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Top News
In New York, US,
UK warns to withhold UN funding
if organisation is no longer able
to meet challenges of the age
-media news report said
In New York, at the United Nations, British Prime Miniser Theresa May reportedly has told the delegates of the UN general assembly, there was a gap between "the nobility of its purposes and the effectiveness of its delivery".
British Prime Minister Mrs May urged the international body to "win our trust".
In order to secure the full fund, UN agencies will need to show they are effecient and transparent, and she warned of a "crisis of faith in multilateralism" if the UN is no longer able to meet the challenges of the age.
The new UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, as promised reforms to make it "more agile, transparent and joined up.
Britain's International Development Secretary Priti Patel, who has also been at the UN summit in New York.
British Prime Minister Mrs May in her speech, she also highlighted the importance of the Paris climate change agreement, which Mr Trump has threatened to pull out.
Later, Mrs May held a meeting with President Trump, who said he expected the US to do "a lot of trading with the UK", said media news report.
-AENNS-21/9/2017
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In UK
London Tube train
blast injures more then
29 people,
police are teating it as
a terror attack
London Tube train explosion occured today on a tube train station at a busy station in south west London, leaving more than 29 people injured, police are treating as a terror attack, said media news report.
The incident occured during rush hour in the morning on a Distict Line Tube train as it pulled into Parson Green Station, according to Scotland Yard has said an explosion caused by a suspected bucket bomb on a London Underground train at Parson Green and being treated as a terrorist attack.
According to TV news, Scotland Yard's counter-terroism squad, S015, arrived at the scene at Parsons Green Tube station and took the lead in the investigation from the British Transport police.
Prime Minister Mrs May told on TV that the UK terror threat level has been increased to its highest level and threat as now critical, meaning an attackis expected imminently, after a device was detonated at Parsons Green station.
Twenty-nine people hav been treated in hospitas, follwing the attack at 08:20 BST on Friday on eastbound District line train from Wimbledon.
-AENNS-15/9/2017
British Parliament passes
EU withdrawal Bill
British Parliament has passed Bill which is its first Paliamentary test to extract the UK from EU Law in time for Brexit and backed by MPs by 326 to 290, media news report said.
The Bill, which will end the supremacy of EU laws, now moves onto its next Parliamentary stage.
The EU withdrawal Bill overturns the 1972 European Communities Act which took the UK onto the then Euopean Economic Community. It will also convert all existing laws onto the UK laws, to ensure there are no gaps in legislation on Brexit day, said media news report.
-AENNS-12/9/2017
International News
Hurricane IRMA advances
towards Florida, over five
million people face evacuation
-media news report said
Hurricane IRMA reportedly was barreling towards Florda, where over five million people faced orders to evacuate, media reports said.
Reportedly according to the US National Hurricane center, hurricane weakened slightly to category 4 hours later, swirling some 395 kilometers away from Miami and packing still powerful maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour.
According to media news report, Irma is expected to strike the Florida Keys late today and tomorrow before moving inland, and many residents have joined a mass exodus amid increasingly dire alerts to leave, media news report said.
-AENNS-10/9/2017
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BRICS summit in China
stongly deplores terrorism
in all its forms
-media news reports said
BRICS summit held at Xiamen in China reportedly in its declaration has condemned terrorims in all its forms, including attacks in BRICS countries, media news reports said.
BRICS leaders also strongly deplored the lates nuclear test conductd by the North Korea.
In Xiamen Declaration they expressed deep concern over the ongoing tension and prolonged nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsuala, and emphasized that it should be settled only through peaceful means and direct dialogue of all parties concerned.
Reportedly BRICS also expressed concerned on security situation and violence caused by the Taliban, ISI or DAISH, Al-Qaida and its affiliates the Haqqani network, Pakistan based terrorist organisations Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and TTP, said media news reports.
