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2.3 mn Somalis severely affected by serious water, food, pasture shortages:...

United Nations (New York), Nov 20 | Some 2.3 million people in Somalia, or 18 per cent of the population, are severely affected by...

UNSC delegation visits South Sudan to press for peace deal implementation

Juba, Nov 20 | A delegation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has arrived in South Sudan to follow up on the implementation...

EU Justice Commissioner reiterates concern over Poland’s rule of law

Warsaw, Nov 20 | European Union Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders has said he is concerned over the independence of the judiciary in Poland,...

Reducing marine debris by 2030: UN panel

New Delhi, Nov 18 | Reducing marine debris by 50-90 per cent and a globe circling, high-tech system of monitors are two essential aims...

UN says over 300 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli, Nov 18 | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that more than 300 illegal immigrants have been rescued...

Israel, UAE launch talks on free trade agreement

Jerusalem, Nov 17 | Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday began negotiations to reach a free trade agreement, the Israeli Ministry...

Climate change, Afghanistan dominate Modi’s meeting with Italian PM

New Delhi/Rome, Oct 30 | In their first in-person meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi discussed the...

PM Modi keeps up tryst with Mahatma abroad

New Delhi, Oct 29 | Hours after he landed in Rome on Friday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to the famous Piazza Gandhi...

Pakistan denies understanding reached with US on using airspace for Afghan...

New Delhi, Oct 23 | The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday issued a statement on a report by CNN claiming that a formal agreement...

US envoy on N.Korea to visit Seoul to discuss ways to...

Seoul, Oct 22 | The top US envoy for North Korea will visit Seoul this weekend, with his arrival delayed a day for an...

All pending issues should be resolved at COP26: India

New Delhi, Oct 21 | Stressing the urgency of strong climate actions, India's Environment Minister, Bhupender Yadav on Thursday underlined the need for initiating...

‘Inclusive govt essential to sustainable peace in Afghanistan’

Moscow, Oct 20 | Forming an inclusive government that reflects the interests of all ethnic groups and political forces is necessary to achieve a...

India issues revised travel advisory, negative RT-PCR Report must

New Delhi, Oct 20 | India on Wednesday issued a revised travel advisory for international visitors, making a negative RT-PCR test report must for...

Russian fighters escort US bombers above Black Sea

Moscow, Oct 20 | Russian fighter jets on Wednesday escorted two US strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, said the...

Restoration of Hindu temples suffers delay in Rawalpindi

By Hamza AmeerRawalpindi, Oct 19 | After an ex-commissioner from Rawalpindi was arrested on corruption charges, the restoration of at least seven Hindu temples...

India, Israel, US, UAE ministerial meeting opens possibility of M-E ‘Quad’...

By Arul LouisNew York, Oct 19 | The foreign policy leaders of India, the US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a...

US will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia

Washington, Oct 19 | The US will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State has said."We...

US, Georgia sign defence cooperation memorandum

Tbilisi, Oct 19 | The US and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding on enhancing Georgia's defence and containment capabilities during US Defence Secretary...

India hits out at China’s objection to Naidu’s trip to Arunachal

New Delhi, Oct 13 | India hit out at China on Wednesday for questioning the recent visit of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to Arunachal...

Subramanian Swamy, Indian Army Chief to arrive in SL

Colombo, Oct 12 | In a display of major diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and India, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and Indian Army Chief...

No breakthrough in India, China military talks to resolve remaining border...

New Delhi, Oct 11 | The military talks between India and China to end border disputes have not resulted in any resolution with the...

Modi meets visiting Danish PM

New Delhi, Oct 9 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday received his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen, who is on a two-day visit to...

High-level officials to push India-US agenda set by Modi, Biden

By Arul LouisNew York, Oct 9 | High-level officials will be working to move forward the agenda for cooperation set at last month's meeting...

US Dy Secretary of State Sherman visits Navy HQ in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 8 | US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, leading a high-level delegation, visited the Indian Navy's Western Naval...

Moscow vows retaliation for NATO’s expulsion of Russian diplomats

Moscow, Oct 7 | Moscow would retaliate following the decision made by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to expel eight Russian diplomats, the...

Lavrov, Blinken discuss Iran n-deal, bilateral issues

Moscow, Oct 6 | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a phone conversation on Wednesday to discuss...

Pak PM’s revelation of talks with Taliban sparks uproar

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Oct 6 | In a recent interview, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed that his leadership is in contact with...

Senators call on Biden to expel Russian diplomats over embassy dispute

Washington, Oct 6 | Democratic and Republican senators called on President Joe Biden to expel Russian diplomats if Moscow does not issue more visas...

India asks UN panel to condemn Pakistan’s attempts to disrupt disarmament...

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Oct 5 | India has called on the UN committee dealing with disarmament to condemn Pakistan for its "nefarious and...

Gen Rawat, Austin discuss expanding cooperation with regional partners

By Arul LouisNew York, Oct 2 | India's Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat has met with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and...

UNGA President to appoint UNSC reform negotiation heads soon

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Oct 1 | UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid said on Monday that he will appoint the leaders of the...

China loans to Pakistan at commercial rates, not grants

New Delhi, Sep 30 | A substantial chunk of Chinese development financing under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) consists of loans that are at...

Putin, Erdogan discuss int’l cooperation, bilateral ties in Sochi

Moscow, Sep 30 | Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed cooperation on international issues and bilateral ties with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in...

SL bans China manufactured ‘orgnaic’ fertiliser after detection of bacteria again

Colombo, Sep 29 | Sri Lanka banned import of organic fertilisers manufactured in China after state agriculture authorities detected harmful bacteria in them for...

US concerned about Pak nuclear weapons after Taliban takeover

New Delhi, Sep 29 | Top US generals had warned US President Joe Biden that a rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan could increase risks to...

Afghanistan representative of elected government drops out of UNGA

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Sep 27 | Ghulam Isaczai, the Permanent Representative of the elected government of Afghanistan, has withdrawn from speaking at the...

Pakistan’s anti-US tirade scales new heights

New Delhi, Sep 27 | It is difficult to discern whether Pakistan is angry more with its biggest aid-giver America or arch rival India....

India-US enhanced ties to boost research, health management: Minister

New Delhi, Sep 27 | Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, on Monday commended the way in which...

Russian fighters escort US bomber over Pacific

Moscow, Sep 27 | Russian fighters have escorted a US strategic bomber over the neutral waters of the Pacific, said the Russian Defence Ministry.Russian...

Jaishankar distills 12 big policy takeaways from Modi’s UNGA speech

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Sep 25 | Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his 22-minute address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),...

Abbas gives Israel 1 year to end occupation of Palestinian territory

United Nation, Sep 25 | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given Israel one year to end its occupation of Palestinian territory."Israel, the occupying power,...

Modi, Biden launch ‘new chapter’ in India-US ties to face tough...

New York, Sep 24 | "We're launching a new chapter in the history of US-Indian ties and taking on some of the toughest challenges...

India snaps back at China for accusation over Galwan Valley clashes

New Delhi, Sep 24 | India on Friday lashed out at China for blaming Delhi for the clashes in Galwan Valley last year in...

SL FM briefs Indian counterpart on actions taken on post-war issues

Colombo, Sep 24 | During a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Sri Lanka Foreign Minister G. L....

Modi, Suga agree to promote defence, security cooperation

By Arul LouisNew York, Sep 24 | Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Yoshihide Suga have agreed to promote defence and security cooperation between India...

Rich nations must deliver climate finance before COP26: Guterres

New York, Sep 23 | Demanding much bolder climate action from G20 nations, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that developed countries...

Modi meets with Qualcom CEO to highlight hi-tech opportunities (Lead)

New York, Sep 23 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his campaign to welcome more investments and enterprise creation in India with a meeting...

Biden plays down chances of UK-US trade pact

New York, Sep 22 | US President Joe Biden has played down the chances of a post-Brexit free trade deal between his government and...

Last coal financier China to stop building plants overseas

BY VISHAL GULATINew Delhi, Sep 22 | Historically one of the major providers of finance to overseas coal power projects, China, in a major...

UN must bolster confidence: Xi

United Nations, Sep 22 | The UN should serve as the central platform for countries to jointly safeguard universal security, share development achievements and...

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5G roll out should be India’s national priority: Mukesh Ambani

New Delhi, Dec 8 | 5G roll out should be India's national priority: Mukesh Ambani. India must complete the migration from 2G to 4G...