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More needs to be done in Afghanistan: India to UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 21 (IANS) Although progress made till date in war-torn Afghanistan has been significant, "much more needs to be done" in the country, Hardeep Singh Puri, India's permanent ... Read more...

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India seeks larger UN role in resolving African conflicts


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) India wants the United Nations to become a more effective partner of the African Union in resolution of African conflicts."The relevant UN agencies should support ... Read more...

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No clue when age row will end: Army chief


January 15th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Earlier he was indecisive on what he would do next on his age row, but now Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh is unsure when ... Read more...

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Delhi school kids to form human chain against junk food


December 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The students of Father Agnel School in the capital will form a human chain Monday against the rise in junk food consumption among school-going children. ... Read more...

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India says expansion essential for UNSC credibility


December 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India, an aspirant for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, has said that an expansion of the decision making organ was essential for its ... Read more...

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Peacebuilding must respect sovereignty: China


November 1st, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) Post-conflict peacebuilding should be carried out on the basis of full respect to the sovereignty and will of the country concerned, a Chinese diplomat said ... Read more...

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Security Council adopts statement on women in peace process


October 29th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday adopted a presidential statement calling on the full participation of women in all stages of the peace process as they ... Read more...

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KCR threatens defamation case against TDP leaders


October 28th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Friday threatened to file a defamation case against Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders for allegations that he ... Read more...

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India backs Palestine’s UN bid, says shouldn’t be conditional


October 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) India Tuesday voiced hope that the process to grant the Palestinian request for UN membership would be concluded expeditiously and stressed this should not ... Read more...

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Agra police take no-bribe pledge


August 28th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 28 (IANS) Police personnel here Sunday adopted a pledge to refrain from seeking or accepting bribes.The move was an initiative of Aseem Arun, a 1994 batch Indian ... Read more...

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US blames wrong reporting for tiff over Hazare


August 18th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The United States blamed "some extremely inaccurate reporting out of India" for Indians taking umbrage over its stand on social activist Anna Hazare's protest and said ... Read more...

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India to focus on UN peacekeeping during presidency


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) India will focus on the issue of UN peacekeeping during its UN Security Council presidency for the month of August, Hardeep Singh Puri, permanent representative ... Read more...

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India to use UNSC presidency to establish credentials


July 29th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 29 (IANS) India will utilise its upcoming presidency of the UN Security Council to re-establish its credentials with political maturity to be a permanent member of the ... Read more...

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Debate on gender inequality sets mood for Slut Walk


July 10th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) College students and professionals participated in a debate on gender inequality at Jantar Mantar here Sunday, ahead of the country's first Slut Walk later ... Read more...

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Gurudas Dasgupta slams CPI-M for debacle


May 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Blaming "arrogance of power" by some Left leaders for the West Bengal election rout, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta Wednesday asked that CPI-M ... Read more...

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US spending millions on activist technology


April 9th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): The United States Government is spending millions of dollars developing technology to help pro-democracy activists in the Middle East and China.Washington is promoting a "panic button" application that ... Read more...

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PML-Q demands open debate in Pak Punjab Assembly on Raymond Davis’ release


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 22(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)- an opposition party in Pakistan's Punjab Assembly - has demanded an open debate on the issue of the release of double murder-accused CIA contractor ... Read more...

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UNSC calls for comprehensive peace strategy for Somalia


March 11th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Mar.10 (ANI): In the face of instability, terrorism and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Somalia, the UN Security Council has called for a comprehensive peace and security strategy in the region.Chinese ... Read more...

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India committed to work towards peace in Somalia


March 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) India has told the UN it is committed to cooperating with the transitional government in Somalia and at working towards peace and reconstruction in the ... Read more...

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China to fulfill duty as rotating Security Council president in fair way: Envoy


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Feb 25 (ANI): To effectively maintain international peace and security, China will perform its duty as the rotating president of the UN Security Council in March in a fair, neutral ... Read more...

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‘Over 250,000 killed by disasters worldwide in 2010′


February 10th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) Over a quarter of a million people were killed by disasters worldwide last year, making 2010 one of the deadliest years in more than a generation, UN ... Read more...

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India asks Israel, Palestine to resume direct talks


January 20th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Jan 20 (IANS) India has asked the international community to work closely with Israel and Palestine to encourage them to resume direct negotiations leading to a comprehensive ... Read more...

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US Koran-burning pastor banned from entering UK


January 20th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20(ANI): The U.S. preacher who sparked outrage by saying that he was going to burn copies of the Koran has been banned from entering the UK.Pastor Terry Jones had ... Read more...

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Central assistance to Bihar not a special favour: Advani


October 19th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Motihari/Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Oct. 19 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K.Advani on Tuesday said neither Prime Minister Manmohan Singh nor UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should project central assistance for Bihar ... Read more...

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2008 Batla House shootout may have been staged: Digvijay Singh


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 22 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh accepted here on Wednesday that the Batla House shootout, which took place in a Muslim-dominated area of south Delhi in 2008, might ... Read more...

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Watchdog says websites pose biggest terror threat to UK


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): The official reviewer of the British Government's anti-terrorism laws, Lord Carlile, has warned Prime Minister David Cameron to his attention instead to websites that openly advocate violence.A ... Read more...

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Britain bans Indian Muslim preacher


June 18th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik who claimed "every Muslim should be terrorist" has been banned from entering Britain, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Naik, 44-year-old tele-evangelist, was due to ... Read more...

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UN Security Council to vote on Iran sanction next Wednesday


June 9th, 2010 - 2:42 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations Security Council will vote on a draft resolution on Wednesday morning to impose sanctions on Iran over its suspected nuclear weapon developments, Claude Heller, ... Read more...

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DU teachers suggest open debate to resolve semester row


June 4th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Delhi University (DU) may see an open discussion between teachers, students and parents to clear the air about implementing the semester system, a statement by the ... Read more...

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India demands change in ‘real power structure’ of UNSC


April 24th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 23 (IANS) India, which is actively pursuing permanent membership of the UN Security Council, has reiterated its demand for a comprehensive reform of the world body's decision making organ ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa asks Devegowda to come for open debate on NICE project


January 10th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore / New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Reacting to the comments made by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday said he was ready ... Read more...

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India asks world community to act in concert to end terrorism


November 14th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 14 (IANS) India has asked the international community to show the necessary political will and resolve to end the scourge of terrorism by acting in concert and in a ... Read more...

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India asks rich to help spur poor nations’ economies


October 13th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 13 (IANS) Noting that developing countries had been most affected by the global economic crisis, India has urged rich nations to honour their pledges and keep up the ... Read more...

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British troops far from defeating Taliban, says Brit Defence Secretary


September 16th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.16 (ANI): British troops are a long way from winning the battle against a resilient Taliban in Afghanistan, and the conflict in the country could lead to "major shifts" in ... Read more...

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Pak Minister Malik invites Chidambaram for an open debate on 26/11


September 11th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.11 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has invited his Indian counterpart P Chidambaram to an open debate on investigations into the 26/11 terror attacks.Addressing a press conference here, Malik ... Read more...

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