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Speaking to NNIS Editor of Peace Gong, a UNO newspaper, Iflah Qureshi said the newspaper promotes diversity and helps in facilitating dialogue among young people from different cultures and communities. She said that this can be a powerful vehicle to help young people to come together and work for global peace
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) As the Trinamool Congress Monday completed two years in power in West Bengal, the CPI-M has come out with a "charge-sheet" seeking answers from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on a host of issues including the raging chit fund scam, farmer suicides and rising crime chart. "Two years post the change - what were the promises and what did the people of the state get? The chief minister has ordered the opposition to keep shut but the diktat cannot restrain the questions
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Monday in twin car bombings in Russia's North Caucasus region, officials said.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Monday met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Dubai, May 20 (IANS) Passport authorities in Saudi Arabia are refusing to accept new passports issued by Indian missions in that country and submitted by Indian expatriates for updating. The Saudis have refused to transfer data from old passports to the new ones, saying they were officially not informed about the new design of the Indian passports, the Arab News reported Monday. While the old passport had its holder's photograph on the second page, the newly designed one has it on the third page
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Russian authorities are keen on an image make-over for Russians in Goa, an official said here Monday after they have been in news for all the wrong reasons, ranging from mafia links, drugs and conflicts with locals. The number of Russian tourist arrivals in Goa could soon touch 200,000 annually, the newly-appointed Russian honorary consul in Goa, Victor Albuquerque, told reporters.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Recriminations over wrestling's exclusion from the Olympics re-emerged Monday, as supporters of the sport's former chief were accused of hurling insults at an official meeting.
Seoul, May 20 (IANS) North Korea Monday fired two more short-range missiles, a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the regime to return to talks on its controversial nuclear programme. "North Korea fired one KN-02 short-range missile between 11 a.m. and 12 noon and a second one between 4 p.m.
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated the Tamil Tigers, Human Rights Watch said Monday. This week marks the fourth anniversary of the brutal civil war's end. Since the end of the 26-year-long civil war, the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has resisted taking meaningful steps to investigate and prosecute alleged war crimes by government forces and the LTTE, it said