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18 Jul 2017


Sushma allows medical visa to PoK resident, slams Pakistan

Trust EAM Sushma Swaraj to hit the bull's-eye and you won't be disappointed.

16 Jul 2017

Narendra Modi

RTI on Modi and Manmohan Singh foreign trips denied

Another RTI request by Nutan Thakur seeking information on costs incurred in international trips by PM Modi and Manmohan Singh was denied.

13 Jul 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Pakistan examining visa application of Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother

Pakistan is examining India's request for a visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, Islamabad said.

10 Jul 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj: Pakistan hasn't responded to visa request for Jadhav's mother

Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said she still hasn't received an acknowledgement from her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz over a letter requesting a Pakistani visa for Kulbhushan Yadav's mother.

07 Jul 2017

Pakistan News

Why is the Sikh pilgrimage to Pakistani gurudwaras being blocked

Every year, hundreds of Sikhs embark on pilgrimages to gurudwaras in Pakistan.

27 Jun 2017


After seven years, Iran's Khamenei rakes up Kashmir again

In a surprising development, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei asked Muslims around the world to support people of Kashmir and other places against "oppressors" who attacked people in Ramzan.

26 Jun 2017


#ModiInUSA: PM says surgical strikes prove Indian can defend itself

PM Narendra Modi, who was attending a reception by the Indian-American community in Virginia, said India has successfully explained the threat of terrorism to the world.

16 Jun 2017


Russia rejects Islamabad's claims of Putin's mediation in Indo-Pak ties

Russia has rejected reports quoting a senior Pakistani official that Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his interest in mediating between India and Pakistan.

15 Jun 2017


Neeru Chadha first Indian woman in UN's ITLOS

International law expert Neeru Chadha has become the first Indian woman to be elected as judge to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for 2017-2026.

22 May 2017

Dalai Lama

Dalai would himself pick his successor, probably soon: Taiwanese President

President of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, said the Dalai Lama would himself pick his successor, probably "soon".

14 May 2017


Concerns over CPEC: India to not attend China's OBOR summit

Despite China's efforts to coax India into attending the One Belt One Road Forum, India clarified that it would boycott the summit.

09 May 2017


Sohail Mahmood to be new Pak envoy to India

Sources stated that Sohail Mahmood is set to become Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India, as Abdul Basit's tenure has drawn to a close.

23 Apr 2017


European Union, India strengthen ties; Vow to jointly fight terror

The European Union and India have agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation besides expanding engagement in a wide range of areas including trade, energy, environment, and maritime security.

13 Apr 2017

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama's Reincarnation: China claims it will choose the successor

China said it will traditionally select the next Dalai Lama by drawing lots from a sacred urn at Lhasa's Dachau Temple.

13 Apr 2017


Madhesi protests: Nepal tables constitution amendment bill

Ahead of elections next month, the Nepal government has proposed a federal commission to study and recommend changes to number of provinces and their boundaries, in an attempt to appease the protesting Madhesi community.

10 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull meets Modi during India visit

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day visit to India, his first since assuming office in September 2015.

08 Apr 2017

North Korea

Trump accepts Xi's invitation to visit China following positive summit

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed that President Donald Trump has accepted Chinese President Xi Jinping's invitation to visit China.

07 Apr 2017

North Korea

Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi to America for talks

US President Donald Trump welcomed his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida for their first bilateral summit.

04 Apr 2017


Greater Noida violence: African envoys term incident "xenophobic", India denies

Diplomatic relations were hit after African envoys described the recent Greater Noida violence as "xenophobic and racial"; rejecting the statement, India called it unfortunate and unwarranted.

02 Apr 2017


Greater Noida case: Police probing anti-African hate messages on WhatsApp

The Greater Noida Police has begun investigations into anti-African 'hate messages', which began circulating on WhataApp days prior to the attacks on African nationals in the region.

PCB seeks action against BCCI for calling-off bilateral series

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said they are considering legal action against the BCCI for failing to play a scheduled bilateral-series with Pakistan.

