Peace

  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' 11-04-2014 12:05 AM

    People staying close to the Indo-Pak border turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday saying their's was vote against bullets from across the frontier. "We do not want to leave our homes due to Pak shelling and firing they resort to, breaking the ceasefire pact. Our...
  • Nobel prize winner for peace Oscar Arias Sanchez visits charitable hospital in Pink City 31-03-2014 09:44 PM

    Nobel prize winner for peace and former president of Central American country Costa Rica, Oscar AriasSanchez on Monday visited a charitable hospital in the Pink City, which is known for manufacturing famous Jaipur Foot. Sanchez went round the assembly unit of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti and also spoke to...
  • Taliban not serious about talks: Sartaj Aziz 27-02-2014 05:18 PM

    Pakistan's targeted military action against militants in Waziristan will be beneficial in the long run as the Taliban are not serious about peace talks, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday. His remarks came amid speculation that the government is on the...
  • UN: US, Russia to try to 'unblock' Syria stalemate 14-02-2014 08:21 AM

    Geneva: The mediator for the UN-brokered Syrian peace talks says Russia and the United States have promised to try break the deadlock. UN-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said after meeting with senior US and Russian officials on Thursday that they have pledged to try "to unblock the situation" because "we...
  • India, China hold talks on contentious boundary issue 11-02-2014 11:23 AM

    India and China today held a meeting between their Special Representatives on the contentious boundary issue that was preceded by talks under the working mechanism on border affairs in which additional confidence building measures and steps for maintaining peace and tranquility were discussed. "The talks, which were held in a...
  • J&K: Bus service across LoC resumes after two weeks 03-02-2014 08:15 AM

    Srinagar: After a 2 week deadlock between India and Pakistan, bus service across the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Monday. The PoK authorities have detained 27 trucks and drivers of these vehicles at Chakoti across the LoC since January 17 following recovery of the drugs on this side. Authorities...
  • Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus service to resume from Monday 30-01-2014 07:13 PM

    Inching towards the resolution of the deadlock over the cross LoC trade, Indian and Pakistan officials on Thursday decided to resume the operations of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus from Monday. A senior state government official said the decision was taken at a meeting held at the Kaman Post on the...
  • Norway lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize 29-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said Wednesday the public debate and policy changes "in the wake of Snowden's whistleblowing has contributed to a more...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India 27-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Monday refused to allow a bus from India to enter, thereby continuing the deadlock over the cross-LoC trade and the peace bus service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Officials in Poonch district said when the Poonch-Rawlakote bus carrying 17 passengers reached the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing...
  • Vedic Pandits go 'missing' in US 26-01-2014 05:00 PM

    In a shocking revelation, as many as 163 Indians, most of them brought to the US as teenagers from villages in northern India to be trained into Vedic Pandits by two institutions set up by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of transcendental meditation fame, appear to have gone missing over the last...
  • Three security personnel to get Kirti Chakra for bravery 26-01-2014 12:33 PM

    Three personnel of the armed forces have been selected this year for the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peace time gallantry award, for their acts of bravery on the Line of Control (LoC), anti-maoist operation and relief operation in flood-hit Uttarakhand, respectively. The three are among 368 gallantry award winners...
  • No headway in three year Syrian crisis at UN peace conference 23-01-2014 12:39 PM

    Talks to try and resolve the three year Syrian crisis have made no headway at the UN peace conference in Montreux. The country's government and opposition remain hostile over President Bashar Al Assad's future. The Syrian government and opposition met for the first time at the UN conference. Western countries...
  • South Sudan rebels, govt negotiators to hold first peace talks today 05-01-2014 07:54 AM

    Addis Ababa: South Sudanese rebels and government negotiators will hold their first face-to-face talks on Sunday, after several days of delay, to thrash out a ceasefire deal and end weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state. At a ceremonial opening to the talks at a luxury hotel in...
  • Shanti, Seva and Nyay, says new insignia of Delhi Police 03-01-2014 10:47 PM

