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People at a commemoration for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Bhopal Gas tragedy among world’s ‘major industrial accidents’ since 1919, says UN report

The UN report, which includes the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, said the Bhopal Gas tragedy affected more than 600,000 workers and their descendants.
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At $38 million, India owed the most for UN peacekeeping operations

The UN Secretary General said arrears to troop- and police-contributing countries could increase to $588 million by June as the world body's financial health deteriorates.
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Threat of nuclear weapon being used is higher than it has been in generations: Top UN official

The current international environment is defined by competition over cooperation and the acquisition of arms is prioritised over the pursuit of diplomacy, he said.
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115 reportedly dead after attack on a village in central Mali

In recent years, much of central Mali has been destabilised, with Human Rights Watch warning that 'militia killings of civilians in central and northern Mali are spiraling out of control'.

Masood Azhar issue will be resolved soon, says Chinese envoy to India

Earlier this week, China, for the fourth time, foiled an international effort to get JeM chief Masood Azhar tagged a global terrorist by the UN.
File photo of Jamaat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Pakistan urges UN to find out how an Indian news agency got information on Hafiz Saeed

On 7 March, Press Trust India broke the story about the UN rejecting an appeal to remove Hafiz Saeed’s name from a list of banned terrorists.
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The idea that all climate goals will be realised by 2030 is clearly fanciful

Our choices can make the difference since new study shows pursuit of some goals appears to stir up far fewer conflicts than pursuing others.
PM Modi in China

Let China block Masood Azhar listing at UN, India must carry on with Wuhan spirit

New Delhi’s carefully worded disappointment over Beijing’s stand is in line with India’s engagement with China before and after the Modi-Xi meeting in Wuhan.
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Masood Azhar at UN: Failed Indian diplomatic offensive or China’s Pakistan support too deep?

China put on hold for the fourth time a UN Security Council proposal to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
Hafiz Saeed

UN rejects Hafiz Saeed’s appeal to remove his name from banned terrorists’ list

The UN's decision was based on detailed evidence of terrorist activities provided by India on Hafiz Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder behind 2008 Mumbai attacks.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.