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New Lankan prez to arrive on India visit, to meet Modi
New Delhi/Colombo, Nov 28 (IANS) The newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India on Thursday, on his maiden overseas visit that will see the two close neighbours seek to strengthen ties.
2019-11-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India may escape US sanctions for buying Russian S-400
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) A senior US official has left open the possibility that Washington may not impose sanctions on India for buying the Russian Triumf S-400 missile defence system but require New Delhi to tighten defence technology security to prevent snooping by Moscow.
2019-11-22
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India, UAE discuss boosting trade, investment ties
Abu Dhabi, Nov 7 (IANS) Visiting Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan held talks here with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh on further enhancing the countries' trade, investment and tourism ties.
2019-11-07
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak fearful of strategic encirclement by Ind, plays negative role in Af
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan has played an active but negative role in Afghan affairs for decades, and Pakistan's security establishment, fearful of strategic encirclement by India, continues to view the Afghan Taliban as "a relatively friendly and reliably anti-India element in Afghanistan", says a US Congressional report.
2019-11-06
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India to expose Pak terror financing at Oz meet
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) India will share dossier of Pakistan based-terror organisations funding jihad to destabilise peace in South Asia during the three-day global conference about threat of terrorism in Melbourne, Australia.
2019-11-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Sidhu in Pak's Kartarpur video apart from Bhindranwale, Amrik Khalsa
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) A video song released by Pakistan government prior to the opening of the Kartarpur corridor has run into a controversy for featuring Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu apart from slain Khalistani separatist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale amongst other leaders.
2019-11-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi invites Thai entrepreneurs to invest in India
Bangkok, Nov 3 (IANS) Asserting that India had stopped working in a routine, bureaucratic manner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Thai entrepreneurs to invest in the country for easy business.
2019-11-03
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy
WTO Panel recommends India withdraw export subsidies
New Delhi/Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) A World Trade Organization Panel has recommended that India withdraw the "prohibited subsidies" on exports within 90-180 days.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India objects to China's comment on Ladakh
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Taking strong objection to comments made by China on creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh, India on Thursday asked it to refrain from making statements on its internal matters just like New Delhi does not make any remarks on internal issues of any other country.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Will sign only fair, transparent RCEP, says India
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Bangkok for the ASEAN summit from November 2-4, Indian negotiators are discussing critical aspects of the RCEP mega trade deal to ensure it is "fair and transparent", before committing to sign it.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India, Russia for combating terror without double standards
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India and Russis condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed the need for strengthening international cooperation to combat terrorism in a sustained manner without any double standards.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
France, Germany to take 70 of the stranded migrants: Italy
Rome, Oct 29 (IANS/AKI) France and Germany will take 70 of the more than 100 migrants stranded on the charity rescue ship Ocean Viking for the past 12 days, Italy's Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Juster becomes second US envoy to visit Tawang
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct 29 (IANS) In a significant move, US Ambassador Kenneth Juster visited the border area in Arunachal Pradesh to inaugurate the Tawang Festival and also said the US is funding the state in improving its health sector.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Strategic Partnership Council deal to boost relations with Saudi: Modi
Riyadh, Oct 29 (IANS) The Strategic Partnership Council agreement to be signed between India and Saudi Arabia will strengthen the already robust relations between the two nations, visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Ifad chief visiting India to help poverty eradication drive
Rome, Oct 28 (IANS/AKI) The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development's President Gilbert F. Houngbo will hold talks with the Indian government in New Delhi this week to boost joint efforts to wipe out poverty in the world's largest democracy, Ifad said in a statement on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
US to fund more health centres in Arunachal: Envoy
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct 28 (IANS) The US has been funding Arunachal Pradesh in improving its health sector, US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster, said on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Italy eyes stronger economic ties with Bangladesh
Rome, Oct 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Ministry officials held talks here on Monday with Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Abdul Momen in a bid to boost bilateral economic relations, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PM leaves for Saudi Arabia, to ink deal to elevate ties
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Saudi Arabia on a day's official visit during which the two sides will ink an agreement to set up the Strategic Partnership Council to elevate the India-Saudi ties to a new level.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
EU delegation to visit Kashmir on Tuesday
Srinagar, Oct 28 (IANS)
2019-10-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Only Tibetan system to choose Dalai Lama's successor: US
Dharamsala, Oct 28 (IANS) US Ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel D. Brownback, called on the Dalai Lama at his official palace here on Monday and favoured that successor to the spiritual leader belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist system.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Religion
Netanyahu congratulates Trump on killing IS leader
Tel Aviv, Oct 27 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated US President Donald Trump over US finding and killing IS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Syria on Saturday night, saying it showed the free world's resolve to fight terror.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Not aware of any US operation in Syria: Russian military
Moscow, Oct 27 (IANS) The Russian military on Sunday queried the US announcement, made by President Donald Trump, that it had tracked down and killed IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in Syria's Idlib, saying it had no "reliable information about" any US military operations in the region.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'You killed your creature': Iranian Minister slams Trump
Tehran, Oct 27 (IANS) An Iranian Minister on Sunday hit out at US President Donald Trump, who earlier in the day announced that US Special Forces had cornered and eliminated fugitive IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid in Syria, saying the US had only killed its own creation.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Trump lights lamp in Oval Office, wishes Happy Diwali
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his greetings to all celebrating Diwali, saying relations are "strengthened by sacred traditions".
2019-10-27
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Guterres urges all protesters to follow Mahatma's non-violence
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) Addressing the surge in protests around the world, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged protesters on Friday to follow the example of Mahatma Gandhi and pursue the path of non-violence.