-AENNS-5/9/2017
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India News
Modi government
Reshuffle its Cabinet
on Sunday,
Nirmarmala Sitharaman
emerges the first woman
Defence Minister,
9 new ministers join
Modi government,
six ministers dropped
in Cabinet reshuffle
-media news report said
In India, in Cabinet reshulle on Sunday, reportedly, nine new ministers joined Modi government and six drepped in reshulle.
According to media news reports, Nirmamala Sitharaman emerged as the first woman Defence Miniter in the Cabinet reshulle, Modi gave her the heavyweight Defence portfolio.
As the Defence Minister, Sitharaman will be a member of the crucial Cabinet Commitee on Security whoes members include the Priminister, Home Minister, External Affiars Minister and Finance Minister.
Reportedly Modi stripped cabinet minister Uma Bharti of the charges of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenition and handed them over to Nitin Godkari. Bharti will take care of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
-AENNS-3/9/2017
India issued moderate
flood warnings in its
eleven states
India reportedly issued moderate flood warnings in its eleven states in view of heavy to very heavy rainfall forecaste by Met Department in next 48 to 72 hours, said media reports.
Reportedly the Met Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy fall in East Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Madhya Pradesh, Konkan, Goava Coastal and Ghat areas of South Interior Karnatak.
According to media news report, due to this rainfall Mehi, Sabermati Banaras, Godavary and Krishna Tapi, Cavery rivers and their tributes are likely to raise and create low to moderate floods, said news report.
-AENNS-29/8/2017
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US President Trump says
in prime - time tv address
to the nation, saying US will
develop its strategic
partnership with India
The US President Donald Trump in prime-time tv address to the nation, saying US wiil develop its strategic patership with India, especially in economic field, to bring peace and stability, and said India is the world's largest democracy, is a key security and economic partner of the Unired States, he said , "We appreciate India's important contribution to stability in Afganistan.
In his address, Mr. Trump said after a "comprehensive review", it has been decided that the American strategy in Afganistan and in South Asia will change dramastically, said media news report.
-AENNS-22/8/2017
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India and Pakistan celebrate
70th independence anniversary
India and Pakistan celebrate 70th independence anniversary, but actually it is the Pakistan who celebtrates, playing their dirty narrowminded religous line politics. It is unfortunate that paramount India, the ancient land end up sadly this way.
India, the great ancient land , the oldest democracy floorished and inveded several times in the past by foreign rulers but survived.
It was the ancient India, gave the world most needed resources, knowedge and the path of cultural heritage.
The faith is individual personal belief, and national feeing is united way nationhood belief, and castes, communalism and sectorian path is narrow mininded way of belief.
India gained independence from foreign rulers to make progress and bring prosperity and peace to a nation for all citizens in united way, not for religions, castes and sectorion ways some narrow minded politicians believe.
India will be a great paramount nation again if there is no narowminded partion that is stopping to make progress and prosperity.
Let us hope that India will be united great nation again and will be playng greater rolle in bringing prosperity and world peace, all great observers say.
-AENNS-19/8/2017
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International News
US says, religious freedom
under attach in Pakistan,
many religious minorities
are concern about it
According to 2016 International Religious Freedom report, religious minoritis said that they remaimed concerned that Pakistan goverment action to address religious minorities issue was inadeqauate.
A report released by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said that minorities like Sikh, Christians and Hindus remaimed concerned over inadequate action of Pakidtan government to address force conversions to Islam.
Tillerson said that in his speech that religious freedom is under attach in Pakistan, where more than two dozen are on death row for blasphemy, said media report
-AENNS-17/8/2017
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Indian News
Indian people woldwide
celebrate festival of
Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan Day
Indian people woldwide celebrate Raksha Bandhan Day on Monday 7, August this year, the festival symbolise the virtues of love, affection and mutual trust, bringing happiness and prosperty to all Indian people worldwide.
The Raksha Bandhan day is an occasion for Indian people to renew the spirit of the fraternity among the people.
