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2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

climate action planUnited Nations : The world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the UN weather agency said, highlighting new records in indicators [...]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Highlights,Sci-Tech,Topnews,World | Read More »

Syrian opposition says airstrike kills 10 civilians

AP11_17_2015_000210ABeirut : Renewed airstrikes killed at least 10 civilians today in Syria’s besieged eastern part of Aleppo as they were fleeing government advances in the opposition held-enclave, opposition groups reported. [...]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in World | Read More »

India welcomes Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General

antonio-guterres         United Nations : India has welcomed the selection of Portugal’s former premier Antonio Guterres as the next UN Secretary General to replace Ban Ki-moon. “Congratulations & Best [...]

October 6th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,World | Read More »

China’s hold on Azhar’s UN terror listing to lapse soon

United NationsUnited Nations : The six-month validity of the technical hold imposed by China on India’s bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN will [...]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in World | Read More »

‘Indus Waters Treaty between India, Pakistan survived 2 wars’

United Nations     United Nations : The 1960 Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan has survived “two wars”, a high- level UN official said underlining water also represents a source [...]

September 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,World | Read More »

Indian, Russian troops begin joint military drills in Russia

India-Russia Military ExerciseMoscow : India and Russia today kicked off the eighth edition of their joint military exercise in Vladivostok with a focus on counter-terror operations. The ‘Indra-2016′ exercise is being held [...]

September 23rd, 2016 | Posted in World | Read More »

Ban condemns Uri terror attack

Ban Ki-moon 1United Nations : Condemning the militant attack on an army camp in North Kashmir’s Uri town that killed 17 soldiers, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hoped the perpetrators of the [...]

September 19th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,World | Read More »

Curfew imposed in entire Valley on Eid, choppers and drones keeping vigil

Curfew lifted in Srinagar     Srinagar : For the first time in many years, authorities today imposed curfew in all 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley on Eid even as helicopters and drones [...]

September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Nation | Read More »

Ban greets India on I-Day; says UN takes inspiration from it

Ban Ki-moon          United Nations : The UN takes inspiration from various contributions made by India to the world, including the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent teachings and the [...]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,World | Read More »

India hits back at Pak, says it ‘extols’ virtues of terrorists

Maleeha LodhiUnited Nations : In a strong rebuff to Pakistan for raising the issue of killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani and Kashmir at the UN, India accused it of extolling [...]

July 14th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,World | Read More »