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Aparna Sens The Rapist wins the Kim Jiseok Award at Busan Film Festival

By Utpal Borpujari Veteran director-actor Aparna Senslatest feature The Rapist, starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Arjun Rampal and Tanmay Dhanania, has won the prestigious Kim Jiseok Awardat the 26thBusan International Film Festival2021.This is the second time the sought-after honour has come to India, with Pradip Kurbahs Khasi-language film Iewduh winning it a couple of years ago. Continue reading Aparna Sens The Rapist wins the Kim Jiseok Award at Busan Film Festival

18 Oct 2021 5:37 pm
3 Indian films among nominees for Asia Pacific Film Awards

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi Payal Kapadias Cannes award winner A Night of Knowing Nothing, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghoshs powerful Writing With Fire and P S Vinothrajs debut Tamil film Koozhangal (Pebbles) have received top nominations at the 14th Asia Pacific Film Awards to be held in Australia. While Kapadias film has received Continue reading 3 Indian films among nominees for Asia Pacific Film Awards

18 Oct 2021 5:35 pm
Rail roko affects 150 locations in Northern Railway, 60 trains affected

WEB DESK / New Delhi The Samyukt Kisan Morchas six-hour rail roko protest on Monday over the Lakhimpur violence affected 150 locations in the Northern Railway zone and hindered the running of 60 trains, said its chief public relation officer (CPRO). In the North Western Railway (NWR) zone, rail traffic was affected in some sections Continue reading Rail roko affects 150 locations in Northern Railway, 60 trains affected

18 Oct 2021 5:24 pm
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 4 others sentenced to life imprisonment in murder case

AGENCIES Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and four others have been sentenced to life imprisonment in Ranjit Singhs murder case by a special CBI court in Panchkula in Haryana. A fine of Rs 31 lakh has also been levied on Gurmeet Ram Rahim and Rs 50,000 on the other four accused. RANJIT SINGH Continue reading Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 4 others sentenced to life imprisonment in murder case

18 Oct 2021 5:14 pm
AIMMM: Matter of principle or battle of egos?

By Zafarul-Islam Khan A report published in Muslim Mirror on 13 October 2021 (https://muslimmirror.com/eng/cracks-appearing-in-aimmm-takes-an-ugly-turn/) on AIMMM is highly misleading and one-sided. It claims that there is an internal bickering, that the dispute is between two persons. This is utterly wide of the mark. I am writing this rejoinder reluctantly only because my silence will be Continue reading AIMMM: Matter of principle or battle of egos?

18 Oct 2021 5:03 pm
Muslim youth on inventing spree, innovate flying car, an E-Cycle

By Syed Ali Mujtaba Indian Muslims are silently making their efforts for innovative development in the country. A Youth from Chennai has invented the flying car, while a schoolboy from Aurangabad has invented an E-Cycle. Their achievements tell the story that Muslims are second to none in the innovative development of the country. Muhammad_Furkan_Shoaib an Continue reading Muslim youth on inventing spree, innovate flying car, an E-Cycle

18 Oct 2021 4:35 pm
Domestic flights begin operating with full capacity

Sanjay Singh / New Delhi From today, all scheduled domestic flights have started operating with full capacity. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has allowed airlines to operate in full capacity, which had been restricted post outbreak of Covid-19, following Covid protocols, where the number of passengers was capped. Airlines will be running domestic flights Continue reading Domestic flights begin operating with full capacity

18 Oct 2021 4:03 pm
Govt pushes for policy to ensure airlines do not fly out of India for maintenance

Sanjay Singh / New Delhi To encourage In its airlines to carry out aircraft maintenance activities within the country, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has announced a new policy, which includes leasing of land through open tenders and abolishing royalty charged by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Continue reading Govt pushes for policy to ensure airlines do not fly out of India for maintenance

18 Oct 2021 4:01 pm
CWC: Congress organisational poll to be held next year

Staff Reporter Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday announced an elaborate election schedule for organisational polls. A new party president would be elected between August 21 and September 20 next year and thereafter, elections to the CWC would be held by October at the All India Congress Committee Plenary. CWC also gave a clear message Continue reading CWC: Congress organisational poll to be held next year

18 Oct 2021 1:55 am
FM Sitharaman and World Bank Chief emphasize need to scale up climate financing for impactful projects

