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`Eliminating misogyny` key to shaking up Japan`s workforce: UNDP chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:13

Japan must work to "eliminate misogyny" if it wants to draw more women into the workforce as part of a wider bid to stimulate the economy, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme.

Ukraine ruling coalition dissolved setting stage for early vote

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:07

Ukraine`s ruling parliamentary majority was officially disbanded on Thursday, setting the stage for early legislative elections in the strife-torn ex-Soviet state.

Criminals in politics: Law panel for new disqualification rule

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 19:51

Terming the current rule which disqualifies candidates upon conviction "incapable" of keeping criminals away from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended that disqualification should happen upon framing of charges in cases punishable by five years in jail or more.

British foreign secretary would vote to leave EU

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 20:14

Britain`s new Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed Sunday he would vote to leave the EU unless London can repatriate powers from Brussels.

`Sanctions` threat for Russia over MH17 crash site access

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 19:24

France, Britain and Germany warned Russia Sunday it could face further EU sanctions if it did not press pro-Kremlin separatists in Ukraine to allow unfettered access to the crash site of flight MH17.

Dutch pray across bereaved nation for MH17 victims

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 19:19

Churchgoers prayed across the Netherlands on Sunday for the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airways plane crash in Ukraine, most of them Dutch.

Jokowi: meteoric rise of a political outsider

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 03:46

He was raised in a bamboo shack in a riverbank slum on Indonesia`s main island of Java.

Iran nuclear talks end as deadline extended by four months

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 18:52

Marathon talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna ended Saturday after negotiators gave themselves four more months to try and bridge major gaps and strike a historic nuclear deal.

End politics of vendetta: UP BJP tells Akhilesh Yadav

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 22:14

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday sought an end to the "politics of vendetta by state government officials" in Uttar Pradesh.

`Politics of hatred` dangerous for society: Azam

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:01

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Mohd Azam Khan on Sunday alleged that BJP was indulging in "politics of hatred" and termed the sort of politics as "dangerous for the country and the society".

I might enter politics but not now: Anupam Kher

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 14:44

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, whose wife Kirron Kher is a BJP MP from Chandigarh, today did not rule out joining politics.

Poroshenko says agreements with EU leaders, Russia `not respected`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 01:55

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday that certain points agreed with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany in four-way talks this weekend "were not respected".