AIR News

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI has registered an FIR against former Orissa High Court Judge I M Quddusi and five others in an alleged corruption case.Justice (Retired) Quddusi has been booked on corruption charges, along with B P Yadav and Palash Yadav of the Prasad Educational Trust which runs a medical college in Lucknow, a middleman and two others.

  • In Uttar Pradesh, district police chiefs in 13 districts have been replaced following transfer of 29 senior Indian Police Service officers. AIR Lucknow correspondent reports that Agra, Bijnore, Firozabad, Siddharthnagar, Deoria, Baghpat, Jaunpur, Mau, Fatehpur, Fatehgarh, Ballia, Mahoba and Baharaich districts are affected in this reshuffling.

  • In Telangana, seven daily wagers were crushed to death in a tunnel collapse incident in Kaleswaram irrigation project works at Tippapur village in Rajanna Sircilla district on Wednesday afternoon.Police said, six bodies of the labourers were badly mangled and are beyond recognition.

  • Punjab Cabinet has approved the introduction of a fresh Bill in the Vidhan Sabha to protect the interests of depositors. The cabinet decided to withdraw the Punjab Protection of Interests of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Bill, 2015, which was earlier sent to the Government of India for obtaining the assent of President of India and was pending with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • In Tripura, a journalist working with a local cable-TV channel, named Din-Raat, was killed in Agartala on Wednesday afternoon.Police said, the 26 year old journalist Shantanu Bhowmik sustained serious injuries in attacks with chopper by miscreants at Mandwai under Jirania subdivision in West Tripura district.

  • Mumbai city and its suburbs are witnessing intermittent rainfall since morning.Indian Metrological Department, Mumbai has withdrawn warning for heavy rainfall for Mumbai and nearby areas.

  • In Chhattisgarh, three persons, including two security personnel, were injured in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Orchha area of Narayanpur district on Wednesday.AIR correspondent reports that two jawans of Special Task Force and a woman were injured in the blast.

  • 20 Sep 2017

    The Indian Cricket Board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the game. BCCI acting president CK Khanna told PTI on Wednesday that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India's most successful captain, Dhoni.

  • 20 Sep 2017

    The second One-Day International Cricket Match between India and Australia will be played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata tomorrow. India would expect their top order batsmen to make amends for a rare poor show in the series- opener and hope that the spinners continue to torment the visitors tomorrow.

  • State-owned construction firm National Building Construction Company, NBCC will launch about 1,000 flats for sale across the country including Delhi-NCR during this festival season. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday, NBCC Chairman and Managing Director Anoop Kumar Mittal said, the flats will be in the price range of 15 lakh to 1 crore rupees.

  • In Jammu and Kashmir, four persons were killed in a road accident near Ramban town on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Wednesday. According to police sources, the accident occurred when a car on the way from Banihal to Jammu rolled down into a deep gorge at Kela Morh in Rahman.

  • The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to revisit its policy on providing police protection to private persons.A bench led by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur on Wednesday directed the state to streamline the process to ensure that only those who deserve police protection should be provided it.

  • 20 Sep 2017

    Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal , K.Srikanth, H S Prannoy and Sameer Verma on Wednesday entered 2nd round of Japan Open Superseries Badminton in Tokyo.

  • 20 Sep 2017

    Sri Lanka has qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after West Indies lost the first ODI against England at Old Trafford yesterday. The 1996 world champions have become the eighth and last team to qualify directly, joining Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa.

  • The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of 1,756 crore rupees for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.The programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.

  • Ministry of Coal, along with its attached offices and PSUs observed the Swachhta Pakwada during the fortnight from 16th of August to 31st August 2017. According to an official release, during the fortnight, large scale tree plantation program was conducted with a provision for maintenance and watering of plants for one year.

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday gave no indication of any cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel to cushion the spike in rates saying the government needs revenue to support public spending. Mr.

  • In Mexico City, thousands of soldiers, rescuers and civilians including college students are working side by side to dig through tall piles of rubble from dozens of crumbled buildings due to strong earthquake.

  • In Mexico City, thousands of soldiers, rescuers and civilians including college students are working side by side to dig through tall piles of rubble from dozens of crumbled buildings due to strong earthquake. Hundreds of volunteers have joined emergency services and rescue operations in the search for survivors.

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked the businessmen to avoid last-minute rush for filing GST returns. He said, the GST Network (GSTN) has the capacity to handle one lakh returns per hour, which translates to 24 lakh returns in a day.