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UN finalises global compact aimed at aiding legal migration

The UN has come up with a compact incorporating key provisions for smoother pathways to legal migration and safeguarding migrants that are of particular relevance to India, which has the world's largest migrant population. 

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UN General Assembly must take lead in setting global agenda, says India

The UN General Assembly must take the lead in setting the global agenda and its primacy must be respected, India has affirmed, writes Arul Louis

India calls Pakistan a 'failed state'

Responding to Islamabad's bid to raise the Kashmir issue for a second day on Friday at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, India denounced Pakistan as a “failed state” where terrorists thrive and Osama Bin Laden received protection, and demanded that it bring, writes Arul Louis

At UN, India calls for international backing for Afghanistan peace efforts


India has expressed its support for the Afghanistan government's offer to the Taliban to participate in a peace process without preconditions despite the group's “irreconcilable” nature and called for international backing for Kabul's reconciliation efforts, writes Arul Louis

UN to send envoy to Sri Lanka over communal violence

UN Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman is to visit the Sri Lankan city of Kandy that is at the centre of recent incidents of communal violence between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims and meet religious leaders there this week, according a UN spokesperson.

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Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India

Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect


India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...