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Nepal plunges into political crisis as China's gambit flops
New Delhi, May 12: Chinas desperate attempts to bring about a patch-up between the two warring factions of the Nepal Communist Party have come a cropper, plunging the Himalayan country into a political crisis at a time when the deadly Covid-19 pandemic has also peaked in the country.
2021-05-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bajwa emerges peacemaker after surprise landing in Kabul
New Delhi, May 11: Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace process with all stakeholders.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
S.Korean intel chief leaves for Tokyo to meet Japanese, US counterparts
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) Park Ji-won, South Korea's intelligence agency chief, left for Tokyo on Tuesday to meet his Japanese and US counterparts.
2021-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy
Japan, UNDP join hands to boost O2 supply in northeast India
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread virulently in India, the government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered to provide oxygen generation plants to northeastern states.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Give India resources to make vaccines, says Fauci
New York, May 11 (IANS) Antony Fauci, the top US expert on Covid-19, has called on countries to provide India with resources to make its own vaccines or donate vaccines.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Blinken urges de-escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes
Washington, May 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged all sides to de-escalate in Israeli-Palestinian clashes while recognising Israel's right to self-defence in the face of rocket attacks.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Nothing about J&K is India's internal matter: Pak FM
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that when it comes to the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir, no decision on the subject can be Indias internal matter.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Saudi Arabia offers intervention in reducing Indo-Pak tensions
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia has said that his country could play an important role in reducing tensions between the two nuclear-powered arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
3L Remdesivir, other foreign medical aid dispatched to states: Govt
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Global aid comprising of over 6,000 Oxygen concentrators, cylinders, generation plants and more than three lakh Remdesivir vials have been dispatched to states and UTs in their fight against Covid-19, Union Health Ministry said on Monday.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Myanmar junta approves 15 investments, including huge Chinese project
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) China has started reaping rewards for backing the February 1 military takeover in Myammar.
2021-05-09
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Maldives Sports Minister accuses Bengaluru of breaching Covid rules
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan's AFC Cup matches are in doubt after Maldives' Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof alleged a breach of the country's Covid-19 protocols by the former.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Football
Blinken admits some US actions undermine int'l order
Washington, May 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that some US actions in recent years have undermined the rules-based world order.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak Army Chief assures all out support towards Saudi security
Jeddah, May 8 (IANS) Pakistans Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Islamabads all out support and commitment towards the security of the Kingdom.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Canadian city lights up for India as 3,000 ventilators sent to Delhi
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) Authorities in Canada's Ontario province dispatched 3,000 locally made ventilators to New Delhi, even as the Indian-dominated city of Brampton illuminated its city hall with the Tricolour in solidarity with the people of India.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Diplomacy
In 7 years, Modi govt bogged by 11,424 LoC ceasefire violations: RTI (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) In a glaring indicator of the growing tensions in India's immediate neighbourhood, it has now emerged that there were a whopping 11,424 Ceasefire violations (CFVs) on the border under the seven years of the NDA government, compared with just 523 CFVs during the UPA's 10-year rule.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India, EIB sign contract for second tranche of funding for Pune Metro Rail
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Indian government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Friday signed the finance contract for second tranche of 150 million euros for the Pune Metro Rail project, through a virtual signing ceremony.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
UNSC must include India for credible global leadership: Govt
New Delhi/New York, May 7 (IANS) The government on Friday reiterated that India should be included in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) if the international body wants to be seen as a credible global leader.
2021-05-07
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
US defence officials stress strategic partnership to help India
New York, May 7 (IANS) US defence officials have emphasised the strategic partnership with India in helping it in the time of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Italian envoy switches on oxygen plant at ITBP hospital in Greater Noida
Greater Noida, May 6 (IANS) Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca, on Thursday switched on an oxygen plant at the ITBP Referral Hospital here, which is likely to provide some relief to the people of Greater Noida in the wake of the growing demand for oxygen caused by the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM to attend European Council meet on Sat
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) On the invitation of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in a meeting of the Council on Saturday as a special invitee.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
US must confront China, not compete with it
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has from time to time indicated that he wants to compete with China, not confront it. However, the passage of the Strategic Competition Act (SCA) of 2021 by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (April 22) makes it clear that the US intends to push back China on a variety of issues, ranging from human rights to unfair economic practices.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India attends G7 summit in London virtually after some members test positive
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The entire Indian delegation for the G7 summit in London was on Wednesday asked to self isolate after some of its members tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Israel's first consignment of oxygen generators arrives in Delhi
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The first consignment of oxygen generators and concentrators from Israel arrived in Delhi on Wednesday, as the Benjamin Netanyahu-led government there extended its strong support to India in its battle with the catastrophic second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
US Chamber of Commerce sends aid to help India fight Covid 2.0
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, a newly-formed public-private partnership formed by the US Chamber of Commerce with nearly 40 tech giants on board, on Wednesday announced to start sending crucial aid to address the grim Covid situation in India.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
US 'doing a lot for India' to meet COVID crisis: Biden
New York, May 5 (IANS) President Joe Biden has said that the US was "doing a lot for India" by sending it oxygen and materials to make anti-COVID-19 vaccines.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
UNGA president says Kashmir status should not be changed; acknowledges Simla pact
United Nations, May 5 (IANS) General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir has said that the status of Jammu and Kashmir should not be changed while acknowledging the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan making it a bilateral issue.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
China, India vaccine diplomacy: The selfish & the altruist
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) As the world staggers in its attempts to control the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccination of the people, two vaccine-producing nations in Asia, China and India, take diverse routes to share their supplies with the international community through what is being called "vaccine diplomacy". While China has only earned brickbats for using the humane gesture to its expansionist policies, India is receiving bouquets for its transparent balancing act of supplying the vaccines to the needy countries while simultaneously catering to its own, massive internal demand.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Jaishankar, Blinken discuss increasing Covid vax production capacity
New York, May 4 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have discussed increasing Covid-19 vaccine production capacity during their meeting in London.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Covid, Indo-Pacific region to stand out in Modi-Johnson virtual summit on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 3: India and the United Kingdom (UK) are set to adopt a 10-year strategic plan that would steer ties of the two countries in key areas of global concern including healthcare and climate action. They will also focus on the bolstering trade as well as defence and security ties, premised on strong and vibrant people-to-people exchanges.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
FM participates in ADB Governors' Seminar as part of bank's 2021 meeting
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Governor for India, on Monday participated in the Governors' Seminar on "Cooperation for a Resilient Future", held as part of ADB's annual meeting 2021.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Jaishankar's help sought for return of Kashmiri students to B'desh
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) on Monday wrote to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar requesting him to facilitate the travel of Kashmiri students studying in Bangladesh for their exams.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Thailand sends medical aid to India to fight pandemic
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Medical aid is pouring in from around the world to India with the latest help coming from Thailand to fight the virulent second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
US to adopt 'practical approach' to N.Korea: White House
Washington, May 1 (IANS) The US will explore diplomacy with North Korea and adopt a "practical approach," the White House said on Friday.
