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Why is Hindi not at the United Nations? (Comment)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahead of the ninth World Hindi Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa (Sep 22-24), it defies logic why Hindi, a language spoken by over half a billion people, or every 10th person ... Read more...

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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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Award of contract to Swiss Timing transparent, says Bhanot


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee's former secretary-general Lalit Bhanot Friday told a special CBI court hearing a corruption case against him that everything was transparent ... Read more...

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Eliasson sworn in as deputy UN chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 3 (IANS) Jan Eliasson of Sweden was sworn in as the UN deputy secretary-general here Monday, Xinhua reported.Eliasson "has had substantial experience at the United Nations serving ... Read more...

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Jamia to confer honorary degree to UN chief


April 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will confer an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon."The University will hold a special convocation ... Read more...

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Putin seeks fight against doping, sports gambling


April 14th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has urged the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) to close ranks to curb doping, illegal sweepstake enterprises and fans' aggressive ... Read more...

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Castro pokes fun at Obama’s summit outfit


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro poked fun at US President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during ... Read more...

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Dubai to host global press meet (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 8 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the 10th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC), which is expected to be participated by 22 press clubs ... Read more...

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Dubai to host 10th global press meet


April 8th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 8 (IANS) Dubai will host the 10th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC), which is expected to be participated by 22 press clubs ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe launches Olympic bicycles


December 11th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, launched a set of Olympic bicycles Sunday at the British Embassy in ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe dismisses concerns over security of London 2012


December 10th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, president of the organising committee of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, said here Saturday that the Games will be safe and smooth ... Read more...

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IOA to form Athletes Commission


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has decided to set up an 11-member Athletes Commission that will be selected by sportspersons who have qualified for the ... Read more...

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India seeks convergence on UNSC expansion


November 9th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 9 (IANS) India has called for continuation of the ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on the expansion of the UN Security Council in both the permanent and non-permanent categories ... Read more...

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Randhir Singh opts out of next year’s IOA election


November 8th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh Tuesday said he will not run in its elections next year to pave way for youngsters to ... Read more...

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UN chief, General Assembly president visit Libya


November 2nd, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 2 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and president of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser paid a surprise visit to Libya Wednesday, a UN spokesman said.The top ... Read more...

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Palestine becomes a member of UNESCO


October 31st, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member on Monday. Member countries voted to admit the Palestinians into the organization. The decision is seen as a major one ... Read more...

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Pakistan thanks India for helping it to UNSC seat


October 29th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday said India played a major role in supporting its successful bid to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council."Many of the countries ... Read more...

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China backs Pakistan for UNSC seat


October 19th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China has backed Pakistan in its desire to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Xinhua reported.China attaches great importance to Pakistan's request ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confident of securing bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games


October 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) With one month to go before the host city is selected, Sri Lanka Wednesday said it was confident of winning the bid to host the 2018 ... Read more...

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Singur issue is not final yet: Biman Bose


September 29th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Reacting to the Calcutta High Court order on the Singur land row, West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Wednesday said the matter has not yet ... Read more...

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Palestine applies for UN membership


September 24th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Palestine Friday formally applied to the UN for its membership, Xinhua reported.The application was forwarded to the president of the UN Security Council, hours after ... Read more...

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Abbas to submit UN bid after General Assembly address


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas will Friday formally submit an application for recognition of statehood to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after his speech at the General ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases threat to development: UN chief


September 20th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said non-communicable diseases were a threat to development, and that there is an urgent need to combat them."Our collaboration is ... Read more...

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Real Madrid to announce record earnings for last season


September 17th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 17 (IANS) Real Madrid will present a positive set of numbers in their annual accounts when the club holds its general assembly next weekend.Sports paper Diario AS published ... Read more...

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All people must stand against terrorism: UN chief


September 11th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all people to stand against terrorism, in a special message on the eve of the 10th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Gold Coast has edge over Hambantota in 2018 CWG bid


September 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) Australia's Gold Coast appears to have an edge over Sri Lanka's Hambantota in playing host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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Security council backs South Sudan for UN membership


July 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 14 (IANS/AKI) The UN Security Council has recommended to the General Assembly that the fledgling state of South Sudan join the UN, bringing the new nation one ... Read more...

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International honour for Indian wine expert


June 27th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, June 27 (IANS) Delhi-based wine expert Subhash Arora, founder-president of the Indian Wine Academy, was honoured with the prestigious Merite de l'OIV by the International Organization of Vine ... Read more...

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Ban to discuss Kashmir with India, Pakistan


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he will discuss Kashmir with Indian and Pakistani leaders to help resolve the dispute through dialogue, a media report ... Read more...

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India urges international community to promote generic drugs


June 9th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India has called upon the international community to promote generic medicine, specially for diseases like HIV and AIDS, to make treatment affordable.Speaking at the high ... Read more...

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India backs re-election of Ban Ki-moon as UN chief


June 7th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it supports the re-election of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for a second term.The Asian Group at the UN met in ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis to run for New Jersey senate


April 12th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS/EFE) Athlete Carl Lewis, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, has announced that he plans to seek a state senate seat from New Jersey, where he ... Read more...

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Spring moulds found in Spain may aid search for water on Mars


April 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A new study on the origin and evolution of peculiar morphologies caused by ancient subterranean springs in the central pre-Pyrenees of Catalonia (Spain) may aid the search for ... Read more...

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Kalmadi unilaterally announced Rs.33 crore to CWG associations: Shunglu


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi announced a grant of $7.2 million (Rs.33 crore) "without any authority or prior consultation" to 72 Commonwealth ... Read more...

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UN Yearbook released for first time as ebook


April 1st, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 1 (IANS) The UN's annual yearbook was released Thursday for the first time in a fully-searchable digital format as an ebook.The newest edition available is for 2007 ... Read more...

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