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SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

24 Sep 2020

SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

Cross-border terror, blocking connectivity, and obstructing trade are the key challenges that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) must overcome, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said on Thursday at an informal virtual meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Kulbhushan Jadhav didn't seek review of his death sentence: Pakistan

08 Jul 2020

Kulbhushan Jadhav didn't seek review of his death sentence: Pakistan

Ex-Indian Navy Officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who faces death sentence in Pakistan didn't file a review plea pertaining to his punishment, Islamabad said on Wednesday. Jadhav, who was picked up by Pakistani agencies in 2016, has instead chosen to go ahead with his pending mercy plea, which was filed on April 17, 2017.

G20 summit on #Coronavirus: India to have coordinated, forward-looking approach

26 Mar 2020

G20 summit on #Coronavirus: India to have coordinated, forward-looking approach

An extraordinary virtual G20 leaders' summit will be convened on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and global plans to deal with public health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.

SAARC meet: Modi announces COVID-19 emergency fund; contributes $10mn

15 Mar 2020

SAARC meet: Modi announces COVID-19 emergency fund; contributes $10mn

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced the SAARC conference on Sunday at 5 pm.

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 107 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health.

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.

Google, Cisco teaming up to offer free Wi-Fi across India

29 Jul 2019

Google, Cisco teaming up to offer free Wi-Fi across India

Google is teaming up with leading telecom gear-maker Cisco Systems to offer free public Wi-Fi.

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

12 Jun 2019

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

If you are planning to head to Taj Mahal in near future, here's something you should know.

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

10 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. The three-stage CSE comprises Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test/Interview.

JEE Advanced application process opens for foreign nationals: Details here

24 Apr 2019

JEE Advanced application process opens for foreign nationals: Details here

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, which is conducting the JEE Advanced 2019, has opened the registration process for the foreign candidates.

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

10 Dec 2018

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

10 Dec 2018

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs. 200 from today.

Imran Khan: Not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish

29 Nov 2018

Imran Khan: Not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish

A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, he has said that it is not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish on its soil.

#KartarpurCorridor: Let's talk; nuclear-war is pointless, Imran Khan tells India

28 Nov 2018

#KartarpurCorridor: Let's talk; nuclear-war is pointless, Imran Khan tells India

Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor in Narowal, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called for a resolution of conflicts between India and Pakistan, and urged that they become better neighbors.

Kartarpur corridor LIVE updates: Pakistan PM Imran Khan launches project

28 Nov 2018

Kartarpur corridor LIVE updates: Pakistan PM Imran Khan launches project

The groundbreaking ceremony to mark start of the development of the Kartarpur corridor was held in Pakistan today, and among the attendees were embattled Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Pakistan to invite PM Modi to attend SAARC summit

27 Nov 2018

Pakistan to invite PM Modi to attend SAARC summit

Pakistan has announced that it will invite PM Narendra Modi to the country for attending the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, reported the country's Dawn News.

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

04 Nov 2018

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

China today said it supported Pakistan's "quest for peace through dialogue" to settle the outstanding disputes with India as it backed Islamabad's "engagement" with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

22 Oct 2018

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway

28 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway

In a huge snub to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early. It was also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

India responds to Pakistan's letter, foreign ministers to meet soon

20 Sep 2018

India responds to Pakistan's letter, foreign ministers to meet soon

After newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting that bilateral talks between India and Pakistan be resumed, New Delhi has responded.

UN Chief describes Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an 'exemplary statesman'

25 Aug 2018

UN Chief describes Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an 'exemplary statesman'

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an "exemplary statesman" during his visit to India's Permanent Mission to the UN to offer his condolences to the late BJP leader.

Daughter immerses Vajpayee's ashes in Haridwar; Shah, Rajnath, Yogi present

19 Aug 2018

Daughter immerses Vajpayee's ashes in Haridwar; Shah, Rajnath, Yogi present

The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in Haridwar today, by her daughter Namita Bhattacharya. His granddaughter Niharika was also present at the ceremony.

