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KTR meets French Ambassador of Digital Affairs in Paris
Hyderabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Telangana's Information Technology and Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao, who is on a visit to France, called on French Ambassador of Digital Affairs Henri Verdier in Paris.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Technology
India, Brazil to protect developing countries' interests at COP26
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) With barely four days to go for start of the annual climate change conference, COP26, India on Wednesday held a meeting with Brazil wherein the two nations agreed to "protect the interests of developing nations".
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
India says China's new boundary law is a concern
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) India on Wednesday said that China's latest unilateral decision to bring about a legislation on land boundary law can have implications on existing bilateral arrangements on border management.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
K'taka invites Australian varsities to open campuses in state
Bengaluru, Oct 26 (IANS) Karnataka's Higher Education, Skill Development, and IT/BT Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Tuesday sought the co-operation of Australia to provide master trainers to train skill development trainers.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Education
India, ADB sign agreement on loan to support urban mobility in Mizoram
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) India and the Asian Development Bank on Tuesday signed a $4.5 million project readiness financing (PRF) loan to support project preparation and design activities to improve urban mobility in Mizoram's capital Aizawl.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Sitharaman participates in annual meeting of AIIB Governors
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) India's Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday participated in the 6th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), via video conference.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
India, UK holding first tri-service drill in Arabian Sea
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) India and the UK's armed forces are carrying out their maiden tri-Service exercise 'Konkan Shakti 2021' in the Arabian Sea, off the Konkan coast, and elsewhere defence officials said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Global climate pledges far short of Paris Agreement: UN report
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday warned that new and updated climate commitments fall far short of what is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, leaving the world on track for a global temperature rise of at least 2.7 degrees Celsius this century.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Covid exposed unequal, unaccountable, divided world: WHO panel
Berlin, Oct 26 (IANS) Covid-19 "has exposed a broken world that is inequitable, unaccountable, and divided", resulting in its failure to put an end to the pandemic that has so far killed 4.95 million globally, according to a report by a World Health Organisation (WHO) panel on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Germany,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
'Window for Iran nuclear talks won't be open forever'
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley has said that the efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal are "in a critical phase," reiterating the negotiation window to revive the deal will not be open forever.
2021-10-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian forces to join B'desh Victory Day celebrations on Dec 16
Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) An Indian armed forces contingent and bands of both army and navy will participate in "Bangladesh Victory Day Celebrations" in Dhaka on December 16, it was announced on Monday.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Updated NDCs still nowhere near Paris target: UNFCCC
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With less than a week to go for the COP26, the updated synthesis report of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) shows that for all available NDCs of all 192 parties taken together, there would be a sizable increase, of about 16 per cent, in global GHG emissions in 2030 compared to 2010.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
No peace would prevail in Nepal if India not positive: Prachanda
Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Monday said that it would not have been possible to restore peace in Nepal if India was not positive.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India will find win-win policies at UN climate summit: Erik Solheim (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With less than a week to go for the pivotal UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, where nations will submit fresh pledges to secure global net zero emissions and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, former UN Environment chief Erik Solheim on Monday hoped India would find all win-win policies at the summit that are good for economic development and creating green jobs.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Indian Navy's renowned Training Squadron makes a historic visit to SL
Colombo, Oct 25 (IANS) A fleet of largest number of Indian naval ships arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday marking a historic bilateral relation between the two South Asian neighbours.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India, Maldives sign MoU on strengthening audit of public finance
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With an aim to develop and strengthen professional capacity and improve methodologies in the field of audit of public finance, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Auditor General of Maldives signed an MoU on Sunday, an official said.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kremlin says it was right to sever ties with NATO
Moscow, Oct 24 (IANS) Russia isn't wrong for halting official dialogue with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) given its aggressiveness, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.
2021-10-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
PM to visit Italy, UK for G-20 Summit & COP-26 from Oct 29
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Rome and Glasgow from October 29 to November 2, 2021 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders' Summit of COP-26 respectively.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pakistan denies understanding reached with US on using airspace for Afghan military strikes
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday issued a statement on a report by CNN claiming that a formal agreement for the use of Pakistan's airspace by the US to conduct military strikes in Afghanistan was close, clarifying that there was "no such understanding" between the two countries, Dawn reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Assam Governor seeks US Consulate General in northeast
Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi has requested US Consul General in Kolkata to review the guidelines of the H1B visas and open a Consulate General office for northeast region in Guwahati, a Raj Bhavan official said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Politics
India's climate negotiations stance to get cabinet approval next week
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Amid increased pressure on India to agree for "net zero" ahead of the annual climate change conference starting from October 31, top Environment Ministry officials said the Union Cabinet meeting on October 27 will approve of what India's stand should be at the COP.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
COP26 should be the 'COP of action and implementation': India
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Assuring India's full support to the UK COP Presidency for the meaningful outcome of COP, India on Friday said the upcoming climate change summit should be the "COP of action and implementation".
