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India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”

 

In seven years Indians will cross the 1.44 billion mark and the nation will go on to have a bigger population than China, according to a UN report.

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres acknowledged on June 20 that he was engaged in quiet diplomacy to promote a dialogue on Kashmir between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, but stopped short of saying that he was trying to mediate the dispute.

 

Springing a complete surprise, the BJP on June 19 named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, an lawyer by profession and Dalit by birth and not much known politically, as the ruling NDA's candidate for the July 17 Presidential election.

 

Three years after they went missing, the government has said that 39 Indian construction workers mostly from Punjab, who were taken hostage by the Islamic State militants in Iraq's war-torn Mosul, were alive and "everything possible" was being done to ensure their safe return.

 

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) launched a major effort to break boundaries and coordinate globally the fight against the scourge of terrorism by setting up an office headed by a high-level functionary to coordinate all counter-terrorism efforts.

 

Nawaz Sharif is set to become the first sitting Prime Minister to appear before any investigating agency, when he appears on Thursday before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money-laundering allegations against his family.

 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “vision for a new India” will help create jobs also in the United States, President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in Washington Monday while announcing Modi's White House visit on June 26.

 

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif headed for Saudi Arabia in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East.

 

Declaring the inviolable right of all countries to freedoms of overflights and navigation on high seas, India's Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar has said that seas should not be turned into areas of conflict.

 


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