19 May 2015
Washington: Males are required for a process known as "sexual selection" which helps species to ward off disease and avoid extinction, a new study claims. The research from the University of East Anglia shows that an evolutionary force known as 'sexual selection' can explain the persistence of sex as a dominant mechanism for reproducing offspring.
31 May 2015
Beijing: As world observed No Tobacco Day today, the WHO honoured Beijing city for banning smoking in public places from tomorrow, hoping that the award will encourage rest of China, world's largest tobacco producer and consumer with over 300 million smokers to follow suit.
19 Jun 2015
Geneva: A record 60 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide due to wars, persecution and conflict in 2014, an average of 42,500 individuals per day, enough to form the world's 24th largest country, UN said today.
01 May 2015
Aden: The United Nations warned fuel shortages threaten to halt all relief operations in Yemen "within days" as Saudi Arabia reported the first retaliatory cross-border attack of its five-week air war.
15 Apr 2015
Ottawa: Amid growing threat of terrorism worldwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for a UN resolution to unitedly fight against the menace and its support base as he condemned the terror attack on Canada's Parliament Hill last year.
29 Apr 2015
Indonesia: An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug traffickers, including seven foreigners, in the early hours of Wednesday, sparking condemnation from Australia and Brazil who had made final, desperate pleas to save their nationals.
06 May 2015
United Nations: The international community should not spare any effort to defeat terrorism which threatens to engulf the world in a carnage similar to the one witnessed during the two World Wars, India has told the UN.
25 Mar 2015
United Nations: India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff, but the resolution failed to pass in the General Assembly committee after 80 nations opposed it.
15 Apr 2015
United Nations: World powers have united against Yemen's Huthi rebels, hitting them with a United Nations arms embargo and new United States sanctions.
26 Apr 2015
United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon assured quake-hit Nepal that the world body will mount a major relief effort and support it in dealing with the humanitarian crisis.