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India to pitch for fast-tracking UN reforms, combating terror


September 21st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India will pitch for fast-tracking reforms of the UN Security Council and press for expanded global cooperation in combating terrorism, piracy and climate change during ... Read more...

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Russia criticises UN chief’s defence of Libya action


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has criticised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for defending the NATO operation in Libya and ignoring data on civilian casualties collected by a number of ... Read more...

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Farming, business top US global agenda for women: Envoy


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The US is helping women in developing countries like India to become self-reliant in agriculture and small businesses by promoting education, health and providing easy ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly re-elects Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:14 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday agreed to re-elect Ban Ki-moon as Secretary-General, his second consecutive term at the helm of the 192-member organization.Ban, 67, was ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing


April 20th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing by India.The Nagoya Protocol would also contribute to the other ... Read more...

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India reiterates support for revitalising UN General Assembly


April 16th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 16 (IANS) India has reiterated its "constructive support" and participation in an ongoing exercise for the revitalisation of the UN General Assembly."India has consistently held the view ... Read more...

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Water demand will exceed supply by 40pc within 20 yrs, warn scientists


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have warned that water demand in many countries will outstrip supply by 40 per cent within 20 years due to the combined threat of climate change and ... Read more...

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World leaders speak on more collaboration to address challenges


January 27th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 27 (IANS) The international community should focus more on long-term structural changes to deepen collaboration among stakeholders, said the co-chairs, including India's Chanda Kochhar, at the World Economic Forum ... Read more...

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Congress pats UPA for India’s global stature, talks tough on Pakistani terror (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Commending the United Progressive Alliance government for enhancing India's global stature, the ruling Congress party Monday touted the government's achievement in putting terrorism on the global agenda ... Read more...

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Melinda Gates pledges $500 mn more for world’s poor


November 18th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Thursday pledged another $500 million for the world's poor as she hailed a historic moment that will help ... Read more...

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Obama visit: India, US to partner in Africa anti-poverty drive


October 31st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) When President Barack Obama sits down for talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh next week, India and the US will look to joining hands ... Read more...

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I had both failure and success: outgoing UN climate chief (Interview)


June 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) As he prepares to leave his post at the end of the month, UN climate chief Yvo de Boer says he faced "both failure and ... Read more...

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At G-15, India calls for reforming international economic order


May 18th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorTehran, May 17 (ANI): India on Monday gave a strong call for reforming the international economic order, urging G-15 summit members in Iranian capital Tehran to work closely for a ... Read more...

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UNGA president arrives Monday for three-day visit


May 2nd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) United Nations General Assembly president Ali Abdussalam Treki will arrive in India Monday for a three-day visit during which he will discuss UN reforms with Indian officials. A ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly should set global agenda: India


April 27th, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) India has said the United Nations General Assembly should take the lead in setting the global agenda and restore its primacy that has over a period of ... Read more...

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India pitches for UN reforms, global anti-terror treaty


April 16th, 2010 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Brasilia, April 16 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday made a strong pitch for urgent reform of the United Nations and pushed for an early conclusion of ... Read more...

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EU says Lashkar-e-Taiba has a global agenda


March 11th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 11 (IANS) Pakistani terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is a dangerous group having global agenda, an anti-terrorism official of the European Union has said. "We see LeT as a very dangerous organisation ... Read more...

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India plans e-network for small Pacific island states


January 30th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) With UN reforms inching back on the global agenda and keeping climate change negotiations in mind, India is now wooing Pacific small island states with an e-network, ... Read more...

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Britain never held any secret talks with Taliban: Miliband


January 10th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 10 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has rejected claims that he held secret talks with the Afghan Taliban leadership, saying that the United Kingdom has never negotiated with ... Read more...

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`World citizen’ Kamalesh Sharma installed as Queen’s University new Chancellor


December 10th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.10 (ANI): Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, will be installed as the ninth Chancellor of Queen's University this evening.Described by the Queen's Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Gregson as "a role model ... Read more...

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Progress, reform urgently needed at United Nations: PM


November 24th, 2009 - 9:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday once again called on the United States and other developed countries to take a leadership role in ensuring that reform ... Read more...

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India committed towards world free of nuclear weapons: PM


November 24th, 2009 - 8:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Monday that India has been committed to the goal of creating a world free of nuclear weapons since it ... Read more...

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Business experts to discuss green jobs in India


November 15th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Business experts from across the country will meet in the national capital Monday to discuss green job opportunities available in India. The initiative 'Rework India' by NGO ... Read more...

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Faction of Taliban in favour of talks with US: ex-Afghan minister


November 12th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov.12 (ANI): Former Afghan Minister Mullah Wakil Ahmed Mutawakal, who held the post of Foreign Minister in the Taliban government, has said that some leaders of the outlawed outfit are ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab terror groups bigger ‘Frankenstein’ than Taliban: Report


October 21st, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.21 (ANI): While the Pakistan Army has launched a major offensive in South Waziristan, the Taliban's stronghold, the recent spate of terror attacks across the Punjab province has raised concerns ... Read more...

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UN approves more money to fight desertification


October 4th, 2009 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 4 (DPA) A UN conference to battle spreading desertification agreed Saturday to increase funding to halt its dangerous effects. Representatives from 190 countries that are signatories to the UN Convention ... Read more...

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Investment in climate change is not charity: UN


September 21st, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
By Veronica Sardon Buenos Aires, Sep 21 (DPA) The failure of the international community to invest in adapting to climate change will jeopardise the world's common future, the head of the UN Convention ... Read more...

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World over-armed, peace under-funded: Ban Ki-moon


September 10th, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 9 (DPA) Noting that disarmament is back on the global agenda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned Wednesday that the "world is over-armed and peace is under-funded". Ban opened a disarmament ... Read more...

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(After 12) ‘India on Obama’s global agenda; climate change, trade could be spoilers’


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 22 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to India has given a new momentum to India-US relationship, but differences over climate change and trade talks may ... Read more...

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US will encourage India, China and Russia to tackle global agenda: Clinton


July 16th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Spelling out the United States' foreign policy initiatives for the immediate future, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday said that Washington would put special emphasis on encouraging major ... Read more...

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Clinton to seek ‘whole-of-government approach’ to bilateral ties


July 16th, 2009 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
By Arun KumarWashington, July 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that India and US will lay out a broad-based agenda calling for a "whole-of-government approach" to their bilateral ... Read more...

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Agriculture, food security should top global agenda: Manmohan


July 9th, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 8 (IANS) Agriculture and food security need to be placed at the "core of the international agenda", Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said after the G5 ... Read more...

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Taliban could spread its wings in India too: Qureshi


June 15th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 15 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has raised fears over the Taliban's expanding writ in the country saying that the outlawed terror organization could spread its nefarious ... Read more...

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Taliban could spread into India, Persian Gulf, says Pakistan


June 15th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan has warned that the Taliban could spread beyond its borders to neighbouring India and as far as the Persian Gulf, unless it receives international aid to ... Read more...

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Will Obama end UKs special ties with U.S?


March 1st, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.1 (ANI): Hints from the White House suggest that the Obama administration might just call an end to Anglo-American fealty. According to The Telegraph, word is spreading through political Washington that ... Read more...

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