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UNDP calls for energy access to all by 2030


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With 1.4 billion people in the world still living without electricity, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined its partner agencies in a call ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘London Taliban’ sharia law to target women and homosexuals


April 18th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Women who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremist group Taliban, in a bid to impose sharia law in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NASA awards $1.24 billion contract extension for International Space Station


September 15th, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA on Tuesday awarded a five-year, $1.24 billion contract extension to Boeing to continue engineering support for the International Space Station, the agency saidBoeing is intended to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Theatre fest from South Asia on Women’s Day (With Image)


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Be it strife-torn Afghanistan, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, women in South Asia are playing an increasingly important and powerful role fostering peace. Come March 8, the International Women's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nepal Maoists free all child soldiers


February 8th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 8 (IANS) Assisted by the UN and its partner agencies, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Monday finally released the last of the child soldiers they had recruited in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NASA remembers storied past, but looks to uncertain future (Flashback 2009)


December 30th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Anne K. Walters Cape Canaveral (Florida), Dec 30 (DPA) As the world marked the 40th anniversary of the first human on the moon this year, the future of the space programme ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UK man banned from getting drunk for 7yrs


July 8th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 8 (ANI): A man, who committed a series of drunk and disorderly offences, has been banned from getting drunk anywhere in England and Wales for the next seven years.Unemployed David ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Efforts heightened to help displaced Sri Lankans: UN


May 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 30 (Xinhua) The United Nations, along with dozens of partner agencies, are working to improve basic conditions in camps housing people who fled the recently-ended conflict in northern Sri ... Read more...

Posted in World |

U.S. Captain Phillips rescued, pirates reported killed


April 13th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by admin
Reporting by Michael van Poppel.SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama has been rescued after being held captive by pirates on a lifeboat off Somalia for more than ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Aborigine children actively using marijuana, having sex


June 21st, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 21 (ANI): The Australian Crime Commission has said that it has handed to police and welfare agencies hundreds of cases of criminal conduct and neglect allegedly perpetrated in Aboriginal ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India’s counter-terrorism centre should be a unique model (Commentary)


June 16th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Alok Rashmi Mukhopadhyay Jaipur, as usual, is fading away from the headlines of the national media, as it always does till another terror strike jerks our collective psyche with gory images, wrecked ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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