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Fresh snowfall in Kashmir valley Srinagar, Dec 31 : The 300-km long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and the rest of India, was on Tuesday shut down for vehicular traffic following heavy snowfall, a traffic police official informed. 31-Dec-2013
Huge ammunition recovered in Kashmir Srinagar, Dec 30 The Indian Army claimed they have recovered a huge cache of weapons from Kupwara division in north Kashmir. 30-Dec-2013
Snooping: BJP slams Centre's probe panel New Delhi, Dec 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed the Centre for approving setting up of an enquiry commission into alleged snooping charges against Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government. 26-Dec-2013
Rahul Gandhi is fit to be PM: Moily Mumbai, Dec 24: Union Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is fit to be the Prime Minister of India. 24-Dec-2013
Delhi gets a govt, Kejriwal to stake claim New Delhi, Dec 23: Ending the Delhi deadlock, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) architect Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his party is ready to form the government in the national capital. 23-Dec-2013
Myanmar: UN concerned over boosts in opium production New York, Dec 19 : Led by strong growth in Myanmar, opium poppy cultivation in the area known as the Golden Triangle rose for the seventh consecutive year, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 19-Dec-2013
UN lauds progress in Afghanistan towards stability New York, Dec 18 : Despite volatility and uncertainty, Afghanistan continues to make progress in enhancing its stability as the drawdown continues for the international forces that have sought to bring security there for the past 12 years, the top United Nations envoy in the strife-torn country said Tuesday. 18-Dec-2013
India remembers Delhi Braveheart New Delhi, Dec 16 : As crimes against women continue to rise despite clamour for actions against sexual offenders and framing of stricter laws, India on Monday remembered the Delhi gang rape victim, known as Nirbhaya, by breaking the silence over sexual violence that for a long time used to be swept under carpet in fear of stigma and social ostracization. 16-Dec-2013
Bangalore ATM victim to be discharged Bangalore, Dec 16: A 44-year-old woman, who was allegedly attacked and robbed inside an ATM booth in Bangalore, is likely to be discharged on Monday. 16-Dec-2013
Myanmar: UN welcomes latest release of political prisoners New York, Dec 12 : An independent United Nations human rights expert Wednesday welcomed the release of 44 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, hailing it as an important step towards fulfilling President Thein Sein’s pledge of freedom for all political prisoners by the end of this year. 12-Dec-2013
Homosexuality is illegal, rules SC New Delhi, Dec 11: In a huge setback to the gay rights movement in India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside a landmark pro-LGBT judgement of Delhi High Court in 2009, by ruling that homosexuality would continue to remain illegal in the country and would not be constitutionally invalid. 11-Dec-2013
Afghanistan: UN reports uneven use of law protecting women New York, Dec 9 : Afghan authorities registered an increased number of reported acts of violence against women and girls in the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under a landmark law remained low with most cases settled by mediation, according to an annual United Nations report released Sunday. 09-Dec-2013
Tejpal's police custody extended by 4 days Panaji, Dec 7: A local court on Saturday extended by four days the police custody of former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, who was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman journalist of his organization. 07-Dec-2013
Malala Yousafzai receives 2013 UN human rights prize New York, Dec 6 : A well-known Pakistani student activist and an anti-slavery campaigner from Mauritania are among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, it was announced Thursday. 06-Dec-2013
Afghanistan: UN lauds appointment of media commission for elections New York, Dec 5: As preparations continue for next year’s presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan, the United Nations mission there Wednesday welcomed the appointment of the Media Commission as another important step towards holding credible polls. 05-Dec-2013
Delhi elections: 48% turnout till 3 pm New Delhi, Dec 4: Around 48% voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm as polling is underway in Delhi on Wednesday to elect a new assembly. 04-Dec-2013
Afghanistan: UN official urges respect for humanitarian staff New York, Dec 3 : Expressing deep regret at the recent deaths of nine Afghan aid workers in two separate attacks, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country has called on all actors in Afghanistan to respect and uphold the neutrality and independence of relief workers. 03-Dec-2013
UN concerned over rising violence in Bangladesh New York, Dec 2: Deeply worried by rising levels of violence in Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Sunday urged the country's political leaders to set their differences aside, immediately halt “destructive brinkmanship” and use their influence to ease the unrest. 02-Dec-2013
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