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  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief Yesterday

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week 2 days ago

    Sanaa: The UN envoy to Yemen has resigned after failing to avert large-scale violence, dealing a blow to hopes of a diplomatic solution to the conflict between rebels and Saudi-backed government forces. The announcement from the UN came as a Saudi-led coalition pressed its air war against the Iran-backed rebels into...
  • UN gives 'James Bond' star Daniel Craig a 'license to save' 3 days ago

    United Nations: As secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig has a license to kill, but on Tuesday the United Nations gave the British actor a "license to save" by appointing him as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards. Craig - who has been filming his...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Naxals target development projects, says intelligence reports 4 days ago

    Maoists are changing their strategy in their fight against the state, says latest intelligence reports. Naxals in desperation are targeting development projects. There have been 31 attacks on economic targets in 4 months compared with 25 in 2014. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Azam Khan slams PM Modi's Paris visit; calls him a 'liar' 5 days ago

    Badaun: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "liar" and criticised his Paris visit given the rising number of farmer suicides in the country. "He (Modi) is a king who lies. Farmers are dying in the country and he is touring Paris. He has failed...
  • North Korea declares no-sail zone, missile launch seen as possible: Reports April 6, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S. defence chief visits Seoul this week. Pyongyang fired four short-range missiles off its west coast on Friday in what South Korea...
  • UN says 519 dead in two weeks of Yemen fighting April 3, 2015

    United Nations: Some 519 people have been killed and nearly 1,700 injured in two weeks of fighting in Yemen, the UN aid chief has said, raising alarm over the fate of civilians. Valerie Amos on Wednesday said she was "extremely concerned" for the safety of civilians trapped in the fierce fighting...
  • More than 25,000 foreign fighters joining Islamists: UN April 3, 2015

    United Nations: Record numbers of foreign fighters from more than half of the world's countries are joining Islamist and al-Qaeda groups, mostly in Syria, Iraq and increasingly in Libya, according to a UN report. More than 25,000 foreign fighters are involved in armed conflicts from over 100 countries, the report by...
  • 'Un-Freedom' should not be banned: Adil Hussain April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Adil Hussain, whose film 'Un-Freedom' failed to get a certificate for release in India, said banning the same sex love story was "baseless". 'Un-Freedom', directed by Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar, is a thriller that chronicles a lesbian love story set in New York and New Delhi....
  • Film on homosexuality 'Un-Freedom' banned in India March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles espousing homosexuality, has been banned in India. The 36-year-old director is the latest who has hit out at the certification process in recent times. Disappointed, at being unable to get the required...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee March 28, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • India opposes rights to same-sex partners of UN staff March 25, 2015

    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...