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India showcases its leading Educational Institutions on world stage

June 27, 2014 at 2:03 PM

It was the occasion of SkillTree Knowledge Consortium's initiative,'SkillTreeGreat Place to Study-India Edition' at two prestigious ceremonies in central London.

Republican leader's stunning primary defeat jolts party

June 12, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Washington, June 12 (IANS) A day after his stunning defeat in a primary sent shock waves through the Republican party, House majority leader Eric Cantor announced his decision to quit the second top job in the party hierarchy.

UNSC deplores terror attacks in Iraq

June 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM

United Nations, June 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly deplored an upsurge of terrorist attacks in northern Iraq, including the seize by Islamic insurgents of the country's second largest city of Mosul.

US House majority leader to step down

June 12, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Washington, June 12 (IANS) US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he would resign his leadership post by July 31, after he was defeated Tuesday in a primary election to newbie David Brat, a Tea-Party backed rival, in Virginia state.

EU to revise n-safety directive

June 12, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Brussels, June 12 (IANS) The Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council of the European Union (EU) has agreed to revise the nuclear safety directive.

Egyptian court awards prominent activist 15 years' jail

June 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Cairo, June 11 (IANS) An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced in absentia a prominent activist to 15 years in jail on charges of protesting without state permission.

UN chief, Australian PM discuss regional issues

June 11, 2014 at 5:43 AM

United Nations, June 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday met visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and they discussed situations in Syria, Ukraine, as well as Fiji.

Iranian president vows to do best for n-deal

June 11, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Ankara, June 11 (IANS) Iran would try to secure a deal in negotiations in Geneva on the country's nuclear programme, visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday.

Iraqi PM declares highest alert against terrorist groups

June 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Baghdad, June 10 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on the parliament to approve state of emergency, as insurgent groups took full control of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, while he declared the highest alert in the country Tuesday.

Turkey-Iran ties improved since Rouhani took office

June 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Ankara, June 10 (IANS) Since Hassan Rouhani became the president, bilateral ties between Iran and Turkey have improved, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the two nations endorsed 10 deals in several sectors, including banking, transportation, tourism and energy.

Special Purpose Vehicle to make civil aircraft soon

June 9, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) would be formed soon to design, develop and manufacture India's maiden regional aircraft for the burgeoning civil aviation sector, a top official said Monday.

Thai military reinstates abrogated laws

June 9, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Bangkok, June 9 (IANS) Thai military Monday reinstated the Election Act, the Political Parties Act and the Public Referendum Act, all laws under the abrogated 2007 constitution.

Will actively engage with states: President

June 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday that the country's federal spirit has been diluted over the years and the government would invigorate fora like the National Development Council and the Inter-State Council to actively engage with the states.

ICET Results 2014 declared: Check Results

June 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Integrated Common Entrance Test ICET 2014 has been published and now candidates can check their results on the web site. Candidates can check their results and ranking as well. With the publication of the results, a long wait and suspense come to an ends today.

Curfew lifted in more Thai tourist destinations

June 8, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Bangkok, June 8 (IANS) The Thai military junta Sunday announced lifting of curfew in Koh Chang of Trat province, Hat Yai of Songkhla province and Koh Pha Ngan of Surat Thani province.

Iran-US talks to focus on nuclear issues

June 8, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Tehran, June 8 (IANS) A two-day meeting scheduled for Monday between Iran and the US in Geneva will focus mainly on nuclear issues, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Sunday.

Philippines launches food programme for school children

June 8, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Manila, June 8 (IANS) The Philippines government has earmarked over one billion pesos ($22.83 million) to finance a programme aimed at eradicating malnutrition among school children, an official said Sunday.

Iranian president to visit Turkey to improve strained ties

June 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Ankara, June 7 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to pay his first visit to Turkey Monday in a bid to improve bilateral ties between the two countries that have been strained by the developments in Syria, media reported Saturday.

China, Russia hold security meeting

June 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China and Russia held their first meeting over institutionalised cooperation in law enforcement and security here Thursday.

Cabinet approves president's address to joint session

June 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the joint session of parliament, which would outline the Narendra Modi government's goals, was approved by the union cabinet Wednesday, said informed sources.

