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2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh violence; toll reaches 6

16 Oct 2021

2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh violence; toll reaches 6

Two Hindu men have been killed in Bangladesh, police officials said, marking fresh casualties in the ongoing communal violence in the neighboring country.

'Disturbing': India slams attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh

15 Oct 2021

'Disturbing': India slams attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh

India has condemned the recent communal violence during Durga Puja celebrations in the neighboring Bangladesh, terming it "disturbing."

India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

11 Sep 2021

India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

India and Australia on Saturday began a high-level foreign and defense ministerial dialogue aimed at further ramping up their overall defense and strategic cooperation including in the Indo-Pacific amid China's increasing military assertiveness in the region.

No decision yet on recognizing Taliban government in Afghanistan: MEA

02 Sep 2021

No decision yet on recognizing Taliban government in Afghanistan: MEA

Two days after establishing the first diplomatic contact with the Taliban, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that it is too early to decide whether to give any recognition to the Taliban government.

Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

02 Sep 2021

Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit three central European countries, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, in a four-day tour from September 2-5.

India holds meeting with Taliban, first since Kabul fall

31 Aug 2021

India holds meeting with Taliban, first since Kabul fall

India's Ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met a representative of the Taliban in Doha on Tuesday.

India deflects question on recognition to Taliban after Afghanistan takeover

27 Aug 2021

India deflects question on recognition to Taliban after Afghanistan takeover

The central government on Friday said that currently there was no clarity on the formation of a government in Afghanistan since the Taliban's takeover.

78 people, evacuated from Afghanistan, land in Delhi today

24 Aug 2021

78 people, evacuated from Afghanistan, land in Delhi today

A special Air India flight carrying 78 people, including 25 Indian nationals, reached New Delhi from Tajikistan's Dushanbe on Tuesday.

Afghanistan: IAF evacuates 168 from Kabul; flight reaches Delhi

22 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: IAF evacuates 168 from Kabul; flight reaches Delhi

Amid a chaotic situation in Afghanistan, India evacuated 168 individuals from Kabul via a special repatriation flight.

Dominican court grants bail to Mehul Choksi on medical grounds

13 Jul 2021

Dominican court grants bail to Mehul Choksi on medical grounds

In a setback for Indian agencies, fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi was granted bail by a Dominican court on medical grounds, allowing him to travel to Antigua for treatment.

YouTuber Karl Rock blacklisted for violating visa norms, says MHA

10 Jul 2021

YouTuber Karl Rock blacklisted for violating visa norms, says MHA

Karl Rock, a YouTuber of New Zealand origin, had claimed that the Indian government blacklisted him without specifying any reason and had canceled his visa last year after he left India to travel to Dubai and Pakistan.

Wife seeks mortal remains of Hindu man buried in Saudi

16 Mar 2021

Wife seeks mortal remains of Hindu man buried in Saudi

A peculiar case came up before the Delhi HC on Tuesday wherein the mortal remains of a Hindu man, an Indian citizen, were wrongly buried in Saudi Arabia as per Muslim rites due to incorrect translation of his religion on the death certificate by Indian Consulate officials in Jeddah.

'Gross Interference'; India summons UK envoy over farm laws debate

09 Mar 2021

'Gross Interference'; India summons UK envoy over farm laws debate

The central government on Tuesday summoned the British High Commissioner in India to express its disapproval over the recent discussions on farmers' protest and press freedom in the United Kingdom Parliament.

Lata Mangeshkar speaks on global support for farmers' protests

04 Feb 2021

Lata Mangeshkar speaks on global support for farmers' protests

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Wednesday joined Indian personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgn, supporting the government's stand on the ongoing farmers' protests, saying that the country is capable of solving problems amicably.

'Ascertain facts,' says MEA as global figures support farmers' protest

03 Feb 2021

'Ascertain facts,' says MEA as global figures support farmers' protest

On Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) urged international icons to ascertain facts and understand the issue before commenting on matters pertaining to India.

India allocates Rs. 7,148 crore as aid for several countries

02 Feb 2021

India allocates Rs. 7,148 crore as aid for several countries

India, on Monday, set aside over Rs. 7,100 crore in its Union Budget for 2021-22 as development assistance for several countries, with Bhutan getting the maximum allocation of Rs. 3,004 crore while Rs. 100 crore will be given to the Chabahar Port project in Iran.

