19 Dec 2014
Brussels: European Union leaders endorsed a new investment programme intended to kick-start economic growth in the bloc at a summit in Brussels, which its chairman said would end late on Thursday, half a day earlier than planned.
19 Nov 2014
United Nations: India has the highest number of people practising open defecation in the world at 597 million, according to the UN which said political will at the "highest level" is needed to address the challenge.
14 Nov 2014
Washington: Describing the agreement between India and US to resolve the contentious food security issue at the WTO as "breakthrough", top American trade and business groups have applauded both the countries saying that, new development would boost global trade and economic growth.
20 Oct 2014
Islamabad: Pakistan's minority Hindu community leaders have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept their demand for a public holiday on Diwali and announce a special aid package for them on the festival.
02 Nov 2014
Dubai:An advertisement at the height of 452 metres at the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa here has broken the Guinness World Record, held in US.
04 Sep 2014
Geneva: India accounted for the highest estimated number of suicides in the world in 2012, according to a WHO report published on Thursday which found that one person commits suicide every 40 seconds globally.
12 Sep 2014
United Nations: India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000-2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunization coverage and stop gender-based sex selection.
09 Aug 2014
Tokyo: Japan's weather agency today issued its highest alert as Typhoon Halong barreled towards the southwest of the country, warning of heavy rain and strong winds from a storm that has grounded more than 470 flights.
29 Jul 2014
Washington: Uttar Pradesh saw the highest number of deaths in communal clashes in India in 2013, according to a US report which said the world last year witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory.
11 Jun 2014
Baghdad: 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 on Tuesday.