadte of Goa scored a clinical 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 win over Shivamraaj Gulati of Chandig ...

Shooting: Flop show by Indian Trap shooters at Lahiri Shotgun World Cup

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi, 17 August It turned out to be a flop show for the Indian trap shooters as Ky ...

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MARQUEE

1 Kg Of Rare Assam Tea Sold For Rs. 70,500

AMN / GUWAHATI A rare variety of tea in Assam was auctioned for Rs. 70, 501 a kg at the Guwahati Tea Auctio ...

Tea at Rs 50,000 per kg in Assam

AMN / GUWAHATI Believe it or not a special variety of Assam tea was sold for Rs 50,000 per kg at the Guwa ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Veteran actor Vidya Sinha dies at 71

AMN Veteran actor Vidya Sinha died in Mumbai on Thursday morning after suffering from lung and heart disord ...

Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal bag National Film Award for best actor

AMN Bollywood stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal have jointly bagged the National Film Award for be ...

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