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Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

26 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

In what qualifies as India's strongest statement since the face-off at the Galwan Valley, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday China's conduct along the border defied all mutually agreed norms.

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

24 Jun 2020

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

Amid heightened tensions regarding the border situation in Eastern Ladakh, India and China on Wednesday agreed to sincerely implement disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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 confirms commanding officer was killed in Ladakh face-off: Report

22 Jun 2020

China confirms commanding officer was killed in Ladakh face-off: Report

A week after Indian and Chinese forces clashed in Ladakh's Galwan Valley, reports said that a Chinese commanding officer was among those killed in the brawl.

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Whatever happened at Galwan was planned by China: EAM

17 Jun 2020

Whatever happened at Galwan was planned by China: EAM

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi over the phone on Wednesday, two days after armies of both the countries clashed at the Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action.

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.

India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA

07 Jun 2020

India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA

Both India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve ongoing Ladakh standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.

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.

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

21 May 2020

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

Nepal released a new political map claiming Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani, as its own, inviting a sharp rebuke from India on Wednesday.

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."

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

08 Apr 2020

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

18 Mar 2020

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

India-EU summit: PM Modi cancels Brussels visit over coronavirus scare

05 Mar 2020

India-EU summit: PM Modi cancels Brussels visit over coronavirus scare

In the wake of rising cases of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visiting Brussels for the India-EU summit, External Affairs Ministry's spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

02 Mar 2020

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairperson RS Sharma on Sunday said that telecom companies cannot sidestep accountability on poor service quality by citing free voice calls.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

The United States and Taliban, the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

27 Feb 2020

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

27 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

17 Feb 2020

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

2 prominent institutes renamed in former MEA Sushma Swaraj's honor

13 Feb 2020

2 prominent institutes renamed in former MEA Sushma Swaraj's honor

The Central government on Thursday announced its decision to rename two prominent institutes in the honor of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

11 Feb 2020

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled for a 2-day visit to India from February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

08 Feb 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

23 Jan 2020

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

A nurse from Kerala, working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first report of an Indian who has contracted the coronavirus, which has infected over 600 people globally and left 17 dead.

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

16 Jan 2020

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the annual meeting of the council of heads of the government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be hosted in New Delhi later this year.

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

09 Jan 2020

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

05 Jan 2020

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

Two days after the outrageous attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh youth was killed in the nation's northwestern city of Peshawar.

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

04 Jan 2020

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

Addressing the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that they executed the world's "number-one terrorist" who plotted terror attacks to "as far away as New Delhi."

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

04 Jan 2020

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

25 Dec 2019

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

Recently, a Karnataka man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting blasphemous messages online.

CAB aftermath: Bangladesh's foreign minister cancels India visit, MEA responds

12 Dec 2019

CAB aftermath: Bangladesh's foreign minister cancels India visit, MEA responds

The sharp words which Union Home Minister Amit Shah used to describe the minorities' condition in neighboring countries ruffled Bangladesh's feathers. The country's foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said no one is treated unfairly.

MEA dismisses US Commission's statement on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

10 Dec 2019

MEA dismisses US Commission's statement on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Ministry of External Affairs is unhappy with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) after it issued a statement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

07 Dec 2019

'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

Days after announcing a new nation by the name of Kailaasa, controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda is making headlines yet again.

Police says Nithyananda fled country; government has no formal information

22 Nov 2019

Police says Nithyananda fled country; government has no formal information

On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said that it has no formal information on self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda fleeing the country.

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

08 Nov 2019

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

The Kartarpur Corridor was supposed to give Indian Sikhs easy access to the Gurudwara, situated in Pakistan. But the country is using it to further its propaganda and fan separatist sentiments.

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

07 Nov 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

On Thursday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was granted permission by the Ministry of External Affairs to travel through the Kartarpur Corridor, sources said.

'Swasdee PM Modi': PM Modi addresses Indian community in Bangkok

02 Nov 2019

'Swasdee PM Modi': PM Modi addresses Indian community in Bangkok

A short while ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok for an event titled 'Sawasdee PM Modi', where he addressed the Indian diaspora.

All about the "mystery woman" who arranged EU delegation's Kashmir-visit

30 Oct 2019

All about the "mystery woman" who arranged EU delegation's Kashmir-visit

At a time when restrictions haven't been lifted from Kashmir completely, 23 European MPs were given access to the terrorism-infested Valley. The EU delegation toured Kashmir, took a boat ride in Dal Lake, and reported back that they are "with India".

Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

10 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

India has taken a strong offense at Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks on Kashmir, which he made on Wednesday during his meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.