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55 nations back India for non-permanent UNSC seat
New York, June 26 (IANS) In a major diplomatic win, India's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia Pacific group of 55 countries including China and Pakistan.
2019-06-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
55 nations endorse India's candidature for UN Security Council for 2021-22
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In a significant diplomatic win for India, the country's candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia Pacific group, comprising 55 nations.
2019-06-26
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday morning in his country's first high-level engagement with India after Modi returned to power with a thumping election victory.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
US Secretary Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) US Secretary Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday to discuss various aspects of the Indo-US relationship.
2019-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
US-China trade war causing collateral damage: Australia
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The Prime Minister of Australia on Wednesday warned that the trade war between the US and China was causing collateral damage by aggravating rising global economic uncertainty.
2019-06-26
Category: International, Australia,Diplomacy,Politics
Situation in Sri Lanka now normal: Tourism Minister
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka, which was hit by a ghastly terror attack on April 21, said on Tuesday that the situation now was normal and it was safe for the tourists to visit.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi and French President to meet
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of G-20 Summit in Osaka in Japan later this week, diplomatic sources said here on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
New US curbs shut doors of diplomacy: Iran
Tehran, June 25 (IANS) Iran said on Tuesday new US sanctions on its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had permanently closed the door on diplomacy between the two sides and threatened global stability as Washington renewed efforts to build a global alliance against Tehran.
2019-06-25
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
China's candidate elected FAO head after India backs out
United Nations, June 24 (IANS) China's Qu Dongyu has been elected the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) - a race from which India withdrew its candidate earlier this month.
2019-06-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Egypt's Defense, Foreign ministers to visit Russia
Cairo, June 23 (IANS) Egypt's Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday left for Russia on an official visit for the 2+2 dialogue mechanism between the two countries.
2019-06-23
Category: International, Egypt,Diplomacy
Modi to attend G20 Osaka Summit: MEA
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a two-day, 14th G20 Summit in Osaka in Japan from June 28, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.
2019-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
No plans to cap H-1B work visas for Indians: Senior US official
New York, June 21 (IANS) The US has no plans to place caps on H-1B work visas for Indians, a senior administration official told reporters on Friday.
2019-06-21
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
India's NSG membership was not on plenary's agenda: China
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China, which has repeatedly blocked India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), on Friday said New Delhi's membership was not on the agenda of the plenary session of the bloc in Astana.
2019-06-21
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Thousands gather in Abu Dhabi to mark International Yoga Day
Abu Dhabi, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of Indian expat residents and others participated in yoga sessions in Abu Dhabi to mark the fifth International Yoga Day, the media reported on Friday.
2019-06-21
Category: International, Togo,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
No official word from US on capping H1B visa quota: India (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India on Thursday said there was no official word from the US on a "source-based" media report about capping of the H1B visas, of which Indians are a major beneficiary.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK arms sale to Saudis unlawful, court rules
London, June 20 (IANS) The United Kingdoms sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen is unlawful, a British court ruled on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pompeo on three-day visit to India from June 25
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be on three-day visit here from next Tuesday, during which he will meet External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
China, US to resume trade negotiations
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Top officials from the US and China will resume negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade war between the two world powers, Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.
2019-06-20
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Iran's IRGC shoots down 'intruding' US spy drone
Tehran, June 20 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Thursday said in a statement that it shot down an "intruding" US spy drone flying over the Strait of Hormuz amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran in the region over the past months.
2019-06-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
China opposes 'politicization' of Huawei issue in India
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China has said it is opposed to the "politicization" of Huawei's likely participation in the 5G network trial in India after New Delhi said it has security concerns in letting the Chinese company take part in the much-awaited exercise.
2019-06-19
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
AHSI partners with Singapore Botanical Gardens
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Agri-Horticultural Society of India (AHSI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Botanical Gardens, a unit of the Singapore National Parks Board, to work on a shared set of objectives for environment protection and sustainable development, according to officials here on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Israel names Golan Heights settlement after Trump
Tel Aviv, June 17 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled a new settlement -- Trump Heights -- in the occupied Golan Heights, named after the US President.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics
Iran to breach enriched uranium cap in 10 days: AEOI
Tehran, June 17 (IANS) Iran's atomic energy agency said here on Monday the country would breach on June 27 the limit, imposed under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, on its stockpile of enriched uranium.
