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UN: Civilian journalist filming protest in Bahrain shot dead

April 7th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Friday called on Bahraini authorities to investigate the death of a citizen journalist who was killed late last month while filming a ... Read more...

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Unesco condemns murders of two journalists in Brazil

February 21st, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Monday condemned the murders of two journalists in Brazil.Mario Randolfo, the editor of the Web site Vassouras na ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host seminar on Islamic art, culture

October 24th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) A three-day international seminar on Islamic art and culture will be inaugurated by Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari here from Nov 25, organizing secretary Khalid Saeed ... Read more...

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UN to hear dispute over ownership of Machu Picchu

September 9th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 9 (IANS/EFE) Two Peruvian families who say the government never paid them compensation for the expropriation of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and surrounding lands plan to ... Read more...

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Theatre, vocational training for dwarfs held in Assam

April 3rd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 3 (ANI): Dapon, the Mirror of Tangla, a renowned cultural organization of Assam's Udalguri District has recently organised a month-long theatre and vocational training for the dwarfs to prove that ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to UN-sponsored meeting over temple damage

March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia and Thailand on Friday agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting over the damage caused to an historic temple during the recent border clashes.Representatives from both countries ... Read more...

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UNESCO to assess damage to Hindu temple in Cambodia

February 9th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Nations cultural agency plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir awarded UN Bilbao prize for promoting human rights

November 18th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Nov 18 (ANI): Pakistan's noted human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, has been named as this year's winner of the Bilbao Prize- a UN award that recognizes "outstanding individual contribution to ... Read more...

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Little India lights up to receive Manmohan, Razak (Second Lead)

October 26th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Kuala Lumpur, Oct 26 (IANS) Diwali is still some days away but the Little India business area here has already been lit up as it prepares to receive Indian ... Read more...

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Hasina for Bengali as an official UN language

September 28th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants Bengali to be named an official United Nations language to reflect the vast number of its speakers - nearly 300 ... Read more...

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Kaikala felicitated today

September 27th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Ragaragini Arts Association, a cultural organization felicitated senior artiste Kaikala Satyanarayana during Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao's 87th birthday celebrations. The programme was held in Potti Sriramulu Telugu University ... Read more...

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Police shut down 9/11 plotters’ mosque in Hamburg

August 9th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Aug 9 (DPA) German police Monday shut down a mosque in Hamburg which gained notoriety as a meeting place for several plotters of the Sep 11 attacks on New York in ... Read more...

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UNESCO chief condemns murder of Greek journalist

July 24th, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday condemned the murder of a Greek investigative reporter who was shot to death outside ... Read more...

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Konark women battle it out in crying competition

June 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Konark (Orissa), June 17 (ANI): A cultural organization 'Arkashree' organized a crying competition in Orissa's Konark town on Wednesday, which saw the participation of over 20 women, battling it out crying and ... Read more...

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Assam’s Kamprup District a heaven for Tiwa tribe

June 14th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Todd AlexGuwahati, June 14 (ANI): The Bherakuchi village in Assam's Central Kamprup District is a home to the Tiwa tribe and away from influence of modern cities.Here there is ... Read more...

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Jorhat hosts Voice of North East 2010 audition

May 31st, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), May 31 (ANI): The third audition of the "VOICE OF NORTH EAST, 2010" was held at Pitambar Deva Goswami Auditorium here on May 29 and 30.The Jorhat audition was ... Read more...

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UNESCO slams murders of journalists in Pakistan, Somalia

May 22nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, May 22 (ANI): The head of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the recent killings of journalists in Pakistan and Somalia, while underscoring the necessity of ... Read more...

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United Nations plans on re-opening schools in Haiti in April

February 13th, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Friday said that some of the worst-hit areas damaged by the earthquake in Haiti will see school re-openings as early as April.Despite only ... Read more...

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Theatre artists from North East stage plays on `peace and violence’

December 25th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Dec 25 (ANI): Theatre artists from various parts of Northeast came together on one platform recently to stage plays based on the theme of `peace and violence' in Assam.The two day ... Read more...

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No hand in Goa blast: Sanatan Sanstha

October 19th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panvel (Maharashtra), Oct 19 (IANS) The Sanatan Sanstha, a Hindu right-wing group, Monday categorically denied any involvement in last Friday's Goa blast in which two people were killed and claimed it was ... Read more...

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Bomb blasts in Pakistan overshadow ongoing Peace Festival 2009

October 15th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): Bomb blast incidents in Pakistan have marred the Peace Festival 2009 being organized by South Asian Foundation in partnership with Saanjh, a cultural organization, ... Read more...

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American Center hosts art exhibit and film festival in Delhi

October 5th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.5 (ANI): The American Center and Brotherhood, an Indian socio-cultural organization working towards mainstreaming disability since 1994, is highlighting two award-winning American documentaries and the exhibit "Art is Ability," by ... Read more...

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UN agency condemns killing of journalist in Pakistan

September 1st, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep 1 (ANI): The U.N. agency that defends press freedom has condemned yet another murder of an Afghan journalist working in Pakistan's north-west for his criticism of the Taliban ... Read more...

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Teach 5-year-olds about masturbation, advocates U.N. report

August 27th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A June report from the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that children as young as five should receive mandatory sexual education that would ... Read more...

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Guru G. Gourakishor, the master of Manipuri martial art form

April 24th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, April 24 (ANI): Guru G. Gourakishor Sharma was recently conferred the coveted Padamshree award for 2008-2009 to honour his lifetime contribution to Manipuri Martial Art, Thang-Ta.Born into a family ... Read more...

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Mount Everest tipped to be one of New Seven Wonders of Nature

January 7th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 7 (ANI): Mount Everest has earned a nomination to be one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, according to organisers.The highest mountain on Earth will compete with other ... Read more...

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ESCAP concerns huge gap in internet access between rich and poor countries

November 20th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
A study by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) shows gap between rich and poor nations in the Asia Pacific region for internet access has widened.A three ... Read more...

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Advani cosies up to RSS, flaunts swayamsewak badge

March 20th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by admin
By Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The launch of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's autobiography has renewed bonding between him and his mentors in the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ... Read more...

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Asian Women’s film festival kicks off

March 7th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The fourth Asian Women's Film Festival 2008, organised by Delhi-based non-profit organisation International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), got off to a colourful start ... Read more...

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Sarkozy wants Unesco to honour French cuisine

February 24th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 24 (ANI): French food has captured our hearts, or rather our tummies for quite a long time now, and now the cuisine is being trumpeted as the worlds best by ... Read more...

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