April 20, 2024 00:15 (IST)
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Ship with Ukrainian grain arrives in Albania

Belgrade/UNI: A vessel loaded with 6,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat arrived in the Albanian port of Durres on Wednesday, as per media reports.

PM Modi asks UN Chief Guterres to bring the attackers of Indian peacekeepers to justice

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged UN Secretary-General António Guterres to expedite the investigations into the recent attack on Indian peacekeepers in Congo.

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and United Nations on a ‘Say Finding Application’ to be used in the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for signing of an agreement between the Government of India and the United Nations on a ‘Way Finding Application’ to be used in the Palais des Nations,  United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

India welcomes UN resolution mentioning Hindi for first time

United Nations/New Delhi: As the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on multilingualism that referred to the Hindi language for the first time, India welcomed the move and said it is imperative that multilingualism at the UN is embraced and that New Delhi will support the UN in achieving this objective.

Ukraine civilian killings deeply disturbing, need independent probe: India at UN

Geneva/IBNS: India on Tuesday condemned the civilian killings in Ukraine's Bucha city and supported the call for an independent investigation.

Demography makes India micro and macro cause for achieving gender equality: Former assistant UN secretary-general Laxmi M Puri

On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Laxmi M Puri, a former assistant secretary-general at the United Nations and ex-deputy executive director of UN Women, spoke on the topic of 'empowering girls for a better tomorrow' during the ongoing Muskaan series of Prabha Khaitan Foundation. In an association with Education for Trust, it was held for students and parents of South City International School, Kolkata amidst the presence of the school's founding-principal, John Bagul. IBNS correspondent Nitin Waghela shares some excerpts

Onus on Pakistan to create atmosphere free of terror for talks: India at UN

United Nations/New Delhi/UNI: India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for its “false and malicious propaganda” against it by using the UN platform and said any meaningful dialogue with Islamabad can take place only in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence.

Situation in Afghanistan very fragile, Taliban should now adhere to commitments made: India at UN

United Nations/UNI: Terming the situation in Afghanistan as “very fragile”, India said that as its immediate neighbour and a friend to the Afghan people, the situation in the country is of direct concern, and stressed that it is important for the Taliban to adhere to its commitments not to allow its territory to be used for terrorist acts.

Drawdown of peacekeeping operations should not be driven by austerity: India at UN

New York/UNI: India has said the drawdown of UN peacekeeping operations should not be driven by the "temptations of austerity" as the costs would be higher if the country were to relapse into the situation that had necessitated the UN intervention.

Former HC judge and chief Lokayukta Shambhu Nath Srivastava joins as Chief of IFUNA

New DelhiI/IBNS: Justice (Retd.) Shambhu Nath Srivastava, a former judge of Allahabad High Court and former chief Lokayukta of Chhattisgarh, has been appointed as the Chairman of Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA).

Terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind:S Jaishankar

New Delhi: India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind.

UN human rights body moves SC over CAA, India calls it an internal matter

New Delhi/IBNS:  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed an intervention in the Supreme Court over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

Chinese UN envoy calls for more cooperation with Damascus to offer Syrians aid

United Nations/Xinhua: China's ambassador to the United Nations (UN) on Friday called on humanitarian organizations to step up their cooperation with the Syrian government to deliver relief after abstaining in a Security Council vote that renewed a mechanism for cross-border aid into the country.

Mamata Banerjee calls for UN referendum on CAA

Kolkata/IBNS: In a surprising statement while protesting against the new controversial citizenship law, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for a United Nations referendum on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

Pakistan taking Chinese help to frame Indians for terror: Reports

New Delhi: Living under the shadow of action by international terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which could place it under the Dark Grey List, a desperate Pakistan is taking the help of its all-weather ally China to counter India by framing Indians for terror, media reports said.