Everything you need to know about Council House Street: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Council House Street: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
United Nations, March 8 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday unanimously adopted a resolution strongly condemning the recruitment of children in armed conflicts and attacks against schools and hospitals.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The new government that assumes power after the general elections in May will be required to make radical changes in the Indian system, former union minister for disinvestment Arun Shourie said Friday.
Moscow, March 7 (IANS) Russia Friday criticised NATO for adopting a biased approach to the developments in Ukraine.
Washington, March 7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama recently met his impressionist in the Oval Office to discuss Obamacare, a recently released YouTube video has revealed.
Kiev, March 7 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) The Ukrainian prosecutor general's office has filed a charge in a district court in Kiev against the decision of the Supreme Council or parliament of the autonomous republic of Crimea to hold a referendum on Crimea's accession to Russia, its press service said Friday.
Washington, March 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama proposed a diplomatic solution Thursday to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine in his phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Washington, March 7 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Thursday rejected criticism from a prominent Hispanic leader who dubbed him the "deporter in chief" for the record number of undocumented migrants deported since he took office.
Brussels, March 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Thursday decided to conduct targeted measures against Russia due to Ukraine crisis, calling for solution to the crisis through negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.
Washington, March 6 (IANS) The US is putting in place visa restrictions and moving to freeze US assets of those involved in Russia's move on Ukraine, the White House said Thursday.
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) Ukraine's new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Thursday called on Russia to pull back its forces and fix the deteriorating political situation in Ukraine.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday expressed concern that Mauritius, set to join a trilateral maritime security group also involving India and the Maldives, is co-sponsoring a UN resolution alleging human rights abuses during the war against the Tamil Tigers.
Dubai, March 6 (IANS) Qatar has expressed regret and surprise at the decision of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to withdraw their ambassadors from its soil but said it would not make any retaliatory move.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Enhanced strategic ties and defence cooperation will encourage Indians and Saudis to boost two-way investments, which are currently far below the potential, the Saudi-India business council chief has said, adding that the kingdom's economy is "dependent on Indian workers".
London, March 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has vowed to try "every diplomatic opportunity" to de-escalate crisis in Ukraine.
Caracas, March 6 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday announced his decision to break diplomatic and trade ties with Panama, Xinhua reported citing the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN).
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) NATO announced Wednesday to suspend the planning for first NATO-Russia joint escort vessel mission to neutralise Syria's chemical weapons.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Election Commission has suggested to the government that paid news be made an electoral offence.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Ukrainian crisis that has economic roots will become worse if Russia stops supplying highly subsidised gas to that country, a Mumbai-based think tank said Wednesday.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Election Commission has sought the support of media houses to ensure that the coming Lok Sabha polls remain free of "paid news", that is promotional material being passed off as news.
Dubai/Riyadh, March 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain announced Wednesday they were withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar which, they said, was not committed to the principles of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Washington, Mar. 5 (ANI): The father of a National Guardsman has blamed White House leaks about the Osama bin Laden raid in Afghanistan that led to his son's death.
Washington, March 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the importance of de-escalating the situation in Ukraine, the White House has said.
Moscow/Kiev, March 4 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday said what happened in Ukraine could only be described as an anti-constitutional coup and armed seizure of power even as a delegation of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) arrived in Kiev Tuesday to monitor the security situation in Ukraine.
Kiev, March 4 (IANS) A delegation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) arrived in Kiev Tuesday to monitor the security circumstances in Ukraine, with special focus on Crimea, an autonomous region that is the new epicentre of the ongoing crisis.
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Fashion designer Anju Modi, who received a positive feedback on her costume designs for Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", will make her debut at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2014 later this month.
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Actor George Clooney missed attending the 86th Academy Awards as he was reportedly in London where his new lady love lives.
Riyadh, March 4 (IANS/WAM) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a train station in Kunming city of southwest China's Yunnan province that claimed 29 lives and injured more than 130 others.
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A new entertainment hub-cum-tourist attraction in the capital's Raja Garden area aims to develop underutilised land here with the backing of Delhi Tourism.
London, Mar. 4 (ANI): Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to send troops across the border.
United Nations, March 4 (IANS) Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has requested Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter to use force to help restore law and order in his turmoil-stricken country, Moscow's UN ambassador said here Monday.
Moscow, March 4 (IANS) Decision by the Group of Eight (G8) to suspend preparations for the summit due in Russia this summer is groundless, the Russian foreign ministry said Monday.
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine with European Union's High Representative of Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton when both meet here Tuesday.
