INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Hong Kong protests enter 10th week; Police use tear gas against protesters

WEB DESK In Hong Kong, Police used tear gas against thousands of protesters last night as the city enters its 10th week of mass demonstrations and unrest. According to media reports in the Wan Chai district, petrol bombs and bricks were thrown at riot police who responded by charging at protesters with batons. A number … Continue reading Hong Kong protests enter 10th week; Police use tear gas against protesters

Afghanistan Prez asks countrymen to determine its fate without foreign interference

WEB DESK Afghanistan’s president has urgd the countrymen to determine its fate without foreign interference as the United States and the Taliban appear to near a peace deal without the Afghan government. President Ashraf Ghani spoke during Eid-ul-Azha EVEN as US and Taliban negotiators continue their work in Qatar. He insisted that next month’s presidential … Continue reading Afghanistan Prez asks countrymen to determine its fate without foreign interference

UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen’s Aden

WEB DESK Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing today from positions they seized from the internationally-recognised government in the southern port city of Aden. The Southern Transitional Council had wrested control of the city from government forces after four days of fighting that killed more than 70 people and exposed a … Continue reading UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen’s Aden

Jaishankar in Beijing on 3-day visit to China

AGENCIES /Beijing INDIA’S External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Beijing on Sunday on a key three-day visit to hold talks with the Chinese leadership. A host of issues is sought to be discussed, including finalisation of arrangements for President Xi Jinping’s visit to India later this year for the second informal summit with Prime … Continue reading Jaishankar in Beijing on 3-day visit to China

Israeli police, Palestinian worshippers clash at Jerusalem holy site

AGENCIES Israeli police and Palestinian worshippers clashed at a Jerusalem holy site as overlapping Jewish and Muslim holidays led to tensions there. Police fired sound grenades as Palestinian protests intensified at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported injuries without specifying a number. Today marks the start … Continue reading Israeli police, Palestinian worshippers clash at Jerusalem holy site

Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide Before Sex-Trafficking Trial: Reports

WEB DESK Jeffrey Epstein, the investor who faced federal charges of molesting teenage girls, has died, according to multiple news reports. Epstein committed suicide in his Lower Manhattan jail cell, ABC News reported, citing three law enforcement officials. A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center … Continue reading Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide Before Sex-Trafficking Trial: Reports

Russia endorses India’s stand on J&K

AMN Russia has said, change in the status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and its division into two union territories has been carried out within the framework of the Indian Constitution. In response to a media query, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry expressed hope that India and Pakistan will not allow a new aggravation … Continue reading Russia endorses India’s stand on J&K

India, Bangladesh to set up committee for optimum utilisation of water resources

WEB DESK India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a Joint Technical committee for optimum utilisation of Ganges water as being received by Bangladesh under the Ganga Water Sharing Treaty 1996. After the Secretary-level meeting in Dhaka yesterday, both the countries also agreed to prepare a framework for interim water-sharing agreement for eight rivers … Continue reading India, Bangladesh to set up committee for optimum utilisation of water resources

5 lakh Rohingya refugees get identity cards in Bangladesh

AMN More than 5 lakh Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh have been issued identity documents by the UNHCR. In a statement issued today, the UNHCR said the bio-metric, fraud-proof cards are being issued jointly by Bangladeshi authorities and UNHCR to all verified refugees over the age of 12. These cards will help in establishing and … Continue reading 5 lakh Rohingya refugees get identity cards in Bangladesh

Maryam Nawaz arrested in a money laundering case

AMN Maryam Nawaz, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, was arrested from the Kot Lakhpat jail today, in a money laundering case, while she was on her way back from visiting her father, who is lodged in the same prison. According to an official press release issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), her … Continue reading Maryam Nawaz arrested in a money laundering case

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ART & CULTURE

Bangladeshi novelist Rizia Rahman passes away

AMN Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak winning author Rizia Rahman passed away today in D ...

International Urdu Day Awards announced

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

SPORTS

Wrestler Bajrang Punia nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medalist wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for the country's highest ...

Prithviraj Tondaiman Still in with a Chance at Lahiti Shotgun World Cup

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Prithviraj Tondaiman negotiated tough scoring conditions and shot 22 out of ...

Motor Sports: Aditya Patel to race again at MMRT in Indian National Car Racing Championship

Chennai The MRF MMSC fmsci Indian National Car Racing Championship flows into a critical phase with the fo ...

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MARQUEE

1 Kg Of Rare Assam Tea Sold For Rs. 70,500

AMN / GUWAHATI A rare variety of tea in Assam was auctioned for Rs. 70, 501 a kg at the Guwahati Tea Auctio ...

Tea at Rs 50,000 per kg in Assam

AMN / GUWAHATI Believe it or not a special variety of Assam tea was sold for Rs 50,000 per kg at the Guwa ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Veteran actor Vidya Sinha dies at 71

AMN Veteran actor Vidya Sinha died in Mumbai on Thursday morning after suffering from lung and heart disord ...

Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal bag National Film Award for best actor

AMN Bollywood stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal have jointly bagged the National Film Award for be ...

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