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India criticises UN for inaction on drug trade in Afghanistan


India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan's neighbour.

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UN monitoring Kerala flood situation, Guterres “saddened” by toll

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods and the world organisation is following the situation very closely, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

'Al-Qaida has low capability and popularity in India'

The Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is looking to carry out opportunistic attacks but has low operational capability in India, according to a UN report.

UNGA President-Elect, Modi seek stronger action on global challenges

President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the need for stronger UN action on major global challenges including terrorism, UN reform and climate change, according to an official release.

UNGA approves ex-Chilean president as UN human rights chief

In an unanimous vote full of symbolism, the UN General Assembly on Friday approved the appointment of a victim of human rights abuses, Michelle Bachelet, as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Indian cities, states step up climate action plans

At the Global Climate Action Summit, mayors and government functionaries of Indian cities have announced to scale up their actions to combat climate change and to protect people from hazardous climate impacts.


Chinese company bids for monorail in Kathmandu

A Chinese company has submitted the feasibility study report of a proposed monorail in Kathmandu city, taking forward China’s efforts to develop infrastructure in Nepal, as they are seekin...