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EU defends Iran's nuclear activities, opposes renegotiation

Tehran, Nov 21 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday defended the peaceful nuclear activities of Iran and opposed renegotiating the nuclear agreement, signed in July 2015 between Tehran and six major powers, including the US. The official IRNA news agency reported that the secretary general of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Helga Schmid, underlined at a seminar in the city o...

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ICJ election: India appreciates Britain's decision to withdraw candidate

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India on Tuesday lauded Britain for its decision to withdraw its candidate, which led to the re-election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The UK decided to withdraw its candidate after a closely fought electoral process, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement. We appreciate the UK decision. The statement ...

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Huge victory for India as Justice Bhandari re-elected to ICJ

United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) In a major diplomatic victory for India, Justice Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. I am grateful to all the nations who have supported me, Bhandari told IANS...

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India needs over $200 bn of investment in renewable infrastructure

Bonn, Nov 21 (IANS) India is on track to catalyse $200-300 billion of new investment in its renewable energy infrastructure in the next decade with global capital inflows playing an increasingly crucial role, a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute foresees. India's decarbonisation policy is in line with global trends which, since 2011, have been seeing investments in r...

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Modi lauds MEA for Bhandari's ICJ re-election

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her department for Justice Dalveer Bhandari's re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Congratulations to Sushma Swaraj and her entire team at MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) and diplomatic missions for their untiring efforts that have led to India...

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Railways to use Artificial Intelligence for preventing signal failures

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Aiming to reduce the possibilities of signals failing, Indian Railways has undertaken remote condition monitoring of the system, a new approach for the national transporter, to predict failures through the effective use of Artificial Intelligence. The Signalling system is vital for safe train operations and the railways completely depend on the health of its sign...

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Modi lauds Bhandari on ICJ re-election

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari for his re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). I congratulate Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-elected to the International Court of Justice. His re-election is a proud moment for us, the Prime Minister tweeted. Bhandari was re-elected to the ICJ on Monday...

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India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to world court as Britain bows to UN majority

United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. I am grateful to all the nations who have supported me, Bhandari told IANS in the Assembly chamber after the electi...

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Fergie flirts with Piers Morgan

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer Fergie flirted with TV personality Piers Morgan on his show Good Morning Britain. Fergie appeared on the show on Monday to promote her new solo album Double Duchess, reports dailymail.co.uk. Teasing the singer, Morgan asked when he would be appearing on stage with her. You said you were going to get me up on stage with you -- which song w...

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Britain withdraws from world court election

United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Britain withdrew on Monday the candidature of its candidate for the International Court of Justice, paving the way for the election of India's Dalveer Bhandari. In letters to the Presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly, Britain's Permanent Representative announced the withdrawal of Christopher Greenwood's candidacy citing the close relati...

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Mugabe ignores deadline to quit, ruling party calls meeting

Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to plan a course of action after the deadline set for the country's President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday. Mugabe was dismissed on Sunday as leader of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union -- Patriotic Front party and given an ultimatum to resign by 12 p.m. next day or face impeachment proceeding...

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Blood test may prevent liver damage due to paracetamol overdose

London, Nov 20 (IANS) A blood test may help people who overdose on paracetamol as it shows quickly if they are at risk of suffering liver damage, says a study. The test - which detects levels of specific molecules in blood - could help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intense treatment. Paracetamol is a relatively safe painkiller when taken in the ri...

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SC allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, to go to Britain for the admission of his daughter to Cambridge University. Karti Chidambaram had sought the court's permission to go to Cambridge from December 2, assuring that he will come back on December 10. Permitting junior Chidambaram to fl...

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Punjab Police deny British national was tortured

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access to his counsel, family members and British consular officers. Not only did it have sufficient evidence to prov...

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Chinese report highest racial harassment in UK

London, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese people in Britain report the highest levels of racial harassment than any other ethnic group, according to a new study. The study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex suggested that 15 per cent of Chinese men and women reported harassment last year, while 4-10 per cent of men and women from most ethnic minority groups ...

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Thousands march in Harare for Mugabe's ouster

Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, in what could spell the political end for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country for nearly four decades. Waving placards with slogans like Go, Go, Our General and No to Mugabe Dynasty, the atmosphere on the streets of the capita...

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India asks UN to follow democratic principles, elect Bhandari as ICJ judge

United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) India has asked the UN member nations to follow democratic principles and re-elect Dalveer Bhandari as a world court judge by accepting the global majority he has received in the General Assembly. The election has to be decided on the floor of the house and not the Security Council, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said. We are a democratic c...

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Thousands rally in Harare calling for Mugabe to quit

Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people gathered in the centre of Harare on Saturday to call for the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, as moves to force him to stand down gather pace after a military takeover in the southern African nation. Jubilant scenes were unfolding on the streets of Harare as protests turned to a celebration of the Army's role in ending M...

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Huge anti-Mugabe protest begins in Harare

Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands gathered in the centre of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Euphoric crowds filled streets in the centre of the city and cars honked their horns. It's like Christmas, said one marcher, adding Zimbabweans had been suffering for a long time and were now happy, reports the Guardian. Many carried nation...

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Nearly 200 nations pledge to review plans to limit emissions

Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Stepping up climate risk insurance, Germany pledged additional $125 million to support provision of insurance to 400 more million poor and vulne...

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