INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

200 civilians killed in Russian air strikes in Syria: Amnesty

An Amnesty International report says that at least 200 civilians have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria, quoting witnesses and activists. It says that it researched remotely more than 25 Russian attacks in five areas between 30th September and 29th November. The findings indicate serious failures by Russia to respect international humanitarian law, … Continue reading 200 civilians killed in Russian air strikes in Syria: Amnesty

Iraqi forces recapture several areas of Ramadi from Islamic State

Iraqi forces are moving closer to the centre of Ramadi after launching a major assault drive of Islamic State fighters who captured the city in May. Authorities say troops have retaken control of numerous districts close to the centre, where several hundred IS militants are believed to remain. The battle to drive IS out of … Continue reading Iraqi forces recapture several areas of Ramadi from Islamic State

PM Modi bats for unity; Says India believes world is one family

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has an ancient tradition of openness, respect for diversity of beliefs and cultures. Before leaving for Moscow on a two-day official visit, Mr. Modi told Russian news agency Itar-Taas that India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, which believes that the world is one … Continue reading PM Modi bats for unity; Says India believes world is one family

EU renews economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis. The 28-member body extended the sanctions until July 31st, 2016, as it assesses Russia’s adherence to a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. Despite signing a cease fire deal earlier this year, Ukraine says it has … Continue reading EU renews economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

UNSC extends sanctions against Taliban

The UN Security Council has extended sanctions against the Taliban for 18 months in a resolution that warned of the increasing presence and potential growth of Islamic State affiliates in Afghanistan. The council expressed serious concern about the ongoing violent and terrorist activities by the Taliban, al-Qaida and other violent extremist groups in Afghanistan. The … Continue reading UNSC extends sanctions against Taliban

PM Modi to visit Russia to attend 16th Annual Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Russia tomorrow afternoon on a two day visit to attend the 16th Annual Summit. The summit would take place on the 24th. Briefing media in New Delhi this afternoon, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said, the Russian President Vladimir Putin will host dinner for Mr Modi after his arrival … Continue reading PM Modi to visit Russia to attend 16th Annual Summit

India hails Nepal’s move to amend Constitution to address Madhesis’ demands

AMN / India has welcomed Nepal government’s important decision to address and resolve demands regarding the Constitution raised by agitating Madhes-based parties. It urged all Nepali political forces to demonstrate the necessary maturity and flexibility to find a satisfactory solution to the Constitutional issues through constructive dialogue in an agreed time frame. In a statement, … Continue reading India hails Nepal’s move to amend Constitution to address Madhesis’ demands

Spain polls: Conservative party wins but falls short of majority

Governing conservative party in Spain won the most seats in the general election but has fallen short of a majority. With almost all votes counted, the Popular Party was on 28.7 per cent; the Socialists on 22 per cent and anti-austerity Podemos 20.6 per cent. The liberal Ciudadanos party had 13.8 per cent of the … Continue reading Spain polls: Conservative party wins but falls short of majority

Israel’s Interior Minister resigns over harassment allegations

Israel’s Interior Minister Silvan Shalom has resigned after a series of sexual harassment allegations. Mr Shalom, who is also stepping down from his position as deputy Prime Minister, said he was doing so to spare his family any more suffering. The attorney-general has ordered a probe into claims made against Mr Shalom by several women. … Continue reading Israel’s Interior Minister resigns over harassment allegations

Nawaz Sharif asks ministers not to make anti-India statements

AMN / In a historic move Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed his ministers and aides not to make anti-India statements that can affect the recently resumed peace dialogue, according to a media report. A close aide of Sharif told daily Nation that Mr Sharif asked close aides and Cabinet members to promote peace. … Continue reading Nawaz Sharif asks ministers not to make anti-India statements

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity in fight against COVID-19

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for intensified ...

COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s EC requests President to consult SC over holding General elections

WEB DESK Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to consult the Supre ...