Sacred duty to ensure healthy planet, Land degradation a 'special challenge', says PM at UN meet
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a clarion call to the global community to "reverse" the damage caused to land by human activity and said it will be a sacred duty to leave a "healthy planet for our future generations". ..
India making all efforts to get Choksi, Nirav Modi extradited: MEA
India will continue to make all attempts to bring back all economic offenders and fugitives including Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi to face justice, the Ministry of External Affairs has said on Thursday...
Move over 'past and prejudice', India not to 'interfere' in internal matters of neighbours
Three small neighbouring countries are hitting headlines these days for different reasons. But the South Asian 'giant' India wants to give a clear message that it does not interfere in internal matters of neighbouring countries. ..
India to take back citizens living illegally in UK for 'visas' for young workers
In a major move creating a 'new scheme' for exchange of young professionals with those Indians in distress in the United Kingdom, India and Britain on Tuesday, May 4 inked an agreement on migration and mobility partnership.
India says, there is consensus between India, China to quickly resolve remaining issues along LAC in eastern Ladakh
External Affairs Ministry has said there is a consensus between India and China that two sides should quickly resolve remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. Responding to a media query on border standoff with China, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the disengagement in the Pangong lake area was a significant step forward and it provided a good basis for resolution of other remaining issues...
As India stands united with Bangladesh on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee celebrations of Liberation from Pakistan, it is high time to put a stop on activities of Bangladesh-based Jihadis who have an agenda to create ruckus in poll-bound West Bengal. The ruling Trinamool Congress looks at the Muslim community purely as a vote bank and is adverse to cementing ties with Bangladesh..
PM Modi Pays Homage to Martyrs of Bangladesh Liberation War
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his homage to martyrs of Bangladesh freedom struggle when he visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial (Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho), the National monument of Bangladesh.
India-Bangladesh: The Threat of Revitalised Jama’at-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
There are two major events taking place one, is the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh Liberation from Pakistan and another is the state Assembly Election in West Bengal which is scheduled next month. Both events are under the scanner of Jihadi groups. ..
PM Modi 's visit to Bangladesh; India to continue to engage for Teesta pact
India has certainly 'not changed' its position towards sharing of Teesta river water with Bangladesh. Thus the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to that country would definitely give a push for collaboration in the water resources sector...
Govt rebukes British Parliament debate on India's agri reforms, calls it 'gross interference'
Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla on Tuesday summoned British High Commissioner Alexander Ellis and conveyed India's "strong opposition to the unwarranted and tendentious discussion" on agricultural reforms in India in the British Parliament...
Bhutan Prime Minister congratulates India as Modi's 'vaccine diplomacy' makes headway
Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering on Saturday congratulated India for what he said
"the landmark launch of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive" and wished good health to his Indian
counterpart Narendra Modi and the common people of India..
The Foreign Minister is in India for the 6th India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting. During his interaction with the Raksha Mantri, the Foreign Minister conveyed his greetings from the leadership of Nepal, and expressed his desire to deepen the bilateral relations..
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar meets his Nepalese counterpart, Nepal approves use of Covishield vaccine
Nepal on Friday congratulated India on the "remarkable success" in production of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines and requested for early provision of vaccines to Nepal. This was conveyed by the Nepali delegation led by the visiting Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali at the sixth meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission..
No permanent membership of Africa in UNSC is 'historical anomaly': India
"The African continent does not even have a single voice amongst the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council to defend its own interests. This historical anomaly needs to be corrected by supporting the Ezulwini consensus," Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla said making intervention at the UNSC open debate on the ‘Challenges of Maintaining Peace and Security in Fragile Contexts’ on January 6...
Accurate projection of Govt's achievements is a 'pressing need': External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar
Lashing out at the prophets of doom and "scaremongering efforts" against the government of the day and the country as a whole, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Wednesday said "accurate projection" of government policies and the performance is a pressing need.
PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina set Indo-Bangla ties into a new paradigm
New Delhi: India and Bangladesh have set the stage for a much eventful 2021 for a stronger and enhanced bilateral ties when both the South Asian neighbours will be celebrating 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
India and Bangladesh have been making efforts to enhance transport and connectivity. The leadership on both sides have been committed to reviving and operationalising the 6 pre-1965 rail links between India and Bangladesh...
A Reminiscence of Indo Pak war 1971- Bharat Mata Ki Jai
It was 1971. The Indo-Pak war was very much on. It was the talk of the town and the nation. The battle lasted for 13 days. I was doing my VII the standard in Shri Kumara Gurubarar Swamigal High School in Srivaikundam, a Divya Desam( in the parlance of Vaishnavites) in Tamil Nadu. The school sheltered some 1500 children and 60 teachers. The students planned to do something substantial against the anarchy of a/ the hostile neighbour, which had forced innocents as refugees into India...
Prime Minister Modi speaks to French President Macron, pledges India’s support to France in fight against Islamic ‘terrorism, extremism and radicalism’
“Spoke with my friend @EmmanuelMacron on the challenges and opportunities presented by the post-COVID world. India stands by France in its fight against terrorism & extremism. The India-France partnership is a force for good in the world, including in the Indo-Pacific.”..
Reason behind travel ban on Pakistani nationals in UAE
Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury According to a recent news item catered by various news agencies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has imposed a travel ban on citizens of 13 Muslim-dominated countries including Pakistan. Official UAE sources told Reuters that the visas had been “temporarily stopped” over security concerns. This travel ban came into effect from November 18, 2020. Official document on this matter said, applications for new employment and visit visas ..
Rattled China protests India’s blocking of its apps
China has ‘strongly opposed’ India’s recent decision to block 43 Chinese apps citing ‘national security as an excuse. Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India Counselor Ji Rong said, “We firmly oppose the Indian side’s repeated use of “national security” as an excuse to prohibit some Mobile apps with a Chinese background.” He also added that "China and India ..
India announces 100 new projects in Afghanistan; overall development portfolio exceeds $3 billion
Indian on Tuesday announced 100 news community projects in Afghanistan worth 80 million USD (Rs 592 crore) as India rolls out the fourth phase of development activities in the war-torn nation. With this, India’s development portfolio in Afghanistan has exceeded $3 billion (Rs22,000 crore)...
Covid-19: Indian Naval Ship Airavat arrives at Port of Mombasa, Kenya with food aid as part of Mission Sagar II
The Mission Sagar-II is aligned with Prime Minister’s vision of SAGAR -Security and Growth for All in the Region. It reiterates India’s position as a dependable partner in Indian Ocean Region with Indian Navy as the principal maritime agency and first responder in the maritime domain. The mission also highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with South Sudan and further strengthens the existing bond...
‘Taiwan under COVID-19: United Through Art’ | Online art exhibition to strengthen India-Taiwan relations
Over 100 pieces of contemporary artwork by 36 Taiwanese artists and professors across three generations are displayed at the online exhibition. It encompasses oil painting, modern ink wash painting, mixed media, sculpture, digital art, new media art and installation art. It is expected that Indo-Taiwan cross-cultural collaborations such as this will benefit art communities to have more inspiring works in the future..
India summons Pak diplomat, lodges strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations along LoC by Pakistan
India has lodged a strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control by Pakistan on Friday. The Ministry of External Affairs summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the High Commission of Pakistan and a strong protest was lodged over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, on multiple sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on 13th of this month, resulting in the death of four innocent civilians and serious injuries to 19 others.
Prime Minister Modi to share virtual stage with Putin, Xi Jinping & Imran
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Heads of States of all other Member States – Russia, China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will hold their first meeting on virtual format post US elections which saw the defeat of Donald Trump...
India summons Pak CDA to lodge ‘strong protest’ on Kartarpur Gurdwara row
"The CDA of the Pakistan High Commission was summoned and our strong protest was conveyed. It was also conveyed to him that this unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor as also the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large," MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava told reporters here...
Covid-19: Indian Naval Ship Airavat reaches Port Sudan with food aid as part of ‘Mission Sagar-II’
Mission Sagar-II, is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region ‘SAGAR’ and highlights the importance accorded by India to relations with her maritime neighbours and further strengthens the existing bond.
RAW chief's Nepal visit creates ripples in neighbourly ties
For long India has been accused of being an elder brother to Nepal. Of course, there have been media reports of certain problems between two neighbours lately. Still, the diplomatic channels were on and thus Research, and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Samant Kumar Goel is paying a courtesy call on Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on October 22 and the ensuing visit of army chief Gen M M Naravane in the first week of November has created ripples...
Violations of law cannot be condoned under pretext of human rights: MEA slams UN high commissioner’s remarks
India on Tuesday, October, 20, 2020 strongly reacted to Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights concern over restrictions on NGOs and arrest of activists, said violations of law cannot be condoned under the pretext of human rights and a more informed view of the matter..
Egged on by Pak politicians, Pakistan Hindu Council mulls approaching ICJ over Jodhpur deaths
At a time when Pakistan is under fire over persecution of minorities in that country, Islamabad is using Hindu citizens to tarnish India’s image globally. Egged on by politicians, Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) is planning to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ..
India defeats China to win a seat in the prestigious UN body The Economic and Social Council
While Afghanistan and India polled 39 and 38 votes respectively, China could only muster 27 votes as the majority required was 28. The defeat is a telling reflection of the poor image of China at UN bodies after its handling of the Corona virus, Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations and the treatment of Uyghur Muslims...
Japanese companies relocating from China to India to get Japan govt's subsidy
The Japanese government has said that it will provide subsidies to Japanese companies that shift their manufacturing setup from China to India, Bangladesh and ASEAN Countries. The decision comes as the world's supply chain was disrupted after the outbreak of COVID-19 which originated in China. The counties like Japan have now started to reduce their dependence on China and shift their investments to more reliable democratic countries like India...
“China can't afford a war with India at this stage” Chinese dissident Baoshong Guo
Chinese political dissident Baoshong Guo says that the China's fragile economy would be thrown off-balance in case of a full-scale war with India, which is why President Xi is wary of escalating the situation to a full-scale military confrontation even as the two sides appear to have reached an impasse in the Ladakh border dispute..
India-Russia relations are rooted in history, mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation. This is a strategic partnership that has withstood the test of time, and which enjoys the support of the people of both countries..
India, Israel sign cultural agreement to further boost people-to-people ties
India and Israel signed a cultural agreement that outlines a three-year programme of cooperation to further strengthen their strategic bilateral relations today. It aims to promote greater people-to-people exchanges.
India urges international community to isolate Pak for sponsoring terrorism
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla led an Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. The two-day long virtual event was organized jointly by Geneva headquartered Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of Austria with the assistance of the United Nations.