Moon

  • Ban urges Israel, Hamas to build on Gaza lull Yesterday

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israel and Hamas to build on a lull in fighting in Gaza to lay the groundwork for talks on a lasting peace. The appeal came a few hours after the UN Security Council called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza during...
  • Iraq gets new president, UN chief urges more urgency 5 days ago

    Baghdad: Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq on Thursday, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive. A June onslaught on Sunni Arab areas north and west of of Baghdad led by...
  • Accidentally missed out Moon Moon's name in award list: Mamata Banerjee 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday veteran actors Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal would also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman instituted by her government. The names of both stars were missing during the announcement of West Bengal's top cine award a day earlier. Sen, a Trinamool Congress...
  • UN chief arrives in Cairo for talks on Gaza July 21, 2014

    Cairo: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo on Monday afternoon for talks with Egyptian officials on achieving a ceasefire in the war-stricken Gaza Strip, media reported. Ban is currently on a regional tour that includes Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority for discussions on reaching a...
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza July 21, 2014

    Gaza: The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price on Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting. Israeli...
  • Gaza toll crosses 300, UN chief heads to the region to bolster truce efforts July 19, 2014

    Gaza: Fresh Israeli air strikes killed 10 people in Gaza on Saturday, hiking the death toll above 300 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster truce efforts. The new peace push came as Israel's campaign against the besieged Palestinian territory entered day 12 in the bloodiest conflict...
  • Family of 8 killed in Gaza, as UN's Ban heads to region July 19, 2014

    Gaza: Israel's Gaza ground assault sent the Palestinian death toll soaring to 296 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region on Saturday to bolster efforts to clinch a truce. The new peace effort came as eight members of a single family were killed in Israeli tank fire in northern...
  • UN chief urges transparent probe of Malaysia jet crash July 18, 2014

    United Nations: United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a full investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine as he expressed his condolences to the families of the 298 victims who died in the disaster. "I am closely monitoring the reports, along with the International Civil...
  • Supermoon to be seen tonight; two others will be visible on August 10, September 9 July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The first of the three supermoons of summer 2014 will be seen tonight (July 12), while the two other supermoons will be visible on August 10 and September 9. The one in August would be closest to Earth. A supermoon is when the moon makes its closest approach to...
  • UFOs, Mars, and the desolate place called Moon: 5 interesting things Buzz Aldrin discussed on his Reddit AMA that no one knew July 10, 2014

    American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk the moon, launched a social media campaign yesterday called Apollo 45. On the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Aldrin launched a YouTube channel and conducted an extremely insightful Reddit AMA. There are things from this AMA that left...
  • Ramzan to begin from Monday June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Ramzan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, will begin from Monday as the new moon could not be sighted anywhere in the country on Saturday. Maulana Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, President of Fatehpuri Royat Hilal Committee and Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Mosque, announced that since the new moon...
  • Today is Friday the 13th and a full moon; an event that will happen next only after 35 years June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While there is no major astronomical significance of a full moon happening on Friday the 13th, but for the superstitious it might hold some spookiness. More so, given that this concurrence will happen the next time only after 35 years on August 13, 2049. The moon will rise in...
  • UN body talks tough on Badaun gangrape, says no justification or impunity for rapes June 11, 2014

    A UN body has demanded justice for the families of the young girls raped and killed in Badaun, saying there can be no justification for such "unspeakable crimes" against girls and women and "certainly no impunity" for those who commit such acts. UNICEF "renews the call for justice: justice for the...
  • Thai junta relaxes curfew for full moon party June 7, 2014

    Bangkok: Ravers will be able to dance until dawn at Thailand's notorious full moon party on Phangan island as usual after the junta granted a curfew exemption, tourism authorities said. The curfew will be lifted for five nights from June 9 to 13, the Tourism Authority of Thailand said on...
  • Have internal self-correction mechanism in place: India June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the United Nations condemned the brutal gangrape and murder of two teenaged girls in Badaun, India on Friday said that it never claimed to be a "perfect society" but the country has internal self-correction mechanism in place to deal with such acts. The Spokesperson in...
  • UN chief appalled by Badaun rape case, demands action June 4, 2014

