INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

65 killed in Nigeria in two female suicide attacks

At least 65 people were killed and 150 injured in Tuesday evening suicide bomb attacks at a displaced persons’ camp in Dikwa town of Nigeria’s northeastern region, security sources told media. “So far, 65 persons have been confirmed killed while 150 were injured from the multiple blasts at the camp,” said one of the sources … Continue reading 65 killed in Nigeria in two female suicide attacks

Russia submit new plan for Syria to US

AMN / Russia is reported to have submitted a new plan concerning the Syrian crisis to the U.S., Russian news agency TASS quoted Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying in an interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets daily on Tuesday. The new Russian proposal apparently does not include the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Without … Continue reading Russia submit new plan for Syria to US

India, Australia agree to strengthen energy ties

India and Australia have agreed on enhancing cooperation in clean coal technology, renewable energy and LNG. Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal met his Australian counterpart Josh Frydenberg on the last day of the India-Australia Energy Dialogue in Canberra yesterday. Speaking to reporters after the meet, Mr Goyal said the two countries resolved … Continue reading India, Australia agree to strengthen energy ties

Pak facing growing threat of Islamic State: IB chief

In a rare admission, Pakistan’s Intelligence Bureau Chief has said that the country is facing growing threat from the Islamic State group as hundreds of Pakistanis have travelled to Syria to join the terror outfit. Addressing a Senate Standing Committee on Interior Affairs and Narcotics Control, Intelligence Bureau Director General Aftab Sultan claimed that they … Continue reading Pak facing growing threat of Islamic State: IB chief

Abu Dhabi to sign defence agreements with India

Our Corresondent / Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, arrived in New Delhi this evening on a three-day visit to India. Setting aside protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi on his maiden India … Continue reading Abu Dhabi to sign defence agreements with India

France votes for stripping of nationality for terrorists

AMN / France lower house of parliament has passed a proposal to amend the constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offences of their French nationality. National Assembly voted by 162 to 148 late last night to incorporate a passport-stripping clause into the Constitution, despite misgivings by some lawmakers that it is too extreme. A … Continue reading France votes for stripping of nationality for terrorists

Russia’s bombardment in Syria may derail peace talks: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that Russia’s aerial bombardment of Syrian opposition targets could derail efforts to re-start talks to end the country’s brutal civil war. Mr Kerry said in Washington that Russia’s activities in Aleppo and in the region right now are making it much more difficult to be able to … Continue reading Russia’s bombardment in Syria may derail peace talks: Kerry

Aleppo assault could cut off 300,000 civilians; UN warns

Children in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, already suffering malnutrition, now face a government siege that could cripple the city and cut off supplies. The government, backed by Russian air strikes, is closing in on the rebels in Aleppo and the UN warns 300,000 people could be cut off from aid if the government forces encircles … Continue reading Aleppo assault could cut off 300,000 civilians; UN warns

President Obama unveils Cyber Security National action plan

AMN / President Barack Obama has unveiled a cyber security national action plan as his intelligence chief warned of growing risks from new technologies that open more doors to hackers. Obama asked for 19 billion US Dollar for cyber security efforts in his budget request, a 35 per cent increase from current levels, with 3 … Continue reading President Obama unveils Cyber Security National action plan

US Supreme Court halts Obama’s carbon emissions plan

President Barack Obama’s plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court. The court ruled that the President’s clean Power Plan could not go forward until all legal challenges were heard. Designed to cut US emissions by 32% by 2030, the scheme put huge emphasis on … Continue reading US Supreme Court halts Obama’s carbon emissions plan

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SPORTS

Hockey World Cup: India loose to Netherlands 2-1 in quarter final

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Hockey WC: Belgium upstage two time winner Germany 2-1 to book Semi final berth

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Time to resuscitate hockey in Pakistan: AHF CEO Ikram

  Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar Bemoaning the fact that Hockey has lost its relevance in Pakistan ...

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MARQUEE

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 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

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

Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passes away

WEB DESK Well known Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passed away in Mumbai today. He was 64. The singe ...

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