|India has been consistent in its support for global, non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament: Mathai
6/18/2013 8:05:00 PM
Paris/New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Tuesday said India has been consistent in its support for global, non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament.
We associate ourselves with the statement on Nuclear Disarmament made by Zimbabwe on behalf of the G-21 last week. India's Working Paper tabled as CD 1816 in 2007 contains specific proposals, based on the key principles of the Rajiv Gandhi Action Plan for achieving nuclear disarmament in a time bound manner. India
|Dalai Lama promotes peace and pop in Melbourne
6/18/2013 2:52:00 PM
Sydney, June 18 (ANI): The Dalai Lama promoted peace and a pop song during an event in Melbourne.
The Tibetan spiritual leader also spoke at the Melbourne Convention Centre to a crowd of about 6000 devotees.
Actress Magda Szubanski hosted the event and introduced a pop song in which he features.
According to the Herald Sun, introducing the song, she said that it would be pretty cool to see his Holiness at number one on the charts.
The Dalai Lama said he had enjoyed sharing
|Malala denounces 'cowardly' attack on female students' bus in Pakistan
6/18/2013 10:33:00 AM
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, has denounced an attack on a bus carrying female students in Quetta as 'cowardly'.
At least 25 people were killed on Saturday when militants blew up the bus in Quetta and then stormed a hospital where survivors had been taken for treatment.
According to Fox News, the 15-year-old said the attack was a cowardly and desperate attempt to deny girls their
|UK's eavesdropping agency snooped on foreign officials at G20 in 2009
6/17/2013 11:20:00 AM
London, June 17 (ANI): UK's eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had reportedly snooped on the emails and telephone records of the foreign politicians and officials during the G20 summit in 2009.
According to Sky News, the officials' computers and phone calls were intercepted on UK government's orders of then prime minister Gordon Brown and the intelligence obtained was passed to ministers.
South Africa and Turkey, traditionally friendly countries,
|Julia Gillard accused of 'showing too much cleavage' in Parliament
6/17/2013 10:38:00 AM
London, June 17 (ANI): A columnist has caused outrage after accusing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard of disrespecting the nation by showing too much cleavage in federal Parliament.
Fairfax columnist and industrial relations consultant Grace Collier told a panel discussion on ABC Radio National that it was wrong to show so much flesh during parliamentary meetings, as it was an issue of workplace conduct.
According to the Telegraph, Collier made the comments while discussing
|Ahead of polls, Mongolian President accused of mining license fraud
6/16/2013 1:06:00 PM
Ulan Bator (Mongolia), June 16 (ANI): In a daring act of fraud that has the potential of jeopardising his re-election in the June 26 presidential polls, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his close associates ingeniously duped a South Korean investor into buying a license for a gold mine that, after due diligence, was discovered to have no gold value at all.
This deception was carried out in mid-2012, but the Mongolian Government was able to use its influence to keep it under
|Cherie Blair infuriated by hubby Tony's affair rumours with Rupert Murdoch's wife
6/16/2013 10:17:00 AM
London, June 16 (ANI): Cherie Blair has vehemently denied that her husband Tony did not have an affair with Rupert Murdoch's wife.
Unfounded rumours about the former Prime Minister swept the internet after it was revealed media tycoon Murdoch is divorcing Wendi Deng, the Mirror reported.
But sources close to barrister Cherie - mum to Blair's four children - have told the Sunday People she is certain her husband was not intimate with Deng.
According to one source, she
|Hillary Clinton posts first 'selfie' on Instagram with daughter Chelsea
6/16/2013 12:28:00 AM
London, June 16 (ANI): Hillary Clinton shared her first selfie picture with daughter Chelsea on Instagram on Friday.
The 65-year-old, who is the first world statesperson to seize the craze of the selfie phenomenon, was at a Clinton Global Initiative America event in Chicago, the Independent reported.
The selfie has become such a trend that lexicographers at the Oxford Dictionary Online are considering it for inclusion. (ANI)
|At least 15 killed in multiple blasts in Balochistan capital Quetta
6/15/2013 6:41:00 PM
Quetta (Pakistan), June 15 (ANI): At least 15 people, including eleven women were killed on Saturday when bomb ripped through a bus inside the Women University campus here.
Less than an hour later, sounds of explosions and firing spread panic and chaos through the Bolan Medical Complex where most of the wounded had been taken.
At least three explosions and constant gunfire were being heard from inside the hospital, where police sources reported eight gunmen had taken positions restricting
|NSA whistleblower used 'banned' USB device to breach military networks
6/15/2013 4:42:00 PM
Washington, June 15 (ANI): NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is believed to have used a 'thumb-sized' USB data storage device which is banned from use in intelligence agencies, for breaching the military networks and attaining the Top Secret documents.
