General Assembly

  • Devyani Khobragade had full diplomatic immunity at the time of arrest 26-12-2013 05:32 PM

    In a new twist, it has now emerged that senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade enjoyed full diplomatic immunity including from personal arrest and detention on December 12 when she was taken into custody by the US authorities in a visa fraud case. 39-year-old Khobragade, who was posted as Deputy Consul...
  • US will have to grant Modi visa once he becomes PM: Shatrughan Sinha 10-11-2013 07:05 PM

    Narendra Modi does not have any compelling reason to visit the US but once he becomes India's Prime Minister and such a need arises, America will have to grant him visa, senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha said on Sunday. "Modi does not have any compelling reason to visit the US....
  • Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UNSC 09-11-2013 05:33 PM

    Pakistan has opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the 15-member UN Security Council during the two-day UN General Assembly debate on Security Council reform. "There should be no new centres of privilege," Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) quoted Masood Khan, Pakistan's ambassador to UN, as telling the 193-member...
  • Nawaz Sharif to travel to the US on Sunday 18-10-2013 10:19 PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to the US on Sunday for a meeting with President Barack Obama, during which key bilateral issues, the drawdown in Afghanistan and Indo-Pak ties are expected to be discussed. This will be Sharif's first bilateral official visit to the US during his current...
  • Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council 18-10-2013 08:43 PM

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the UN Security Council, saying the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war. The move came just hours after the kingdom was elected as one of the Council's 10 non-permanent members...
  • Fight against terrorism has to be unrelenting: Arun Jaitley 09-10-2013 05:25 PM

    United Nations: India has said that the fight against the scourge of terrorism has to be unrelenting and nations cannot adopt selective approaches in dealing with terrorist groups. Talking tough on terror, visiting Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said resorting to the use of terrorism as an...
  • Syria says 'terrorists' eat human hearts and dismember people 30-09-2013 11:57 PM

    United Nations: Syria's foreign minister claimed on Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked terrorists who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members. Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York,...
  • Nawaz Sharif assures action on 26/11 Mumbai attacks 30-09-2013 12:14 AM

    New York:Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday assured India of "action" on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case in the wake of a Pakistani judicial commission having visited India. In his talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Sharif...
  • Poverty alleviation needs to be top priority, says Manmohan to UN General Assembly 28-09-2013 11:47 PM

    United Nations: With over a billion people living in abject poverty globally, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday emphasised the need for "inclusive growth" and said poverty alleviation should be a top priority for the international community. "The problems of over a billion people living in abject poverty around the...
  • UN must be reformed to reflect political realities: Manmohan Singh 28-09-2013 11:39 PM

    United Nations: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made a strong case for urgent reform of the UN Security Council to reflect current political realities by including more developing countries as both permanent and non-permanent members. Addressing the UN General Assembly, he also said multilateral financial institutions should give developing...
  • Issues highlighted by PM of utmost importance: Salman Khurshid 28-09-2013 10:39 PM

    Foreign Affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing at the UNGA came up with the topics that were of highest priority for the nation. Khurshid added nothing that the PM said was out of context and to act on the issues highlighted by him...
  • No military solution for conflict in Syria: Manmohan Singh 28-09-2013 09:59 PM

    United Nations: India on Saturday strongly pitched for a political settlement to the Syrian crisis, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying there is no military solution to the lethal conflict that threatens regional stability. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Singh endorsed efforts by the US and Russia to bring Syria's...
  • Pakistani media hails India's green signal to Manmohan-Sharif talks 28-09-2013 05:42 PM

    Islamabad:The Pakistani media on Saturday praised the Indian government for its decision to go ahead with the talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif despite the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir September 26. The two leaders are scheduled to meet on Sunday on...
  • Terror to remain the key for focus for Manmohan at UNGA debate 28-09-2013 05:19 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in New York for the second leg of his visit and the terror emanating from Pakistan is clearly expected to be the big theme of this visit. Singh is expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in order to discuss the stern relations prevailing...
  • Full text: Nawaz Sharif's statement at UNGA 27-09-2013 11:51 PM

    Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I congratulate you on your election as the President of the United Nations General Assembly. It is a fitting recognition of your distinguished career. I also commend Mr. Vuk Jeremic, for his outstanding leadership of the General Assembly in the past one...
  • India, Pakistan must write their own script: Salman Khurshid 27-09-2013 12:11 PM

    United Nations: India and Pakistan must write their own script and should not play into the hands of anyone, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said as he pitched for a "direct" dialogue between the two countries to sort out differences. Khurshid, who is in United Nationsto attend the UN...
  • PM to meet Obama, likely to discuss LoC killings, trade and nuclear issues 27-09-2013 07:59 AM

    Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit that will be held in New York on Saturday. The Prime Minister who is scheduled to take part in a meeting over lunch with the...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif, terror talks up for discussion 26-09-2013 08:20 AM

    Frankfurt: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting US president Barack Obama and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on his trip to the UN general Assembly in the US. While there are assumptions regarding the agenda for the meeting, the government officials have maintained that there is no breakthrough from the...
  • PM Manmohan Singh leaves for UNGA, to meet Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif 25-09-2013 08:10 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday left for the UN General Assembly in the United States, where he will meet President Barack Obama and also his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Prime Minister leaves for UNGA session to be held in New York 25-09-2013 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has left for the 68th session of United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. The Prime Minister has confirmed that he will be meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York on September 29. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders...
  • Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani meeting at UNGA cancelled 25-09-2013 10:19 AM

    US President Barack Obama's meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani has been cancelled. The meeting which was supposed to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly will not happen, as US and Iranian officials found logistics 'too complicated'. Meanwhile there were protests on the first...
  • Prime Minister's full statement as he leaves for UNGA 25-09-2013 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will leave for the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. He is expected to hold talks with US President Barack Obama and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on various issues. Here is the statement from the Prime...
  • Meeting between the PMs of India and Pakistan is still a work in progress, says Asoke Mukerji 23-09-2013 11:27 PM

    India, on Monday, said a possible meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan on the margins of UN General Assembly was still "a work in progress". "Any meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan is still a work in progress," Indian Ambassador to the UN Asoke...
  • World View: Will the Manmohan-Sharif meet in New York be little more than a photo-op? 20-09-2013 09:36 PM

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed hope that India and Pakistan would discuss ways to address the tension at the LoC during a possible meeting of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week. ...
  • Make 'some beginning' on addressing concerns: India to Pakistan 20-09-2013 05:38 PM

    India, on Friday, asserted that there has to be "at least some beginning" by Pakistan in addressing its serious concerns including terror infrastructure, a day after Pakistan said a response was awaited from Indian side on a possible meeting between their Prime Ministers in the US. Both Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • No high expectations from Indo-Pak PM meet at UNGA, says Pak official 20-09-2013 10:06 AM

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to meet his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York this month. Foreign Affairs Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minsiter Sartaj Aziz has told CNN-IBN that the meeting is very likely to happen but there...
  • Mirwaiz urges Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif to meet 26-08-2013 03:23 PM

    Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday urged the prime ministers of India and Pakistan to meet in New York and to end hostilities along the Jammu and Kashmir border. The chairman of the moderate separatist Hurriyat group also asked both countries to start a dialogue process that would...
  • Looking forward to meeting Indian PM: Nawaz Sharif 14-08-2013 08:21 PM

    Islamabad: As clashes continued along the LoC, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he was looking forward to meeting his Indian counterpart in New York to turn a "fresh page" in bilateral relations. "I look forward to our meeting in New York to discuss issues of mutual interest....
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif despite LoC killing 07-08-2013 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif next month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) despite tensions over the killing of five border domination patrol members by Pakistani soldiers. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the UPA government was taking...
  • India abstains from voting on Syria resolution 16-05-2013 07:20 AM

    United Nations: India abstained from voting on the Arab-backed, US supported resolution on Syria in the UN General Assembly, which called for a political transition. India was joined by 58 other countries who abstained in General Assembly voting on the non-binding resolution, which was passed by 107 votes on Wednesday....