    United Nations: Appalled by the brutal rape and murder of two teenaged girls in India, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has demanded action against sexual violence and appealed to the society to reject the destructive attitude of "boys will be boys". "In just the last two weeks, we have seen despicable...
  • UN terms rape and murder of minor Dalit girls in UP 'horrendous' May 31, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations has strongly condemned the rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh, calling it a "horrendous crime" and stressed that all citizens should be protected by the law. "The rape and death of the two girls, who were hanged from a tree, is a...
  • Mamata Banerjee's gamble pays off in West Bengal, film stars are the heroes in this election May 17, 2014

    Seasoned politicos had frowned upon their greenhorn counterparts, but a number of celebrity candidates contesting from West Bengal, rode on star power to their way to parliament. However, a few had to embrace disappointment. The Trinamool Congress' strategy to put up a host of stars from various fields paid rich dividend...
  • Watch: Moon Moon Sen and her daughters cast their votes in Bengal May 12, 2014

    Trinamool Congress candidate Moon Moon Sen cast her vote in South Kolkata along with her daughters Rea and Raima Sen in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday, May 12. ...
  • Earthrise: Amazing photo of the Earth rising above the craters of the moon May 9, 2014

    More than 45 years have passed since the first 'Earthrise' photo was taken by the Apollo 8 crew in 1968, showing the Earth for the first time as it appears from deep space.Now, NASA has released the 21st version of the 'Earthrise' photo where the blue Earth appears to be...
  • 'My cook lives in a grand mud house': Unintentionally hilarious things actress Moon Moon Sen said during election campaigning May 8, 2014

    Trinamool's candidate for the Bankura parliamentary seat, Moon Moon Sen, is credited with being Bengali cinema's first modern sex symbol and turning around an industry opinion dwelling on nostalgia surrounding dutiful wives in drab, everyday situations. She made sex look cool on screen. Even at the age of 60, Sen's...
  • Moon Moon Sen compares campaigning for polls to a film shoot because of crowds, irregular meals, dirty bathrooms May 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Thirty years ago she sashayed her way into the audience's heart as a sex siren, dazzling them with her oomph. Now, as a Trinamool Congress candidate, actress Moon Moon Sen drew from her experiences of the film industry to fight the gruelling Lok Sabha battle, saying there were "many...
  • LS polls: On the campaign trail with Moon Moon Sen May 1, 2014

    On our election yatra, CNN-IBN takes you to Bankura in West Bengal on the campaign trail with actress-turned politician Moon Moon Sen who is challenging the 10-time CPM MP Basudeb Acharya. ...
  • Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish, puffer fish in 6-in-1 Earth Day Google doodle April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: To commemorate Earth Day 2014 Google has posted a 6-in-1 animated doodle on its home page with six representatives from the animal kingdom - Rufous Hummingbird, veiled chameleon, dung beetle, Japanese macaque, moon jellyfish and puffer fish. Google has been celebrating Earth Day through its popular doodles for the...
  • NASA crashed moon mission at 5,700 km per hour April 21, 2014

    Washington: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), the moon exploring robot of NASA was annihilated when it impacted the surface of the moon, as planned last weekend, the US space agency announced. "At the time of impact, LADEE was travelling at a speed of 3,600 miles (5,700 km) per hour...
  • Swedish cosmetics company plans to brighten Moon April 20, 2014

    A Sweden-based cosmetics company has proposed a bizarre new method to eliminate the need for streetlights - brighten the surface of the Moon. The idea is to use materials already on the Moon to lighten its surface. The goal is to reflect slightly more sunlight onto Earth, making the night sky brighter, according to the company's...
  • West Bengal: Moon Moon Sen out on streets of Bankura for campaigning April 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen is out on the streets of Bankura in West Bengal for campaigning ahead of polling in her constituency. The legendary actress is making her political debut with Trinamool Congress. Accompanying her in the roadhsows are her two daughters Riya and Raima Sen. Another star candidate fielded...
  • US sky-watchers ready for total lunar eclipse today April 15, 2014

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth's sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color to bright orange, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 am EDT...
  • Watch live: Rare 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse April 15, 2014

    A total lunar eclipse visible from North America will begin early in the morning of April 15 at about 2 AM EDT (11:30 AM IST). In this rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its colour from bright orange to blood red to brown,...