India votes against Ukraine-sponsored resolution in the United Nations
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted the Ukraine-sponsored resolution that condemned alleged human rights violations in Crimea. The resolution was supported by 63 countries and 22 opposed it, ET has learnt. In all, 85 abstained on the occasion.
United States take on climate finance to be game changer
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India invested deeply in success of United Nations: Jaishankar
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Warning of famine, United Nations releases $100M to seven countries
A statement overnight said USD 80 million of the money will go to Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen. Another USD 20 million has been set aside for "anticipatory action to fight hunger in Ethiopia," where deadly fighting erupted this month in its rebellious northern Tigray region.
Handful of countries stalling United Nations Security Council reforms: India
“Today’s Security Council is an impaired organ. It has been unable to act with credibility essentially due to its unrepresentative nature. But then, what is happening inside the IGN process, which we seem to be wedded to,” Tirumurti said on Monday.
Afghan National Army receives 429 military vehicles from the United States
In the statement, Deputy Defence Minister Shah Mahmoud Miakhil was quoted as saying that said the military equipment and the vehicles, received on Thursday, will be used to ensure the safety of the people, reports TOLO News.
India’s anti-terror resolution adopted by consensus in United Nations
India, a victim of state-sponsored cross-border terrorism, has been at the forefront in highlighting the serious threat to international peace and security emanating from acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist groups.
How China used veto to block Bangladesh’s entry in United Nations between 1972-74
On 17 September 1974, Bangladesh became a full member of the United Nation as China used veto between 1972-74 to prevent membership. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose birth centenary falls this year, gave a speech in Bengali language at the General Assembly on September 24, 1974.
Jaishankar greets UAE Foreign Minister, citizens on National Day
"Warmest greetings to FM @ABZayed and the Government and people of UAE as they celebrate their National Day. Our recent discussions have strengthened our shared purpose to realise our common interest. Confident that our Strategic Partnership will continue to progress," Jaishankar tweeted.
United Nations defeats Russian resolution promoting women's participation at peace tables
The Russian draft was supported by Russia, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Africa. The countries that abstained were the United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Tunisia.
Pakistan gives United Nations a dossier on India after India submits one on Pakistan
The tit-for-tat moves come ahead of India joining the 15-member council for a two-year term starting Jan. 1, 2021. Pakistan's U.N. Ambassador Munir Akram accused India of violating international law, the U.N. Charter and Security Council resolutions by sponsoring terrorism.
NGT seeks report on plea against illegal operation of automobile unit in Sangrur
"Let the Punjab State PCB furnish a factual and action taken report in the matter. We are not issuing notice to the unit at this stage as we are first obtaining the information from the State PCB about the facts and the action taken in exercise of statutory powers of the State PCB," the bench said.
India calls on UN member states' to condemn attacks on all religions
Bringing the attention to other religions, the Indian diplomat said, "This August body fails to acknowledge the rise of hatred and violence against Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism also."
PM Modi to visit 3 major vaccine making units today
The prime minister will visit Zydus Biotech park Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad, and Serum Institute of India in Pune.
Keeping the keepers of society safe
Social distancing, shutting down of markets and factories due to the pandemic crippled work opportunities for the urban poor. With almost 90% urban workers (mostly in the informal sector) losing their job during the period, average earnings fell dramatically.