Five killed in Iraq suicide attack

June 4, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Baghdad, June 4 (IANS) A suicide bomber killed a top leader of the Iraqi government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group and four others, a police source said Wednesday.

Obama names Indian-American fundraiser to holocaust body

June 4, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Washington, June 4 (IANS) President Barack Obama is appointing Shefali Razdan Duggal, a top Indian-American fundraiser of his 2012 re-election campaign, as a member of the governing board of trustees of the US Holocaust Memorial museum that opened in 1993.

US house resolution commits to working with Modi government

June 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Washington, June 3 (IANS) As the US reaches out to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a dozen lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan congressional resolution committing to working with his government "to advance shared values and interests."

Bahraini minister questions draft law banning expats from driving

June 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Dubai, June 2 (IANS) The constitutionality of the new controversial draft legislation that bars expatriates from driving in Bahrain is questionable, a minister said.

Russia to submit draft resolution to UN on Ukraine

June 2, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Moscow, June 2 (IANS) Russia said Monday it will submit a draft resolution on Ukraine to the UN Security Council (UNSC) proposing talks to end the violence and create humanitarian corridors in the country.

Katju wants TV, social media under Press Council

June 2, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Panaji, June 2 (IANS) The Press Council of India (PCI) should be renamed and its scope should be expanded to include television as well as web and social media, its chairman Markandey Katju said Monday.

Lasers recreate supernova explosion in lab!

June 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM

London, June 2 (IANS) Scientists have now devised a method to study supernova explosions, a stellar explosion that briefly outshines an entire galaxy, by recreating them in the laboratory with the help of lasers.

Soon, software to find people in a crowd

June 2, 2014 at 2:48 PM

London, June 2 (IANS) The image of a criminal merging into a crowd to keep the cops guessing is common in movies as identifying and tracking a person in a group is difficult. Not any more.

Petition calls on British leaders to consider Diwali, Eid holidays

June 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM

London, June 1 (IANS) An online petition to the British House of Commons has urged the politicians to create a bank holiday for Hindu Diwali and Muslim Eid festival in the country, a media report said.

G7 summit to focus on Ukraine situation, global economy

June 1, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Brussels, June 1 (IANS) The G7 Summit, set to be held in Brussels next week, will focus on Ukraine situation, ties with Russia, global economy and energy security, according to preliminary agenda unveiled by the European Union (EU).

CHSE Odisha +2 Results 2014 declared: Check Results

May 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM

The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Orissa has published the Odisha +2 Results 2014 / Orissa 12th Results/ 12th result 2014 (Odisha +2 Result 2014) today.

Obama, Hillary Clinton lunch privately at White House

May 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Washington, May 30 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton had an "informal" and private lunch together at the White House, media reported.

Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter support UN reform

May 30, 2014 at 10:27 AM

London, May 30 (IANS) Former UN chief Kofi Annan and former US President Jimmy Carter expressed their support for reforming the UN, emphasising equal respect for all countries, media reported Friday.

Biden to visit Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic

May 30, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Washington, May 30 (IANS) US Vice President Joseph Biden will travel to Brazil, Colombia and the Dominican Republic next month to discuss a full range of issues, the White House said Thursday.

UN Security Council renews mission in Somalia

May 30, 2014 at 5:23 AM

United Nations, May 30 (IANS) The UN Security Council Thursday extended a UN mission in Somalia for one more year to continue providing "good offices" in the country's peace and reconciliation process.

Neha Dhupia turns style director for e-commerce company

May 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia, who is also known for her fiercely independent and ultra-chic styles, has been named India style director for online shopping platform

Obama puts off review of deportations

May 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Washington, May 29 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama's decision to postpone the completion of the deportation policy review until August, was received with criticism by activists and scepticism by Republicans.

UN should play greater role against terrorism: China

May 29, 2014 at 7:07 AM

United Nations, May 29 (IANS) The UN should play a greater role in counter-terrorism and promoting closer cooperation of the international community on the battle, a Chinese envoy to the UN said here Wednesday.

NAM meet pleads for reforming UN

May 29, 2014 at 4:59 AM

Algiers, May 29 (IANS) The 17th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Wednesday urged to reform the UN Security Council "in line with an overhaul of the international economic and financial institutions".

