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14 Jun 2018


India among countries having no paid-paternity-leave for new fathers: UNICEF

India and Nigeria, which have high infant populations, are among the 92 countries that don't have national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, according to UNICEF's new analysis.

12 Jun 2018


Rohingya refugee-shelters 'washed away' in Bangla-rains, over 9,000 affected: UN

Heavy rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting over one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the United Nations has said.

07 Jun 2018


IIT-Madras team's solar-powered system can convert plastic into fuel

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar-powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces, and engines.

04 Jun 2018


More than 50 migrants die in Mediterranean crossings; 68 rescued

More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey while heading illegally to Europe.

03 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tuticorin: UN experts condemn police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters

A team of United Nations experts has condemned police firing on agitators during the anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on May 22.

30 May 2018


India lost highest number of UN peacekeepers in 70 years

In the last 70 years, India lost the highest number of its peacekeepers in various United Nations peacekeeping operations with many military, police, and civilian personnel from the country laying down their lives in the line of duty.

20 May 2018

Pakistan News

UNSC needs to be more consistent, unbiased in implementing-resolutions: Pakistan

During a Security Council debate in United Nations, Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the UN Security Council (UNSC) must end "selectivity" in implementing resolutions, especially long-standing "disputes" such as J&K and Palestine.

17 May 2018


UN: Delhi to be world's most populous city by 2028

A recently-released UN report on urban population estimates that around 68% of the world's population will be living in cities by 2050, and a bulk of that will be concentrated in three countries - India, China, and Nigeria.

28 Apr 2018

Rohingya Muslims

Approaching monsoon puts Rohingya refugees at higher risk, says UN

The United Nations has expressed concern over the safety of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims as the approaching monsoon season threatens their make-shift camps in Southern Bangladesh.

28 Apr 2018


Monsoon threatens tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees: UN

The United Nations said that lives of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees hang in the balance as monsoon and cyclone seasons threaten their makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

18 Apr 2018

South Korea

Trump gives 'blessing' to North-South Korean peace treaty talks

US President Donald Trump gave his "blessing" to talks aimed at formally ending the war on the Korean peninsula today, setting the stage for a major diplomatic breakthrough at a series of upcoming summits.

17 Apr 2018


United Nations: India wins important UN's subsidiaries elections

India has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organization committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes besides getting elected by acclamation to other subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.

31 Mar 2018


Great Return March: Israeli forces kill Palestinians at Gaza border

Thousands of Palestinians marched to the Gaza-Israeli border demanding the right of return of refugees.

27 Mar 2018

White House

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

The Trump administration on Monday expelled 60 Russian diplomats, describing them as "intelligence officers" and also ordered the closure of Russian consulate in Seattle over the use of nerve-agent allegedly by Moscow against a former Russian spy in the UK.

24 Mar 2018

Global Warming

UN: Humans looking at lonely future with fewer plants, animals

According to new UN scientific reports - covering the Americas, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific regions - on biodiversity in the planet, humans are looking at lonely future with an ever-increasing number of species coming under the threat of extinction.

15 Mar 2018


Despite terrorism, Pakistan is happier than India

Pakistanis are happier than Indians, according to 2018 World Happiness Report, which has ranked India's neighbor 58 places ahead of it.

14 Mar 2018

Antonio Guterres

UN received 138 allegations of sexual exploitation in 2017

The United Nations received 138 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse last year, stated a report, adding nearly half of them were against the personnel deployed at its peacekeeping and special political missions.

12 Mar 2018

North Korea

North Korea will face no more conditions for talks: US

The officials of Trump administration said that there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before the first-ever meeting of the two nations' leaders beyond the North's promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize US-South Korean military exercises.

11 Mar 2018


Madhya Pradesh to measure people's 'happiness quotient'

Madhya Pradesh government is going to conduct a study to measure the happiness quotient of people.

