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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 ...

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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...

4 days 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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Do more to promote Mother Teresa: IATO to Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) on Tuesday urged the West Bengal government to promote the state and its capital's links to Mother Teresa for tourism opportunities. I would request the Bengal tourism department to promote Mother Teresa. In Europe, shrines built in memory of saints, who are not much popular worldwide, are promoted. Although Bengal is ...

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Is there a Kerry-Lavrov understanding, faltering but steady?

Right wing opinion in the US with think tanks like Brookings in the Vanguard is now firm: Shia-Sunni conflict will define West Asian politics in the foreseeable future. The way the dice is loaded at the moment, the West sees its interests served best in alliance with the Sunnis. There is an unstated acceptance of Sunni terrorism as an asset. At a recent seminar in New Delhi, Strobe Talbo...

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Mother Teresa to be declared saint next year

Rome/Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Mother Teresa will be canonised as saint of the Roman Catholic Church next year, the Vatican and the Missionaries of Charity announced on Friday, a day after Pope Francis recognised a second miracle attributed to the Nobel laureate. The Holy Father has authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to proclaim the decree concerning the miracle attributed...

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Mother Teresa to be declared saint next year

Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Mother Teresa will be canonised as saint of the Roman Catholic Church in 2016, the Missionaries of Charity said on Friday, a day after Pope Francis recognised a second miracle attributed to the Nobel laureate. Today (Friday) we received an official confirmation from the Vatican about the second miracle being recognised by the Pope and Mother will be accorded saint...

2 months ago
Jimmy Carter says he now has no cancer

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Former US President Jimmy Carter said on Sunday he was now cancer-free, according to local media report. Carter, 91, made the announcement during the Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, the US state of Georgia, according to local newspaper Atlanta Journal- Constitution, the first local media that reported the news. H...

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Narendra Modi eighth in TIME Person of the Year Poll

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently among the top 10 of the TIME Person of the Year readers' choice poll in the company of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis. Although Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (10.5 percent) continues to lead the poll, Modi with a vote share of 2.7 percent was in the eighth place as of ...

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Defeating crime, invasions and dinosaurs - the most powerful politician

The most powerful man in the world is possibly the president of the United States of America, but does he hold the same status in fiction? There are a host of works, across all media, featuring holders of office, both actual or imaginary, in plots reflecting or mirroring history (with a bit of creative licence) or stemming totally from the creator's fancy but most portrayals are not very positive...

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Mamata congratulates Suu Kyi on poll victory

Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated Myanmar's pro-democracy icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for emerging victorious in her country's general elections. Heartiest congratulations to Aung San Suu Kyi for the spectacular win in Myanmar elections. It is a victory for democracy, Banerjee tweeted. Myanmar's multi-p...

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Emma Watson inspired Malala to embrace the term 'feminist'

Los Angeles, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai says United Nations goodwill ambassador and Harry Potter star Emma Watson inspired her to call herself a feminist. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate met Watson at the premiere of He Named Me Malala, a documentary following the events leading up to and following the Taliban's attack on the then 14-year-old Yousafzai.

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'He Named Me Malala' - lacks Malala's spirit

Film: He Named Me Malala; Director: Davis Guggenheim; Cast: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Khushal Yousafzai and Atal Yousafzai; Rating: **1/2 Inspired by the book, I Am Malala, Davis Guggenheim's He Named Me Malala is a crisply made documentary which delves into the heart and head of the young Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai. The film encapsulat...

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50 million children are labourers today: Satyarthi

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Education is the best empowering device but some 50 million children work even now as labourers, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said on Wednesday. Unfortunately, an estimated 50 million children are working as full-time labourers, he said in an address at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, quoting civil society estimates. Many of them are trapped in bonded labour, ...

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India widens engagement with Africa, gives $10 bn more credit

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) In its biggest ever engagement with Africa, India on Thursday sought to recharge its ties with all 54 African countries, announcing increased interaction in areas like energy and agriculture while offering an additional concessional credit of $10 billion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as historic the summit attended by 41 heads of state and government in...

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Modi wishes Liberian president on her birthday

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the India-Africa Forum Summit on Thursday, took the opportunity to be the first to wish Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on her birthday. African struggles and sacrifices are upholding democracy, combating extremism and empowering women. Women now constitute around 20 percent of the elected members of parlia...

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Guests from Africa: Of colourful kings and long-serving presidents

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Africa, a continent as varied and multi-faceted as India, has some of the longest serving leaders in the world, monarchs who lead colourful lives and travel in style and presidents who have anointed themselves virtually for life, many of who are expected to attend the Third India-Africa Forum Summit on Thursday. Among the interesting personalities expected at the...

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Kailash Satyarthi first Indian to receive Harvard humanitarian award

Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In another recognition of his contribution in the field of child rights and abolition of child slavery, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi has become the first Indian to be honoured with Harvard University's prestigious 2015 Humanitarian of the Year award. The child rights activist received the award during a ceremony organised at the Harvard Uni...

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Tibetan PM receives US university medal for promoting peace

Dharamsala, Oct 14 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay has been bestowed with the Presidential Medal by Salisbury University in Maryland in the US for promoting peace and understanding, his office said on Wednesday. The Presidential Medal is the highest honour awarded by the university to an individual, the Central Tibetan Administration, which Sangay is heading in exile, said i...

3 months ago
Tibetan PM receives US university medal for promoting peace

Dharamsala, Oct 14 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay has been bestowed with the Presidential Medal by Salisbury University in Maryland in the US for promoting peace and understanding, his office said on Wednesday. The Presidential Medal is the highest honour awarded by the university to an individual, the Central Tibetan Administration, which Sangay is heading in exile, said i...

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