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UN Secretary-General welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka

UN chief Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and called on all the political actors to resolve all outstanding differences in the interest of people of the country.

19 Dec 2018

Belgian PM Charles Michel announces resignation over UN migration pact

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has announced his resignation, less than two weeks after his main coalition partner quit in a row over migration, leaving him leading a minority government.

18 Dec 2018

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted, by a wide majority, a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements but without the support of the United States and Hungary.

14 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia
Yemen deal 'will help bring back security': Saudi-envoy to US

Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks yesterday, which includes a ceasefire in the vital port of Hodeida, Riyadh's US ambassador Khalid bin Salman said.

12 Dec 2018

Attempts being made to dilute CBDR-principle: India at UN climate-talks

India and other developing countries complained at the UN Climate talks in Poland that attempts were being made to do away with the Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) principle that states that all nations are responsible for addressing the climate change.

12 Dec 2018

West Bengal
West Bengal government committed to good health of all: Mamata

The West Bengal government is committed to the welfare of its people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted today.

11 Dec 2018

Antonio Guterres
Trillions of dollars paid in bribes every year: UN Secretary-General

Trillions of dollars, equivalent to more than 5% of global GDP, are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.

10 Dec 2018

Medha Patkar
Hundreds gather at Parliament street to celebrate Human Rights Day

Hundreds of people from across the country, including prominent activists like Medha Patkar and Shabnam Hashmi, gathered at Parliament Street in central Delhi to celebrate the International Human Rights Day (HRD) today.

08 Dec 2018

Dozen killed, including six hostages, in foiled Brazil bank assaults

Twelve people, including six hostages, were killed in northeast Brazil yesterday after police foiled a gang of armed robbers staging a simultaneous predawn assault on two banks in Milagres, a municipality in the state of Ceará, the officials said.

07 Dec 2018

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution over Hamas activities

India abstained from voting on a US-sponsored UN General Assembly draft resolution that would have condemned, for the first time, the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza.

07 Dec 2018

Antonio Guterres
UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UN chief Antonio Guterres has lauded the "essential" role played by Indian reformer Hansa Jivraj Mehta in shaping the landmark document on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensuring it contains a more gender-sensitive language.

07 Dec 2018

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, and sustainable development sectors.

03 Dec 2018

West Bengal
WB government scheme to benefit 2L differently abled: Mamata

A scheme launched by the West Bengal government earlier this year will benefit around two lakh differently abled people, CM Mamata Banerjee said today.

02 Dec 2018

Donald Trump
Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned yesterday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe," as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.

29 Nov 2018

Imran Khan: Not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish

A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, he has said that it is not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish on its soil.

28 Nov 2018

#DomesticViolence: Home is most unsafe place for women, says UN

A disturbing report released by the United Nations says out of the total number of women killed around the world last year, 58% were murdered by their family members or intimate partners for dowry and/or 'honor-related' matters.

27 Nov 2018

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is one of the most coveted Civil Services in India just like other premier ones like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

21 Nov 2018

UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns

UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned yesterday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.

20 Nov 2018

India, 15 African countries see 80% of world's malaria-cases: WHO

India and 15 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for almost 80% of the malaria cases reported globally last year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report.

19 Nov 2018

Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16 this year, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis describing him as a multi-faceted personality who believed in uniting minds.

19 Nov 2018

West Bengal
#WorldToiletDay: Mamata asks people to eradicate the menace of open-defecation

On the occasion of World Toilet Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked people to eradicate the menace of open defecation.

16 Nov 2018

India gives a call for 'rejuvenating, revitalizing UNGA'

The United Nations (UN) member states have become "guardians of the status quo" due to their inaction and inertia in the face of stark global challenges like terrorism and climate change, said India at UN yesterday.

15 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
Kashmir belongs to Pakistan: Shahid Afridi after his 'four-province' comment

Criticizing Indian media for misreporting, former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi in a tweet said Kashmir belonged to his country, and he was passionate about it as his fellow countrymen.

14 Nov 2018

Pakistan News
Afridi: Pakistan can't handle four provinces, doesn't need Kashmir

On Wednesday, former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi sparked a new controversy with a comment on Kashmir.

13 Nov 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

11 Nov 2018

Sri Lanka
UN expresses concern over Lankan President's decision to dissolve Parliament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democratic processes and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law.

07 Nov 2018

#HappyDiwali: India thanks UN for releasing special Diwali stamp set

On Wednesday, India thanked the United Nations (UN) Postal Administration for special stamps it had issued earlier to commemorate Diwali.

03 Nov 2018

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

On "The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists", marked annually on November 2, the UN Chief, Antonio Guterres said the killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is "outrageous" and should not become the "new normal".

31 Oct 2018

South Africa
Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres

On the occasion of 'World Cities Day', celebrated annually on October 31, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that about 1.4mn people move to cities every week around the world and warned such rapid urbanization can contribute to increased risks from natural and human-made disasters.

20 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi
#AmritsarTrainTragedy: UN chief Guterres, Canada's Trudeau condole death of victims

United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, has expressed his deepest condolences to the families and friends of over 60 people who died in a train accident in Amritsar, Punjab terming the incident as "tragic".

19 Oct 2018

Global Warming
#ClimateChange: The clock is ticking; can we change our ways?

About two weeks back, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report warning humanity of run-away climate change and cataclysmic consequences in the absence of 'unprecedented' changes to the world economy in the next 10 years.

16 Oct 2018

India to partner with developing countries to achieve SDGs

India will continue to partner fellow developing countries in a spirit of South-South cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi said at the United Nations.

16 Oct 2018

West Bengal
WB govt extends food security to 8.5cr people: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government has ensured food security to more than 8.5cr people of the state under 'Khadya Sathi' scheme, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today.

16 Oct 2018

UN says 3 million Afghans in 'urgent' need of food

At least three million Afghans are in "urgent" need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned yesterday, as the war-torn country battles the worst drought in living memory.

16 Oct 2018

India attracted $22bn of FDI in first-half of 2018: UN

India attracted $22 billion of FDI (foreign direct investment) flows in the first half of 2018, according to a UN report.

16 Oct 2018

UN Chief saddened over destruction caused by Cyclone Titli

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness over the loss of lives and destruction caused in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh due to landslides and flooding following Cyclone Titli.

13 Oct 2018

Missing Saudi journalist Khashoggi's Apple watch recorded his death: Report

A Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday morning that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch.

13 Oct 2018

India appointed to UN Human Rights Council; gets most votes

On Friday, India secured its place in the UN Human Rights Council, receiving the maximum number of votes by the General Assembly among all the countries vying for the spot.

12 Oct 2018

There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment: UN official

There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment against journalists and other media persons, a spokesperson for President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said.

11 Oct 2018

US urges Bangladesh to revise its new Digital Security Act

The US has urged Bangladesh to revise its controversial new law that puts restrictions on the media and bring it into conformity with the country's international commitments on human rights and political freedom.

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