Number of uniformed women personnel in UN peacekeeping must be raised: Indian commander

Number of uniformed women personnel in UN peacekeeping must be raised: Indian commander

Monday, 25 May 2020 | PTI | United Nations

Efforts must be made to significantly increase the number of uniformed women personnel in the UN peacekeeping missions, an Indian woman commander stationed in Congo has said, underlining that they serve as role models for girls and women everywhere. Women represent only four per cent of the total UN military peacekeepers,...

UN agency serving Palestine refugees hails India's contribution

UN agency serving Palestine refugees hails India's contribution

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | PTI | Ramallah (West Bank)

A UN agency working for the welfare of Palestine refugees has applauded India's financial support to keep its basic services operating, especially under the circumstances posed by the COVID-19 crisis. The Government of India on Monday provided USD 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in support...

India's extradition request for Dawood aide Tiger Hanif refused by UK

India's extradition request for Dawood aide Tiger Hanif refused by UK

Monday, 18 May 2020 | PTI | London

The British government has turned down India's request for the extradition of Tiger Hanif, an alleged aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim wanted in India in connection with two bomb blasts in Surat in 1993, the UK Home Office has confirmed. Hanif, whose full name is Mohammed Hanif Umerji Patel, was...

UK 'refuses' Dawood aide Hanif Tiger's extradition

UK 'refuses' Dawood aide Hanif Tiger's extradition

Sunday, 17 May 2020 | IANS | London

Britain has reportedly refused India's request to extradite Tiger Hanif, a close aide of India's most-wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, accused in two cases of bomb blasts in Gujarat. Top sources in the Home Office revealed that Tiger's extradition was refused by then Home Secretary Sajid Javid, a British politician of Pakistan...

Nepal thanks India for providing medical supplies to fight COVID-19

Nepal thanks India for providing medical supplies to fight COVID-19

Sunday, 17 May 2020 | PTI | Kathmandu

Nepal on Sunday thanked India for providing medical supplies, including testing kits, as part of the bilateral cooperation to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which reported the first death from the deadly disease on Saturday. A total of 281 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 as on Saturday...

Trump lauds Indian-American scientists, researchers

Trump lauds Indian-American scientists, researchers

Saturday, 16 May 2020 | PTI | Washington

US President Donald Trump has lauded Indian-American scientists and researchers for their efforts in developing medicines and vaccines to treat the deadly coronavirus. Trump said the US was closely working with India to tackle the pandemic. "We have a tremendous Indian population in the United States and many of the people that...

Unfortunate COVID-19 related 'rhetoric and harassment' against Muslims in India: US official

Unfortunate COVID-19 related 'rhetoric and harassment' against Muslims in India: US official

Friday, 15 May 2020 | PTI | Washington

The US has seen unfortunate reports of COVID-19 related "rhetoric and harassment" against the Muslim community in India, a top American diplomat has said, asserting that it has been exacerbated by fake news and misinformation shared on social media. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, however, also said that the...

Indian-origin engineer charged in $10mn US COVID-19 relief fraud

Indian-origin engineer charged in $10mn US COVID-19 relief fraud

Thursday, 14 May 2020 | IANS | New York

An Indian-origin engineer has been charged by prosecutors with making fraudulent applications for over $10 million loans under the US COVID-19 relief programme. Shashank Rai "fraudulently pursued millions of dollars in loans intended for legitimate small businesses suffering the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic", Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said...

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