Wednesday, Dec 12 2018 | Time 18:19 Hrs(IST)
  • Retail inflation eases to 2 33 pc in Nov '18
  • Hundreds of vehicles stranded as Kashmir NH closed, Mughal road remains shut
  • Bill introduced to set up HP Cow Service Commission
  • KCR for implementation of Rythu Bandhu all over the country
  • DMK installs tallest Party flag
  • BJP asks its woman activist to show restraint in issuing any political statement
  • Five lakh new beneficiaries to be included in Madhu Babu Pension Yojana- Naveen
  • Karnataka wants to implement Mekedatu water project as per law: Minister
  • China-India anti-terrorism joint training kicks off
  • CB Paliwal's resignation raises questions on UP govt: Masood Ahmed
  • On 1st anny as Cong prez, Rahul emerges as 'formidable leader'
  • On 1st anny as Cong prez, Rahul emerges as 'formidable leader'
  • New RBI Governor to meet PSU banks Thursday
  • Advanced military communication satellite GSAT-7A for IAF set for launch on Dec 19
  • Hero FinCorp disburses Rs 1,060 cr loans in Nov '18

Japanese envoy hails Qatar on National day

12 Dec 2018 | 4:26 PM

Doha, Dec 12 (UNI) Ambassador of Japan to the State of Qatar Seiichi Otsuka on Wednesday said that the celebration of the National Day enhances the sense of solidarity among citizens in the country in light of the ongoing unjust siege.

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Governments urged to put first ever UN global migration pact in motion

12 Dec 2018 | 4:25 PM

United Nations, Dec 12 (UNI) The adoption by more than 160 governments of the first-ever global migration pact is a triumph of multilateralism and highlights the importance of dispelling “myths” and fear-mongering over the issue, the UN’s senior migration official has said, bringing the key two-day Marrakech conference to a close.

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One million Syrian children born in neighboring countries since start of conflict: UN

One million Syrian children born in neighboring countries since start of conflict: UN

12 Dec 2018 | 4:23 PM

Geneva, Dec 12 (UNI) The United Nations said that about one million Syrian children were born in the neighboring countries they had sought refuge in since the beginning of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, increasing the requirements of its various agencies to address the humanitarian plight of Syrian refugees and their children.

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UN working with both sides, after hidden tunnels confirmed along Lebanon-Israel ‘Blue Line’

12 Dec 2018 | 4:22 PM

United Nations, Dec 12 (UNI) The head of the United Nations peace mission in Lebanon has urged an end to “rumours and speculations” over tunnels which have been discovered along the UN-drawn “Blue Line” – the border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel.

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27 militants killed in Sinai raid

27 militants killed in Sinai raid

12 Dec 2018 | 4:16 PM

Cairo, Dec 12 (UNI) At least 27 militants were killed in exchange of fire in North and Central Sinai in the past few days, the Egyptian armed forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

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UN should be ‘exemplary’ in defending judicial independence

12 Dec 2018 | 4:15 PM

United Nations, Dec 12 (UNI) The United Nations should be a role model when it comes to repelling attempts to weaken the rule of law and undermine independent judiciaries around the world, a senior UN judge has told the Security Council.

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Senior German lawmaker urges Berlin to reconsider stance on Nord Stream 2 pipeline project

12 Dec 2018 | 4:13 PM

MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Sputnik) Norbert Rottgen, the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the German federal parliament, called on Berlin to reconsider its position on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which he said had "strong geopolitical" overtones.

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Bid to raise $5.5 billion for millions of Syrians

12 Dec 2018 | 4:12 PM

United Nations, Dec 12 (UNI) Some 5.

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China has no information on detention of ex-Canadian diplomat in Beijing:Foreign Ministry

12 Dec 2018 | 4:10 PM

Beijing, Dec 12 (Sputnik) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has no information related to the detention of former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig in Beijing so far, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Lu Kang said Wednesday.

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‘Global sisterhood’ tells perpetrators ‘time is up’ for pandemic of violence

12 Dec 2018 | 4:09 PM

United Nations, Dec 12 (UNI) From #MeToo to #HearMeToo, the fight to end violence against women continues as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Nicole Kidman, joined survivors, activists and other Hollywood celebrities to spotlight the lack of resources that exist to help women push back against violence and abuse.

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Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war

12 Dec 2018 | 4:06 PM

United Nations, Dec 12 (UNI) United Nations-sponsored political consultations in Sweden, involving the warring parties in the Yemen war, have led to progress “on a number of issues,” said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, at a press conference on Monday.

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About 350 security officers mobilized to catch Strasbourg shooter: Interior Minister

12 Dec 2018 | 3:55 PM

Paris, Dec 12 (Sputnik) About 350 law enforcement officers are involved in the search for Strasbourg shooter, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Wednesday.

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UK Prime Minister May to face Vote of Confidence Wednesday:Statement

12 Dec 2018 | 3:51 PM

Moscow, Dec 12 (UNI) UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party on Wednesday night after the 15-percent threshold necessary for the ballot has been exceeded amid the delay on the Brexit deal vote, according to a statement of Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee.

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France imposes temporary ban on rallies in Strasbourg after shooting:Interior Ministry

12 Dec 2018 | 3:48 PM

Moscow, Dec 12 (UNI) The French authorities imposed on Wednesday a temporary ban on any rallies in the northeastern city of Strasbourg following the Tuesday shooting attack, Secretary of State of the French Interior Ministry Laurent Nunez said.

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Tibet's first technical college under construction

12 Dec 2018 | 3:46 PM

LHASA, Dec 12 (Xinhua) Construction on the first technical college in Tibet Autonomous Region started in Lhasa, the region's capital, on Tuesday, according to the regional human resources and social security department.

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