05 Oct 2015
Washington: India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among countries having large number of poor population, a latest World Bank report has said.
17 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Senior diplomat and former high-profile spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin has been appointed as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, succeeding Asoke Mukerji.
09 Jun 2016
Washington: With Pakistan obviously in mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said terrorism is being "incubated in India's neighbourhood" and pressed for action without making any distinction against groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Taliban and ISIS who share the "same philosophy of hate, murder and killings".
12 Nov 2015
VALLETTA: Progress toward negotiations in Syria offers a glimmer of hope for easing the refugee crisis sweeping into Europe, a senior UN official said on yesterday as diplomats prepared for talks later in the week.
05 Jun 2016
Washington: Indian-Americans in the US are looking forward to listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to a joint session of the US Congress with American lawmakers flooding with requests from the community members for tickets to the visitor's gallery on June 8.
10 Mar 2016
Geneva: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, confirmed yesterday that substantive talks will start on March 14 with the delegations from the Syrian government and opposition.
19 Apr 2015
Amman: The United Nations says Saudi Arabia has agreed to completely cover the USD 273.7 million needed for emergency aid to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe inside Yemen.
08 Jun 2016
Washington: Observing that the world needs a new engine of growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India is poised to contribute as the new engine of global growth and asserted that a larger Indian economy has "multiple benefits" for the world.
07 Jun 2016
Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams who holds the records for total spacewalks by a woman and Kalpana Chawla's family in his fourth USA visit.
07 Jun 2016
Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paid homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery here.