INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

New Zealand mosque terror attack: What you need to know

  WEB DESK The attack was the worst act of terrorism in New Zealand history. Here’s what you need to know. What happened? There were two attacks on Friday in Christchurch – one at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and one at the Linwood Mosque. At least 49 people have died, … Continue reading New Zealand mosque terror attack: What you need to know

49 people dead after terrorist attack at mosques in New Zealand

There have been two attacks – at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and at the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood.  The third cricket Test between Bangladesh and NZ – due to start in Christchurch tomorrow – has been cancelled. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the nation on the … Continue reading 49 people dead after terrorist attack at mosques in New Zealand

Malaysia: 100 schools closed after hundreds of people fall ill

  WEB DESK Over 100 schools have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children, authorities said in Malaysia. A lorry is believed to have dumped the waste in southern Johor state last week, sending hazardous fumes across a wide area. Over … Continue reading Malaysia: 100 schools closed after hundreds of people fall ill

US says Masood Azhar meets criteria to be designated as a global terrorist by the UN

WEB DESK The US says Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar meets the criteria to be designated as a global terrorist by the UN. State Department Deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino said China’s Opposition to the move counters a mutual interest in achieving regional stability and peace. Palladino’s remarks came on the eve of a crucial decision … Continue reading US says Masood Azhar meets criteria to be designated as a global terrorist by the UN

UK Parliament rejects Brexit deal for the second time

WEB DESK British Parliament will vote on a new motion today to decide if the UK should leave the EU within the March 29 deadline without any deal in place. The British Prime Minister Theresa May made the statement last night soon after she suffered yet another massive Parliament defeat over Brexit. MPs overwhelmingly rejected … Continue reading UK Parliament rejects Brexit deal for the second time

Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

  WEB DESK Thousands of people in Russia have protested against plans to introduce tighter restrictions on the internet. A mass rally in Moscow and similar demonstrations in two other cities were called after parliament backed the controversial bill last month. The government says the bill, which allows it to isolate Russia’s internet service from … Continue reading Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

19 UN-affiliated personnel killed in Ethiopian crash: agency chief

Agencies / UNITED NATIONS At least 19 affiliated with the United Nations were among those killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet near Addis Ababa on Sunday, says the UN migration agency chief. Authorities said all 157 people on board were killed when the Boeing 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa … Continue reading 19 UN-affiliated personnel killed in Ethiopian crash: agency chief

New visa agreement between Maldives & India comes into force

  AMN / NEW DELHI The new visa agreement between Maldives and India has come into force from today. The agreement will provide a liberal visa policy for Maldivians seeking medical treatment as well as education and business opportunities in India. The visa deal will allow Maldivian businessmen and tourists to stay in India for … Continue reading New visa agreement between Maldives & India comes into force

Trump ready to meet Kim Jong-un again for denuclearisation talks

  FILE PHOTO WEB DESK White House has said that President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again for denuclearisation talks. US National Security Advisor John Bolton said last night that President Trump’s walk out from his meeting with Kim was friendly and it is not a reflection that the … Continue reading Trump ready to meet Kim Jong-un again for denuclearisation talks

4 Indians among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

  An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed on Sunday. (Representational photo) AGENCIES An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 157 on board, including four Indians. The airlines and the country’s state broadcaster confirmed the casualties in their statements. The crash occurred around … Continue reading 4 Indians among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

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POLITICS

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani’s Seat

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani's Seat   File ph ...

Cong will not allow Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament: Rahul

AMN Congress President Rahul Gandhi has assured the people of the northeast region that the party will not al ...

PM Modi attacks Cong over dynastic politics; Rahul hits back

AMN / NEW DELHI As the elections for the Lok sabha getting momentum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launc ...

SPORTS

Teenage amateur Rayhan Thomas confident ahead of Hero Indian Open

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi 18-year old Dubai based Rayhan Thomas, the highest-ever ranked Indian in the Wo ...

New Look India to face Japan in their Azlan Shah Hockey Opener

AMN / Ipoh (Malaysia) A new look India will take on the Asian Games champion Japan in their opening encounter ...

I am confident of performing well in this season of IPL: Sandeep Lamichanne

    Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Delhi Capitals’ young leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichanne ha ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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