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  • 8 million people including 1.7 million children affected by Nepal earthquake 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Almost 8 million people have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed nearly 7,000 people and 1.7 million children are in urgent need of aid in the worst-hit areas. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) data, some 14,357...
  • Nepal earthquake death toll crosses 7,000, UN claims customs checks holding up relief 7 hours 52 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Customs inspections at Kathmandu airport are holding up vital relief supplies for earthquake survivors in Nepal, a UN official said on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster a week ago passed 7,000. United Nations Resident Representative Jamie McGoldrick said the government must loosen its normal customs restrictions to...
  • India seeks UN intervention on 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi's release 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    United Nations: India has sought UN's intervention in the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, saying it was in violation of the norms of the global body and it should raise the matter with Pakistan. In a letter to the current Chair of the...
  • Pakistan says Hindu settlements in Kashmir violate UN resolutions 2 days ago

    Islamabad: An Indian plan to resettle tens of thousands of Hindus in new townships in the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, a Pakistani government spokeswoman said on Thursday. The divided Himalayan region is claimed by both Hindu-majority India and Islamic Pakistan and the...
  • Kremlin: North Korean leader not coming to Moscow on May 9 2 days ago

    Moscow: The reclusive leader of North Korea will not be coming to Moscow next month for the Victory Day celebration, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman announced on Thursday. The highly anticipated visit would have been Kim Jong Un's first foreign trip since taking power more than three years ago. The Russian foreign minister...
  • Countries where laws against marital rape exists 2 days ago

    Union Home Ministry's remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country, has yet again opened up the debate on marital rapes. The report of the UN Women 'The 2011 Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice report'...
  • Indonesia faces heavy criticism for executing foreign prisoners for drug peddling 4 days ago

    Indonesia is facing heavy criticism from the international community for executing seven foreign prisoners for drug peddling. The island nation executed seven convicts including two Australians and four Africans by the firing squad. Indonesia turned a deaf ear to appeals against the execution from the international community led by UN...
  • Around 50,000 pregnant women affected from quake in Nepal: UN 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Around 50,000 pregnant women and girls could be affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal which has killed over 4,350 people and impacted the life of some eight million people, the UN said. United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)'s initial estimates indicate some 50,000 pregnant women and girls could...
  • 8 million people affected by Nepal earthquake: UN 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: The United Nations says 8 million people have been affected by the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed nearly 5,000 people and 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance, but the challenge would be to reach them. Jamie McGoldrick, UN resident coordinator in Kathmandu, told reporters that of...
  • UN rights chief urges Britain to combat tabloid hate speech April 24, 2015

    Geneva: The UN's rights chief on Friday urged Britain to crack down on tabloid newspapers inciting racial hatred after a columnist for The Sun called migrants "cockroaches". In a hard-hitting statement, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Zeid Ra'ad Al Husein said Katie Hopkins had used language similar to that employed by...
  • India, Pakistan spar over Kashmir at Bandung April 24, 2015

    New Delhi/Islamabad: India has termed as "most unfortunate" Pakistan's reference to the Kashmir issue at the Asian African summit in Jakarta, an official in New Delhi said. The Indian objection came following a reference to the festering issue by Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisor Sartaj Aziz in his address at the Asian...
  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet April 24, 2015

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief April 17, 2015

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week April 16, 2015

    Sanaa: The UN envoy to Yemen has resigned after failing to avert large-scale violence, dealing a blow to hopes of a diplomatic solution to the conflict between rebels and Saudi-backed government forces. The announcement from the UN came as a Saudi-led coalition pressed its air war against the Iran-backed rebels into...
  • UN gives 'James Bond' star Daniel Craig a 'license to save' April 15, 2015

    United Nations: As secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig has a license to kill, but on Tuesday the United Nations gave the British actor a "license to save" by appointing him as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards. Craig - who has been filming his...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 14, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Naxals target development projects, says intelligence reports April 14, 2015

    Maoists are changing their strategy in their fight against the state, says latest intelligence reports. Naxals in desperation are targeting development projects. There have been 31 attacks on economic targets in 4 months compared with 25 in 2014. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Azam Khan slams PM Modi's Paris visit; calls him a 'liar' April 13, 2015

    Badaun: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "liar" and criticised his Paris visit given the rising number of farmer suicides in the country. "He (Modi) is a king who lies. Farmers are dying in the country and he is touring Paris. He has failed...
  • North Korea declares no-sail zone, missile launch seen as possible: Reports April 6, 2015

    Seoul: North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S. defence chief visits Seoul this week. Pyongyang fired four short-range missiles off its west coast on Friday in what South Korea...
  • UN says 519 dead in two weeks of Yemen fighting April 3, 2015

    United Nations: Some 519 people have been killed and nearly 1,700 injured in two weeks of fighting in Yemen, the UN aid chief has said, raising alarm over the fate of civilians. Valerie Amos on Wednesday said she was "extremely concerned" for the safety of civilians trapped in the fierce fighting...
  • More than 25,000 foreign fighters joining Islamists: UN April 3, 2015

    United Nations: Record numbers of foreign fighters from more than half of the world's countries are joining Islamist and al-Qaeda groups, mostly in Syria, Iraq and increasingly in Libya, according to a UN report. More than 25,000 foreign fighters are involved in armed conflicts from over 100 countries, the report by...
  • 'Un-Freedom' should not be banned: Adil Hussain April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Adil Hussain, whose film 'Un-Freedom' failed to get a certificate for release in India, said banning the same sex love story was "baseless". 'Un-Freedom', directed by Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar, is a thriller that chronicles a lesbian love story set in New York and New Delhi....
  • Film on homosexuality 'Un-Freedom' banned in India March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Florida-based director Raj Amit Kumar's debut film "Un-Freedom", starring Adil Hussain and Victor Banerjee in key roles espousing homosexuality, has been banned in India. The 36-year-old director is the latest who has hit out at the certification process in recent times. Disappointed, at being unable to get the required...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US March 28, 2015

    Washington: The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN. Addressing the gathering at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma talked about Strategic Plus Partnership between India and the US but maintained that it was...
  • Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency March 27, 2015

    Montreal: Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board. All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation...
  • UN moves should not give legitimacy to non-state actors: India March 26, 2015

    United Nations: India has cautioned that the UN should not give "political legitimacy" to non-state actors by bypassing national governments, saying the access to non- state armed groups should be through a cooperation framework between the UN and the concerned government. "It is important that access of the United Nations to...
  • News 360: Hooda government favoured Vadra in land deals, says CAG report March 25, 2015

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has blamed Haryana's previous Congress government led by then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 25, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • India opposes rights to same-sex partners of UN staff March 25, 2015

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...