AIR News



  • 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.



  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.AIR correspondent reports that the rate of interest on loans given to them has been cut from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent to benefit more and more women and womens SHGs under Saksham Yojna,in Chhattisgarh.




  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived in Port Blair on a two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.The Defence Minister was received by Lieutenant Governor Admiral D.K Joshi, Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command vice admiral Bimal Verma and other officers of Andaman and Nicobar Administration at the INS Utkrosh.



  • Deepawali, the festival of lights will be celebrated across the country tomorrow.The national capital is fully decked up to celebrate the festival.



  • Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will contest from Arki seat in the ensuing state assembly election.Party leader Rajinder Rana will contest against former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Sujanpur seat.




  • BJP today released the list of candidates for all 68 seats for the ensuing Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest the polls from Sujanpur asssembly constituency.



  • BJP today released the list of candidates for all 68 seats for the ensuing Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest the polls from Sujanpur asssembly constituency.




  • BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani today asked Congress to explain its stand on the recent revelation by a private detective Michael Hershman ...




  • In Jammu and Kashmir, ten persons were today injured as Pakistani forces again resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts. Defence sources told AIR Jammu that the forces from across the Line of Control started unprovoked firing and shelling targeting Indian positions and civilian areas in Balakote sector around 7am.


  • 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.


  • 18 Oct 2017



    In Badminton, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among the 14 Indian shuttlers who will begin their campaign of the Denmark Open Superseries Premier tournament at Odense today. Sindhu, who is seeded second, will take on China's Chen Yufei in the first round, while unseeded Saina will face 5th placed Carolina Marin of Spain.


  • 18 Oct 2017



    Ghana have become the latest team to move into the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup.At the DT Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai today, they defeated dubatants Niger 2-0 in the penultimate Round of Sixteen fixture.



  • Income Tax Department has launched an online chat service for taxpayers so that they can seek answers to their basic queries and doubts relating to direct tax issues.A window has been hosted on the main page of the department's website - www.incometaxindia.gov.in with a prominent icon stating Live Chat Online- ask your query.


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