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UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban crackdown on women

  • In addition to Saturday’s new order on leaving home and clothing, girls are now banned from going to school beyond the sixth grade, women are barred from most jobs and from boarding planes if they travel unaccompanied by a male relative, and men and women can only visit public parks on separate days.
Women walk through the old market as a Taliban fighter stands guard, in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan,(AP)
Women walk through the old market as a Taliban fighter stands guard, in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan,(AP)
Published on May 13, 2022 09:22 AM IST
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At UNHRC meet, India explains its ‘consistent’ position on Ukraine war

  • Last month, the United Nations General Assembly suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council over allegations of war crimes committed by its troops in Ukraine. India was among 58 nations that abstained on the resolution.
TOPSHOT - Ukrainians stage a protest outside of the United Nations Office during special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the war in Ukraine, in Geneva on May 12, 2022. - Ukraine slams what it calls the
TOPSHOT - Ukrainians stage a protest outside of the United Nations Office during special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the war in Ukraine, in Geneva on May 12, 2022. - Ukraine slams what it calls the "sheer horror" and "pure evil" being inflicted on their country by Russian forces as the United Nations Human Rights Council holds an extraordinary session on Ukraine. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on May 12, 2022 07:00 PM IST
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Ukraine, UN and Red Cross renew efforts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol

Dozens of evacuees who took refuge for weeks in the bunkers of the Azovstal steel works reached the safety of Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday, but aid workers said many still remained trapped in the port city.
Smoke rises from the grounds of the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine. (AFP)
Smoke rises from the grounds of the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine. (AFP)
Published on May 04, 2022 12:33 PM IST
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Over 1,000 Indian peacekeepers serving with UN Mission in South Sudan get award

The UNMISS "peacekeepers don't 'just' protect civilians. Some 1,160 troops from #India in #SouthSudan also rehabilitate roads, build the capacity of local communities and give medical treatment to humans & animals. For that they deserve @UN medals," the UNMISS said in a tweet on Thursday.
Over 1,100 Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were awarded UN medals.(Twitter/ UNMISS)
Over 1,100 Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were awarded UN medals.(Twitter/ UNMISS)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 04:17 PM IST
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Atishi highlights ‘Delhi model’ at UNGA meet

“In a city of over 20 million residents, we have shown that we can do both -- provide high quality public services while running a fiscally responsible government," the AAP MLA said.
New York, Apr 29 (ANI): Delhi MLA Atishi Marlena addresses the United Nations General Assembly over the Delhi Model of Governance, in New York on Friday. (ANI Photo)
New York, Apr 29 (ANI): Delhi MLA Atishi Marlena addresses the United Nations General Assembly over the Delhi Model of Governance, in New York on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 01:38 AM IST
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