Kolkata, Sept 30 : Kolkata's prestigious Scottish Church College has been closed for an indefinite period since Wednesday due to an alleged students' unrest, reports said.
Kolkata, Sept 30 : India won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test against New Zealand here on Friday.
New York, Sept 30 : A United Nations-backed inter-agency committee on Thursday launched two guides to assist aid workers worldwide in setting up sexual exploitation and abuse prevention and response systems in humanitarian settings.
New York, Sept 30 : Speaking to the media just days after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and ahead of the 2 October national poll in which Colombians will have their say on the accord, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reiterated that his Office (OHCHR) will continue to follow the progress of the human rights aspects of the agreement.
New York, Sept 30 : Senior United Nations officials on Thursday announced that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is closer to entering into force, as India - a country that produces more than four per cent of global emissions - plans to submit its ratification at the end of the week.
New York, Sept 30 : With current armed conflicts and humanitarian crises driving massive population movements - and not just in Europe, though the continent has been heavily challenged - an upcoming United Nations report will confirm the troubling fact that human trafficking generally follows the overall migratory flows, a senior UN anti-crime official said on Thursday, urging States to back the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and other international tools to address the evolving and complex situation.
New York, Sept 30 : In an impassioned appeal to the Security Council, the top United Nations relief official on Thursday called on the global body's primary organ for maintenance of peace and security to act immediately to end the bloodshed in Syria so that humanitarian assistance is able to reach those who desperately need it.
New York, Sept 30 : The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned the killing of at least 15 civilian men and the injuring of at least 13 others, including at least one boy, in an airstrike targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) conducted yesterday in the country's eastern district of Achin.
New York, Sept 30 : With Africa set to play an ever-growing role in feeding the world's bourgeoning population, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on Thursday stressed that the sub-Saharan region needs modern, efficient - and above all mechanized and environmentally sound - farming system to meet global demand and transform the lives and economies of millions of rural families.
New Jersey, Sept 29 : A New Jersey Transit train plowed through a major station in Hoboken here on Thursday morning's rush-hour, killing at least one person and injuring several, media reports said.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (MLDL), the real estate and infrastructure development arm of the Mahindra Group, has been recognised as one of the 100 most sustainable corporations across Asia in the 2016 edition of the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking.
New York, Sept 29 : The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from $55 million to $115 million in order to be able to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the north-east of the country.
New York, Sept 29 : Regretting an extension to the 2016 electoral process in Somalia announced by the country's electoral body, the United Nations Security Council has called on all parties in the country to upload their commitments on the elections and to come to an agreement on the remaining political challenges without further delay.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : Adhesives and industrial chemicals manufacturer Pidilite on Thursday announced its sales and distribution tie-up with WD-40 Company, a global marketing organization dedicated to creating positive lasting memories by developing and selling products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes around the world.
New York, Sept 29 : The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining on Thursday's global society makes it indispensable to the world and to meeting the challenges of the sustainable development agenda, top UN officials declared on Thursday, as the international community marked World Maritime Day.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance Company Limited, the life insurance arm of Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd., launched 'Edelweiss Tokio Life- TotalSecure+', an online plan that provides complete life protection in the form of a life cover, as well as an option to cover against critical illnesses.
Kolkata, Sept 29 : Ujjivan Financial Services Limited, a pan-India microfinance institution, which is in process of transforming into a small finance bank, on Thursday announced a significant interest rate reduction of 75 bps (0.75 per cent) with effect from Oct 1.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : The United States-India Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, which promotes development of the ICT sector, met in New Delhi.
Toronto, Sept 29 : Nestled in the heart of Brampton, Ontario, Guru Tegh Bahadur International School ensures its students are not only academically bright pupils but a complete package of humanity where homely traditions does matter.
Srinagar, Sept 29 : Expressing grave concern over the escalation of the situation along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said the confrontation could lead to a disaster of epic proportions if urgent steps are not taken to bring down the heightened tensions in the region.
Guwahati, Sept 29 : The city based Dispur Hospitals on Thursday organized a free health camp on the occasion of World Heart Day at Ganeshguri premises in Guwahati, where over 80 patients from Golaghat, Tezpur,Nagaon and Kamrup districts participated.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : When the makers of the biopic were looking to cast the title role for the film, which was one of the most crucial decisions, Dhoni himself recommended a name.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : The Congress Party on Thursday extended full support to the government and congratulated the Indian Army for carrying out the surgical strikes crossing the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, targeting terrorist launchpads working from within the neighbouring country.
