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  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee 2 days ago

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US 2 days ago

    Washington: The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN. Addressing the gathering at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma talked about Strategic Plus Partnership between India and the US but maintained that it was...
  • Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency 3 days ago

    Montreal: Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board. All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation...
  • UN moves should not give legitimacy to non-state actors: India 4 days ago

    United Nations: India has cautioned that the UN should not give "political legitimacy" to non-state actors by bypassing national governments, saying the access to non- state armed groups should be through a cooperation framework between the UN and the concerned government. "It is important that access of the United Nations to...
  • News 360: Hooda government favoured Vadra in land deals, says CAG report 5 days ago

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has blamed Haryana's previous Congress government led by then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 5 days ago

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  • India opposes rights to same-sex partners of UN staff 5 days ago

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen March 22, 2015

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Saturday said that the 15-nation UN body will meet in an emergency session on Sunday afternoon to discuss the current situation in Yemen, which suffered several terrorist attacks over the past few days. The UN Spokesperson's Office said that the council will hold a...
  • UN chief urges Benjamin Netanyahu to renew support for two-state deal United March 20, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday and urged him to renew Israel's commitment to a "two-state solution" to the Middle East conflict. Netanyahu won re-election this week after a close-fought parliamentary campaign in which he toughened his stance, vowing he would thwart the...
  • Justice Uma Nath Singh sworn in as new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court March 19, 2015

    Shillong: Justice Uma Nath Singh was on Thursday sworn in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court at the Raj Bhavan in Shillong on Thursday. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Justice Singh at a ceremony. Justice Singh had earlier...
  • UN expert demands international action on North Korea abductions March 17, 2015

    Geneva: A United Nations rights expert squared off with North Korea on Monday by urging the global community to resolve the fate of 200,000 people allegedly abducted by Pyongyang, and refer perpetrators to the International Criminal Court. "There is a real sense of urgency to solve this matter once and for...
  • Introduce yoga as part of educational curriculum: RSS March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming yoga the country's "civilisational contribution" to the world, RSS on Saturday called for its inclusion in educational curriculum in India. Hailing the UN move to name June 21 as the 'International Day of Yoga', it also urged that steps be taken to promote it in social life. A resolution...
  • Ricky Walden recovers to oust Thepchaiya, enters Indian Open final March 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Ricky Walden pulled off a superb come-from-behind 4-3 victory over rank outsider Thepchaiya Un-Nooh to stop the Thai's giant-killing run and enter the final of the Indian Open Snooker Championship here today. The Englishman, the world number eight and highest ranked player left in the field at the semifinal phase,...
  • Technology is the best guarantee for women's empowerment: India tells the UN March 8, 2015

    New York: Information and communications technologies can be the best guarantee for the empowerment of women and transforming the lives of millions around the world, India told the UN General Assembly here on Friday. Mayank Joshi, a first secretary at India's UN mission, said the application of the technologies in education,...
  • Delhi rape convict's remarks 'unspeakable': UN March 5, 2015

    United Nations: The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convict blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women. Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric refused to further comment on the remarks made...
  • Black money: Luxembourg offers to send financial experts team March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Luxembourg, one of the biggest routes for investments into India, on Monday offered to send a team of experts in New Delhi to brief the government on measures taken by it to curb illegal financial transactions. The offer was conveyed by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to his Indian...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions February 23, 2015

    Moscow: Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, the state defence company said on Monday. Any such a deal is likely to go down badly in Washington as Western countries seek to keep up the...
  • UN climate experts meet despite chief's absence over sex case February 23, 2015

    Kenya: Climate scientists went ahead with a scheduled meeting in Kenya at Nairobi despite the absence of the United Nations' top climate change official, Rajendra Pachauri, who faces sexual harassment allegations. Experts gathering in Nairobi on Monday said the absence of Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Baghdad's first female mayor set to take the reins February 21, 2015

    Baghdad: A woman has been named as mayor of Baghdad for the first time, a government spokesman said on Saturday, amid widespread corruption and rampant violence. Zekra Alwach, a civil engineer and director general of the ministry of higher education, becomes the first female to be given such a post in...
  • Sri Lanka's former President Rajapaksa vows political return February 18, 2015

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday vowed to return to politics following his stunning defeat in last month's presidential election and said he may contest for prime minister later this year. Rajapaksa told a rally of tens of thousands of supporters urging him to return that he is...
  • UN Security Council reform: Stick to a time-table, says India February 14, 2015

    United Nations: With UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa reporting he was "heartened" to find support for a Security Council reform process based on a negotiating document, India has said that the text should be given the mandate of an Assembly resolution and the negotiations should stick to a...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

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  • Ahead of PM Modi's visit, China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing...
  • Will ensure ban on groups proscribed by UN: Pakistan February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid confusion over the status of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led militant outfit JuD, Pakistan government on Tuesday said it will ensure that all organisations proscribed by the UN are banned in the country. "There is some confusion regarding the list of banned outfits but I want to make...
  • People respect governments that punish corruption: UN chief Ban Ki-moon February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Highlighting that people respect governments that punish corruption, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for increased government transparency and cooperation between the public sector and private enterprises to drive economic growth. "The most respected governments are those that ensure equal rule or law and justice for all, and those...
  • Rape, acid attacks, kidnap: Girls face rising violence in fight for education, says UN February 10, 2015

    Geneva: High-profile attacks such as the abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office said on Monday. Many of the attacks are done in...
  • UN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,375 in January February 1, 2015

    Baghdad: The United Nations mission to Iraq said on Sunday that violence in the country amid the war against the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 1,375 people in January. The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq, known as UNAMI, put the number of civilians killed at 790, while identifying...
  • India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014: UN January 29, 2015

    Geneva: Notwithstanding the decline in global foreign direct investment inflows, India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014 to an estimated $35 billion with maximum growth in the services sector, a UN report said on Thursday. China toppled the US in 2014 as the world's largest recipient of FDI...