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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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Rohingya children facing danger of becoming 'lost generation'

The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has warned that the children from the Rohingya Muslim minority are facing the danger of becoming a "lost generation".

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.

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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 ...