United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has unanimously adopted US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka on the report submitted by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka. The resolution follows up on the report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka and was co-sponsored by 25 countries besides the US and... Continued.
G-4 countries viz Brazil, Germany, India and Japan have issued a Joint Statement on United Nations Security Council Reforms (UNSC). It was issued after G-4 meeting held between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. G-4 leaders in meeting Stressed on... Continued.
Nepal has adopted new Constitution marking the country’s transition to a secular and democratic republic. The new Constitution was unveiled by Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav. Earlier the Parliament had unanimously adopted the new Constitution by a 507-25 votes in the 601 seat Constituent Assembly (CA) after seven years of painstaking deliberations. The lawmakers of... Continued.
North Korea’s main nuclear facility at the Yongbyon complex has resumed normal operations after it was shut down in 2007. With this development it appears that North Korea is intensifying nuclear and ballistic missile development efforts in quality and quantity.... Continued.
Hungarian Government has declared a state of emergency in its two regions to cope with the influx of refugees. It was declared by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. This move could pave the way to bringing in Hungary’s military to patrol the frontier bordering Serbia to stop illegal influx. This declaration comes after more than... Continued.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was ousted from power as leader of the ruling centre-right Liberal Party by Malcolm Turnbull. In an internal party leadership ballot, Abbott received 44 votes while Turnbull received 54 votes. Under the Australian parliamentary system similar to Indian system, Prime Minister is not directly elected by voters but he is... Continued.
Pakistan and Russia have signed a landmark defence deal including the sale of 4 advance Mi-35 ‘Hind E’ combat helicopters to Pakistan. Earlier in November 2014, both countries had signed a bilateral defence cooperation agreement to strengthen military-to-military relations between them.... Continued.
Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as a Prime minister. Earlier, in the presidential elections Maithripala Sirisena was elected as president. Sri Lanka has presidential cum parliamentary form of government. Change of government and chances of devolution of powers The new government has support of Tamil National alliance (political party representing tamils). The new government is thus, expected... Continued.
Greece has agreed a new in principle multi-billion euro bailout deal with its creditors. It was announced by the European Commission (EC) after series of marathon talks between Greece and its lenders in Athens. In this regard a technical agreement has been reached between the EC and Greece. The agreement will now require political approval... Continued.
India is going to become the most populous nation in the world by surpassing China in 2022. It was revealed in recently released United Nation’s report titled ‘World Population Prospects: Key highlights from report India will become most populous nation, six years earlier than it was previously forecasted and will retain the top spot till... Continued.