Myanmar military promises election in a year

01 Feb 2021

Myanmar military promises election in a year

Myanmar's military has announced it will hold a new election at the end of a one-year state of emergency it declared on Monday when it seized control of the country and reportedly detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

26 Jan 2021

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.

India, China to hold 9th Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday

23 Jan 2021

India, China to hold 9th Corps Commander-level talks on Sunday

The military commanders of India and China will reportedly meet on January 24 to hold the ninth round of Corps Commander-level talks to address the ongoing military standoff and defuse the border tensions in the Eastern Ladakh region.

Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

19 Jan 2021

Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

Maldives is set to become the first foreign country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from India. The Asian country will reportedly receive a consignment of Covishield doses on Wednesday.

Reports of Chinese village in Arunachal; India on 'constant watch'

18 Jan 2021

Reports of Chinese village in Arunachal; India on 'constant watch'

India is keeping a "constant watch" on all developments having a bearing on national security, the central government said on Monday amid reports of fresh Chinese construction activity in Arunachal Pradesh.

Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report

10 Jan 2021

Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report

The President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will reportedly be the chief guest at India's Republic Day event later this month.

India, China continue talks amid border row, call for disengagement

18 Dec 2020

India, China continue talks amid border row, call for disengagement

Months into the India-China border row, both nations held another round of talks to resolve the conflict.

India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

17 Dec 2020

India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

India's friendly neighboring nations trained over 100 experts to strengthen capacities in their countries for facilitating phase-3 clinical trials of the Indian COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology said.

India criticizes Canadian PM's 'ill-informed, unwarranted' comments on farmers' protest

01 Dec 2020

India criticizes Canadian PM's 'ill-informed, unwarranted' comments on farmers' protest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments on the ongoing protests by Indian farmers were "ill-informed" and "unwarranted," India said in a sharp rebuke on Tuesday.

Australia demands apology from China for sharing 'repugnant' fake image

30 Nov 2020

Australia demands apology from China for sharing 'repugnant' fake image

Australia has demanded an apology from China after a government account posted a distorted image depicting an Australian soldier killing an Afghan child.

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

21 Nov 2020

Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest

India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission over a recent encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota, where four terrorists were killed.

Gilgit-Baltistan is India's integral part, Pakistan must vacate it: MEA

02 Nov 2020

Gilgit-Baltistan is India's integral part, Pakistan must vacate it: MEA

Hours after a provisional provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan was announced by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Ministry of External Affairs released a strong statement saying the territory is India's integral part and Islamabad has no locus standi.

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

15 Oct 2020

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are integral parts of India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

India still undecided on reopening its side of Kartarpur Corridor

03 Oct 2020

India still undecided on reopening its side of Kartarpur Corridor

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that a decision on reopening the Indian side of the Kartarpur Corridor is pending.

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

30 Sep 2020

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

India and China held a fresh round of diplomatic talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC).

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

29 Sep 2020

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

India on Tuesday reacted to China's claim that it abides by the 1959 interpretation of the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

India's Queen's counsel demand for Kulbhushan Jadhav rejected by Pakistan

19 Sep 2020

India's Queen's counsel demand for Kulbhushan Jadhav rejected by Pakistan

Pakistan on Friday dismissed India's request to appoint an Indian lawyer or Queen's counsel to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying that New Delhi has been repeatedly making an "unrealistic demand."

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

11 Sep 2020

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

In the two-and-a-half-hours long meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India's External Minister Dr. S Jaishankar strongly protested the heavy presence of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

04 Sep 2020

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

As tensions are flaring up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Wei Fenghi, China's Defense Minister, has sought a meeting with India's Rajnath Singh, in Moscow, PTI reported citing people in the know.

Delhi: Suicidal woman mails UK PM, cops avert tragedy

28 Aug 2020

Delhi: Suicidal woman mails UK PM, cops avert tragedy

The Delhi Police raced against time on Wednesday to reach a woman, who e-mailed United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson, about her suicidal intentions.

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

01 Aug 2020

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

28 Jul 2020

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

On Tuesday, China announced that disengagement between frontline Indian and Chinese troops has been completed in most of the locations.

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

27 Jul 2020

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.