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Sultan Moiuddin bags 14 gold medals, tops Maharashtra MBBS finals

Sultan Moiuddin bags 14 gold medals, tops Maharashtra MBBS finals

NASHIK : A Muslim Student, Sultan Moiuddin Shaukat ali from Dr. Vasant Pawar Medical College Nashik topped the Maharashtra MBBS Final Exams and bagged 14 gold medals. He bagged nine medals in various subjects of final year, while he also got five medals as a consolation prize. This is the pride moment for Dr. Vasant […]

U.N. official says will raise sexual violence against Rohingya with ICC

U.N. official says will raise sexual violence against Rohingya with ICC

DHAKA (Reuters) – A senior United Nations official said on Sunday she would raise the issue of persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, especially sexual violence and torture, with the International Criminal Court (ICC). Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary- General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, also said around $10 million is needed immediately to […]

UN chief warns oceans ‘under threat as never before’

UN chief warns oceans ‘under threat as never before’

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first-ever UN conference on oceans with a warning that the seas are “under threat as never before” with one recent study warning discarded plastic rubbish could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. The UN chief told presidents, ministers, diplomats and environmental activists from nearly 200 countries on Monday […]

Gaziantep University lets Syrians study in Arabic

Gaziantep University lets Syrians study in Arabic

Syrian refugee students now have the option to pursue their studies in Arabic while living in Turkey and resume classes from where they left off. Nearly 2,000 Syrians are taking classes at Gaziantep University near the border. “We’re trying to provide Syrian students with the necessary education and training in areas like engineering and medicine so they […]

Nalanda University vice-chancellor quits, government risks being accused of interference again

Nalanda University vice-chancellor quits, government risks being accused of interference again

On November 25, George Yeo quit as chancellor of Nalanda University in Bihar, four days after the government reconstituted the institute’s governing board without consulting him. The former foreign minister of Singapore, who has been associated with the university since its inception in 2007, blamed the sudden dissolution of the governing body and the formation […]

South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

South Africa to quit International Criminal Court

Government to submit a bill to exit the ICC, amid growing concerns that Hague-based court tries mostly African leaders. South Africa is pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) because its obligations are inconsistent with laws giving sitting leaders diplomatic immunity, according to government officials. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday that the […]

2015 to see record number of forced displacements: UN

2015 to see record number of forced displacements: UN

The United Nations (UN) says the number of people forcibly displaced worldwide in 2015 is on its way to surpassing a previous record of almost 60 million. In a report released Friday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the number of refugees and displaced people will most likely go above the total figure […]