Noted Urdu writer Naiyer Masud passes away

Our Correspondent/ Lucknow Renowned Urdu scholar and short story writer Naiyer Masud passed away in Lucknow Monday (July 24, 2017). He was 81. He breathed his last at his ancestral home in old Lucknow city. Masud is the author of many scholarly books and translations, particulry of Kafka, but is best known for his short … Continue reading Noted Urdu writer Naiyer Masud passes away

INDIA celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas

AMN India today celebrated the 18th Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. On the occasion, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services laid floral tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.   At Drass War memorial, in Jammu and Kashmir the celebrations were started on Monday during which various programs have been arranged. Last Sunday … Continue reading INDIA celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas

President expresses gratitude to armed personnel on Kargil Diwas

AMN / New Delhi President Ram Nath Kovind today expressed ‘gratitude’ to the armed forces personnel on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. “Kargil Vijay Diwas: Nation’s gratitude to the brave men & women of armed forces who keep our country safe & secure,” he said in a tweet. In another tweet, Mr Kovind condoled … Continue reading President expresses gratitude to armed personnel on Kargil Diwas

Muslims Pray Outside Holy Site Despite Israeli Concessions

  WEB DESK Muslim worshippers today held their Namaz (prayers) outside Al-Aqsa-Mosque in despite Israel’s removal of the metal detectors that sparked the protest. Muslim religious leaders have called for prayers to continue outside until delicate arrangements at the site, holy to both Jews and Muslims, return to what they were before Israel installed new … Continue reading Muslims Pray Outside Holy Site Despite Israeli Concessions

10,000 people evacuated as new wild fire broke out in southern France

WEB DESK At least 10,000 people were evacuated after a new wild fire broke out in southern France. Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes fanned by high winds in more than a dozen zones in the Riviera region of southern France. The new fire came a day after France asked for Europe’s help to tackle … Continue reading 10,000 people evacuated as new wild fire broke out in southern France

Afghanistan: 26 Afghan soldiers killed, 13 wounded in Taliban attack

WEB DESK At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in an attack on a military base in Kandahar province. The attack reportedly carried out by Taliban. Afghan Defence ministry today said militants attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night. Defence spokesman General Dawlat Waziri … Continue reading Afghanistan: 26 Afghan soldiers killed, 13 wounded in Taliban attack

No evidence to prove 39 Indians missing in Iraq are dead: Sushma Swaraj

AMN Government today asserted that it cannot declare the 39 missing Indians in Mosul City of Iraq dead without any concrete evidences. Making a statement in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that government has been assured by the Iraqi Government that it will provide concrete information with evidences about their being … Continue reading No evidence to prove 39 Indians missing in Iraq are dead: Sushma Swaraj

Relief & rescue operations in full swing in flood-hit areas of Gujarat, Rajasthan

AMN / Relief and rescue operations are in full swing in flood-affected areas of Gujarat and Rajasthan. In Gujarat, relief and rescue works are running in full swing in the flood affected areas Banaskantha and Patan. 23 thousand more people have been shifted to the safer places during the last 24 hours from the flood … Continue reading Relief & rescue operations in full swing in flood-hit areas of Gujarat, Rajasthan

RBI stops printing Rs 2,000; Rs 200 note soon

AMN The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stopped printing the Rs 2,000 currency notes and will not be bringing new notes of that denomination in the current financial year, according to media reports Tuesday. Officials of the central bank reportedly told the Livemint newspaper that the RBI had also accelerated the process of printing … Continue reading RBI stops printing Rs 2,000; Rs 200 note soon

CPI-M stalls Yechury’s re-election to RS

AMN / New Delhi CPI-M has decided not to field party general secretary Sitaram Yechury, who retires on August 18, for the Upper House. The decision to stall Mr Yechury’s attempt for re-election to the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal was taken after hardliners especially from Kerala insisted that they “should not take help of … Continue reading CPI-M stalls Yechury’s re-election to RS