Bengal’s ‘Kanyashree’ initiative given UN recognition

[Netherland: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stands with others after West Bengal won an award for ‘Kanyasree Prakalpa’ during an event of United Nations in Netherland on Friday. /PTI] The Hague (Netherlands), June 23 : The West Bengal government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa on Friday was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award […]

Arab states’ demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation

Riyadh, June 23 : The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation. Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders slammed the demand and said it was “worried about the implication […]

Capability, experience must supersede all considerations for President: Meira

New Delhi, June 23 : Opposition’s Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post is “not symbolic” and that “capability and experience must always supersede” every other consideration for it. In a statement, Meira Kumar also expressed her gratitude to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and leaders of 17 political parties for their unanimous […]

Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

[New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee shakes hands with congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during an Iftar party hosted by him at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday. /PTI] New Delhi, June 23 : NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold […]

China set to again block India’s entry into NSG

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, June 23 : Two weeks after the Indian and Chinese top leadership agreed to address sensitive issues dogging their bilateral ties, Beijing on Friday appeared poised to once again oppose India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying there was “no change” in its position on Indian’s bid. China’s oft-stated […]

25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts

Islamabad, June 23 : At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported. The attack took place at about 5.30 p.m., when a hand-grenade was hurled into the crowd of people busy with […]