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HI names 28-member Junior Women’s Core Group

HI names 28-member Junior Women’s Core Group

New Delhi: Hockey India today named the 28-member Core Group for the Junior Women’s National Camp slated to begin in Bhopal on September 3 for Australian Hockey League. The Core Group will be trained by Baljeet Singh Saini, Coach for the Indian Junior Women’s squad. United News of India

RBI report on demonetisation: Cong urges PM to apologise

RBI report on demonetisation: Cong urges PM to apologise

New Delhi: Taking cognisance of the RBI report which stated that 99 per cent of old currency had returned to the banks, Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of damaging the economy of the country badly and urged him to apologise to the people for taking a very wrong decision. Talking to reporters here, […]

India-China jointly submit proposals to WTO calling for elimination of ‘Amber Box’ support

India-China jointly submit proposals to WTO calling for elimination of ‘Amber Box’ support

New Delhi: India and China jointly submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) calling for the elimination, by developed countries, of the most trade-distorting form of farm subsidies, known in WTO parlance as Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS) or ‘Amber Box’ support as a prerequisite for consideration of other reforms in domestic support […]

Apex court weighs ban on convicted MPs, MLAs from contesting polls

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said it would continue hearing on September 12, Tuesday, a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ashwini Upadhyay and others, seeking a lifetime ban from contesting elections on parliamentarians and state MLAs, convicted for heinous offences. Petitioners arguments, a division bench held, were inconclusive today. The bench, headed by […]

Everything overrides when it comes to national interest & security: Rijiju

Everything overrides when it comes to national interest & security: Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju today said both individual freedom and privacy were very important but it cannot be ignored that everything overrides when it comes to the national interest and security. At an ASSOCHAM Summit on Cyber & Network Security, he said, “When it comes to national security, […]

About 2 million pilgrims start ritual of Arafat standing

About 2 million pilgrims start ritual of Arafat standing

Arafat: About two million pilgrims from all corners of the globe gathered on Thursday on Mount Arafat, about 15 km east of Makkah, at the climax of this year’s annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Chanting “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik (O God, here I am answering Your call)…,” the white sea of humanity surged toward the vast plains […]

Over 100,000 security forces deployed to ensure hassle-free Hajj

Over 100,000 security forces deployed to ensure hassle-free Hajj

Mina: Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, security spokesman at the Ministry of Interior, said in a press conference in Mina on Tuesday that more than 100,000 security forces have been deployed to ensure a safe and hassle-free Hajj. Meanwhile, Col. Sami Al-Shuwairekh, director of the public relations and media department at the Public Security, said more […]

Saudi women step into Hajj emergency role for first time

Saudi women step into Hajj emergency role for first time

Makkah: Seven women sit in front of computer screens fielding distress calls from across Makkah ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week, in a first for Saudi Arabia as it tries to expand participation in the workforce, Reuters reported. The seven, almost all wearing the black niqab over their faces, form the first women’s […]

Landmine kills three in northeast Kenya – official

Landmine kills three in northeast Kenya – official

MOMBASA: Three civilians were killed after their vehicle ran over a landmine on a road near Kenya’s border with Somalia, a government official said, in the fifth such incident in the area in three months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. “A Toyota vehicle which had several occupants on board ran […]

India’s concerns on ‘terrorism emanating from Pakistan’ not to be discussed at BRICS: China

India’s concerns on ‘terrorism emanating  from Pakistan’ not to be discussed at BRICS: China

Beijing/Aug,31: China on Thursday said India’s concerns over terrorism emanating from Pakistan will not be discussed at the BRICS Summit next week. Like in earlier occasions, China defended its “iron friend” Pakistan, hailing its efforts in countering terrorism. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Islamabad was at the “forefront” of counter terror efforts and had […]

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