12 dead, 16 missing as boat capsize in Bihar

AMN / PATNA At least 12 people were killed and 16 others are missing in the incidents of drowning and boat capsize today under separate police station areas in Patna and Samastipur districts of Bihar. Police sources said 9 people including 5 women drowned and 3 others went missing while taking bath at Mastana Ghat … Continue reading 12 dead, 16 missing as boat capsize in Bihar

Govt strikes off over 2 lakh companies for remaining inactive

AMN / NEW DELHI Government has struck off around 2.24 lakh companies till date for remaining inactive for a period of two years and more and restrictions have been imposed on the operation of their bank accounts. In a statement, Corporate Affairs Ministry said preliminary inquiries has revealed that 35 thousand companies deposited and withdrew … Continue reading Govt strikes off over 2 lakh companies for remaining inactive

Don’t fall prey to lifestyle disease: Vice President Naidu

Our Correspondent / Vijayawada The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has cautioned people against falling prey to illnesses caused by modern and sedentary lifestyles. Addressing the gathering after inaugurating a Mega Health Camp at Swarna Bharat Trust, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh today, Vice President appealed the medical fraternity to educate and create awareness on … Continue reading Don’t fall prey to lifestyle disease: Vice President Naidu

Saudi Arabia: 11 princes, 4-ministers detained

WEB DESK Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of senior ministers including princes and a top business tycoon, with authorities today pledging fair justice after a sweeping purge seen as consolidating the crown prince’s hold on power. According to media reports, immediately after a new anti-corruption commission headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was established … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: 11 princes, 4-ministers detained

Myanmar has greater threat than Rohingya Muslims

At least 11 of Myanmar’s 14 provinces are embroiled in strife. Rakhine is the only province where the conflict has attained communal proportions.The contested areas include 118 of Myanmar’s 330 townships. That means that almost one-quarter of Myanmar’s population hosts one or more EAOs, challenging the authority of the central government, writes IFTIKHAR GILANI in … Continue reading Myanmar has greater threat than Rohingya Muslims

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over Riyadh

WEB DESK Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over Riyadh after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, with debris landing inside the capital’s international airport. Officials said the missile attack claimed by Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels was the first aimed at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by … Continue reading Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over Riyadh

Saudi forces shoot down Houthi missile over Riyadh

RIYADAH Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile on Saturday night aimed at Riyadh. Saudi defense forces intercepted and shot down the missile, and there were no casualties. Fire engines and emergency vehicles sped to runway R33 at King Khaled International Airport after reports of loud bangs at about 8.45 p.m. The General Authority of … Continue reading Saudi forces shoot down Houthi missile over Riyadh

China hopes US quadrilateral with India, Japan, Aus doesn’t damage third party’s interest

WEB DESK China today reacted cautiously over a proposal by the Trump administration for a working-level quadrilateral meeting with India, Japan and Australia, saying Beijing hopes that it would not target or damage a third party’s interest. The US State Department had said last month that US was looking at a working-level quadrilateral meeting in … Continue reading China hopes US quadrilateral with India, Japan, Aus doesn’t damage third party’s interest

Russia: Police detains 200 activists for protest against Putin

WEB DESK Police in Russia today detained around 200 activists gathering in central Moscow for an unauthorised protest against President Vladimir Putin. State news agency and a monitoring group reported that Radical opposition activist Vyacheslav Maltsev had appealed on his website for his supporters to hold protests across Russia today, calling for a people’s Revolution … Continue reading Russia: Police detains 200 activists for protest against Putin

Syria: 75 killed, 140 hurt in IS car bombing

  WEB DESK At least 75 civilians were killed and 140 wounded in a reported Islamic State group car bombing that struck a gathering of people displaced by fighting in eastern Syria yesterday. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights today said that the attack in the eastern province of Deir … Continue reading Syria: 75 killed, 140 hurt in IS car bombing