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.
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.
21 Apr 2014
Johannesburg: Five Indian-South Africans will be conferred South Africa's highest awards, National Orders, by President Jacob Zuma for their bravery and sacrifice during the country's freedom struggle.
06 Mar 2014
New York: India is projected to be home to the fourth highest number of billionaires in the world by 2023, according to a report which said wealth creation will accelerate in the country over the next decade.
04 Jan 2012
Singapore's politicians, the highest paid in the world, will soon see their unpopular multi-million dollar salary packages cut by at least a third, but in spite of that they would remain as top paid globally.
14 Jan 2014
Washington: US on Tuesday strongly refuted reports that its diplomatic missions overseas at times pay less than a dollar a day salary, saying its compensation plans are based on ‘prevailing wage rates and compensation practices’ in the locality of employment.