Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Oslo to receive their awards

Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi say their Nobel Peace Prize is for the 'millions of children denied a childhood', a day before receiving the award at a ceremony in Oslo. Dec 9, 2014

Leaders of six Gulf monarchies hold annual summit in Qatar

Leaders from six Gulf monarchies opened their annual summit, held this year in Doha, following Qatar's reconciliation with its neighbours, which had accused it of destabilising the energy-rich region by supporting Islamist movements. Dec 10, 2014

Japan takes step forward to protect environment

Niigata/ Yokohama, Dec 9 (ANI): Niigata Plain in Japan was affected by regular floods restricting farmers to produce harvests only once in three years. Having ill-drained land below sea level, it was in need of drainage facilities. Few decades ago, EBARA Corporation installed many drainage pumps, including Shinkawa-kako Drainage Pump Station, which is undergoing renovations after 40 years. The company has installed a big impeller which can drain 40000 liter water per second. The facility has 6 pumps which makes it one of the nation's largest pump stations. Today, the Niigata Plain is one of the most famous rice growing areas in Japan. Dec 9, 2014

EC briefs about voter turnout in third phase of elections in J and K and Jharkhand

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The Election Commission of India on Tuesday briefed about voter turnout in third phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand saying polls were conducted peacefully in all constituencies. Deputy Election Commissioner for J and K, Vinod Zutshi said that voter turnout in the state for this phase was 58%. Meanwhile, Deputy Election Commissioner for Jharkhand, Umesh Sinha said that voter turnout in Jharkhand was recorded at 61%. Dec 9, 2014