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At UNHRC, India slams Pakistan on terror, says 'monster now devouring its own creator'

June 18, 2020 2:53 pm

“Pakistan has created terrorist outfits against India. This monster is now devouring its own creator.”

UN chief says Trump travel ban should be 'removed sooner rather than later'

February 01, 2017 10:32 pm

"This is not the way to best protect the U.S. or any other country in relation to the serious concerns that exist about possible terrorist infiltration," Guterres said to reporters.

India's economy projected to grow by 7.7 per cent in FY 2017: UN report

January 17, 2017 9:34 pm

The report said India has positioned itself as the most dynamic emerging economy among the largest countries and is expected to remain the fastest growing on the back of robust private consumption and significant domestic reforms.

UN welcomes US decision to ease sanctions on Sudan

January 15, 2017 12:15 pm

Barack Obama issued a decision cancelling two executive orders imposing economic sanctions on Sudan

China's double standards are self-defeating events to recite: M J Akbar on Masood Azhar

January 04, 2017 6:09 pm

"14 out of 15 UNSC members want action against Masood Azhar. There is 1 hold out," said Akbar.

Ban Ki-moon regrets world body's role in Haiti cholera outbreak, says sorry

December 02, 2016 7:55 am

Ban Ki-moon acknowledged that the outbreak was "a blemish on the reputation of UN peacekeeping."

If marginalised, Arab youth can become a power of destruction: UN report

November 29, 2016 7:04 pm

The central focus of the report is young people in the Arab region. It sheds light on them and argues that they're not a problem or a burden on development, rather a key resource for resolving the problems afflicting the region.

UN human rights experts ask India to repeal law curbing NGO funding

June 17, 2016 2:25 pm

The experts' call comes as India's Ministry of Home Affairs suspended earlier in June for six months the registration of the non-governmental organisation Lawyers Collective, under the FCRA.

Israel to chair a UN committee for the first time, triggers protests from Arab countries, Palestinians

June 14, 2016 7:33 am

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon won the chair of the legal affairs committee of the General Assembly on Monday.

India calls for flexibilities in Intellectual Property Rights to combat AIDS

June 10, 2016 2:37 pm

India will need to front load its investments substantially to almost double the number of people on ARV treatment in less than five years, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda said at UNGA.


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

June 18, 2020 2:32 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.