UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said that the World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and the planet, adding that this year` s commemoration focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and the plight of approximately 21 million women, men and children in various forms of modern slavery.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for deploying international peacekeepers in the war-torn eastern Ukraine to observe the implementation of a ceasefire deal between government troops and pro-independence rebels.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday called for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels.
Government and the Trinamool Congress got into a spat over missed calls and messages with Home Minister P Chidambaram insisting that efforts were made four days back by the Prime Minister to contact Mamata Banerjee.
Criticising the Congress-led UPA
government for hiking the price of petrol, BSP chief Mayawati
on Wednesday said the party would observe a day-long bandh in Uttar
Pradesh on May 31 to protest the steep hike.
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his official residence here and assured him of the agency`s commitment to work for the well being of women and children in the state.