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Pakistan home to darkest manifestations of terrorism: India

Paris: Pakistan is home to “all shades of darkness” and the “darkest manifestations of terrorism”, India said in a sharp response at the Unesco as it slammed Islamabad for its “fabricated falsehoods” over Kashmir. Taking the floor on the second day, young Indian diplomat Ananya Agarwal told the 40th Unesco General Conference on Thursday that Pakistan’s […]

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Pak violated Vienna Convention over access to Jadhav: ICJ chief to UN

United Nations: International Court of Justice President Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf has told the UN General Assembly that Pakistan had violated its obligations under the Vienna Convention by not allowing consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. In his address on the occasion of the 74th session of the UNGA, Yusuf said that in its […]

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Mumbai, Hyderabad designated as UNESCO creative cities

Paris:  Indian cities Mumbai and Hyderabad are among the 66 urban settlements designated as creative cities by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Thursday, it said in a press statement. Mumbai has been selected for its contribution in the world of film, and Hyderabad for gastronomy. The designation came on World […]

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Member of European Parliament from UK claims J&K invite cancelled on ‘free access to speak with local people’

London/New Delhi: Chris Davies, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the UK, on Tuesday claimed he had received an invitation to travel to Jammu and Kashmir, but the offer was withdrawn after he insisted on “free access to speak with local people.” Davies was to be part of the delegation of MEPs who visited […]

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation” in the African nation, especially his “decisive initiative” to resolve the two-decade border conflict with Eritrea, it was announced on Friday. BREAKING NEWS:The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel […]

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Greta Thunberg dominates Nobel Peace Prize list

Oslo: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Brazilian indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have dominated the the Nobel Peace Prize lists, the awards for which will be announced here on Friday. A little over a year ago the 16-year-old Swedish teenager began a weekly school strike in front of her country’s […]

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No ice, no glass: Glenlivet has new whisky capsules

London: Glenlivet, a 195-year-old Scotch distillery, took to Twitter recently to introduce a new collection of edible cocktail capsules. “No ice. No stirrer. No glass. We’re redefining how whiskey can be enjoyed. Introducing The Glenlivet Capsule Collection #noglassrequired,” the company wrote in a post along with a video. The alcohol comes wrapped in a thin […]

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Rafale acquisition possible due to Modi’s decisiveness: Rajnath Singh

Merignac (France): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in France on Tuesday that the Rafale deal was possible due to the decisiveness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajnath was speaking soon after he completed a 30-minute sortie on a twin-seater trainer version of the Rafale fighter aircraft. The multirole combat aircraft, flown by Phillipe Duchateau, the […]