New York, Aug 30 : The United Nations senior official coordinating efforts towards the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday reiterated a call for both sides to work towards a negotiated two-state solution which envisages the co-existence of Palestine and Israel as amicable neighbours.
New York, Aug 30 : The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii.
New York, Aug 30 : As World Water Week kick off on Monday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted that the opportunity cost from a lack of access to water disproportionately falls on women and girls who collectively spend as much as 200 million hours - or more than 22,800 years - every day collecting this vital resource.
New York, Aug 30 : The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday condemned the murder of a bureau chief of a domestic daily newspaper in India.
New York, Aug 30 : A senior United Nations humanitarian official said on Monday he "is deeply concerned" by the devastating impact that the recent upsurge in fighting is having on civilians in Yemen and along the border the country shares with Saudi Arabia.
New York, Aug 30 : Marking the International Day against Nuclear Tests, senior United Nations officials on Monday called for the entry into force of a multilateral treaty that bans all nuclear explosions, for both civilian and military purposes, in all environments.
New York, Aug 30 : Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to Nigeria, the United Nations expert on internally displaced persons (IPDs) has called on the country's authorities and the international community to act urgently to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in its northeast are protected.
New York, Aug 30 : A senior official at the United Nations rural development agency has stressed the importance of investing in Colombia's small farmers and rural communities to ensure lasting peace in the country.
New York, Aug 30 : Two United Nations agencies - the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) - on Monday agreed to strengthen their cooperation in Sudan to help smallholder farmers improve their production and thus promote food security.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : A Pakistani aircraft on Monday violated Indian airspace as it hovered over the Indian territory for a minute in R S Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in India on Monday to hold the second Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) between the two countries on Tuesday in New Delhi.
Ottawa, Aug 29 : The national crime rate in Canada has increased three percent in 2015, showing the first increase in 12 years.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Gurgaon is once again reeling under massive traffic congestion after heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi and NCR.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Hours after revealing the first look, filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday unveiled the second poster of his upcoming film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Union Finance Minster Arun Jaitley on Monday said that many Indian States are growing at the rate of 10-11 per cent and the trade dialogue between the States and the US investors and companies can help in giving boost to the bilateral trade between India and US.
New York, Aug 29 : Speaking ahead of a major peace conference in Myanmar, a United Nations independent expert has urged its participants to prioritise human rights issues in their discussions over the coming days, and to do more to ensure the process is fully inclusive.
New York, Aug 29 : Ahead of the world's largest forum for the adoption of conservation policies on protected areas, two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples on Monday highlighted that effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights.
New York, Aug 29 : The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has expressed outrage over the execution of 12 people on drug-related charges, just days after he had publicly appealed to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the capital punishment.
New York, Aug 29 : While congratulating the people and Government of Gabon for the holding of a peaceful and orderly presidential election on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday also urged all Gabonese to accept the poll results.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Renowned film producer Sajid Nadiadwala feels that actress Jacqueline Fernandez is exceptionally lucky for his banner 'Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment'.
Panaji, Aug 29 : FC Goa are on their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to prepare for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League season.
London, Aug 29 : Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie will leave as the first coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the end of the 2016 season.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Gearing up for the upcoming season of the ISL, Delhi Dynamos on Monday announced the return of the UEFA Champions League winner Florent Malouda as their Marquee player.
Guwahati, Aug 29 : : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in North Block at Central Secretariat in New Delhi and apprised him of the devastating floods that lashed the State and sought Centre's assistance by the way of releasing funds quickly.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : The Indian National Team had their first practice session at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on Monday.
Jammu, Aug 29 : Maintaining that violence will not help resolve issues, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that peace and dialogue is the only way forward towards addressing the Kashmir imbroglio.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : After the row over Udta Punjab, the Censor Board has once again paved way for controversy with its recommendation of editing some scenes of upcoming film 'Baar Baar Dekho' starring Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif.
Guwahati, Aug 29 : : Assam government on Monday said it will appoint over 11,000 elementary teachers soon.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday unveiled the first look of his upcoming film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".
New Delhi, Aug 29 : A seven-member Expert Committee under the chairmanship of T V S N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for exploring the other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons submitted its report to the Union Home SecretaryRajiv Mehrishi here on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Government of India accords high priority to investment in infrastructure, manufacturing and service sectors.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will launch Maha-Yatra in Uttar Pradesh on Sept 6, the party announced on Monday.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Indian benchmark indices began the week on a positive note despite weak global cues on Monday, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Monday said that it was a privilege to unveil the statue of M. Sreenivasan, who would be remembered for his service to his beloved people of Kerala through the spread of education.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Sau Aasman song from the film Baar Baar Dekho was shot in the beautiful locations of Thailand.
