AIR News

  • Maharashtra government has released the sum of 4,000 crore rupees under the first phase of the over 34,000 crore rupees farm loan waiver scheme. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that in the first phase the disbursal will cover more than 8 lakh farmers.

  • Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress have released the list of candidates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections scheduled on 9th of next month. BJP has announced candidates for all of 68 constituencies, while Congress has released names of candidates for 59 assembly seats.

  • Delhiites gear up today to celebrate Cracker less and pollution free Diwali. The Supreme Court had temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in the national capital region till 31 October to control air pollution during Diwali in the city.

  • At least nine persons, including two minors were killed and sixteen others seriously injured in three separate massive explosions at firecracker units in Odisha yesterday. In Bahabalpur village of Balasore district, seven persons were charred to death in a massive blast at a firecracker manufacturing unit inside a house.

  • Delhi Metro services will be available till 10 PM today on the occasion of Diwali. The last Metro train service will start at 10 in the night from terminal stations of all Metro Lines including Airport Express Line.

  • The Lahore High Court has extended the house arrest of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah Chief Hafiz Saeed for another 30 days. A court official said, the Punjab Judicial Review Board granted the extension after listening to the arguments of the government's law officer.

  • New Zealand is to get its youngest-ever female Prime Minister after a minority party threw its support behind Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, who took over the left-wing party only three months ago. Winston Peters, the leader of the anti-immigration NZ First party, announced in a live TV broadcast that he would support Ardern in a coalition government, after September's election returned a hung parliament.

  • In Syria, at least 16 civilians, including several children, have been killed in air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets in Deir Ezzor province. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the civilians were killed as they tried to cross the Euphrates river near the town of Abu Kamal.

  • The United Nations has said, plague cases in Madagascar, the Indian Ocean Island nation, has almost doubled in last 5 days. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that medical experts project that the situation will worsen, with 1,000 cases expected every month if funds aren't rapidly provided.

  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House later today. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, they will discuss UN reform along with issues of mutual concern.

  • The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has taken cognizance of the petition submitted by the Nitish Kumar faction of the JD-U for disqualification of party leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari on grounds of defection and issued show cause notice to the two leaders. The notice has asked the rebel JD(U) leaders to appear before the Rajya Sabha Chairman on the 30th of this month in his chamber in Parliament to present their case.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that Moscow will retaliate if the United States takes measures against Kremlin-controlled media group RT. Washington is pressuring the channel to register as a "foreign agent", which would force it to disclose personal information of employees and those interviewed.

  • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to India next week as part of his five-nation tour that also includes Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland. Giving details of the visit, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said that Mr Tillerson will make Saudi Arabia his first stop on the week-long tour beginning tomorrow.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned against driving North Korea into a corner. While condemning Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, he said the standoff should be settled through dialogue, without cornering North Korea, threatening to use force or going down to outright boorishness and swearing.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    In Asia Cup Hockey, in Dhaka, India and South Korea were goalless at half-time in the first match of the Super4 stage. India had finished the pool stages with an all-win record.

  • 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.

  • 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.