INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Obama calls for greater European unity

US President Barack Obama has called for greater European unity, describing it as a necessity for the world. Speaking in Germany, he accused Europe of complacency over its own defence and called on Nato allies to spend more on international security. Mr. Obama also appealed to the EU to rise above current divisions which, he … Continue reading Obama calls for greater European unity

Top gay rights activist murdered in Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh said that a top gay rights activist and editor at the country’s only LGBT magazine is one of two people who have been hacked to death in Dhaka yesterday. The US ambassador to Bangladesh condemned the killing of Xulhaz Mannan, who also worked at the US embassy. Another person was also injured … Continue reading Top gay rights activist murdered in Bangladesh

Heart of Asia conference begins in New Delhi

Heart of Asia (HoA) conference begins in New Delhi today. The conference is with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan and speeding up its reconstruction with a focus on enhancing investment and connectivity to the country. The conference to be attended by officials of a number of countries including Pakistan Foreign Secretary … Continue reading Heart of Asia conference begins in New Delhi

Pakistan Foreign Secretary to visit India Tuesday

TIA NEWS Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry will lead Pakistan delegation to to New Delhi to attend Meeting of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process Tuesday, 26 April. Pakistan delegation will also hold bilateral meetings with other leading delegations attending the meeting. In New Delhi, government sources said Chaudhry will also have a bilateral … Continue reading Pakistan Foreign Secretary to visit India Tuesday

India cancels visa to Chinese dissident leader Dolkun Isa

AMN / India has cancelled the visa given to a leading Chinese dissident to participate in a conference in Dharamsala, after China’s objection over it. Souces said the visa given to Dolkun Isa has been cancelled. Isa, a leader of World Uyghur Congress, had been invited for the conference being organised by US-based ‘Initiatives for … Continue reading India cancels visa to Chinese dissident leader Dolkun Isa

China issues warning for mountain floods, geological disasters

China has issued a warning for mountain floods for the next one day in some parts of the country. According to a statement issued by China Meteorological Administration, CMA and the Ministry of Water Resources, the floods are expected to hit the southeastern part of Tibet autonomous region, the eastern part of Guangdong and in … Continue reading China issues warning for mountain floods, geological disasters

Ecuador declares eight days of national mourning

The Ecuadorian government declared eight days of national mourning as the death toll from the massive earthquake that hit the South American country a week ago has risen to 654. President Rafael Correa made the announcement in his weekly TV broadcast. The quake, the worst in nearly seven decades, injured at least 12,500 people and … Continue reading Ecuador declares eight days of national mourning

12 dead in two Baghdad car bomb attacks

At least 12 people were killed in two separate car bomb attacks in Baghdad targeting security forces. Police sources said nine people were killed and 28 others injured in the attack on a security checkpoint in the northern al-Husseiniya district yesterday. In the second bombing which targeted an army convoy in Arab al-Jabour, on Baghdad’s … Continue reading 12 dead in two Baghdad car bomb attacks

Sikh politician shot dead in Pakistan

A prominent Sikh politician was shot dead on Friday by unidentified gunmen near his home in the Pakistan’s restive northwest province. Police said, Sardar Sooran Singh, the Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Minority Affairs, was assassinated in Pir Baba area of Buner district in the province when he was going back to … Continue reading Sikh politician shot dead in Pakistan

Trump, Clinton lead in most of states ahead of next week primaries

Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton are leading in most of the states in United States, where the primaries are scheduled next week and thereafter. The next phase of presidential primaries are very important for both Trump and Clinton as they aim to achieve the target of necessary delegates … Continue reading Trump, Clinton lead in most of states ahead of next week primaries

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Hockey Federation reprimands coach Harendra for his outburst against umpires

Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Sunday officially reprimanded In ...

Australia humiliates England 8-1 to claim Hockey World Cup Bronze

    Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar A rampaging Australia pumped out all their pent up frus ...

Hockey: Belgium win maiden World Cup title, Netherlands miss history and cup

    Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar Playing to the script, Belgium held their nerves and downed ...

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Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and ...

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Threat to Dilip Kumar’s Bungalow, Saira Banu Seeks PM’s Help

In January, the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police had registered a case of cheating against builder ...

Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

By Utpal Borpujari / Panaji (Goa) Indian cinema scored big at the 49th International Film Festival of India ( ...

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