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UN reacts to 'horrific' Kathua incident, expresses hope for justice

UN reacts to 'horrific' Kathua incident, expresses hope for justice

The girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community disappeared near her house on January 10 and a week later, her body was found in the same area. 

Apr 14, 2018, 15:00 PM IST
Shahid Afridi tweets twice on Kashmir, gets hit for six by Gautam Gambhir

Shahid Afridi tweets twice on Kashmir, gets hit for six by Gautam Gambhir

Afridi retired from international cricket in 2017 and played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 98 T20Is for Pakistan. 

Apr 04, 2018, 00:42 AM IST
UN in his retarded dictionary means under nineteen: Gautam Gambhir trolls Shahid Afridi over Kashmir

UN in his retarded dictionary means under nineteen: Gautam Gambhir trolls Shahid Afridi over Kashmir

Shahid Afridi on Tuesday raked up the 'Kashmir issue' and pitched for 'self-determination and independence' of the Valley.

Apr 03, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Twitterati reminds Shahid Afridi of Balochistan, trolls him over Kashmir

Twitterati reminds Shahid Afridi of Balochistan, trolls him over Kashmir

Shahid Afridi retired from international cricket in 2017 and played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 98 T20Is for Pakistan.

Apr 03, 2018, 17:08 PM IST
Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi rakes up 'Kashmir issue', pitches for 'self-determination'

Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi rakes up 'Kashmir issue', pitches for 'self-determination'

Afridi, who retired from international cricket in 2017, played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 98 T20Is for Pakistan. He also led his country in the ICC World Cup 2011.

Apr 03, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
International Day Of Happiness: Things you can do to stay happy

International Day Of Happiness: Things you can do to stay happy

Since 2013, March 20 marks the International Day of Happiness, started by the United Nations to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

Mar 19, 2018, 17:16 PM IST
How happy are Indians? World Happiness Index puts India behind Pakistan, China

How happy are Indians? World Happiness Index puts India behind Pakistan, China

India slipped 11 places from last year and is far behind all of its SAARC neighbours barring war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Mar 15, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has vowed to toughen the UN response to allegations of misbehavior by peacekeepers and UN personnel whose mission is to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones.

Mar 14, 2018, 06:53 AM IST
UN highlights Facebook's role in spread of Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

UN highlights Facebook's role in spread of Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

It has been alleged by UN human rights experts that Facebook was used to spread communal hatred and to promote hate speeches directed against Rohingya Muslims.

Mar 13, 2018, 07:55 AM IST
Irreconcilable guns need to be silenced in Afghanistan: India tell UNSC

Irreconcilable guns need to be silenced in Afghanistan: India tell UNSC

Akbaruddin said it should be clear to the armed opposition that there would be no tolerance for those who continue violence. 

Mar 09, 2018, 12:34 PM IST
Climate change impacts women more than men: UN

Climate change impacts women more than men: UN

With dry seasons now becoming longer, women are working harder to feed and care for their families without support. 

Mar 08, 2018, 18:15 PM IST
Baloch activists take their fight against Pakistan to the UN

Baloch activists take their fight against Pakistan to the UN

Balochis have repeatedly accused Pakistani establishment of imposing economic sanctions, committing genocide and neglecting the socio-economic needs of Baloch people and region.

Mar 08, 2018, 09:34 AM IST
Confidential helpline for UN staff on sexual harassment

Confidential helpline for UN staff on sexual harassment

The UN has been in the spotlight for several years over allegations of sexual abuse by its peacekeepers, and there have been complaints by staff of sexual harassment.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

Meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping the global-scale warming to less than two degrees is likely to reduce the area of the globe that experiences greater than threefold increases in the probability of record-setting events.

Feb 14, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
North Korea earned $200 mn from banned exports, sends arms to Syria, Myanmar: UN report

North Korea earned $200 mn from banned exports, sends arms to Syria, Myanmar: UN report

The 15-member council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke funding for Pyongyang`s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Feb 03, 2018, 23:04 PM IST
Venezuela says UN chief 'went too far' in Guyana border dispute

Venezuela says UN chief 'went too far' in Guyana border dispute

Venezuela has been pressing a historic claim to Guyana's Essequibo region, which encompasses two-thirds of the former British colony since US oil giant Exxon Mobil discovered oil in off its coast in 2015.

Feb 01, 2018, 06:35 AM IST
Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue again despite UN's refusal to mediate

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue again despite UN's refusal to mediate

Pakistan brought up the topic during a debate on the volatile situation in the Middle East.

Jan 27, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
UNSC team reaches Pakistan amid pressure from US, India to act against Hafiz Saeed

UNSC team reaches Pakistan amid pressure from US, India to act against Hafiz Saeed

A UN Security Council team has arrived in Pakistan for an assessment of Islamabad's compliance with the world body's sanctions regime, amid mounting global pressure on the country to act against Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and entities linked to him.

Jan 25, 2018, 12:02 PM IST
UN urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations without safeguards

UN urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations without safeguards

The UN refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar.

Jan 23, 2018, 16:18 PM IST
No mediation on Kashmir unless both parties agree: UN chief

No mediation on Kashmir unless both parties agree: UN chief

UN chief Antonio Guterres has ruled out any mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue unless all parties agree to it and asked India and Pakistan to address their outstanding issues through talks amidst heightened tensions along the border.

Jan 23, 2018, 15:20 PM IST