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Modi-Xi summit will be in as warm a spirit as Wuhan: Jaishankar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Dismissing the recent scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as a "face-off" that was resolved, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, set for October in India, would be held in "as warm a spirit as Wuhan".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
First woman military diplomat in Indian mission abroad
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Wing Commander Anjali Singh has become the first female officer from any of the armed forces of India to be posted as a military diplomat in an Indian mission abroad.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pak to remain challenge till it addresses terror 'successfully': Jaishankar
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday made it clear that Pakistan will remain a "unique challenge" until it "successfully" addresses the problem of cross-border terrorism and "becomes a normal neighbour".
2019-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Italy resuming a central role in Europe: EU Commissioner
Rome, Sep 16 (IANS/AKI) With its new left-leaning government, Italy, a founder member of the European Union, and the eurozone's third largest economy, is reprising its usual role as a leader of the 28-member bloc, EU Economy Commissioner-elect Paolo Gentiloni said on Monday.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
US Ambassador, Eastern Army chief discuss security issues
Kolkara, Sep 16 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster on Monday discussed regional and global security issues concerning the two countries with Eastern Army commander, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan.
2019-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India condemns Saudi oil field attacks
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India on Monday condemned the September 14 attacks on the Saudi Arabian oil fields and reiterated its resolve to oppose terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
India to offer 1,000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) In a unique capacity building initiative, India on Monday launched 1,000 PhD fellowships that could be taken up at the IITs, for the students from ASEAN countries.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Education
Iran doubles down on Saudi attack denial
Tehran, Sep 16 (IANS) Iran on Monday rebuked the US claims that it was behind drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil establishments that halved the country's oil output and sent prices skyrocketing.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
India, Thailand begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya
Umroi (Meghalaya), Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian Army and Royal Thai Army began their latest joint exercise here on Monday, an Army official said.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Zimbabweans bid farewell to Mugabe at state funeral
Harare, Sep 14 (IANS) Zimbabwe's late longstanding President Robert Mugabe was honoured on Saturday with a state funeral at the National Sports Stadium ahead of his burial.
2019-09-14
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Diplomacy,Politics
Vietnam asks Chinese ships to leave territorial waters
Hanoi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government of Vietnam on Friday demanded the immediate withdrawal of a Chinese oil exploration vessel and its escorts from an area that Hanoi claims as its territory and is disputed by Beijing.
2019-09-13
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
EU Commissioner-designate welcomes ECB stimulus measures
Rome, Sep 12 (IANS/AKI) Italy's former centre-left Premier and the European Union's next Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, on Thursday praised fresh stimulus measures to bolster the eurozone which were unveiled by the European Central Bank.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
UN evacuates almost 100 refugees from Libya
Tripoli, Sep 12 (IANS/AKI) A group of 98 vulnerable refugees was on Thursday airlifted from war-wracked Libya to Italy in the third direct humanitarian evacuation to the country this year, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said in a statement.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Pak skips SCO military medicine meet in New Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan has abstained itself from the SCO's Military Medicine Conference that kicked off here on Thursday even as it is participating along with India in a joint anti-terror drill that is at present underway in Russia.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
India slams Pak's 'lies and deceit' at UNHRC
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India on Thursday slammed Pakistan's attempt to polarise and politicise the Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Council, saying it was "full of lies and deceit", and the global community has rejected it as it is aware of Islamabad's role in aiding and abetting terrorism.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
270 pacts worth 3.4 trillion rubles signed at EEF
Vladivostok (Russia), Sep 11 (IANS) Altogether 270 agreements worth 3.4 trillion rubles were signed at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which was held here from September 4 to 6 with the theme 'The Far East ? Development Horizons'.