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
China warns US to be cautious on Taiwan after Biden's comments
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) China's Foreign Ministry on Friday warned the US that China has no room for compromise when it comes to safeguarding sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, Global Times reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
India hands over Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail section to Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) India on Friday handed over the Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail link, built with its assistance, to the Nepal government, paving the way for early resumption of railway links between the two South Asian nations.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US envoy on N.Korea to visit Seoul to discuss ways to resume dialogue
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) The top US envoy for North Korea will visit Seoul this weekend, with his arrival delayed a day for an unspecified reason, an informed source said Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Merkel calls for dialogue with Poland at EU summit
Brussels, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for dialogue between EU member states and Poland to settle a row over the rule of law issues.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi arrives in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday, the media reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan remains under increased monitoring (Grey List), Turkey named too
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite all its devious manoeuvrings, Pakistan remains on the FATF grey list. "Pakistan government has two concurrent action plans, with a total of 34 action plan items. It has now largely addressed 30 of the items," said FATF president. This way Pakistan will remain in the increased monitoring 'Grey List' of global terror financing watchdog FATF, said its president Marcus Pleyer on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Heightened activities by Pakistani security agencies
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has enhanced its activities in different locations through its proxies and contacts with the aim of targeting Indian interests. This is a typical syndrome which the country faces when it is in dire straits.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi CM meets Polish envoy, discusses twin cities agreement
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Poland and India may enter into a twin cities agreement on solid waste management and tourism. A plan in this regard was proposed by Ambassador of Poland to India Adam Burakowski, who met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Amid IS attacks on Shia mosques, Tehran to host meet on Afghanistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS) has been carrying out targeted attacks in different parts of the country against the Shia Muslims, with suicide bombs aimed at Shia mosques.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
Taliban attract humanitarian support from regional powers
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 10 regional powers have joined the new Taliban rulers in Afghanistan in their call to the United Nations to help the country bail itself from the feared economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
All pending issues should be resolved at COP26: India
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Stressing the urgency of strong climate actions, India's Environment Minister, Bhupender Yadav on Thursday underlined the need for initiating the process of setting the long-term climate finance for post-2020 and the fulfilment of the goal of $100 billion committed by developed countries.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
UK partners with India for climate change adaptation at COP26
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Climate change adaptation and loss and damage, associated with the adverse effects of climate change, are among the priority thematic areas of work that the host UK planned in partnership with India when world leaders gather this month in Scotland's largest city Glasgow for upcoming COP26 -- the 2021 edition of the UN Annual Climate Change Conference.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
N.Korea says its SLBM test-launch not targeting US
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) North Korea said on Thursday that its recent test-firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) was not targeted toward the US, adding there is no need for Washington to "worry" over it.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
'Inclusive govt essential to sustainable peace in Afghanistan'
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Forming an inclusive government that reflects the interests of all ethnic groups and political forces is necessary to achieve a sustainable peace in Afghanistan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
India issues revised travel advisory, negative RT-PCR Report must
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday issued a revised travel advisory for international visitors, making a negative RT-PCR test report must for all.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Amid border dispute with China, Army makes integrated defence locations along LAC
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian Army has made integrated defence locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh as the Chinese People's Liberation Army has enhanced military exercises across it.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Iran urges UN action against Israeli threats to n-programme
Tehran, Oct 20 (IANS) Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi has called for an action by the UN Security Council (UNSC) to tackle rising Israeli threats to Tehran's nuclear programme.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
Russian fighters escort US bombers above Black Sea
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Russian fighter jets on Wednesday escorted two US strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, said the Russian Defence Ministry.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Putin not to attend COP26 climate summit
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the COP26 climate summit at Glasgow in Scotland, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Middle East expert Donald Blome is new US Ambassador to Pakistan
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) United States President Joe Biden is nominating Donald Armin Blome, an expert on Middle East affairs, as the new Ambassador to Pakistan, Dawn reported.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Tunisian FM meets German minister to discuss strategic partnership
Tunis, Oct 20 (IANS) Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi met visiting German Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office Niels Annen to discuss strategic partnership between the two countries, according to the Foreign Ministry.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Tunisia,Diplomacy,Politics
B'desh govt's film festival in Tripura postponed
Agartala, Oct 19 (IANS) In view of the violence trageting minorities across the border, a three-day film festival of the Bangladesh government in Agartala, which was scheduled to commence on Thursday, has been postponed, official sources said on Tuesday night.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
China pledges an additional 2 mn Covid vaccines to Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday announced that it is providing an additional grant of two million Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Delhi lawyer writes to B'desh Chief Justice over attacks on Hindus
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A Delhi-based lawyer on Monday wrote to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh demanding a judicial probe into the recent attacks on Hindus and Hindu temples in the neighbouring country.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan desires bilateral engagement with United States
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistans military establishment has reiterated its desire to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement for enduring relationship with the United States.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Restoration of Hindu temples suffers delay in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi, Oct 19 (IANS) After an ex-commissioner from Rawalpindi was arrested on corruption charges, the restoration of at least seven Hindu temples has been put on the back burner in Pakistan.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
India, Israel, US, UAE ministerial meeting opens possibility of M-E 'Quad' (News Analysis)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) The foreign policy leaders of India, the US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a virtual ministerial meeting for what could have the makings of a grouping in the Middle East similar to the Quad, but with a more limited security agenda.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The US will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State has said.
2021-10-19
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy