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UN Human Rights chief cites Indian SC’s ruling on gay sex

UNITED NATIONS: The UN’s top human rights official cited the “landmark” decision by India’s Supreme Court decriminalising consensual gay sex and urged more countries to bring their laws and practices in line with the fundamental equality of all their people. Please like & share: Read More »

Trump pledges new Middle East peace plan within months

UNITED NATIONS: US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would present a two-state peace plan for the Middle East in the coming months, voicing confidence the Palestinians would return to talks despite his unwavering support for Israel. Please like & share: Read More »

UN Security Council reform: India, G4 nations voice concern

UNITED NATIONS: India and the G4 nations voiced concern over the lack of substantive progress in the long-pending Security Council reform, saying it is time to finally initiate text-based negotiations to safeguard the legitimacy and credibility of the powerful UN organ. Please like & share: Read More »

Indian-American model Padma Laksmi says she was raped at 16

NEW YORK: Padma Lakshmi, a prominent Indian-American model host, has alleged that she was raped by her boyfriend at the age of 16, saying she wanted to bring out this secret in the wake of allegations of sexual assault on US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Please like & share: Read More »

‘World is suffering from bad case of trust deficit disorder’

PTI   UNITED NATIONS UN chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday warned that the world is suffering from a bad case of “trust deficit disorder” where polarisation is on the rise and cooperation among nations is more difficult as he appealed to the global leaders for renewed commitment to a rules-based order. Secretary-General Guterres, giving his second address as the UN ... Read More »

‘US healthcare system is morally wrong’

IANS   NEW YORK Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has denounced the US healthcare system as politically and morally wrong, and urged American leaders to enact publicly-financed healthcare as a “human right”. Ban made the comments on Monday in an exclusive interview with the Guardian in New York, as part of his work with The Elders, a group founded ... Read More »

Indian man charged in Dubai for groping woman

IANS   DUBAI A Dubai court has charged an Indian man with groping a woman while she was walking late at night. Prosecutors on Monday accused the 30-year-old man, a driver, of taking the Filipina woman by surprise, inappropriately touching her and then fleeing the scene, reports the Khaleej Times. The man denied the charge, claiming that he touched her ... Read More »

Sweden ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

AFP   STOCKHOLM Sweden’s centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections. Lofven’s departure was widely anticipated. The head of the opposition four-party Alliance, Ulf Kristersson, has ... Read More »

Nations must work together to combat drug problem: Trump

UNITED NATIONS: US President Donald Trump on Monday urged the world leaders gathered here to work together to combat the “scourge” of drug addiction and stop all forms of trafficking and smuggling that provide the “financial lifeblood” to vicious transnational cartels. Please like & share: Read More »