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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.
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Trump to kill what’s left of Iran nuclear deal before confronting UN

The US and a few Mideast allies are declaring the end of the nuclear deal while most other Security Council members disagree with the latest example of Trump’s 'America First' foreign policy.
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India beats China in highly-contested election to UN Commission on Status of Women

The win is significant as it comes on the eve of India gearing up to sit at the UN Security Council high table as non-permanent member for a two-year term beginning 2021.
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Near-record violence in Afghanistan risks derailing peace talks between govt & Taliban

The planned negotiations stem from a landmark pact the US signed with the Taliban in February to promote a peaceful settlement to the Afghan war.
India Sees Children Dying as $2 Billion Program Proves Defective

Hunger could kill more people than the Covid pandemic in 2020

With the pandemic upending supply chains and livelihoods, an estimated 132 million more people could go hungry by the end of this year than previously projected.
There has been a 55 per cent increase in the number of child trafficking cases in Assam in 2019 | Illustration by Soham Sen

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a look at the numbers in India

For this year's UN observance against trafficking, the spotlight is on first responders and the challenges they have faced in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Population explosion in India

Slowing population growth means time is running out for India to get rich

India’s working-age population swells by a million a month, propelling economic growth. Without this demographic push, growth will depend on individual productivity, not sheer numbers.
ISIS

UN report on ISIS in Kerala, Karnataka has no new intelligence input, say states’ top cops

Senior officers in Karnataka and Kerala said UN report on significant number of IS members in the states based on police reports, but they would analyse it. 
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UN report warns of significant number of ISIS terrorists in Kerala, Karnataka

The report added that the al-Qaida, which has between 150 and 200 militants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, is planning attacks in the region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC via video conferencing, in New Delhi. | PTI

Fury of Covid has given context for UN’s rebirth & reform, says PM Modi

Modi's speech at UN's 75th foundation anniversary was the first address after India was elected as non-permanent member of the Security Council last month.

On Camera

Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
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NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.