2019-09-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Pak raking up Kashmir for domestic propaganda: Ex-diplomats
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) As India hit back at Pakistan at the UNHRC over the latters attempt to rake up Kashmir, former diplomats said that Islamabad was doing it for the sake of "domestic propaganda" and that most countries have acknowledged that revoking Kashmir's special status is India's internal matter.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Italy sends medical supplies shipment to Libya
Rome, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) A shipment of over 10 tonnes of medicines and relief medical and hygiene supplies reached the port of Tripoli from southern Italy on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Rwanda, UNHCR, AU to evacuate refugees from Libya
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) The Rwandan government, the United Nations refugee agency and the African Union on Wednesday agreed to jointly evacuate refugees from Libya, where some 4,700 people are currently detained in dire conditions, UNHCR said in a statement.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
India tears into Pak, highlights its poor human rights record
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS) India tore into Pakistan at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday for raking up the Jammu and Kashmir issue, saying a country with a "gory record" on human rights had presented "false" and "concocted" narrative and asserted that New Delhi will accept no foreign interference on the internal matter.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mahatma Gandhi library in Kenya to be inaugurated soon
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India has fulfilled its promise of renovating Mahatma Gandhi library in Kenya in a record time of less than three years and it will be inaugurated soon.
2019-09-10
Category: International, India,Diplomacy
Italy's former PM Gentiloni named EU Cconomy Commissioner
Brussels, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy's former centre-left Premier Paolo Gentiloni was on Tuesday assigned the economics portfolio in European Union Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen's 27-strong team.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak raises J&K issue at UNHRC; India to counter
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday raked up the Jammu and Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), talking about the restrictions imposed and detention of political leaders among other things.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi, Oli jointly inaugurate petroleum products pipeline (2nd lead)
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) To stengthen bilateral relations between India and Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal's Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday inaugurated South Asia's first cross-border petroleum products pipeline which will provide cleaner petroleum products at affordable cost to the people of Nepal.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Ukrainian President to visit US on Sep 23
Kiev, Sep 10 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit the US on September 23 to participate in the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said at a press conference here.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Ukraine,Diplomacy
Pakistan asks Security Council to strengthen UN Kashmir observer group
United Nations, Sep 10 (IANS) Departing from the Security Council debate topic of peacekeeping operations, Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue asking the Security Council to look at strengthening the UN observer operation there.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Stabilising Libya top but Italy won't neglect Africa'
Rome, Sep 9 (IANS/AKI) Italy's new centre-left-populist government will focus on the entire African continent, not just countries across the Mediterranean like war-torn Libya though stabilising it is a top property, Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Monday.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Italian PM for 'effective' European solidarity on migration
Rome, Sep 9 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday called for "effective solidarity" from the European Union on the thorny issue of migration, saying this had been promised but never delivered by the bloc.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Modi urges more South-South cooperation, global action on water
Greater Noida, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday batted for greater South-South cooperation to address the issues of climate change, desertification and land degradation.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
India, Pak at anti-terror drill in Russia despite tension
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) India will take part in a joint international anti-terror military drill with Pakistan from Monday, despite tensions between the two nations at the Line of Control (LoC) over the Kashmir issue.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pak action futile: India on overflight clearance
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India has expressed its displeasure at Pakistan's unilateral decision to disallow President Ram Nath Kovind's plane over its airspace.
2019-09-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
President to begin 3-nation tour on Sept 8
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on an 11-day visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia on Monday to seek cooperation in areas, like the blue economy, science and technology, tourism and climate, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said here on Friday.
2019-09-06
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Katie Hopkins slams Sadiq Khan over Indian Embassy attack
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Popular British columnist Katie Hopkins has hit out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan for the havoc outside the Indian Embassy following protests by Pakistani nationals in the UK over India's revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-09-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics
India inks two defence MoUs with South Korea
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India and South Korea signed two MoUs pertaining to defence co-operation during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to the East Asian nation.
2019-09-06
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Moving beyond defence, business to be focus of India-Russia ties
Vladivostok (Russia), Sep 6 (IANS) Business is going to be the thrust area now in India-Russia relationship, which has so far been seen mostly from the prism of military and civil nuclear cooperation.
