Peace

  • Young Japanese man promoting peace gives free hugs 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing 'free hugs for peace' in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea,...
  • Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A collection of images set within an interactive doodle attempts to capture the grandeur of the works one of the world's greatest novelists - Leo Tolstoy. The white-bearded, prolific writer was a master of realistic fiction and is revered the world over for addressing war, love, God and...
  • Ukraine, Pro-Russian rebels sign cease-fire deal September 5, 2014

    Minsk: Pro-Russian rebels say on their Twitter that they have signed a cease-fire deal with Ukraine that starts in less than two hours. The announcement on Friday comes as representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were meeting in the Belarusian capital of...
  • Central Africa attack kills at least five: Peacekeepers September 3, 2014

    Bangui: At least five people were killed during an attack by armed men on a northern town in the Central African Republic, a source in the African peacekeeping force said on Wednesday. Heavily armed men believed to be ex-Seleka rebel fighters stormed Nana Bakassa, 300 kilometres north of the capital Bangui...
  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks September 2, 2014

    Moscow: Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at the start of Monday's negotiations in Minsk, the...
  • Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists. "After coming to power, we took a decision to call all our neighbours to the swearing-in ceremony....
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • Watch: A tribute to all those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attack August 15, 2014

    CNN-IBN pays a tribute to all those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attack. AK Tiwari, Assistant Chief Ticket Inspector at CST lost his friend in the 26/11 attack in Mumbai and Vaishali lost her father Constable Tukaram Ombale. The song 'Arre Rukja Re bande' from the film...
  • Rajiv Gandhi sent IPKF to Sri Lanka without consulting Cabinet, claims Natwar Singh August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Estranged Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, Natwar Singh, in his upcoming autobiography, has apparently written that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had sent the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 without consulting his Cabinet. Singh, a former external affairs minister, alleged that the IPKF was sent to...
  • Israeli criticism of John Kerry 'offensive, absurd': US July 31, 2014

    Washington: Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said on Thursday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from...
  • DU students to cycle to Wagah Border for Indo-Pak peace rally July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fifty students of Delhi University will begin a cycling journey to Wagah Border on August 1 to celebrate Independence days of India and Pakistan. "The 'Indo-Pak peace cycle rally' from Delhi University to Wagah Border will be flagged off by journalist Kuldip Nayar on August 1," Delhi University students...
  • CNN-IBN appeals for peace on the eve of Eid July 28, 2014

    Admist communal tension in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, CNN-IBN appeals for peace and harmony and wishes you Eid Mubark! ...
  • Congress leaders detained on their way to a 'peace march' to Moradabad July 26, 2014

    Congress leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Nagma were on Saturday detained in Ghaziabad, when they were on their way to Moradabad to hold a 'peace march'. Congress leaders Naseeb Pathan, Madhusudan Mistry, Nagma and other prominent leaders were detained by the police at UP Gate for violation of prohibitory orders, city Superintendent...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's ideals are the future for us: President July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's ideals not only held our past but will guide our future too, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday as he conferred the Gandhi Peace prize on noted environmentalist-social worker Chandi Prasad Bhatt. The President, during the event held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said the prize was an expression...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to present Gandhi Peace Prize on Tuesday July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will honour noted environmentalist and pioneer of the Chipko movement Chandi Prasad Bhatt with 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize July 15, a statement said on Monday. Bhatt has also been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1982 followed by the Padma Bhushan -...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds peace dialogue with Iraqi religious leaders July 11, 2014

    Boone: Deeply perturbed by the ethnic violence in Iraq, Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has met senior Iraqi religious leaders in the US and said that dialogue is the only way to establish long-term peace in the war-torn country. At the 'Art of Living Retreat' at the scenic...
  • UN calls for peace in Gaza July 10, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to restore peace in the violence-hit Gaza region, media reported on Thursday. Ban on Wednesday said that he was alarmed by the new wave of violence that has engulfed Gaza, southern Israel and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem,...
  • News 360: Economic Survey 2014 says FY15 GDP growth seen at 5.4-5.9 pc July 9, 2014

    India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a survey showed. ...
  • Watch: How can we bring India back on track June 21, 2014

    In third episode of this series by Think India in partnership with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, we discuss how the new government can reinvigorate its economic policies. ...
  • Iraq crisis: Need to balance both sides and work for peace, says E Ahamed June 19, 2014

    Former MoS for External Affairs minister E Ahamed on Thursday said that the government cannot afford to upset the ISIS even as they deal with the Iraq government to ensure a safe passage for the kidnapped victims. "We need to balance both sides and work for peace in the region...
  • Don't allow NGO Greenpeace to collect foreign funds: IB to PMO June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After an Intelligence Bureau called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security, it has now clamped down on the international NGO recommending cancellation of permission given to it for collecting funds abroad besides reassessment of its tax compliance. In the fresh report, submitted to Prime Minister's Office and National Security...
  • Noted international NGO Greenpeace a 'threat to economic security': IB June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: International non-government organisation Greenpeace is in a spot of bother after an Intelligence Bureau report called it "a threat to economic security" and accused it of impacting the country's GDP by initiating agitations and campaigns against coal and nuclear power plants. In its report on foreign-funded NGOs, the IB...
  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' April 11, 2014

    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 vote...
  • Nobel prize winner for peace Oscar Arias Sanchez visits charitable hospital in Pink City March 31, 2014

    Nobel prize winner for peace and former president of Central American country Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sanchez 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 the...
  • Taliban not serious about talks: Sartaj Aziz February 27, 2014

    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 verge...
  • UN: US, Russia to try to 'unblock' Syria stalemate February 14, 2014

    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 are...
  • India, China hold talks on contentious boundary issue February 11, 2014

    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 candid,...
  • J&K: Bus service across LoC resumes after two weeks February 3, 2014

    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 in...
  • Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus service to resume from Monday January 30, 2014

    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 LoC...
  • Norway lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize January 29, 2014

    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 stable...