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Creative leaders to play key role in attaining developed India: Kalam

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 17:03

Creative leaders will be the key to attain an economically-developed and prosperous India by 2030, former president APJ Abdul Kalam said.

UN receives Palestinians` requests to join treaties

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 07:53

The UN`s special envoy on Mideast peace, Robert Serry, has received requests from Palestinian officials to join 13 international conventions and treaties, the UN has confirmed.

Unhappy over 2017 Under-17 World Cup preps, Bhaichung Bhutia slams associations

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 21:25

Expressing frustration over the lack of effort and professionalism on part of the state and district associations, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said CEOs and development officers should be appointed at those places to keep a tab on the progress ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

Switzerland ready to discuss tax info-exchange with India

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 17:50

There have been concerns in India about limited flow of tax information from Switzerland about Indian citizens who have allegedly stashed away unaccounted money in Swiss banks.

Govt committed to ensuring security of diplomats: MEA

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 16:02

India on Wednesday said it was fully committed to ensuring security of all diplomats, including those from the US, within confines of its law and pledged full implementation of the Vienna Convention while asking other countries to do the same.

Eva Longoria`s political ambition

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 09:24

Eva Longoria is reportedly keen to move into politics and wants to run for mayor in Texas.

Must keep options open in age of coalition govt: NCP

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 23:41

Nationalist Congress Party said it had to keep its options open of "working with other parties".

Torture invoked in Guantanamo 9/11 hearing

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 08:48

Lawyers for the five men accused of the September 11, 2001 attacks invoked the UN Convention against Torture on Tuesday as a way to bring up their clients` alleged mistreatment in secret prisons.

UN sees mercury use phase-out within 3 decades

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:25

A new global treaty could eliminate within three decades the commercial use of mercury in everything from batteries, paints and skin-lightening creams to utility plants and small-scale gold mining.

UN conference adopts Minamata mercury treaty

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 19:52

A UN conference adopted a treaty on mercury control Thursday near the site of Japan`s worst industrial poisoning, as Tokyo pledged USD2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution.

UN to study ramifications of sand mining

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 10:56

Sand mining, a major environmental concern, will soon get international attention after it was included in the list of the new and emerging issues by the United Nations, an activist said here Wednesday.

Syria to come under Chemical Weapons Convention from October 14

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 14:30

Moving ahead on US-Russia’s plan to tackle the issue of chemical weapons, Syria applied to join Chemical Weapons Convention which has been accepted by the United Nations on Sunday.