INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

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

UAE welcomes Saudi King’s call for emergency summits in Makkah

WEB DESK The United Arab Emirates has welcomed Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s call to the leaders of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and other Arab League states for two emergency summits in Makkah on May 30th, 2019, on the critical circumstances the region is going through and their consequences on regional … Continue reading UAE welcomes Saudi King’s call for emergency summits in Makkah

Australian PM Scott Morrison wins federal elections

  AMN In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National Coalition won the federal elections. Prime Minister Morrison has declared victory after his coalition defied opinion polls and secured a surprise win over the opposition Labor Party. Opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has announced that he is resigning after accepting defeat. The final result of … Continue reading Australian PM Scott Morrison wins federal elections

Australia votes for new Parliament

  Polling is underway in Australia for Parliamentary elections. Voting is taking place for 150 members of the House of Representatives (the lower house) and 76 seats of Senate (the upper house). Australia, one of the world’s oldest continuing democracies, has mandatory voting and a record 16. 5 million enrolled voters. This is the first … Continue reading Australia votes for new Parliament

Donald Trump unveils merit-based immigration system

AGENCIES US President Donald Trump has rolled out a merit-based immigration system from which foreigners, including hundreds and thousands of Indian professionals and skilled workers, waiting to get Green Cards or permanent legal residency stand to benefit. He made the announcement in his Rose Garden speech yesterday. President Trump said under the proposed system permanent … Continue reading Donald Trump unveils merit-based immigration system

China warns retaliation against Trump’s move to ban Huawei

  Agencies China has warned of retaliation against US President Donald Trump’s order that effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China will take necessary measures to safeguard rights and interest of its business firms. He, however, parried questions over what measures China would take, … Continue reading China warns retaliation against Trump’s move to ban Huawei

Austria bans headscarf in primary schools

Opposition MPs almost all voted against the measure, with some accusing the government of focusing on garnering positive headlines rather than child welfare. WEB DESK Austria has approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools. However, patka head covering worn by Sikh boys or the Jewish kippa would not be affected, says … Continue reading Austria bans headscarf in primary schools

Saudi Arabia says oil facility attacks target world supplies

  JEDDAH / Agencies Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, has said that attacks on two of its tankers and a major pipeline targeted the security of global oil supplies. The Saudi cabinet affirmed yesterday evening that such acts of terrorism and sabotage do not only target the kingdom but also the global economy. … Continue reading Saudi Arabia says oil facility attacks target world supplies

China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

OUR WEB DESK China has broadened its block of online encyclopedia Wikipedia to include all language editions. According to a report by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), China started blocking all language editions of Wikipedia last month. Previously, most editions of Wikipedia — besides the Chinese language version, which was reportedly blocked in … Continue reading China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

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ELECTIONS

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...

India’s most controversial and longest Elections come to an end

Results on May 23  AMN / Elections for the 17th Lok Sabha concluded today after sweet and sour incident ...

Ashok Lavasa letter Creates Unrest in Election Commission

CEC Sunil Arora denies internal rifts over MCC   By a Correspondent / New Delhi Election Commiss ...

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SPORTS

Sonia Lather, Manisha, Sachin give home side a winning start at 2nd India Open

  Guwahati World Championships silver medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), Asian Championships bronze medalli ...

Women Football: Manipur Police to take on Sethu FC in the final of Hero Indian League

  Harpal Singh Bedi Manipur Police and Sethu FC (Tamil Nadu) chalked out contrasting victories over ...

Indian women’s Hockey team defeat South Korea 2-1

AMN India In Hockey, Indian women's team defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match ...

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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 ...