President Kovind performs ‘asanas’ as people across the world celebrate Yoga Day

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PTI | Paramaribo/Brussels

President Ram Nath Kovind performed yoga along with his Surinamese counterpart Desire Delano Boutersel while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj joined the celebrations at the European Parliament as yoga practitioners across the world on Thursday performed ‘asanas’ to mark the fourth International Day of Yoga. President Kovind, who is in the...

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AP | Woodside

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation’s preserve in California’s Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language...

America exits ‘biased’ UNHRC

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PTI | Washington/ United Nations

The US has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), America’s Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Wednesday, calling it a “cesspool of political bias” that targets Israel disproportionately while ignoring atrocities in other countries. Declaring that America will not take lectures from hypocritical institutions, the Indian-American top...

Crying children fill ‘tender age’ shelters

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS

Reports about the separation of families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy continue to have an impact. While federal officials say they are trying to work out how to reunite immigrant children and parents who have been detained in separate facilities, a news show host has been reduced...

Allies disappointed by US walkout

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | AP | Geneva

Critics and friends expressed support for the council, flaws and all, and vowed its work will go on. “We have lost a member who has been at the forefront of liberty for generations,” Julian Braithwaite, Britain’s ambassador in Geneva, told the council. “While we agree with the US on the...

Globe Trotting

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PNS

Kim hails ‘unity’ with China in new visit Beijing: Kim Jong Un wrapped up today his third visit to China this year, declaring North Korea’s unstinting “friendship” with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump. The two-day visit was...

Guterres defends UNHRC

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PTI | United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres defended the UN Human Rights Council and said he would have “much preferred” for the US to remain in the world body, hours after America withdrew from it, citing alleged bias. The decision to pull the US out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced by...

Crying audio of children stokes rage over separation

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AP | BROWNSVILLE, Texas

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took center stage in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping in...

Democratic Attorneys body urges end to separations

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AP | ALBUQUERQUE, NM

A coalition of Democratic Attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from California to Massachusetts sent a letter to...

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | AP | Washington

Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss broader immigration legislation. Top conservatives, including key Trump allies, announced they were introducing bills to stop the practice amid...


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24 Jun 2018 | PNS

Book on Renewable Energy Technology Released Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Shri RK Singh released a book titled “Renewable Energy Technology” co-authored by Shri IS Jha, CMD (POWERGRID), Shri Subir Sen, COO (CTU Planning &Smart Grid) POWERGRID, Shri Manish Kumar Tiwari, Asst GM (Smart Grid) POWERGRID and Prof DP Kothari in the august presence of CMD, POWERGRID, senior officials of Ministry of....

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Sinha takes IIM-R students from ‘Farms to Frontiers’

24 Jun 2018 | PNS | RANCHI

Taking the vision of ‘New India’ and the challenges ahead among the aspiring business managers, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha discussed elaborately on the concept of ‘Farms to Frontiers’ to accelerate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate while addressing the students of new batch of Indian Institute of Management-Ranchi (2018-2020) here on Saturday. Sharing his insights, understanding of business ventures and a few examples from his public...

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