Problems best solved outside UN Security Council: India

Solutions to global problems are best found outside the Security Council in forums like the General Assembly that are democratic, inclusive and transparent, India declared on Thursday.

World bends, stretches, twists to mark first International Yoga Day
World bends, stretches, twists to mark first International Yoga Day

Tens of thousands yoga enthusiasts around the world on Sunday took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures in a symbol of universality of the ancient Indian spiritual practice as they marked the maiden International Day of Yoga.

In growing influence, India elected to four international bodies

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has elected India by acclamation to four international bodies recognising its growing global contributions and influence.

India votes in favour of Russian resolution at UN on gay issue

India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff, but the resolution failed to pass in the General Assembly committee after 80 nations opposed it.

World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!
World Water Day 2015: Save every drop of it!

World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. It's also a day to understand the valuable significance of water, discuss and conserve this finite resource in the future. 

UN to commemorate end of World War II

The UN will commemorate in May the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

UN Chief voices supports for fight against anti-Semitism

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced support for the fight against anti-Semitism, saying the world body has as a duty to speak out on this matter and prevent it, a media report said.

UN declares June 21 as International Yoga Day, PM Modi elated
UN declares June 21 as International Yoga Day, PM Modi elated

By acclamation the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Wednesday declared June 21 International Yoga Day, recognising the ancient Indian science's "holistic approach to health and well-being."

India gives qualified nod to Afghan reconciliation moves

India has given a qualified nod to Afghanistan's reconciliation moves towards the Taliban, provided it is “transparent, led by the Afghan government” and respects the nation's Constitution.

Vintage Modi Vs Modi in English – The right choice?

When Narendra Modi started out as the Prime Minister, he was lauded and applauded for showing pride in his mother tongue – he chose Hindi as a medium for diplomatic parleys and major speeches.

UK, France support India as permanent member of UNSC

The UK, France and Nepal have supported India's candidature as a permanent member of a reformed UN Security Council as member nations expressed frustration at the lack of progress on long-pending reforms in the powerful UN body.

North Korea halts UN charm offensive over human rights record

A rare diplomatic charm offensive by North Korea appears to be over after it failed to halt a European and Japanese push for the United Nations General Assembly to support referring the hermit state to the International Criminal Court over allegations of human rights abuses. 

India, Pakistan spar over Kashmir at UNGA
India, Pakistan spar over Kashmir at UNGA

Sparring over Kashmir at the UN General Assembly, India and Pakistan have again exchanged verbal volleys over the issue with the Indian delegate dubbing the remarks of his Pakistani counterpart as "unsolicited comments" that were "factually incorrect".

India against imposing developed nations' norms on aid by developing nations

Aid provided by developing countries to their counterparts cannot be subjected to the same norms set for assistance from developing countries, India told a UN General Assembly committee that deals with economic and financial matters Wednesday.

As Satyarti is praised at UN, India affirms commitment to end child labour

A week after Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for championing the cause of children, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) committee approved a draft resolution strongly condemning violence against children and calling on countries to protect them.

No softening of stand on Sri Lanka: US

The US has said that there has been no softening of its stand on Sri Lanka with regard to the human rights situation in that country, as being reported in a section of the media.

Assad ''has no role'' in any political settlement in Syria: Saudi Finance Minister

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal has reportedly said that in any political settlement in Syria, "President Bashar al-Assad should be out of the picture" as he has no role in it.

Hurriyat welcomes Sharif's raising Kashmir issue in UN

Both factions of Hurriyat Conference on Saturday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on Kashmir in his speech in the United Nations General Assembly.

Areas of resources like sea are becoming issues of conflict: PM Modi

In an apparent reference to the dispute in the South China Sea, which is witnessing increasing flexing of muscles by China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that important areas of resources like sea are becoming issues of conflict.

Bangladesh won't allow soil for extremism: Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter.