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Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, principles highlighted during event in Geneva

Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, principles highlighted during event in Geneva

During the ongoing Human Rights Council session in Geneva at the iconic UN HQ, Palais des Nations, the principles of Mahatma Gandhi were highlighted to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence. In a side event during the ongoing HRC session, diplomatic missions and INGOs, on the occasion of Gandhiji’s birth anniversary, on October 2, observed the “International Day of Non-Violence: Preventing HR violations by Drawing Inspiration from the Principles of Non-Violence." The speakers highlighted the path-breaking role of Mahatma Gandhi and thanked India and its ethos for having given the world this visionary which contributed not only to India’s independence…
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BRICS commences annual summit in South Africa

BRICS commences annual summit in South Africa

BRICS, which was formed 15 years ago by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is holding its annual summit in Johannesburg. The 15th BRICS leaders’ summit was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Lula da Silva and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Russia is represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and President Putin delivered a speech via the Internet. South Africa, the host of the conference, has invited more than 60 countries and all African leaders have been invited to attend the summit. More than 40 countries of the world, including Ethiopia, have…
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At least 32 killed in India as monsoonal rains lash northern states

At least 32 killed in India as monsoonal rains lash northern states

At least 32 people have died since Friday in flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoonal rains in two of India's northern states. The rainfall has overwhelmed villages, sweeping away houses and leaving residents stranded as rescue crews race to evacuate survivors. Twenty-seven were killed in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh and, as of Monday, six people were still missing, the state government said, adding that many of the deaths were caused by homes collapsing and other accidents. A woman and child look at a caved in segment of a road damaged due to heavy rain in Dharmsala,…
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India Desirous to Widen Longstanding Relations with Ethiopia: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

India Desirous to Widen Longstanding Relations with Ethiopia: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said his country is keen to widen the longstanding bilateral relations with Ethiopia. The Indian minister inaugurated the Embassy of India’s Chancery building and residential complex today. During the occasion, he said the relationship between Ethiopia and India is historical and dates backs to hundreds of years. India is keen to strengthen the longstanding relations with Ethiopia in wide range of issues of common interest, he added. According to him, the Indian community has been contributing a lot to Ethiopian education. At present there are over 5,000 Indian community in Ethiopia. “Their role in education…
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