It would require better institutional delivery, strengthening routine immunisation, scaling-up of special newborn care units to treat malnourished and ill newborns, providing holistic nutrition, and meeting the national commitment to make the country... read more
In a statement issued on Tuesday, executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the investigative and disciplinary processes into allegations involving a UN Women staff member have “concluded that sexual misconduct occurred”. read more
India has called for crippling the illicit drug trade which provides financial sustenance to terror outfits like Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba. It said these groups draw sustenance and benefit significantly from criminal networks operating drug cartels... read more
The 14th edition of joint India-US military training ‘Yudh Abhyas’ was inaugurated at foothills of Himalayas at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand’s Almora on Sunday. The combine exercise aims to practice anti-insurgency operations under United Nations (UN) mandate. The exercise is termed as major bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries. The Armies will get familiar with new techniques and weapons of each other during the exercise. Around 350 personnel from US Army are participating in the 2-week-long exercise which will conclude on September 29.read more
The UN Secretary General referred to the Kerala floods, among other natural disasters across the world, to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to step up efforts to reverse course on climate change. read more
In a hut on the top of mountain in northern Laos, Vo Pali gets high on opium, a sap extracted from poppies grown illegally by the poor hill tribes. “It has damaged my life. I have no income. But I get sick without it,” the 60-year-old ethnic Hmong villager said in a barely audible rasp of his 30-year habit. The Hmong have grown and smoked opium as a medicine -- and as recreation -- for generations.