UNGA Presidency elevates our leverage at international stage: Maldives President Solih

New Delhi: President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has welcomed the presidency of his country at the United Nations General Assembly and during the Independence day speech said that it elevates “our leverage on the international stage.” Maldives Foreign minister Abdulla Shahid has been elected as the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for its […]

COVID-19, revival of economy among key focus areas for UNGA President-elect Abdulla Shahid

New Delhi: The President-elect of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid on Thursday (July 22) said his key focus areas would be recovering from COVID-19 pandemic and the revival of economies globally. Shahid is in India for his first foreign visit in that capacity. Calling it “presidency of hope”, Shahid […]

Use of weaponised drones for terrorism needs serious attention: India at United Nations

United Nations: The possibility of the use of weaponised drones for terrorist activities against strategic and commercial assets calls for serious attention by the global community, India has told the UN General Assembly, a day after two explosives-laden drones crashed into the Indian Air Force (IAF) station at Jammu airport. A fresh attempt to attack […]

Indian diplomat Nagaraj Naidu to be UNGA President’s Chef du Cabinet

New Delhi: India’s deputy Ambassador to United Nations Nagaraj Naidu will be the Chef du Cabinet of the President-elect of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid. This is for the first time that an Indian diplomat will be at that post. His tenure will be for a period of one […]

India-backed Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid elected as UNGA President

United Nations: Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was on Monday elected as President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, garnering 143 votes out of the 191 ballots cast. The 193-member General Assembly voted on Monday to elect the President, who will preside over the 76th session of the UN body that will commence […]

Sorry to hear Pak Foreign minister expressing himself in antisemitic manner, says Israeli diplomat

New Delhi: Israel has expressed its regret over Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressing in an anti-semitic manner. Antisemitism, a form of racism in which a person shows hostility and discrimination against Jews. In response to a WION question at a virtual presser, Israel’s Charge d’affaires in Delhi Rony Yedidia Clein said, anti-semitism should be “dealt […]

COVID-19 pandemic laid threadbare issue of digital divide: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the issue of the digital divide and recast the world’s view of digital access as a critical component to an equitable society, according to Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, who underlined that technology is meant to be a “great equaliser” and not a source of […]