Archives - 2014-07-28

Russia says Lavrov, Kerry agree on need for swift ceasefire in Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:16

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday on the importance of ensuring a swift ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a Foreign Ministry statement in Moscow said.

Venezuelan ex-intel chief sought by US freed in Aruba

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:17

A Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief arrested by Aruba at the United States` request on drug trafficking charges was freed and returned home to Caracas, authorities have said.

UN Security Council calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:19

The UN Security Council agreed on a statement on Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire.

US asks Russia to stop flow of heavy weapons into Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:21

The US has asked Russia to stop the flow of heavy weapons like rocket launchers and artillery from the country into strife-torn Ukraine.

Abu Dhabi-bound flight aborts take-off following problem

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:38

An Abu Dhabi-bound flight with around 117 passengers and crew on board aborted take-off following a `technical problem`, airport officials said.

IIT Kharagpur eyeing international status

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:40

Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IIT-Kharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus.

Obama wishes Muslims on Eid

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:57

US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other.

Nitin Gadkari bugging row: Govt rejects demand for probe

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:19

The Union Home Ministry, Monday, rejected demands for a probe into reports about bugging devices found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi.

Gaza crisis: UN calls for immediate ceasefire, expresses `grave concern`

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:44

Concerned over the escalating crisis in Gaza, the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting and called for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in the area.

Tariq Anwar wants Chinese envoy to be summoned over incursions along LAC

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:07

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Monday asked the government of India to lodge a protest with the Chinese, by summoning its envoy seeking an explanation over the latest incursions taking place on the Indian side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

UPSC CSAT row: Akhilesh writes to PM Modi; protesters meet Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:24

With their demand for scrapping the Civil Service Aptitude Test, UPSC aspirants met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Girls killed, hurt in attack in Thailand`s south

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:21

Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Thailand`s insurgency-plagued south.