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China, US Unveil Separate Big Steps To Fight Climate Change

Sep 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the UN General Assembly.

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban Want To Address General Assembly

Sep 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received a communication on September 15 from the currently accredited Afghan Ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, with the list of Afghanistan's delegation for the assembly's 76th annual session.

Coordinate With Regional Democracies, Especially India, To Counter Terrorism: Trump Admin Ex-Official

Lisa Curtis, a former national security official in the US, stressed India's role in the matter ahead of US-India maiden bilateral meet.

UN Chief Urges China, US To Restore 'Functional' Relationship, Avoid New Cold War

Sep 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world's two major economic powers should be cooperating on climate and negotiating more robustly on trade and technology even given persisting political fissures.

Terrorism, Climate Change, Vaccines—On India’s Agenda at UN General Assembly

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said issues including terrorism, climate change, vaccines, Indo-Pacific and UN reforms are going to be forcefully taken at the UNGA session.

27 March, 2021

We Exported More Covid-19 Vaccines Than What We Used: India At UN

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India was one of the earliest initiators of the ‘Political Declaration on Equitable Global Access to Covid-19 Vaccines’ that garnered the support of more than 180 UN member states.

02 December, 2020

World Leaders To Address Special Session Of UN General Assembly On Covid-19 Pandemic


Nation heads, UN actors, vaccine developers including Serum Institute CEO are among the speakers at the high-level session on December 3 and 4 at the headquarters.

17 November, 2020

Pakistan Becomes 'Pavlovian' Whenever India Is Mentioned: India At UNGA


The Indian envoy was responding to Pakistan's opposition to India's membership in the UN Security Council.

26 September, 2020

For How Long Will India Be Kept Out Of UN's Decision-Making Forum?: Modi


In his pre-recorded video message to the landmark General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Modi said the stability in the United Nations and empowerment of the world body are essential for the welfare of the world.

29 November, 2019

Iraq PM Adel Abdul-Mahdi Set To Resign Amid Rising Protests


At least 400 protesters have died since Oct. 1, when thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in Baghdad and the predominantly Shiite southern provinces to decry corruption, poor services and lack of jobs.


15 November, 2019

'Pakistan Is DNA Of Terrorism': India’s Reply On Kashmir At UNESCO

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The Indian representative noted that Pakistan, in 2018, ranked 14th on the fragile state index.

31 October, 2019

Jadhav Case: Pak Violated Its Obligations Under Vienna Convention, ICJ Tells UNGA


In a major victory for India, the ICJ had ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav.

11 October, 2019

Pakistan Has 'Dubious' Distinction Of Recruiting Young Children In Terrorist Groups: India

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First Secretary Paulomi Tripathi said that Pakistan is a country with the dubious distinction of running a system of 'schooling' young children in violent extremist ideologies and recruiting them in terrorist groups, robbing them not only of their future, but also jeopardizing the future of children across the borders.

08 October, 2019

Do Not Make 'Baseless' Statements On Women's Rights Issues In Our Country: India Slams Pak At UNGA

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'As we renew our collective resolve to continue to work towards the realisation of women's empowerment and gender equality, there is no space for weaponising women's rights issues through empty rhetoric for self-serving political gains,' said Paulomi Tripathi, who is the First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN.

04 October, 2019

Sourav Ganguly Slams Pakistan PM For 'Rubbish' Speech, Says Imran Khan Is Not The Cricketer The World Knew

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Sourav Ganguly labelled Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at UN General Assembly as "rubbish" and said the latter was not the cricketer the entire world knew

30 September, 2019

Confusion Over Terrorism And Terrorist Leads To Low Conviction Rates

Aakar Patel

If the world has not reached a consensus on defining terrorism and a terrorist, then India has also contributed to this confusion.


30 September, 2019

'India Has Invaded And Occupied Kashmir', Says Malaysian Prime Minister At UNGA

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The Malaysian prime minister in his address to the UN General Assembly on Friday said that there may be reasons for India's action in Jammu and Kashmir 'but it is still wrong'.

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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