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No General Assembly, ISSF to hold video meetings

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 08:25 PM IST
The meet was scheduled to be held at the ISSF headquarters here from November 21. The decision was taken by the executive committee of the sport’s global body.
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The Security Council election had been scheduled for June 17, but it’s unclear whether that will remain the date.(AP)
The Security Council election had been scheduled for June 17, but it’s unclear whether that will remain the date.(AP)

UN adopts new voting procedure during Covid-19 pandemic

By Associated Press | Posted by: Prashasti Singh | United Nations
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 01:33 PM IST
According to the new procedure, the president of the General Assembly will send a letter to all member states at least 10 working days before the first round of secret balloting for the two elections to inform them of the date, venue where ballots should be cast, and other relevant information.
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Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra.(PTI)
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra.(PTI)

IOA satisfied with CGF meeting but CWG 2022 pullout threat stands

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 10:34 PM IST
IOA President Narinder Batra said a decision on the boycott proposal made in July will be taken by the IOA Executive Committee and the General Assembly, which is expected to meet next month.
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Representational Image.(PTI)
Representational Image.(PTI)

No chance of bringing back shooting to 2022 Games: CGF official

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 09:03 PM IST
CGF chief Louise Martin and CEO David Gevemberg will meet IOA chief Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta on Friday.
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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the United Nations for his speech on Friday, a gathering of thousands of people from the Indian-American community gathered outside with festive cheer(Bloomberg)
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the United Nations for his speech on Friday, a gathering of thousands of people from the Indian-American community gathered outside with festive cheer(Bloomberg)

Indian-Americans line New York’s streets to cheer PM before speech

By Yashwant Raj | New York
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2019 01:32 AM IST
The turnout was in addition to protests against Pakistan, which included a fly-by of a small plane around the Statue of Liberty with a trailing banner urging the United Nations to stop human rights abuses by Pakistan in Balochistan. The protests coincided with the speech of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who spoke shortly after Modi.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday contended there would be a “bloodbath” when India eases restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir(REUTERS)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday contended there would be a “bloodbath” when India eases restrictions in Jammu & Kashmir(REUTERS)

Imran Khan predicts ‘bloodbath’ in Jammu and Kashmir

By HT Correspondent | New York
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Khan made the remarks while addressing the UN General Assembly about an hour after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who studiously avoided any mention of the Kashmir issue or Pakistan in his speech.
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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shakes hands with St. Vincent and the Grenadine Prime Minister Ralph E Gonsalves, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla) (PTI9_11_2019_000037B)(PTI)
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shakes hands with St. Vincent and the Grenadine Prime Minister Ralph E Gonsalves, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla) (PTI9_11_2019_000037B)(PTI)

Eliminating terror key to Saarc survival: India

By Yashwant Raj and Rezaul H Laskar | New York/New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 12:27 AM IST
The 19th Saarc Summit, which was to be held in Islamabad in November 2016, was put off indefinitely after India pulled out over the issue of Pakistan-backed terrorism. Several Saarc members backed India’s stance at the time.
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PM Narendra Modi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2019.(Reuters photo)
PM Narendra Modi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2019.(Reuters photo)

PM Modi skips Pakistan in UNGA address; it’s a first for India in 8 years

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:33 AM IST
The only time India omitted Pakistan from its speech in the last decade was in 2011.
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An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)
An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)

Kerala HC verdict: A victory for individual freedom

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Restricting Internet access deprives people of their right to life, liberty, freedom of expression, and privacy
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Pakistan's U.N. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi speaks in the United Nations Security Council, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)(AP)
Pakistan's U.N. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi speaks in the United Nations Security Council, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)(AP)

Pak a hub of terror, spreading deceitful narratives about J&K at UN: India

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi raised the Kashmir issue during a General Assembly session on Report of the Security Council for 2018 on Friday, and referred to India’s August 5 decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution which ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
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India’s push for new partnerships is expected to be commensurate with its changing stature globally.(HT imagine)
India’s push for new partnerships is expected to be commensurate with its changing stature globally.(HT imagine)

At UNGA session, India to focus on new partnerships

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:25 AM IST
External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in New Delhi that Modi will travel to the US during September 21-27 to participate in the high-level segment of the General Assembly in New York.
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UEFA Champions League trophy(REUTERS)
UEFA Champions League trophy(REUTERS)

