In a major security breach in the Parliament, which was marking the 22nd anniversary of the 2001 terror attack, two people opened cannisters that emitted a yellow-coloured smoke, triggering panic in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday (December 13, 2023). According to reports, they were present in the visitors’ gallery of the House. The incident happened […]

Israel-Hamas Conflict: Gaza hospital capacity decimated, says WHO

The last barely functioning hospital in northern Gaza is a “humanitarian disaster zone”, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday (December 12, 2023), highlighting the disastrous consequences of ongoing Israeli bombardment for critically ill and injured civilians across the enclave. Briefing reporters from Gaza, Richard Peeperkorn, WHO’s representative in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, […]

Israel-Hamas conflict: UN General Assembly votes to demand immediate ceasefire in Gaza  

The UN General Assembly met on Tuesday (December 12, 2023) afternoon in Emergency Special Session on the decades-long Israel-Palestine conflict and as the ongoing crisis in Gaza shows no signs of abating.   Member States adopted a resolution, demanding an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire”, the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages and well as “ensuring […]

UN Food and Agriculture Organization says acute hunger set to soar globally

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday (December 11, 2023) that acute hunger is set to soar globally, on the back of “massive underfunding” in agriculture support programmes during times of crisis. The announcement by FAO was made as part of the launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview, which covers 72 countries […]

Dunki: Shah Rukh Khan releases new promo video of O Maahi O Maahi song

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan helped his fans drive away their Monday (November 11, 2023) blues by sharing a new promo video of his upcoming movie Dunki. He shared a promo video of the song ‘O Maahi O Maahi’. Sharing the video, Khan wrote on X: “Because everybody asks, what does Dunki mean? Dunki means […]

I will not give up: UN chief Antonio Guterres vows to pursue ceasefire in Gaza

The UN Secretary-General on Sunday pledged that he would “not give up” on appealing for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, adding that inaction on the Security Council was undermining its credibility. “The preeminent forum for the peaceful resolution of international disputes is paralysed by geostrategic divisions”, António Guterres told the Doha Forum taking place in […]

Indian Navy’s Sumedha makes maiden visit to Port Lamu in Kenya

As a part of an on-going long-range deployment to Africa, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sumedha arrived at Port Lamu, Kenya on December 9, 2023. The visit marks the maiden port call by any Indian Naval Ship at the recently developed Port in Kenya. During the port call, personnel from both navies will engage in a […]

USA: Government bypasses Congress to send thousands of munitions to Israel amid ongoing conflict against Hamas

The US State Department on Friday (December 8, 2023) transmitted an emergency declaration for the sale of thousands of munitions to Israel, media reports said. The US government reportedly bypassed the standard 20-day period that congressional committees are typically afforded to review such a sale. A source with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN […]

US woman sets Tinder date man on fire, faces charges

A US woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly set her Tinder date and his car on fire, media reports said on Sunday (December 10, 2023). The alleged attack took place on November 25 between Destiny Lenai Johnson and a man she met in person once after connecting on the Tinder dating app, according […]

COP28 Summit: UN says $7 trillion spent every year on investments that fuel climate change

Every year, nearly $7 trillion of public and private finance supports activities that directly harm nature – some 30 times the amount spent on nature-based solutions annually, according to a shocking UN report launched on Saturday (December 9, 2023) at COP28 in Dubai. The report from the UN’s environmental wing, UNEP, also revealed that despite […]

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