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Taal Thok Ke: Pakistan trying to disrupt Kashmir peace? Watch special debate

In this segment of Taal Thok Ke, we bring to you panel discussion on concurrent issue. In today's debate, we ask: Pakistan trying to disrupt Kashmir peace? Watch special debate. #AtankParLautaPakistan #TaalThokKe

Aug 17, 2019, 18:36 PM IST

Watch: Syed Akbaruddin calmly shuts down Pakistani journalists, video goes viral

A Pakistani journalist had raised questions about India’s stand of not initiating dialogue with the neighbouring country unless it puts an end to terrorism.

Aug 17, 2019, 14:02 PM IST

UN diplomats from across the world pay tribute to late Sushma Swaraj

Diplomats of about 50 countries at the United Nations (UN) have written condolence messages in a tribute to former external affairs minister late Sushma Swaraj, who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday.

Aug 10, 2019, 12:26 PM IST

5W1H: Time for Pakistan to accept reality and stop meddling in India's internal affairs, says MEA

The Narendra Modi Government on Friday asked Pakistan to stop meddling in the internal matters of the country and urged it to reconsider its decision to suspend the Samjhauta and Thar Express train services between the two countries over New Delhi's recent move to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Aug 09, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

Eat less meat, reduce food waste and you'll help save Earth: UN

Food waste and meat consumption are big contributors to global warming, with food waste producing between 8% and 10% and livestock 14.5 per cent of global emissions, according to the World Wildlife Fund. 

Aug 09, 2019, 08:09 AM IST

Tribute film to Rituparno Ghosh gets UN backing

A tribute film to the late acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh has evinced interest of the United Nations.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:16 PM IST

World not doing enough about climate change: UN

The natural environment is deteriorating at an alarming rate: sea levels are rising; ocean acidification is accelerating; the last four years have been the warmest on record; one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction, and land degradation continues unchecked.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

In big diplomatic win for India, 55 Asia-Pacific countries endorse bid for non-permanent UNSC seat

India has been a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council on seven occasions in the past several decades.

Jun 26, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

Special arrangements for 5th International Yoga Day in Ranchi, Jharkhand

- Preparations are in full swing in Ranchi to host the International Yoga Day 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga with thousands of yoga enthusiast at Prabhat Tara Ground as part of the celebration on 21st June. Watch to know more about the special arrangements made for IYD 2019.

Jun 19, 2019, 19:26 PM IST

Minister Iswaran to lead yoga celebration in Singapore

The session will be across 130 centres during the celebration between June 15 and 25. The venues include iconic places like Gardens by the Bay, Marina Barrage, as well as community centres spread across the city-state.

Jun 13, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

Indian peacekeepers in Congo garner appreciation for their professionalism

India is the second largest troop contributor to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), with 2,624 peacekeepers and 274 police personnel deployed as of March 2019. 

Jun 11, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres praises India's commitment to South: South cooperation

The Fund was established in June 2017 to work with developing countries by providing assistance to projects that aim to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as per their request. It is a dedicated facility within the UN Fund for South-South Cooperation. 

Jun 07, 2019, 12:56 PM IST

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffering from 'psychological torture': UN rights expert

Assange was too ill on Thursday to appear via video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer Gareth Peirce told Reuters.

May 31, 2019, 14:33 PM IST

Developing nations need focus on water research: UN

Two new papers from the university's Canada-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health on Wednesday called for reducing this 'alarming' imbalance between resources and need, which impedes the search for solutions to crucial water challenges.
 

May 30, 2019, 10:42 AM IST

North Korea dubs Bolton's comments ''inordinately ignorant'' - KCNA

A statement issued by state news agency KCNA quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying that giving up missile tests would mean giving up the right to self defence.

May 27, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

US sees Pakistan-based LeT threat to it in Afghanistan: Pentagon report

The LeT designated a global terror organisation by the US and the UN was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people.

May 24, 2019, 14:13 PM IST

India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to United Nations peacekeeping contributing countries

India underlined that recurrent delays in payments have turned the Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) as "de facto financers" of UN peacekeeping.

May 18, 2019, 10:39 AM IST

Masood Azhar listed as global terrorist: Congress finds flaws yet rushes to take credit

Congress sees Masood Azhar being designated as a global terrorist by the UN as a belated move even as P Chidambaram says the process was started by the UPA government.

May 02, 2019, 07:31 AM IST

Masood Azhar designated as global terrorist: How under-pressure Pakistan reacted

While Pakistan has said it would enforce sanctions, the country also took needless potshots at India despite sheltering and supporting a notorious terrorist on its soil for years.

May 02, 2019, 06:07 AM IST

Pakistan likely to detain Masood Azhar if he is listed as global terrorist on Wednesday

China is likely to release its technical hold at the UN, paving the way for Masood Azhar - responsible for Mumbai and Pulwama attacks, among others - to be declared a global terrorist.

May 01, 2019, 10:03 AM IST