-AENNS-7/8/2017
In Gujarat state, floods death
toll doubled in last two days
According to media news reports, floods situation is causing concern in India, particularly the floods situation in western Indian state of Gujarat where reportedly floods death toll doubled in last two days and 218 people have lost lives accoding to government officials have confirmed, said media news report.
Reportedly this year, monsoon rains have affected millions across at least 20 states in India, and hundreds of thousands displaced.
Accoding to media news reports, the government has announced aid packages for affected areas and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit Assam on Tuesday.
Reportedly Prime Minister Modi has said the aim of his visit to find a permanent solution to flooding that Assam faces every year, said media news report.
-AENNS-01/08/2017
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Chief Minister of India's
Gujarat state visits flood
affected areas of Gujarat
According to media report, Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of India's Gujarat state reportedly visited worst affected villages in Kankrej talukas which are still in marooned conditions, and also he will visit Patan, the second worst affected district of North Gujarat, saying that timely rescue by NDRF, SDRF, Army and Air force have saved the lives of more than 8 thousnds people, said news report.
Chlef Minister Vijay Rupani said that Government will give possible help to restore normalcy in the flood affected areas, reportedly the Government has also handed over the cheque of Rs. 2 crore as death compensation to the family members of 34 flood victims, and after the completion of survey, government will start to give compensation for damage to the properties.
Reportedly flood like situation is continued in several villages in Gudamalani area of Barmer district where several victims have been evacuated safely/
It is also reported that the rail services have been affected due to heavy rain, said media news report.
India News
In Gujarat state, floods death
toll doubled in last two days
According to media news reports, floods situation is causing concern in India, particularly the floods situation in western Indian state of Gujarat where reportedly floods death toll doubled in last two days and 218 people have lost lives accoding to government officials have confirmed, said media news report.
Reportedly this year, monsoon rains have affected millions across at least 20 states in India, and hundreds of thousands displaced.
Accoding to media news reports, the government has announced aid packages for affected areas and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit Assam on Tuesday.
Reportedly Prime Minister Modi has said the aim of his visit to find a permanent solution to flooding that Assam faces every year, said media news report.
-AENNS-01/08/2017
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Chief Minister of India's
Gujarat state visits flood
affected areas of Gujarat
According to media report, Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of India's Gujarat state reportedly visited worst affected villages in Kankrej talukas which are still in marooned conditions, and also he will visit Patan, the second worst affected district of North Gujarat, saying that timely rescue by NDRF, SDRF, Army and Air force have saved the lives of more than 8 thousnds people, said news report.
Chlef Minister Vijay Rupani said that Government will give possible help to restore normalcy in the flood affected areas, reportedly the Government has also handed over the cheque of Rs. 2 crore as death compensation to the family members of 34 flood victims, and after the completion of survey, government will start to give compensation for damage to the properties.
Reportedly flood like situation is continued in several villages in Gudamalani area of Barmer district where several victims have been evacuated safely/
It is also reported that the rail services have been affected due to heavy rain, said media news report.
-AENNS-31/7/2017
News Watch
UK News
UK economy growth
seems picking up
According to media report, initial estimate reportedly showed UK economy growth picking up from the first quarter of the year, when it was only 0.2%.
The Office for National Statistics reportedy said the growth was drivn by services, particularly retail and the thriving film industry.
Retailers, hotels and retaurants reportedly all had a strong quarter and more than offset falls in output in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
Reportedly film production in the UK, plus box-office receipts from cinemas, were the next biggest factor behind the rise.
The modest rise in growth reportedly will add to expectations that the Bank of England will keep interest rates at btheir current record low next week.
The IMFnow expects UK GDP to grow by 1.7% instead of its previous projection of 2% , media report said.
-The AENNS-26/7/2017
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International News
US-India relations:
US President Trump
and India's PM Modi
both meet in their first
summit at White House
in Washington, creating
good trading relationship
between two nations,
media reports say
According to media news repoerts, US Presient Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi held delegation level talks. The two leaders reportedly reviewed belateral relations and affirmed their commitment to take the partnership to new heights.
