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Nagoya Protocol to help conserve biodiversity: Javadekar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:42

The Nagoya Protocol, which will create incentives to conserve biodiversity, has received the required 50th instrument of ratification on July 14, India today said.

Jennifer Lopez shares selfie with Michelle Obama

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:01

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and US First Lady Michelle Obama posed for a selfie at a convention recently.

Expedite implementation of biodiversity plan: Javadekar

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 23:08

India`s Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar Monday urged the parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) to expedite the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, a statement said.

OPCW team visits Syria chlorine site after attack: Rebels

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 02:28

A Syrian rebel commander said a team from the world`s chemical weapons watchdog investigating an alleged chlorine attack against rebel-held Kafr Zita managed to visit the town on Tuesday, hours after coming under attack.

UN Convention to discuss autonomous `killer robots`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 17:22

Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey will debate on the inevitability of autonomous killer robots at the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

Cornish recognised as British minority

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:23

The Cornish people are to be recognised as a national minority under a European convention, the British government announced Thursday.

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.