• Security Council reform a priority: UNGA president
    3:54 AM

    United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) Declaring that reforming the Security Council is a priority for the organization to meet its global challenges, General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam K. Kutesa Wednesday called for moving ahead next month towards document-based negotiations on the reforms. India considers expanding the Council to give it

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  • Russia, US in constant contact after false alarm at space station
    2:06 AM

    Moscow, Jan 15 (IANS) Russian federal space agency Roscosmos and US space agency NASA are maintaining constant contact after a false alarm triggered an emergency situation at the International Space Station (ISS), Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday. A meeting was convened among ISS crew onboard, Roscosmos, National

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  • UN urges more aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan
    8:53 PM

    Amman, Jan 15 (IANS) The United Nations refugee agency called Wednesday for increasing aid for the Syrian refugees in Jordan, who are going through very difficult conditions. Two thirds of the Syrian refugees in Jordan live below the poverty line, Antonio Guterres, UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), said at

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  • India-Bhutan security interests intertwined: Tobgay
    5:01 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay Wednesday told External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj that India’s and Bhutan’s security interests were intertwined and assured her of his country’s support against militants. This was tweeted by external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh also

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  • South Australia offers clean energy and water to India
    8:25 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Located in the underbelly of Australia, and holding nearly a quarter of the world’s uranium reserves, the Australian province of South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, is looking to help India boost its supplies of clean energy and water. “South Australia has more than 23

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  • South Korea urges North Korea to respond to talks offer
    7:53 AM

    Seoul, Jan 14 (IANS) South Korea Wednesday urged North Korea once again to respond to its dialogue offer, media reported. Unification ministry spokesperson Lim Byeong-cheol told a press briefing that the ministry has no plan to send an additional proposal to North Korea for inter-Korean talks and is awaiting the

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  • Australia exploring dairy cooperation with Amul
    3:59 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Australia is exploring collaboration with the Gujarat-based Amul-Dudhsagar cooperative in the field of dairying and dairy education and research, the Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union said in a release Tuesday. An Australian delegation led by Senator Richard Colbeck, parliamentary secretary to the country’s minister

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  • India keen to boost trade with Bangladesh, Myanmar: Sitharaman
    1:30 PM

    Srinagar (Tripura)/Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) The Indian government has been building infrastructure to boost trade and other economic activities with Bangladesh and Myanmar, union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here Tuesday. “India is setting up international-standard multi-purpose ICPs (integrated check posts) along its borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar and

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  • Iran will withstand losses from oil price slump: President
    1:02 PM

    Tehran, Jan 13 (IANS) Iran will withstand the losses from the oil price slump in the market and will move out of the current situation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. “They suppose that they have exposed Iran to a new problem,” Rouhani said. “But you should know that those

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  • A reformed UN can respond to crises more effectively: Mukherjee
    12:22 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A reformed and effective United Nation will be able to respond to the crises afflicting the world in a more decisive manner, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Ban called on the president at Rashtrapati Bhavan Tuesday. Welcoming the UN chief

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