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  • Free Swarnaprashan camps across India on Sep 24
  • Energy sector honchos endorse Modi Govt's policy, want to enhance footprint in India
  • Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets Modi, backs India's decision on J and K
  • India's Petronet signs MoU for 5 MTPA LNG import with US company Tellurian
  • Zero emission vital for long-term industrial success: Swedish deputy PM
  • Magnitude 5 9 earthquake strikes off Indonesian coast
  • India, US move ahead in energy collaboration, MoU inked for import of 5 MTPA LNG
  • Elimination of caste discrimination only to bring development, says Union Minister
  • China's star weightlifter Shi dominates men's 73kg at world championships
  • Nepal's ruling party leaders hail China's achievements, Belt and Road Initiative
  • Manan Vohra to lead UTCA in Vijay Hazare Trophy
  • India's Petroronet signs MoU for 5 MTPA LNG import with US company Tellurian
  • Violent clashes kill 18 in Libya's Tripoli
  • Qatar to Lay Over 1,600 Miles of Green Walkways, Bike Lanes By 2022 World Cup- Authorities
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Annual UN women activists’ summit opens

United Nations, Mar 12 (UNI) A wheelchair-bound Pakistani mother who yearned to visit a park without worrying about ramp access, and a young South Sudanese woman, who dreams of having affordable health care, were among the speakers opening the United Nation’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights.
Addressing the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in a joint speech, Muniba Mazari and Mary Fatiya, both asked for basic social protections to be extended to women and girls around the world, based on need, and in line with their inalienable human rights.
“Being a woman has its challenges. Being in a wheelchair is the cherry on top,” Ms Mazari, who is also the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Pakistan, told several thousand activists, diplomats, and academics gathered in the UN’s General Assembly Hall.
Ms Fatiya, who described going long distances to a school where only two toilets were available for around 600 children, said her ideal world centered around a peace existence, access to healthcare and good infrastructure, “I’m not asking for a luxurious road. I just need it and it’s my right to have it.”
The annual meeting of the Commission, which dates back to 1947, will bring more than 9,000 representatives from civil society organisations to the UN over the course of the next two weeks. This year’s theme is “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.” Many of the marathon-discussions are expected to also focus on gender equality and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Zero emission vital for long-term industrial success: Swedish deputy PM

Zero emission vital for long-term industrial success: Swedish deputy PM

22 Sep 2019 | 9:10 AM

United Nations, Sep 21 (UNI) Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin said Saturday that striving for zero emission is the basis for the long-term industrial success and Swedish businesses have embraced this idea.

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Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets Modi, backs India's decision on J and K

22 Sep 2019 | 9:07 AM

Houstan, United States, Sep 22 (UNI) Within hours of landing in the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met a delegation of Kasmiri Pandit community which 'unequivocally supported' Government of India's decision to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate the erstwhile development-starved and militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

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Magnitude 5 9 earthquake strikes off Indonesian coast

Magnitude 5 9 earthquake strikes off Indonesian coast

22 Sep 2019 | 9:01 AM

Jakarta, Sep 22 (UNI) A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck off the Indonesian coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Saturday. Underground shocks were registered at 19:53 GMT, 186 kilometers (116 miles) to the north-west of the settlement of Saumlaki. The focus of the earthquake was located at a depth of 48.5 kilometers.

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India's Petronet signs MoU for 5 MTPA LNG import with US company Tellurian

22 Sep 2019 | 9:00 AM

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Houston, United States, Sep 22 (UNI) India's Petronet signed an MoU for 5 Metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG import with US liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc on Sunday.

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India, US move ahead in energy collaboration, MoU inked for import of 5 MTPA LNG

India, US move ahead in energy collaboration, MoU inked for import of 5 MTPA LNG

22 Sep 2019 | 8:58 AM

Houston, United States, Sep 22 (UNI) India and the US are looking for enhanced partnership in energy sector and as a testimony to that Gujarat-based Petronet signed an MoU for LNG import with US liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc on Sunday.

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