2019-09-06
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Italy's EU Commissioner vows 'new positive chapter'
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Former Italian Centre-Left Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for his nomination as European Union commissioner and vowed to "contribute to a new, positive chapter for Italy and Europe" in the role.
2019-09-05
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
World concerned over impact that sanctions have on economy: Modi
Vladivostok (Russia), Sep 5 (IANS) Voicing subtle criticism of the policy of sanctions adopted by some major powers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there are "concerns" regarding it and the world was discussing what impact such measures have on the global economy, in addition to the countries against which these are taken.
2019-09-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
15 MoUs exchanged during PM Modi's visit to Vladivostok
Vladivostok, Sep 4 (IANS) A total of 15 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) or agreements were exchanged on Wednesday during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Vladivostok in Russia, a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said.
2019-09-04
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Kartarpur pact stalled as Pak insists on pilgrim fees
New Delhi/Attari (Punjab), Sep 4 (IANS) No agreement could be reached on modalities for operationalising the Kartarpur corridor even in the third round of talks held on Wednesday as India rejected Pakistan's demand to charge a service fee from the pilgrims.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Efforts of 2 UK MPs to defend India on Kashmir go in vain
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Efforts of two British MPs to deflect attention and stem the anti-India feeling in the House of Commons on alleged human rights violations by the Narendra Modi government in Jammu and Kashmir went in vain during oral answers by Dominic Raab, foreign secretary in the Conservative party administration of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to questions.
2019-09-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India to manufacture spare parts for Russian military gear
Vladivostok (Russia), Sep 4 (IANS) India will manufacture spare parts for Russian military equipment, in a significant development in the relations between the two countries which are making efforts to covert the decades-old buyer-seller ties into one of collaboration.
2019-09-04
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
No, Please: India to Chinese Minister's Delhi visit, post Pak trip (IANS Exclusive)
Vladivostok (Russia), Sep 4 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wanted to visit New Delhi along with his trip to Pakistan this weekend but India has politely asked him to reschedule it, highly placed sources said on Wednesday.
2019-09-04
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy
Ex-Vodafone CEO could be Italy's pick for EU Commissioner
Rome, Sep 3 (IANS/AKI) Former Justice Minister Paola Severino and the former CEO of Vodafone, Vittorio Colao, are the two leading contenders for Italy's nominee European Commissioner, AKI learned on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Unesco condemns killing of Mexican reporter, Somali lensman
Rome, Sep 2 (IANS/AKI) UN culture organisation Unesco's chief Audrey Azoulay on Monday condemned the killing of a Mexican journalist and a Somali cameraman last month.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Media
UNHCR chief alarmed by statelessness risk in India's Assam
Geneva, Sep 2 (IANS/AKI) United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi has voiced concern at the publication of a National Register of Citizens in India's northeast state of Assam that could leave some 1.9 million people in danger of becoming stateless.
2019-09-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan will not use nuclear weapons first: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Amid tensions with its neighbour India following its decision to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asserted that his country would never ever start a war with India and even not use nuclear weapons first.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Arab League key to enduring peace in Libya: UN
Cairo, Sep 2 (IANS/AKI) The Arab League has a vital role to play in a "lasting political solution" in Libya, United Nations Special Envoy Ghassan Salame said on Monday after meeting its Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Support all peace initiatives: India on Afghan peace deal
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As US and Taliban negotiators reached close to an agreement that would reduce fighting and allow full peace talks among Afghans, India on Monday said it supports all peace initiatives that focus on providing a stable political situation as well as guarantee of peace with stability.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
India committed to defence ties with Japan: Rajnath
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on a two-day visit to Japan, on Monday met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo and said India was committed to enhance defence engagements between the two countries, besides strengthening bilateral arrangements.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
First consular meeting with Kulbhushan Jadhav today
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) In the first meeting with Kulbhushan Jadhav, incarcerated in a Pakistani military prison since his arrest on charges of alleged espionage three years ago, Indian Charge d'Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia will be meeting Jadhav on Monday, in keeping with the International Court of Justice's direction in July.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy