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Virtual UN General Assembly to see record participation of world leaders, says Guterres

Heads of State and Government will submit a pre-recorded video statements for summits and sessions that will be played in the iconic General Assembly hall this year.
UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report refers to Kashmir, Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand | unmissions.org

India should phase out coal plants and end fossil fuel subsidies, UN chief Guterres says

Delivering the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres stressed on how clean energy can help economies recover from Covid-19 pandemic.
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WEF’s next Davos meet will focus on the ‘Great Reset’ in a post-pandemic 2021

The 51st World Economic Forum annual meeting will also host virtual interactions between world leaders and the youth from 400 cities.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres recommends scaled down annual meeting of world leaders in New York

It is likely the General Assembly gathering will be postponed or the event modified as New York remains one of the global epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic.
UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report refers to Kashmir, Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand | unmissions.org

Ghani-Abdullah pact will help enable peace agreement, says UN chief Antonio Guterres

As per the pact, Ashraf Ghani will stay as the president while Abdullah Abdullah will helm the HCNR with executive authority and his team will have a 50% share in the Cabinet.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Must create jobs for those who lost them due to Covid-19: UN secretary general on May Day

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres says the coronavirus crisis has made people realise 'as never before' how essential workers keep societies functioning. 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Extremists taking advantage of global Covid lockdowns to recruit youths online: UN chief

Listing startling numbers, UN chief Antonio Guterres said one of every five young people was already not in education, training or employment.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres closely following situation in Delhi: Spokesperson

Gutteres' spokeperson said it's the chief's constant position that peaceful demonstrations are allowed and security forces show restraint.
Narendra Modi

Climate and calamity are linked to culture, says PM Narendra Modi after receiving UN award

Respecting nature had always been part of Indian society, he said referring to Indian traditions
Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General to continue supporting Pakistan’s EC amid poll rigging allegations

Antonio Guterres lauded the people of Pakistan for exercising their democratic rights and wished success to the new government.

On Camera

JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi

What’s common between BJP and Congress reshuffle? They are packed with losers

If you look at the credentials of BJP president JP Nadda’s new appointees, you will know why Modi-Shah’s party has a rough road ahead.
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Govt extends sugar export deadline by 3 months till December due to pandemic

The food ministry said the extension was being provided as several mills faced logistical issues to export amid the Covid situation.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.