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United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

G4 Countries Knock At The UNSC Door For Entry As Reforms Awaited For Over Two Decades

Sep 23, 2021 Seema Guha

It is over two decades since the talk of UNSC reforms began, but so far nothing has changed. Despite demands by other major countries, like the group of four(G-4) promise of expansion of the UNSC remains just talk, nothing substantial has happened yet.

UN Convenes Emergency Session To Review Somalia's Exacerbating Political Crisis

Sep 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Barbara Woodward, who called for the closed briefing by U.N. special envoy James Swan, expressed serious concern about 'the rising tensions between the prime minister and the president.'

Taliban Must Not Allow Use Of Afghan Soil For Terrorism: India

The Security Council resolution has underlined that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists, or to plan or to finance terrorist acts.

Being The Immediate Neighbour, India Plays A Pivotal Role In Afghnanistan's Development: Meenakshi Lekhi

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Lekhi noted that under India’s Presidency of the Security Council last month, the Council adopted Resolution 2593 which unequivocally underlined that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter, train terrorists, or plan or finance terrorist acts.

India’s Month-Long Tenure As UNSC Chair Ends With Many Achievements Including Strong Resolution On Afghanistan

India’s achievements as UNSC chair included a strong resolution on the situation in Afghanistan demanding that the Afghan territory not be used to threaten any country or shelter terrorists.

09 August, 2021

Narendra Modi To Be First Indian PM To Chair UNSC Meet, Debate On Maritime Security Today

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the first Indian prime minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate

05 August, 2021

India Uninvited To Russia's 'Extended Troika' Meeting On War-Torn Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

Last month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Tashkent that Russia will continue to work with India and other countries which can influence the situation in Afghanistan.

03 August, 2021

Prime Minister Modi To Chair An Open Debate At UN Security Council On August 9

Outlook Web Bureau

The debate’s theme is ‘Maintenance of international peace and security: Maritime security’ and it will be held on August 9

01 August, 2021

India Assumes Presidency Of UN Security Council For A Month

Outlook Web Desk

This is the tenth time that India assumed the rotating Presidency of the United Nations Security Council after completing nine tenures earlier from 1950 to 2012.

12 June, 2021

Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana And Gabon Elected To UN Security Council

Associated Press (AP)

It will be Albania's first time serving on the council and Brazil's 11th time, which will tie Japan as the country elected to the council for the most two-year terms.

04 June, 2021

Watchdog: Syria Has Likely Used Chemical Weapons 17 Times

Associated Press (AP)

After Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, 17 cases of chemical weapons use was detected by U.N Security Council


02 April, 2021

UN Expresses Concern Over Situation In Myanmar, Condemns Deaths Of Protestors

Associated Press (AP)

The press statement followed Wednesday's closed council meeting at which Schraner Burgener warned that Myanmar faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale”.

01 April, 2021

India Condemns Violence In Myanmar, Demands Release Of Leaders

Outlook Web Bureau

Myanmar's military toppled the country's elected government on February 1 and seized power for one year, detaining top political figures, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint.

31 March, 2021

India Has Been 'A Bridge' In Polarised UNSC: Indian Envoy At UN

Outlook Web Bureau

India has completed three months as an elected non-permanent member of the 15-nation Security Council.

13 March, 2021

Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul, Injures Several Others

Associated Press (AP)

The UN condemned an “alarming” increase in attacks in the country targeting civilians.

28 January, 2021

Joe Biden's UN Ambassador Nominee Hedges On India's Security Council Seat

Outlook Web Bureau

Comprising countries like Italy, Pakistan, Mexico and Egypt, the Coffee Club has opposed the permanent membership bid of India

16 January, 2021

UN Expects To Initiate Process To Elect Next Chief By Jan 31

Associated Press (AP)

The General Assembly elects the secretary-general on the recommendation of the 15-member Security Council where the five permanent members have veto power


12 January, 2021

Crime Syndicate Behind 1993 Mumbai Blasts Enjoying State Protection: S Jaishankar

Outlook Web Bureau

UN: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar indirectly hit out at Pakistan and urged the international community to ensure that no act of terrorism is justified by any UNSC member

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Senior CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty takes part in a roadshow to support party candidate Soumen Mahato ahead of by-polls, in Santipur.

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Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri with BJP MP Manoj Tiwari at a special COVID-19 vaccination drive for Chhath devotees at Burari in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Activists of Shiv Sena and Dogra Front shout slogans as they protest against PDP President Mehbooba Mufti, in Jammu.

PTI Photo

Youth Congress workers scuffle with the Police during a protest march against the Union goverment, in Jammu.

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Supporters of NCB Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede protesting outside the NCB office in New Delhi.

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu