ISRO spectrum demand may hit 5G rollout in India, say industry experts

NEW DELHI: Spectrum demand of Indian Space Research Organisation and the telecom ministry’s proposed conditions to roll out mobile services in 26 gigahertz band are likely to make deployment of 5G services in the country challenging, according to industry experts. International Telecommunication Union (ITU), under the United Nations, will hold a conference next month in … Read moreISRO spectrum demand may hit 5G rollout in India, say industry experts

“All Paid,” Tweets Top Diplomat On India’s Dues To Cash-Strapped UN

The UN announced a $1.4 billion shortfall on its operating budget this year. India has paid all its dues to the United Nations, top diplomat Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday, adding that only 35 of 193 member countries have paid their dues. In a tweet, Mr Akbaruddin, who is India’s permanent representative in the United … Read more“All Paid,” Tweets Top Diplomat On India’s Dues To Cash-Strapped UN

Global Anti-Terror Body FATF And UN Must Cooperate To Combat Terror: India

India has called for cooperation between anti-terror body FATF and UN to combat terror financing United Nations:  India has strongly condemned any direct or indirect financial assistance to terrorists and terror groups by nations that enables them to pursue their activities, including in defending criminal cases against them. Speaking at a General Assembly Sixth Committee … Read moreGlobal Anti-Terror Body FATF And UN Must Cooperate To Combat Terror: India

India Among 34 UN Nations To Pay Regular Budget Dues In Full And On Time

The UN owed India $38 million, among highest it has to pay to any country, for peacekeeping operations United Nations:  India is among a handful of only 34 UN member states which paid their regular budget dues in full and on time to the world organisation. India paid 23.25 million dollars in regular budget assessments … Read moreIndia Among 34 UN Nations To Pay Regular Budget Dues In Full And On Time

UNCTAD sees India growth moderating to 6% in 2019

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has forecast India’s growth to moderate to 6% in 2019 from 7.4% in 2018 due to lower-than-targeted tax collections and limited public spending. “Together with a projected deceleration in the rate of growth in 2019 for India, where below-target collections from the recently introduced Goods and … Read moreUNCTAD sees India growth moderating to 6% in 2019

India Installs 195 Solar Panels, Inaugurates Gandhi Solar Park at UN

New York:  Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that India had installed over 195 solar panels in the United Nations (UN) Headquarters as a mark of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. “The United Nations commemorated 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by planting 150 trees and India erected 195 solar panels on the terrace of UN,” … Read moreIndia Installs 195 Solar Panels, Inaugurates Gandhi Solar Park at UN

PM Modi Inaugurates “Gandhi Solar Park” At UN Headquarters

New York:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (local time) inaugurated a 50 kilowatt “https://www.ndtv.com/”Gandhi Solar Park”https://www.ndtv.com/” at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, on the second leg of his visit to the United States. World leaders including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President of South Korea Moon-Jae-in were also present … Read morePM Modi Inaugurates “Gandhi Solar Park” At UN Headquarters

World Rivers Day: A Celebration Of World’s Waterways. How You Can Join

World Rivers Day is celebrated on September 21. The theme is “Day of Action for Rivers”. New Delhi:  World Rivers Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of September. It’s a day to celebrate world’s waterways. This year, World Rivers Day will be observed on September 21. With rivers facing threats, active involvement of people … Read moreWorld Rivers Day: A Celebration Of World’s Waterways. How You Can Join

Support direct talks between Taliban and Afghan govt: Syed Akbaruddin

Akbaruddin said that it is the Afghan people who will implement and bear the consequences of any agreements arrived at and hence outcomes having constitutional legitimacy and political mandate and which are arrived at in an inclusive and democratic way can ensure stability. (Source: File) After US President Donald Trump ended a nearly year-long effort … Read moreSupport direct talks between Taliban and Afghan govt: Syed Akbaruddin

“Sovereign Decision,” Says India At UN On Kashmir Move: Full Text

No country can accept interference in its internal affairs, India said at UN (Representational) Geneva:  India on Tuesday gave a strong response to Pakistan which raised Kashmir at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva, saying “those who abet, finance and support terrorism in any form on territory under their control are in … Read more“Sovereign Decision,” Says India At UN On Kashmir Move: Full Text

US, India Racing To Settle Trade Disputes Ahead Of PM Modi-Trump UN Meet

PM Modi, Trump are expected to meet at the annual UN General Assembly session (File) Washington:  The United States and India are racing to settle several outstanding trade disputes in time for President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to finalize a limited accord when they meet later this month during an annual UN … Read moreUS, India Racing To Settle Trade Disputes Ahead Of PM Modi-Trump UN Meet

Pakistan has nothing to do with whatever happens within India: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor, while speaking with reporters, also criticised the government over restrictions and detention of politicians. Amid reports of Pakistan’s plans to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that neighbouring country has “no locus standi” on the matter. The Congress leader said with what … Read morePakistan has nothing to do with whatever happens within India: Shashi Tharoor

“A Gift From India”: UN Headquarters Gets Solar Panels On Its Roof

Solar panels being installed at the United Nations office in New York. New Delhi:  The United Nations Office in New York has installed solar panels on its roof to power the building’s energy needs. The solar panels, gifted to the human rights body by India, can generate power up to 50 Kilowatt (KW). “Solar panels, … Read more“A Gift From India”: UN Headquarters Gets Solar Panels On Its Roof

Human action will restore environment: Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar If human actions have caused damage to the environment, human action can restore it, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said at the inauguration of the 12-day Conference of Parties (COP14) deliberations under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on Monday. “If human actions caused damage like climate change, degradation of land, … Read moreHuman action will restore environment: Prakash Javadekar

AirAsia airline deboards visually and hearing impaired activist at Pune airport

Zamir Dhale is the founder of the Society for Empowerment of the Deaf-Blind, and almost always uses public transport without any assistance. A disability rights activist, who is visually and hearing impaired, was made to deboard an AirAsia flight at Pune airport Friday following the airline’s opinion that the passenger was incapable of travelling alone … Read moreAirAsia airline deboards visually and hearing impaired activist at Pune airport

Mega UN summit to combat desertification kicks off at Greater Noida

Around 196 countries and 94 environment ministers are taking part in the mega event, which is being hosted by India. (Representational Image) A UN convention to combat desertification kicked off on Monday at Greater Noida in which countries are expected to announce their targets for land restoration and agree on measures to address emerging threats … Read moreMega UN summit to combat desertification kicks off at Greater Noida

UN Chief Calls For ”Maximum Restraint” On Kashmir, Invokes Shimla Agreement

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UN said it recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan. United Nations:  UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to exercise “maximum restraint” and refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir, as he highlighted the Shimla Agreement which rejects any third-party mediation … Read moreUN Chief Calls For ”Maximum Restraint” On Kashmir, Invokes Shimla Agreement

Kashmir has been cut to the quick

In the face of a massive security build-up in Kashmir at the close of July, a seasoned journalist conjectured, “This is just the right time when militants and their masters in Rawalpindi could do with a terror attack in Kashmir.” Such were the arguments trotted out by experienced media persons in seeking to account for … Read moreKashmir has been cut to the quick

UN Chief’s Report On Children Caught In Violence “Selective”, Says India

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India cited the “importance of credible… implementation of mandate given to the UN system” United Nations:  India has strongly expressed its disappointment over UN chief Antonio Guterres, in his recent report, including situations in India that are neither armed conflicts nor a threat to international security, saying such attempt to “expand mandate in a selective … Read moreUN Chief’s Report On Children Caught In Violence “Selective”, Says India

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