New York, July 29 : Two United Nations agencies warned the UN Security Council on Friday that ongoing conflicts around the world have pushed more than 56 million people into "crisis" or "emergency" levels of food insecurity and are hindering efforts to eradicate malnutrition.
New York, July 29 : The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed concern over the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leader Ousainou Darboe, following their participation in peaceful protests in mid-April.
New York, July 29 : The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Friday marked International Tiger Day with a call for urgent action to protect tigers and combat illegal trade in wildlife.
Srinagar, July 29 : Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 43-year-old man in north Kashmir's Sopore area on late Friday evening, police said.
Bangalore/ Kolkata, July 29 : Aalok Sathe, a student from Pune, won a Bronze medal at the 14th International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO), which concluded in Mysore on Friday.
Srinagar, July 29 : The Supreme Court on Friday refused to impose Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, but asked the union government for a status report on the ground level situation, reports said.
Gurgaon, July 29 : The two-days traffic congestion in Gurgaon following heavy rains finally got relief on Friday, reports said.
Srinagar, July 29 : Authorities on Friday foiled 'Jamia Masjid chalo' march of united resistance leadership by imposing strict curfew in all districts of the Kashmir while dozens of persons, were injured in anti-India clashes and protests across the Valley.
New Delhi, July 29 : Six-month journey, over 4 million steps, trekking 1,700 gruelling miles across the roof of the world, teaming up with local guides and meeting monks, soldiers and nomadic tribes, explorer Levison Wood takes on an extreme challenge to walk the length of the world's highest mountain range from Afghanistan in the west to Bhutan in the East.
Mumbai, July 29 : Televangelist and Muslim preacher, Zakir Naik has slapped a hefty sum of Rs 500 crore against news channel Times Now and its anchor/editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for making callous remarks about him, media reports said.
Mumbai, July 29 : Indian's sporting icon and cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar on Friday urged people to join the save tiger drive.
Kolkata, Jul 29 : West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Friday filed charge sheet before a local court in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district in connection with a student lynching case against 13 persons, including a local leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), officials said.
Guwahati, July 29 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit to Assam on July 30 and to take stock of flood situation in the state.
Mumbai,July 29 : Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has lend her voice for a song in upcoming movie Akira.
Bhubaneswar, July 29 : Siliguri lad Samridh Sen took the halfway lead at the Odisha Juniors 2016 after carding a 79 at the Bhubaneswar Golf Club here on Friday.
New Delhi, July 29 : BCCI President and senior BJP leader Anurag Singh Thakur was commissioned in the rank of in Territorial Army (TA) on Friday.
New Delhi, July 29 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh on Friday said the Smart City is a "wholesome" concept and cannot be practised in piece-meal or in parts.
New Delhi, July 29 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar released three books on the life of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27.
Guwahati, July 29 : At the directive of the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the Water Resources Department has suspended four officials for exhibiting gross negligence of duty during the current wave of flood in Majuli.
Guwahati, July 29 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Friday said that the Railways would provide free wagons to the Government of Assam for transportation of essential commodities to the flood affected districts of the state.
Mumbai/ Chennai, July 29 : Vattikuti Foundation, a non-profit focused on promoting robotic cancer surgeries, has put in place application process for two more Vattikuti Fellowships in Urology and Gynaecology at leading Hospitals in Mumbai and Chennai.
New Delhi, July 29 : India on Friday said Union Minister Rajnath Singh will not attend any bilateral meeting with Pakistan during his visit to the neighbouring nation.
Karachi, July 29 : Syed Murad Ali Shah of the Pakistan Peoples Party has been elected as the chief minister of Sindh on Friday, media reports said.
Mumbai, July 29 : Larsen & Toubro on Friday announced the company recorded 46 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 610 crore for the quarter which ended on June 30.
Washington, July 29 : This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the remnants of a long-dead star.
Chennai, July 29 : Southern superstar Dhanush, who turned 33 recently, met megastar Rajinikanth to seek his blessings.
Kolkata, July 29 : Australian cricketer David Hussey has been named as skipper of Melbourne Stars for the BBL tournament.
Berlin, July 29 : German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday announced his retirement from international football.
New Delhi, July 29 : All India Football Federation congratulated Uvena Fernandes as she became the first Woman Referee from Indian to get selected to officiate in a World Cup.
London, July 29 : A maternity clinic for women, who are victims of rape and sexual assault, has opened in the UK.
Homs, July 29 : Syrian Army targeted terrorist organizations in the country on Friday, media reports said.
Mumbai, July 29 : Kaala Chashma from Bollywood movie Baar Baar Dekho was released on Thursday and has already been declared a chartbuster.
