INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Boris Johnson to be UK’s new PM

WEB DESK Boris Johnson has been elected as the Conservative Party leader and Britain’s new Prime Minister today as announced by his party in London. Johnson, the former foreign secretary, secured 92,153 votes against 46,656 of his rival Jeremy Hunt in the battle for 10 Downing Street after Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation … Continue reading Boris Johnson to be UK’s new PM

Sri Lanka extends Emergency for another month

WEB DESK / Sri Lanka has extended by another month, the state of emergency imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks. This is the fourth time emergency provisions have been imposed after the attacks which killed 268 people including 45 foreigners. A gazette notification, issued by President Maithripala Sirisena today, said the President is of the … Continue reading Sri Lanka extends Emergency for another month

Hong Kong Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters

WEB DESK Hong Kong saw scenes of chaos last night after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, and a mob attacked commuters in a metro station in Yuen Long district. Footage posted on social media showed dozens of men attacking people with batons inside the station. Forty-five people were injured, with one … Continue reading Hong Kong Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters

Mass demonstrations in Hong Kong for democracy

Protesters vandalise Beijing’s office in Hong Kong after hundreds of thousands attend third major march against extradition bill   WEB DESK Thousands of people in Hong Kong gathered to support democracy holding a giant march to protest the bill for extradition to China and the violence of the police to the protesters on Sunday. The … Continue reading Mass demonstrations in Hong Kong for democracy

Japan: PM Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secures majority in the upper house

WEB DESK Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secured a majority in the upper house of parliament in elections today. But it looks like it fell short of maintaining a key threshold. According to vote counts by public television and other media, Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner Komeito had won 64 seats … Continue reading Japan: PM Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secures majority in the upper house

No case should be filed against Priya Saha: Bangladesh PM

WEB DESK Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed that no case should be filed against Priya Saha who had complained to the US President Donald Trump about minority persecution in Bangladesh without listening to her explanation. Prime Minister Hasina has also asked the Home Minister to ensure safety of the village house of Priya … Continue reading No case should be filed against Priya Saha: Bangladesh PM

Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

WEB DESK Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has said that its forces have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international maritime rules. According to the IRGC’s official website, the UK flagged, Stena Impero tanker was confiscated at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation. It said, the … Continue reading Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Dr Aafia’s mother writes open letter to PM Imran Khan ahead of US visit

AGENCIES / ISLAMABAD The mother of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist who is a jail in the US for a decade, has written an open letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan urging him to help free her daughter from US captivity. A US court sentenced Dr Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison … Continue reading Dr Aafia’s mother writes open letter to PM Imran Khan ahead of US visit

Pakistan: Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested

AGENCIES/ ISLAMABAD The Paksitan accountability court granted the National Accountability Bureau a 13-day remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the LNG Terminal case on Friday. The former prime minister and PML-N leader appeared before the court today, following his arrest from here. The NAB arrested Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from the Toll Plaza … Continue reading Pakistan: Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested

Afghanistan : 6 killed in explosion outside Kabul University

WEB DESK At least six people were killed and 27 injured in a powerful bomb explosion outside the gates of Kabul University today morning. According to police, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Kabul police spokesman Ferdous Faramarz said that the early morning blast also set two vehicles ablaze although it wasn’t clear … Continue reading Afghanistan : 6 killed in explosion outside Kabul University

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...