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Like seriously! Marijuana is legal in these 8 countries

Explore these 8 countries where marijuana consumption is legalised!

Jun 26, 2016, 20:12 PM IST

DNA: Analysis on India's naval prowess at International Fleet Review

An analysis on India's prowess at the action packed International Fleet Review. India showed it's foes what immense amount of strength it possesses.

Feb 08, 2016, 23:36 PM IST

Watch: India's naval prowess to be on full view at International Fleet Review 2016

The prowess and capabilities of the Indian Navy along with Navies of several other countries will be at display at the International Fleet Review 2016 which will be held in Visakhapatnam from Febru

Feb 06, 2016, 21:40 PM IST

WHO asks countries to remain alert on MERS

The WHO on Tuesday asked countries to ensure better surveillance and remain on alert against any possible outbreak of the deadly MERS, amid a spike in cases in South Korea over the weekend.

Jun 09, 2015, 21:53 PM IST

Binge drinking is major risk in some countries, says OECD

Binge drinking is emerging as a major hazard for the young in some countries, including India and China, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday in its first probe into alcohol abuse.

May 12, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.

Mar 30, 2015, 01:10 AM IST

Countries should protect human rights: India

India has said UN member countries should fulfil their obligations to protect human rights and eliminate policies that discriminate against women.

Jan 21, 2012, 13:55 PM IST

India ‘worst affected’ if an asteroid strikes

Scientists at Southampton University have revealed the names of the countries most likely to suffer catastrophic loss of life or be so crippled it will be almost impossible for them to recover.

Jun 30, 2011, 14:16 PM IST

African countries support India`s bid for permanent UNSC seat

African countries today came
out in support of India becoming a permanent member of the UN
Security Council and appreciated its unstinted assistance
towards their all round developmental programmes.

May 24, 2011, 23:26 PM IST

Dozens of countries curbing the press freedom: Obama

Citing the examples of China and
Iran, US President Barack Obama said that dozens of countries
continue to stand in the way of free press.

May 04, 2011, 11:36 AM IST

EC may support countries in improving election management

The Election Commission on Tuesday
expressed its readiness to support Commonwealth nations,
especially the developing and African countries, in their
efforts to improve election management and democratic

Feb 08, 2011, 20:53 PM IST

Terror groups having training camps in neighbouring countries

A number of terrorist groups have training facilities in neighbouring countries including Pakistan, government said.

Nov 09, 2010, 18:12 PM IST

Countries argue over how to save forests

One hectare of a tropical forest yields us benefits worth $6,120 every year, far more than gained by cutting that forest down.

Oct 26, 2010, 15:12 PM IST

60 countries pitch in $700 mn for flood-hit Pakistan

More than 60 countries have
committed over USD 700 million in aid for Pakistan in
contrary to belief that international community is not coming
forward for the help of flood-affected people.

Aug 31, 2010, 13:00 PM IST

People in poor countries have lower IQs: Study

People in poor and disease-prone countries, may have lower IQ levels, a study has claimed.

Jul 02, 2010, 18:47 PM IST

People in poor countries have lower IQs: Study

People in poor and disease-prone countries, may have lower IQ levels, a study has claimed.

Jul 02, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Synthetic drug use on rise, developing countries at risk: UN

Drug consumption is moving away from
cocaine and opiates and increasingly towards synthetic drugs,
a UN report said on Wednesday, while warning of growing drug use in developing countries.

Jun 23, 2010, 21:39 PM IST

More countries set emission targets for 2020: UN

Seventy-five countries accounting for more than 80 percent of greenhouse gases from energy use have filed pledges to cut or limit carbon emissions by 2020, the UN climate convention said on Wednesday.

Apr 01, 2010, 14:55 PM IST

13 countries meet in bid to save wild tigers

Efforts to save the wild tiger are at a critical point and it will take greater political will and cooperation from Asian countries to prevent the big cats from becoming extinct, conservationists and World Bank warned Wednesday.

Jan 27, 2010, 19:07 PM IST

Countries need to focus more on emission targets: Boer

Ahead of the Copenhagen Summit, the UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer has said that all countries have to increase focus on emission targets.

Nov 20, 2009, 14:41 PM IST