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India-Myanmar exercise for UN peacekeeping

The second India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise IMBEX 2018-1' commenced at Chandimandir military station near Chandigarh on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. 

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India seeks justice for international human-rights law violators

India has called for international efforts to bring to justice those violating international human rights laws and to ensure protection of humanitarian workers in conflict situations.

Six veteran diplomats bestowed Diwali honour at UN

Six veteran international diplomats have been honoured with the Diwali “Power of One Award” for their work at the global organization for “a more perfect, peaceful and secure world for all.” The awards were presented on Tuesday here at an event that also commemorated the issuance of Diwali stamps by the UN Postal Administration in October and by the United States Postal Service in 2016.

Patents by India shot up by 50% in 2017, says UN

The number of patents granted by India shot up by 50 percent percent last year keeping up a trend of steep increases, according to the UN's World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

UN says Afghanistan faces exceptional levels of drought

UN officials and agencies have spoken of exceptional levels of drought in Afghanistan affecting millions of people in the country.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.