AIR News

  • Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar today cited connectivity as the critical constraint for development of Arunachal Pradesh and urged the state to work on it with a proper vision and plan. Kumar, who is on a visit to the state, held a meeting in itanagar with the Chief Minister, Council of Ministers and top state government officials headed by the Chief Secretary.

  • he Jammu and Kashmir government has approved setting up of four fast-track courts in the state. An official spokesperson said in Srinagar tonight that the state Cabinet, which met today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, approved setting up these fast-track courts.

  • In Punjab, Dengue patients count is rising every day in Ferozepur with over 252 patients tests found positive.While the health department claims that the situation is under control but the Dengue larva was found in the closed down fountain at Shaheed Udham Singh chowk.

  • Seven Delhi Police personnel have been dismissed from service for allegedly allowing an arrested middleman in the Election Commission (EC) bribery case to shop in a Bengaluru mall where he had been taken for a court hearing. Dependra Pathak, the chief spokesperson of Delhi Police and special commissioner of police (Traffic) said in New Delhi today that after the inquiry report found seven policemen guilty of unprofessional conduct, they were dismissed from service.

  • The interlocutor for Naga peace talks, R N Ravi today lauded the Naga tribal grass-root organiations and civil societies for making it possible for the six Naga National Political Groups (NNGPs), who are now formally party to the peace process, to come together. Ravi who is in Nagaland to hold peace talks with the working committee of six NNPGs, said in Dimapur today that this is a historic development because howsoever comprehensive the Naga issue, we cannot leave anyone out of the peace process.

  • The Enforcement Directorate(ED) today chargesheeted controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi in connection with a money laundering case in a court in Delhi. Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj took cognisance of the charge sheet and issued production warrant for October 25 againstQureshi, who is in judicial custody.

  • The West Bengal Government is going to set up centres for testing of viruses in collaboration with the National Institute of Virology, Pune. The decision was taken after it was found that cases of acute encephalitis went down due to effective testing of the blood samples sent to national institutes like National Institute of Virology, Pune, but reports from which places take three to four days to reach hospitals in the state.

  • Samajwadi Party has said that it will not do anything in Gujarat Assembly Polls to weaken struggle against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Talking to media persons today at Lucknow, Party's National President and UP's former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced, his party will support Congress in Gujarat Assembly Polls.

  • 23 Oct 2017

    Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj and Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer were the two new faces in the Indian T20 squad announced today for the three-match series against New Zealand starting 1st of next month. Despite speculation, skipper Virat Kohli has decided against taking rest from the New Zealand leg and the first two Tests against Sri Lanka, starting November 16.

  • Rajasthan Government tabled in the assembly today, the controversial Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment 2017) bill. Not only opposition but also a ruling party MLA strongly opposed this bill as the Assembly proceedings started.

  • 23 Oct 2017

    In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has lifted the Denmark Open Superseries trophy at Odense. In the title clash last night, Srikanth, seeded 8th, defeated South Korea's Lee Hyun-il in straight games, 21-10, 21-5 to bag his third Super Series title of the year and fifth overall.

  • 23 Oct 2017

    The FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final encounter between Brazil and England has been rescheduled from Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium to Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan due to pitch concerns. The game will now take place in Kolkata on Wednesday at 5 pm.

  • BJP has released its list of 40 star campaigners for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections.The list includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and 10 Union ministers.

  • 23 Oct 2017

    In Cricket, India lost the first ODI of the 3-match series against New Zealand by six wickets at Mumbai last night. Opting to bat, Team India posted 280 for 8 courtesy skipper Virat Kohli's 121, which was his 31st ODI hundred.

  • The winter session of the Haryana Assembly begins today.The three-day session is expected to be stormy.

  • The CBI has booked the officials of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India under Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly allowing supply of sub-standard ballast causing the "loss of crores of rupees" to the Government. According to an FIR filed by CBI in New Delhi yesterday, Project Manager Shiv Karan, Deputy Project Manager V K Mittal of DFCCI, Sikar and other accused have been booked for criminal conspiracy, cheating, and under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

  • The Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission, EC, to examine a representation for bringing political parties under the ambit of the Right to Information, RTI Act to make them accountable and curb the use of black money in elections. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud yesterday asked the petitioner, Delhi BJP spokesperson and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, to first make the representation before the EC regarding the issue.

  • Telecom Regulatory Authoritry of India, TRAI, has recommended 40 per cent carbon emission reduction in telecom network by 2022-23. The regulator has also suggested that the government should pass all the benefits granted under various schemes for using renewable energy technologies to telecom operators.

  • Sailboat INSV Tarini, with an all-women crew, today entered Fremantle Port in Australia during its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. The Indian Navy said in a statement in New Delhi today that this is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. Flagged off by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 10, the vessel has covered 4,800 nautical miles from Goa, crossing the Equator on September 17 and the Tropic of Capricorn on October 6.The vessel would return to Goa in April, 2018..

  • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today indicated that during his maiden visit to Pakistan, he will firmly tell Islamabad to stop providing safe havens to terror groups on its soil to improve bilateral ties. Tillerson's crucial visit to Islamabad tomorrow, aimed at normalising bilateral ties, comes days after he made a major policy speech on America's growing strategic relations with India and US President Donald Trump's move to offer a bigger say for India in war-torn Afghanistan.