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Akshay launches campaign to end poverty, inequality

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who is leading Indian celebrity online support for global Action/2015, says the campaign is all about taking action to end poverty and inequality, and providing equal opportunities for all. India's leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and public figures came together in a...

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Attacks on children setback to securing rights: Satyarthi

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Attacks on children take us back several steps in our actions towards collective progress of securing child rights across the globe, said child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi Friday. He regretted incidents like attacks on school children in Peshawar, kidnapping of girls by Boko Haram and ISIS and the Maoist attack in Assam. In a communication on the ev...

8 days ago
Speak out against child exploitation, says Satyarthi

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Dedicating his medal to all Indians, the country's newest Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Thursday urged them to fight together against child labour and speak out against their exploitation - a responsibility that came with the high honour he shared. This award is not mine. It belongs to the people of my country. The credit is yours; so is the responsibility to s...

9 days ago
Satyarthi's Nobel prize to be displayed in Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Wednesday presented his Nobel Peace Prize to President Pranab Mukherjee, an official statement said, adding that the medal would be displayed in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee said he was very happy that Sathyarthi received the prize. He said the medal will soon be kept on display in the Rashtrap...

10 days ago
Listening to Kailash Satyarthi pleasure for Big B

Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has many followers around the globe but it was a moment of pride for the megastar when he got the chance to hear Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi during the annual day celebration of ICICI bank, the organisation that is endorsed by the Bollywood megastar. The bank has clocked 60 years of existence, and on the occasion Big B alongwith Satyarthi an...

12 days ago
Jihadi uses social media to recruit fighters

London, Jan 4 (IANS) The social media is increasingly turning out to be a platform for terrorists to peddle their interests and a top militant commander has been using the business networking site LinkedIn to recruit fighters, media reported Sunday. According to a report in The Telegraph, Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesperson for the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militant group, had 69 connections on LinkedI...

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Children targeted in another year of living dangerously for Pakistan

Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) From a teenaged schoolboy who gave his life to stop a suicide bomber to the dozens of young boys and girls gunned down in their Peshawar school - children increasingly became terror targets in Pakistan, which continued to reel under attacks, political turmoil and natural catastrophes in 2014. But one youth who made news for the right reasons was feisty ...

20 days ago
Our children cannot stay trapped in workplaces: Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Terming child labour in India as a serious problem, the country's newest Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said the delay in enacting and enforcing a ban on all its forms is akin to destroying childhood as our children cannot remain trapped in workplaces. But in the same breath he sounded optimistic that the scourge would become history during his lifetime and...

29 days ago
Distancing the Dalai Lama: Is Vatican playing into Beijing's hands?

Nobel laureates gathered in Rome last week were dismayed that Pope Francis had surprisingly refused to grant an audience to the Dalai Lama so as to not incur Beijing's inevitable wrath. Earlier the meeting was to be held in Cape Town to commemorate the first death anniversary of Nelson Mandela. The South African government, which is facing a serious economic downturn and is heavily relia...

29 days ago
Peshawar attack: Pakistanis overwhelmed with India's solidarity

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) For the past two days, Indians have been constantly communicating with Pakistanis through Twitter condemning the Peshawar attack and showing solidarity in the hour of grief. This gesture has been acknowledged by Pakistanis who are overwhelmed with this humane, undiluted sign of love and kindness. Ever since the terror attack took place Dec 16 at a school in Pesha...

1 month ago
Dalai Lama says he may be last to hold title

London, Dec 17 (IANS) Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said he may be the last to hold the title and may not have a successor, media reported Wednesday. He also said it would be better that the centuries-old tradition ceased at the time of a popular Dalai Lama. In an interview with the BBC's Newsnight programme, during a visit to Rome for the 14th World Summit...

1 month ago
Unesco condemns attack on Peshawar school

Paris, Dec 17 (IANS) Unesco director-general Irina Bokova Wednesday expressed her outrage and distress over the attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city in which 148 people, including 132 students, were killed. Less than a week after Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, this heinous attack is a crime against the future of all children and the nation of Pakist...

1 month ago
Toll in Pakistan school massacre climbs to 148

Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) Children were the majority of the 148 people killed Tuesday in a Taliban attack on a school run by the Pakistani army in the northwestern city of Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan. The fatalities included 132 students and nine school employees, the military's director of public information, Gen. Asim Bajwa, told a press conference. Another 12...

1 month ago
141, mostly children, killed in Peshawar school attack

Peshawar, Dec 16 (IANS) In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani Taliban senselessly slaughtered 141 people, 132 of them children, in a brazen terror attack launched by its heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city in retaliation to the army's operation against extremists in North Waziristan. The horrifyin...

1 month ago
India condemns Peshawar school attack, says against tenets of humanity

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) There was all-round condemnation in India, including from President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for Tuesday's dastardly terror attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city that left nearly 140 people, mostly school children, dead. Mukherjee expressed deep anguish and strongly condemned the incident in which heavily armed terrorists launch...

1 month ago
Malala condemns 'senseless, cold-blooded' attack on school

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Education campaigner and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai Tuesday condemned the attack on school children in Pakistan as a senseless and cold-blooded act of terror. I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar. I condemn these atrocious and cowardly acts, and stand united with the government and armed forces of Pakistan, Malala sa...

1 month ago
137, mostly children, massacred as Taliban attack Peshawar school

Peshawar, Dec 16 (IANS) It was a day that left the world stunned and grieving when heavily-armed Taliban militants Tuesday launched an audacious attack on a school in this Pakistani city, mercilessly slaughtering at least 137 people -- an overwhelming majority of them children -- in one of the most savage terror strikes in years. A pall of gloom descended over Pakistan as the terror bloo...

1 month ago
All about Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as Pakistani Taliban, is the deadliest among Pakistan's home grown militant outfits. Formed following the US intervention in Afghanistan, the movement was started by a section of radicals in Pakistan to support the Afghan Taliban. However, TTP is not affiliated with the Afghan Taliban, as both groups have ...

1 month ago
Taliban slaughters 126 children in Peshawar school bloodbath

Peshawar, Dec 16 (IANS) In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani Taliban senselessly slaughtered 126 school children in a brazen terror attack launched by its heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city in retaliation to Pakistan Army's operation against extremists in North Waziristan. The horrifying attack ...

1 month ago
Sad at not meeting Pope Francis: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Dec 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that he was sad at not meeting Pope Francis. I feel a little sad because I have paid my respects to several other Popes and I have been eager to meet him, the Nobel Peace laureate told RAI television in Rome Friday. But for now it's inconvenient, which is understandable. I don't want to make things more in...

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