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Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture on 'US Politics: Why Here, and Where from Here?' on March 12
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) At a time when US President Joe Biden is known to have a China plan in which India has a role, and a clutch of Indian American have been named to key positions in the new administration, renowned journalist and commentator Edward Luce, who was the New Delhi-based South Asia Bureau Chief of Financial Times and has written a seminal book on India, will be heard with eager attention when he delivers the Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture 2021 on 'US Politics: Why Here, and Where from Here? here on March 12.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
India's TRIPS waiver proposal on vax gets wider WTO support
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India initiated proposal seeking a temporary waiver of global intellectual property rights rules in view of the pandemic has got wider support with 57 WTO members joining the initiative as co-sponsors.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Bangladesh unique example of containing Covid-19: WHO chief
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed satisfaction over the development of health infrastructure and services in Bangladesh, and also lauded its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Ukrainian Health Minister visits Bharat Biotech, discusses Covaxin supplies
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Ukraine's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov on Wednesday visited Bharat Biotech's manufacturing facility here and held discussions on supplies of the company's Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin for his country.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
'Pak offers $15M credit line to SL for defence cooperation'
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that defence and security cooperation to end the menace of terrorism are of equal importance to both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US, UNHCR, rights groups oppose Malaysia's Rohingya repatriation (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) UN agencies, western governments, including the US, and global human rights groups have strongly opposed Malaysia's sudden repatriation of 1,084 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US, UNHCR, rights groups oppose Malaysia's Rohingya repatriation
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) UN agencies, western governments, including the US, and global human rights groups have strongly opposed Malaysia's sudden repatriation of 1,084 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Covid-19: Poorer nations most likely to face inequalities: Commonwealth S-G
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Poorer countries will most likely "bear the brunt of hundreds of thousands of needless deaths" due to inequalities in access to Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Human rights agenda faces challenges due to terror: Jaishankar at UNHRC
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India on Tuesday said that the human rights agenda faces severe challenges mostly due to Pakistan's cross-border terrorism.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
No need for India-Pak cricket till there's terrorism in Kashmir: Gambhir (Exclusive)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Member of Parliament and former star cricketer Gautam Gambhir has strongly opposed the idea of resumption of cricket between India and Pakistan until Islamabad stops cross-border terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Sports
India, Mauritius sign trade agreement
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Mauritius have signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) that provides an institutional mechanism to encourage and improve trade between the two countries.
2021-02-23
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
India-China rivalry steams into Russian Far East
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The India-China rivalry has now pushed into the Russian Far East, where Modi administration is planning significant investments in the energy and other sectors.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
'Indian Coast Guards feeding stranded Rohingyas on high seas'
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Coast Guards vessels have reached a boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen which drifted into India's territorial waters a day back.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US reaffirms willingness to engage Iran over nuclear issue
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The US Department of State has reaffirmed the willingness to engage with Tehran over the nuclear issue, downplaying new threats by the Iranian leadership to boost uranium enrichment.
2021-02-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad; no casualties
Baghdad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least three rockets have been fired at the US Embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the media reported citing security sources.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Iraq,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Rohingya vessel in Indian waters, UNHCR calls for 'immediate' rescue
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen drifted into India's territorial waters on Monday, with calls for immediate rescue mounting from UN agencies and humanitarian groups.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Ooncha Parvat, Oonche Log' depicts historical Indo-Nepal bonds
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) As a playwright and director, the Padma Shri awardee Chiranjit went beyond the usual entertainment quotient. This is evident in his Hindi play Ooncha Parvat, Oonche Log, recently uploaded on Youtube by Air India Radios Central Drama Unit after refurbishing.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas' concludes
Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) The closing ceremony of the joint military exercise between Indian and US Army, exercise 'Yudh Abhyas-20' was held at the Mahajan Field Firing Range on Sunday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Govt unceremoniously removes envoy in Liberia
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central government has unceremoniously removed Upjit Singh Sachdeva from his post as honorary Consul General of India in Liberia.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India backs Maldives foreign minister for UNGA Presidency
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Saturday strongly supported the candidature of Maldives' foreign minster Abdulla Shahid for President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly next year.
2021-02-20
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Tanks, choppers deployed in Ladakh part of counter terror drills with US
Mahajan (Rajasthan), Feb 20 (IANS) Two Apache helicopters hover over a recreated combat area in Thar desert as troops slither from four Mi-17 transport choppers in batches of two during the India and US armies joint drill at Mahajan Field Firing Range on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Iran urges US to lift sanctions before joining nuke meeting
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) Iran on Friday again urged the US to "unconditionally and effectively" lift its sanctions against Iran, in response to the US stated willingness to "attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran".
2021-02-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
US return to 2015 Paris Agreement becomes official
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The US return to the 2015 Paris Agreement became official on Friday, paving the way for climate actions through its domestic and international policies while creating millions of "green" jobs.
