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What US draft resolution seeks from Lanka government

The United States-sponsored draft resolution before the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission urges the Sri Lankan government to conduct an ‘independent and......

Pak: UN diplomat's kidnappers issue video

The kidnappers of an American working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan on Friday issued a video, in which he sought the world body's help for his release. John......

Senior UN official kidnapped in Pakistan

Gunmen kidnapped an American national working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, after killing his driver in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, on Monday. John Solecki,......

Kamlesh Sharma: Our Man at the Commonwealth

Come April, Kamlesh Sharma, ace diplomat and India's high commissioner to the United Kingdom, will take over as the next secretary-general of the 53-member Commonwealth. The unanimous election of......

'Most Afghan refugees are Hindus, Sikhs'

There are 11,500 refugees in India and the role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to find a solution for them. Last week, two Iraqi families protested outside the UNHCR office......

How the 'mother of all tax reforms' actually evolved

The story of India’s fledgling indirect tax regime goes back a long way before 2000. In its essence, GST is a national level system of value added taxation of goods and services, says Shankar......

Vijay Mallya: A man who knows the law too well

Mallya has lived on the edge for long enough to know that his extradition from the UK is not a given, says N Sundaresha Subramanian. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/   His recent......

India looks at Commonwealth boost for small businesses

For many years now, India has given the Commonwealth short shrift so its support for the Commonwealth trade initiative signals a renewed interest in the body. New Delhi will most probably host a......

Congress leaders stage protests against demonetisation outside RBI offices

They alleged that the central bank has "failed miserably" in handling the situation post-demonetisation. IMAGE: Congress workers shout slogans during their RBI Gherao protest over the......

Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears: A day out in Hollywood

Here's what your favourite Hollywood stars have been up to.Special envoy of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and movie director Angelina Jolie poses for photograph after giving......

Truly, our greatest actor

'It's a joy working there.''It's good work and when you come back it gives you pleasure.''On returning you take a shower and look at the day and say, "Ah! Nice scenes we did!"''Here sometimes you......

Soccer in 2017 Ronaldo continues reign; Aizawl FC make their mark

IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the Ballon d'Or trophy. Photograph: Cristiano Ronaldo/Twitter India went from a "sleeping giant" to a "passionate giant" by successfully hosting their maiden......

HC says AIFF rules breach Sports Code, sets aside president Patel's election

The court had appointed former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi as the administrator-cum-returning officer to conduct the fresh polls to the sports body.   IMAGE: AIFF president Praful......

Italians and racism in sport: UN hails Pescara's Muntari for walk-off

Muntari said he had complained that parts of the crowd, including a group of children, had hurled racist insults at him from the start of his Italian team's game at Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday.......
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Flouting demands for Syria ceasefires show a "monstrous indifference" to the suffering of millions of children needing a respite from violence, a... ...
Will the Naga Accord now become a reality?

With a BJP-backed government taking charge in Kohima, the prospects of the Naga Accord becoming a swift reality are considered bright.Long before... ...
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