Amarnath pilgrims have to furnish medical certificates

AMN People who wish to trek to the Amarnath shrine must furnish medical certificates and those below 13 or above 75 years of age will not be allowed to join the pilgrimage. Besides, no woman more than six weeks pregnant will be registered for the pilgrimage. Amarnathji Shrine Board which conducts the annual pilgrimage has … Continue reading Amarnath pilgrims have to furnish medical certificates

Qatar Crisis; Prez Trump calls Saudi King Salman, asks for Gulf unity

WEB DESK US President Donald Trump spoke to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and called for a united Gulf Cooperation Council to fight terrorism and promote stability in the region. The White House said both the leaders discussed ways to prevent terror financing and eliminate extremism by any country in region. During the phone call, Trump … Continue reading Qatar Crisis; Prez Trump calls Saudi King Salman, asks for Gulf unity

French President calls for unity among Gulf states

AMN French President Emmanuel Macron called for unity among Gulf states today, saying he was ready to back all initiatives to encourage calm. Macron spoke by phone with Qatari leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and restated the importance of preserving stability in the region. He also reaffirmed France’s readiness to stay in contact with … Continue reading French President calls for unity among Gulf states

Qatar row: US Prez claims credit for isolation

US President, Donald Trump has claimed credit for the pressure being placed on Qatar by Gulf neighbours who accuse it of supporting terrorism in the region. He said his recent visit to Saudi Arabia was already paying off and the development might mark the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism. In a … Continue reading Qatar row: US Prez claims credit for isolation

Turkish President defends Qatar, says he intends to develop ties

  Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended Qatar, saying he intends to develop ties with the embattled Gulf state hit by sanction from Saudi Arabia and its allies. He said in Istanbul that presenting Qatar as a supporter of terrorism is a serious accusation. Mr. Erdogan said his country will continue develop ties with … Continue reading Turkish President defends Qatar, says he intends to develop ties

US diplomat in China quits ‘over Trump climate change policy’

A top diplomat at the US embassy in Beijing, David Rank, has stepped down, apparently because he disagreed with President Donald Trump’s climate change policy. US media outlets say, he resigned over Mr Trump’s controversial announcement last week that the US is withdrawing from the Paris agreement. The embassy told the BBC that it is … Continue reading US diplomat in China quits ‘over Trump climate change policy’

Pakistan waging undeclared war against Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan President says, Pakistan is waging an undeclared war of aggression against Afghanistan. Speaking at an international peace conference on Afghanistan in Kabul yesterday, President, Ashraf Ghani lashed out at Pakistan and said Islamabad has instigated an undeclared war of aggression against Afghanistan. Issuing a stinging rebuke aimed towards Pakistan before a gathering of 23 … Continue reading Pakistan waging undeclared war against Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani

HP: Rain, hailstorm damage fruit crops, vegetables

The rains thunderstrom and hailstorm yesterday evening has damaged the fruit crops and vegetables in various districts in Himachal Pradesh. The maximum temperatures dropped by three to five degrees after change in weather and people especially tourists enjoyed the pleasant evening. The met department has predicted more rains and hailstorm during next 24 hours. Thunderstorm … Continue reading HP: Rain, hailstorm damage fruit crops, vegetables

3 Militants, one army officer killed in Nagaland encounter

  An army officer and three militant have been killed in an encounter, broken last night, between army and militants in Mon district of Nagaland. According to DD News one civilian was also killed in the crossfire. Injured have been admitted to the local hospital and their conditions are stable.

Odisha CM seeks PM’s intervention over Mahanadi water dispute

AMN Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention over Mahanadi water sharing dispute between his state and neighbouring Chhattisgarh. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Naveen accused the Chhattisgarh government of blocking free flow of water to Odisha by constructing six barrages on the Mahanadi upstream. He also reiterated … Continue reading Odisha CM seeks PM’s intervention over Mahanadi water dispute