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India-Myanmar exercise for UN peacekeeping

The second India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise IMBEX 2018-1' commenced at Chandimandir military station near Chandigarh on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. 

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US embargo stopped Indian company from sending medicine to Cuba, UN told

United States embargo on Cuba is preventing Indian companies from sending medicines and development-related equipment to the Caribbean island nation, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Global response to terrorism being thwarted by some, says India

Calling terrorism “the worst form of violation of human rights,” India has decried attempts by some countries to prevent a unified international response to the threat.

US isolated as UN General Assembly votes overwhelmingly against Cuba embargo

President Donald Trump's administration's isolation at the UN because of its strident policies has been highlighted again with a near-unanimous vote by the General Assembly against Washington's economic embargo on Cuba. India joined 189 members who voted on Thursday to urge the US to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.

India attacks unilateral sanctions at UN

Facing the prospects of sanctions from the United States over its deals with Russia and Iran, India has used the annual United Nations General Assembly debate on Washington's economic blockade of Cuba to lash out against unilateral sanctions.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.