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Switzerland hosts international conference on disaster risk reduction
21 May 2013 at 10:30am
At the United Nations here, ministers, ambassadors, mayors and other stakeholders from across the world met on Tuesday to draw a strategy on disaster risk reduction which will replace or revise the existing Hyogo Framework for Action which was agreed upon by all UN member states in 2005 following the Indian ocean tsunami.
Radical Sikh leaders meet, raise Khalistan demand
21 May 2013 at 8:08am
Some radical Sikh leaders, led by Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann, on Tuesday discussed strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha polls at a meeting.
PM files affidavit correcting age to 80 in Rajya Sabha poll papers
21 May 2013 at 1:50am
PM Manmohan Singh, the Congress Rajya Sabha candidate from Assam, has filed a fresh affidavit correcting his age to 80 prior to scrutiny of the nominations on Tuesday.
Former RJD MP Pappu Yadav released from Patna jail
21 May 2013 at 1:13am
Four days after the court acquitted former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on charges of killing CPI-M leader Ajit Sarkar, he was formally released from jail here Tuesday, police officials said.
Man allowed entry in house after six-year stay in hotel
20 May 2013 at 11:41pm
The Bombay HC has allowed a man to stay in his own two-bedroom house, six years after he was allegedly driven out by his wife and her relatives and forced to stay in a hotel here.
Bomb explodes near police commando complex in Manipur
20 May 2013 at 10:37pm
A powerful bomb exploded near the police commando complex at Pallel area in Manipur's interior Thoubal district but there was no casualty, police said n Tuesday.
Guatemala's top court annuls Rios Montt's genocide conviction
20 May 2013 at 9:45pm
Guatemala's highest court on Monday overturned a genocide conviction against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and reset his trial back to when a dispute broke out a month ago over who should hear the case.
Ray Manzarek, founding member of rock group Doors, dies at 74
20 May 2013 at 9:04pm
Ray Manzarek, a founding member and keyboardist of 1960s rock group The Doors, died on Monday at a medical clinic in Germany at age 74 following a battle with cancer, the group's manager Tom Vitorino said.
US Air Force to move forward target date for F-35 use
20 May 2013 at 6:35pm
The US Air Force plans to start operational use of Lockheed Martin Corp.-built F-35 fighter jets in mid-2016, a year earlier than planned, using a similar software package as the Marine Corps, two sources familiar with the plans said on Monday.
Obama cites Myanmar reforms during President Thein Sein's visit
20 May 2013 at 1:06pm
President Barack Obama says despite tensions between the US and Myanmar, President Thein Sein of Myanmar has shown leadership to move his country toward political and economic reforms.
US concerned over defamation charges against Egyptian journalists
20 May 2013 at 12:48pm
The United States on Monday expressed concern over defamation charges brought against two Egyptian journalists critical of President Mohamed Mursi.
Obama voices concern to Lebanon on Hezbollah role in Syria
20 May 2013 at 12:45pm
Barack Obama told his Lebanese counterpart on Monday he was concerned about Lebanese Hezbollah militants fighting in Syria to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Two-finger test should be stopped with immediate effect: SC
20 May 2013 at 6:53am
Supreme Court's observations underline, yet again the need to abolish the two-finger test. Supreme Court, Human Rights Watch, two-finger test
Bird hits one of major causes of aircraft accidents: IAF
20 May 2013 at 6:47am
Attributing bird hits as one of the major causes of aircraft mishaps, the Indian Air Force today asked people not to throw waste in open, which attracts the avian population.