Kabul/Sydney, Aug 29 : Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop on Monday confirmed that an aid worker, who was kidnapped in Afghanistan, has been released.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Four Indian athletes- PV Sindhu,Jitu Rai,Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar- were conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Monday.
Pune, Aug 29 : DSK Shivajians Football Club on Monday announced the signing of striker Kim Song Yong for the forthcoming season.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Rock On, that released today, 8 years ago taught us how life is to be lived with passion.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Four agreements were signed between India and Myanmar on Monday in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw, according to media reports.
Mumbai / Kolkata, Aug 29 : Ratan Tata, Vijay Kelkar and Nandan Nilekani have come together to establish a technology enabled financial inclusion vehicle, Avanti Finance, which will be focused on delivering affordable and timely credit to under-served and un-served segments in India.
By Mudita Girotra, New Delhi, Aug 29 : The plays performed during the fifth edition of Hriday Manch 2016 contained comedy and drama suitable for the masses and failed to impress those looking for sense and intellect. There was much use of slapstick to convey hypocrisy in the society.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Following their agitation against rights abuses and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Baloch activists will on Tuesday stage protests in three German cities to mark the International Day of the Disappeared.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : There is still time for Su Real's new album "Twerkistan" to release, but the music producer shared a glimpse of what's in store by releasing the first track of the album on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : After being conferred the highest sporting honour of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, awardee gymnast Dipa Karmakar said that the joy has doubled as her coach Bishweshwar Nandi also received the Dronacharya award here on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Rio Olympics medallists -- shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- and gymnast Dipa Karmakar along with shooter Jitu Rai were conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards -- the country's highest sporting honour-- here on Monday.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been receiving a rave response for the trailer of "Pink", found motivation for her emotionally invigorating role in the forthcoming movie in a performance by international singer Lady Gaga.
New York, Aug 29 : A smartphone speech recognition software can write text messages three times faster than humans, say researchers, adding that the discovery can spur the development of innovative speech recognition apps.
Agra, Aug 29 : A 12 feet long python caused panic on the Agra-Mathura highway on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : President Elect of the UNGA Peter Thomson met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday.
Dhaka, Aug 29 : Visiting Bangladesh for the first time, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday met country's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : The Indian Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government and its minister Azam Khan for the latter's remarks on the Bulandshahr rape case, according to media reports.
Srinagar, Aug 29 : The encounter, which broke out between security forces and terrorists in Kashmir's Baramullah district on Monday, has ended.
Though over a year has passed since the signing of the 'historic Naga peace accord' or the 'framework agreement' (as it was later termed) between the Government of India (GoI) and the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), the 'framework' has not been finalised yet, by either party. The 'framework agreement' was signed on August 3, 2015, by the GoI interlocutor for Naga talks R.N. Ravi and 'general secretary' of the NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah in the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others in New Delhi, after nearly 18 years and over 80 rounds of negotiations under ceasefire. Though most of the actual contents of the 'agreement' was not made public, GoI had affirmed that the 'framework agreement' was not a final settlement, and details would be disclosed in the succeeding six months. Regrettably, this remains a distant dream.
At least 13 persons- seven students, one professor, two security guards of the University, and three Security Force (SF) personnel - were killed and another 45 persons, including 36 students and staff members and nine SF personnel, were injured when terrorists carried out an attack targeting the well guarded American University of Afghanistan in capital Kabul. The attack, which commenced at 18:30 AST [Afghanistan Standard Time] on August 24, 2016, after the attackers exploded a car bomb at a University entry gate, stormed into the University complex and opened gunfire, lasted for almost 10 hours. The SFs eliminated two terrorists, bringing an end to the attack. There were about 750 students in the University compound at the time of the attack. According to reports, the attackers had made their way past the University's armed guards and watchtowers, lobbing grenades and checking out their maps.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Recognising it's efforts for developing football at the grassroot level, the 'Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society' (SMSES) has been bestowed with National Sports Award 'Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar', for 'Sports for Development' by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : After receiving critical acclaim and commercial success for Mastram, writer-director Akhilesh Jaiswal is all set to commence work on his next film.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Actress Nargis Fakhri had a cute visitor on her film sets, pioneer of the castaway genre of novels and films Robinson Crusoe's best friend, the friendly parrot Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Union Tourism and Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma clarified on Monday that he was speaking "out of concern" for foreigners, especially women, visiting India as tourists, when he spoke about the safety guidelines to be followed while in India.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : The Winter/Festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week saw a spectacular showcase of shimmering silhouettes on the runway, and Sabyasachi Mukherjee's 'Illuminate' Grand Finale at Mehboob Studios was a befitting tribute to the trend of the season.