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  • It's fantastic that PM Modi pitched for yoga at UN, says New York instructor 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for Yoga and suggested the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once a year. He called yoga an invaluable gift of Indian civilisation. A yoga instructor in New York said, "Yoga is enormously good for the body. It clears the energy channels. It makes you...
  • Nawaz Sharif's speech on Kashmir has imprints of Pakistan military hawks: Congress 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Criticising Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for raising the Kashmir issue in United Nations General Assembly, the Congress on Saturday said his speech had "imprints" of Pakistani military hawks as he and his government were "under siege" in Islamabad. The party said thar it was "unbecoming" of the Pakistan...
  • Modi discusses city policing, urban space with New York City mayor January 16, 1410

    New York: With an eye on his pet project of rejuvenation of urban spaces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a meeting with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio during which the issues related to large cities, especially common threats of terror, policing, public housing and crowd management in...
  • After taking up Kashmir issue with UN, Sharif sends good wishes to Modi January 16, 1410

    United Nations: Hours after raising the issue of Kashmir in his address to the UN General Assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday sent message of good wishes to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. "(I want to send) message of good wishes," Sharif told PTI when asked if he had...
  • As Modi reaches US, Pak PM Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue at UN, says world can't draw a veil on it January 16, 1410

    New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday raked up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, saying that the international community could not "draw a veil on it". Blaming India for the cancellation of the Foreign Secretary-level talks, which were scheduled to be held...
  • Pakistan likely to raise Kashmir issue once again in UN General Assembly 6 days ago

    New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would raise the Kashmir issue in his address to the UN General Assembly on Friday, the government said while ruling out resumption of any dialogue with India unless the initiative in this regard is taken by New Delhi. Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Ajaz Ahmad Chaudhry...
  • Narendra Modi arrives in Frankfurt enroute to New York January 16, 1410

    Frankfurt: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Thursday enroute to a five-day high-profile visit to the US during which he will address the UN General Assembly, hold talks with President Barack Obama and meet top American corporate honchos besides series of other engagements. Modi will spend the night and will...
  • Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State 6 days ago

    Baghdad: Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a self-styled Islamic court, the United Nations said on Thursday. Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was seized from her home on September 17 after allegedly posting messages on...
  • Watch films for entertainment, don't go into controversies: Kareena 1 week ago

    Reacting to the United Nations' report claiming that Indian films objectify and stereotype heroines, actress Kareena Kapoor said, "I think you should watch films for entertainment, don't go into such controversies. We have had item numbers and saree clad girls from the beginning and earlier they were aesthetically shot, like...
  • With coalition, US will dismantle ISIS's 'network of death': Obama to UN 1 week ago

    United Nations: Amid a US-led bombing campaign against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama told the United Nations that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death." Obama told the assembled leaders on Wednesday that the "only language understood by killers like this is the language of force." In...
  • 16 names added to UN's al-Qaida sanctions list September 24, 2014

    United Nations: A UN Security Council committee has added 16 names to its al-Qaida sanctions list, including one with ties to the Islamic State group. Additions came after the council approved a resolution expanding the list's scope to include people affiliated with the extremist group that has taken over a...
  • Indian films high on pervasive stereotyping and sexualisation of women: UN report September 24, 2014

    United Nations: India tops the chart in showing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35 per cent of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world. The study, commissioned by the...
  • UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria September 24, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to international peace and security." In opening remarks at a climate summit press conference, Ban urged world leaders gathered in New York "to come together decisively" in support of efforts to...
  • Actress Emma Watson's plea for equality wins men's support September 24, 2014

    London: British actress Emma Watson's plea for men to join the fight for equal rights for women has sparked a flood of pledges across the world, including from fellow celebrities and politicians. Watson, 24, who rose to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, gave her first major speech as...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules September 23, 2014

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief September 23, 2014

    Muzaffarabad: Pakistanoccupied Kashmir's parliament on Tuesday called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides of the disputed territory to allow rescue officials to reach residents hit by devastating floods. Monsooninduced flooding has wreaked havoc on both sides of the Himalayan region, which is divided between...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: UN September 21, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. IS fighters seized dozens of...
  • Big rallies planned in front of UN, White House to welcome PM Modi September 21, 2014

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threeday visit to the US, hundreds of IndianAmericans from across the country have joined hands to give him a rousing welcome in front of the United Nations headquarters and the White House. 'America Welcomes Modi' rallies are being planned in front of the United...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study September 19, 2014

    Washington: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UNled analysis published on Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the...
  • 69th session of UN General Assembly begins September 17, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started its 69th session at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Uganda's foreign minister who was elected President of the 69th UNGA session June 11, said in his opening remarks that the coming year will be a momentous...
  • One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN September 17, 2014

    United Nations: One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said on Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, costeffective interventions before, during and...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir September 18, 2014

    We get you citizens' onground reports and a status check from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to...
  • Indian economy to grow 5.6 pc in 2014: UNCTAD September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy will grow at a rate of 5.6 per cent in 2014 while developing economies as a whole will see between 4.55 per cent rise in economic expansion, a report by United Nations body UNCTAD said on Wednesday. The UNCTAD Trade and Development report 2015 forecasts...
  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the floodaffected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study September 9, 2014

    Oslo: Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,...
  • Now you will see Beyonce, Antonio Banderas, Stevie Wonder making public service announcement on Doordarshan August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: International celebrities like Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Antonio Bendaras will be seen on Doordarshan making public service announcement on the United Nation's Millennium Goals. The announcements will be made during a new programme which will be aired from August 29 at 9 PM, every...
  • Pope appeals to UN to end tragedy in Iraq August 13, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has written to the UN secretarygeneral appealing for "action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway" against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. In the letter released on Wednesday, Francis urged UN agencies "responsible for security, peace, humanitarian law and assistance to refugees" to aid the...
  • Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN July 28, 2014

    Kiev: The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in builtup areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the...
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire ahead of Eid July 28, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid alFitr holiday marking the end of the...