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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...

Posted in South Asia |

Educating European leaders on India’s low-cost toilets


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Acknowledging his pioneering work in the field of low cost sanitation and social uplift, a French economic forum has invited Sulabh Sanitation movement chief mentor ... Read more...

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UN chief working for peaceful solution in Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Brijuni (Croatia), July 22 (IANS) ) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said he is working with UN-Arab League joint special envoy Kofi Annan to push for a peaceful solution ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Lifestyle deepens diabetes problem in India, China’


July 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India and China will continue to have the largest number of diabetics in the world in the coming years due to rapid lifestyle shifts ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

North Korea launches long-range rocket: reports (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang/Washington, April 13 (IANS) Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday, reported CNN citing two US officials.International leaders had urged North Korea ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea launches rocket: US


April 13th, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korea launched a long-range rocket into orbit Friday in defiance of warnings from the international community, reported CNN citing two US officials.International ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia to stop circus aid after 2020


April 6th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has approved a circus development blueprint up to 2020 after which circuses will be expected to raise their own ... Read more...

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What Manmohan would get to eat at Seoul


March 26th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, US President Barack Obama and 51 other world leaders can expect to enjoy a sumptuous spread of Western and Korean ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Climate changes will be rapid if warming continues


December 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The climate may potentially change for the worse this century, triggering many metres of sea level rise, if global warming is not controlled, said an American ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

“All my people love me, will die to protect me,” says Gaddafi


March 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 29 (ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has laughed off international pressure to step down, saying the western leaders have "no morals," and insisted that the citizens of his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

French President Sarkozy calls for transition process ‘without delay’ in Egypt


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday called for a 'transition process without delay' in Egypt as mass anti-government protests continue in the African nation.Egypt plunged into chaos last ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

International community strongly condemns Moscow terror attack


January 25th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The international community on Monday strongly condemned the suicide bombing which killed at least 34 people at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport, calling it inhumane and unacceptable.NATO Secretary General ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s lawyer to sue China


November 10th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo's lawyer on Tuesday said he is planning on filing a lawsuit against Chinese authorities for not allowing him to ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama criticizes China’s response after Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize


October 11th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Dalai Lama on Monday criticized China's response after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, according to media reports.The exiled spiritual leader told ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Iranian woman could still be ’stoned to death’ for adultery, murder, says Chief prosecutor


September 29th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Sept 29 (ANI): Contradicting earlier statements of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery charges, the Chief prosecutor ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British group to burn US flag protesting Quran burning


September 9th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A radical Muslim group in Britain intends to burn the American flag at various locations in the country protesting the plan of a US pastor to burn ... Read more...

Posted in World |

For harried local Afghans, Taliban, Kabul Conference is just an exercise in futility


July 20th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, July 20 (ANI): While the world's leaders are meeting in Kabul to chalk out a strategy to rebuild and develop the war tattered country, far outside the conference hall ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India reminds world of Taliban reintegration red lines


July 20th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Warning the world of the dangers of pursuing a selective approach towards terrorism, India Tuesday backed the reintegration plan of the Afghan government but on the condition ... Read more...

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Krishna meets Afghan President Karzai


July 19th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay SinghKabul, Jul 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who reached Kabul on a two-day visit today, met Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and his National Security Adviser Rangin Dadfar ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Krishna to meet Clinton in Kabul Tuesday; no meeting with Qureshi (Lead)


July 19th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The recent India-Pakistan talks and the preparations for US President Barack Obama's visit to India will be discussed when External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna meets ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Kabul, meeting with Clinton likely


July 19th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday left for Kabul on a two-day visit during which he is expected to air India's concerns over the contentious Taliban ... Read more...

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Krishna to leave for Kabul Monday, likely to meet Clinton


July 18th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna travels to Kabul Monday on a two-day visit for an international conference Monday where he is likely to have a bilateral ... Read more...

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Qureshi says war on terror could spill over to Pakistan


January 13th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan. 13 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the war on terror being fought in the neighbouring Afghanistan could spill over into Pakistan.Speaking to reporters on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ire, turmoil and hope at climate summit


December 16th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 16 (IANS) There was suppressed anger at the climate summit Wednesday and turmoil all around. The ire was expressed by India, China, Brazil and other developing countries, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Berlin celebrates the fall of the Wall (Lead)


November 9th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 9 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday retraced the steps she took after the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, as international leaders gathered in Berlin to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Germans, Americans honoured for bringing down Berlin Wall


November 9th, 2009 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 9 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on leaders Sunday to bring down the walls of the 21st century, as she accepted an award for the role ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan’s Shakarparian Tree Garden eyeing Guinness spot for its unique record


October 14th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.14 (ANI): Pakistan's Shakarparian Tree Garden is eyeing a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world's only garden where 112 international leaders have planted saplings while ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Busybee’ Zardari too busy for Obama in his own backyard!


September 25th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep.25 (ANI): While President Barack Obama has been constantly mentioning Pakistan and its struggle against terrorism and asking the world leaders to understand the need of helping Islamabad to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US refuses to acknowledge Ahmadinejad’s re-election


June 15th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): The Obama administration has refused to acknowledge the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."There is an awful lot of questions about how this election was run," Vice ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Think-tank calls on LTTE to negotiate surrender


March 10th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 10 (IANS) The humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka's northern Wanni region is rapidly becoming a catastrophe, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned and called on the Tamil rebels to ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for end to Gaza violence


December 28th, 2008 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 28 (Xinhua) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza and southern Israel.Ban said in a statement that he is "deeply alarmed" ... Read more...

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Gilani reiterates offer to cooperate in Mumbai probe


December 17th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday reiterated his government's offer to cooperate with India in investigating the Mumbai attacks and to resume early the peace dialogue with India.Chairing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Somalia homicide bombings facilitated by al Qaeda


October 31st, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A US intelligence official has said that the series of homicide bombings in Somalia on Wednesday were probably the work of a local group that was likely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Marriot blast: Zardari may delay US visit


September 21st, 2008 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sept 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may delay his visit to the US to attend the UN General Assembly session in the wake of Saturday's suicide bombing at a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan president likely to meet Indian prime minister in New York


September 10th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to meet the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to the United States to attend the annual General Assembly session ... Read more...

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