Ukraine's Lugansk plans to hold elections in September

May 28, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Kiev, May 28 (IANS) The leadership of 'Lugansk People's Republic' in eastern Ukraine announced Wednesday that parliamentary elections would be held in the self-proclaimed republic in September.

New European energy security strategy proposed

May 28, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Brussels, May 28 (IANS) The European Commission (EC) Wednesday proposed a new European Energy Security Strategy to enhance the security of the European Union's (EU) energy supply.

US to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after 2014

May 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he planned to leave 9,800 American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Obama plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

May 28, 2014 at 2:05 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Obama pledges support for Ukraine's president-elect

May 28, 2014 at 1:09 AM

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday called Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledging "full support" for his efforts to resolve the crisis facing the Eastern European nation.

White House reveals name of CIA chief in Kabul

May 27, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Washington, May 27 (IANS) The White House inadvertently revealed the name of the Central Intelligence Agency's top officer in Kabul during President Barack Obama's weekend trip to the Afghan capital.

Thai army chief claims king's support as new leader

May 26, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Bangkok, May 26 (IANS) Thailand's army chief, who seized power in a coup last week, Monday claimed to have received the endorsement of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

New gurdwara faces opposition in US

May 26, 2014 at 5:24 PM

New York, May 26 (IANS) A Sikh temple in the US is facing local opposition because of plans to replace its existing prayer hall with a 12,000-sq-ft building with gold domes in a rural neighbourhood, media reported Monday.

Thai military junta threatens to prosecute offenders

May 26, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Bangkok, May 26 (IANS) The Thai military junta Sunday threatened to use a martial court to prosecute offenders as the protests against the coup are escalating in capital Bangkok.

UN slams terror attack on Somali parliament

May 25, 2014 at 2:36 AM

United Nations, May 25 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council Saturday strongly condemned a deadly terrorist attack by Al-Shabaab militants on Somalia's parliament that left at least 10 people dead and more than 11 others wounded.

Thai coup leader dissolves Senate

May 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Bangkok, May 24 (IANS) Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, who effected a coup Thursday, dissolved the Senate Saturday and transferred a few important government officials to inactive posts.

'X-Men' posters beamed on London's Oxford Circus

May 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

London, May 24 (IANS) Producers of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" received a major boost after British tourism chiefs granted permission for the film's posters to be beamed onto London's famous shopping plaza Oxford Circus for the first time.

Veteran of Obama cabinet favours normalising US-Cuba ties

May 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Madrid, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Former US interior secretary Ken Salazar has said he favours "normalising" relations between his country and Cuba, and expressed optimism at the chances of seeing that happen in the next few years.

UN condemns attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

May 24, 2014 at 9:24 AM

United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned an attack by gunmen on an Indian consulate in Afghanistan, stressing that "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable", media reported Saturday.

UN imposes sanctions against Boko Haram

May 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM

London, May 23 (IANS) The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions against Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which had abducted over 200 schoolgirls April 14 and has terrorised the country.

France condemns Thai army coup

May 23, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Paris, May 23 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Thursday condemned the Thai army coup, his office reported in a statement.

US condemns terror attack in China

May 23, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US condemns the " horrific" terrorist attack in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur region, the White House said Thursday.

Russia, China veto draft UN resolution on Syria

May 22, 2014 at 9:11 PM

United Nations, May 22 (IANS) Russia and China, two permanent members of the UN Security Council, Thursday used their veto power over a draft resolution intended to refer the Syrian civil war to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Ukraine calls for emergency UN Security Council meeting

May 22, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Kiev, May 22 (IANS) Ukraine has called for a UN Security Council emergency meeting to help deal with the crisis in its eastern regions and stop alleged aggression from Russia, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Thursday.

Felt like fat kid at buffet: Channing Tatum

May 22, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum felt like a "fat kid at a buffet" when he was offered four "great" movies back-to-back.

Ukrainian violence has left 127 killed: UN official

May 22, 2014 at 8:23 AM

United, May 22 (IANS) As many as 127 people have died in several weeks of violence in east and south Ukraine, which will make it more difficult for the country to hold presidential elections in the region Sunday, a UN official has said.

Russia to veto draft UN resolution on Syrian war

May 22, 2014 at 6:15 AM

United Nations, May 22 (IANS) Russia will veto a draft resolution of the UN Security Council which intends to refer the Syrian civil war to the International Criminal Court, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said here Wednesday.

Russia to veto draft UN resolution on Syrian war

May 22, 2014 at 1:19 AM

United Nations, May 22 (IANS) Russia will veto a draft resolution of the UN Security Council which intends to refer the Syrian civil war to the International Criminal Court, Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said here Wednesday.

'Libyan parliamentary polls' date undecided'

May 21, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Tripoli, May 21 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner at Libya's electoral committee Tuesday denied that the date for the new parliament vote has been set.

Pakistan's Geo TV faces ban

May 20, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have suspended the licences of three television channels owned by the Geo TV network, a leading daily reported Tuesday.

Chris Cairns rejects accusations of match-fixing

May 20, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Wellington, May 20 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Chris Cairns has rejected charges that he was the Player X and cricket hero alleged to be the match-fixing ring leader in the evidence given by his former team mates to International Cricket Council (ICC) investigators.

President invites Modi to be PM

May 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday invited Narendra Modi to be the next prime minister of India, and will swear him in May 26, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.

Obama to meet New Zealand PM

May 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet New Zealand Prime Minister John Key next month at the White House over bilateral and regional issues, the White House said Monday.

Iraq's Maliki group leads in parliamentary elections

May 19, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Baghdad, May 19 (IANS) Tallies released Monday for Iraq's April 30 nationwide parliamentary elections show a strong lead by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's bloc, raising his chances to remain in the post for the third term despite fierce opposition and worsening security, according to election panel.

Spacey: Didn't get millions for selfie with Mexican president

May 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Los Angeles, May 19 (IANS) Actor Kevin Spacey, who is seen dealing in political payoffs all the time in his TV show "House of Cards", rubbished reports claiming he was paid millions for a photo with Mexico's President Peña Nieto.

Health of Palestinian detainees on hunger strike worsens

May 18, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Ramallah, May 18 (IANS) The health conditions of 150 Palestinian detainees, on hunger strike in Israeli jails protesting their detention, deteriorated Sunday as they continued their strike for the 25th day, a Palestinian official said.

Nearly 700 paid news cases detected in this election

May 18, 2014 at 2:18 PM

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) As many as 694 cases of paid news - or news for which the media organisations took money to publish or broadcast - were detected by the Election Commission in this election, official said.

Ebrahim nominated to FIA Council

May 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The Governing Council of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has nominated Akbar Ebrahim, a renowned driver coach and former Formula race driver, as India's deputy representative at the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA).

Canadian PM congratulates Modi, praises Indian democracy

May 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Ottawa, May 17 (IANS) Congratulating India's prime minister-elect over his victory, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he is looking forward "to working with Mr. Modi and the new government of India to further strengthen our social and economic partnership to the benefit of our citizens."

US media hails 'India's moment' in Modi's historic win

May 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Washington, May 17 (IANS) The American media and foreign policy experts greeted the Narendra Modi-led BJP's historic election victory as "India's moment" and an opportunity to revitalise the economy and "shape the way India engages with the world".

Iranian nuclear talks enter 'deep-water zone'

May 17, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Vienna, May 17 (IANS) The Iranian nuclear talks has already enter a "deep-water zone", thus the negotiation is like "crossing a river by feeling the stone," said China's chief negotiator Friday.

US lawmakers, business body hail Indian polls

May 16, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Washington, May (IANS) Congratulating India on "successfully completing the largest exercise of democracy in the world: several US lawmakers as also a US-India trade body have called for continued US-India partnership with new Indian government

Kerry congratulates Modi; ready to work with new government

May 16, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Washington, May 16 (IANS) Congratulating the Bharatiya Janata Party on its "historic" poll victory, the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry Friday said they look forward to working with the new Indian government.

White House ready to work with the new Indian government

May 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Washington, May 16 (IANS) Congratulating the Bharatiya Janata Party on its "historic" poll victory, the White House Friday said it looks forward to working with the new Indian government without mentioning the architect of the victory, Narendra Modi.

