INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

UK set for new PM as Theresa May resigns

Agencies / London British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that … Continue reading UK set for new PM as Theresa May resigns

India stopped importing oil from Iran: Envoy

AGENCIES / WASHINGTON India has stopped importing oil from Iran after American waivers granted to eight buyers expired early this month, said Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla at a news conference here. He said, New Delhi understands that the move was a priority for the US, although it comes at a cost … Continue reading India stopped importing oil from Iran: Envoy

Pakistan test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II

  WEB DESK Pakistan today successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, capable of hitting targets as far as 1,500 kilometres away, bringing major Indian cities under its range. The Pakistan Army said in a statement that the launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command. “Shaheen-II Missile is capable of … Continue reading Pakistan test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II

World leaders congratulate PM Modi on historic victory

  AMN Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, the results further reaffirm Mr Modi’s leadership of the world’s largest democracy. He said, together India and Israel will continue to strengthen the great friendship. The leaders includes Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Prime … Continue reading World leaders congratulate PM Modi on historic victory

UK: May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

AMN The British government is discussing how to tweak its proposed European Union divorce terms in a last-ditch attempt to get Parliament’s backing for Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the bloc. The Cabinet is meeting today to work out details of what Prime Minister May has called a bold offer to win support for … Continue reading UK: May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

Sri Lanka: Opposition submitted no confidence motion against govt

AGENCIES An opposition party in Sri Lanka submitted a no-confidence motion against the government over Easter Sunday attacks as several programmes were organized to mark one month of the incident which killed over 250 people including 45 foreigners. Janatha Vimukthi Peremuna (JVP) brought the motion against the entire government including President, Prime Minister and the … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Opposition submitted no confidence motion against govt

New Zealand: Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

AGENCIES The man accused of shooting dead 51 worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand, has been formally charged with terrorism for the first time. In a statement, police today said, in addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March … Continue reading New Zealand: Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

Peacebuilding activities should align with national priorities: India

AMN India has emphasised that peacebuilding activities will give sustainable results only if they align with a nation’s priorities and its leaders and institutions are involved in the implementation. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Nagaraj Naidu was speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He asserted that New Delhi believes that the efforts … Continue reading Peacebuilding activities should align with national priorities: India

China condemns US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ mission South China Sea

  AGENCIES / BEJING China on Monday reacted sharply to a “Freedom of Navigation” operation by the US military in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told media on Monday that a US warship on Sunday sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal, which is claimed by China and … Continue reading China condemns US ‘Freedom of Navigation’ mission South China Sea

32 killed in Tajikistan prison riot

agencies At least 32 people, including three guards, have been killed in a riot at a prison near capital Dushanbe. The justice ministry, in a statement, said the riot broke out late yesterday, as convicted members of the Islamic State armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and five fellow prisoners. The 24 others … Continue reading 32 killed in Tajikistan prison riot

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ELECTIONS

Major victory for NDA in Bihar

File photo Anwarul Hoda / Patna As all the results have been declared in Bihar, out of 40 seats BJP has bagg ...

Haryana fully backs Modi, gives all 10 Lok Sabha seats to BJP 

AMN / CHANDIGARH The BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Union ...

Punjab, a ray of hope for congress in North India

By Onkar in Singh The results of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab have come in. Congress which has been r ...

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SPORTS

BOXING: India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament

GUWAHATI India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open Internation ...

Boxing: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa Amit Panghal fight their way to gold

Harpal Bedi / Guwahati ix-time world champion Mary Kom was crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg ...

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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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

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

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

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...