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Right-wing outfit writes to CBFC to ban `Singham Returns`

Right-wing outfit writes to CBFC to ban `Singham Returns`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 16:50

Ahead of its release on Independence Day, Rohit Shetty`s `Singham Returns` has been hit by a controversy after a right-wing Hindu organisation has asked the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to put a ban on the film.

Turkey, citing ceasefire, lifts flight ban to Israel`s Ben Gurion airport

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:09

Turkey lifted a ban on flights to Tel Aviv`s Ben Gurion airport after a ceasefire was agreed between Israelis and Palestinians, the state`s SHGM aviation authority said on Saturday.

Ban Ki-moon `shocked and appalled` by shelling of Gaza school

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:44

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea for Israel and Hamas to end their conflict and vehemently condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Syrian forces step up attacks on hospitals: UN

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 02:13

Syrian government forces have stepped up attacks on hospitals and clinics, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, accusing all sides of blocking aid deliveries as a "tactic of war."

UN staff killed in attack on UN-run school in Gaza: Ban

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 01:14

An attack on a UN-run school in Gaza on Thursday has claimed lives among the UN staff, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.

UN chief wants `thoroughly inclusive` government in Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:38

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called for the formation of a "thoroughly inclusive" government in Iraq as the country grapples with increasing violence and chaos.

At least 60 killed in attack on Iraq prison convoy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:53

An onslaught on a convoy transferring inmates north of Baghdad left at least 60 dead on Thursday, even as politicians and diplomats stepped up efforts to end Iraq`s worst crisis in years.

Himachal Pradesh to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:01

The Himachal Pradesh government will soon impose a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also enhance value-added tax (VAT) on tobacco products, Health Minister Kaul Singh said Thursday.

Inclusive govt can overcome Iraq `existential threat`: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:09

The formation of a truly inclusive government is required to overcome the threat of Iraq`s breakup along ethnic and sectarian lines, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in Baghdad on Thursday.

UN chief in Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:56

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Thursday on an official visit to Iraq.

Gaza truce efforts intensify as Ban, Kerry in Cairo

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 05:51

World efforts to end two weeks of deadly violence in and around Gaza stepped up a gear on Monday as the UN chief and top US diplomat arrived in Cairo to press for an immediate truce.

UN`s Ban lands in Cairo for Gaza ceasefire talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:13

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday arrived in Cairo for talks to build support for a truce in Gaza as part of his whistlestop tour of the region, an airport official said.