INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

60 people arrested in New York during protests against police brutality

More than 60 people have been arrested in New York during a demonstration against a recent spate of police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. The protest was one of several that took place in east coast cities yesterday. In Baltimore, where rioting broke out on Monday following the death of a … Continue reading 60 people arrested in New York during protests against police brutality

UN Chief voices deep regret at Indonesian execution

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep regret over the executions of seven foreigners in Indonesia, saying the death penalty has no place in the 21st century. Ban had on Sunday called on President Joko Widodo to declare a moratorium on capital punishment and spare the lives of the drug convicts. A statement from … Continue reading UN Chief voices deep regret at Indonesian execution

Iraqi PM opposes US Congress proposal to arm Kurds directly

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said that he strongly opposed a bill proposed by the US Congress that allows the Iraqi Kurds to be armed directly, bypassing Iraq’s central government. LAST MONTH , the US Congress introduced legislation to sidestep the bureaucratic delays in Baghdad that have led to delays in arms shipments to … Continue reading Iraqi PM opposes US Congress proposal to arm Kurds directly

Outcry in France over ban on Muslim girl from class for wearing skirt

France is facing a fresh backlash against its strict secular policy after a 15-year-old Muslim girl was sent home from school because she was wearing a long black skirt. The student, Sarah, was twice blocked from classes because the principal said her skirt broke a ban on religious signs in schools. The girl removed her … Continue reading Outcry in France over ban on Muslim girl from class for wearing skirt

52 killed in massive landslide in north-east Afghanistan

In north-eastern Afghanistan, at least 52 people have been killed after a huge landslide swept through a village. Nearly 100 homes were destroyed in Khawahan district, Badakhshan province, near Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan yesterday. A provincial official told that most of those killed were women and children. He said the affected area was not accessible … Continue reading 52 killed in massive landslide in north-east Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince dismissed

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today dismissed the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and replaced him with the Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef. A statement from the royal court, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency said, Moqren was also relieved of his position as deputy Prime Minister. The … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s crown prince dismissed

Sri Lankan Parliament reduces President’s power

Sri Lanka Parliament amended the constitution to reduce the power of Executive President and to put into place a Constitutional Council for making key government appoints. The final vote on the 19th Amendment of the Constitution was taken after the Committee stage of the legislative process last night. Two hundred and twelve Members of Parliament … Continue reading Sri Lankan Parliament reduces President’s power

Nigeria rescues 300 women from Boko Haram stronghold

Nigeria’s military has claimed the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from a notorious Boko Haram stronghold, but said there was no confirmation the hostages were those kidnapped from Chibok a year ago. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade in a text message said that troops yesterday captured and destroyed 3 camps of terrorists inside the … Continue reading Nigeria rescues 300 women from Boko Haram stronghold

UN, US & UK call for probe into allegations of vote rigging by BNP

The UN, US, and UK have called for impartial investigations into allegations of vote rigging by main opposition BNP during Tuesday’s elections to city corporations of Dhaka and Chittagong. BNP pulled out of the elections midway through the voting large scale rigging. UN Secretary General spokesperson Farhan Haq said Ban-Ki-Moon has appealed to authorities to … Continue reading UN, US & UK call for probe into allegations of vote rigging by BNP

Seven police officers injured in Baltimore protest

Seven police officers in Baltimore in the US, have been injured and one is unresponsive after protests there turned violent.  A state of emergency has been declared amid violent protests over the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. A week-long curfew has been announced and as many as 5,000 National Guard … Continue reading Seven police officers injured in Baltimore protest

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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

AMN The Election Commission has appointed senior IAS officer Ajay V Nayak as a special observer for West Be ...

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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