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UN orders North Koreans

UN orders North Koreans working overseas must return home in 24 months

UN orders North Koreans: The UN security council has unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the US mainland. The sanctions demand the repatriation of North Koreans working abroad within 24 months. Tens of thousands of North Korean nationals

14 UN peacekeepers killed

14 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo attack

14 UN peacekeepers killed: A “deliberate attack” on UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a war crime, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday, calling it the worst offensive on peacekeepers in recent history.Fifteen peacekeepers were killed and 53 others injured Thursday evening, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Dal Khalsa seeks intervention of UN in 1984 anti sikh riots

Bathinda– Calling it a state-sponsored mass killings of Sikhs, the Dal Khalsa today sought intervention of United Nations for international inquiry into the November 1984 pogrom and grant of self determination to Punjab.The call was made at the conclusion of Sikh Genocide remembrance March held by the hardliner group to mark the 33 years of the Sikh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses nation in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses nation in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today. He began his address by extending his greetings on Chhath Puja. Narendra Modi said that everyone should live in peace and harmony and move ahead to carve a better and peaceful tomorrow as India has always been giving a message to

UN wildlife summit

India to host UN wildlife summit in 2020

New Delhi, Oct 28, UN wildlife summit : India will host the next UN global wildlife conference in 2020, it was announced on Saturday.“#India to be the host of the next CMS Conference of the Parties #CMSCOP13! Officially announced at the closing #CMSCOP12 plenary, in Manila,” the UN for Environment Programme tweeted.An announcement in this

Pakistan refers PM Modi as “Fascist”, quotes Arundhati Roy in UN,

Pakistan quotes Arundhati Roy in UN, refers PM Modi as “Fascist”

Pakistan refers PM Modi facist. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in UN general assembly Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday evening quoted acclaimed author Arundhati Roy to counter remarks of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in which she had stated that Pakistan was an exported of terrorism.“Whole population of Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims, and Christians are being forced to live in terror”Lodhi

China snubs Pakistan at UN over Kashmir issue

China snubs Pakistan. China has fiercely lashed out at Pakistan over Kashmir issue. Pakistan’s friend China said twice on the UN forum that the Kashmir dispute is a matter between India and Pakistan. So Pakistan itself dealt with India on this matter. China’s statement on the global stage is believed to be a major setback

UN suspends food aid to refugees in Myanmar

UN suspends food aid. The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended aid works in Myanmar’s Rakhine State citing safety concerns, as the violence escalated with a surging death toll among the Rohingya Muslim community. In recent days, tens of thousands of Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh to escape mass killings they say are being

UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya people who fled a bloody army crackdown live in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisis.More than 80,000 children under the age of five living in majority-Muslim areas of western Myanmar are “wasting” and will need treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year, the World Food

UN adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons despite US opposition

A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations today despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations. The treaty was adopted by a vote of 122 in favor with one country the Netherlands voting against while Singapore abstained.Costa Rica’s ambassador, Elayne Whyte Gomez, the


UN rejected the Pakistani website claimed about the attack near LOC

A vehicle carrying two officers of a UN military observer group came under attack by the Indian troops during a visit to the Line of Control (LoC), the Pakistan Army on Wednesday claimed- PTI report.Stephane Dujarric UN spokesman rejected the claim of Pakistan army and said there is no evidence of attack on officials car

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Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue with Antonio Guterres, OIC envoys

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi has raised the Kashmir issue with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) envoys at a meeting here, according to a source briefed on the proceedings.At their meeting on Monday she appealed to Guterres and the OIC to make it a priority to push for a “peaceful

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UN owes India $55 million for peacekeeping operations

The UN owes a total of $55 million to India for its contribution to the world body’s peacekeeping operations, the second highest outstanding payment to any member country.Under-Secretary-General for Management Yukio Takasu, in his semi-annual overview of the Organisation’s finances, told reporters on Wednesday that the top troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping operations such

Big B’s ‘Pink’ to be screened at UN

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s film “Pink”, which deals with crime against women, has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations head quarters in New York. The 73-year-old actor, who essays the role of a lawyer in the film, took to Twitter to make the announcement. “‘PINK’ invited for a special screening of

UN concerned over India-Pakistan border tension

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon expressed serious concern over the prevailing situation at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said on Friday. The Secretary-General said he was “deeply concerned about the deterioration of the situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir in recent days,” a statement issued by his

100 parties join Paris Agreement: UN official

Marrakesh: The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, announced on Sunday that 100 parties formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change. The announcement was made during a press conference before the official kick-off of the UNFCCC’s 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) in the Moroccan city of

10,500 people displaced due to Mosul operation: UN

  United Nations: More than 10,500 people have to date been recorded as internally displaced as a result of the Mosul military operation in Iraq, a UN spokesman told reporters here Wednesday. “The majority of the displaced are sheltering in host communities while others are sheltering at three displacement camps outside of Mosul,” Xinhua news

Sikhs protest outside UN HQ over Indo-Pak tensions

New York: Several members of the Sikh community held a protest outside the UN headquarters here to raise their concerns over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and its impact on the lives of the people in Punjab. The ‘Save Punjab Rally’, organised yesterday by rights group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) in collaboration with

UN responds to Hurricane impact in Haiti

United Nations: The World Food Programme (WFP) is deploying logistics and assessment teams to bring in much needed relief in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew struck the country, a UN spokesman told reporters on Friday. The WFP teams were also in Haiti to determine the hurricane’s wider impact on the food and nutrition security of Haitians,

Technical hold on Azhar’s UN terror listing ‘already extended’

Beijing: China today said its technical hold on India’s move to get Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar designated a terrorist by the United Nations has “been extended”, days before the expiry of the hold. The Chinese technical hold was set to lapse on Monday, and had China not raised further objection, the resolution designating Azhar