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Big relief for Kulbhushan: Slamming Pakistan ICJ halts death sentence allowing councillor access to Jadhav

Setting the stage ready for the D-Day in prevailing justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav, the International Court of Justice hints a positive sign for India as it ruled in favour of India on merits, affirming Jadhav’s right to consular access and notification. It states that the case consists in obligation of Pakistan to provide effective review & reconsideration of conviction and sentence of Jadhav...

Right behind the bars; 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed arrested in Lahore, sent to judicial custody

As his misdeeds and misconducts bounced back on him, Hafiz Saeed has been dragged to the exact place where he belongs to; behind the bars! Accused in fuelling terror activities against India, playing under the nexus of terror funding the Counter Terrorism Department of Pakistan’s Punjab province arrested the terrorist and sent to judicial custody on Wednesday...

Do you really feel 21st century is ‘Slavery Free’? Here are all details about ‘Modern Slavery’

As per the latest report, An anti-slavery group walk-free said, “10,000 people would have to be freed every day for the world to achieve a United Nations (UN)-adopted goal to bring modern slavery to an end over the next decade”. ..

Incredibly supportive of India Pakistan’s people-to-people ties, US welcomes decision on Kartarpur Corridor

Appreciating the step taken by Pakistan with regard to the religious sentiments, United States welcomed the move facilitating visa-free visit to Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib by Pakistan. The two neighbouring countries on July 14 collectively came to the decision in what was termed as a positive signal for India, Pakistan agreed on providing visa free entry to pilgrims in Kartarpur Corridor. ..

'No hope' for achieving development goals without women!

The high-level meeting brought together prominent women leaders from around the globe, including a Mexican Member of Parliament Gabriela Cuevas Barron who is also the president of the Inter Parliamentarian Union and Helen Clark, former head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP)...

Harsh Truth! Asia has 60% of hungry people in the world

UN said that it might be an ‘immense challenge’ to reach the target of zero hunger might be ‘because more than 820 million people worldwide are still hungry...

#Ebola: UN Holds High-Level Meeting to Gear-Up Further Action

The United Nations hosted a high-level meeting yesterday in Geneva to take stock of the coordinated response and galvanize further support for the government-led effort to defeat the deadly disease Ebola..

Moving out of the shield, Pakistan finally reopens its airspace for all civilian planes

Sliding off the blanket, moving out of the shield, Pakistan on Tuesday reopened its airspace to all civilian planes after months of restrictions. The neighbouring nation being stumbled by the Balakot airstrike by the Indian Air Force on Jaish-e- Mohammad terror camp had made the country close its airspace...

Rejoining International cause, Palau becomes 76th nation to join International Solar Alliance

Now, making another friend and valuable member of ISA, Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, became the 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance on Tuesday...

India is looking for deeper engagement with the UK!

During his hour-long interaction with the Indian Diaspora, the Commerce Minister explained the strategy and focus of the newly elected Government. During its first term, the stress was on meeting the basic necessities of common citizens like, housing, electricity, cooking gas and financial inclusion, which has made a huge impact and difference to the lives of the citizens down to the last mile...

Engaging media to understand defence action, Indian delegates visit Bangladesh to access border management strategies

Sharing a close knitted relation by stepping up bilateral relation, India and Bangladesh have strategically and diplomatically strengthened their friendship bond. Furthering the same move, a 15-member media delegation from India has arrived in this northern Bangladeshi city to assess the border management strategies under confidence building measures...

Another honor to Indian legal expertise! Justice AK Sikri appointed as International judge of SICC

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Sikri has been appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)...

European powers urge dialogue, end to escalation over Iran's nuclear program

Three key European powers have called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran's nuclear program, amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The statement by the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany expressed concern that the 2015 nuclear deal risked further unraveling...

Scaling high on US trade war pressures, China slips to grow slow at 6.2% by mid 2019

Mounting ahead of the US trade pressure and following the home demands, China’s economic growth in the second quarter has turned to run in the slowest pace in last 27 years, settling at 6.2 per cent in mid 2019. ..

Silence across the streets: Pakistan’s sliding down economy pushes traders on strike for hike in sales tax

Observing a countrywide shutter down strike against the government, the traders in Pakistan stood against the government’s hike in sales tax in federal budget on July 13. The strike was announced by the All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran (APAT) last week. The traders in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are also observing a shutter down strike along with those in Multan and DI Khan...

Think before you plan a trip to this mountainous beauty; Nepal to hike foreign tourist visa fee from July 17

Known for its scenic beauty through mountains, Nepal has garnered quite a lot of tourists attracting them by its exquisite attractions. But for all those planning a trip to Nepal, the government has some information for you! Apparently, the travellers planning to visit the neighbouring country will have to shell out more money as the authorities have decided to hike the visa fees for foreign tourists. The officials informed that Nepal will raise visa fees for foreign tourists from July 17 this year...

First time after reelection, PM Narendra Modi to attend UNGA session in Sept

Now, after re-election, PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit the United States in September for the upcoming UN general assembly meetings. ..

Blatantly safeguarding self, Hafiz Saeed challenges terror funding case against him in Lahore Court

Exposed to the core, the terrorists and all the terror funding organisations have come out in open highlighting the culprits and busting their unholy nexus of spreading hatred among the masses. One of the main culprits and mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack Hafiz Saeed on Friday challenged terror financing cases against him in the Lahore High Court. He filed the petition along with seven others, and named the federal government, the Punjab government and the Counter Terrorism Department ..

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion fine for Facebook on privacy probe

United States regulators have approved a five billion dollar penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the settlement in a 3-2 vote with the two Democratic members of the consumer protection agency dissenting...

Indian economic prowess on global level! Anshula Kant appointed as World Bank’s first woman MD

Now, another Indian star created his space in the international skies. Anshula Kant of SBI designated as first woman Managing Director of World Bank...

Science is ‘key’ to pushing forward 2030 agenda!

Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences Resource shared key findings of the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), which will be launched at the SDG Summit in September...

Nepal’s Yeti Airlines skids off runway temporarily closing international airport; no casualties

Focussing to deal with the unfortunate situation, an aircraft of Yeti Airlines skidded off at the Tribhuvan International Airport runway in Kathmandu on Friday morning. Nepal’s international airport has been temporarily closed following the incident. ..

US House of Representatives passes bill removing country cap on Green Card

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at lifting the present seven percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards. The move will benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals. A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the US...

Knitting the broken threads, India calls for fast-tracking Maldives admission in Commonwealth

Reuniting by knitting the broken chords, India has called for fast-tracking the Maldives' re-admission into the Commonwealth. This move came after External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, attended the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London. ..

Kudos! IIT-Kharagpur alumnus marks fellowship at Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Sudipta Seal, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his contribution in the field of Chemical Sciences...

Sowing Seeds of Humanity! India Holds First Ever Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in Tanzania

The six-week long Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in Tanzania concluded yesterday which benefited over 500 differently abled Tanzanians...

European powers urge Iran to reverse its move to increase uranium enrichment

European powers urged Iran to reverse its move to increase uranium enrichment, as a French envoy arrived in Tehran to boost efforts to save a landmark 2015 nuclear deal. The accord between Iran and world powers promised sanctions relief, economic benefits and an end to international isolation of the Islamic republic in return for stringent curbs on its nuclear program. The European parties to the deal along with the EU's diplomatic chief today called on Tehran to reverse breaches of the agreement...

No place for hateful conduct! Twitter bans religion-based dehumanizing tweets

To stop this evil practice, Twitter has expanded its rules against hateful conduct to include language on its platform that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion...

Hats Off to Lalu Samuel! Becomes First Indian Expat to Receive Gold Card from UAE

Lalu Samuel, the UAE based Indian businessman has become the first expat in Sharjah to get the gold card permanent residency...

US to vote on bill to remove country-cap on Green Card

American lawmakers will decide today on lifting the country-cap on issuing Green Cards through voting in Congress. The move may benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals...

Commitment to peacekeeping! Lit.Gen Shailesh Tinaikar assumes charge as force commander of UNMISS

After assuming the charge, Lieutenant General Shailesh Sadashiv Tinaikar, who will be leading about 15,000 troops, has encouraged peacekeepers to achieve their mandate and overcome difficulties with patience and perseverance...

US President Trump warns Iran on Nuclear enrichment

US President Donald Trump warned Iran over its imminent breach of a uranium enrichment cap. Trump said Iran better be careful because you enrich for one reason. He said he won't tell Iran what that reason is...

‘Walled City’ of India now on UNESCO’s World Heritage site list!

The jewel of Rajwadi crown, Jaipur with its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, now got World Heritage tag...

Global Church body holds Christian-Sikh dialogue on lasting peace

Global Church organization the World Council of Churches (WCC) on Friday held a Christian-Sikh dialogue involving some Sikh and Christian leaders to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of the Sikh sect...

Iran condemns interception of oil tanker in Gibraltar

Iran has condemned interception of one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar where authorities said they suspected it was carrying crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. The detention of the 330 meter Grace 1 vessel comes at a sensitive time in Iran-EU ties as the bloc mulls how to respond to Tehran announcing it will breach the maximum uranium enrichment level it agreed to in a 2015 nuclear deal...

European Parliament chooses Italian MEP David Sassoli as President

The European Parliament elected its new President, Italian MEP David-Maria Sassoli. Newly-elected European Parliament President is a former television journalist who turned to politics 10 years ago as a center-left MEP. Parliament on Wednesday chose the 63-year-old social democrat to succeed another Italian, Antonio Tajani, an ally of Silvio Berlusconi from the right-wing EPP group...

Monstrous Tornado Wreaks Havoc in China, 6 Killed, over 200 Injured

A ferocious tornado hit a city in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province yesterday. Six people are reported to be killed and around 190 injured...

#Haj2019: First Flight from India with 419 Pilgrims Reaches Madinah

This year, a record number of 2,00,000 Haj pilgrims are going to Saudi Arabia for Haj Yatra. The first flight from India carrying 419 pilgrims reached early morning today at Madinah at 3.40 am...

#ActLocalGoGlobal! For sustainable and inclusive cities, UN joins hands with Civil society

Representatives of civil society will have the opportunity to meet with senior UN officials, and discuss a wide range of solutions to the challenges of urban life...

Karnataka is Smart Business Destination: Kumaraswamy Appeals US Businessmen to Invest in the State

Showcasing Karnataka as a smart and wonderful investment destination in India, Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy, during his week-long visit to the US, appealed US investors to invest in the state. He also invited US businessmen to participate in the ‘Global Investors’ Meet’ to be held in January 2020 in Karnataka. ..

Evoking India’s contribution in liberation movement; PM Sheikh Hasina terms India Bangladesh relation as organic

Not only sharing political diplomacy and international borders, India and Bangladesh share a close knitted relationship of bilateral extension. Asserting the same on global platform, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh India ties were organic and it goes beyond a few billion dollars of trade. Mainly because both countries have shed blood together during the liberation struggle of the country...

Violence Flares Up in Libya: Airstrike Kills 40 at Tripoli Migrant Centre

Massive Airstrike on Tripoli migrant centre killed at least 40 people and injured around 80 early-morning today. The self-styled Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hifter has been held responsible for the airstrike...

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission

European Union (EU) leaders have put forward their nominations for the bloc's top jobs, with a woman proposed as European Commission Chief for the first time. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated for the post to replace Jean-Claude Juncker. The nomination came after the main front-runners were rejected...

UK Court permits Vijay Mallya to appeal against extradition order

The UK High Court has granted absconding businessman Vijay Mallya permission to appeal against the extradition order of a lower court to face alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to 9,000 crores in India. A two-member bench at the Royal Courts of Justice in London allowed Mallya to appeal on at least one of the five grounds against his extradition order which was signed off by the UK Home Secretary...

Nurturing Defence Partnership, New US Legislation Brings India at par with NATO Allies

India-US defence co-operation has put a significant step forward as the US Senate has passed the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) 2020. The new legislative provision brings India at par with America’s NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence co-operation...

Dire Caution! India to face productivity loss due to global warming

The new report stated, “Projections based on a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees C by the end of the 21st century, and also on labour force trends, suggest that, in 2030, 2.2% of total working hours worldwide will be lost to high temperatures — a productivity loss equivalent to 80 million full-time job”...

India’s ‘Green’ maneuver! Now, India is producing world's cheapest solar power

Now, making another record in this sector, Around the globe, Solar power prices are falling and India is now producing the world's cheapest solar power, according to an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) survey...

Step towards denuclearization of Korean peninsula, UN Chief welcomes Trump-Kim meeting

The first sitting United States President to set foot inside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Secretary-General António Guterres offered his full support to a potentially reset relationship that may render a denuclearized Korean Peninsula...

Understanding Reality, New Zealand Bans ‘Degradable Plastic’ along with Single-Use Plastic Bags

New Zealand yesterday took a courageous decision to ban single-use plastic shopping bags. More important is that New Zealand has also banned the so-called ‘degradable’ plastic regardless of whether it is made from fossil fuel or biological sources. ..

Climate Action Is a “Battle for our Lives”!

At a meeting in Abu Dhabi, UN Secretary-General António Guterres reminded leaders that climate change is progressing faster than the world’s top scientists have predicted and that the international community must deliver an adequate response, making use of key opportunities to do so this year and the next...

Striving to Save Jobs of Engineers, HRD Ministry Sends List of Premier Engineering Institutions to Kuwait

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) with all possible efforts is striving to save the jobs of around 1400 engineers in Kuwait following invalidation IIT degrees by Gulf countries. The HRD Ministry has sent a list of premier engineering institutes in the country to Kuwait authorities. ..

Syria: About 100 fighters killed in clashes between govt forces and rebel militants

On Friday, nearly 100 fighters have been killed including government forces and rebels jihadists in clashes in the north-western part of the country as troops tried to regain control of two villages they lost earlier this month...

To tackle ‘Hate Speech’, India gives clarion call for integrated engagement in UN!

ndia has called for multi-stakeholder engagement, including the lasting commitment from technology companies on higher standards of content regulation, to address challenges of hate speech online...

Tackle ‘Tsunami of Hatred’! UN Chief urges to counter anti-semitism, racism & intolerance

The “multi-headed monster” of intolerance, has created a visible and violent “tsunami of hatred” that is gathering speed across the world, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday...

First Time in India! Hyderabad Hosts 32nd Congress of International Seed Testing Association

The eight-day long 32nd Congress of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) kick-started in Hyderabad yesterday. The event is being held for the first time in India. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Chaudhari formally inaugurated the event on Wednesday. ..

#G20: With Gleeful Faces, PM Modi Receives Rousing Welcome in Osaka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kansai International Airport in Japan early morning today. As soon as he got off the plane, he received an overwhelmingly warm welcome with smiling faces and great enthusiasm from the Indian community in Japan as well as the Japanese people. ..

For the first time, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday...

Is family structure changing globally? UN Women reveals many new trends in #WomensProgress2019 report

Women are today not only the householders but also homemakers. To mark this progress, UN Women released a brand new research report, “Women Progress 2019”...

US President Trump signs order to impose fresh sanctions on Iran

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order, which he said, will impose hard-hitting sanctions on Iran and deny the Iranian Supreme Leader and other officials’ access to financial instruments within US jurisdiction. He signed the order in presence of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday...

Iran Refuses to Bow Down, Slams US Over New Sanctions

“Trump Administration is annihilating all the international mechanisms for keeping peace and security in the world. New sanctions by US spell permanent closure of diplomacy between Tehran and Washington,” said Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abbas Mausavi while retaliating the US for new sanctions...

Facebook to Introduce Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook has announced to introduce a cryptocurrency named 'libra' from 2020. It is going to tremble the global economy by creating parallel currency...

Big Leap by UAE: Becomes the First Gulf Country to Launch Global Anti-Money Laundering Platform

The UAE has taken a big leap ahead to curb organized crimes. The UAE has become the first country in the Gulf to launch a new reporting platform named ‘goAML’ developed by the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime...

History is made! ILO adopts new ‘Convention on Violence and Harassment’ in the world of Work

A landmark international agreement banning violence and harassment in the workplace has been applauded by UN Secretary-General António Guterres after it was adopted on Friday at the International Labour Organization’s Centenary Conference in Geneva...

First Arab country, Saudi Arabia becomes attains full membership at FATF

Attaining its spot on the international dais, Saudi Arabia becomes the first Arab country to be granted full membership of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following the group’s Annual General Meeting in Orlando, Florida on Friday. This move comes as the FATF celebrates its 30th anniversary of its first meeting held in Paris in 1989...

No Brexit renegotiation: EU leaders to next British PM

The European Union's top leaders today fired a Brexit warning to whoever wins the battle to become the next British Prime minister, saying the existing divorce deal could not be changed...

Yoga is force for fighting climate change, fostering global harmony!

Indian Mission of the United Nations organized a panel discussion on the theme of “Yoga for Climate Action” in UN Headquarters. Which is moderated by Deputy representative, Nagaraj Naidu...

Women power in action for security & peace! Indian women peacekeepers’ squad to assume duties at MONUSCO under UN

Making this commitment more strong, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said, “Indian women who are contingents to the United Nations' peacekeeping operations will soon be assuming their duties in the Democratic Republic of Congo”...

Wonderful Coincidence of #InternationalDayofYoga and #WorldMusicDay

Music and Yoga both are such amazing gifts that any person on this planet can relish their effects. Nothing is more charming than doing Yoga along with some soothing music…Today, June 21 has come up with this wonderful coincidence!..

UN Headquarters pulsates as yoga enthusiasts celebrate Indian ancient tradition

Today is the every Indian is feeling proud because today the world is celebrating the International Day of Yoga. Every nook and corner of the world is performing yoga. In this mass movement, the UN is also taking part with huge enthusiasm...

Saudi Prince in Trouble! UN Report Unveils Involvement of Saudi Officials in the Killing of Khashoggi

The UN appointed independent investigator has claimed that the responsibility for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi lies with high-level officials of the monarchy. A 100-page report on the investigation of the murder is to be presented to the Human Rights Council next week...

‘Afghan-led, Afghan-owned & Afghan-controlled inclusive peace’! India reiterates its support to age-old friend in UN

India and Afghanistan are an old-age friend. India is not just politically linked with Afghanistan but also culturally, socially and economically too. India supports Afghanistan in development and peace-building. Now, taking this commitment further, India supported Afghanistan for inclusive peace in the United Nations...

Donald Trump formally kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign

US President Donald Trump has officially launched his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Florida. He appealed to his supporters to give him four more years to realise his unfinished agenda for the country whose economy he boasted, has become the envy of the world under his watch...

Hate Speech 'On Notice'! UN Chief launches 'UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech'

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has declared war on hate speech, telling the Member States on Tuesday, that we all need to “do better at looking out for each other”...

United Kingdom: Boris Johnson takes lead in run-up to the election of PM

In the United Kingdom, Prime Ministerial race has narrowed to five candidates from six after a crunch vote last night when ruling Conservative Party MPs voted in a secret ballot for the second time to whittle down the list of contenders further...

Acting up on worsening economy, Pakistan PM Imran Khan directs his cabinet to adopt ‘simple lifestyle’

In this view, taking consideration of the country’s economic situation, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed his cabinet to fully implement austerity measures and adopt a ‘simple lifestyle.’..

Thank you, India! India-UN Fund grants $ 1.5 millions for rehabilitation of community health centers in Palau

At this time, addressing the improvement in health care services in Palau, India-UN Fund grants $ 1.5 millions for community health centers...

America to begin process of removing millions of illegal migrants next week: Trump

Showing red-eye towards illegal immigration, US President Donald Trump has warned saying, America will begin the process of removing millions of illegal migrants next week. In a tweet, Mr Trump said, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will deport the people who have illicitly found their way into the United States...

‘Hindi’ touch to scientific innovation! NASA funds programs to produce video to teach Hindi through Indian scientific innovations

Now taking a creative initiative in this manner, A program funded by NASA has created a series of videos about popular archaeological sites and institutions in India, where video comes with lessons in Hindi...

Keeping the Promise, India Grants $ 15 Million Assistance to Niger

Government of India has granted an assistance of US $ 15 million to the Government of Niger to support the organization of the African Union summit (AU) to be held in July in Niamey, the capital city of Niger. A cheque worth $ 15 million was handed over by the Indian Ambassador in Niamey Rajesh Agrawal to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Niger yesterday...

#Libra & #Calibra: Facebook’s herculean leap in global payment system

Facebook, the tech giant is always engaged in the welfare of netizens and safe internet. Now Facebook is taking a big jump in the global payment system. Today, Facebook Inc. unveiled plans to establish a cryptocurrency called ‘Libra’ with digital wallet ‘Calibra’...

Making own imprint on world! Indian-America population grew by 38% between 2010 and 2017

Fascinatingly, as per South Asian advocacy group’s demographic report, The population of Indian-origin people in America grew by 38% in seven years between 2010 and 2017...

Big Step towards Nurturing Ties! India offers E-Visa Facility to Saudi Nationals

India has taken an important step ahead in strengthening India-Saudi Arabia relations as the Government of India has made E-Visas available for Saudi nationals in an effort to ease travel and increase the number of Saudi visitors to the country...

Disastrous temblor in China forces a dozen of people to breath last, leaving more than hundreds injured

Waking up in a strong alarm, the neighbouring nation China observed a 6.0 magnitude earthquake pulling a dozens to the valley of death and injuring 134 on Tuesday. Following this, more than 4000 people have been relocated to the safe province...

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: Local Solutions Will Combat Global Problem

Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, a day to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The theme for this year is “Let’s Grow the Future Together”...

Pakistan in trouble again! Fails to achieve 25 out of 27 points slated by FATF to curb terror funding

Stars really does not seem to favour Pakistan as the cash strapped country’s financial situation becomes more precarious. The Multilateral lenders like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and the European Union may continue downgrading Pakistan as the country has failed to complete 25 of the 27 action points given by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to check terror funding...

Scripting history, Indian Embassy gives a replica by performing yoga in the backdrop of mighty Mt Everest

Engaging with a vow to lead a comfortable and healthy life, yoga has influenced many with its enriched skills. As India gears up to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21, the entire world extends its support with contributing their bit. In a first, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organised a yoga event at the base camp of Mount Everest to celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga...

New squad with new vision! UNGA elects 19 new UN ECOSOC members to start terms in 2020

New squad with new vision! UNGA elects 19 new UN ECOSOC members to start terms in 2020..

Initiating collective strategies for peace and co-operation! EAM Jaishankar meets Tajikistan President at #CICA Summit

Now, enhancing this commitment, EAM S Jaishankar met President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Dushanbe...

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signs US extradition order for Julian Assange

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed a request for Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange to be extradited to the US where he faces charges of computer hacking...

#WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay: A Day for Youth to Introspect

Today is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day for today’s youth to introspect. The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which represents the day when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations...

Thanks Oman for Timely Support! 10 Indians Rescued After Crew Accident in Omani Waters

An unfortunate accident happened in the Gulf of Oman in which an Indian boat was reported to be drowning yesterday morning. However, the boat and 10 drowning crew members have been rescued off the Omani port city of Dhalkut. Indian Embassy in Muscat has thanked Omani Authorities for timely support...

Responsibilities Must be Clarified: Says Antonio Guterres on Gulf Oil Tanker Attack

United Nation’s Secretory General Antonio Guterres has pushed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war. Guterres said that it was the purview of the Security Council that an independent entity could step in to verify the facts...

Land's highest honor for devoted service! Palestine rewards Indian with 'star of Jerusalem' award

To honor shared heritage, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has conferred an Indian national with the Star of Jerusalem medal, one of the highest honors given to foreign nationals by the Palestinian Authority...

Rwanda: An Example Worth Paying Attention to on #WorldBloodDonorDay

Rwanda is a very small Central African country situated on the east bank of the lake Kivu. The purpose of taking the name of this country today is that the country has done something wonderful in the activity of blood donation. The example set by the country is worth paying attention to on the occasion of World Blood Donation Day today!..

Towards 'Transformative Change'! UN launches new Disability Strategy

Disability inclusion is not only a fundamental human right, but it is also “central to the promise” of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the annual conference on the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which began on Tuesday...

Google hails India’s growth! Pichai says scale of India’s market allows Google to develop new products

Hailing this substantial growth of the India market, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has said, “the scale of India’s market has allowed Google to develop new products in the country and take it to the global level”. ..

Exchanging Diplomatic skills: MEA Conducts Special Course for Egyptian Diplomats

The Ministry of External Affairs has organised the 1st Special Course for diplomats from Egypt from June 10 to June 22 which is being held at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the Ministry. 13 young diplomats are participating in the Course...

‘Rare Move’! India stands by Israel, rejects Palestinian NGO in UN

Now taking this relation on another level, in a ‘rare move’, India voted in favor of a decision introduced by Israel in UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) which objected to granting consultative status to Palestinian NGO...

Historic decision by UN! Security Council adopts resolution on issue of missing persons in armed conflict

The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council adopted on Tuesday the very first ever resolution focused on the issue of missing persons in armed conflict. ..

Is Pakistan following Modi’s footsteps to overcome financial crisis? Imran Khan takes action against corruption

Seems like being influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan Prime Minister has also rolled up his sleeves pledging to wash out corruption in Pakistan. As the country is grappling to overcome a severe financial crisis, Imran Khan on June 11 announced that he will form a high-powered commission to investigate graft in the last one decade. ..