WEB DESK World Bank President David Malpass met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington and discussed Indias efforts on climate change action. In a statement, the World Bank said that they emphasised the need for scaling up climate finance for impactful projects in line with Nationally Determined Contributions and development goals. Malpass also reaffirmed the Continue reading FM Sitharaman and World Bank Chief emphasize need to scale up climate financing for impactful projects

18 Oct 2021 1:41 am
157 new medical colleges approved by Centre since 2014

AMN The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has informed that the central government has given nod to as many as 157 new medical colleges in India since 2014 and spent a total of 17,691.08 crore on them. The Union Health Ministrys response to a new Right to Information (RTI) Act query mentioned Continue reading 157 new medical colleges approved by Centre since 2014

18 Oct 2021 1:30 am
J&K: Two non-local labourers shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam

agencies / web desk Two non-locals labourers were killed and one person was injured after terrorists fired upon them at Wanpoh area in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday evening. According to police, the area has been cordoned off by the security forces and a massive manhunt was launched to nab the assailants. Continue reading J&K: Two non-local labourers shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam

18 Oct 2021 12:08 am
IMD issues red alert for heavy rain in Uttarakhand

AMN / WEB DESK Most parts of Uttarakhand have been experiencing Intermittent light to moderate rain since Sunday morning. Met department has forecast heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places of the state till 19th of October. The weather department has also issued a red alert warning of heavy to very heavy rain at Continue reading IMD issues red alert for heavy rain in Uttarakhand

18 Oct 2021 12:04 am
Exemplary punishment for people involved in violence in Bangladesh: Home Minister Kamal

WEB DESK Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the violence in Cumilla and other places in Bangladesh during Durga Puja was instigated by a third party to destabilise the country. He said exemplary punishment will be given to those who were involved in the incident. Meanwhile, social organisations, cultural groups, eminent Continue reading Exemplary punishment for people involved in violence in Bangladesh: Home Minister Kamal

17 Oct 2021 11:54 pm
PM Modi talks to Kerala CM following heavy rain and landslide

AMN Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rain and landslide in the State. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, it is saddening that some people have lost their lives due to heavy rain and landslides in Continue reading PM Modi talks to Kerala CM following heavy rain and landslide

17 Oct 2021 11:52 pm
At least 17 American Christian missionaries and their families kidnapped in Haiti

WEB DESK In Haiti at least 17 American Christian missionaries and their families, including children, have reportedly been kidnapped by gang members in capital, Port-au-Prince. The group is being held by the armed gang. According to a news agency, the kidnapping happened as the missionaries were leaving an orphanage. The US government is yet to Continue reading At least 17 American Christian missionaries and their families kidnapped in Haiti

17 Oct 2021 11:47 pm
Tributes paid to fallen Indian soldiers at Chattogram in Bangladesh

WEB DESK The representatives of the High Commission of India and the Assistant High Commissioner of India at Chattogram Anindya Banerjee paid solemn tribute to the fallen Indian soldiers at Chittagong War Cemetery on Sunday. The martyred Indian soldiers had fought under the flag of the commonwealth countries against the Axis powers between 1939-45 during Continue reading Tributes paid to fallen Indian soldiers at Chattogram in Bangladesh

17 Oct 2021 11:45 pm
Bangladesh: Death anniversary of Lalon Fakir observed

WEB DESK The 131st death anniversary of the legendary Sufi saint of Bangladesh Lalon Fakir was observed in the country on Saturday. A programme Lalon Smaran Utsab was organised at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) to pay tribute to Lalon on this occasion. During the programme a discussion on life and philosophy of Lalon Continue reading Bangladesh: Death anniversary of Lalon Fakir observed

17 Oct 2021 11:44 pm
Kerala Floods: 23 Dead; PM Modi Speaks to CM Vijayan, Army, NDRF Teams Deployed

WEB DESK The death toll in rain related incidents has reached 23 in Kerala. In Kottayam district, 13 lives were lost, while nine people died in Idukki district in rain related incidents. One person died when he was swept away at Nellikunnu near Thiruvananthapuram. The bodies of four children aged between four and eight years Continue reading Kerala Floods: 23 Dead; PM Modi Speaks to CM Vijayan, Army, NDRF Teams Deployed