In a joint statements following the talks, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly described the talks as an important chapter in belateral relations, and he said both countries agreed to enhance cooperation in fighting the menace of terrorism, extremism and radicalisation.
He reportedly said, India considers US a valued partner in its flagship programmes, saying trade, commerce, investmnt are the key areasof cooperation. He said, India is also looking for cooperation in technology , innovation and knowledge economy.
US President Donald Trump, in his address redportedly said the relations between the vtwo countries have never been stronger and better, saying India has a true friend in White House. President Trump is hosted a dinner in the honour of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occation, reportedly Mr. Modi presented the US President a folio containing an orignal commemorative postal stamp issued by India in 1965 on the death of centenary of former US President Abraham Lincoln, and stamp honoured the memory of a great American President and symbolized closeness of the ideals for which Lincoln stood for and which guided Mahatma Gandhi. President Trump gave Mr. Modi a guided tour of President's residence quarters in White House including bedroom of former President Lincoln.
The joint statemnt issued after the meeting between the President Trump and Prime Minister Modi, said the two sides "called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries."
The Prime Minister talked about terrorism, extremism and radicalisation and agreed to cooperate on this to fight terrorism.
President Trump reportedly said both nations are determined to destroy terrorist organisations and radical ideology that drives them, saying we will destroy radical Islamic terrorism, media news reports said.
-AENNS-27/6/2017
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UK News
Conservatives and DUP agree
deal to support May government
-media news reports say
According to media news reports, Conservatives and Democratic Unionist Party reportedly agreed the deal and the DUP will support Theresa May's minority government and the deal which will see the 10 DUP MPs back the Conservatives in key Commons votes.
Reportedly there will be £1bn extra for Northern Ireland over the nex two years, and a three page documnt outlining the terms of ageement reportdly has been published in full, said the media news reports.
-AENNS-27/6/2017
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News Watch
UK News
Tower blocks across England
are being examined after London
Grenfell Tower blaze
According to media reports, Downing Street estimates, around 600 high rises across England are using similar cladding to Grenfell Tower in which, blaze occured and left 79 people dead and several missing, presumed dead, news reported.
Reportedly councils were told to give details to the government about the cladding they used in the tower blocks by Monday.
According to media news reports, the Department for communities and Local Government is then coordinating tests on it-with up to 100 able to take place in a day.
Reportedly a spokeswoman from Downing Street said " So far , three samples have been found to be combustible. We are in touch with all the the local authoirties to encourage them to urgently send us the samples and then we wll carry out checks that we need to see where we are with that." and she added " Obviously nobody will be living in buildings that are unsafe. They will be rehoused if they need to be and landlords will be asked to provide alternative accommodtion where that's possible." media news report said.
-AENNS-22/6/2017
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EU -UK news
UK and EU begin
Brexit negotiations
EU and UK begin Brexit negotiations from today, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and UK Brexit Secretary David Davis reportedly confirmed the start of talks, and subjects for negotiations, which officially start in Brussels later, include the status of expat, the UK's "divorce bill" and the Northern Ireland border, said media reports.
Reportedly Day one of the negotiations will start at about 11:00 BST at European Commission buildings in Brussels, and EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary David Davis will give a joint press conference at the end of the day.
-AENNS-19/6/2017
UK News
UK Prime Minister Theresa May
to form government with support
of Democratic Unionists backing
After the result of General Election 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May visited Backingham Palace and has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists that can provide certianty for the future. Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, saying only her party has the legitimacy to govern, despite falling eiht seats short of a majority.
Conservatives needed 326 seats to win majority but, with 649 out of the 650 seats declared, they fell short and rely on the DUP to mcontinue to rule.
In a short statement outside 10 Downing Street, which followed an audience with The Queen, Mrs May said she intented to mform a government which could provide certainty and lead Britain forward at the critical time for the country.
