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India wins election to UN Human Rights Council

India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes......

Haley to join private sector, hopefully make a lot of money: Trump

Indian-American Nikki Haley, who a day earlier announced her resignation as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, is likely to join the private sector and hopefully, make a lot of......

Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to United Nations

In a surprise move, Indian-American Nikki Haley Tuesday resigned as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, becoming the latest casualty in the dysfunctional Trump administration just......

Modi among 48 leaders to endorse UN chief's campaign to combat sexual abuse

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among 48 world leaders who have endorsed a collective statement issued by United Nations chief Antonio Guterres reaffirming their continued personal commitment to......

PM Modi receives UN's highest environmental honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, bestowed upon five other individuals and organisations, for his leadership of the......

Lawsuit filed in US over short-duration H-1B visas

An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companies mostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration agency for issuing H-1B visas for shorter than......

Could've been worse, says Saudi minister as PM cites high oil price

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in in New Delhi. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI Photo Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday warned oil producers like Saudi Arabia that high crude......

How India, Iran plan to bypass US oil sanctions

'Indian and Iranian sources both confirmed to me that India and Iran are moving ahead to implement a payment system on buying oil from Iran and hope to finalise it very soon,' says Aveek Sen.......

Why govt must prioritise attracting foreign capital

Given the concerns around trade wars that threaten to jeopardise global capital flows as well, attracting foreign capital needs to be a policy priority, says Neelkanth Mishra. Like a company that......

How to solve this GST imbroglio?

From a commercial standpoint, reducing the price of each SKU, particularly with a small MRP (Rs 5 or below) is often a challenge, including availability of legal tender below Re 1 Companies or......

Nations League update: Injured Matic withdraws from Serbia squad

IMAGE: Nemanja Matic has returned to Manchester United to complete his rehabilitation under the club's guidance. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Manchester United midfielder Nemanja......

Sports Shorts: Sharma in joint lead at CIMB, eyes maiden PGA Tour title

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday  Shubhankar Sharma was in joint lead after 54 holes for the second time in a PGA Tour event, as he carded 6-under 66 to reach......

Lippi's China held scoreless by India in 'Earth Derby'

IMAGE: Action from the football friendly between China and India in Hong Kong on Saturday. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Indian Football Team/Twitter China's struggles in the build-up to January's......

Arsenal legend Henry named head coach of French club Monaco

IMAGE: Thierry Henry, 41, played for Monaco for five seasons, winning a league title with them in 1997. Photograph: Eric Gaillard Former France striker Thierry Henry was given his first head......

Nations Cup: Lukaku double lifts Belgium to win; Croatia hold England

IMAGE: Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the first goal for Belgium. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters Romelu Lukaku scored twice to earn Belgium a 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the Nations......
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Chamling receives FAO award for Sikkim becoming world's first organic State

UNITED NATIONS, OCT 16: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Future Policy Gold... ...

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Cyber security awareness month gaining attention

 In the United States, cyber security experts and other stakeholders observe October as the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The... ...

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Lawsuit filed in US over short-duration H-1B visas

An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companies mostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration... ...

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Two Koreas, U.N. Command hold first talks on disarming border

North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarising the border as... ...

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The number of Yemenis on the brink of famine could rise to 12 million - or two in five of the population - from around 8.5 million in coming months... ...

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