INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Pak: ATC acquits Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

Pakistan anti-terrorism court in Quetta today acquitted former President General Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. The court also rejected the request by Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti, a son of late Nawab Akbar Bugti, to order exhumation of the body of his father … Continue reading Pak: ATC acquits Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

Sri Lanka releases 106 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka has released 106 Indian fishermen who were in its custody on charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The release orders of 55 fishermen have already been issued by the magistrates’ courts of Jaffna and Mannar, while the process of release of remaining 51 fishermen is expected to be completed today. According to … Continue reading Sri Lanka releases 106 Indian fishermen

Palestine seeks India’s support in West Asia peace process

AMN / Palestine today sought India’s participation in the West Asia peace process on the first day of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit there. Describing India as “not just a friend but a brother”, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas applauded New Delhi’s consistent support for the Palestinian cause. Soon after her arrival in Palestine, Swaraj … Continue reading Palestine seeks India’s support in West Asia peace process

Al-Qaeda militants’ attack kills 29 in Burkina Faso

At least 29 people many of them foreigners were killed and a further 56 injured after Islamist militants attacked a hotel in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, popular with foreigners. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has said it carried out the attack, which began on Friday night. Six of those killed were from Canada, the … Continue reading Al-Qaeda militants’ attack kills 29 in Burkina Faso

US, UK lift economic sanctions imposed against Iran

United States and European Union have lifted economic sanctions imposed against Iran over its nuclear programme following the implementation of the July last year atomic deal by Tehran. The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday ruled that Iran has curbed its nuclear programme as promised during the deal with Britain, United States, Russia, China, France and … Continue reading US, UK lift economic sanctions imposed against Iran

Pak Executed 332 criminals, militants since 2014

Pakistan announced this week that authorities have executed 332 criminals and militants since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, the first time an official tally has been released. The South Asian nation unveiled a sweeping plan to curb militancy after Taliban assailants gunned down more than 150 people, most of them children, … Continue reading Pak Executed 332 criminals, militants since 2014

Sushma Swaraj in Tel Aviv on 2-day visit to Israel, Palestine

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Tel Aviv on a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, three months after the historic visit of President Pranab Mukherjee, the first by India’s Head of State to the region. Mrs Swaraj was extended a red carpet welcome on her arrival at the airport by Israeli officials. She … Continue reading Sushma Swaraj in Tel Aviv on 2-day visit to Israel, Palestine

Maldives allows opposition leader Nasheed to travel to UK for surgery

Maldives government has decided to allow jailed opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed to travel to Britain for surgery.Issuing a brief statement last evening, Maldivian Foreign Ministry said that the permission has been granted on the condition that Nasheed would serve the remainder of his sentence upon return to the Maldives after the surgery. Nasheed had complained … Continue reading Maldives allows opposition leader Nasheed to travel to UK for surgery

IS offensive kills 85 civilians, 50 soldiers in Syria

Dozens of people have died in an offensive by Islamic State group on government-held areas of Deir al-Zour in Syria, .According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 85 civilians were killed yesterday in the assault, which also claimed the lives of 50 Syrian soldiers and pro-government militiamen. Syria’s state news agency Sana reported that … Continue reading IS offensive kills 85 civilians, 50 soldiers in Syria

Sushma Swaraj leaves for Palestine and Israel

AMN/ External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left for a two-day official visit to Palestine and Israel. This is her first visit to Israel and comes after the State visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to the country in October last year. During the visit, Mrs Swaraj will hold discussions with the Israeli leadership and review … Continue reading Sushma Swaraj leaves for Palestine and Israel

SPORTS

Korn Ferry the new sponsor for path to the main PGA Tour

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World Archery refuses to recognize Archery Association of India

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Rijiju hails archers on their best-ever display at World Championships

Harpal Singh Bedi /New Delhi Sports minister Kiren Rijiju   on Wednesday hailed the Indian archers for doi ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

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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

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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 ...