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Decade's last Solar Eclipse today, people see 'ring of fire'

26 Dec 2019

Decade's last Solar Eclipse today, people see 'ring of fire'

A rare celestial spectacle started at 8:17 am in India today, as the moon covered the Sun for the last solar eclipse of the decade.

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

25 Dec 2019

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

Before bidding goodbye to 2019, India will catch a glimpse of the year's last solar eclipse.

Why brouhaha surrounding Akshay's Canadian citizenship is totally unnecessary

06 May 2019

Why brouhaha surrounding Akshay's Canadian citizenship is totally unnecessary

Akshay Kumar, who's currently facing the wrath for holding a Canadian citizenship and thus not able to vote in India, has found support in Anupam Kher and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.

At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

15 Feb 2019

At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said today.

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

51-member refugee team to be a part of Tokyo Olympics

10 Oct 2018

51-member refugee team to be a part of Tokyo Olympics

In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we will be witnessing a team consisting of refugees.

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

15 Sep 2018

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

On Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) report that saw India secure a rank of 130 out of 189 countries.

21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

09 Sep 2018

21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

An overloaded commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan located in East-Central Africa on Sunday killing 21 people, a local official said.

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

21 Jun 2018

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

South Sudan President Salva Kirr met opposition leader Riek Machar on Thursday in Addis Ababa for the first time in almost two years amid efforts to end a five-year civil war.

Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

19 Jun 2018

Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

A record 68.5mn people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, a report released by UN refugee agency in Geneva said.

India lost highest number of UN peacekeepers in 70 years

30 May 2018

India lost highest number of UN peacekeepers in 70 years

In the last 70 years, India lost the highest number of its peacekeepers in various United Nations peacekeeping operations with many military, police, and civilian personnel from the country laying down their lives in the line of duty.

South Sudanese getting gang-raped, tortured inhumanly, finds UN report

24 Feb 2018

South Sudanese getting gang-raped, tortured inhumanly, finds UN report

A new report was released by a United Nations commission on Friday detailing the horrific war crimes in South Sudan.

India 31st riskiest country, Pakistan most risky: UNICEF report

20 Feb 2018

India 31st riskiest country, Pakistan most risky: UNICEF report

Pakistan is the most dangerous country to be born in among 52 "lower middle-income countries," with 45.6 newborns per 1,000 babies dying in the first month.

Refugee ban: Trump administration faces major legal defeat

24 Dec 2017

Refugee ban: Trump administration faces major legal defeat

A Seattle court has partially blocked US President Donald Trump's bid to impose new restrictions on refugees.

9mn pollution deaths worldwide in 2015, India fifth on list

20 Oct 2017

9mn pollution deaths worldwide in 2015, India fifth on list

That pollution in India is at alarming levels is a fact. It has now emerged that it ranks fifth in the world when it comes to deaths related to pollution.

Famine-hit South Sudan cancels Independence Day celebrations again

26 Jun 2017

Famine-hit South Sudan cancels Independence Day celebrations again

The famine-hit South Sudan has cancelled Independence Day celebrations for the second time, its sixth after becoming independent in 2011.

Two Indian Oil workers kidnapped by Sudanese rebels released

31 Mar 2017

Two Indian Oil workers kidnapped by Sudanese rebels released

In a statement, Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service said the Sudanese and Ethiopian governments co-ordinated and secured the release of the 2 Indians and 1 Pakistani abducted in early March, after being requested by the Indian and Pakistani governments.

South Sudan refuses to pay ransom for Indian engineers

15 Mar 2017

South Sudan refuses to pay ransom for Indian engineers

The South Sudan government has demanded the unconditional release of two abducted Indian engineers, refusing calls from the rebels to pay a ransom of $1 million for their release.

Sudan: 2 Indian Oil engineers abducted by rebels

12 Mar 2017

Sudan: 2 Indian Oil engineers abducted by rebels

The Sudan People's Liberation Army-In Opposition stated that it abducted two Indian oil engineers identified as Ambross Edward and Muggy Vijaya Boopathy from Guelguk North in Upper Nile.

UN warns of largest humanitarian catastrophe

12 Mar 2017

UN warns of largest humanitarian catastrophe

The United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that the "world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the end of second world war in 1945."

UN chief proposes measures to tackle sexual abuse by peacekeepers

10 Mar 2017

UN chief proposes measures to tackle sexual abuse by peacekeepers

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed new measures to counter sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers and staff.

South Sudan declares famine

21 Feb 2017

South Sudan declares famine

In a significant deterioration of governance and civil society, South Sudan has declared the first famine the world has seen in over 6 years.

Global refugee crisis burden being shared unequally

06 Oct 2016

Global refugee crisis burden being shared unequally

International human rights group Amnesty International stated in a report the burden of global refugee crisis is being shared unfairly as only ten nations are hosting most of the refugees.

China supplies nuclear reactors to Pakistan, contradicts NPT

01 Aug 2016

China supplies nuclear reactors to Pakistan, contradicts NPT

The Arms Control Association on 15th July, 2016 released a report which assessed progress on non-proliferation.

Ceasefire in doubt hours after coming into effect

31 Aug 2015

Ceasefire in doubt hours after coming into effect

South Sudan government forces and rebels have accused each other of breaking the ceasefire agreement, hours after it came into effect on the midnight of Saturday (the 29th).

Rivals attend South Sudan peace talks

17 Aug 2015

Rivals attend South Sudan peace talks

In an attempt to broker a deal to end the 20-month civil war, South Sudan's warring rivals met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.