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India Contributes $260,000 for Memorial at United Nations

 India is the lead contributor to the trust fund among over 85 contributing countries. (Photo: AFP)

United Nations: India has contributed $260,000 for a permanent memorial unveiled at the UN headquarters here to honour the victims of slavery and transatlantic slave trade.

UN wants drones for peacekeeping


A UN report is calling for drones to be deployed in most peacekeeping missions as part of a major technological leap needed to help the United Nations confront world crises, the lead expert of the stu

UN: Taliban is linked to illegal gangs

The Taliban are increasing their dealings with narcotics traffickers, illegal mining rings and kidnappers for ransom, in a worrying development for Afghanistan’s new leaders, a UN report said Monday.

Palestinians to join ICC on April 1, says UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war

North Korea denies responsibility for Sony cyberattack


The FBI issued a statement on Friday holding North Korea responsible for the hack

‘Israel-Palestine quest for peace at crossroads’

The quest for peace between Israel and the Palestinians has reached a “dramatic” crossroad, a top UN official said, emphasising that the two sides should refrain from provocative steps and set conditi

UN: June 21 to be ‘Day of Yoga’

Less than three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea, the UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as “International Day of Yoga,” recog

Supportive economic environment needed to create jobs: Jaitley

India has underlined the need for an urgent “supportive” multilateral trade regime and enhanced investment flows, saying such global environment is required to sustain economic growth and create jobs in developing countries.

‘Reform UN, reflect political realities’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made a strong case for urgent reform of the UN Security Council to reflect current political realities by including more developing countries as both permanen

Syria chemical cleanup the biggest ever staged


International chemical weapon troubleshooters will enter war-torn Syria on Tuesday to start one of the biggest and most dangerous disarmament operations ever staged.

When a 71-year-old nun, who has dedicated her life to the service of society, is gangraped, it becomes a symbol of our collective shame.

The recent crisis in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has cynics chuckling quietly to themselves. They insist that ideals and utopias are alien to politics.