2019-10-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Help to finalise global convention on terror, India urges NAM
Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 23 (IANS) Describing terrorism is the single biggest threat to international peace, security and development, India on Wednesday urged Non Aligned Member partners to renew the commitment to finalise the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) and mobilise the international community towards achieving the goal.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Venkaiah Naidu to represent India at NAM summit
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Nadu will represent India at the 18th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku (Azerbaijan) on October 25-26.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
B'desh PM has consented to come, no problem with tour: Ganguly
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Newly-elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday reiterated that Bangladesh will tour India next month as per schedule as their Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has "given her consent" to attend the second Test match to be held in Kolkata.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Diplomacy,Cricket
IAF Chief R K S Bhadauria to visit Oman
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria will visit Oman to witness the ongoing joint air exercise between India and Oman, defence ministry officials said here on Wednesday.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
US assures India of 'partnership', as Congress members criticise Kashmir restrictions
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) While US President Donald Trump's Administration gave a reassurance that relations with India was a partnership and that it does not take a position on the revocation of Kashmir's special constitutional status, India's restrictions on communications and movement there have been criticised harshly by several members of US Congress.
2019-10-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US voices deep concern over rights abuses faced by Pak minorities
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US on Tuesday voiced "deep concern" about reports of human rights abuses and discrimination faced by Pakistanis because of their faith, which in many cases are perpetrated by non-state actors.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Relations with India not of dictation but partnership: US
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) The United States does not dictate to India but partners with it, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells declared on Tuesday at a Congressional hearing on human rights in South Asia at which Representatives leveled caustic criticism of India's action in Kashmir after rescinding its special constitutional status.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dialogue between India, Pakistan can reduce tensions: US
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Stressing that Pakistani authorities remain accountable for the action of terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammed which seek to foment violence across the Line of Control, the US on Tuesday said it supports direct dialogue between India and Pakistan as outlined in the Simla Agreement.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Swiss VP meets Goyal to discuss ways to modernise railways
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Switzerland Vice President Simonetta Sommaruga on Monday called on Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to discuss ways to boost cooperation between the two nations and to modernise railways. Sommaruga met Piyush Goyal in the rail bhawan here on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Technology,Business/Economy
India slams Pak for unilaterally stopping postal services
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India on Monday launched a scathing attack on Pakistan for suspending postal mails exchange, with Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad saying it has been done unilaterally and without prior information, in contravention of global postal rules.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Broad contours of Indo-US trade deal resolved: Goyal
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Hinting at an early announcement of the first set of agreements under the proposed India-US trade deal, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that India and the US have resolved the broad contours of the proposed agreement.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi congratulates Indonesian President on getting a 2nd term
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Indonesia's newly elected President Joko Widodo and said the friendship and Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between two countries will deepen further with his second term.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
India-Turkey relations under Erdogan: Back to square one? (Lead correcting para 6, 2nd last para)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Turkey and India, though not the best of friends, have been trying for the past three decades to overcome their differences, and strike a balance in ties, with a little give and take from both sides. But the relation appears to have nosedived of late under the Presidentship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has taken on the mantle of becoming a "global Islamic leader".
2019-10-20
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'Manmohan to attend Kartarpur opening as common pilgrim'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not attend the Kartarpur corridor inauguration on the invite of Pakistan next month, "but participate in the event as a common pilgrim", sources said on Sunday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
India-Turkey relations under Erdogan: Back to square one?
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Turkey and India, though not the best of friends, have been trying for the past three decades to overcome their differences, and strike a balance in ties, with a little give and take from both sides. But the relation appears to have nosedived of late under the Presidentship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has taken on the mantle of becoming a "global Islamic leader".
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
India seeks UN action to combat anti-microbial resistance
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India has expressed its concern on the global emergence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and called upon the relevant United Nations agencies to contain this threat to public health.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
President meets Filipino liver transplant patients' kin
Manila, Oct 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday interacted with the Filipino families of infants, who underwent liver transplant in India.
2019-10-19
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Gurpreet death no deterrence to Indians with American dreams
New Delhi/Mexico City, Oct 19 ((ANS) The death of six-year-old Gurpreet Kaur in the Arizona desert in June this year, shocking as it was, was also a pointer to the sharp rise in the number of Indians seeking to surreptitiously cross into the United States from the southern border. The deportation of 311 Indians from Mexico comes amid data that over 7,000 Indians are facing deportation proceedings in US courts.
2019-10-19
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
After Erdogan's Kashmir comments, Modi cancels Ankara
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan openly raising Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly and his country backing Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meet in Paris, India has decided to give the cold shoulder to its ties with Turkey - cancelling a two-day official visit to Ankara by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of this month.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Brexit a chance to boost our ties with UK: Italian PM
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Britain's exit from the European Union with the deal agreed this week by its Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the bloc could offer an opportunity to strengthen its bilateral ties with Italy, Premier Giuseppe Conte claimed on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will host the 91st General Assembly of Interpol in 2022 as part of the platinum jubilee celebration of its Independence, with the ongoing 88th Interpol General Assembly in Chile approving its proposal by a majority vote on Friday, an official statement said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
FATF keeps Pak in grey list, hands 4-month lifeline
Paris/Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday formally announced that Pakistan will remain on its grey list for the next four months, handing it a final lifeline.
2019-10-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Military attack on Syria unacceptable, Italy tells Turkey
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Turkey's week-old military offensive in northeast Syria is unacceptable and must be halted, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte told the Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, sources said.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Venezuela elected to Human Rights Council despite opposition
United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly elected Venezuela, the chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, to the Human Rights Council by a narrow margin on Thursday, overcoming opposition from the United States and rights groups and a last-minute challenge by Costa Rica.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
2020 G7 Summit to be held at Trump golf resort in Florida
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) A Florida golf resort, owned by President Donald Trump, will host the G7 summit in June next year, the White House announced on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics