Despite pleas made by the UNHCR, Indonesia moves to turn away a boat containing Rohingya refugees amid heightening humanitarian crisis.
The United Nations experts have sought the release of Kashmir's human rights activist Khurram Parvez and asked the government to ensure his rights to liberty and security.
The foreign ministers of the participating countries resolved to support Afghanistan while reiterating the importance of UNSC Resolution 2593 (2021) which says that Afghan territory must not be used for terrorist activities.
Since a sabotage attack that damaged the Karaj nuclear site in June, Iran had refused The United Nation's nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to replace the damaged cameras.
UNICEF has urged South Asian countries to open schools as interruptions in education are said to have dire consequences in these countries. Here's a look at India's digital divide created by online education.
A UN campaign, 'Orange the world: End violence against women', ended on International Human Rights Day. The campaign, a part of the UN's multi-year programme, assumes additional significance during the covid times when crimes against women have reportedly skyrocketed.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a U.N. Security Council meeting that hindrance in the government's ability to provide public services due to climate disruptions fuels grievances and mistrust towards authorities.
'The progress that was made in this area must not be erased.', said The United Nations' Political Chief Rosemary DeCarlo in a statement while expressing concern over the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Alleging abuse of anti-terror laws, the United Nations and international human rights bodies seek release of rights activist Khurram Parvez and inquiry into the Hyderpora encounter killings in Srinagar.
The UN has sought probe into civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir’s Hyderpora and called on the security forces and armed groups to exercise restraint
Covaxin was assessed under the WHO EUL procedure based on the review of data on quality, safety, efficacy, a risk management plan and programmatic suitability.
The conflict that erupted in Ethiopia's Tigray region has killed thousands of people since the government of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed allowed soldiers from neighboring Eritrea to invade Tigray and join Ethiopian forces
Addressing the world leaders at the UN COP26 underway at Glasgow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is the only country that is delivering in ‘letter and spirit’ the commitments on tackling climate change under the Paris Agreement.
According to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the financial assistance would be directly received by humanitarian organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO.
SKM convener held a meeting with United Sikhs Director Parvinder Singh at organization’s camp office set up at the morcha site on the border of Delhi, last week. Both United Sikhs and the SKM have reached an understanding to work in a tandem.
The report of the Climate Council ranked Australia last among 31 wealthy, developed countries on the criteria of emissions reduction performances and pledges.
In awarding the Sakharov Prize to the 45-year-old activist, the European Parliament praised his 'immense personal bravery' who was poisoned with a nerve agent last year.
The ‘Dixon Plan’ named after the U.N. Representative Sir Owen Dixon assigned Ladakh to India, the Northern Areas and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) to Pakistan, split Jammu between the two and envisaged a plebiscite in the Kashmir Valley.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.