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European Parliament independent of member states, new citizenship law internal political matter of India, say French govt sources
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European Parliament independent of member states, new citizenship law internal political matter of India, say French govt sources

The assertion came after close to 600 lawmakers in the 751-member parliament moved six resolutions against the Citizenship Amendment Act , saying the enactment of the law marked a dangerous shift in India's citizenship regime

Indian student stabbed near York University in Canada's Toronto, S Jaishankar asks MEA officials to help her family
India

Indian student stabbed near York University in Canada's Toronto, S Jaishankar asks MEA officials to help her family

A 23-year-old Indian student was stabbed by an unidentified man near York University's campus in Toronto, Canada, police said.

Indian embassy in Beijing cancels Republic Day ceremony in view of coronavirus outbreak in China that has claimed 25 lives so far
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Indian embassy in Beijing cancels Republic Day ceremony in view of coronavirus outbreak in China that has claimed 25 lives so far

The Indian embassy in China cancelled the Republic Day ceremony in view of the coronavirus outbreak which has killed 25 people and infected over 800 others.

Saudi Arabia denies reports of Indian nurse being infected by coronavirus, says no cases of virus in Kingdom so far
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Saudi Arabia denies reports of Indian nurse being infected by coronavirus, says no cases of virus in Kingdom so far

A Saudi health ministry affiliate said on Thursday there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom, denying earlier reports of an expatriate resident being infected.

Kerala nurse working in Saudi Arabia not infected by Wuhan coronavirus, says Indian Consulate in Jeddah
India

Kerala nurse working in Saudi Arabia not infected by Wuhan coronavirus, says Indian Consulate in Jeddah

Amid reports that a woman from Kerala working in Saudi Arabia had tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (2019-nCoV)(Wuhan), the Indian Consulate in Jeddah on Thursday tweeted a clarification saying that she had been infected by another strain of the coronavirus, namely the 'Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus' (MERS-CoV).

No role for third party in solving Kashmir issue, says MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar after Donald Trump’s latest offer of mediation
India

No role for third party in solving Kashmir issue, says MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar after Donald Trump’s latest offer of mediation

There is no role for any third party in the Kashmir issue which has to be resolved bilaterally with Pakistan and the onus is on Islamabad to create an environment for engagement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.

China defends raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, calls it goodwill gesture to de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions
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China defends raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, calls it goodwill gesture to de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions

Stoutly defending its decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UNSC as an attempt to de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions and out of 'goodwill', China on Friday claimed that "most of the members" of the Council have voiced their concern over the situation in the Valley

India hits out at Pakistan's 'all-weather-ally' China for trying to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC, says Beijing should reflect on global consensus
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India hits out at Pakistan's 'all-weather-ally' China for trying to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC, says Beijing should reflect on global consensus

India on Thursday delivered an unusually blunt message to China for its attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council, asking it to seriously reflect on the global consensus and refrain from taking such action in the future

India to invite Imran Khan to SCO's annual meeting; MEA says leaders of all eight member countries will be invited
India

India to invite Imran Khan to SCO's annual meeting; MEA says leaders of all eight member countries will be invited

India will invite Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan along with other leaders for the annual meeting of council of heads of government of the SCO later this year, officials said.

MEA hits out at China for trying to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC; India to invite Imran Khan to attend SCO meet later this year
World

MEA hits out at China for trying to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC; India to invite Imran Khan to attend SCO meet later this year

India on Thursday hit out at China for helping Pakistan in trying to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying Beijing should seriously reflect on the global consensus and refrain from such actions in the future

Rahul Gandhi condemns mob attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, says 'bigotry a dangerous poison that knows no borders'
India

Rahul Gandhi condemns mob attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, says 'bigotry a dangerous poison that knows no borders'

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi termed Friday's attack reprehensible, and said the only known antidote to bigotry is love, mutual respect and understanding.

Pakistan rejects reports of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib being vandalised by certain groups, says site was 'untouched and undamaged'
India

Pakistan rejects reports of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib being vandalised by certain groups, says site was 'untouched and undamaged'

Pakistan on Friday rejected reports that Gurdwara Nanakana Sahib near Lahore was desecrated by certain groups

Nankana Sahib gurudwara vandalised in Pakistan; MEA condemns incident, calls on Islamabad to ensure safety of Sikh community
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Nankana Sahib gurudwara vandalised in Pakistan; MEA condemns incident, calls on Islamabad to ensure safety of Sikh community

An angry group of local residents pelted stones at the Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Friday evening. India, "strongly condemned" the vandalism, called on Islamabad to take immediate steps to ensure the safety and security of the Sikh community in the area.

Passport dept seeks MEA nod to prosecute activist Medha Patkar for concealing details of pending criminal cases in application
India

Passport dept seeks MEA nod to prosecute activist Medha Patkar for concealing details of pending criminal cases in application

The Mumbai Regional Passport Office has sought the external affairs ministry's nod to prosecute Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar for not disclosing criminal cases against her in her passport application

Year on from Hamid Ansari's return home after spending 6 years in Pakistani jail, he's still getting used to life in Mumbai
India

Year on from Hamid Ansari's return home after spending 6 years in Pakistani jail, he's still getting used to life in Mumbai

Today, (18 December, 2019) marks a year since Hamid Ansari returned home after spending six years in a Pakistani jail over allegations of being a spy

Lotus on passports as part of security features, says MEA spokesperson; adds other national symbols to be used on rotation
India

Lotus on passports as part of security features, says MEA spokesperson; adds other national symbols to be used on rotation

'This symbol is our national flower and is part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports', said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar

US commission has 'no locus standi' on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, says MEA; panel called for sanctions against Amit Shah if CAB is passed
India

US commission has 'no locus standi' on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, says MEA; panel called for sanctions against Amit Shah if CAB is passed

The MEA condemned the 'inaccurate' comments made by US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

EAM S Jaishankar's India foreign policy needs tempering; its substance belies historical fact
India

EAM S Jaishankar's India foreign policy needs tempering; its substance belies historical fact

The facts sit somewhat uncomfortably with claims made by S Jaishankar of a new Indian muscularity.

NRC in Assam ‘targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless’, says US commission on religious freedom
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NRC in Assam ‘targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless’, says US commission on religious freedom

Prepared by policy analyst Harrison Akins, USCIRF alleged that following August 2019 release of NRC, BJP government has taken steps that 'reflect an anti-Muslim bias'

'Our map accurate,' says MEA's Raveesh Kumar after Nepal raises objections over Kalapani area in official India map
India

'Our map accurate,' says MEA's Raveesh Kumar after Nepal raises objections over Kalapani area in official India map

India on Thursday said the new map issued by it last week accurately depicts its sovereign territory and it has in no manner revised its boundary with Nepal, a day after the Himalayan nation objected to the Kalapani area being reportedly shown as part of the Indian territory