The 'thumb-sized' USB device is banned from the military networks because such a use had earlier infected the US Central Command with malicious software thought to be of Russian origin, Washington Times reports.
|David Cameron admits to starting work each morning as PM in pyjamas
6/15/2013 4:42:00 PM
London, June 15(ANI): David Cameron has admitted that he starts his work each morning in his 'Pyjamas'.
The PM has revealed that he gets up early and doesn't change into a business suit straight away, the Mirror reported.
Answering questions sent in from around the world on the BBC, Cameron was asked if it was difficult living and working in the same place.
When one viewer from Turkey asked him on the World Have Your Say programme if he sometimes has to do work as
|Assange making song on 'new politics' with Puerto Rican band while staying at Ecuadorean embassy
6/15/2013 4:42:00 PM
London, June 15 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has revealed that his time in the Ecuadorean embassy in London is being spent by working on a song with Puerto Rican band Calle 13.
The former computer hacker has however not revealed if he will be the performer or the lyric composer, the Telegraph reports.
Assange said that he along with the band are making an interesting song about how internet and media in the new age has affected the political situations and claimed that
|Homophobic Pakistan and Nigeria top searchers for gay porn
6/15/2013 1:20:00 PM
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Pakistan and Nigeria, two of the world's most brutally LGBT intolerant societies contrarily, are the top online searchers for related content.
Google trends indicate towards the maximum searches on terms like 'shemale sex,' 'teen anal sex,' and 'man f-cking man' are carried out by those living in Pakistan and Nigeria, Huffington Post reports.
According to the report, both the countries feature in the top five for Google searches about
|1200-year-old lost mediaeval city in Cambodia older than Angkor Wat
6/15/2013 11:45:00 AM
Sydney, June 15 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a lost mediaeval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1200 years ago.
The stunning discovery of the city, Mahendraparvata, includes temples hidden by jungle for centuries - temples that archaeologists believe have never been looted, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
An instrument called Lidar strapped to a helicopter which criss-crossed a mountain north of the Angkor Wat complex provided data that matched
|India to become world's most populous country overtaking China by 2028: UN report
6/15/2013 10:11:00 AM
London, June 15 (ANI): India's population is estimated to overtake that of China from 2028 and continue to grow till 2050.
United Nations have estimated that by 2028 both the countries will have a population of 1.45 billion each and as China's population will decline India's will continue to grow till 2050, reports BBC.
According to the report, the current global population is that of 7.2 billion which is expected to reach 9.6 billion with a faster growth rate primarily
|Hunt on for Prince William's Gujarati cousin
6/15/2013 10:11:00 AM
London, June 15 (ANI): Hunt has been on in India for possible cousins and relatives of Prince William after it emerged that he has a sliver of Indian ancestry.
Attention was focused on the city of Surat in the state of Gujarat after it was revealed that Eliza Kewark, the prince's great, great, great, great, great grandmother, was of Indian origin.
In 1812, Kewark gave birth to Prince Williams's great, great, great, great grandmother, Katharine Scott Forbes, the Independent
|Timely abortion could have saved Savita's life in Ireland: Expert
6/14/2013 3:03:00 PM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Indian-origin dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused an abortion in Ireland, would have had a higher chance of surviving if she had been offered a termination, experts have said.
A 108-page report on the death of Halappanavar in October concluded that she should have also had her blood poisoning detected much sooner.
According to CBS News, experts looking into the case documented what the lead investigator described as a cascade of mistakes
|Employees' access to paid sick leave could reduce spread of flu in workplace: Study
6/14/2013 3:03:00 PM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Allowing employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis.
The study was carried out by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts.
The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County and found that universal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly six percent and estimated
|NSA whistleblower fancied himself as 'Ladies' man' with strong sex drive as teen
6/14/2013 1:09:00 PM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): NSA whistleblower who leaked US intelligence reports earlier fancied himself to be a 'ladies' man'.
According to New York Post, Edward Snowden's online presence during his teenage years reveals a silly, nerdy, and horny side to him.
Snowden when 18 was an active member on the site Ars Technica where he boasted of his sexual prowess, liking for post-coital doughnuts, and the advised about how to become a successful high-school dropout like him.
|Australia makes third gender official
6/14/2013 1:09:00 PM
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): An Australian court has cleared the way for people to identify themselves as the third gender on government documents.
Under new guidelines, people will be given the option of selecting M (male), F (female) or X (Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified) for personal records held by government departments and agencies from July 1, News.com.au reported.
Attorney General Mark Dreyfus said in a statement that the new rules will bring a practical improvement to the