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India's UN resolution on Yoga gets backing of about 130 <strong>states</strong>

India's UN resolution on Yoga gets backing of about 130 states

14 Nov 2014

United Nations: In an overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led UN General Assembly resolution recognising yoga's benefits.

Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi's call,   commemorating,   International Day of Yoga,   130 countries,   co-sponsors,   India-led UN General Assembly resolution,   yoga's benefits,  
Bangladesh opposition party office opened

Bangladesh opposition party office opened

08 Jan 2015

Dhaka: Police on Thursday opened access to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP) office here after four days. The main gate of the office was unlocked around 11.50 a.m. on Thursday.

BNP,   Bangladesh opposition party,   BNP office opened,   Khaleda zia,   Awami League,  
Bangladesh transport blockade to continue

Bangladesh transport blockade to continue

08 Jan 2015

Dhaka: The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said its nationwide transport blockade will continue to "reclaim democracy and end misrule" in the country, a media report said on Thursday.

BNP,   Bangladesh transport strike,   transport strike continue,   Awami league,   BNP joint secretary,   Salahuddin Ahmed,  
US ok with India engaging Russia; cautions against trade deals

US ok with India engaging Russia; cautions against trade deals

13 Dec 2014

Washington: The US has said it has no problem with India's engagement with Russia, but cautioned that it was not the right time to have trade deals with Moscow because of a series of international sanctions against it.

United States,   Russia,   India,   trade deals,   Indo-russia ,  Sergei Lavrov,   John Kerry,   Jen Psaki,   ,  
US 'troubled' by reports of Crimean leader visiting India

US 'troubled' by reports of Crimean leader visiting India

12 Dec 2014

Washington: The United States is "troubled" by the reports of the 'Head of the Republic of Crimea' accompanying Russian President Vladimir Putin to India.

United States,   Head of the Republic of Crimea,   Russian President Vladimir Putin,   Sergiy Aksyonov ,  
US closes Bagram prison, says no more detainees held in Afghanistan

US closes Bagram prison, says no more detainees held in Afghanistan

11 Dec 2014

KABUL: The United States said on Thursday it had shut its last detention facility in Afghanistan and no longer had custody of detainees there, closing a much-criticised chapter in Washington's fight against Islamic extremism.

Kabul,   United States,   Detention facility,   Afghanistan,   Islamic extremism,   US Army,   CIA,  
Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as next US ambassador to India

Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as next US ambassador to India

10 Dec 2014

Washington: The United States senate on Wednesday confirmed, by a voice vote, the nomination of Richard Rahul Verma as the next US ambassador to India. Verma, 46, is the first Indo-American to be the US ambassador to India and is expected to be sworn in shortly.

United States senate,   Richard Rahul Verma,   US ambassador to India,   US President Barack Obama ,  
Despite failures, US likely to continue raids to free hostages

Despite failures, US likely to continue raids to free hostages

08 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON/KUWAIT CITY: Despite three failed raids to free U.S. hostages held by militants, the United States will continue to conduct such operations, officials indicated on Sunday, as President Barack Obama grapples with a spate of kidnappings and killings of American citizens.

US hostages,   Militants,   United States,   US operations,   US President,   Barack Obama,   Kidnappings,   Killings,   American citizens,  
Syria peace talks will continue, says Brahimi

Syria peace talks will continue, says Brahimi

28 Jan 2014

Geneva: Representatives of the Syrian government and opposition will continue talks on Tuesday, said UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday.

syria unrest,   syria peace talks,   Lakhdar Brahimi,   chemical weapons,   UN Arab League,  
All 50 U S <strong>states</strong> feel freezing temperatures, 4 dead in New York

All 50 U S states feel freezing temperatures, 4 dead in New York

19 Nov 2014

New York: Temperatures in all 50 U.S. states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people.

50 U S states feel freezing temperatures,   freezing temperature,   unseasonably cold blast of weather,   state of emergency in western New York,   Hawaii bitten by freezing temperature,   New York Governor,   Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency,   countries,   National Guard troops were deployed,  

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