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18 Aug 2018

UN chief 'saddened' over destruction caused by floods in Kerala

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness over the flooding and extensive damage and displacement caused in rain-battered Kerala.

17 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh
Why Madhya Pradesh was important in shaping Vajpayee's political career

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's home state Madhya Pradesh played a huge role in shaping his political career.

15 Aug 2018

Sikkim aiming to become India's first poverty-free state: CM Chamling

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 2018

Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

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 2018

Committed to assisting Afghanistan in conducting successful elections: UN

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 2018

#ThaiCaveRescue: 'Stateless' boys, coach granted Thai citizenship; UN hails move

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 2018

Sexual Harassment
Top Indian-origin UN Women staffer sexually abused juniors, manipulated them

A UN official placed high up in the gender equality department was accused in 2017 of sexually abusing several juniors.

30 Jul 2018

West Bengal
Assam NRC: Banerjee says Indians being made refugees by government

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 2018

Pakistan News
UN committed to continuing to support Pak's election commission: Guterres

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 2018

Asia-Pacific may meet only one of 17 SDGs, warns UN-official

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 2018

India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN report

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 2018

Nikki Haley
Human Rights Council is UN's 'greatest failure', says Nikki 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 2018

$15-30 trillion loss if girls don't finish school: World Bank

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 2018

Pakistan News
Pakistan-based armed group recruits children for suicide attacks: UN report

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 2018

Narendra Modi
Delhi: Haley visits Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, gurdwara, church

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 2018

Indian Army
Army Chief dubs UN-report on human-rights violations in J&K 'motivated'

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today slammed the UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, dubbing it as "motivated".

26 Jun 2018

Nikki Haley in India on maiden-visit as US-Envoy to UN

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 2018

India launches blistering attack on Pakistan at the UN

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 2018

Russia News
First Russia air strikes hit South Syria, no casualties reported

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 2018

What makes June 21 special? Much more than #InternationalYogaDay

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 2018

Border management policy's prime objective is checking illicit trade: India

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 2018

7,400 Indians filed asylum applications in US in 2017: UN

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 2018

North Korea
US becomes first member to withdraw from UN Human-Rights Council

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 2018

Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

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.

19 Jun 2018

Pakistan News
Training-book tells BJP cadres China is a threat

A training book being circulated to Bharatiya Janata Party's cadres tells China is a threat to India, forced religious conversion are on a rise, and claims Maoists are supported by Pakistan.

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.

08 Jun 2018

New York University
This spy-turned-lawyer is fighting CIA, one case at a time

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 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.

02 Jun 2018

5 ways Trump administration favored India

Indians love Donald Trump! Ok, that's untrue, but admittedly we all are intrigued by the man who 'very' often uses the word 'very' even though it's 'very' much not needed.

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.

19 May 2018

How Meghan Markle's life will change after getting married

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 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.

15 May 2018

#SemiFinals2019: Looking back at leaders' gaffes during Karnataka campaign

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 2018

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh to kick-start yatra showcasing "vikas"

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 2018

Narendra Modi
PM Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump: Study

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 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.

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