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Delhi-based environment think-tank CSE will be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development this year for its work in environmental education and protection.

A U.N. conference on eliminating nuclear weapons published its first draft text on Monday, in the face of strong opposition from the United States and and other nuclear armed states.

India ranks a lowly 143rd on a global peace index, lagging way behind the likes of Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with Iceland emerging as the most peaceful nation in the world.

Within Japan, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima is understood as a national experience that sets the country apart from nations that have been spared such devastation. A special phrase the Japanese use to describe their country is yuitsu hibaku kokka, ‘the only country that has experienced atomic bombing’. This phrase has become a powerful cliché for depicting Japan to a national and international audience.

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 to noted environmentalist leader of Chipko movement and Gandhian from Uttarakhand, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, at

MUMBAI: When asked to name a strife-torn country in a dangerous neighbourhood, India may not be the first to come to mind.

India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Astra air-to-air interceptor missile from a defence base in Odisha for the third time within a week, an official said.

India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near here.

Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground plant after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a UN report said, a move likely to increase Western alarm about T

BEIJING, 2 NOV: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam today said the world must urgently address issues like energy independence, recession and growing poverty as he proposed a multi-billion dollar ac