    Shanti, Seva and Nyay - meaning peace, service and justice - are three new words added to the insignia of Delhi Police in addition to "Satyameva Jayate", city police chief Bhim Sain Bassi said on Friday. The insignia will have "Satyameva Jayate" at the top, while the three new words...
  • Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize 10-12-2013 07:19 PM

    Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday. Ahmet Uzumcu, director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said such toxic tools of warfare have an "especially nefarious...
  • India, Pak nuclear war could put 2 bln people at risk: Study 10-12-2013 02:16 PM

    Washington: A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would result in a global famine that could kill over two billion people a quarter of the world's population and end human civilisation, a study warned on Tuesday. "A nuclear war using only a fraction of existing arsenals would produce massive casualties...
  • What makes 'The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug' a smart film 10-12-2013 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Sleeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a story. So it's hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber. What IS news: the franchise wakes up, too. Die-hard...
  • China hopes to maintain peace along borders with India 07-12-2013 05:16 PM

    China has said it hopes to continue to strengthen cooperation and coordination with India in international affairs and work together to maintain peace in border areas. China's position was articulated by State Councilor Yang Jiechi during talks with National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon on the sidelines of a meeting of...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy 06-12-2013 09:12 PM

    South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. The former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been frail...
  • Angela Merkel to get 2013 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace 19-11-2013 02:03 PM

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be awarded the coveted Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013 with an international jury headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh choosing her. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust which said that the award was being...
  • US welcomes Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks 13-11-2013 01:22 PM

    The US has welcomed the decision of Syrian rebels to participate in the second phase of peace talks planned to be held in Geneva. "We welcome the Syrian Coalition's decision to participate in the Geneva II conference. This is a significant step forward in the process to convene the Geneva...
  • Peace on LoC necessary to engage with Pakistan: India 09-11-2013 04:13 PM

    India on Saturday reiterated the need for peace and tranquility on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir if India and Pakistan were to engage. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters that Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's foreign affairs adviser, would be meeting External...
  • India's Mars mission: China for enduring peace in outer space 05-11-2013 04:48 PM

    As India stole the march over China by launching a mission to Mars on Tuesday, Beijing called for "joint efforts" to ensure peace in outer space. A rocket carrying the unmanned Mangalyaan orbiter lifted off this afternoon, making India the fourth country after the US, Russia and EU to send...
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed 04-11-2013 07:40 PM

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday used his address to military officers to criticise US drone strikes following a recent drone attack that killed Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ultimately scuttled peace talks with the militants. The Taliban said following the drone strike that they would not hold talks...
  • Pakistan slams US for sabotaging peace talks by killing Taliban leader 03-11-2013 09:53 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani government on Saturday accused the US of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the militants began the process of choosing a successor. The rise in tension, even though the US took out Pakistan's No. 1 enemy, shows...
  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican 28-10-2013 05:54 PM

    Pope Francis on Monday received Nobel peace laureate and former political prisoner in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi at the Vatican. The Myanmarese opposition leader is currently on a visit to Europe and was, on Sunday, made an honorary citizen of Rome, the Italian capital. Suu Kyi has become an...
  • Sharon Stone to receive Peace Summit Award 24-10-2013 12:14 PM

    London: 'Basic Instinct' star Sharon Stone is to be presented with an honour by Nobel Prize winners for her work with Hiv and Aids sufferers. The actress is in Warsaw, Poland this week for the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates and she will be handed the Peace Summit...
  • Indo-Russian joint military exercise underway 22-10-2013 05:29 PM

    Jaipur: Russian troops have carried out live firing practice using Indian military equipment as part of joint military exercise 'INDRA 2013' at Mahajan field firing range near India-Pakistan border in Thar desert of Rajasthan. Indian and Russian soldiers interacted with each other to know about specific defence tactics like tank...
  • Will continue my fight for education, says Malala Yousafzai 15-10-2013 11:13 PM

    In an exclusive interview with CNN, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who was shot at by Taliban in 2012 for propagating girls education in Pakistan, said that she will continue her fight of spreading education in the world. ...
  • World View: Pakistan teenage activist Malala misses Nobel Peace Prize 11-10-2013 10:03 PM

    The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls missed the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. ...