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18 Aug 2018Kerala
UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness over the flooding and extensive damage and displacement caused in rain-battered Kerala.
17 Aug 2018Madhya Pradesh
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's home state Madhya Pradesh played a huge role in shaping his political career.
15 Aug 2018India
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said the state has excelled in reducing poverty levels during the last 24 years and is now aiming to become India's first poverty-free state.
14 Aug 2018India
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in India, a UN report said.
14 Aug 2018Afghanistan
The United Nations (UN) has said it remains committed to assisting the people of Afghanistan in conducting their first elections since 2001 and supports the country's government in its pursuit of democratic development, prosperity, and durable peace.
10 Aug 2018Thailand
The decision of the Thailand Government to grant citizenship to three of the boys recently rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave, along with their football coach, has been welcomed by United Nations refugee agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
09 Aug 2018Sexual Harassment
A UN official placed high up in the gender equality department was accused in 2017 of sexually abusing several juniors.
30 Jul 2018West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the government and accused it of playing divide and rule policy, after the Assam's National Register of Citizens left 40 lakh names.
28 Jul 2018Pakistan News
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to the formation of a new government in Pakistan and stressed the UN's commitment to support Pakistan's election commission amid allegations by other political parties of vote rigging, his spokesperson said.
22 Jul 2018India
The Asia-Pacific region is on track to meet only one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -the SDG on education- by 2030, a senior UN official has warned.
20 Jul 2018India
Sustained and focused efforts to reach key populations have led to major reductions in HIV infections in Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam during 2010-17, stated a UNAIDS report titled 'Miles to go closing gaps, breaking barriers, fighting injustices'.
19 Jul 2018Nikki Haley
Terming the Human Rights Council as the United Nations' "greatest failure", US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, alleged the institution has provided cover for the world's most inhumane regimes, defending the US withdrawal.
12 Jul 2018India
Not educating girls or creating barriers in their school education globally costs between $15-30 trillion, the World Bank said as the UN marks "Malala Day" today.
28 Jun 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan-based terror outfits continue to recruit children, including those from madrasas, and allegedly use them for suicide attacks, according to a UN report titled "Children and Armed Conflict" released today.
28 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, visited a temple, mosque, gurdwara, and church in Delhi, a day after she said freedom of religion was as important as freedom of people and their rights.
27 Jun 2018Indian Army
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today slammed the UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, dubbing it as "motivated".
26 Jun 2018India
Nikki Haley is traveling to India for the first time as the US Ambassador to the UN on a two-day visit from June 26 to meet senior Indian officials, business leaders, NGO leaders, and students and underscore America's "strong alliance" with the country.
26 Jun 2018India
India launched a blistering attack on Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today, reminding Pakistan that no amount of "empty rhetoric" would change the fact that Kashmir is, and will remain a part of India.
24 Jun 2018Russia News
Russian air strikes are hitting rebel-held towns in Daraa (South Syria) for the first time since a ceasefire was agreed upon last year, said the Observatory for Human Rights.
21 Jun 2018Udaipur
The United Nations started observing June 21 as International Yoga Day in 2015 and it has since been used to promote a healthy lifestyle.
20 Jun 2018India
While speaking at a UN conference on small arms, Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill, Permanent Representative of India to Conference on Disarmament, said a principal objective of India's border management policy is to secure its borders against illicit trade.
20 Jun 2018India
7,400 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends report.
20 Jun 2018North Korea
The US became the first member to withdraw from the "hypocritical and self-serving" UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday, citing its 'chronic bias' against Israel and lack of reforms.
19 Jun 2018Syria
A record 68.5mn people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, a report released by UN refugee agency in Geneva said.
14 Jun 2018India
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 2018Bangladesh
Heavy rains have caused severe structural damage to camps in Bangladesh hosting over one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the United Nations has said.
08 Jun 2018New York University
After spending almost two decades in CIA as she got admitted in 1968, Janine Brookner, now in her mid-70s, is fighting sexism and gender discrimination against her former employer, one case at a time.
07 Jun 2018India
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 2018World
More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey while heading illegally to Europe.
03 Jun 2018Tamil Nadu
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 2018India
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 2018Pakistan News
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.
19 May 2018England
The Windsor Castle and its surrounding areas are soaked in fervour as the big day of Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry, is here.
17 May 2018India
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.
15 May 2018Karnataka
Before Karnataka went to vote on May 12, the state was home to political heavyweights like Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and Rahul Gandhi. Even Sonia Gandhi came to Karnataka streets to connect with citizens, for the first time after two years.
12 May 2018India
Hoping to win Chhattisgarh assembly elections for the record fourth time, Chief Minister Raman Singh will kick-off his much hyped election campaign today for the upcoming assembly elections, later this year.
02 May 2018Narendra Modi
PM Modi is far ahead of other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook, according to a study which said 43.2 million people follow the Indian premier on the social media.
28 Apr 2018Rohingya Muslims
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.