Mumbai, July 29 : Taking her commitment to championing causes connected with nature to the next level, actor and producer, Dia Mirza has now made her directorial debut by directing a Public Service film on the occasion of World Tiger Day.
Mumbai, July 29 : Like father, like son. Jackie Shroff is known as an ambassador for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, and now his son Tiger Shroff is too.
New Delhi, Jul 29 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Vanuatu on the eve of their Independence Day (July 30, 2016).
Nagpur, July 29 : ICICI Bank Ltd, a private sector bank, organised a coin exchange mela at the headquarters of 'Nagpur District Chemist and Druggist Association' at Gandhibagh. It was held under the aegis of the Reserve Bank of India.
Mumbai, July 29 : John Abraham and Varun Dhawan's movie Dishoom hit the silver screen on Friday.
Pune, Jul 29 : Nine people are feared dead and several injured in a building collapse in Pune on Friday morning, according to media reports.
Bengaluru, Jul 29 : India's leading e-commerce player, Flipkart is preparing to downsize its employee strength, the media reported on Friday.
Amritsar, Jul 29 : A court in Amritsar granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two members of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday in a defamation case filed by Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, media reported.
Lucknow/Buxar, Jul 29 : Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh has been arrested in Buxar, Bihar, on Friday, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Jul 29 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the King and people of Morocco on the eve of the anniversary of His Majesty King Mohammed VI's accession to the Throne (July 30, 2016).
New Delhi, Jul 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 'Run for Rio' in New Delhi on Sunday, according to information provided by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
San Diego (California), Jul 29 : San Diego Police Department has taken in custody one alleged suspect in the shooting incident that took place on Thursday.
New Delhi, Jul 29 : The government has listed the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Friday for consideration next week, according to media reports.
San Diego (California), Jul 29 : San Diego police confirmed that two officers were shot at on Thursday in the city's Southcrest area, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Jul 29 : The Ministry of Water Resources informed that River Brahmaputra at Goalpara in Goalpara District of Assam has receded from High Flood Situation to Moderate Flood Situation at 0800hrs on Friday.
Bengaluru, July 29 : : Incessant overnight rain deluged a vast part of Bengaluru on Friday throwing life out of gear, reports said.
Kolkata, Jul 29 : As a follow up to the Building Pan-Asian Connectivity Conference of March 2015, the U.S. Consulate General-Kolkata, the Center on American and Global Security at Indiana University (CAGS), and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) launched a report/book Heading East: Security, Trade, and Environment between India and Southeast Asia, at the American Center -Kolkata, on Thursday.
New Delhi, July 29 : : Asim Ahmed Khan, who was sacked from Delhi cabinet last year, has alleged that he and his family were getting "death threats" from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his partymen.
New Delhi, July 29 : : The last-minute efforts of India to save the life of Gurdip Singh, a Punjab native, facing death penalty in Indonesia seemed to have worked as he was left out from among four convicts, including three foreigners, executed on Friday for drug crimes, reports said.
New Delhi, Jul 29 : India joins the world in observing International Tiger Day on July 29, with a variety of programmes to create awareness about tiger conservation and how it can help to save our environment.
Gurgaon, Jul 29 : Local administration has asked schools in Gurgaon, Haryana, to remain closed for two days -- Friday and Saturday -- as the millenium city reels under a heavy traffic jam arising from flooded streets, according to media reports.
Florida, July 29 : The Guyana Amazon Warriors have secured a spot in the knockout stages of the Hero Caribbean Premier League with a stunning victory over the Barbados Tridents in Lauderhill, Florida. In the historic first match for the Hero CPL in the USA the Amazon Warriors easily chased down their target of 143 with Dwayne Smith and Nic Maddinson both making fifties. Smith and Maddinson put on an opening stand that was worth 92 runs as the Amazon Warriors won by six wickets.
Lauderhill, July 29 : Ahead of the opening game of the Lauderhill leg of Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) matches , CPL International Director of Cricket Tom Moody hosted a successful 'Hero CPL Fielding Masterclass' on Thursday morning, which was run in conjunction with ICC Americas, in Central Broward Stadium, Lauderhill.
New York, July 29 : Global technology giant Microsoft is planning to slash thousands of jobs this year, media reports said.
Washington, July 29 : Giving momentum to the US Presidential election, Hillary Clinton on Thursday accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the president.
New York, July 29 : Opening the first meeting of the 2017 session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the body's new President, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, of Zimbabwe, said on Thursday that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a "rallying call" to address the complex challenges facing the world.
New York, July 29 : While welcoming recent political developments recently observed in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday stressed the need to increase military cooperation between the States in the region and Sahel to fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram.
New York, July 29 : Two top media freedom experts of the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Thursday condemned the ongoing crackdown on journalists and the media by the Government of Turkey in the wake of the recent attempted coup.