INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

US withdraws non-emergency employees from Iraq

AMN US State Dept ordered the departure of non-emergency employees from Iraq, amid rising tensions between the US, Iraq’s neighbour Iran. The US State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency employees from Iraq, amid rising tensions between the US and Iraq’s neighbour Iran. The US Embassy in Baghdad advised such employees to leave Iraq … Continue reading US withdraws non-emergency employees from Iraq

Sri Lanka: Night curfew to continue in riots hit areas

AGENCIES Night curfew will continue in affected areas even as there has been no reports of any violence since yesterday. Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that curfew will be re-enforced in Gampaha police division and North Western Province from 7.00 p.m. tonight to 4.00 a.m. tomorrow. There was night curfew countrywide for last two … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Night curfew to continue in riots hit areas

Putin wants to ‘fully restore’ US-Russian ties

  file photo AGENCIES / WEB DESK Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he would like to fully restore relations with the United States and believes that his counterpart Donald Trump also wants the same. At a joint news conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, … Continue reading Putin wants to ‘fully restore’ US-Russian ties

Yemen’s govt condemns Houthi rebels’ drone attack

AMN Yemen’s government has strongly condemned the Houthi rebels’ drone attack targeting Saudi Arabia’s oil pipeline booster stations. It said the Houthis have become a real threat to regional and global security. Yemen’s internationally-recognized government affirmed its full support for all the measures that Saudi Arabia takes to preserve its security and counter all forms … Continue reading Yemen’s govt condemns Houthi rebels’ drone attack

UN imposes sanctions on terror group ISIS Khorasan

WEB DESK The UN has imposed sanctions on terror group ISIS-Khorasan, ISIS-K, for its links with Al-Qaeda and involvement in several attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is now subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo. The group, formed in 2015 by a Pakistani national and a former commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban … Continue reading UN imposes sanctions on terror group ISIS Khorasan

US does not seek war with Iran: Mike Pompeo

AGENCIES US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States does not seek a war with Iran. Mr.Pompeo’s comments came during his first official visit to Russia. He said the US would respond if its interests were attacked. Meanwhile, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also said there will be no war … Continue reading US does not seek war with Iran: Mike Pompeo

Christchurch Call: Tech companies, 17 govts ink agreement to eliminate online extremism

Signatories to the ‘Christchurch Call’: Australia, Canada, European Commission, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. Companies: Amazon, Daily Motion, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Qwant, Twitter, YouTube. AMN / WEB DESK / PARIS At the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s Prime … Continue reading Christchurch Call: Tech companies, 17 govts ink agreement to eliminate online extremism

Sushma holds ‘constructive discussions’ with Iranian FM Zarif

Photo MEA Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held ‘constructive discussions’ with Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif here today. Both leaders had consultations on most recent developments in the region as well as on the bilateral relations. The meeting assumes significance in the backdrop of the end … Continue reading Sushma holds ‘constructive discussions’ with Iranian FM Zarif

Sri Lanka imposes curfew as Mobs attack mosques, Muslim homes

  WEB DESK /AGENCIES / COLOMBO Police in Sri Lanka imposed island-wide curfew till Tuesday amid fears of escalation in violence as mobs attacked several mosques, torched dozens of shops and homes of Muslims in Kurunegala District, some 100 km north-west of capital Colombo on Monday, in the biggest incident of violence since the April … Continue reading Sri Lanka imposes curfew as Mobs attack mosques, Muslim homes

Afghanistan: Former journalist gunned down in Kabul

WEB DESK A former journalist who worked for the Afghan parliament was shot and killed in Kabul, in the latest brazen attack to rock Afghanistan’s capital. Mena Mangal was well known in Kabul circles for her work presenting shows on several television networks, before she left journalism to become a cultural advisor to parliament. According … Continue reading Afghanistan: Former journalist gunned down in Kabul

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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

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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 ...