Pakistan's China-backed bid to raise Kashmir issue in UNSC fails for the second time; members say bilateral matter
India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed yet again to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to focus on the hard tasks it has to address in order to ensure normal relations with India
India-Bangladesh better than ever, says Indian Ambassador to UN Syed Akbaruddin; calls it a tribute to legacy of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
India's ties with Bangladesh are better than ever, this is a tribute to the legacy and belief of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Syed Akbaruddin said.
On World Humanitarian Day, Mamata Banerjee alleges civil rights violation in Kashmir, calls topic 'very close to my heart’
'Human rights is a subject very close to my heart. In 1995, I was on the road for 21 days to protect human rights violations against deaths in lock-ups', said Mamata Banerjee
Imran Khan claims Kashmiris are 'under siege,' says world should 'consider security of India's nuclear arsenal' under Modi govt
Following the Union government's move to invalidate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Imran has been extremely vocal about alleged human rights violations in the state.
Daily Bulletin: Internet restored in Jammu, restrictions in Kashmir to ease in phased manner; Modi to begin two-day Bhutan visit today; day's top stories
While announcing the easing of restrictions in a press conference, BVR Subrahmanyam, Kashmir Chief Secretary, said that offices of the government in the Valley functioned normally on Friday and the attendance in many offices was "quite high".
After UNSC meet on J&K, China says members concerned about human rights situation; India slams Pakistan's 'alarmist' approach
Both India and Pakistan were not among the attendees at the informal UNSC meeting, which was meant only for the five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
India strongly rejects Pakistan's references to Kashmir at Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial meet in Venezuela
India has strongly rejected Pakistan's references to Kashmir during the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting in Venezuela, saying the global forum can never be a platform for a "self-serving narrative" that aims to undermine the territorial integrity of one nation by another State
India secures UNSC non-permanent membership for 2021-22 with support from Asia-Pacific group including Pakistan and China
In a highly significant diplomatic win for India and a testament to its growing global stature, India's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for a two-year term was unanimously endorsed by the Asia-Pacific group of the world body, including Pakistan and China.
Indian female peacekeepers assume duties in UN mission in Congo, focus on working with conflict-affected women and children
A team of women peacekeepers from India has assumed duties in the UN mission in Congo, one of the most challenging peacekeeping missions, with a focus on working with women and children worst affected by conflict.
The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections in United Nations for new members to the UNHRC. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif at UNGA, discusses US sanctions
The two sides also discussed the status of Iran nuclear deal with the European Union.
Reform of multilateral system, climate action, peace, security key priorities for India during UNGA, says Syed Akbaruddin
Emphasizing that multilateralism is under stress and being challenged, Akbaruddin said significant actors on the global platform are "disassociating" on very important areas of global interaction, whether migration or human rights, a veiled reference to the US withdrawing from the UN Global Compact on Migration and the UN Human Rights Council. Further, the finances of international organisations are becoming increasingly contested.
Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for 73rd session of UNGA, will address General Debate on 29 September
Swaraj, who arrived for the UN General Assembly on Saturday, will hold several bilateral and multilateral discussions with her global counterparts as well as with the top UN officials.
India responds to Antonio Guterres' call for climate action, contributes $1 million to instal solar panels on roof of UN headquarters
India's $1 million contribution to install solar panels on the roof of the UN headquarters will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy,
India's Ambassador to UN Syed Akbaruddin calls for crippling Taliban's illicit drug trade in Afghanistan
Syed Akbaruddin said that the agendas of terror organisations draw financial sustenance not only from extortion and forced levies and taxes, but also benefit from criminal networks operating drug cartels and stealing Afghanistan's natural resources.
Pakistan should not indulge in 'polemics', must work to eradicate terror and violence from South Asia: India at UNSC
India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador, Syed Akbaruddin, said about the Jammu and Kashmir dispute that Pakistan is "regurgitating a failed approach, which has long been rejected, is neither reflective of pacific intent nor a display of pacific content."
Washington's desperation to secure peace in Afghanistan plays to Islamabad's advantage, threatens New Delhi's strategic interests
Underlining Washington’s desire to build a strong security partnership with India, the John McCain National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) for the 2019 fiscal has urged the Donald Trump administration to strengthen its defence partnership with India, noting that such a partnership should enable “strategic, operational and tactical coordination between our militaries.”
India's Ambassador to UN Syed Akbaruddin says attacks inside Afghanistan launched from 'safe havens in its neighbourhood'
While not naming Pakistan, Akbaruddin said those supporting the terrorists targeting Afghanistan have not been deterred. “Notwithstanding the efforts made by the international community, there are still those who provide sanctuaries to support the dark agendas of terrorist organizations like the Taliban, LeT and others
Indian Ambassador to UN Syed Akbaruddin questions 'unrepresentative' Security Council's ability to protect
India has questioned how the United Nations Security Council, which is "grossly unrepresentative" and has a questionable record in addressing common challenges, pursue the noble cause of responsibility to protect populations and prevent genocide and crimes and humanity.
India focuses on efficient energy usage; aims to partner with UN to promote consumption of solar energy
India aims to partner with the United Nations to use solar energy at the world body's premises as part of the efforts to protect and preserve environment.