Referring to the strong relationship she had with the DUP but giving the little detail of how their arrangement might work, she said the government would guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days time.
-AENNS- 10/6/2017
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UK News
Prime MinisterTheresa May
plans to set up network of
nine trade commissioners
across world to boost trade
In the UK, campaign for General Election 2017 continues, reportedly Theresa May plans to set up a network of nine trade commissioners across the world to boost trade and investments in the country after Brexit, media news reports said.
Reportedly the Conservative Party said they would be part of a new Board of Trade to help exports and attract foreign investments.
The Conservatives reportedly said the commissioners " will be based overseas in nine different regions, determined by markets rather than national borders, to ensure UK trade policy is guided by local experience and expertise".
The Board of Trade would bring together leading business figures and politicians to help lead trade delegations, boost exports and make sure the benefits and prosperity of Brexit are spread equally across the country".
Prime Minister Mrs May who plans to take Britain out of the European Union's tariff-free single market, has reportedly said Brexit will allow Britain to seek bilateral trade deals with old friends and new allies.
International Trade Secretary Lian Fox reportedly said in a statement "There is a world of opportunity out there for the UK as we leave the EU, but only Theresa May and the Conservatives have the plan and ability to get the right deal for Britain".
According to media news reports, Labour reportedly said it would seek tariff-free access to the EU single market after Brexit.
-AENNS-6/6/2017
World News
A bomb attack in capital
city Kabul of Afghanistan,
killed at least 90 people
and injured some 400 others
-media news reports say
According to media news reports, a massive bomb explosion in capital city Kabul of Afghanistan, reportedly killed 90 people, injuring some 400 others by the blast, and no group has said it carried out the attack, said media news reports.
Reportedly most of the casualties were Afghan civilians on their way to work but foreign nationals were also injured including 11 US citizens, and the bomb exploded close to the German embassy, where a number of people reportedly injured, said media news reports.
The bomb went off in the diplometic district of the city, damaging several buildings, including Canada's embassy.
The neighbourhood is considered Kabul's safest area, with foreign embassies protected by dozens of three-metre-high blast walls. The foreign ministry and presidential palace are both in the area.
Reportedly a statement from Afghanistan's ministry of interior affairs says it condemns in strongest terms the terrorist attack that killed so many.
India reported some damage to windows at its embassy, located next to the German, Iranian and British embassies.
The US embassy and the NATO mission in Kabul, located about a kilometre away from the site of the explosion , both condemned the attack. The alliance reportedly praised "the courage of Afghan Security Forces , especially the police and first respoders" following the attack, said the media news repots.
-AENNS-1/6/2017
UK News
UK on alert after
Manchester terror attack,
terror threat level raised
to critical following
Manchester Arena bombing
-media news report says
In the UK, after terror attack in Manchester on Monday, security is increased to protect key sites and reportdly military personnel are being placed in public locations to support police in protecting public, said media news report.
The Palace of Westminster has been closed to the public following police advice and the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was cancelled on Wednesday so that police officers could be re-deployed.
Reportedly people are still visiting Albert Square of Manchester to pay their respects to the victims with candles and flowers, said media news report.
According to media news report, three more men have been arrested as police continue to invistigate whether Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi actd alone.
Reportedly 23-year-old brother of Abedi has also been arrestd, and according to media news report, Abedi killed 22 people and injured 64 when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night, news reported in the media.
According to media news report, schoolgirls, parents waiting to pick up children an an off-duty police officer are among the dead.
A fifth man repotedly arrested over the Monday's bombing at Manchester Arena as police investiging a network, said media news report.
-AENNS-24/05/2017
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Business News of India
India performs well
in its export sector
despite global slowdown
-says Commerce and
Industry Minister
Ms Sitharaman
In India, export sector is performing well despite the global slowdown , says Nirmala Sitharaman Commerce and Industry Minister of India, she was reportedly saying it while addressing a press conference in New Delhi, media news report said.
