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.
New York, July 29 : The United States is struggling to live up to its ideals in the area of racial, social and economic inequality, which is negatively affecting the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, a United Nations human rights expert said on Thursday at the end of his first official fact-finding mission to the country.
New York, July 29 : Citing persisting instability in number of African countries - from South Sudan to Mali and Libya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed that building peace and restoring institutions in post-conflict settings are long-term processes that must be rooted in a country's historical, political, social, cultural and economic contexts.
New York, July 29 : United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and a group of UN rights experts on Thursday appealed to the Government of Indonesia to stop the reportedly imminent execution of a number of prisoners for alleged drug-related crimes.
New York, July 29 : Amid reports that Aleppo is 'de facto besieged,' as the war-battered city is now almost completely encircled by Syrian troops, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator on Thursday reiterated his demand for safe, regular and sustained access to the quarter of a million people trapped behind the front lines, and stressed that "all options must be considered."
New Delhi, July 28 : It seemed to be a day of war of words with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley countering Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's attack on PM Narendra Modi over inflation issue aided by his "statistics".
New York, July 28 : Some 23 million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned.
New York, July 28 : Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching, although the sharp upward trends in poaching since 2006 have started to level off, according to the Secretariat of the United Nations-backed treaty regulating wildlife trade.
Kolkata, July 6 : Visiting Kolkata recently, Professor Steve Hall, executive director of the Mining Education Australia (MEA), said students are no more finding a career in mining attractive and both universities and industries need to work to improve the situation.
New York, July 28 : Warning of a possible rise in heatwave deaths due to climate change, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Thursday called for measures to reduce mortality from this natural hazard.
New Delhi, July 28 : Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of senior India Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj, who passed away on Thursday.
Guwahati, July 28 : Assam flood situation is more worsened after flood waters submerged more areas in the state with over 20 lakh people of 22 districts being affected and 21 people dying in the fresh crisis in the state.
Varanasi, July 28 : Senior Indian Table maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj breathed his last in Varanasi on Thursday, reports said.
Srinagar, July 28 : Amid ongoing tension in Jammu and Kashmir, state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that she was not aware about the presence of top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani inside the house in Kokernag on July 8 when the encounter took place.
Mumbai, July 28 : In a bid to drive aggressive growth and expand its existing asset base, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has appointed Karan Bajaj as Senior Vice President and General Manager of South Asia with effect from October 17, 2016.
Mainpuri, July 28 : A dalit couple was allegedly hacked to death with an axe by a shopkeeper following an argument in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri on Thursday, according to reports.
Dubai, July 28 : The top position in the ICC Intercontinental Cup will be up for grabs when the Netherlands and Afghanistan will feature in a crucial league match at The Hague on Friday, an official release said.
New Delhi, July 28 : Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Thursday mourned the demise of activist and litterateur Mahasweta Devi, who passed away at the age of 90.
Srinagar, July 28 : The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Chief G A Mir called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi on Thursday and apprised her about the current unrest prevailing in the Valley.
Mumbai, July 28 : Actress Katrina Kaif is undoubtedly Bollywood's new dancing diva.
New Delhi, July 28 : President Pranab Mukherjee received a coffee table book from a group of women at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
London, July 28 : Cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his actress wife Geeta Basra became first-time parents to a baby girl on Thursday, reports said.
Mumbai, July 28 : Superstar Hrithik Roshan, who we heard singing in one of his earlier films-Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara, wants to resume learning music at some point in the future.
Mumbai, July 28 : After creating history in Bollywood with PK collecting record breaking numbers, the film is all set to release in Japan now.
Kolkata, Jul 28 :Many write about the underprivileged, the exploited and those marginalised in society but would we have known about the dilemma of Shanichari --the Rudaali or the pain of 'hajar churashir ma' Sujata -- the mother of corpse number 1084, or the realities of everyday rural life, if it was not for the prolific pen of Mahasweta Devi?
Mumbai, July 28 : Bollywood actress Sunny Leone said she has started shooting for her upcoming movie "Tera Intezaar".
Chennai, July 28 : ISL side Chennaiyin FC on Thursday said it has signed Baljit Sahni.
Kolkata, July 28 : The final countdown of the 24-hour Hackathon, a collaboration between the U.S Consulate General-Kolkata, NASSCOM 10,000 Start Ups and Microsoft, took place at the American Centre, Kolkata, recently.
Kolkata, Jul 28 : The sixth edition of the Experimenter Curators' Hub (ECH) will begin in Kolkata on Friday.
