04 Sep 2015
Kobani: Two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother as they were trying to reach Greece were laid to rest in the Syrian town of Kobani yesterday, a witness said.
19 Aug 2015
United Nations: Acclaimed Indian actor Anupam Kher has been named an advocate for the United Nations' campaign on gender equality. The 60-year-old 'Saaransh' star will collaborate with the world body to call on men and boys to stand up against inequalities against women and girls, thereby ending the discrimination and violence against them.
10 Aug 2015
United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a high-level summit on sustainable development hosted by the UN on September 25 and will also travel to San Francisco during his US visit, becoming the fourth Indian Prime Minister to visit America's West Coast.
14 Sep 2015
New Delhi: Cash worth Rs one crore seized from the accused in the 2008 'cash-for-vote' scam, in which ex-Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, three former BJP MPs and three others were discharged, should be deposited in PM's Relief Fund, a city court directed the police today.
20 Sep 2015
Havana: Pope Francis exhorted Cuba and the United States on Saturday to set an example for the world by deepening the recent rapprochement that he helped secretly broker between the former Cold War foes.
31 Aug 2015
Paris: Monaco forward Anthony Martial is poised to join Manchester United after being allowed to leave the France training camp to sign his contract on deadline day, the French federation said on Monday.
14 May 2015
New Delhi: Indian economy is likely to clock 8.1 percent growth in the current financial year, spurred by strong consumer spending amid low inflation, infrastructure projects and government's reform measures, says a UN report. Investment is also expected to rebound, although unevenly, given the still low capacity-utilisation rate at about 70 percent, it said.
19 May 2015
Geneva: The United Nations said on Tuesday that some 1,850 people had been killed and more than 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict raging in Yemen since late March. As of May 15, 1,849 people had been killed and 7,394 had been injured, the UN humanitarian agency said citing numbers from Yemen health facilities.
18 Apr 2015
United Nations: Iran has presented a four-point peace plan for Yemen to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling for international action to end the "senseless" Saudi-led air campaign on Huthi rebels.
26 Sep 2015
Patna: Jailed legislator Sunil Pandey today quit Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U), a party leader said. Pandey has sent his resignation to JD-U state unit president Vashisht Narain Singh, the leader added. Pandey, a legislator from Terari constituency, was arrested in July on the charge of helping a gangster escape from judicial custody.