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"Love Sonia" all set to go to United Nations

After winning the heart of audiences in London, Melbourne & India, "Love Sonia" is all set for a special screening at the United Nations in New York on October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child.

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Former Chilean president nominated as UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has nominated former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to succeed the controversial Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  India had accused Zeid of being biased after he had issued a report on human rights violations in Kashmir and called for a Council investigation.

UN chief expresses support for Pakistan Election Commission

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed support for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) amid allegations from two of the major parties that the polls were rigged.

The UN's grand SDR plan won't be achieved without the grassroots

This week in New York, the United Nations' grandly-titled High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is reaching a crescendo.

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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For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan

  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 ...