Geneva , May 18 The number of Syrian refugees, who are either registered or awaiting registration, has surpassed 1.5 million, while the actual number is much higher, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
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Port Of Spain , May 17 An Indian-origin woman in Trinidad & Tobago, who sold a winning lottery ticket, stands to get a part of the 20.4 million Trinidadian dollars (approx $3.17 mn).
New Delhi , May 15 With the focus on empowering women, the NGO Breakthrough will launch a campaign in Bihar and Jharkhand to raise awareness against child marriage, officials said Wednesday.
Panaji , May 15 Descendants of Goans, who fled their villages centuries ago to escape religious inquisition during the Portuguese regime, will be brought to Goa as part of a youth programme, a minister said Wednesday.
New Delhi , May 14 Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said she was shocked over the society's failure to check violence against women and girls.
Aizawl/Agartala , May 17 A Manipuri group of activists has demanded the reintroduction of Inner Line Permits (ILP) in northeastern states to "protect the indigenous and domicile" people in the region.
Kolkata , May 15 NGOs working on social issues are now finding more volunteers, especially youths, who want to be engaged in different projects of the organisations.
Kolkata , May 15 A day after a glass pane came tumbling down, closely missing two wheelchair-bound passengers in the domestic section of the new Rs.20 million terminal of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, a pile of rubble, a defunct beverage kiosk and a large patch on the carpeted floor greeted tourists at the minimalist international lounge.
Moscow , May 15 The remains of 11 people buried about 80 years ago have been discovered near the Russian capital, officials said.
Gurgaon , May 14 They once owned the land where swanky highrises have come up in this corporate hub adjoining the national capital. Injudicious use of the money they earned from developers has now seen many of them working as security guards in those very buildings.