This is the victory of people in Odisha: Patnaik

May 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday termed the spectacular performance of the Biju Janata Dal, led by him, as a victory of the people in the state.

British PM congratulates Modi for poll win

May 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM

London, May 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated Narendra Modi Friday on leading the BJP to victory in the Indian general elections.

Hollywood hard if you have integrity: Robin Wright

May 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Actress Robin Wright says Hollywood is a difficult place to get good roles if one has integrity.

To mend ties, US lawmakers back India's UNSC membership

May 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Washington, May 16 (IANS) As India prepares for a change of guard, two influential US lawmakers have suggested that the US help India become a member of the UN Security Council to take India-US ties further ahead.

Russia wants timely removal of Syrian weapons

May 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Stating that the Syrian presidential elections could be a step toward settling its long-running crisis, Russia Thursday called for timely removal of chemical weapons.

Cameron, Abbas meet over Palestine-Israel peace talks

May 15, 2014 at 7:30 AM

London, May 15 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here to discuss the Palestine-Israel peace process.

Georgia, EU to sign association agreement June 27

May 14, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Tbilisi, May 14 (IANS) Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili Wednesday said his country will sign the European Union (EU) association agreement June 27.

Brahimi hopes Geneva Communique will bring peace to Syria

May 14, 2014 at 11:46 AM

United Nations, May 14 (IANS) UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that he believed the Geneva Communique will continue its efforts to bring peace and stability to the war-torn country.

Obama warns of 'narrow window' to achieve immigration reform

May 14, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Washington, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Time is running out to pass immigration reform before the approach of the mid-term elections effectively precludes congressional action, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday during a meeting with leaders of law enforcement.

UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi resigns: Ban

May 14, 2014 at 12:10 AM

United Nations, May 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday announced resignation of Lakhdar Brahimi as the joint United Nations-Arab League Special Representative on the Syria crisis, terming it a "tragedy for the Syrian people" and a "failure" for the United Nations.

UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to step down: Ban

May 13, 2014 at 11:14 PM

United Nations, May 13 (IANS) Joint UN-Arab League Special envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will step down May 31, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday, reported Xinhua.

Joint UN-Arab League Envoy for Syria to step down

May 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM

United Nations, May 13 (IANS) Joint UN-Arab League Special envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will step down May 31, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council Tuesday.

5,000 Hindus from Pakistan migrating annually to India

May 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Around 5,000 Hindus migrate from Pakistan to India every year, a Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) official said.

Referendum in eastern Ukraine illegitimate: EU

May 12, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Brussels, May 12 (IANS) The European Union said the local referenda in eastern Ukraine last weekend was "illegitimate" following the Foreign Affairs Council meeting Monday.

President presents Florence Nightingale awards

May 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday presented the National Florence Nightingale award to nursing professionals at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of International Nurses' Day here.

EU to discuss further sanctions on Russia

May 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Moscow, May 12 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) A discussion of the east Ukraine referendum held Sunday and imposition of further sanctions on Russia are expected to dominate a meeting of the European Union (EU) in Brussels later Monday, officials said.

Nigerian governor has cue to 200 abducted girls

May 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

London, May 12 (IANS) A Nigerian state governor has said he has information on the whereabouts of the 200 abducted schoolgirls, a media report said Monday.

Seven commandos killed in Maoist attack in Maharashtra

May 11, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), May 11 (IANS) Seven police commandos were killed Sunday when Maoists set off a landmine in the thick forests of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra, officials said.

Military still in charge of Government House: Thai army

May 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Bangkok, May 11 (IANS) Security forces have not withdrawn from Thailand's Government House and were still in charge of the compound, Maj. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, 1st Infantry Division commander, said Sunday.

Iran will not stop peaceful nuclear programme

May 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Tehran, May 11 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that Iran's nuclear programme was "peaceful" and the country will continue with it.

Michelle Obama outraged over abducted Nigerian girls

May 10, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Washington, May 10 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama appeared Saturday on the White House weekly address to express her outrage over the recent kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria.

Leaders arrive in Myanmar for ASEAN summit

May 10, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Nay Pyi Taw, May 10 (IANS) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have started arriving in Myanmar Saturday to attend meetings that will focus on many issues including Thailand's political crisis, an official said.