Clubs call for more time for Champions League reform

By AFP | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Agnelli, the chairman of Italian champions Juventus as well as the ECA, has been at the forefront of plans to reshape Europe’s elite club competition from 2024 which would turn it into a largely closed shop.
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Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi has called for a UN convention to address the issue of digital child sexual abuse and trafficking.(HT File Photo)
Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi has called for a UN convention to address the issue of digital child sexual abuse and trafficking.(HT File Photo)

Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi calls for UN convention to stop digital child abuse

By Press Trust of India | Singapore
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 03:09 PM IST
Kailash Satyarthi said he was in talks with the government to lead in proposing a UN convention to stop the use of technology for child abuse.
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Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

IOA pulls out of CGF General Assembly to protest dropping of shooting from 2022 CWG

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:47 PM IST
The IOA also withdrew the nomination of its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta for the election of a regional vice-president.
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India has called for a multi-stakeholder engagement, including lasting commitment from technology companies on higher standards of content regulation, to address challenges of hate speech online.(HT File)
India has called for a multi-stakeholder engagement, including lasting commitment from technology companies on higher standards of content regulation, to address challenges of hate speech online.(HT File)

India calls for multi-stakeholder engagement to tackle hate speech online

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Naidu told the General Assembly that the Jewish people have for more than two millennia faced discrimination and hatred based on their identity, asserting that pervasive antisemitism often co-exists with other forms of deep-rooted malaise towards others.
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File image of former India hockey captain Sardar Singh(Frank Uijlenbroek)
File image of former India hockey captain Sardar Singh(Frank Uijlenbroek)

Former hockey captain Sardar Singh named in OCA Standing Committee

By PTI | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Sardar is part of a 10-member panel which has been nominated for a four-year term from 2019 to 2023.
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Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)

Cricket set for Asian Games return in 2022: Reports

By PTI | Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2019 01:10 PM IST
The decision was taken at the Olympic Council of Asia’s General Assembly, sports website “insidethegames.biz” reported.
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File picture of Abhinav Bindra(Getty Images)
File picture of Abhinav Bindra(Getty Images)

Abhinav Bindra conferred with shooting’s highest honour by ISSF

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 09:15 PM IST
“Extremely humbled to receive the @ISSF_Shooting’s highest honour the Blue Cross at the General Assembly in Munich today,” Bindra wrote on his Twitter handle.
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India's permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin.(PTI)
India's permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin.(PTI)

India suggests voting to break UNSC reform deadlock

By Indo Asian News Service | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2018 01:50 PM IST
The reform process has stalled during almost ten rounds of negotiations primarily because ‘United for Consensus’, a 12-member group that opposes adding permanent members, has used the procedural gambit of preventing the adoption of a negotiating text to be the basis of the talks and move it forward.
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General view of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 13.(AFP File Photo)
General view of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 13.(AFP File Photo)

Politicisation of human rights as foreign policy tool area of concern: India

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 07:20 PM IST
In June this year, India had rejected then Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s report on Kashmir in which he had called for an independent international probe into the human rights situation in Kashmir.
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This is the fifth time India is elected to the Geneva-based Council, the main body of the UN charged with promoting and monitoring human rights.(Reuters Photo)
This is the fifth time India is elected to the Geneva-based Council, the main body of the UN charged with promoting and monitoring human rights.(Reuters Photo)

India elected to UN Human Rights Council for 3 years, gets highest number of votes

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, United Nations
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 10:48 AM IST
India received 188 votes, the highest polled by any of the 18 countries elected so far.
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New York: Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj during a meeting on climate change at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, Wednesday, September 26, 2018.(PTI)
New York: Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj during a meeting on climate change at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, Wednesday, September 26, 2018.(PTI)

Sushma Swaraj says India ready to take lead on climate action

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, United Nations
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 01:44 PM IST
India looks forward to welcoming Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the first General Assembly of the ISA next week in New Delhi.
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File photo of external affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York last year.(REUTERS)
File photo of external affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York last year.(REUTERS)

Sushma Swaraj to address 73rd UN General Assembly session on Sept 29

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is also expected to make his debut in New York for the high-level UN General Assembly session.
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