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Sushma on Pakistan terror nation
Pakistan is terror export factory: Sushma at UN

United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday launched a stinging attack against Pakistan at the UN, saying India had grown as an IT superpower while Pakistan has emerged as a pre-eminent factory for the export of terror in the 70 years of the independence of the two countries. “We are fighting poverty. But […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
39 killed in shooting attack in Congo: UN

Geneva: At least 39 people were killed and 94 injured in a latest shooting attack in Congo on September 15, the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. The UN agency said the attack took place after Congolese soldiers fired live rounds at Burundian protesters in the eastern part of the country, many of whom […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sushma meets Bhutanese PM, Tunisian counterpart

New York: On a day of hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui ahead of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here. “#EAM@UNGA Stregthening (sic) traditionally unique bilateral relations. EAM@SushmaSwaraj meets with Bhutanese PM @tsheringtobgay in New York,” External Affairs […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Nepal to sign Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Kathmandu: Nepal will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons this week during the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said here on Monday. Nepali Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is in-charge of foreign affairs, will ink the treaty on behalf of Nepal, MoFA […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
415,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh: UN

Dhaka: The UN office in Bangladesh on Monday said that around 415,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority community have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last three weeks. Around 3,000 more people had arrived since Sunday, and Monday saw a smaller number of boats carrying Rohingyas travelling to Bangladesh compared to the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
North Korea calls for dissolution of UN Command in Seoul

Pyongyang: North Korea on Saturday called for the dissolution of the United Nations Command in Seoul. The call, made by the National Peace Committee of Korea — the country’s official institution dealing with inter-Korean issues — said that the US brought the UN Command to Seoul in July 1957 in support of South Korea, shortly […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
India contributes $100K to UN Tax Fund

United Nations: India has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to promote the participation of developing countries in a panel dealing with international cooperation in tax matters. Ashish Sinha, a First Secretary in India’s Mission to the UN, handed over the cheque for the UN Tax Fund to Shari Spiegel, chief of the Policy Development […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Remittances by Indians working overseas up by 68.6%: UN

United Nations: Indians working overseas sent home $62.74 billion last year, an increase of 68.6 per cent in the last decade, according to a UN agency. India received the most overseas remittances last year, a report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) issued here on Tuesday said. The money sent by Indians overseas […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Antonio Guterres
UN begins 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has started a 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, with a strong appeal to citizens, governments and leaders worldwide to “put peace first.” Guterres on Wednesday said the International Day, marked annually on September 21, “embodies our shared aspiration to end the needless suffering caused by armed […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
FDIs in India flat in 2016, but prospects bright: UNCTAD

United Nations: Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in India remained almost flat in 2016, but the nation is expected to emerge as one of the top FDI destinations, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The World Investment Report released by the UN agency in Geneva on Wednesday said that FDI rose by […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UN Security Council agrees to blacklist more DPRK individuals

United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to put more individuals and entities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) under its sanction list in response to the country’s repeated ballistic launches. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation council decided to impose travel bans and asset freezes on 14 individuals and […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
world food programme
20 mn Africans on brink of famine: UN agencies

Rome: Twenty million people in four African countries are on the brink of famine, senior staffers at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said. People in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen face an “unprecedented” humanitarian crisis due to a combination of drought and armed conflict with fundamentalist […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Demonetisation did not impede future black money flows: UN report

New Delhi: The Indian government’s demonetisation measures did not impede future black money flows in new denominations, a UN report said on Monday. According to UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017, complementary measures to demonetisation would be required to target all forms of undeclared wealth and assets. “Broader structural reforms […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UN chief following India-Pakistan developments: Official

United Nations: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the recent developments between India and Pakistan and reiterates his call for for dialogue by the nuclear-armed neighbours, Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. He was asked at his daily briefing on Thursday about recent media stories on the risk of a nuclear war between the two countries and if […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UN Technology innovation lab to be set up in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government and UN’s Office of Information and Communication Technology will join hands to set up the country’s first UN Technology Innovation Lab here, it was announced on Wednesday. The Kerala Startup Mission will be spearheading this initiative on behalf of Kerala government and water, sanitation, mobility and agriculture are areas the state […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021