Better Indo-Pak relations will honor Vajpayee's legacy: Imran Khan

17 Aug 2018

Better Indo-Pak relations will honor Vajpayee's legacy: Imran Khan

Pakistan new Prime Minister Imran Khan said that peace between India and Pakistan was the best way to honor deceased former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy.

Pakistan leaders remember Vajpayee for his Indo-Pak peace agenda

17 Aug 2018

Pakistan leaders remember Vajpayee for his Indo-Pak peace agenda

The Pakistan Government and its top leaders have paid respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian Prime Minister contributed to bringing a change in bilateral ties and remained a key supporter of regional cooperation for development.

Godrej Consumer Products eyes 5% e-commerce revenues in 3-4 years

05 Aug 2018

Godrej Consumer Products eyes 5% e-commerce revenues in 3-4 years

Homegrown FMCG firm Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) is bullish on the prospects of e-commerce and is expecting 5% of its revenues to come from this channel in the next three to four years.

Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Sidhu, Aamir invited to Imran Khan's oath-taking

02 Aug 2018

Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Sidhu, Aamir invited to Imran Khan's oath-taking

The oath-taking ceremony guest list of to-be Pakistan PM Imran Khan features several Indian names, including his contemporaries Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

31 Jul 2018

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said today.

Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC

29 Jul 2018

Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC

Central government employees may soon be able to go abroad on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), top officials said today.

Bengaluru Airport sets record: T2 to be built with 3D-technology

10 Jul 2018

Bengaluru Airport sets record: T2 to be built with 3D-technology

Setting a new benchmark, an intelligent 3D design technology will be used to build the Terminal 2 (T2) of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru.

Registration for JEE Advanced begins: All details here

03 May 2018

Registration for JEE Advanced begins: All details here

The application process for the JEE Advanced has started today. All those who cleared the Main are eligible for this next stage.

From April 1, Taj Mahal's ticket will have 3-hours validity

28 Mar 2018

From April 1, Taj Mahal's ticket will have 3-hours validity

In order to manage the number of visitors to the iconic Taj Mahal, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has decided to put a cap on the time tourists can spend there.

India to soon draft a policy to boost medical tourism

25 Oct 2017

India to soon draft a policy to boost medical tourism

The government might soon draft a policy to popularize India as a major haven for medical tourists.

Strained India-Pakistan relation hits SAARC: Summit in danger again?

23 Sep 2017

Strained India-Pakistan relation hits SAARC: Summit in danger again?

It's September end and there's still no movement on the yearly SAARC Summit which is generally held in November, leading to speculations it might not be held this year too.

Sushma Swaraj leads Indian delegation to UN General Assembly session

18 Sep 2017

Sushma Swaraj leads Indian delegation to UN General Assembly session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived in New York to lead the Indian delegation at the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

Massive hunt for Amarnath mastermind Abu Ismail, high alert sounded

13 Jul 2017

Massive hunt for Amarnath mastermind Abu Ismail, high alert sounded

A massive manhunt has been launched in South Kashmir to nab LeT's Abu Ismail, the alleged mastermind of the Amarnath terror attack.

Neeru Chadha first Indian woman in UN's ITLOS

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.

3 years of Modi's foreign policy: Achievements, obstacles and more

25 May 2017

3 years of Modi's foreign policy: Achievements, obstacles and more

Modi government has redefined India's foreign policy through expanded, active engagement with various countries. It has further made its presence felt at many international forums.

'Made in India' South-Asia satellite  launched successfully

05 May 2017

'Made in India' South-Asia satellite launched successfully

The much anticipated SAARC satellite, which PM Modi had stated was a gift to India's South Asian neighbours has been launched successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Beheadings of Indian soldiers: Pak destabilizing South Asia

04 May 2017

Beheadings of Indian soldiers: Pak destabilizing South Asia

The recent beheadings of Indian soldiers by Pakistani armed forces along the LoC have led to a new low-point in bilateral relations.

Karnataka: BJP MLC sends porn images on WhatsApp group

03 May 2017

Karnataka: BJP MLC sends porn images on WhatsApp group

According to reports, Belagavi MLC from BJP, Mahantesh Kavatagimath posted at least 50 PDF files containing nude pictures of women on the Belagavi Media Force WhatsApp group.