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  • Odisha Assembly passes Legislative Council resolution
    SourcesOdisha Assembly passes Legislative Council resolution

    The Odisha Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution for setting up a legislative council in the state.

    1 year ago
  • Council of Ministers briefed on Rafale deal
    SourcesCouncil of Ministers briefed on Rafale deal

    Facing relentless allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal, the Modi government is bracing to counter the Opposition onslaught more effectively. On Wednesday, the Union Council of Ministers was briefed about the deal by the National Security Advisor (NSA) besides a top defence official.

    1 year ago
  • Haley rips open UNSC veil of secrecy but fails to get accord on agenda
    SourcesHaley rips open UNSC veil of secrecy but fails to get accord on agenda

    Taking over as the Security Council President, United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley in an unprecedented move has ripped open the veil of secrecy around the Security Council bringing the underlying rifts to the open but stalled the adoption of the agenda for the month.

    1 year ago
  • Rohingya situation one of worst human rights crises: Guterres
    World NewsRohingya situation one of worst human rights crises: Guterres

    Describing the Rohingya refugee situation as one of the worst humanitarian and human rights crises of the past year, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for international action to ensure Myanmar is held to account for the crimes of its security forces.

    1 year ago
  • UNSC observes minute of silence for Annan
    SourcesUNSC observes minute of silence for Annan

    The UN Security Council on Thursday observed a minute of silence in honour of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Current Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined the representatives of the 15 members of the council for the solemn moment, Xinhua news agency reported. The minute of silence was held at the beginning of a high-level meeting of the Security Council chaired by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, whose country holds the council presidency for the month of August. Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on Saturday in Switzerland, at the age of 80. He served as UN secretary-general for 10 years till the end of 2006.

    1 year ago
  • UGC paves way for more accreditation agencies
    SourcesUGC paves way for more accreditation agencies

    To increase the number of accreditation and assessment agencies (AAAs) for higher education institutes in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to appoint an Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) which will help the commission set up more such agencies.

    1 year ago
  • UNSC condemns Kabul attack as 'heinous, cowardly'
    SourcesUNSC condemns Kabul attack as 'heinous, cowardly'

    The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on an education centre in the Afghan capital that killed at least 48 people as "heinous and cowardly".

    1 year ago
  • General Assembly OKs ex-president of Chile as UN human rights chief
    SourcesGeneral Assembly OKs ex-president of Chile as UN human rights chief

    In a unanimous vote full of symbolism, the UN General Assembly on Friday approved the appointment of a victim of human rights abuses, Michelle Bachelet, as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    1 year ago
  • Four Indians to get leadership training at Cambridge University
    SourcesFour Indians to get leadership training at Cambridge University

    With just five minutes in hand, four young Indian spoke at an event in Shiv Nadar University to explain why their policy idea can make the world a better place, which earned them an opportunity to get a leadership training at Cambridge University.

    1 year ago
  • Parliament nod to Homoeopathy Central Council Bill
    SourcesParliament nod to Homoeopathy Central Council Bill

    The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that amends the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 and provides for setting up of a Central Council of Homoeopathy which regulates homoeopathic education and practice.

    1 year ago