UNICEF Executive Director visits Pak flooded areas

CHARSADDA DISTRICT: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake’s two-day visit to Pakistan, which wraps up today, has reflected the unprecedented scale of emergency the country faces, with more than 17 million people affected by floods caused due to exceptionally heavy monsoon rains.

India raises Pak flood aid to $25 m

NEW DELHI: (AMN) India on Tuesday decided to increase its humanitarian aid to Pakistan’s flood victims. External affairs minister S.M. Krishna told the Lok that the assistance would go up to $25 million. The amount is five time more as announced earlier by the government of India.

Children in flooded Pakistan go to school

RAHIM YAR KHAN (PUNJAB): Millions of children have been devastated by the disastrous floods in Pakistan. They have lost homes and possessions and have been forced to relocate to temporary accommodations. But the crisis has also brought opportunity.

No Creamy Layer; All Our MPs Are Poor!

AT the time when poor members of parliament were making hangama over their plight and demanding increase in their salary and other allowance in the parliament, our Crorpati representatives were mutely watching the tamasha. Perhaps they were also waiting for more money to come to their coffer.

RS approves Bill for NRIs’ voting rights

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Non-Resident Indians (NRI) can now easily cast their votes in their motherland during elections. Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament on Tuesday passed a Bill in this regard.
After the bill take the shape of law, the Indians, who have not acquired the citizenship of..

Speaker concerned over disruption of House

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has expressed concern over disruptions in the House. Describing the trend as alarming, Mrs Kumar said that if this is not checked, it would lead to unforeseen consequences.In her valedictory remarks on the conclusion of fifth session of fifteenth lok sabha..

Nirupama in Sri Lanka to asses work in Tamil area

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Foreign Secretary Nirumapa Rao will begin a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Monday. During the visit she will see directly the utilisation of Indian economic and humanitarian aid in the Tamil-speaking Northern Province.Earlier India had announced that a senior official from the ..


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Johri speaks Modi words; skip date with CBI

NEW DELHI/ AHMADABAD: (AMN) Imitating chief minister Narendra Modi style of wordings, the Rajkot Police Commissioner Geeta Johri has alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is pressuring her to falsely implicate the former Gujarat Minister, Amit Shah. At the same time she did not ..

Pakistan need more help for flood victims: UN

NEW YORK: – The surging Indus River in Pakistan continues to inundate more areas and swell the numbers of people in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations reported Friday, saying another 1 million people have been displaced by floods in the southern province of Sindh during the past ..