Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Topic: UN

‘Important to tell story of India being cross-border terror victim’, says India’s UN envoy Kamboj

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, said recent meeting of UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee in India has been ‘impactful’

What the ‘loss and damage’ compensation talks at UN climate summit mean & who pays whom

Nearly 200 countries gathered for the COP27 in Egypt are expected to lock horns over whether rich nations should pay compensation to vulnerable states hit by climate-fuelled disasters.

India concerned over reported shelling near Ukrainian nuclear power plant, urges restraint

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog said that fighting close to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia NPP had caused some damage to the facility and called for an immediate inspection.

Real death toll in Ukraine ‘thousands higher’ than official figures, says UN

Most deaths occurred from use of explosive weapons ‘with a wide impact area such as missiles and air strikes’.

Teach children about peace before it’s too late — T20 Cricket World Cup is a good chance

Can we rally support in South Asia and get friends and fans to raise their White Cards for peace even as they root for their favourite teams?

At least 1,417 civilians, among them 121 children, killed in Ukraine, says UN

UN warns that death count could be higher because information has been delayed from several locations due to ongoing hostilities.

War in Ukraine is getting worse. A China-India initiative to bring peace is a good idea

China says abandon Cold War logic, UN asks "to stop war" but the Ukraine-Russia conflict is only growing. What should India be doing?

India dispatches 2,500 MT wheat aid to Afghanistan through Pakistan, on board 50 Afghan trucks

Convoy flagged off at Attari-Wagah border. Part of India’s total 50,000 MT wheat aid, it will be handed over to the UN’s World Food Programme in Jalalabad.

World has moved on from US, EU’s drug monopoly. India and China are changing IP regulations

Even without an IP waiver from the WTO, China and India are leading the challenge to the West’s vaccine monopoly.

Less carbon, more automation—Covid lessons became key agendas for Asia-Pacific at UNESCAP

Poor connectivity in the Asia-Pacific became clear during Covid-19. Before we get back on track, transport needs to change.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.