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Rahul Gandhi disqualified from Lok Sabha after court conviction over Modi surname remark | India working to end TB by 2025, 5 yrs ahead of global goal: PM Modi | PM Modi, ITU chief discuss leveraging digital tech for sustainable planet | Opposition parties move Supreme Court against Centre's 'misuse of probe agencies' | Parliament: Lok Sabha adjourned amid Opposition ruckus

Deadly Syria earthquake provides chance to move forward: UN envoy

Renewed diplomatic attention on Syria, and the suffering of its people following the recent deadly earthquake, create new obligations and opportunities to forge lasting peace, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Thursday.

Climate change making Earth ‘uninhabitable’ Guterres warns

New York: Humanity is facing a “difficult truth” the UN chief said just ahead of World Meteorological Day, marked on Thursday – the damage already being caused by climate change is “making our planet uninhabitable.”

Guterres warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of a world without glaciers

New York: Glaciers are “critical to all life on Earth”, the UN chief reminded the UN 2023 Water Conference on Wednesday, warning that unless the rise in sea level due to global warming is reversed, “the consequences will be catastrophic.”

UN Water Conference: More investment crucial to access water, sanitation, hygiene for all

New York: Marking the most significant global conference on water in five decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called on all nations to invest in better access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for all.

Pakistan: Nine die, 44 jurt as earthquake rocks KP

Islamabad: At least nine people died and 44 others were injured as a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan on Tuesday as the epicentre of the quake was located in Afghanistan, media reports said.

Extreme weather: UN global early warning initiative ‘fast-tracked into action’

New York: A global initiative launched by the UN Secretary-General to ensure that all countries are protected by early warning systems, by 2027, is being fast-tracked into action on the ground, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

Pakistan: 10 million deprived of safe drinking water in flood-affected areas

New York: Six months after catastrophic floods struck Pakistan, more than 10 million people, including children, still lack access to safe drinking water, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

UN underlines commitment to support communities affected by Syria-Turkiye earthquakes

New York: The head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has underlined on Monday the importance of addressing immediate humanitarian needs in earthquake-affected Syria and Türkiye, and efforts to promote recovery.

UN ramps up aid as millions affected in cyclone Freddy’s wake

UN agencies on Monday were scrambling to reach millions affected by the deadly tropical cyclone Freddy, which has worsened cholera outbreaks in Malawi and Mozambique as communities recover from devastating damages caused by storms, massive flooding, and mudslides.

A liveable future for all is possible, if we take urgent climate action: flagship UN report

New York: A major UN “report of reports” from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), outlines the many options that can be taken now, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change.

Odisha: Crocodile attacks woman in coastal Kendrapara, dies

Kendrapara: In the latest man-reptile conflict, a 45-year-old woman lost her life when a crocodile attacked her while she was fishing in a creek on Saturday.

Embrace green tech revolution or risk falling behind, new UN report warns

New York: Many developing countries may miss out on the benefits of the “green tech” revolution unless governments and the international community take decisive action now, the head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday, releasing its latest report.

UN steps up support to Malawi following deadly cyclone

New York: The UN and partners are ramping up support to Malawi in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which killed 190 people this week and injured dozens more, prompting the Government to declare a state of disaster.

Hyderabad’s Svaya Robotics develops quadruped robot and exoskeleton for defence sector

Hyderabad/IBNS: Hyderabad-based Svaya Robotics in collaboration with DRDO Labs -Research and Development Establishment, Pune (RDE) and Defense Bio-engineering Electro Medial Laboratory, Bangalore (DEBEL), have developed India’s first quadruped robot and the exo-skeleton, both technology demonstrators.

ISRO to launch 2nd batch of One Web's 36 satellites using LVM-3 on Mar 26

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to launch 36 satellites for UK-based OneWeb from the Sriharikota spaceport On March 26, at 9.00 a.m.