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Pakistan has the highest fertility rate in South Asia

There is stark contrast between the fertility rates of the three largest Hindi-speaking states and six non-Hindi-speaking states even as India is nearing the population replacement level of fertility, a UN report shows.

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India calls for UNSC sanctions against terrorists guilty of sexual violence

India has asked the Security Council to impose sanctions against terrorists involved in sexual violence in armed conflicts after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had reported a huge increase in such brutalities.

Amjad Ali Khan's concert a tribute to Gandhi: UN chief

With his vision of music transcending nations and religions, sarod Virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan lifted the General Assembly chamber from a venue of confrontations to an arena of peace and non-violence as he performed the UN Day Concert.

Invest India wins top UN award for promoting renewable energy investment

Invest India has received the top UN Investment Promotion Award in recognition of its efforts to boost investments in the renewable energy sector in India.

UN orders withdrawal of Lankan peacekeeper from Mali

The commander of the Sri Lankan contingent in the UN peacekeeping operations in Mali has been ordered back home after a review of his human rights record, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.


Iran, India discuss trade cooperation under US sanctions

India and Iran discussed ways of continuing biliateral trade under reimposed US sanctions, Eghtesad Online news website reported.