INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Saudi Arabia, Iran remain divided despite OIC attempts to defuse tension

AMN / Saudi Arabia, Iran remain divided despite Muslim organisation attempts to defuse tension between the two countries.  The Foreign Ministers of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have met to discuss the tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, but failed to bridge the rift between the two countries. The ministers held an emergency meeting yesterday … Continue reading Saudi Arabia, Iran remain divided despite OIC attempts to defuse tension

France to keep state of emergency until war against IS is over

France will seek to keep its state of emergency until a total and global war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has told the BBC. The measures were introduced after the IS-led Paris attacks on 13 November and then extended for three months.. Such a move gives police more power … Continue reading France to keep state of emergency until war against IS is over

10 killed in explosion near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

At least 10 persons, including seven policemen, were killed in a powerful blast near the ancient pyramids of Giza in Egypt. According to local media, the explosion occurred when the police officials attempted to defuse a time-bomb during a raid. It is yet unclear whether any of the those reportedly hiding in the apartment were injured, … Continue reading 10 killed in explosion near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

India expresses deep concern over police firing in Nepal’s Terai region

India has expressed deep concern over the deaths of three persons in police firing in Nepal’s Terai region that has been witnessing protests by Madhesis. Voicing India’s concern, the External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted last night, that the political problems require political solution. In fresh violence in Nepal, three persons, including a woman, … Continue reading India expresses deep concern over police firing in Nepal’s Terai region

India, France to hold detailed discussion on terrorism

India and France will hold detailed discussion on terrorism in the aftermath of Paris and Pathankot attacks. Replying to a query in New Delhi this evening, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup today said talks will be held to further deepen the cooperation on terrorism as it has now become an international problem. Mr Swarup … Continue reading India, France to hold detailed discussion on terrorism

Suicide bomber kills seven employees of popular Afghan TV channel

Seven employees of popular Afghan TV channel TOLO were killed yesterday when a suicide car bomber rammed into their minibus in Kabul, just months after the Taliban declared the network a legitimate military target. At least 25 other people were wounded in the bombing near the Russian embassy in downtown Kabul, marking the first major … Continue reading Suicide bomber kills seven employees of popular Afghan TV channel

UN chief condemns terrorist attack at Pakistan university

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack on a university in Pakistan’s northwest yesterday. The UN chief is appalled by such acts of violence and calls for the perpetrators to be swiftly brought to justice, his spokesman said in a statement. The US also strongly condemned the terror attack, saying it will stand … Continue reading UN chief condemns terrorist attack at Pakistan university

India welcomes lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran

India has welcomed the announcement of lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. In a statement Embassy of India in Tehran said, the milestone represents a significant success for patient diplomacy and signals a new chapter of peace and prosperity. The statement said, India is looking forward to further developing its longstanding, close and mutually beneficial … Continue reading India welcomes lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran

India looking to deepen cooperation with Iran

India today welcomed the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran as milestone. External Affairs Ministry in a release today said India looks forward to further developing its longstanding,close economic cooperation with Tehran, including in the spheres of energy and regional connectivity. Earlier this week, the US and the EU have lifted crippling sanctions against Iran … Continue reading India looking to deepen cooperation with Iran

4 killed after deadly explosion close to Russian embassy in Afghanistan

An explosion has hit near the Russian embassy in Kabul today, killing at least four people and wounding 24 others, Interior Ministry said. Sources said that a suicide bomber targeted an Afghan vehicle, reportedly carrying government personnel. Another witness who works in the Afghanistan Ministry of Home Affairs said that the suicide bomber rammed his … Continue reading 4 killed after deadly explosion close to Russian embassy in Afghanistan

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ELECTIONS

Stage set for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls

  Correspondents / WEB DESK The election commission has completed all arrangements for the second phase ...

EC appoints special observer for West Bengal

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Tamil Nadu: 38 Lok Sabha, 18 Assembly constituencies go to polls in 2nd phase

  AMN / CHENNAI Thirty-eight, 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies go to the polls on Thursd ...

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SPORTS

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings

  In IPL Cricket, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in Hyderabad last night. C ...

Cricket: Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup

  ICC NEWS   Opener Dimuth Karunaratne has been selected Sri Lanka's ODI captain and he ...

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad to host Chennai Super Kings today

    In IPL Cricket, Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Chennai Super Kings this evening. The ma ...

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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

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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