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North Korea denies responsibility for Sony cyberattack


The FBI issued a statement on Friday holding North Korea responsible for the hack

‘Israel-Palestine quest for peace at crossroads’

The quest for peace between Israel and the Palestinians has reached a “dramatic” crossroad, a top UN official said, emphasising that the two sides should refrain from provocative steps and set conditi

UN: June 21 to be ‘Day of Yoga’

Less than three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea, the UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as “International Day of Yoga,” recog

ISIS earned $45m in ransom, says UN

The ISIS group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a UN expert monitoring sanctions against Al Qaeda sa

Tax pact to curb evasion

India signs tax info exchange pact with two Caribbean nations

UN chief sets up Gaza inquiry

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a five-member panel to investigate Israeli attacks on UN shelters during the Gaza war and the discovery of Hamas weapons at UN sites.

United Nations: Sri Lanka sabotaging probe into war crimes

The United Nations’ human rights chief has accused Sri Lanka of sabotaging a UN-mandated probe into the country’s nearly three decades-long brutal civil war, drawing a sharp reaction from Colombo as i

Germany, Brazil push UN for tougher steps

Germany and Brazil are pushing the United Nations to be tougher on spying by beefing up an earlier UN resolution raising concerns that mass surveillance, interception of digital communications and per

India and Pakistan spar at UNGA over Kashmir

Pakistani delegate Diyar Khan raised the issue of Kashmir by saying that he regretted that the people of J&K had been ‘deprived of their right to self-determination’

India calls for international action to strengthen nuclear security

International Atomic Energy Agency (Photo: AP)

Recognising the threat of nuclear terrorism, India has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors

I first heard Atalji’s speech in 1967, when I was in school. There was a political rally near my house in Delhi for the 1967 general election. He came to address that rally.

Earlier this month, energy minister Piyush Goyal announced that the proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, will allow consumers to exercise their choice to select the electricity supplier.