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Obama will not apologise for Hiroshima attack

Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has asserted that during his visit to Japan for the G7 summit he will not be apologising for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima city during World War II. Obama said on Sunday that his visit to Hiroshima, the first city to suffer an atomic bombing, would emphasise friendly ties between Japan and the US. Obama, accompanied by Japanese Pri...

3 days ago
Mamata to attend Mother Teresa's canonisation

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she will attend the canonisation of Mother Teresa in Vatican on September 4. Banerjee's decision followed an invitation extended to her by the Mother's Catholic congregation Missionaries of Charity Superior General Sister Prema earlier in the day. I have accepted Sr Prema's invitation to be present a...

16 days ago
Tibet also needs China's help for economic growth: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, May 9 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Monday said that since countries cannot survive in isolation in this era of interdependence, Tibet too needs China's help to develop economically. As for Tibet, we have a huge land and a rich culture but we need China's help to develop economically, he told reporters in Osaka in Japan. I really admire the conce...

22 days ago
Declare drought a national emergency: Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare drought as a national emergency in view of the rising numbers of children in rural areas affected and exploited due to drought. Stating that over 164 million children were affected by the severe drought situation, Satyarthi said the drought across 10 sta...

1 month ago
Kerry first US secretary of state visits Hiroshima memorial

Tokyo, April 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry became the first top US diplomat to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and museum on Monday. Kerry offered flowers at the cenotaph inside the park in a move that could pave the way for a possible visit by US President Barack Obama during G7 summit next month, The Japan Times reported. In a visit that will be closely ana...

1 month ago
Suu Kyi: Arduous journey of a warrior for democracy

Nay Pyi Taw, March 30 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi's journey in the battle for democracy, much of which was spent in detention, has culminated into being appointed Myanmar's new foreign minister, though she has had made it clear that she will wield more effective power than the country's president. Suu Kyi was sworn-in on Wednesday and will concurrently hold three other portfolios in the gove...

1 month ago
U Htin Kyaw is Myanmar's new president, Suu Kyi foreign minister

Nay Pyi Taw, March 30 (IANS) U Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, was sworn in on Wednesday as Myanmar's new president. Military-assigned First Vice President U Myint Swe and second vice president U Henry Van Thio of the NLD also took the oath of office in the presence of parliament Speaker U Mann Win Khaing Than, Xinhu...

2 months ago
UN chief greets Myanmar's new president

United Nations, March 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated U Htin Kyaw on being elected Myanmar's new president, a UN statement has said. Ban hailed the election as a significant achievement toward advancing the democratic reforms ushered in by the outgoing government, Xinhua news agency cited a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesman. Moreover, Ban calle...

2 months ago
Catholics in Kerala upbeat over Teresa's canonisation

Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) The Catholic community in Kerala was in upbeat mood after hearing the news that Mother Teresa would be canonised on September 4. The Catholic Bishops Conference of India president Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis, in a statement, issued here said this is going to be a huge boost to all those who are involved in care giving. This not only brings a ...

2 months ago
Kolkata to celebrate Mother's sainthood with thanksgiving mass

Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) To celebrate the historical event of Mother Teresa's canonisation, the Archdiocese of Calcutta and the Missionaries of Charity will be organising a big thanksgiving mass, it was announced on Tuesday. The news of Pope Francis announcing September 4 as the date for Mother Teresa's canonisation sent ripples of joys across the city including the Nobel laureate-founde...

2 months ago
Mother Teresa to be canonised on September 4: Pope

Vatican city, March 15 (IANS) The Pope during consistory of cardinals on Tuesday announced September 4 as the date for Mother Teresa's canonisation, the media reported. After months of anticipation, the date for Mother Teresa's canonisation was announced as September 4, which this year will also mark a special jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy, Catholic News Agency cited Pope F...

2 months ago
Myanmar parliament finalises historic election of new president

Nay Pyi Taw, March 14 (IANS) The Myanmar parliament on Monday finalised preparations for this week's election of the country's next president and vice presidents -- the first candidates nominated democratically following decades of dictatorship in the country. A committee of the bicameral legislature, formed after democratic elections of November 8 last year, plans to issue later on Mond...

2 months ago
Parliament of world's religions wants Nobel for Sri Sri

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Parliament of the World's Religions on Sunday compared the ideologies and experiments of Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Junior and advocated Nobel Peace Prize for him. Love moves the world. This is what Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Junior and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar say. His teachings are changing us the H...

2 months ago
Education can bolster GDP, social justice: Satyarthi

Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said education can bolster India's economy and enable social justice. The road to sustained economic growth, inclusive development and social justice passes only through education. If we educate everyone over the next 10 years, then our GDPAgrowth rate will increase by four per cent, Satyarthi said he...

2 months ago
China condemns invite to Dalai Lama for rights event

Beijing, March 12 (IANS) China has condemned an invitation to the Dalai Lama to attend an event on the sidelines of an ongoing UN human rights meeting, the media reported on Saturday. Reports said the US and Canada co-sponsored a conference around Nobel peace prize winners, on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council's 31st session in Geneva. The Dalai Lama was invited for t...

2 months ago
Shabana, Sushmita back #StandWithAGirl initiative

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Celebrated women from Indian showbiz -- Shabana Azmi, Sushmita Sen, Gul Panag and Dia Mirza -- have lent their support to National Geographic channel's #StandWithAGirl initiative, which begins with the television premiere of He Named Me Malala on International Women's Day on March 8. The initiative is the channel's way to support education and empowerment of the...

3 months ago
Invest more in children, Kailash Satyarthi urges Centre

Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday urged the Indian government to invest more on children. The budget seaaion is going to begin soon. I would like to call upon the government of India to invest more in its children. I urge the government to fund adequate resources and make provisions for adequate budgetary allocation for health of our childre...

3 months ago
Bangladesh's top phone operator's revenue reaches $1.33 bn

Dhaka, Feb 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's top cell phone operator Grameenphone (GP) on Monday reported a revenue of 104.8 billion taka (about $1.32 billion) for 2015 -- up two percent from the previous year. The company, which is listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange, said subscription and traffic revenue (excluding inter-connection) grew by 2.4 percent along with 3.5 percent growth in device and ot...

3 months ago
Australian FM hits back at critics over Syrian aid contribution

Canberra, Feb 5 (IANS) Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has fired back at aid agencies after they criticised Australia's $18 million contribution to help the war-torn regions in Syria and Iraq. The Australian government has been lambasted by leading international aid agency Oxfam, as well as Care Australia, for its comparatively low, on a world-scale, foreign aid pledge, Xinhua ...

3 months ago
Mullah Fazlullah: Will Pakistan be able to neutralize him?

Where is Radio Mullah? Is he alive or dead? These two questions are now doing the rounds among the civil and military establishments of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US because the man has suddenly become the most crucial factor in the Afghanistan-Pakistan cauldron, overshadowing for the time being the Haqqani network and the internecine strife-torn Afghan Taliban. Both the Pakistani and...

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