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Five Indians who died serving UN among those honoured

The world organisation has honoured an army lieutenant colonel who died while trying to save a fellow peacekeeper from drowning and four other Indians at a ceremony honouring those who lost their lives while serving it last year

Sri Lanka seeks debt relief to developing countries

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has reiterated calls seeking international lenders to grant debt relief to developing countries

UN experts call for action against China over human rights abuse

United Nations experts have called on the international community to take collective and decisive action to ensure that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime ends violations of its international obligations and human rights of its citizens

UN envoy optimistic about Afghan peace prospects

The top UN envoy for Afghanistan has expressed optimism about the peace prospects in the war-torn country, saying talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban could begin in July

COVID-19 hurts South Asian children: UNICEF

For more than a decade, Dechen Wangmo, 11, from Tsangkhar village in Phongmey, Trashigang has learned to live on whatever little she had

Pakistan 'disappointed' over objection regarding designation of Indians in UN sanctions list

Pakistan on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the non-designation of an Indian national as a terrorist by the United Nations Security Council 1267 Sanctions Committee

UN recognition for Kerala in fight against COVID-19

Kerala on Tuesday was among those honoured for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic when the United Nations celebrated the Public Service Day

Situation at Rohingya camps can worsen, UN aid agencies warn

UN and other aid agencies are concerned that the monsoon will exacerbate the already dire situation in the Rohingya camps where almost 860,000 refugees live in crammed accommodations, many of which are located in hazardous terrain

UNAMA chief meets Taliban co-founder, urges ‘just peace’ in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), met Taliban’s second man and head of the group’s political office in Qatar

UN adopts resolution asking Myanmar to take back Rohingya from Bangladesh

The United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHCR has adopted a resolution urging the repatriation of the Rohingya people in Myanmar

Pakistan’s local governments disconnected from citizens: UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that local governments around the world are at the forefront of the current COVID-19 crisis, but in Pakistan these institutions are to an extent disconnected from its citizens and “saddled with a governance style which is top down, reactive and authoritative”

Afghan UN mission concerned over attacks on healthcare workers

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed concerns over the recent attacks on healthcare personnel and facilities, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Stop killing civilians; Afghan warring sides told

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his deep frustration over intensification of violence that inflicted casualties on civilians since March of 2020 in Afghanistan

UN agencies commit USD 1.17M in support to Bhutan

United Nations agencies in Bhutan have committed USD 1.17 million (M) to support the government in addressing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic

India elected to UN Security Council with overwhelming majority

India has been elected to the United Nations Security Council with an overwhelming majority of 184 votes running on a platform of fighting terrorism and promoting the ethos of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" -- the world is one family

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51 years of bank nationalization in India: Crying need for a better corporate work culture

Bank nationalization in India happened 51 years back, part of the measures undertaken by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to bring in a socialist economy

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Taj Mahal not to reopen, for now

The Agra district administration has decided not to reopen the world-famous Taj Mahal to visitors as yet