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India contributes over $15 mn to India-UN Development Partnership Fund

August 05, 2020 3:40 pm

The tranche of USD 15.46 million includes USD 6 million to the overall fund, in which all the developing countries are eligible for partnership, and USD 9.46 million dedicated to the Commonwealth countries.

UN leaders to meet virtually; Trump might attend in person

July 31, 2020 8:54 am

In past years, thousands of people have flocked to New York for the annual meeting of world leaders at the General Assembly, known as the General Debate.

UN report on ISIS in Karnataka: Home Ministry seeks report on security from top official

July 28, 2020 8:29 am

Speaking to, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “The UN report on ISIS terrorist activities in Karnataka is based on the arrests made by the state police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the past year.”

India's healthcare system ensured one of best Covid recovery rates in the world: PM Modi

July 17, 2020 11:04 pm

The mortality rate in India is much lower compared to many other countries, and also the world average. Globally, the mortality rate of the disease is about 4.3 per cent, while in India, it has dropped to 2.55 per cent now.

PM Modi addresses Highlights: 'In fight against Covid, India extended assistance to 150 countries'

July 17, 2020 10:59 pm

PM Modi Speech Today, PM Narendra Modi Address to UN: PM Modi delivers the keynote address at the High-Level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Number of undernourished people declines in India; obesity in adults on the rise: UN

July 14, 2020 4:13 pm

According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, more Indian adults became obese between 2012-16. The number of adults (18 years and older) who are obese grew from 25.2 million in 2012 to 34.3 million in 2016, growing from 3.1 per cent to 3.9 per cent.

UN approves aid to Syria's rebel area through 1 crossing

July 12, 2020 8:08 am

The vote capped a week of high-stakes rivalry pitting Russia and China against the 13 other council members. An overwhelming majority voted twice to maintain the two crossings from Turkey, but Russia and China vetoed both resolutions.

UN fails for 2nd time to agree on Syria aid from Turkey

July 11, 2020 3:04 pm

Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution backed by the 13 other council members that would have maintained two crossing points from Turkey for six months.

State-sponsored terrorism very challenging issue, could undermine world's stability: Top UN official

July 10, 2020 11:27 am

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov, at a virtual press briefing on Thursday, said that the state-sponsored terrorism is for the member states to discuss.

UN: World could hit 1.5 degree warming threshold in 5 years

July 09, 2020 7:27 pm

The UN weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial average for the first time in the coming five years.


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.