India criticises use of human rights political tool for 'selective shaming'

Taking aim at double standards on human rights, India has criticised its selective invocation as a political tool to go after certain countries.

India opposes unilateral embargoes, joins call to lift Cuba sanctions

India reiterated its unambiguous opposition to unilateral embargoes imposed by countries through their domestic laws as New Delhi voted on Tuesday for a resolution calling for an end to the United States embargo against Cuba.

India has always been at forefront in promoting Palestinian cause: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee, who was on Tuesday conferred with the honorary doctorate by Al-Quds University at a ceremony held in Ramallah, said India's solidarity with the Palestinian people and its principled support to the Palestinian cause is rooted in our own freedom struggle.

Palestine blames Israel for deadlock in peace talks

Israel brought the peace talks to a deadlock by not halting settlements construction, a Palestinian official has said.

Pakistan not in favour of use of proxies against any country: Raheel

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has said that his country was against the use of "proxies" against any country even as India raised the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism at the UN General Assembly.

'Give up terrorism and let’s talk', Sushma Swaraj's reply to Nawaz Sharif at UNGA

External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj on Thursday addressed the United Nations General Assembly and replies to Nawaz Sharif, give up terrorism and let’s talk.

PM Narendra Modi praises Sushma Swaraj for 'excellent' speech at UN General Assembly
PM Narendra Modi praises Sushma Swaraj for 'excellent' speech at UN General Assembly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised External Affairs Sushma Swaraj for her 'excellent' speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday night.

Israel slams Palestinian president's speech at UN assembly

Israel on Wednesday slammed the speech made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), saying it was "deceitful" and "encourages incitement and lawlessness" in the Middle East.

India-Bangladesh enclaves agreement a model for world: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held up the India-Bangladesh agreement on enclaves as an example for the world in solving problems.

My children taught me to practise what I preach, says Kajol
My children taught me to practise what I preach, says Kajol

Actress Kajol, who has been advocating the importance of hygienic environment, thinks government's support is needed for passing on the message of maintaining sanitation standards in the society.

Ukraine leader mocks Russia's call for anti-terrorism coalition

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday derided Russia`s call for the creation of an international anti-terrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back bellicose puppet governments.

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime

French authorities have launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s regime for alleged war crimes, sources said Tuesday, as world powers sparred at the UN over the embattled leader`s fate.

Nigerian president to become oil minister in new Cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari will hold Nigeria`s oil portfolio in his new Cabinet, rather than trust anyone else with the source of most of Nigeria`s revenue, he told Reuters on Tuesday.

Obama, Putin agree militaries to hold talks to avert conflicts in Syria

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Monday to direct their militaries to hold talks to avoid conflict over potential operations in Syria, a US official said.

China's Xi Jinping says to commit 8,000 troops for UN peacekeeping force

China will contribute 8,000 troops for a United Nations peacekeeping standby force, China`s President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, a move that could make it one of the largest players in U.N. peacekeeping efforts.

Iran`s Rouhani says Syrian regime must not be weakened

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday warned that the Syrian government must be allowed to remain in power to prevent the Islamic State group from taking over the country.

PM Modi in Silicon Valley: As it happened on day one

'Digital India' is an enterprise to transform India in a scale unmatched anywhere in the world and it has the potential to make development truly inclusive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while speaking about his ambitious Digital India initiative before a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs. 

G4 countries make strong pitch for change in UNSC, says 'we are legitimate candidates for membership'

India, Japan, Germany and Brazil on Saturday declared themselves as "legitimate" candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a "fixed timeframe", with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately.

PM Modi pitches for India's permanent seat in UNSC, says world's largest democracies must be included
PM Modi pitches for India's permanent seat in UNSC, says world's largest democracies must be included

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted leaders of the G4 nations during a special summit here and pitched for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms while terming it as an urgent task.

PM Narendra Modi to meet G4 leaders in New York, discuss UNSC reforms

On Day 3 of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations General Assembly and met several world leaders on the sidelines of the UNGA Summit.