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India’s ranking on human development is a reminder that the state is shrinking where it must not.


UN calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ as Israel presses blistering attack on Gaza, toll rises to 535

The deaths across Gaza today pushed the Palestinian toll to at least 535 in 14 days of fighting.


UN: Nations hide rise in private digital snooping

It warns that mass surveillance is becoming “a dangerous habit rather than an exceptional measure.”


Palestinians draft UN resolution urging cease-fire

The Palestinians began talks on the resolution after an emergency meeting of the council on Thursday.


Israeli strikes on Palestinian could breach laws of war: UN

UN said targeting homes was a violation unless the buildings were being used for military purposes.


UN: More than 2,400 killed in Iraq in June

The figures exclude deaths in embattled Anbar province, which is largely controlled by Sunni militants.


UN chief slams killing of Israeli teens

The three Israeli teenagers were abducted on June 12 in the West Bank.

66 per cent of India still relies on dung-based fuel to cook: UN

The 2011 population census of India estimates the number of rural households at 167.8 million.


UN Security Council slaps sanctions on Boko Haram leader

Boko Haram, whose name means ‘Western education is a sin’, has been carrying out deadly attacks in Nigeria.


Won’t treat Afghan govt on par with Taliban, India tells UN

Reconciliation process must remain ‘Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled’ while respecting the ‘agreed red lines’.


Plastic waste causes USD 13 bln damage to marine ecosystem: UN

Overall natural capital cost in the consumer goods sector each year is USD 75 billion, says UN report.


Indian govt’s initiative ‘Mobile Seva’ wins UN award

The Vision of Mobile Seva is to mainstream mobile governance in India.


Indian scientist elected to UN entity on ocean affairs

He secured support of all the 111 members present and voting. His term in the CLCS will be till June 15, 2017.


Party Shenanigans

Stefan Engblom, one half of EDM duo Dada Life, says their shows are like birthday parties for ‘big children’.

Breaking Down News: Lame Excuses

Political parties are yet to understand that personal security has become a zero-tolerance issue.