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Work with young people, YouTube sensation Lilly Singh tells UN

At a UN forum where often ageing politicians and diplomats hold forth on global issues, the young YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, a Canadian of Indian origin, took the stage to remind them that the future belonged to youth and that they have the key to solving the world's problems.

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India regrets Kashmir issue being raised at UN Human Rights Council

India has expressed regret that the Kashmir issue is being raised at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) after mentions of it by Michelle Bachelet, the new UN Human Rights High Commissioner, and by Pakistan at its current session.

At UN forum, India talks of 'culture of peace' as Pakistan rakes up Kashmir

India has brushed aside Pakistan's latest attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at a UN forum and instead took the high road with an appeal for “good neighbourliness and a respect for other states.”

India counters Pakistan bid to raise Kashmir at UN

While countering Pakistan's latest attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the Security Council, India has said that it hopes the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan would work constructively to build the region and free it from the scourge of terrorism.

Indian appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General; will head NY environment office

Development and environment expert Satya S. Tripathi has been appointed an assistant Secretary-General and will head the UN Environment Programme's New York office.

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  Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.


Fitch raises India's FY19 GDP growth forecast to 7.8%

US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that ...