Peace

  • 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...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India January 27, 2014

    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 point...
  • Vedic Pandits go 'missing' in US January 26, 2014

    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 January 26, 2014

    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 this...
  • No headway in three year Syrian crisis at UN peace conference January 23, 2014

    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 January 5, 2014

    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 the...
  • Shanti, Seva and Nyay, says new insignia of Delhi Police January 3, 2014

    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 Shanti,...
  • Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 2013

    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 legacy,"...
  • India, Pak nuclear war could put 2 bln people at risk: Study December 10, 2013

    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 on...
  • What makes 'The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug' a smart film December 10, 2013

    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 fans might...
  • China hopes to maintain peace along borders with India December 7, 2013

    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 senior...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy December 6, 2013

    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 November 19, 2013

    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 given...
  • US welcomes Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks November 13, 2013

    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 conference,...