AIR News

  • Deepavali is being celebrated today in several parts of southern India, including Tamil Nadu.Various leaders, including Chief Minister EK Palaniswamy, have greeted the people on the occasion.

  • The Delhi Police has registered 21 cases in connection with illegal sale of firecrackers in the national capital.The Supreme Court had temporarily banned sale of firecrackers in Delhi and national capital region till 31st of this month to control air pollution.

  • The Odisha government has enhanced monthly remuneration of Anganwadi workers by 50 per cent.The anganwadi workers will receive 6,000 rupees per month against 4,000 at present.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    In Asia Cup Men's Hockey, India will take on South Korea in their opening match of the Super-4 stage in Dhaka today.The match will begin at 5 PM Indian Time.

  • The Rajasthan government has implemented the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, a decision that will benefit over 12 lakh employees and pensioners of the state. In a statement, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said, government employees will get the revised salary from the month of October.

  • In Himachal Pradesh, preparations for the upcoming Assembly elections are going on on a war-footing by the state election department.The main focus is to make people aware about the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail or VVPAT machines and increase the poll percentage during polling.

  • The Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self help groups under 'Saksham Yojna' from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent.State's Women and Child Development Minister Ramsheela Sahu took the decision yesterday while chairing a meeting of the governing body of Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh' at Raipur.

  • A 22-year-old singer from Haryana, Harshita Dahiya was shot dead in Panipat district yesterday.Police said, the singer was shot by two unidentified youths when she was on her way back home in a car after her performance at a function in Chamrara village.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    A division bench of the Kerala High Court today restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench, comprising Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan, gave the verdict on a petition filed by the BCCI against a single-judge bench's order, lifting the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    An unbeaten India would start as overwhelming favourites against an under-performing but dangerous South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament at Dhaka tomorrow. India finished the pool stages with an all-win record .

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Hosts Karnataka began its season with an impressive innings and 121-run victory against Assam in the Ranji Trophy match played at SDNW Stadium in Mysuru today. With the massive win, Karnataka earned full seven points in their first encounter.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Babar Azam scored a second succesive hundred while Shadab Khan gave his career best bowling and batting to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi. One-drop batsman Babar knocked a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored a career best 52 not out to lift Pakistan from a struggling 79 for 5.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Sri Lankan cricket has decided to play a T 20 match in Lahore this month despite security apprehensions expressed by majority of players. The board meeting in Colombo Monday evening decided to go ahead with the match after players had written to the board to consider changing the venue of match.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla and Chief Minister N Biren Singh has felicitated the eight players of the state who were part of India's Under-17 FIFA World Cup team. During the interaction with the players and their parents, Governor expressed happiness and said that she feels proud that in the U-17 team the team captain and seven other players were from the State.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton tournament began in Odense today. Qualification matches and some Mixed Doubles opening round fixtures are being played today.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Spain and Iran have joined Germany and the United States in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup tournament. In the Round of Sixteen matches today, while Spain beat former champions France 2-1 in Guwahati, Asian powerhouse Iran defeated two-time champions Mexico by the same margin in Goa.

  • Pakistani forces today again violated ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.Defence sources told AIR Jammu that Pakistani forces started unprovoked firing and shelling along the Line of Control targeting Indian positions and civilian areas in Balakote sector around 7 this morning.

  • North Eastern Council (NEC) will be reoriented to meet the current requirements and to address the new emerging issues in the North Eastern region. Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh said, NEC will be reoriented and developed as a state-of-the-art resource centre for the North Eastern States with necessary resources, knowledge and skill to execute innovative and strategic vision for the region.

  • US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.He became only the second American writer to win Britain's renowned Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".

  • US President Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs way down and let other countries pay more for these medicines in a new policy that could have implications for India.He told his Cabinet members at a meeting at the White House yesterday that the prices of prescription drugs in the US have gone through the roof.