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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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India elected to UN Human Rights Council with highest votes

India was elected with the highest number of votes by the General Assembly to the influential Human Rights Council on Friday with a pledge to combat intolerance.  India received 188 votes, the highest polled by any of the 18 countries elected in the voting.

UNSC is all about primacy but with little purpose, says India

Warning that the Security Council is becoming a victim of “self-inflicted wounds of diminishing relevance,” India has called for united action to reform it. India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday ridiculed attempts to prevent the reform of the Council,  telling the General Assembly, “We cannot pose as guardians of a status quo that does not exist.”

Gandhi's message relevant to resolving world crises: UNGA president

Mahatma Gandhi's name and image evoke the “concepts of peace, restraint and passivity, even in the face of violence and extremism” as the world faces both challenges and hopes, General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa said on Tuesday.

Maldives tells UN country going through peaceful transfer of power

Maldives is currently going through a peaceful transfer of power to opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who was elected president last month, the nation's Permanent Representative Ali Naseer Mohamed has assured the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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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 . 

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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.

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