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UN to open Liaison office in Syria


August 17th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN will open a liaison office in Damascus after its observer mission in the war-torn Syria expires Sunday, said France's UN envoy Gerard ... Read more...

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Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Madonna broke ‘gay propaganda’ law: Russian official


August 11th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A city councilor in Russia's St. Petersburg city has accused US pop star Madonna of violating a controversial local law banning "homosexual propaganda" during ... Read more...

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UN urges Bangladesh to allow aid to Myanmar refugees


August 8th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency is calling upon Bangladesh to allow provision of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar refugees who have entered its territory, Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Russia’s chief investigator dismisses fraud charges


July 28th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's powerful Investigation Committee, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against him by an opposition leader.Alexei Navalny accused Bastrykin in a ... Read more...

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Putin seeks law amendment for foreign-funded NGOs


July 11th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for amendments to a bill which would force non-governmental organisations(NGOs), funded from abroad and engaged in political activity, to declare ... Read more...

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Ford to spend $250,000 on seven Tamil Nadu villages


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Global automotive giant Ford Motor Company will spend $250,000 on the education, safety, environment and health and welfare of the seven village communities around its plant ... Read more...

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NHRC to hear complaints of Gujarat’s scheduled castes


May 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team will hear on May 14-15 complaints about atrocities against scheduled castes in Gujarat. The team, headed by NHRC ... Read more...

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Hillary meets victims of human trafficking in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interacted with young women rescued from human traffickers and listened keenly to their tales in her first programme after arriving ... Read more...

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Human rights body protests atrocities on Lankan Tamils


April 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Thursday protested near the Sri Lankan High Commission here against what they termed as the Sri Lankan Army's ... Read more...

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60 percent Myanmarese in favour of Suu Kyi’s party: Survey


March 31st, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 31 (IANS) A day before the crucial elections in Myanmar, around 60 percent of respondents in a countrywide survey said they will vote for Nobel laureate Aung Sang ... Read more...

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Disabled in China seek job opportunities


March 26th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Despite efforts by many non-governmental organisations and policymakers to boost employment, a lot of disabled people in China seem to be leading a life full of ... Read more...

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Liquor and cigarettes prices raised on public demand: Dhumal


March 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government's decision to raise the prices of cigarettes and liquor was based on the wishes of the people of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Budget hike for social sector garners mixed response


March 17th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Representatives from civil society and non-governmental organisations Saturday welcomed the 45 percent hike in investment on women and child development adding that funding gaps ... Read more...

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US to give $12 mn in aid for Syrians


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The US has announced to provide over $12 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrians, suffering from continued violence, through the UN and other humanitarian relief ... Read more...

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Kudankulam agitators release statement of accounts


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) On the eve of 200th day of their agitation against the Kudankulam nuclear project, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Thursday released a statement ... Read more...

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Egypt starts NGO workers’ trial


February 26th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) A trial of 43 workers - including 19 Americans and two Germans - from domestic and foreign non-governmental organisations who were charged with receiving illegal foreign ... Read more...

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Samsung sets up fund for poor kids’ education


February 16th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As a gesture of philanthropy, electronics major Samsung Thursday committed to spend Rs.100 from the sale of every Galaxy Note, the company's latest android phone, ... Read more...

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Hague praises Myanmar reforms


January 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague wrapped up his two-day official visit to Myanmar Friday by praising the reforms initiated by the new government."If the country continues ... Read more...

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USAID chief Rajiv Shah to visit India


December 19th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Rajiv Shah, head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American in the Obama administration, begins a two-day visit ... Read more...

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Tamil nadu should act against Kudankulam peotesters: Minister


December 17th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government should act against activists trying to hold up work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) being set up in the ... Read more...

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US worried by reports of electoral violations in Russia


December 6th, 2011 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US administration is worried about reports of electoral violations during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections in Russia, a White House spokesman said.International observers from ... Read more...

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Clinton’s remarks on Israeli democracy spark lawmakers’ ire


December 5th, 2011 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Saturday's remarks voicing concerns about Israel's democracy and women's rights in the country have anguished some Jewish lawmakers who view ... Read more...

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No violations at Russia’s parliamentary polls


December 4th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There were no violations during Sunday's parliamentary elections in Russia, international observers monitoring the polls said.The elections are being seen as a crucial test for ... Read more...

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UN needs more funds to end violence against women: Ban


November 24th, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for annual donations of $100 million to the UN Trust Fund to better finance the UN-led efforts to end ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks global help to cope with disasters


October 8th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the international community, particularly the nations having advanced technology and expertise for disaster management, to help it in capacity building to handle eventualities ... Read more...

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Web changing diplomacy, global governance: Experts


September 11th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The internet is transforming public diplomacy around the world and has spurred popular involvement in key global issues such as accountable governance, climate change ... Read more...

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Government committed to eradicating poverty: President


August 14th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that the government is committed to providing common people opportunities to progress and to eradicating poverty, hunger, disease and ... Read more...

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China releases report on human rights


July 14th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China Thursday released a report that said the country has fulfilled all targets of its national human rights action plan."All targets and tasks set by the ... Read more...

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Punjab to enact law to make youth read


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab government will enact a new law that is designed to help inculcate an interest in reading amongst youngsters, a minister said here Thursday.Punjab Education ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Jammu against Ramdev crackdown


June 8th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 8 (IANS) A near-total shutdown was observed and anti-government protests were organised in Jammu city Wednesday against the central government's crackdown against yoga guru Baba Ramdev and ... Read more...

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Doctors launch campaign for a tobacco-free Bangalore (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) With music concerts and counselling, a group of doctors here is launching a 'Tobacco Free Bangalore' campaign Tuesday to drive home the message of avoiding tobacco ... Read more...

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UN calls for assistance to Ethiopia’s two million drought victims


April 29th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) UN officials have called for assistance to be stepped up to an estimated two million Ethiopians affected by the drought, Xinhua reports.Water is being ... Read more...

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NGOs seek removal of Bhushans from Lokpal drafting panel


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A group of non-governmental organisations will hold a rally in the capital Monday to demand removal of Lokpal Bill drafting committee co-chair Shanti ... Read more...

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Clash at China’s Tibetan monastery could turn ‘explosive’: Dalai Lama


April 17th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that a stand-off between police and Tibetans at a monastery in China could turn "explosive".Dalai Lama also urged the ... Read more...

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