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Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:04

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

Anand Mahindra, Banmali Agrawala appointed to USIBC Board

Anand Mahindra, Banmali Agrawala appointed to USIBC Board

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 04:44

Anand Mahindra, Ellen Lord and Banmali Agrawal were today appointed as board members of the US India Business Council (USIBC).

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:35

The diplomat who was president of the UN Security Council in April 1994 has apologised for the council`s refusal to recognise that genocide was taking place in Rwanda.

BCG clears riot victims` lawyers of `professional misconduct`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 23:16

The names of five advocates who have been representing 2002 riot victims were cleared by the Bar Council of Gujarat (BCG) here on Tuesday from charges of alleged "professional misconduct".

China's gold demand to remain robust; to reach 1,350 tn by 2017

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 22:02

Chinese demand for gold is expected to grow by 22.72 percent to reach to about 1,350 tonne by 2017 on rising real incomes, a deepening pool of private savings and rapid urbanisation across the country, says a report by the World Gold Council.

US Inc commits investment in India after polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:33

The meeting was hosted by the US India Business Council (USIBC).

Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017: WGC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:00

Annual demand for gold in the form of jewellery, coins and bars is set to hit "at least 1,350 tonnes by 2017", the WGC said in a report on China.

Obama seeks to leverage American innovation

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 07:38

US President Barack Obama has sought to leverage American innovation to help reduce poverty and boost economic growth, and increased agricultural production and food security without further accelerating climate change.

US Inc commits investment in India after polls

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:24

Expressing faith in India's growth story, several US companies Monday committed themselves to increasing investment after the ongoing general elections in the country.

UN Security Council meets over Ukraine hours before deadline

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:49

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency session on Sunday night to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine, just hours before a deadline by Kiev for pro-Russian separatists to disarm by Monday morning or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces.

UN Security Council holds crisis talks on Ukraine

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 06:53

The UN Security Council held an emergency session on the Ukraine crisis as Kiev vowed to launch an military operation after pro-Russian forces seized government buildings in the east.

PCB to nominate next chief of ICC board after BCCI: Sethi

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 19:16

The PCB chairman Najam Sethi today announced that the board will nominate the all-powerful chairman of the executive board of the ICC in 2016 after BCCI`s two-year stint ends.