Reportedly she said, there is an increase in export from special economic zone in the last three years and exports were valued at 5.25 lakh crore rupees in 2016-17, and said, Government e-Market place is a remarkable step towards fighting corruption and ensuring transparency in Government transaction, and she said, number of mandatory documents required for exports and imports have been reduced to three each and said, forms related to imports and exports have been also simpllified, news report said.
-AENNS-22/05/2017
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International News
Emmanual Macron
sworn in on sunday as
youngest President of France
In France, thirty nine-year-old Emmuanual Macron was sworn-in on Sunday as youngest president of France, took the reins of power from Francois Hollande a week after he won a resounding victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a tumultuous election, media news report said.
Reportedly the new president faces a host of daunting challenges, uniting a deeply divided country, and in his speech, Macron said the French people had chosen hope and shown a willingness to change and he promissed that the EU, hit by the imminent departure of the UK, would be rejuvenated and relaunched during his time in office. He said the world and Europe need France now more than ever and they need a strong Frace with a sense of its own destiny, said media news report.
-AENNS- 15/5/2017
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International Business News
UN ESCAP launches its
annual flagship report
saying India is expected
to achieve 7.1per cent
growth this year
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific-ESCAP, reportedly has launched its annual flagship report, saying India is expected to achieve 7point 1percent growth this year as re-monetisation restores consumption, and infrastructure spending increases.
Reportedly the report said growth of India would edge up to 7.5 per cent next year.It however, warned that the country faces heightened risks related to the concentration of bad loans in the public sector banks, said media news report.
-AENNS- 03/05/2017
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Commonwealth News
Commonwealth election
observers to go to Bahamas
for the first time
The Commonwealth will observe the election taking place in The Bahamas where general election is scheduled for the 10th May this year, said the press release sent to The AEN.
According to the press release, a team of the Commonwealth election observers will observe elections taking place there. This is the first time the Commonwealth will observe elections to The Bahaman parliament, said the press release.
After receiving an invitation from the Government of The Bahamas, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland announced the make up of the election observer group, saying "I am delighted that former foreign minister, Hanna Tetteh, has accepted my invitation to lead the Commonwealth Obserer Group. Her experience will be a real asset in this important assignment, " said Secretary-General Scotland. "In offering their assessment on the conduct of the election and the overall credibility of the process, the Group will be contributing to enhancing democracy in The Bahamas."
The observers will consider all aspects of the electoral process and assess whether the election has been conducted according to the standards for democratic elections to which the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has committed itself.
The Group will be in The Bahams between 4 and 13 May 2017 inclusive. The last general election was held in May 2012.
Composition of the group announced - Hanna Tetteh Chairperson, from The Republic of Ghana, Elvin Bailey Supervisor of elections, St Kitts and Nevis, Lebrechtta Hesse-Bayne gender specialist, Antigua and Barbuda, Enrico Woolford Chairman of the National Communications Network Guyana, says press release.
-AENNS- 24/05/207
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In Europe,
In France election,
Macron will face
Marine Le Pen in run off
for French presidency
on 7 May this year
In France election, reportedly the centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run -off for the French presidency on 7th May this year, according to media news report said.
Reportedly with 96% votes counted from first round of Sunday, Emmanual Macron has 23.9% with Marine Le Pen on 21.4%.
According to media news report, the two fought off a strong challenge, and whoever wins the second round , voting makes a shift away from the decades-long dominance of leftist and centre-right parties in French politics, said media news report.
-AENNS-24/04/2017
UK News
Prime Minister May calls
for early general election
on June 8 this year
In the UK, Prime Minister Theresa May today called for an early general election on June 8, saying it is the only way to guarantee political stability after Britain leaves the European Union.
Speaking outside her 10 Downing Street residence today in London, she warned that the country is united but division in Westminster will risk our ability to make a success of Breexit.
The Prime Minister May had earlier repeatedly denied that she would call an eletion before the next scheduled poll in 2020.