17 Oct 2021 11:44 pm
IMF commends Indias swift and substantial response to Corona pandemic

WEB DESK International Monetary Fund has commended Indian governments swift and substantial response to the Covid-19 pandemic and noted that there is possibility of faster than expected recovery. IMF said its Directors commended the Indian governments response to the pandemic which includes scaled-up support to vulnerable groups, monetary policy easing and liquidity provision, accommodative financial Continue reading IMF commends Indias swift and substantial response to Corona pandemic

17 Oct 2021 11:43 pm
Josh Urdu Award 2021 goes to Prof Shamim Hanafi posthumously

AMN / New Delhi The Josh e Urdu 2021 Award was conferred upon late Prof. Shamim Hanafi, posthumously at a ceremony organised by Bazm e Urdu Dubai at India International Centre, New Delhi on Oct 15. The award has been conferred upon Prof Shamim Hanafi for his distinguished services to Urdu & Hindi literature as Continue reading Josh Urdu Award 2021 goes to Prof Shamim Hanafi posthumously

17 Oct 2021 12:14 am
One lakh employees recruited in last six months by top four Indian IT companies

AMN Over 1 lakh employees have been recruited by Indias four biggest IT firms TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL in the first six months of the fiscal year. Thats 13 times more than in the corresponding period of the previous year, after the pandemic had struck. And its almost twice that in the corresponding Continue reading One lakh employees recruited in last six months by top four Indian IT companies

16 Oct 2021 9:42 pm
British lawmaker David Amess stabbed to death in terrorist incident, say police

AMN/ WEB DESK British Police investigating the murder of a Conservative lawmaker is treating the case as a terrorist incident. Sir David Amess was stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex yesterday. A 25-year-old British man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. The Metropolitan Police said, there was Continue reading British lawmaker David Amess stabbed to death in terrorist incident, say police

16 Oct 2021 3:01 pm
Minimum temperatures recorded below zero degrees consecutively for 2nd day in Ladakh

AMN The minimum temperatures were recorded below zero degrees consecutively for the second day in Ladakh. According to the Ladakh Met Centre, on Saturday the minimum temperatures in Leh and Drass were minus 2.3 degrees Celsius, while maximum day temperatures are recorded at 19.6 and 18.6 degrees Celsius respectively. In the worlds second coldest habitat, Continue reading Minimum temperatures recorded below zero degrees consecutively for 2nd day in Ladakh

16 Oct 2021 2:44 pm
ASEAN to invite non-political representative from Myanmar for summit meeting

AMN The regional grouping of Southeast Asian nations ASEAN has decided to invite a non-political representative from Myanmar for the summit meeting to be held between Oct 26-28, said the ASEAN Chair Brunei. The statement by the ASEAN Chair was issued after an emergency meeting of the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN countries on Friday night. Continue reading ASEAN to invite non-political representative from Myanmar for summit meeting

16 Oct 2021 2:19 pm
US offers payments to family of Afghans killed in drone attack

AMN/ WEB DESK The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians, who were killed in a botched US drone attack in Afghanistan in August this year before American troops withdrew from the country. The US Defence Department said, it made a commitment that included offering ex-gratia condolence payments, in addition Continue reading US offers payments to family of Afghans killed in drone attack

16 Oct 2021 2:09 pm
Afghanistan: UNSC condemns terrorist attack on mosque

AMN/ WEB DESK United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the horrendous terrorist attack against the Shia Mosque in Kandahar province of Afghanistan. At least 47 people were killed and 70 others injured in an explosion inside the Shia mosque during Friday prayers yesterday. Terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. In Continue reading Afghanistan: UNSC condemns terrorist attack on mosque

16 Oct 2021 2:05 pm
Global Hunger Index: Bangladesh improves score to enter moderate hunger zone

AMN/ WEB DESK Bangladesh improved its hunger score from 20.4 last year to 19.1 in 2021 on the Global Hunger Index (GHI). The GHI classifies countries of the world into low, moderate, serious, alarming and extremely alarming categories. It ranks countries on a scale of 100 based on parameters of undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting Continue reading Global Hunger Index: Bangladesh improves score to enter moderate hunger zone

16 Oct 2021 2:03 pm
US to ease travel for fully vaccinated

AMN/ WEB DESK The US will lift travel restrictions from November 8 for foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated, White House announced last night. Starting November 8, United States will admit fully vaccinated foreign air travelers from the 26 so-called Schengen countries in Europe as well as India, Britain, Ireland, South Africa and Brazil. Continue reading US to ease travel for fully vaccinated

16 Oct 2021 2:01 pm