London, March 4 (IANS) Britain wanted the EU to send a "very clear message of support" through technical and economic assistance to Ukraine, British Minister of State for Europe David Lidington said ahead of an EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting Monday.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Tata Group headquarters 'Bombay House' has been given "green rating" by a leading agency for implementing measurable strategies and solutions in five categories -- site and facility management, water efficiency, energy efficiency, health and comfort and innovation, the company said Monday.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Tata Group headquarters 'Bombay House' has been given "green rating" by a leading agency for implementing measurable strategies and solutions in five categories -- site and facility management, water efficiency, energy efficiency, health and comfort and innovation, a top official said Monday.
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) The UN Security Council has strongly condemned a deadly terrorist attack at a railway station in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Johannesburg, Mar. 3 (ANI): NATO allies have urged to deploy international observers to Ukraine.
Kiev, March 3 (IANS) Ukraine's acting Defence Minister Igor Tenyukh Sunday dismissed Navy Commander Denis Berezovsky, who reportedly swore allegiance to pro-Russian Crimean authorities earlier in the day.
Dubai, March 2 (IANS) Newcomers Afghanistan entered the main ODI rankings table of the International Cricket Council (ICC) following their 32-run win over Bangladesh Saturday in the Asia Cup at Fatullah, Bangladesh.
London, March 2 (ANI): Doctors are aiming to reconstruct people's faces with stem cells taken from their fat in order to treat conditions like microtia.
Washington, Mar. 2 (ANI): President Barack Obama has told his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin that his country sending troops into Ukraine is a 'clear violation' of that country's sovereignty.
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The NDMC plans to procure better quality insecticides for vector control programme in the heart of the capital, the civic body announced Sunday.
Washington, March 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama expressed his "deep concern" over the "clear violation" of Ukranian sovereignty and territorial integrity during a 90-minute telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday.
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) will meet behind closed doors for the second consecutive day for discussing the prevailing situation in Ukraine Saturday afternoon, council president said.
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russian Federal Council, or upper house of the parliament, Saturday approved President Vladimir Putin's request for using armed forces in Ukraine.
United Nations, March 1 (IANS/WAM) The UN Security Council has held what its president described as an "urgent" meeting on the situation in Ukraine, with the its members noting that it is important for all political actors in the strife-torn country to exercise maximum restraint and pursue an inclusive dialogue.
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Russia has been reportedly accused by Ukraine of an "armed invasion", after the country deployed troops to Crimea, invoking strong criticism from the White House.
Chicago, March 1 (IANS) Describing upcoming elections as "India's defining moment", Indian Ambassador S. Jaishankar has advised India-US interlocutors to get off public argumentation platforms and switch to a "problem-solving mode".
Washington, Mar 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Friday that Washington is "deeply concerned" about reported Russian military movement in Ukraine and warned that " there will be costs" for any military intervention in the country.
United Nations, Mar 1 (IANS) The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors Friday afternoon to discuss the current situation of Ukraine at the request of Kiev, the council president said here.
Athens, Mar 1 (IANS) The European Union is committed to step up the ongoing process leading to the signing of two significant trade agreements with the US and Ukraine, European officials said Friday.
Colombo, Feb 28 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday said he is "uncomfortable" with the US-led resolution to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and believes there should be no resolution at all.
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Most of us tend to believe that we can safely manage to use our mobile phone while driving, despite knowing that it is dangerous.
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House March 17, the White House said Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia Thursday sought to further deepen strategic diplomatic and business relations as the oil-rich Gulf kingdom's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met India's top leadership, including President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India Thursday sought Saudi Arabia's support for early conclusion of the free trade agreement with the six nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
New York, Feb. 27 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch has reportedly said that the UN Human rights Council should create an independent international inquiry into war crimes and other serious abuses committed during Sri Lanka's armed conflict.
Colombo, Feb 27 (IANS) Specimens of human remains found in a mass grave in northern Sri Lanka will be sent to a beta analytic archaeological laboratory in the US to be dated, an official said Thursday.
Maputo (Mozambique), Feb 27 (IANS) The Mozambican Council of Ministers has declared a national mourning Friday for former football player Mario Coluna, who died at the age of 78 in Maputo.
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Speaker of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's parliament, Valentina Matviyenko Wednesday said Viktor Yanukovich was Ukraine's legitimate president because no procedure had been carried out to remove him from office.
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) The controversy over Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's comments against the media has now reached the Press Council of India (PCI).
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A UK man has filed a complaint with Harrow's council against a brothel where a prostitute refused to have sex with him.
Wellington, Feb 26 (ANI): Margot Robbie is rumored to be dating a man named Henry Aitken, who is the son of a Banks Peninsula farmer.
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday announced the launch of two new public-private institutes for manufacturing innovation in the administration's latest effort to boost advanced manufacturing and spur high-quality jobs.