30 Mar 2017

West Bengal

MEA denies permission to rename West Bengal to Bangla

The Ministry of External Affairs has denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's wish to rename the state Bangla. The MEA said it created confusion over its similarity to Bangladesh.

BCCI sources deny any talks with government on India-Pak series

Denying the reports of sending a letter to the government seeking permission to hold bilateral series with Pakistan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sources have said that no letter has been sent.

28 Mar 2017


Attack on Nigerians: Five arrested by Noida Police

Five people were arrested by Noida Police over the recent attack on four Nigerian students.

27 Mar 2017


Hate crime: Indian taxi driver assaulted in Australia

A week after an Indian priest was stabbed in Melbourne, a taxi driver in Australia hailing from Kerala, was assaulted by teenagers in Hobart who allegedly racially abused him before beating him up.

27 Mar 2017

Pakistan News

India adamant on Indus Waters, may push for Teesta deal

India will continue using its share of the Indus waters, and will not change its plans of constructing the Miyar dam in J&K. However, Pakistan insists on World Bank intervention.

26 Mar 2017


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: UP CM Adityanath doubles financial grant

Newly-elected Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, during his first speech since assuming the post, announced the doubling of the financial grant given to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims.

23 Mar 2017

Pakistan News

Indus Waters Treaty: Indian sources deny meet with Pakistan

After Pakistan announced a meet with Indian officials in April on the Indus Waters Treaty, sources in New Delhi said it is unlikely in the present bilateral environment. They also denied having received any intimation from the World Bank regarding a meet.

22 Mar 2017

Pakistan News

Indian, Pakistani officials to meet over Kishanganga, Ratle projects

India and Pakistani officials will meet in Washington during April 11-13 to discuss the Kishanganga and Ratle hydropower projects.

21 Mar 2017

Donald Trump

Taiwan urges US, China to not use it for self-interests

Ahead of an expected meeting between US and Chinese officials, Taiwan said it has to safeguard its own interests.

21 Mar 2017

Pakistan News

Indus Waters Treaty: Permanent Indus Commission meet in Pakistan

The 113th Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission has begun on 20th March in Islamabad.

20 Mar 2017


Indian priest stabbed in racist attack in Melbourne

A 72-year old man stabbed Rev Tomy Kalathoor Mathew in the neck, moments before he was about to say mass at a Melbourne church.

10 Mar 2017


India concerned over Madhesi killings

India's Ministry of External Affairs expressed concern over the killing of four Madhesi protesters in police firing in Nepal.

10 Mar 2017


LG rejects AAP's compensation plan to OROP suicide victim's family

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the decision of the AAP government to provide Rs. 1cr compensation to the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishen Grewal who committed suicide over the OROP issue last year.

22 Feb 2017


Indian doctor rescued after 18 months in Libya

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Tuesday night about the rescue of Dr. Ramamurthy Kosanam who was abducted in Libya 18 months ago.

22 Feb 2017

Donald Trump

Beijing opposes US South China Sea patrols

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said US patrols of the South China Sea were "threatening and damaging the sovereignty and security of littoral countries under the flag of freedom of navigation and overflight."

20 Feb 2017

Donald Trump

Trump confuses all with "what happened in Sweden" remark

US President Donald Trump stoked controversy when he suggested that security situation had arisen in Sweden "last night", but nothing had actually happened.

18 Feb 2017


Pakistan may announce a new envoy to India

Pakistan may soon appoint a new envoy to India after current high commissioner, Abdul Basit, completes his three year term in March.

13 Feb 2017


3 Indians died in UAE, Sushma Swaraj directs probe

The Indian mission in the United Arab Emirates has been directed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to follow up the investigation regarding the death of 3 Indians during a fire in a diesel tank.

10 Feb 2017

Donald Trump

Trump tells Xi that he'll honour "One China" policy

The White House said US President Donald Trump said he would honour the "One China" during a "cordial" and lengthy phone discussion with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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