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UCI chief criticises predecessors for protecting Armstrong
Geneva, March 9 (IANS) World Cycling governing body (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Monday he will ask former chief Hein Verbruggen to give up his honorary presidency after a scathing report into the sport's doping culture revealed that the body colluded with and protected Lance Armstrong.

Monday, March 09, 2015 9:06:13 PM

UN calls for gender equality ahead of International Women's Day
Geneva, March 5 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Thursday appealed to women worldwide "to participate in all discussions of strategic responses to violence, discrimination, and deprivation of all kinds".

Thursday, March 05, 2015 11:32:17 PM

New round of Iran n-talks begins in Switzerland
Geneva, March 5 (IANS) Diplomats from Iran and the P5+1 countries - the US, China, Russia, France and Britain, plus Germany - on Thursday gathered around the negotiation table in the Swiss town of Montreux for another round of talks to find a final and comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 11:26:18 PM

Indian national arrested for blasphemous Facebook post
Riyadh, March 5 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah has confirmed the arrest of an Indian in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 8:30:04 PM

Kerry, Zarif meet again before leaving negotiation table
Geneva, March 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for a third day in the Swiss lakeside resort town of Montreux for further nuclear talks before heading to Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:34:03 AM

Swine flu: UAE advises citizens against travelling to India
DUBAI, March 5 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi warned its citizens against travelling to India due to the spread of swine flu.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 1:32:18 AM

Varun Bahl to headline Muscat's couture show
Muscat, March 4 (IANS) Delhi-based ace couturier Varun Bahl will showcase his latest collection for the first time here. He will be closing the Mercedes Benz Signature Couture Show 2015 on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:04:07 PM

Indian baby dies aboard flight to Bahrain
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) A one-year-old Indian toddler died on board a Gulf Air flight that was on its way from Kochi in India's Kerala state to Bahrain's capital Manama, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing at Abu Dhabi International Airport, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 9:00:05 PM

Indian woman, daughter cleared of extortion charge
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) An expatriate Indian woman and her daughter in the UAE have been cleared of the charges of extorting 500,000 dirhams (about $136,000) from a man by allegedly threatening to dishonour him through the disclosure that he had had sex with the daughter, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:22:14 PM

Indian man jailed for molesting housewife
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) An Indian worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been jailed for three months for kissing a housewife inside a building, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 5:58:05 PM

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