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  • India regrets UN rights chief’s remarks on Kashmir

    Madam High Commissioner, there is no denying that these are challenging times including for this body. It is important, therefore, that human rights issues are addressed constructively with respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity in a transparent and credible manner.    Rajiv Chander, Indian envoy .

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    Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills 32, 132 injured in attack on protestors

    Afghanistan: At least 32 people have been killed and around 130 wounded in a suicide attack on a gathering of protestors in eastern Afghanistan. A suicide bomber is believed to have targeted a group of men who demanded the dismissal of a local police commander in the country’s Achin district, Al Jazeera quoted the governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani. However, the reason for the demonstration against the police chief was not immediately clear.

  • Pak undermines India’s territorial integrity through terror, UN told

    United Nations : Pakistan’s focus for decades has been to undermine India’s territorial integrity through the “explicit use of terrorism” as a state policy, New Delhi said in a stern response after Islamabad raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN.

  • Shashi Tharoor was offered to make his Bollywood debut with Salman Khan; read to know why he turned it down

    Shashi Tharoor revealed that he was offered a role in a movie with Salman Khan. Talking on a show Social Media Star with Janice Sequeira, Tharoor said, “One amusing offer (came to me) for a bit part in a Salman Khan starrer from a rather famous director. I can always cherish these moments. It was to play the role of an Indian foreign minister in a sequence and the advice I was

  • Muslim identity at risk in China

    There are media reports of former inmates, most of whom are Uighurs, being forc­ed to eat pork and drink alcohol, which are forbidden to Muslims, as well as reports of torture and death. The Atlantic

  • Indian to hold key UN agency post

    United Nations: UN Secretary General António Guterres has appointed veteran Indian development economist and UN official Satya S Tripathi as Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • Former UN Secy-Gen Kofi Annan dies

    Geneva : Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.

  • Atal, 1st leader to address UN in Hindi

    I am a newcomer to the United Nations, but India is not, having been associated actively with the Organisation from its very inception , AB Vajpayee, FM, 1977.

  • Atal, first Indian leader to address UNGA in Hindi

    United Nations : Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first External Affairs Minister to deliver a speech in Hindi at the UN General Assembly, effectively raised India’s stand on key issues like nuclear disarmament, state-sponsored terrorism and reforms at the world body.

  • Anupam Kher hoists India’s National flag at UN Headquarters in New York; see pic

    Anupam Kher is currently stationed in the USA for the extensive shoot schedule of his highly-anticipated NBC’s series, ‘New Amsterdam’. During the same, he received an invite from the authorities of United Nations Headquarters to hoist the Indian National flag as the Chief Guest on the eve of India’s Independence Day.

  • China holding 1 mn Uighurs in mass detention camps: UN

    Geneva : A United Nations human rights panel expressed grave concerns that there were credible reports that China is holding a million Uighur Muslims in mass detention camps in Xinjiang province.

  • India to ask Pak details of Jaish terrorist

    India plans to invoke a 32-yr-old Commonwealth pact to seek details of the the 2018 Sunjawan Army camp terror attack mastermind Mufti Waqas,

  • North Korea has not stopped N-progs: UN

    United Nations : North Korea has pressed ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes and continues to evade UN sanctions through increased illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea, a UN report said on Friday.

  • Mark Ganesh Chaturthi minus plastic: Dia Mirza

    Mumbai: For Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, which fall in September, actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza want people to shun plastic. Dia on Tuesday tweeted a message for leaders in Mumbai to contribute a bit by eradicating the use of plastics in pandals.

  • IMF trims India’s GDP growth forecast on higher oil prices

    United Nations : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India’s growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain its top spot in the global growth league.