2019-06-17
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Former diplomats advise caution over Pakistani intelligence inputs on terror attack
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan sharing intelligence inputs about a major terror strike in Kashmir is a good development but there is a need to be circumspect, former diplomats have said, noting that Islamabad is facing pressure from the US and organisations such as FATF to take concrete action against terror groups.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Kyrgyz President gifts hat, coat to Modi
Bishkek, June 16 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has gifted a traditional hat and coat of his country to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Politics
India raises duty on US exports as retaliatory action
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Hitting back at the Trump administration for withdrawing trade privileges for certain Indian goods, the Indian government on Saturday raised custom duty on various items, including walnut and apples, exported from the US.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
India might impose retaliatory import tariffs on 29 US items
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India might finally go ahead to impose retaliatory import tariffs against some US goods, sources said on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India's growth a big factor for stability, hope in world: Modi
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the world economy was transforming fast and growth of a big economy like India and its technological progress was a big factor for stability and hope in the world.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,National,Diplomacy,Politics
SCO members for concerted effort against cross-border terror
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS) The SCO on Friday called for closer coordination among the international community over terrorism's cross-border threat and sought comprehensive measures to intensify efforts against terrorism and its ideology and to eliminate the factors that promote it.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Attack in Gulf of Oman lifts oil, shale outlook
New York, June 14 (IANS) Shale producers stand to benefit from the oil-market volatility unleashed by an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as US companies vie with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for global market share, the media reported on Friday.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Nations supporting terror must be held accountable: Modi
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 14 (IANS) With his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan listening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the countries which "promote, support and fund" terrorism must be held accountable.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Iran's top leader rules out talks with US
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday ruled out any negotiations with the US over the spiky issues between the two countries as he spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a meeting here.
2019-06-13
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi in Bishkek : To meet Chinese, Russian Presidents
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on a two-day visit during which he will attend the summit of eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and hold bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2019-06-13
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi hai to mumkin hai: Pompeo hails leader of world's most populous democracy
New York, June 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Indian Prime Minister as a "new kind of leader for the world's most populous democracy", and quoted Narendra Modi's election slogan in Hindi, "Modi hai to mumkin hai" ("Modi makes it possible"), at a summit here.
2019-06-13
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Pompeo calls Modi 'new kind of leader for world's most populous democracy'
New York, June 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Indian Prime Minister as a "new kind of leader for the world's most populous democracy", and quoted Narendra Modi's election slogan in Hindi, "Modi hai to mumkin hai" ("Modi makes it possible"), at a summit here.
2019-06-13
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US letter on F-35s not in spirit of alliance: Turkey
Ankara, June 12 (IANS) Turkey on Wednesday slammed Washington for sending a letter which threatened to remove Ankara from the F-35 fighter jet programme, saying the language used was "not in the spirit of the alliance".
2019-06-12
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
India snubs Pakistan: PM's plane to bypass its airspace
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) In a clear snub to Islamabad, New Delhi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modis special plane will bypass pakistan's airspace en route to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he is going on Thursday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Muraleedharan to visit Nigeria from June 11 to 13
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan will visit Nigeria from June 11 to 13, it was announced on Tuesday.
2019-06-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pompeo to visit Delhi before Modi-Trump meeting
New York, June 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will be visiting India later this month to build on "an incredibly important relationship" that is "closely tied economically".
2019-06-11
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
ZEE5 looks at Israel for AI-based solutions, ties up with Applicaster
Tel Aviv, June 10 (IANS) ZEE5, the OTT destination and digital entertainment platform of media and entertainment major ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., has announced a strategic partnership with Applicaster, one of the leading global cloud platforms for media app development and management in the media space.
2019-06-10
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Don't target Pakistan at SCO summit: China
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) China on Monday said Pakistan should not be targeted on terrorism at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit this week where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to raise the issue of Islamabad harbouring terrorists.
2019-06-10
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
French Minister Lemoyne to reach India on Monday
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) French Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean Baptiste Lemoyne will visit India on Monday to do the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France in August.
2019-06-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
PM Modi ends Sri Lanka visit, flies to Tirupati
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left Sri Lanka after a packed day's visit to the island nation.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
India to train 1,000 Maldives civil servants for next 5 years
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India's leading civil services training institution NCGG will train 1,000 Maldives civil servants over the next five years, a Ministry of Personnel statement said on Sunday.
2019-06-09
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Indian democracy strengthened by poll verdict: Modi
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Indian democracy has been strengthened by the sweeping mandate in the general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday, adding that democracy is a part of Indian culture.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Contribute to India's development: Modi tells diaspora
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the Indian diaspora to contribute to India's development and said the country's image had changed a lot in the last few years.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sirisena gifts Buddha statue to Indian PM Modi
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday presented Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a Buddha statue in meditation posture.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
After the Maldives, Modi reaches Sri Lanka
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday from the Maldives as part of a visit to further strengthen New Delhi's relations with the island nation.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi reaches Sri Lanka, after visiting Maldives
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived here from the Maldives as part of a visit to further strengthen New Delhi's ties with the island nation.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Jaishankar reaches Bhutan, meets PM Tshering
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, who is on a two-day visit to Bhutan, met Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Friday and discussed bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries.
2019-06-07
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan