Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: UNSC

India abstains as Russia vetoes UNSC draft resolution on Moscow’s “illegal referenda”

India’s Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said that India is deeply disturbed by the developments in Ukraine and has advocated that no solution can ever arrive at the cost of human lives.

‘Nuclear issue is particular anxiety,’ India calls for immediate end to Ukraine conflict at UNSC

India emphasised the crisis must be resolved through diplomacy & reiterated the need of the hour is to end the conflict. Jaishankar met Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal at the UN Wednesday.

India not sitting as UNSC permanent member ‘not good’ for global body, says S. Jaishankar

The External Affairs Minister was responding to a question on how long it will take for India to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

India votes against Russia for the first time at UNSC procedural vote on Ukraine

Earlier, New Delhi abstained at the UN Security Council on issue related to Ukraine, much to the annoyance of the West.

Humanitarian action in Ukraine should be guided by principles & not politicised: India at UNSC

Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the UN, made the comments while reiterating the country's calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Ukraine.

Ukraine war and the mounting dismay towards UNSC, its power, authority, and relevance

The UNSC is the only organ of the United Nations that has the exclusive power to impose coercive measures, and mandate member states to adopt them.

India’s abstention on Ukraine resolution risks its democratic stature before the world

Those guiding Indian foreign policy surely must understand that this is a fight to defend democracy from authoritarianism.

What is veto, who can exercise it and why it’s not applicable in UN General Assembly

A veto is a negative vote and is the most significant distinction between permanent and non-permanent members in the UN Security Council.

It’s for the safety of your nationals you should vote to stop war: Ukraine on UNSC resolution

India abstained on a US-sponsored UNSC resolution that 'deplores' Russia’s 'aggression' against Ukraine. China and the UAE also abstained from the vote.

India abstains on UNSC resolution that deplores Russian aggression in Ukraine

T S Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative at UN, stressed on dialogue as the 'only answer' to settling disputes. China and UAE too abstained from the US-sponsored resolution.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.