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U.N. Approves Long-Awaited New Women's Agency

After more than three years of political foot-dragging, the 192-member General Assembly adopted a historic resolution Monday aimed at creating a new U.N. agency for women.

Bangladesh Hindus Want Rights And Justice Not Puja Dole

Eminent Indian writer and journalist M J Akbar speaking as keynote speaker at a seminar titled 'Meaning of Minority Politics' organised by Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) in the city in December 2007, said he was saddened that Bangladesh's birth principle of 'language-centred nationhood' "was incapable of finding a polity." and said stay true to the country's founding principles.

Hindu Temple Destroyed in Muslim Hamtramck

Eminent Indian writer and journalist M J Akbar speaking as keynote speaker at a seminar titled 'Meaning of Minority Politics' organised by Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) in the city in December 2007, said he was saddened that Bangladesh's birth principle of 'language-centred nationhood' "was incapable of finding a polity." and said stay true to the country's founding principles.

Sri Lanka: Sinhala, Tamil and English Writers commended

Sri Lanka’s National Literature Award Ceremony - 2009 took place yesterday (September 14) with the participation of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other dignitaries at the Presidential Secretariat.

Eight killed in US drone attack in North Waziristan

At least eight people including two foreign militants have been killed and five wounded in a US drone attack in Tehsil Mir Ali of North Waziristan.

Indian Posts to join Eurogiro by October

The Indina postal department will join Eurogiro, a global network of posts, banks and financial institutions, in October to enable direct and quick money transfer through post-offices.

16 militants killed, 63 surrendered in Northwest Pakistan

Security forces killed 16 militants, including two senior Taliban members, while one soldier was killed in clashes during searches in Swat on Monday, the military said.

Six Foreign Ministers Stress Need for New Treaty on Climate Change at Copenhagen Meeting

Foreign Ministers of six countries-- Sweden, Britain, Denmark, France, Finland and Spain -- have signed a joint statement emphasizing the need for a new global treaty on greenhouse gas emissions when the United Nations holds a major international conference on climate chante in Copenhagen in mid-December.

Indian Foreign Secretary In Nepal On Two-day Visit

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao arrived in Kathmandu on Monday for two-day visit to Nepal.

Sri Lanka: More attention on Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

The Non-communicable Diseases Unit of the Ministry of Health reveals that of the total deaths that occurred in 2001 in Sri Lanka, 71% was due to chronic non-communicable diseases.

Institutional Islamophobia and the Politics of a Minor's Choice

Not since France’s banning of wearing the hijab or Islamic headwear in schools has institutional Islamophobia unveiled its ugly head under the spotlight of world attention. In Florida , political pressure has caused the scale of justice to tilt.

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

The President of Mongolia, Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his wife Mrs. Bolormaa Khajidsuren paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on September 14, 2009.

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

The President of Mongolia, Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his wife Mrs. Bolormaa Khajidsuren being welcomed by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 14, 2009.

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

The President of Mongolia, Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his wife Mrs. Bolormaa Khajidsuren being welcomed by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 14, 2009.

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

Prime Minister of Mongolia in New Delhi

The President of Mongolia, Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his wife Mrs. Bolormaa Khajidsuren being welcomed by the President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 14, 2009.

Tamil Nadu frees nine serial blasts convicts

In a controversial move, the Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday released nine members of the banned Islamist terrorist group Al Umma who were serving sentence for the Coimbatore serial blasts of 1998 that killed 58 persons. On the advice of the State Government, the Governor pardoned them as a goodwill gesture to coincide with the birth centenary celebrations of DMK founder C N Annadurai.


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