AIR News

  • President Ramnath Kovind has emphasized on the necessity of traditional education in the country.Delivering his address at the 66th Convocation Ceremony of Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, he said that country is developing along with preserving its rich traditions.

  • The government has reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion by 150 dollars to 700 dollars per tonne.Directorate General of Foreign Trade in a notification issued on Friday that this rate will remain in force till 20th of next month.

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal has entered the Men's Singles quarter-finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

  • Bihar Police has detained three suspected persons in connection with a bomb blast and recovery of live bombs near Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya. Police said, security agencies are interrogating them.

  • 21 Jan 2018

    A scintillating century from Jos Buttler gave England a 16-run win and a one-day international series victory against Australia in Sydney today.Sent in to bat after the hosts won the toss, England made 303 for six in their 50 overs.

  • The Congress had demanded the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwial following the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in Office of Profit case.Briefing media, Delhi Congress Unit Chief Ajay Maken said, Mr Kejriwal has lost the moral right to remain in power.

  • At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans.Many more were injured in the incident in the town of Waldiya.

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said, India has shown it can attack its enemies not only on its soil, but also in a foreign territory, if need be. Speaking at a public meeting in Lucknow, he said, India's image in the world has become that of a strong nation.

  • In Bihar, a team of NSG have neutralised two high intensity bombs in Bodhgaya this evening.Bombs were neutralised in the bed of Falgu river.These bombs were recovered during search operation near Mahabodhi temple after mild explosion of bomb near Kalchakra maidan on last Friday night.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, the existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary international system and global governance architecture deserve serious attention of world leaders, governments, policy makers, corporates and civil societies. In a series of tweets on his upcoming Davos visit, Mr Modi said, India’s engagement with the outside world in recent years has become truly and effectively multi-dimensional covering the political, economic, people to people, security and other spheres.

  • In a significant step towards institutionalizing democratic federalism in Nepal the newly elected members of Provincial Assemblies took oath today. The Governors administered oath to the new members of their respective states amid historic ceremonies held at the temporary capitals of all seven provinces.

  • Syria's army today announced it had captured the vital Abu Duhur military airport in the country's northwest, more than two years after losing it to rebels and militants. The army said in a statement that after a string of special operations, units from their armed forces in coordination with allied fighters succeeded in their military operation and took control of the Abu Duhur military airport in Idlib province.

  • An overnight siege of a luxury hotel by gunmen in the Afghan capital has come to an end.The Interior Ministry said, six civilians, including a foreign woman, died at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, along with three attackers.

  • An Afghan official says, a roadside bomb has killed at least 12 civilians in the western Herat province.A spokesman for the provincial police chief says, a 13th person was wounded in the explosion early today, which struck a vehicle in the Gulran district.

  • Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year. After a low-key campaign, opinion polls put the conservative in the lead as he claims credit for the island's economic recovery since its debilitating financial crisis of 2013.

  • The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around the country.Hundreds of thousands of federal staff face the prospect of unpaid leave.

  • 21 Jan 2018

    Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has suffered a shock defeat with White pieces against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the seventh round of the Tata Steel Masters chess tournament. In the event being held at Wijk Aan Zee in The Netherlands, Anand went for unwarranted complications against Kramnik who was at his best to match his opponent.

  • In Jammu and Kashmir, calm prevailed along the International Border and the Line of Control in five districts of Jammu today after three days of intense shelling by Pakistan which left 11 persons, including six civilians dead, and over 50 others injured. There was no report of firing by Pakistan along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts since last night, and along the LoC in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch today.

  • The government has reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion by 150 dollars to 700 dollars per tonne.Directorate General of Foreign Trade in a notification issued on Friday that this rate will remain in force till 20th of next month.

  • The National Green Tribunal, NGT has ordered intensive survey of the Kali, Krishna and the Hindon rivers in western Uttar Pradesh and directed the inspection of 316 industries which are allegedly polluting the water bodies.The order comes after a plea filed by an NGO alleged that 50 villagers have died of cancer in western UP.