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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

24 Jun 2020

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

China doesn't want more clashes with India: Foreign Ministry

17 Jun 2020

China doesn't want more clashes with India: Foreign Ministry

A day after both China and India admitted to a violent clash in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh, the former's Foreign Ministry retracted its aggressive stance, saying the country doesn't want to see more clashes.

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

Nepal's Parliament clears bill for new map including Indian territories

13 Jun 2020

Nepal's Parliament clears bill for new map including Indian territories

The lower house of Nepal's Parliament on Saturday passed an amendment to update the political map of the country.

Satellite imagery of Wuhan suggests coronavirus started spreading in August

09 Jun 2020

Satellite imagery of Wuhan suggests coronavirus started spreading in August

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc all over the globe, may have actually started much earlier than currently thought.

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

06 Jun 2020

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

Top military officers from China and India will attempt to defuse the raging tensions in Eastern Ladakh through talks today.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

India rejects Nepal's objections over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

10 May 2020

India rejects Nepal's objections over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that an 80-km-long road connecting Dharchula in Uttarakhand to the Lipulekh pass is "completely within its territory."

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

12 Apr 2020

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

As China continues to draw backlash over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a report suggested that the government may be cracking down on academic research related to the origins of the virus.

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

09 Apr 2020

Japan is paying manufacturers to move production outside China

As the spread of coronavirus continues to wreck economies, Japan is trying to revive its disrupted manufacturing sector - by encouraging companies to leave China.

WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut

09 Apr 2020

WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, responded to criticism about the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the disease can be defeated with unity.

Pakistan responds to Modi's call for joint effort against coronavirus

14 Mar 2020

Pakistan responds to Modi's call for joint effort against coronavirus

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited SAARC nations for a joint response against the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, Pakistan responded in the affirmative.

'US military perhaps behind coronavirus,' Chinese official echoes conspiracy theory

13 Mar 2020

'US military perhaps behind coronavirus,' Chinese official echoes conspiracy theory

A senior Chinese official has hinted at a United States conspiracy behind the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

12 Oct 2019

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held discussions concerning issues of trade and terrorism in Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram. This marked day one of the ongoing informal summit between the two leaders.

'Father of India' Modi can handle Pakistan-based terrorism: Donald Trump

25 Sep 2019

'Father of India' Modi can handle Pakistan-based terrorism: Donald Trump

In his fourth meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year, and the second one in a span of three days, United States President Donald Trump had nothing but laudatory words for the former.

Imran Khan to hold mega rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today

13 Sep 2019

Imran Khan to hold mega rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today

Amid brewing tensions between India and Pakistan, the latter nation's Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to hold a "big jalsa" or public gathering to "express solidarity" towards residents of Kashmir.

Kulbhushan Jadhav under pressure to repeat Pakistan's false narrative: India

03 Sep 2019

Kulbhushan Jadhav under pressure to repeat Pakistan's false narrative: India

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer of India, is under extreme pressure to parrot Pakistan's false narrative, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Pakistan, terrorism, and J&K restrictions: Highlights of Foreign Minister's interview

02 Sep 2019

Pakistan, terrorism, and J&K restrictions: Highlights of Foreign Minister's interview

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar sat down for an interview with Politico, and the conversation revolved around Pakistan, the terrorism it sponsors and the restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ansari's homecoming to rescuing people: How Sushma Swaraj touched lives

07 Aug 2019

Ansari's homecoming to rescuing people: How Sushma Swaraj touched lives

She opened the doors of external affairs ministry for the common man, she showed how to use social media for solving citizens' woes, and she set an example for all.

Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation

29 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation

Muslim women in Sri Lanka won't be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public starting today under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

Stop interfering in Venezuela crisis, Russia warns Washington

31 Mar 2019

Stop interfering in Venezuela crisis, Russia warns Washington

Russia yesterday warned Washington to stop interfering in the stand-off between Venezuela's government and the opposition movement, and once again defended its decision to send personnel to the country.

Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech

10 Nov 2018

Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech today saying it was the "basis of civilization", after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong's Literary Festival, to be held till tomorrow.

Man sentenced for sending mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers

10 Nov 2018

Man sentenced for sending mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers

A Swedish man was convicted of attempted murder yesterday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and threatening letters to lawmakers in Sweden, including government members.

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

07 Nov 2018

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons development

03 Nov 2018

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons development

A day after it was reported that North Korea was readying its nuclear sites for foreign inspection, Pyongyang has threatened to resume testing and development of nuclear weapons if the US does not lift economic sanctions against it.

Bus-service with Pakistan won't change our stand on Kashmir: China

01 Nov 2018

Bus-service with Pakistan won't change our stand on Kashmir: China

China today sought to defend the proposed bus-service with Pakistan through PoK, saying its cooperation with Pakistan has nothing to do with the territorial dispute and will not change its principled stance on the Kashmir issue.

North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push against Pyongyang

17 Oct 2018

North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push against Pyongyang

North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

08 Oct 2018

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

China and the US are set to hold high-level talks in Beijing, China to reduce the spiraling trade and military tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Swaraj meets her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, discusses US sanctions

27 Sep 2018

Swaraj meets her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, discusses US sanctions

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and discussed bilateral issues, including the US's sanctions against the major crude exporter that are set to be implemented in November.

Pakistan court summons all witnesses in Sarabjit's murder case

26 Sep 2018

Pakistan court summons all witnesses in Sarabjit's murder case

A court in Pakistan today summoned all the witnesses next month in the murder case of Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who was killed by his fellow prisoners in 2013.