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Abu Dhabi holds meet on organised crime


June 19th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 18 (IANS/WAM) A conference on organised crime and its effects commenced here Monday.The "Conference on Organised Crime and its Effects on Criminal Policy" has ... Read more...

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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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India to host meet against drug trafficking


November 20th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 100 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific region will gather in India Nov 22-25 to devise coordinated efforts to combat illicit drug production and ... Read more...

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India to host meet against drugs trafficking


November 13th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) For the first time, India will host the "Paris Pact Meeting" beginning Monday that will focus on devising international cooperation against drugs trafficking.The two-day meeting ... Read more...

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Cocaine chronicles: Metros see steep rise in party drugs


November 9th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Twenty-year-old Alisha Jose, a bright college student from a middle-class family in Delhi, was coaxed to try a "pill" at a party by her friends ... Read more...

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UN celebrates World Space Week


October 8th, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Oct 8 (IANS) A sculpture of late Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was presented to the UN office here Friday to celebrate "50 Years of Human Spaceflight", the theme of ... Read more...

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East Asia drives trade in wildlife parts, says report


July 28th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) East Asian markets drive illegal trade in wildlife parts, claims a new report.Wildlife trade is becoming increasingly organised, strengthened by antiquated laws, a Wildlife Conservation Society ... Read more...

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UN chief mourns death of staff in Bolivia plane crash


May 9th, 2011 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was deeply saddened at the news that four UN anti-drug workers and two pilots were killed in a ... Read more...

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Six killed after plane carrying UN staff members crashes in Bolivia


May 8th, 2011 - 5:10 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Six people were killed on Thursday when a Bolivian Air Force plane carrying United Nations staff members crashed northeast of the capital of La Paz, the UN ... Read more...

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International quake convention begins in Agra


May 4th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 4 (IANS) Experts from 40 countries Wednesday assembled here to begin deliberations on earthquakes at the Asia-Pacific Earthquake Response Exercise.The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with ... Read more...

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India to host Asia-pacific earthquake response exercise next month


April 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with International Search and Advisory Group (INSARAG) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) will ... Read more...

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UN says rising opium prices threaten fight against drug production in Afghanistan


January 21st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Rising opium prices may encourage Afghan farmers to plant more of the narcotic crop, reversing recent gains in the fight against drug production, the United Nations Office ... Read more...

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Mine threats after flood waters recede in Sri Lanka


January 17th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO (BNO NEWS) - Sri Lanka's military and the United Nations on Sunday warned of the threat posed by unexploded mines which are surfacing now flood waters are receding, the Sunday Times ... Read more...

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Transnational human trafficking cases coming down in India


November 26th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Cases of transnational human trafficking are coming down in India, a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) official said Friday.Speaking to IANS on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan to check narcotics smuggling


November 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan signed an agreement here Thursday on a joint plan of action to curb smuggling of narcotics in the region.The agreement ... Read more...

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Tiger skins, bones fetch $5 mn annually in black market


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poachers sell about 150 tiger skins every year and the annual turnover of tiger skins and bones in the black market across the globe is some ... Read more...

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8 injured as stone pelting protestors defy curfew in Kashmir (update)


October 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Bandipora, Oct.27 (ANI): At least eight persons, including three policemen, suffered injuries after a group of protestors clashed with security personnel and resorted to stone-pelting during curfew here on Wednesday in the ... Read more...

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30 Congolese deportees ‘gang-raped by Angolan officials in dungeon’


October 27th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lusaka (Angola), Oct. 27 (ANI): At least 30 women were kept as prisoners in a dungeon-like structure and gang-raped over several weeks at the Congo and Angola border before being left naked ... Read more...

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Tsunami warning canceled after powerful earthquake rocks Indonesia


October 25th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia on Monday evening briefly issued a tsunami warning for some of its coastlines after a powerful earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake at ... Read more...

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2010 Afghan opium production at ‘lowest level’ since 2003


October 1st, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 1(ANI): Opium production this year in Afghanistan is at its lowest level since 2003, according to a United Nations report.The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) 2010 Afghan ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja calls for zero tolerance to exploitation in tourism sector


September 27th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja on Monday urged service providers and stakeholders in tourism sector to convey message of zero ... Read more...

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Pak floods affected 20 million people, damaged 1.9 million houses: UN


September 26th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 26(ANI): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that the recent floods in Pakistan have affected 20.25 million people in 78 districts across the ... Read more...

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Colombian military kills about 60 alleged rebels


September 21st, 2010 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 21 (DPA) An airstrike on a rebel camp by the Colombian Air Force may have killed up to 60 people, Admiral Edgar Cely, commander of Colombia's military forces, said Monday, ... Read more...

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UN claims aid for flood-hit Pak has come to standstill


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Thatta, Sept 3 (ANI): The United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has claimed that worldwide response to the flood disaster in Pakistan has almost come to a standstill. ... Read more...

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UN to support Mizoram in dealing with HIV/AIDS


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 2 (IANS) The United Nations (UN) will support Mizoram in prevention of HIV/AIDS and in management of prisons in the northeastern state, an official said here Thursday. Cristina Albertin, representative of ... Read more...

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Chitragandha Singh’s Petition To Be Sent To PM


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actress Chitragandha Singh, who is known for her excellent performance in Sudhir Mishra's 2003 movie "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', has signed a petition on a serious ... Read more...

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1,600 dead, 15 mn affected in Pakistan floods (Lead)


August 7th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan raced to evacuate families threatened with fresh floods as heavy rains worsened the deluge which had left at least 1,600 people dead and affected ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister ends hunger strike outside UN office


July 11th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): The construction minister of Sri Lanka, Wimal Weerawansa, who was on a fast unto death outside the United Nations office ended his protest after President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited ... Read more...

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Code of conduct for safe and honourable tourism unveiled


July 1st, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja unveiled the code of conduct for 'Safe and Honourable Tourism' at an exclusive event here ... Read more...

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Punjab drug abuse figures in UN panel debate


June 24th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Experts Wednesday warned of an impending AIDS catastrophe in a Punjab neighbourhood due to sharing of syringes by drug addicts, whom they described as as "time bombs" ... Read more...

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UN Report lists Scotland on the top of cocaine users chart


June 24th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), June 24 (ANI): The World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has revealed that Scotland has the highest levels of adults using cocaine in the ... Read more...

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How an Andhra cop became a global anti-trafficking hero


June 18th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) An Andhra Pradesh policeman, who has just been named by the US among nine anti-trafficking heroes worldwide, says a victim-centric approach, roping in NGOs and strict ... Read more...

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US hails Andhra police officer as anti-trafficking hero


June 15th, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 15 (IANS) Sattaru Umapathi, an Andhra Pradesh police officer who has led numerous operations across India to rescue victims of human trafficking, has been hailed as a hero ... Read more...

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BP accepts offers from Mexico and Norway to try to contain the Gulf oil spill


May 27th, 2010 - 6:11 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- British Petroleum (BP) has accepted offers of assistance from Mexico and Norway to try to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the company ... Read more...

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Haryana proposes to set up migrants resource centre


March 11th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) The Haryana government has proposed setting up a migrants resource centre in the state to check illegal immigration and facilitate migration of skilled and unskilled workers to other ... Read more...

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