2021-02-19
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
China going all out to split Europe, US: Estonian Report
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) In a stinging report on the Xi Jinping regime, whose activities "raise new security issues" every year, Estonia has warned the world that China, faced with growing confrontation with the West, is going all out to create a division between the US and Europe.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India-Australia partnership to play important role in post-Covid world: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that a strong India-Australia partnership will play an important role in shaping the post-Covid world.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
China honours 5 soldiers for Galwan clashes
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) For the first time, China on Friday honoured its four People's Liberation Army soldiers killed and one injured during clashes with Indian Army troops at Galwan Valley, Chinese state media said.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak supports Modi's 5 proposals for regional cooperation on Covid-19
New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) In an unusual move, Pakistan on Thursday supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five proposals on making South Asia a Covid-19 free region.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Foreign diplomats briefed on security situation in J&K
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) The 24-member delegation of foreign diplomats were briefed on Thursday by officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the army about the security situation in the union territory.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
India 'critical partner' for US in meeting Indo-Pacific challenge: Pentagon
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin considers India "a critical partner" for meeting the challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and gives priority to ties with it, according to Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby.
2021-02-18
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Usha Rao-Monari appointed UN Under Secretary General
United Nations, Feb 17 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed investment professional Usha Rao-Monari as an Under Secretary General and the associate administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
2021-02-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Goyal invites US firms to manufacture in India
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has called upon companies in the US to look at India as a manufacturing base.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Strengthed ties, climate actions, says UK minister ahead of UN talks
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Alok Sharma, an Indian-origin minister in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet in the UK, has travelled to India to strengthen close working ties and discuss taking action on the shared challenge of climate change ahead of the UN climate talks slated to be held at the end of this year.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
India denounces 'vaccine nationalism', calls for vigilance on future pandemics
United Nations, Feb 17 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar denounced "vaccine nationalism" on Wednesday and called for putting the world on guard against future pandemics.
2021-02-17
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Putin looking forward to visiting India: Shringla
New Delhi/Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS) The dates for Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India this year, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are being finalised as the two countries look to strengthen their strategic partnership.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
UK's investments in India continue to grow: Report
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India-UK relations will touch a new high in the post-Covid world, says a Grant Thornton Bharat-CII Britain Meets India report.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Huge scope to expand trade between India & Ethiopia: Muraleedharan
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan on Wednesday said that even as trade and economic relations between India and Ethiopia are booming, there is still huge scope to expand and diversify trade between the two countries.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Sweden, India partner to tackle issues regarding safe and sustainable transportation (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In order to tackle important issues regarding safe and sustainable transportation, India and Sweden have joined forces with the Sweden-India mobility Hackathon.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Sweden and India partner to tackle issues regarding safe and sustainable transportation
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In order to tackle important issues regarding safe and sustainable transportation, India and Sweden have joined forces with the Sweden-India mobility Hackathon.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
India to sign comprehensive trade pact with Mauritius
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) between India and Mauritius providing an institutional mechanism to encourage and improve trade between the two countries.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Pakistan Railways chugs to a halt after China waves red flag
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Imran Khan government is struggling badly to keep Pakistan Railways on track after putting "all its eggs in the Chinese basket" and Beijing pulling the plug on financing various projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
First ever 'Chadar' sent by Afghan Prez to Ajmer Dargah
New Delhi/Ajmer, Feb 17 (IANS) Signalling the further strengthening of diplomatic and cultural relations with India, Afghanistan President has sent a 'Chadar' to the world famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah through its diplomatic mission in New Delhi.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Religion
Envoys of 24 countries visiting Jammu & Kashmir (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Envoys of at least 24 countries are visiting Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday to assess the security situation and developments since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. This is the third such visit in one and a half years.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Nepal lodges protest with India over Amit Shah's purported statement
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Nepal has expressed its concern over the "objectionable remarks" allegedly made by Indian Home Minster Amit Shah on "plans to expand" his Bharatiya Janata Party in neighbouring countries.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New Zealand slams Australia over terror suspect's citizenship
Wellington, Feb 16 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accused Australia of "abdicating its responsibilities" amid a row over a woman accused of having links to the Islamic State terror group.
2021-02-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US outraged by rocket attack in Iraq's Erbil: Blinken
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the United States was "outraged" by a rocket attack in Iraq's Erbil, which caused casualties.
2021-02-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Turkish president accuses US of supporting PKK
Ankara, Feb 16 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised the US for "supporting" the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) after the group killed 13 Turkish people in northern Iraq.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
UN Assistant Secretary General calls on Andhra CM
Amaravati, Feb 15 (IANS) United Nations Assistant Secretary General Satya S. Tripathi called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Friendship with B'desh cornerstone of our foreign policy: Indian envoy
Dhaka, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday said that Bangladesh is India's true and special friend and the friendship is the cornerstone of India's Foreign Policy.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese vacating Finger 4 area of Pangong lake, dismantling shelters
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Chinese People's Liberation Army is finally vacating Finger 4 area on the northern bank of Pangong lake that it had occupied last year and changed the status quo on the Line of Actual Control with India. The Chinese troops are dismantling shelters and removing other structures they had built up during the occupation.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
India opens new trade route to aid Nepal get fertiliser from Bangladesh
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could prove to be a big relief for Nepal, New Delhi has decided to open transit facility through Indian territory for fertiliser trade between Dhaka and Kathmandu.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan