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World AIDS Day: Fauci Says Covid Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

Dec 01, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

On World AIDS Day, Anthony Fauci told the U.N. General Assembly that tackling Covid-19 has disrupted supply chains and increased the risk for people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, of being infected with another deadly virus.

PM Modi's Visit To US, 'Very Sucessful': Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

Sep 30, 2021 PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit followed the annual UN General Assembly address, the first in-person Quad Leaders' Summit and several bilateral meetings between India and other countries.


World Leaders Hail India’s Covid-19 Combat With Vaccine Exports At UNGA

Several world leaders expressed their gratitude to India and other nations for helping them to fight Covid-19 by sending vaccine shipments.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant Lauds Diplomat Sneha Dubey For Her Pakistan Fury At UNGA

Sep 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, while congratulating first secretary Sneha Dubey said she has done her schooling from the state.


UN Food Systems Summit: Leaders Commit To Tackling Global Hunger

The event adopted a comprehensive approach towards agri-food systems transformation to fight poverty and hunger, reduce inequalities, preserve environment

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25 September, 2021

Canadians Released After Huawei CFO Resolves US Charges

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The frenetic chain of events involving the global powers brought an abrupt end to legal and geopolitical wrangling that for the past three years has roiled relations between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa.


25 September, 2021

India Calls Pakistan 'Arsonist, Disguising Itself As Fire-Fighter' At UNGA

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'We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august Forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage,' First Secretary Sneha Dubey said in the UN General Assembly on Friday.


25 September, 2021

India Calls Pakistan 'Arsonist, Disguising Itself As Fire-Fighter' At UNGA

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'We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august Forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage,' First Secretary Sneha Dubey said in the UN General Assembly on Friday.


25 September, 2021

After Quad Summit, PM Modi Reaches New York To Address 76th Session Of UNGA

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PM Modi will address the world leaders at the UN General Debate on Saturday morning. He is the first world leader scheduled to address the world organisation.


25 September, 2021

It's Almost Certain Afghanistan's Taliban Won't Speak At UN

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan's former government, which they ousted on August 15, and asked to represent the country at the assembly's high-level General Debate.


24 September, 2021

North Korea Rejects South's Calls For End-Of-War Declaration

Associated Press (AP)

In a speech at the UN General Assembly earlier this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reiterated his calls for the end-of-the-war declaration that he said could help achieve denuclearisation and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.


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23 September, 2021

Taliban Having Remote Chance To Take Part In UNGA; Diplomats Of Ousted Govt Still In Office

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A week ago on September 15, Guterres had received a letter from the currently accredited Afghan ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, stating that he and other members of his team, still occupying the Afghan mission at the United Nations, will represent Afghanistan in UNGA.


23 September, 2021

G-4 Nations Want To Make UN Security Council More 'Legitimate, Effective and Representative'

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India, Japan, Brazil and Germany, the G-4 nations have again expressed urgency for expanding the number of permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council.


23 September, 2021

UN General Assembly Adopts Anti-Racism Resolution, Israel & US Boycott Meeting

Associated Press (AP)

The participants who were recalling the 2001 Durban anti-racism conference had earlier drafted a declaration that denounced Israel's treatment of Palestinians.


23 September, 2021

PM Modi Arrives In US For Quad And United Nations Address, Will Meet Biden Tomorrow

PTI

US President Joe Biden will also host PM Modi at the White House for their first bilateral meeting on September 24.


22 September, 2021

Small Aircraft Intercepted In Restricted Flight Area While Biden Was Addressing UN General Assembly

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More than 100 Heads of State and Government, as well as Foreign Ministers and diplomats were present in the UN Building.


22 September, 2021

Taliban Nominates Shaheen As Afghan Envoy To UN, Wants Him To Participate At UNGA

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The nomination sets up a confrontation between the Taliban and Afghanistan’s fallen government envoy, Gram Isakuzai, who has held his post so far.


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22 September, 2021

SAARC Summit Stands Cancelled As Pakistan Insists On Taliban's Participation

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Lack of concurrence has been cited by the sources as the reason behind the cancellation as India along with some other members expressed dissent to the proposal.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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