22 Jul 2014
New Delhi: India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United Nations report said on Tuesday. The study named ‘Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions’, says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011.
12 Jun 2014
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the immediate, unconditional and safe release of 49 Turkish citizens kidnapped from a consulate in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.
26 Jun 2014
United Nations: The UN Security Council has welcomed the second round of Afghan presidential elections, urging integrity, neutrality and transparency of the process.
24 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO may take a decision on rate of interest on PF deposits to be provided for current fiscal to its over 5 crore subscribers, in its trustees meet scheduled next month.
24 May 2014
United Nations: India has said it will not support any resolution adopted after an ongoing review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy that dilutes efforts to combat the menace of terrorism, for which there should be zero tolerance.
23 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO has asked its field staff to take steps for enforcing government's decision of raising wage ceiling to Rs 15,000 to cover the organised sector workers under the social security net.
22 Jul 2014
New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it is effectively using the information received from various countries to combat the menace of tax evasion and avoidance.
19 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Major changes are in the offing in the way the PM's National Relief Fund is managed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed that the Gujarat model should be emulated in selection of beneficiaries, giving priority to the poor and children.
01 Oct 2013
United Nations: The world is ageing so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study issued on Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
31 May 2014
United Nation: The United Nations minced no words in strongly condemning the brutal rape and murder of two Dalit teenage girls in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh in India, branding it as a ‘horrendous crime’ while also stressing on the need to protect each and every citizen of the country by the law enforcing bodies.