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Pachauri hospitalised; pressure mounts for his ouster from TERI

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, who awaits a bail hearing Thursday on charges of sexual harassment, was Wednesday admitted to a city hospital even as women activists mounted pressure demanding his resignation as TERI director general. Pachauri has denied the allegations but proceeded on leave from TERI. Pachauri, who Tuesday stepped down as chairperson of t...

7 days ago
Bhagwat's Mother Teresa comments kick up storm

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Mother Teresa kicked up a furore as political parties and Christian groups Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi show that he meant every word of his assurance last week that he would not tolerate inciting of religious hatred. From Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who said Mother Teresa, recipient of the Nob...

7 days ago
Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief, takes leave from TERI

New Delhi/Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment. Pachauri has denied the accusation. Pachauri, who is also the director-general of New Delhi-based environment think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has taken leave from the post.

7 days ago
Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief

New Delhi/Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment. Pachauri has denied the accusation. The bureau of the UN's IPCC agreed Tuesday to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair. This follows the decision by Pachauri to step down, a press...

7 days ago
Pachauri quits IPCC panel

New Delhi/Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment. Pachauri has denied the accusation. The bureau of the UN's IPCC agreed Tuesday to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair. This follows the decision by Pachauri to step down, a press...

23 days ago
'I am Malala' wins Grammy for best children's album

Los Angeles, Feb 9 (IANS) The audio version of the book I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World, by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, was honoured with the Best Children's Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards here. The book was narrated by Neela Vaswani under the label Hachette Audio. I Am Malala... is the memoir of a teenage girl, who ri...

23 days ago
Delhi government must give environment high priory: R.K. Pachauri

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) As Delhi gears up to usher in a new government, eminent environmentalist R.K. Pachauri is hopeful it would give the sector high priority and reflect Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership in effecting a real change on the climate front. Whichever party comes to power should treat environment as a high priority because it's affecting the health of millions of pe...

24 days ago
'India can achieve highest emission reduction in Asia'

Thimphu (Bhutan), Feb 8 (IANS) India can achieve the highest reduction in emission levels in Asia by 2050 by adopting agricultural practices that prevent the release of methane and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, a Japanese expert has said. The reduction ratios of Japan, China, India, South Asia excluding India, and Small Island States in Oceania will be one percent, 26 percent, 33 ...

25 days ago
'Pakistan no place for women'

Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Even Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and social activist Mukhtaran Mai are not being honoured in Pakistan as women still remained the most backward in the country, a leading daily said Saturday. Pakistani women still remain among the most backward in the world despite almost seven decades of independence, said Pakistan Today. Stories of persecuti...

1 month ago
Angelina Jolie named world's most admired woman

Los Angeles, Feb 2 (IANS) Actress-director Angelina Jolie has been named the most admired woman in the world, leaving behind Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and even India's Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. According to a new poll of 25,000 people, the mother-of-six and United Nations special envoy was most worthy of respect internationally, rep...

1 month ago
US can be India's best partner: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Recalling the historic address of Swami Vivekananda, US President Barack Obama Tuesday won over his audience by referring to them as sisters and brothers of India and said he firmly believes America can be India's best partner and together the two nations can bring more prosperity to their people. In his final engagement in India, before flying to Riyadh and then...

1 month ago
Obama invokes Vivekananda, calls out to 'Sisters and brothers of India'

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Recalling the historic address of Indian savant Swami Vivekananda, US President Barack Obama Tuesday began his town hall meeting at the Siri Fort Auditorium with the invocation Sisters and Brothers of India and talked about how the philosopher-sage introduced Hinduism and yoga to America in a city that was his hometown. Address a gathering of close to 2,000 compr...

1 month ago
Sisters and brothers, proud to be India's partner: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Sisters and brothers of India, is how US President Barack Obama addressed a town hall style gathering here Tuesday, stressing that the ties between the two countries can be the defining partnership of the century. In his speech at the Siri Fort Auditorium before a gathering largely comprising young people, students, NGOs and diplomats, Obama said: I believe that ...

1 month ago
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...

1 month ago
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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

2 months ago
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 ...

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