Loneliness may be more deadly than obesity: Study

Loneliness may be a greater public health hazard than obesity. A study found that social isolation may put people at an increased risk of early death. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Professor at Brigham Young University in the US said, being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need – crucial to both well-being and … Continue reading Loneliness may be more deadly than obesity: Study

Britain ready to pay 40bn euro Brexit divorce bill: Report

WEB DESK Britain is open to paying up to 40 billion euros (47.1 billion US Dollars) towards a so-called Brexit divorce bill to the European Union as long as a future UK-EU trade deal can be secured. A newspaper quoting three separate sources within the UK civil service and government with knowledge of the UK’s … Continue reading Britain ready to pay 40bn euro Brexit divorce bill: Report

12 killed in Nigeria church shooting

AMN Gunmen stormed a Catholic church in a town in southeast Nigeria early today, killing 12 worshippers. Witneses said, the attack took place at around at St. Philip’s church in Ozubulu, near the city of Onitsha, witnesses said. According to reports several worshippers with gunshot wounds are receiving treatment at the hospital. Witnesses said five … Continue reading 12 killed in Nigeria church shooting

Jaitley slams Kerala govt for political violence

AMN Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today held the CPI-M-led Left Front government of Kerala responsible for unleashing attacks on BJP-RSS workers. He was talking to newsmen after visiting the family of a RSS activist, killed by alleged CPIM workers. Jaitley said, whenever the LDF came to power, political violence in Kerala has always increased. … Continue reading Jaitley slams Kerala govt for political violence

ED arrests Shabir Shah’s aide Aslam Wani in money laundering case

  AMN Enforcement Directorate today arrested Aslam Wani, a close aide of separatist leader Shabir Shah in a money laundering case. Official sources said, Wani was nabbed from Srinagar with the help of Jammu and Kashmir police. He will be brought to Delhi for interrogation. Recently, the agency had arrested Shabir Shah for his role … Continue reading ED arrests Shabir Shah’s aide Aslam Wani in money laundering case

UNESCO worried about world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

AMN The UNESCO has cautioned that the damage caused to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR)in the northern part of West Bengal due to the Gorkhaland agitation may put in peril the World Heritage tag it earned in 1999. Two prime stations Gayabari and Sonada were torched while an arson attempt was made on Elysia Building … Continue reading UNESCO worried about world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

web desk United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has passed a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea for its continued intercontinental ballistic missile testing and violations of UN resolutions. The UNSC unanimously approved tough new sanctions last night including a ban on coal and other exports worth over 1 billion dollars. The measures would be … Continue reading UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Hiroshima marks 72nd anniversary of atomic bombing

Tens of thousands of people gathered today in the Japanese city of Hiroshima to reflect on a tragedy that changed the course of history. They were marking the 72nd anniversary since the US detonated an atomic bomb over the city on 6th August, 1945. People observed a moment of silence at 8:15 AM, the exact … Continue reading Hiroshima marks 72nd anniversary of atomic bombing

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents kill at least 7 security forces

Taliban insurgents killed at least seven security forces in coordinated attacks form three different directions on Sayad district in northern Sari Pul province. Zabi Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said today that insurgents seized control of the strategic Mirzawalang area in Sayad district earlier in the day after two days of intense gun … Continue reading Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents kill at least 7 security forces

Telangana seeks roll back of GST over ongoing irrigation, road projects in state

AMN / HYDERBAD Telangana state government has sought roll back of Goods and Services Tax (GST) over the ongoing projects like irrigation, drinking water, Housing and roads in the state. Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao in a high level review meeting in Hyderabad last evening said, the state government has decided to adopt a legal path … Continue reading Telangana seeks roll back of GST over ongoing irrigation, road projects in state