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China and Pakistan ‘want dialogue’, but make it unacceptable to India
India

China and Pakistan ‘want dialogue’, but make it unacceptable to India

It is anybody’s guess how and why should China talk about CPEC, which passes through what patently and blatantly is Indian territory — and expect India not to react, but to cooperate

US religious freedom report: Limited use and unintended consequences
World

US religious freedom report: Limited use and unintended consequences

It would perhaps be in the best interest of India-US strategic partnership that the top US State Department officials refrain from publicly commenting on state of religious freedom in India

India's G20 presidency website, logo to reflect its overarching priorities
India

India's G20 presidency website, logo to reflect its overarching priorities

The prime minister will unveil the logo, theme and website of India's G20 presidency on 8 November at 4:30 pm via video-conferencing, the MEA said. The G20 summit will take place in Bali on 15-16 November and Modi is set to be among the top leaders attending it

Why India should view Khalistani activities in Canada more seriously
India

Why India should view Khalistani activities in Canada more seriously

There has been a rise in anti-India activities in Canada, the latest being a park named after the Bhagavad Gita vandalised in Brampton

MEA advices Indians to exercise 'extreme caution' before taking up jobs in Thailand
India

MEA advices Indians to exercise 'extreme caution' before taking up jobs in Thailand

Speaking at a weekly press briefing, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said IT companies are engaged in digital scamming and forged crypto activities. He said that these scammers are recruiting Indian workers on the pretext of employment opportunities in Thailand

India, Singapore hold 16th round of Foreign Office Consultations; emphasis on multi-faceted relations
India

India, Singapore hold 16th round of Foreign Office Consultations; emphasis on multi-faceted relations

The delegations discussed enhancing cooperation in a number of areas, including, trade and investment, startups and innovation, fintech, smart cities, infrastructure, skill development and connectivity

The curious case of Gilgit-Baltistan and how it was illegally occupied by Pakistan
World

The curious case of Gilgit-Baltistan and how it was illegally occupied by Pakistan

It is time for India to publish a White Paper on the background of Gilgit-Baltistan’s accession to India and make it widely known, including in Beijing

What’s the I2U2 summit that PM Modi will attend virtually? What’s on the agenda?
India

What’s the I2U2 summit that PM Modi will attend virtually? What’s on the agenda?

While the US, UAE, India and Israel have said there is no military angle to this grouping and that the focus is a constructive agenda regarding the economy and infrastructure, some experts have dubbed I2U2 the ‘West Asian Quad’

India asks Pakistan to release and repatriate Indian prisoners in its custody
India

India asks Pakistan to release and repatriate Indian prisoners in its custody

India made the request in the context of the exchange of the lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen by the two countries as part of a practice to do so on 1 January and 1 July every calendar year under the framework of a 2008 agreement

EAM S Jaishankar to hold talks with visiting Iranian counterpart amid row over remarks on Prophet Mohammad
India

EAM S Jaishankar to hold talks with visiting Iranian counterpart amid row over remarks on Prophet Mohammad

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visit comes amid widespread anger in West Asian countries over controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad made by two former BJP spokespersons.

Prophet Muhammad remarks row: India rejects OIC's statement, says this only exposes its divisive agenda'
India

Prophet Muhammad remarks row: India rejects OIC's statement, says this only exposes its divisive agenda'

In a statement, Ministry of External Affairs said the offensive tweets and comments denigrating a religious personality do not, in any manner, reflect the views of the Government of India

PM Modi to visit Lumbini in Nepal on 16 May on occasion of Buddha Purnima
World

PM Modi to visit Lumbini in Nepal on 16 May on occasion of Buddha Purnima

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the neighbouring country at the invitation of Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba. It will be his fifth visit to Nepal since 2014

Raised Indian medical students' issue with China, no positive response, says MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
World

Raised Indian medical students' issue with China, no positive response, says MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

The remarks were made by MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in response to questions citing reports according to which China is facilitating the return of students from countries like Sri Lanka

Thailand gets India-made COVID vaccines under Quad initiative
Health

Thailand gets India-made COVID vaccines under Quad initiative

This is the second consignment of vaccines delivered by India under the Quad vaccine partnership, after the inaugural supply to Cambodia on 12 April

India has established economic ties with Russia, focusing on stabilising it: MEA
India

India has established economic ties with Russia, focusing on stabilising it: MEA

The comments came amid uneasiness in some Western capitals over India not condemning yet the Russian aggression against Ukraine and New Delhi's decision to procure large volumes of discounted crude oil from Moscow.

India pursuing release of 83 missing personnel including PoWs of 1965, 71 wars from Pakistan: Centre
India

India pursuing release of 83 missing personnel including PoWs of 1965, 71 wars from Pakistan: Centre

The government through the MEA has filed an affidavit on a plea filed by the mother of an Army officer seeking direction from the Centre to take immediate steps through diplomatic channels for repatriation of her son, who is lodged in jail in Pakistan for over 24 years

How India showcased its diplomatic maturity while handling Russian and Chinese foreign ministers
World

How India showcased its diplomatic maturity while handling Russian and Chinese foreign ministers

The importance given to Sergey Lavrov as compared to Wang Yi displayed the importance India accords to friendly nations

Russia-Ukraine conflict: The many challenges India is facing while trying to evacuate students from Sumy
World

Russia-Ukraine conflict: The many challenges India is facing while trying to evacuate students from Sumy

Located about 350 km east of Kyiv, the city is one of the first to be attacked by Russian forces since 24 February, forcing around 700 students to take shelter in the basements of five hostel buildings

From Operation Ganga to the Kuwait airlift: The biggest rescue ops carried out by India
World

From Operation Ganga to the Kuwait airlift: The biggest rescue ops carried out by India

With Russia continuing its attack in Ukraine, India has stepped up its rescue mission with Operation Ganga. The safety of its nationals has always remained a top priority for the country. A look back at evacuations that were carried out in the past

Ghosespot | Why big boys are suddenly overactive to sully India’s global image
India

Ghosespot | Why big boys are suddenly overactive to sully India’s global image

The government must adopt a proactive strategy to counter the motivated campaign against India