UN welcomes re-opening of hotline between North and South Korea

UN welcomes re-opening of hotline between North and South Korea The United Nations has welcomed the re-opening of a hotline between North and South Korea. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced hope for more diplomatic initiatives to end the peninsula’s nuclear standoff. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said, it is always a positive development to have a … Continue reading UN welcomes re-opening of hotline between North and South Korea

11 killed in suicide attack at mosque in Nigeria

AMN A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northeastern Nigeria has killed at least 11 people. According to reports, the incident took place in the town of Gamboru, in Nigeria’s Borno state near the border with Cameroon, an area where the armed group Boko Haram has previously carried out a number of attacks. Witnesses … Continue reading 11 killed in suicide attack at mosque in Nigeria

51 KILLED IN PERU BUS MISHAP

AMN The death toll in a catastrophic bus crash in Peru has risen to 51, making it one of the deadliest vehicle accidents in the nation’s history. Peru’s Health Ministry has announced that all the bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of the bus that plunged over a cliff onto a rocky beach. The … Continue reading 51 KILLED IN PERU BUS MISHAP

Modi, Putin hold telephonic talks, discuss Indo-Russia strategic ties

Agencies /NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin have vowed to strengthen Indo-Russia strategic ties. During a telephone conversation yesterday, the two leaders discussed the intensification of the bilateral relations between India and Russia and their cooperation in the international forums. A release from the Indian Embassy in Moscow said, both … Continue reading Modi, Putin hold telephonic talks, discuss Indo-Russia strategic ties

North Korea reopens cross-border hotline with South Korea

AMN North Korea reopened a border hotline with South Korea yesterday restoring a channel of direct dialogue and signaling a possible thaw in relations between the two rivals after months of acrimony and fears of war. The return of the telephone hotline at the village of Panmunjom came two days after North Korea’s leader, Kim … Continue reading North Korea reopens cross-border hotline with South Korea

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends 12 Indian fishermen

  Ramanathapuram The Sri Lankan Naval personnel apprehended 12 Indian fishermen and impounded two mechanized fishing boats for allegedly fishing in the territorial waters of the Island nation on Thursday. Fisheries officials quoting preliminary reports said the fishermen, hailing from Ramanathapuram, were fishing near the International Maritime Boundary Line, when they were arrested by the … Continue reading Sri Lankan Navy apprehends 12 Indian fishermen

UN rights chief urges probe into violence in Iran

United Nations The top United Nations human rights official has urged the Iranian authorities to handle the protests that have taken place around the country “with great care” so as not to further inflame violence and unrest. “I am deeply disturbed by reports that more than 20 people, including an 11-year-old boy, have died and … Continue reading UN rights chief urges probe into violence in Iran

Do not make Triple Talaq a criminal offense

By rajinder Sachar The BJP is feeling triumphant that it has got the Instant Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha making the practice a criminal offence. In view of the Socialist Party it is motivated by BJP’s communal approach, especially prejudice against the Muslims of India. It seems that the Modi Government is doing … Continue reading Do not make Triple Talaq a criminal offense

Rahul to travel to West Asia next week

New Delhi Congress President Rahul Gandhi will travel to West Asia next week, his first foreign visit after being elevated to the party’s top post, party sources said. The sources said Mr Gandhi will visit Bahrain on January 7, to attend a conclave of NRIs. The visit follows Mr Gandhi’s successful tour to the United … Continue reading Rahul to travel to West Asia next week