Guwahati, Sept 29 : Lauding the efforts of Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendents of Police (SP) of Nagaon District in removing the encroachers from a portion adjoining Kaziranga National Park as per the directive of Gauhati High Court, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday called upon DCs and SPs of all districts to be proactive in freeing state lands from encroachers.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : The team of Jagga Jasoos recently started shoot of their last schedule in Mumbai.
Toronto, Sep 29 : The 'official' national bird of Canada is yet to be decided by the administration, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : In a passionate appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has called upon them to maintain peace and cordial atmosphere.
Dhaka, Sep 29 : India defeated Pakistan 3-1 to to enter the finals of the fourth men's Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament on Thursday, media reported.
Mumbia, Sept 29 : M.S. Dhoni is known for his reign as the captain, with many calling caption cool as the most successful captain in the history of cricket.
Kolkata, Sept 29 : An 83-year-old Jain woman from Kolkata, who is suffering from cancer, has stopped having food and water until her death, local media reports said.
Mumbai, Sept 29, : The Royal Society, UK on Thursday announced the appointment of the first of nine Tata University Research Fellows (URFs) to its prestigious University Research Fellowship (URF) scheme.
Toronto Sept 29 : Realtors in Canada are worried because customers have been buying condos only to use them as short-term rentals, according to recent media reports.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : Following a surgical strike by Indian Army in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh lauded the Indian Army and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a bold step towards countering terrorism.
Toronto, Sept 29 : The Toronto Raptors have been planning to take a stand against police brutality, according to media sources.
Toronto, Sept. 29 : In view of rising electrical rates, Ontario's Liberal government decided to cancel plans to sign contracts for up to 1,000 megawatts of power from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, media reports said.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : Amid mass anger in India over the Uri attack in Kashmir, India on Wednesday past midnight carried out surgical strikes crossing the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, targeting terrorist launchpads working from within the neighbouring country, the army said.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday hailed the Indian Army for conducting a surgical attack across the Line of Control between India and Pakistan against terrorist infiltration.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : An encounter between Indian forces and terrorists have been reported from the Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, according to media reports.
New Delhi/Toronto, Sep 29 : A high level delegation led by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is in Toronto, Canada to attend the third annual ministerial dialogue on Thursday.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : The surgical strike by the Indian army across the Line of Control in Pakistan late on Wednesday to take out launch pads from where terrorists foray into India has been hailed by leaders and former military heads, according to media reports on Thursday.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : The Ministry of Defence has published the full text of the Press Statement by the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday, regarding the surgical strike across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to take out several launch pads through which terrorists were planning to enter India.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : Olympian Sakshi Malik launched the Datsun redi-GO SPORT in India, picking up her new endorsement deal.
Guwahati, Sep 29 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who got a bail on Thursday from a local court in Assam on a defamation case filed by the RSS, said that the Sangh Parivar wants to divide the country, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : Villages in Punjab, lying within 10km of the international border with Pakistan are being evacuated as a precautionary measure, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : Six to eight launch pads working from within Pakistan and from where terrorists where trying to enter India have been taken out during the surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, according to media reports.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : The makers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil have release a new song, Channa Mereya, from the movie.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : The makers of Force 2 have released the official trailer of the movie.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an all-party meeting at four pm on Thursday regarding the 'surgical strike' across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Sep 29 : The Government of India has announced the sale (re-issue) of government stocks through price-based auctions, which will be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at its Mumbai office on Friday.
Zurich, Sept 29 : Indian NGO Slum Soccer has won the inaugural FIFA Diversity Award recently.
Zurich, Sept 29 : The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 unveiled the Official Emblem for what will be the country's first international football event.
Srinagar, Sept 29 : : India has carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir targeting terrorist launchpads working from within Pakistan, reports said.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : The defence ministry has approved acquisition of weaponry worth Rs 1,900 crore which includes equipment for low intensity warfare, media reports said.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to discuss the situation at the Line of Control, The Times of India reported.
Guwahati, Sept 29 : : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will appear in a court in Guwahati on Thursday in connection with a defamation case slapped on him by the RSS, reports said.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : The makers of Force 2 have released the official poster of the movie.
New Delhi, Sept 29 : Greeting people on the occasion of World Heart Day, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda urged them to lead a balanced life.
Mountain View, Sept 29 : Google on Thursday celebrated Ladislao Jose Biro's 117th birth anniversary by dedicating an interactive doodle.
Mountain View, Sept 29 : Google on Thursday celebrated Ladislao Jose Biro's 117th birth anniversary by dedicating an interactive doodle.
Washington, Sept 28 : Condemning the Uri attacks , which left 18 soldiers martyred, US National Security Advisor (NSA) Susan E. Rice told her Indian counterpart Ajit Doval that her nation expects Pakistan to take effective action to combat and delegitimize United Nations-designated terrorist individuals and entities.