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India calls out the West, says food grains shouldn't go the way of Covid vaccines

May 19, 2022 7:46 am

The UN meeting came just days after India's last Friday decision to ban wheat exports in a bid to check high prices amid shortage of wheat due to scorching heatwave.

In $60-million UN scandal, a $2.5-million housing investment in Goa — and no house to show for it

May 16, 2022 3:48 pm

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), which deals with operational projects, had entrusted the entire sum to a single British businessman and now faces $22 million in bad debts, as per a New York Times Report earlier this month.

Digital University Kerala partners with UN, WHO on disaster preparedness

May 11, 2022 9:36 am

The workshop, which commences on May 16 and concludes on May 27, aims to address the lack of understanding and absence of requisite skills that hinder the broad application of digital technologies in combating disasters.

Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

May 08, 2022 2:06 pm

The decree says that women should leave the home only when necessary, and that male relatives would face punishment — starting with a summons and escalating up to court hearings and jail time — for women's dress code violations.

A pot of UN money, risk-taking officials, a sea of questions

May 08, 2022 12:42 pm

Although UN auditors said the man’s businesses defaulted on more than $22 million in loans — all money meant to aid the developing world — the agency, the UN Office for Project Services, said in a statement last month that “funds are at risk, but to date, no funds have been lost.”

UNSC dilutes statement on Ukraine, opens window

May 08, 2022 7:07 am

The short UN Security Council statement expresses "strong support" for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine "dispute."

THE Impact Rankings 2022: India fourth best-represented nation, 8 varsities in top 300

April 29, 2022 8:42 am

At least 64 universities from the country featured in the rankings making India the fourth best-represented country. As many as eight universities from India made it into the top 300 list globally.

UN chief and Russia's Putin agree on key Ukraine evacuation

April 27, 2022 12:21 pm

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Russian leader and UN chief on Tuesday discussed "proposals for humanitarian assistance and evacuation of civilians from conflict zones, namely in relation to the situation in Mariupol".

Weary of many disasters? UN says worse to come

April 26, 2022 3:35 pm

If current trends continue the world will go from around 400 disasters per year in 2015 to an onslaught of about 560 catastrophes a year by 2030, a United Nations report issued Monday said

UN failed to prevent Russia’s aggression. Yet, it can’t be written off

April 19, 2022 9:10 am

Shashi Tharoor, E D Mathew write: The international body’s stature has been diminished by its inability to hold superpowers to account and stop wars. But its record in peace-keeping, delivering humanitarian relief is formidable


With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars


Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and sons perform at the 73rd UN Day concert

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Along with him were his sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash and the Refugee Orchestra Project conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya. They were performing at the 73rd United Nations day concert held on Wednesday in New York. This year's theme was

Intl. community should pressurise Pak to arrest Azhar: Defence experts

February 26, 2016 10:23 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Defence expert Qamar Agha on Friday said the international community should pressurise Pakistan to handover terrorist Masood Azhar to India. Another Defence expert Raj Kadyan, echoing similar sentiments, asserted that the United Nations (UN) should put sanctions against Pakistan for not giving away Azhar. Earlier, India's move to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was banned by the UN, which was later scuttled by China.

UN delegation meets Madheshi protestors to check human rights violation

January 17, 2016 9:08 am

Nepal, Jan 17 (ANI): Since the promulgation of the new constitution in Nepal last year, the Madheshi community has been protesting as their “interests have been neglected”. The United Nations delegation visited the border area near India’s Raxaul district and met agitating protestors. The protestors claimed that not only their demands have been suppressed, but they have also been tortured by the Nepal administration. Talks between the government and the Madheshi community have not yielded any results. The protestors rejected government's plan, saying it did not meet their demands to offer adequate national representation.