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, in a phone conversation with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday, raised the possibility of no American troops left in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's government has rejected a call by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanetham Pillay to establish an international inquiry to investigate alleged war crimes as the country prepares to face a fresh resolution in Geneva next week, a statement said Tuesday.
Washington, Feb. 25 (ANI): A professional U.S ethical hacking organization called the EC-Council has been reportedly hacked, putting at risk over 60,000 security professionals who have obtained or applied for the EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker certification, including those who work in sensitive political and military positions
Islamabad, Feb. 25 (ANI): Sri Lanka has accused the United Nations rights chief of 'unwarranted interference' in the country.
Noida, Feb 25 (IANS) Moshe Holtzberg, the Jewish toddler who survived the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, is "doing well", growing up in a "complicated situation" with his grandparents, and Tel Aviv thanks Indians for saving him, the Israeli envoy here has said.
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American governor, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has accused President Barack Obama of "waving the white flag of surrender" on the economy by focusing on a limited set of executive actions.
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian American governor Nikki Haley has blasted the Obama administration's plan to make cuts to the reserve military force while reducing the size of the army to its pre-World War II size.
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The US is ready to provide financial support to Ukraine to complement the International Monetary Fund (IMF) aid in a bid to improve the East European country's economy, White House said Monday.
Brussels, Feb 24 (IANS) European officials Monday vowed to reinforce EU-Brazil ties and bring their "ambitious" agenda of cooperation forward.
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) As a gesture of fair play for films of all sizes and budgets, Tamil Film Producers Council's head Keyar says that soon they may put a cap of Rs.40 lakh on film promotions.
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The country's fifth Innovation Hub, aimed at fostering creativeness among students by stressing on inquiry-based learning, was started at the Nehru Science Centre here Monday.
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): At a time when overall demand in the economy continues to remain subdued, delaying an economic recovery, the interim budget presented by the Finance Ministry on 17th February is expected provide some relief. However, rising cost of credit is a top concern for Indian industry.
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Eva Mendes has been appointed as the global ambassador of American womenswear designer Charlotte Ronson's new eyewear collection.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The interim budget presented by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is expected to provide some relief in a situation where overall demand continues to remain subdued, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has said.
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Parker Posey will be seen as a guest star in new TV show "Crazy House".
Johannesburg, Feb. 23 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council has demanded immediate access everywhere in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people in desperate need.
London, Feb. 23 (ANI): A book that tells the tale of an alien invasion 'The 5th Wave' has won children's book award.
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS) Senior UN officials Saturday welcomed a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis, calling for boosting aid access across the war-torn country and easing the suffering of millions of people in desperate need.
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama played dumb during his meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House Friday, a leading Chinese daily said Saturday.
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Petition to deport Justin Bieber has become the second highest ever in the three-year history of President Obama's online petition program.
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed on the need to quickly implement an agreement aimed at ending the crisis in Ukraine.
London, Feb. 22 (ANI): Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders have reportedly signed a deal in a bid to put an end to the political crisis in the country.
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) Nearly 20,000 people from the Central African Republic (CAR) have crossed into Cameroon so far this month to escape the ongoing violence in their homeland, the UN refugee agency said Friday.
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) In the face of objections from China, President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama Friday, saying the US supports his "Middle Way" approach of neither assimilation nor independence for Tibetans in China.
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Two Sikh groups in Britain have demanded a full inquiry into the extent of Britain's involvement in the Indian military operation in the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984.
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Ben Affleck is set to testify for a third time about the ongoing unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
When President Barack Obama meets the Dalai Lama in the White House on Friday morning, a jaded diplomatic dance will play out.
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) DMK parliamentarians Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that India should move a separate resolution next month at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva against Sri Lanka.
Brussels, Feb 21 (IANS) The European Union (EU) foreign ministers Thursday agreed to adopt sanctions against Ukraine, including asset freezes, visa bans and ban on exporting anti-riot equipments, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) The White House Thursday urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to "immediately withdraw" his security forces from downtown Kiev and resolve the conflict by political means, Xinhua reported.
Colombo, Feb 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Thursday rejected a call for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes when the military crushed the Tamil Tigers.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Different women's groups, demanding the passage of the women's reservation bill, staged a protest outside Parliament House Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb.20 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday tabled the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill or the Telangana Bill, in the Rajya Sabha amidst a din.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite the recent dissonance over quality of drugs and trade practices, India has joined a US-led initiative to build a global system to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases which could be launching specific projects to secure a healthier world.
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN Security Council has condemned Wednesday's terrorist attacks in the Bir El Hassan neighbourhood in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which killed at least eight people and wounded more than 100.
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) The US will coordinate with the European Union in response to ongoing violence in Ukraine, with sanctions being considered, the White House said Wednesday.