Mumbai, July 28 : IDBI Bank on Thursday said it has reduced its Base Rate from 9.75% p.a. to 9.65% p.a.
Mumbai, July 28 : After the success of their recently launched single 'Dillagi', Bhushan Kumar and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are coming back with yet another single which is an adaptation of a popular Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan track titled, "Halka Halka".
New Delhi, July 28 : MobiKwik, India's largest independent mobile payments network connecting over 32 million users to 100,000 merchants had launched first leg of KwikFest - India's Biggest Recharge Fest, a national marketing campaign back in April 2016 to promote cashless recharge transactions.
Mumbai, July 28 : The hit song from the movie Dishoom, 'Sau Tarah Ke' has become the new party anthem.
Mumbai/Kolkata July 28 : Continuing its success story, Tata Motors has rolled out an extensive campaign to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its popular light commercial vehicle, the Tata 407.
New Delhi, July 28 : Life Insurance Corporation of India , a life insurance company with a market share of 76.8% in policies and 70.4% in first premium, and Axis Bank, India's third largest private sector bank with widespread network of 3006 branches(including extension counters), on Thursday signed an MoU to distribute LIC's multiple life insurance products to their customers.
New Delhi, July 28 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi mourned Mahasweta Devi's death as the writer passed away in Kolkata on Thursday.
New Delhi, July 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday mourned the death of writer and social activist Mahashweta Devi.
Calgary (Alberta, Canada), Jul 28 : The annual Calgary Stampede concluded successfully on July 18 but the drop in overall attendance during the 10-day festival raised an important question - is the economic downturn a perceived notion or for real, according to media reports.
New Delhi, July 28 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government's policies and highlighted the severe impact of inflation on common man.
Kolkata, Jul 28 : Metro rail service in Kolkata was partly disrupted as a woman attempted suicide at Esplanade Metro Station on Thursday afternoon.
New Delhi, July 28 : More units of the Nissan Micra than any other car were exported from India in June.
New Delhi, July 28 : Kerala Blasters on Thursday revealed its latest addition with the signing of Aaron Hughes, Northern Ireland's, who recently played for Euro Cup 2016,most experienced campaigner and veteran international, as marquee player for the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League 2016.
Kolkata, July 28 : Reputed Bengali author and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday.
California, July 28 : Astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make a discovery that may have profound implications for understanding how the magnetic field in the Sun and stars like it are generated.
Mumbai, Jul 28 : A special court in Mumbai convicted Abu Jundal and 11 others on Thursday in the 2006 Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case, according to media reports.
Qamishli, July 28 : A militant attack at al-Qameshli city of northeastern Syria killed at least 44 people on Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday.
Panaji, July 28 : An Omar Air flight, which was on its way from Muscat to Chennai made emergency landing in Goa after a passenger suffered cardiac arrest, reports said.
Berlin, July 28 : The second suspect at a church in French city Normandy has been identified, media reports said.
Mumbai, July 28 : Actress Preity Zinta on Thursday said she has started shooting for her upcoming film "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt".
Mumbai, July 28 : The makers of A Flying Jatt have launched the song Toota jo kabhi Taara from the film today.
New Delhi, Jul 28 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Peru on the occasion of their National Day (July 28, 2016).
New Delhi, July 28 : : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday met top Congress leaders in a bid to reach a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
Kolkata/Hyderabad, July 28 : Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), one of India's premier institutes for management, released a business case study in collaboration with Mytrah Energy, an independent power producer in renewable energy with the largest wind bank data in India.
Mumbai, July 28 : Jet Airways, India's premiere international airline, on Thursday announced special offers as part of #GrabYourFreedom sale to celebrate India's Independence Day.
Jaipur, July 28 : : The Rajasthan Government has assured protection to actor Salman Khan's former driver as he claims to have witnessed the superstar shoot down chinkara, an endanged gazelle, in 1988, media reports said.
Kolkata, July 28 : Kolkata-based restaurant Sanjha Chulhanis all set to host the Quirky Kebab festival at its new outlet in southern part of the city.
New Delhi, July 28 : AgroTech Foods Limited, an affiliate of ConAgra Foods Inc. of USA, makers of India's favourite popcorn ACT II announced the launch of its new breakthrough product - ACTII Popcorn Pop 'n' Serve Tub.
Mumbai, July 28 : : Twelve people including Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal were on Thursday convicted by a special court in Mumbai in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.