INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Bangladesh budget focuses on infrastructure development

AMN / DHAKA Bangladesh on Friday unveiled a growth-friendly budget focussed on infrastructure development. Introducing the budget proposal on behalf of the ailing Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina set a GDP growth rate of 8.2 per cent for the current financial year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced that the poverty rate … Continue reading Bangladesh budget focuses on infrastructure development

UN chief Antonio Guterres pushes for probe of Gulf tanker attacks

AMN UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war. The US has accused Iran of carrying out the attacks, which Tehran has denied. The UN chief said that it was the purview … Continue reading UN chief Antonio Guterres pushes for probe of Gulf tanker attacks

Iran rejects US accusations for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

AGENCIES / TEHRAN Iran on Friday dismissed the accusations of the United States as baseless that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that Washington would defend its forces and … Continue reading Iran rejects US accusations for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Saudi Arabia writes to UNSC on Abha Airport attack

WEB DESK Amidst reports of escalating tension in the Arab region, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has informed the United Nations Security Council that it will take urgent and timely measures to deter such terrorist attack of the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Abha International Airport in Asir province. According to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia writes to UNSC on Abha Airport attack

China summons US envoy over Hong Kong human rights bill

WEB DESK China on Friday summoned the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Beijing Robert Forden and lodged a diplomatic protest objecting to a proposed bill that threatens to remove Hong Kong’s status as a US special trading partner. In a statement, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said, Beijing will not … Continue reading China summons US envoy over Hong Kong human rights bill

Macron backs Merkel as head of EU’s executive arm

WEB DESK French President Emmanuel Macron has said, he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she wanted to be the head of the European Union’s executive body. Mr Macron said in Geneva that the European Union needs someone strong at the helm of the European Commission but that he would not try to influence … Continue reading Macron backs Merkel as head of EU’s executive arm

Mike Pompeo seeks to take India-US relations to next level

WEB DESK Ahead of his visit to India later this month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sought to take the bilateral relationship with India to the next level. Mr Pompeo cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign slogan ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai,’ and said he is looking forward to exploring what’s possible between … Continue reading Mike Pompeo seeks to take India-US relations to next level

MQM leader Altaf Hussain released on bail

Altaf Hussain was arrested on Tuesday in a dawn raid at his London residence by Scotland Yard   WEB DESK / LONDON Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain was released on bail on Wednesday after remaining in the custody of the London Metropolitan Police for a day. The Met Police announced Hussain’s arrest on … Continue reading MQM leader Altaf Hussain released on bail

UN Security Council adopts historic resolution on missing persons

  AMN / UN NEWS The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council adopted on Tuesday the very first ever resolution focused on the issue of missing persons in armed conflict. The aim is to encourage countries to fulfil their obligations, take action to step up prevention, and tackle the issue earlier, so that … Continue reading UN Security Council adopts historic resolution on missing persons

China going to make trade deal with US: Trump

WEB DESK US President Donald Trump has said, China will be left with no other option but to enter into a trade deal with the United States because increased tariffs on Chinese products is having an impact on its economy. Trump said in an interview yesterday, China will subsidise their product because there is a … Continue reading China going to make trade deal with US: Trump

SPORTS

Eoin Morgan hits fourth fastest World Cup 100, most sixes in an ODI

  Eoin Morgan of England hit his century in 57 balls against Afghanistan on Tuesday, breaking the record f ...

FIH Series Finals: Indian Women’s Hockey team defeat Fiji to enter semifinals

India thrashed lowly Fiji 11-0 to storm into the semifinals of the FIH Women's Series Finals hockey tournament ...

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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

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films "Manthan ...

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru to ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

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

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 ...