According to a legislation, next election of the country was due to have been held in 2020, but the law can be overruled if two-thirds of the law makers in British Parliament vote in favour of early elections.
There will be a House of Commons vote on the proposed election tomorrow and Prime Minister May will need backing of Parliament to hold a vote before 2020.
Reportedly Leader of the Opposition, Jermy Corbyne welcomed decision of Prime Minister May to hold the snap election, media news report said.
-AENNS- 18/05/2017
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International News
Russian President Putin says
relations with US have worsened
since President Trump took office
-media news report says
According to media news report, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly has said relations with the US have worsened since US Presindent Donald Trump took office, saying to Russian TV that the trust between the two countries had particularly deteriorated on military level, and the remarks were released as Russian Foreign Minister met his US counterpart in Moscow, amid rising tension over a suspected chemical attacks in Syria, said media news report.
-AENNS-12/04/2017
In UK,
Thousands of EU laws
are to be transferred
into UK law as country
gears up for Brexit
In the UK, Brexit Secretary David Davis said in the House of Commons, the Great Repeal Bill would allow the UK Parliament and Welsh, Scottland and Northern Ireland administrations to scrap, amend and improve laws.
And according to media news report, it would also end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.
It comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, starting the process which will officially take the UK out of the EU in March 2019, media news report said.
-AENNS-30/03/2017
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In India,
Two-day meeting of
G20 leaders begins
on Tuesday this week
in Varanasi
G20 leaders and representatves of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are meeting for two-day in Varanasi, the meeting begins on Tuesday, to discuss the current global economic situation and to frame specific growth policies of the country.
According to media news report, The third G-20 Framework Working Group meeting under the G-20 German Presidency is being co-hosted by the Department of Economic Affairs , Ministry of Finance and Reserve Bank of India in Varanasi on 28th and 29th this month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha therefore Varanasi is hosting meeting of G20 leaders this week, said media news report.
-AENNS-27/03/2017
In Europe,
Eurpean Union celebrates
treaty of Rome in Italian capital,
marking 60 years since it was
signed
European Union is celebrating theTreaty of Rome in Italian capital city where the EU leaders have stressed the need for unity at a celebration, media news report said.
Reportedly 27 EU countries signed a new declaration to hour the Treaty of Rome, signed in 1957, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May is not attending the celebration, she plans to launch the Brexit process on Wednesday by formally triggering article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
According to media news report, European Commission head, Jean-Claude spoke of a new mood of optimism about the way forward, news report said.
-AENNS-26/03/2017
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Column
Poetic Vision
by Vallabh Kaviraj
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Vallabh Kaviraj
a longstanding
Indian origin
poet, writer,
journalist
and newspaper
editor in London,
he himself composed
his all peoms and
published
in a book form
called "Inspiration"
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Poems
Today's World needs
Peace on Earth
Nature is troubled
with rusty air,
all creatures fear
everywhere,
what will happen
if none care!
none believe
God is where!
Fighting fighting
everywhere,
but none got
an end anywhere.
It is human creature,
should understand,
because sensitive
creature on the land.
Human should
be happy
on the land,
let be asked when?
Honesty that
all understand
and rusty air
will clear then.
-Vallabh Kaviraj
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Human
O human! self trouble
not the world,
compare self as
the same as all,
function inside
you as same
as others of all,
why should
be troubled
or trouble fellows
in the world ?
O wild waves!
be not thunder
and be not selfish !
why harm safe
boats in the sea!
Forget not the earth,
from the sun,
all stars related
in the sky,
human has the bed
that is the earth
and the blanket
for all is the sky.
It is I respect others,
naturally I am
respected by others.
It is I earn living,
consequently it is
also helped others
in earning living.
It is the related world,
no mistake,
human works
for herself / himself
as well as for others
in the civil world.
-Vallabh Kaviraj
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&
Gujarati poem
Pralaya
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