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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.

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

15 Jan 2020

Indian Army Day: Why is it celebrated and other details

India celebrates its 72nd Army Day today. Every year, the Army Day is celebrated across India on January 15 as a way to honor the country's forces.

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

14 Nov 2019

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is one of the most coveted Civil Services in India just like other premier ones like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

Pakistan loses Rs. 306 crore to India's Nizam

02 Oct 2019

Pakistan loses Rs. 306 crore to India's Nizam

In a landmark judgement, the High Court of England and Wales, on Wednesday, ruled in favor of India and two descendants of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, in a 71-year-old case.

India, Pakistan to counter each other on Kashmir-matter in Geneva

10 Sep 2019

India, Pakistan to counter each other on Kashmir-matter in Geneva

Hostile neighbors India and Pakistan are expected to square off on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in Geneva on Tuesday, where the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being held.

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

18 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is one of the most coveted Civil Services in India just like other premier ones like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

Modi messaged me, says Imran Khan on Pakistan Day's eve

23 Mar 2019

Modi messaged me, says Imran Khan on Pakistan Day's eve

Days after India and Pakistan witnessed worst escalation since 1999 Kargil war, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Friday that he received a message from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the eve of Pakistan Day.

Imran Khan promises to release IAF pilot Abhinandan tomorrow

28 Feb 2019

Imran Khan promises to release IAF pilot Abhinandan tomorrow

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he will release IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday as a gesture of peace towards India.

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

28 Feb 2019

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

The government asked Pakistan to ensure an immediate and safe return of an IAF pilot the neighboring country captured after air combat on Wednesday morning.

Amid rising Indo-Pak tension, Delhi Metro put on high alert

27 Feb 2019

Amid rising Indo-Pak tension, Delhi Metro put on high alert

Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, a red alert was issued by DMRC on Wednesday evening.

Pulwama aftermath: Pakistan recalls envoy for 'consultations', follows India's footsteps

18 Feb 2019

Pulwama aftermath: Pakistan recalls envoy for 'consultations', follows India's footsteps

Days after India recalled its ambassador from Islamabad for consultations after the Pulwama attack, Pakistan did the same on Monday.

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

27 Nov 2018

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is one of the most coveted Civil Services in India just like other premier ones like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; may seek monetary-aid

16 Nov 2018

Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; may seek monetary-aid

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Malaysia next week, where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimize the cash-strapped country's dependence on an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package.

London: Historic India Club saved from demolition

01 Aug 2018

London: Historic India Club saved from demolition

The India Club in London, a hub for Indian nationalists in the UK during the Indian independence movement in 1930s-40s, has been saved from demolition after Westminster City Council's planning committee refused to give permission to Marston Properties (building's freeholders) to demolish the Club to build a luxury hotel.

Prince Harry, Markle make Commonwealth debut; meet Indian research scholars

08 Jul 2018

Prince Harry, Markle make Commonwealth debut; meet Indian research scholars

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have made their debut as Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors and interacted with some Indian research scholars after assuming their new role.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa leads annual 'Gandhi Walk'

16 Apr 2018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa leads annual 'Gandhi Walk'

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led nearly 5,000 people at the annual 12km long "Gandhi Walk" in Lenasia, an Indian township south of Johannesburg, seeking to promote community awareness and fitness among his countrymen.

Challenges that await new Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

29 Jan 2018

Challenges that await new Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale took charge as the new foreign secretary today, a day after his predecessor S Jaishankar demitted office.

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

02 Jan 2018

Will new Foreign Secretary Gokhale change India's approach towards China?

Former ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale, a 1981 batch IFS officer, has been appointed India's new foreign secretary. He will replace the incumbent S Jaishankar on January 28.

Army Chief: Time for Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

05 Nov 2017

Army Chief: Time for Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the late Field Marshal KM Cariappa deserves to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Sohail Mahmood to be new Pak envoy to India

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.

Pakistan may announce a new envoy to India

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.

Russia slams "double standards" in fight against terror

27 Oct 2016

Russia slams "double standards" in fight against terror

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that it was essential for all responsible powers to come together to battle the menace of terror.

Pakistan will attend December meet on Afghanistan in Amritsar

25 Oct 2016

Pakistan will attend December meet on Afghanistan in Amritsar

Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Pakistan's PM on Foreign Affairs claimed that Pakistan will be present at the Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan in Amritsar this December.

US to Pak: Act against terror or we will

23 Oct 2016

US to Pak: Act against terror or we will

The US threatened to take unilateral action against terror-groups in Pakistan if the ISI fails to do so on its own.

Pak envoy says Pak not isolated

07 Oct 2016

Pak envoy says Pak not isolated

Pakistan's Special Envoy on Kashmir, while speaking to an audience in Washington at the Stimson's Center, stated that Pakistan has not been isolated internationally.

Pakistan unites after India responds to Uri

03 Oct 2016

Pakistan unites after India responds to Uri

Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif has called an all-party meeting to address the ongoing Indo-Pak tension and identify an appropriate response.

Uri attack: Modi to skip SAARC summit in Pak

28 Sep 2016

Uri attack: Modi to skip SAARC summit in Pak

As Indo-Pak tensions escalated over the Uri attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will skip the SAARC Summit in Islamabad scheduled for November this year.

World reacts to Uri attack, Pak isolated

22 Sep 2016

World reacts to Uri attack, Pak isolated

In the wake of the Uri attacks world leaders expressed solidarity with India on the issue.

Bhutan's royalty calls allegations "malicious"

22 Aug 2016

Bhutan's royalty calls allegations "malicious"

Bhutan's Queen grandmother Ashi Kesang Wangchuck denied the claims made in Rasgotra's book, and termed them as "false and malicious".