24 Feb 2018


South Sudanese getting gang-raped, tortured inhumanly, finds UN report

A new report was released by a United Nations commission on Friday detailing the horrific war crimes in South Sudan.

17 Feb 2018


Ending female genital mutilation in India won't be easy

Emboldened by the Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict, a movement called 'WeSpeakOut' wants the government to now ban female genital mutilation (FGM), popular among Dawoodi Bohras and Kerala's sunni Muslims.

14 Feb 2018


Gurugram to get UN lab focusing on women entrepreneurs

The city of Gurugram is all set to get a United Nations (UN) technology innovation laboratory that will focus on promoting women entrepreneurship in the region.

20 Jan 2018


India to Pakistan at UNSC meeting: Change mindset on terrorism

At the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India made a no-holds barred attack on Pakistan.

17 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

'No case against Hafiz Saeed Sahib': Pakistan PM

In a shocking turn of events, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told, in a television interview, that action cannot be taken against the alleged mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed as no case was registered against him in Pakistan.

14 Jan 2018


Twitter account of India's ambassador to the UN hacked

The Twitter of account of India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin was reportedly hacked by Turkish hackers.

29 Dec 2017


UN: Child evacuees being used as bargaining chips in Syria

The UN has expressed concern that critically ill children awaiting evacuation from a rebel-controlled area besieged by Syrian government forces in the Eastern Ghouta district are being treated as bargaining chips.

30 Nov 2017


Bosnian Croat war criminal drinks poison in UN courtroom, dies

72-year-old Slobodan Praljak, a Bosnian Croat war criminal, died after he drank poison during an appeal at the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague.

15 Nov 2017


Here's how a social enterprise is facilitating India's toilet revolution

India has set aside $40bn to ensure it's open-defecation free by 2019.

14 Nov 2017


World Diabetes Day: The shocking state of diabetes in India

In India, nearly 70-million people (one in 19 people) have diabetes. The country is gradually inching towards becoming the diabetic capital of the world.

11 Nov 2017


UN expert finds flaws in PM Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Leo Heller, sharply criticized Swachh Bharat Abhiyan saying it "lacked a holistic human rights approach."

05 Oct 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Drug use among youth in militancy-hit Kashmir increasing

The nation's focus on the militant violence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has pushed a major issue on the sidelines: increasing drug use among Kashmiri youth.

04 Oct 2017


Holy Sh*t! UN invites Ram Rahim for World Toilet Day

The flamboyant Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his "adopted daughter" Honeypreet Insan continue to remain in high demand.

25 Sep 2017


Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

Pakistan is now lobbying the United Nations to designate India as a "state sponsor of terrorism," claimed the country's Express Tribune.

24 Sep 2017


UNGA session: What is the ongoing Indo-Pak feud about?

India and Pakistan have been engaged in a war-of-words during the ongoing UN General Assembly session.

22 Sep 2017


Here's why Eenam Gambhir is winning internet and our hearts

In a spectacular rebuttal, India silenced Pakistan over the Kashmir crisis at the UN General Assembly on Friday. Courtesy Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

20 Sep 2017

North Korea

UN General Assembly: Trump threatens to destroy North Korea

US President Donald Trump gave his inaugural speech to the UN General Assembly in which he vowed that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies.

17 Sep 2017


Pakistan will waste time in UNGA by bringing up Kashmir

With Pakistan plans to raise the issue of Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly, Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the UN, said that Pakistan 'will waste time' with this.

06 Sep 2017


Making food is now as easy as turning on switch!

While we are nowhere close to producing any desired food using replicators like in Star Trek, a recent study has proven that food can be created out of thin air.

05 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

UN Secretary-General wants US to re-engage in Paris Agreement

After receiving the US's formal communication regarding its exit from Paris Agreement, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the nation to re-engage in the climate deal.

19 Jul 2017

North Korea

India committed to nuclear disarmament, despite boycotting UN treaty talks

India's external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said New Delhi remained committed to non-discriminatory and verifiable nuclear disarmament.