2021-05-01
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US imposing restrictions on travel from India starting Tuesday: Harris
New York, May 1 (IANS) The US is imposing restrictions on travel from India starting on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris has said.
2021-05-01
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
China assures India of smooth medical supplies without delay
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) China on Friday assured India that it would do everything to support the latter's fight against the second wave of Covid pandemic which has taken a heavy toll on the country.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Pak recalls ambassador in Saudi Arabia over corruption charges
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The Pakistan government has recalled its Ambassador in Saudi Arabia, along with other officials at the Pakistan embassy, to make them part of a high-level inquiry into complaints of demanding bribes from the Pakistani expatriates.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
Iran welcomes signs of reconciliation from Saudi Arabia
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it welcomed signs of reconciliation coming from Saudi Arabia and hoped to put a quick end to their political differences.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
UAE's special cargo of medical aid arrives in India
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) UAE's special cargo of medical aid for India to fight the virulent second wave of the coronavirus pandemic arrived here on Thursday.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Asian-Pacific area lawmakers seek 'whole of society' approach against Covid
Bangkok, April 29 (IANS) Policymakers from 50 Asian and Pacific countries on Thursday called for a "whole-of-society" response to Covid-19.
2021-04-29
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'White House type' Covid test kits coming to India from today
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Two days after US President Joe Biden's pledge to help, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Covid-19 emergency aid materials shall start landing in New Delhi from Thursday onwards, an official spokesperson said here on Thursday.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy
Modi thanks Russia for prompt support, calls it 'enduring partnership'
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin over phone for the prompt support to India amid the Covid crisis, symbolising "enduring partnership" between the two countries.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Citing own robust system, India turns down UN supply chain help: Spokesperson
United Nations, April 28 (IANS) India has turned down the UN's offer of assistance from its integrated supply chain saying that it has its own "robust" system to manage the logistics of getting material for the dealing with the COVID-19 surge, according to a UN spokesperson.
2021-04-28
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan lawmakers pledge continuous support for Tibet
Dharamsala, April 28 (IANS) The All Party Japanese Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, comprising former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has felicitated Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay as he is completing his two-term tenure and assured continuous support for the Tibetan cause.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
US State Department withdraws diplomats from Kabul
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US State Department has ordered the withdrawal of diplomats from its embassy in Kabul in light of the deteriorating security situation there.
2021-04-28
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Bhutan to supply 40 MT medical oxygen to Assam daily
Guwahati/Shillong, April 27 (IANS) Bhutan will supply 40 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen to Assam daily for Covid patients, an official release said on Tuesday.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India-SL: A new chapter in South Asian history waiting to be written
New Delhi, April 27: A few years ago I went for the launch of a premium brand of Sri Lankan Arrack in Delhi. It was a revelation. Till then I had thought Arrack is another name for Toddy. A poor man's drink. But, there I learnt, Vintage Arrack can be as precious as Single Malt Whisky. Matured for upto 15 years in Oak Casks it can give many a tropical alcoholic beverage a run for its money. That set me thinking how little we know about our island neighbour off the southern coast.
2021-04-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Biden pledges US 'steadfast support' for India in fighting Covid
New York, April 26 (IANS) Having lifted the ban on the supply of vaccine raw materials and Covid-fighting products for India, US President Joe Biden on Monday assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the US will work closely with India to fight the pandemic.
2021-04-26
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Modi discusses Covid situation with Biden, thanks him for aid
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A day after the US agreed to provide India raw materials for Covid vaccines that had previously been under export controls, as well as other key materials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday discussed the Covid situation with US President Joe Biden and thanked him for the support to fight the surging cases in India.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pak ready for talks if India revisits its Aug 5, 2019 decisions: Qureshi
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the country would be happy to hold talks on all the differences with India and seek their resolution through dialogue if the latter shows its willingness to revisit its unilateral decisions taken on August 5, 2019, which resulted in the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to the erstwhile state of J&K.
2021-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US General terms regrouping of terrorists Pak's biggest worry
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) As the Biden administration announced pulling out its troops from Afghanistan, Pakistan may be the worst affected as regrouping of terrorist would be its biggest concern, a United States General has warned.
2021-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Diplomacy