Tag Archives: UN General Assembly

Chinese ready to embrace yoga, ahead of Modi’s visit

The Chinese are taking to yoga in a big way, if what their officials here say are an indication. Of late, yoga has been gaining ground in China despite its traditional tai chi fitness practice. Even First Lady Peng Liyuan is said to be learning and practising yoga. More and more officials and their families in the Chinese embassy here ...

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Exploitation of Internet by Terrorists, India Calls for Action

India has called for changes to the management of the internet infrastructure to prevent terrorists from exploiting it by pointing fingers to the use of internet technologies during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. While speaking to the UN Security Council on Wednesday during a marathon session on international cooperation to combat terrorism, India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji drew attention ...

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Pakistanis Observe ‘Black Day’ Today Over Kashmir

Pakistanis on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world held demonstrations to mark the anniversary of what they termed India’s invasion and occupation of Kashmir on Oct 27, 1947, reports said. The day will be observed as a ‘black day’ to protest against India’s illegal occupation of the disputed Himalayan territory of Jammu and Kashmir. ...

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‘India’s re-election to UNHRC is endorsement of its position,’ says Indian Ambassador

India’s re-election on Tuesday to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an overwhelming endorsement of the country’s position on human rights and its pledge to the United Nations, said Indian Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji on Wednesday. Nine nations vied for the four Asian seats but India received 162 votes – the highest for an Asian ...

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UN Denies Pakistan’s Plea to Interfere in Jammu and Kashmir Issue

The latest effort made by Pakistan to draw UN’s attention on the Kashmir issue have turned into an utter failure as UN refused to intervene in the matter on Tuesday. UN urged on the need to resolve all differences between the countries through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. According to reports, Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan ...

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India rejects ‘untenable comments’ by Nawaz Sharif on Jammu & Kashmir in UN

India has strongly rejected the "untenable comments" made by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Jammu & Kashmir in the UN general assembly, asserting that the people of the state have peacefully chosen their destiny in accordance with universally accepted democratic principles, on Saturday. Exercising its Right of Reply on the floor of the general assembly to the comments made ...

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PM’s US Visit: Modi to Pay Homage to 9/11 Memorial; To Address UN General Assembly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached US on Friday for his five-day visit, will pay tributes to the Gandhi Statue and visit the historic Lincoln Memorial and the recently established memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. Modi will also visit 9/11 attack memorial and is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday. After Modi’s visit to the ...

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Prioritizing Road Safety in India

The UN General Assembly has adopted 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety and set a goal for reducing fatalities from road accidents by 50 percent during the period recognizing the severe impact of road accidents on global health. Every year about 1.2 million people die and 50 million get affected in road accidents globally losing 1.2 trillion ...

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