DIPLOMACY

India’s Chief Justice N.V. Ramana visits UAE, focuses on extradition ties

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 Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, who is on his maiden visit to the United Arab Emirates, on Thursday held talks with the UAE Justice Minister and the head of the Emirates Supreme Court. The discussion was focused on the Indian expatriates in the Gulf country and for closer judicial cooperation between the two nations. CJI Ramana, accompanied by Indian ...

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Neighbourhood First: 5 Sailing boats of Indian Navy visit Sri Lanka

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Tightening naval ties between India and Sri Lanka, five sailing vessels of the Indian Navy are now visiting the island nation. “Continuing Indian Navy’s endeavour to build ‘Bridges of Friendship’, indigenous sailing vessels Mhadei, Tarini, Bulbul, Kadalpura and Hariyal visit the South Indian island from March 10-19 with the aims to provide ocean sailing training and experience to the Sri ...

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India offers help to mediate to end Russia-Ukraine war

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India, which has maintained good relations with both Russia and Ukraine, offered help to “engage” in diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine following the UN concerns for the lives of millions of people. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “emphasized that there is no option but the path of dialogue and diplomacy”, said India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, ...

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World Court ICJ orders Russia to stop war immediately; Is it binding?

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the highest judicial body in the world, on Wednesday ordered Russia to suspend its military operations in Ukraine, though its orders are not mandatory for defying member nations. In a vote of 13-2, the decision was to ask the Russian Federation to quickly suspend military operations it started on February 24. “The Russian Federation ...

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Pakistan raises accidental missile issue at UN; China, US support direct talks

Despite India’s clarification, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi chose to complain to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on what he said was the “blatant violation of Pakistans airspace by the ‘accidental’ firing of a missile by India on March 9”, reports said. India’s Defence Ministry had given clarification that in the course of routine maintenance on March 9, a technical ...

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5 Indian students killed in Ontario Highway accident, Jaishankar condoles

India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar on Monday mourned the demise of five Indian students who were killed in a road accident near Toronto, Canada. Taking to Twitter, he said: “Deeply mourn the passing away of five Indian students in Canada. Condolences to their families. Pray for the recovery of those injured.” The accident occurred on a highway when ...

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India and Japan Partnership in ‘Specified Skilled Worker’: Details of areas

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The Union Cabinet of India  has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government of India and Government of Japan, on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker”. Here are the details: Details: The present Memorandum of Cooperation would set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between ...

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Indian doctor let off of molestation charges in Dubai

 A 42-year-old Indian doctor in Dubai has been cleared of the charge of molesting a woman who had approached him as partof a visit for a Botox therapy session. The Dubai Court of First Instance that heard the claim of a 31-year-old American victim. The victim said in August this year, she visited the clinic in Bur Dubai when the ...

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s photos of her sewing, fishing go viral

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s photos of her sewing, fishing go viral

Recently two photos of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have gone viral on the social media giving people a glimpse of the leader’s daily life but claimed routine by her. In one photo, Hasina is seen working on a sewing machine wearing a traditional Bengali attire, while in the other the leader was snapped catching fish at the Ganabhaban lake, ...

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India and Finland sign MOU for environmental protection and biodiversity conservation

Representational Picture: The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge),Mr. Prakash Javadekar addressing the inaugural session of a workshop of Pollution Control Boards of States, in New Delhi on May 18, 2016. (PIB Photo)

India and Finland on Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 signed an MOU for developing cooperation between two countries in the field of Environment protection and biodiversity conservation.  The MoU is a platform to further advance Indian and Finnish partnership and support, exchange best practices in areas like prevention of Air and water pollution; Waste management; Promotion of circular economy, low-carbon solutions ...

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Indian Foreign Secretary visits Nepal over border discord

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In a bid to repair ties with Nepal following the boundary dispute, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday morning for a two-day visit. The visit will see Shringla meet the top political leadership of Nepal and hold delegation level talks with his counterpart, Bharat Raj Poudyal in Kathmandu. This is his first Nepal visit after ...

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World Food Programme gets 2020 Nobel Prize for Peace

The World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security, was awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for Peace. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger. In 2015, eradicating hunger was adopted as one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. ...

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Michelle Obama lashes out at Trump, overshadows Joe Biden, Kamala at 2020 Convention

Wearing a viral DNC ‘V-O-T-E’ necklace, Michelle Obama brought to the Democratic National convention Monday an entirely new twist to lash out at President Donald Trump with her fiery speech that obliterated the candidates. Urging Americans to vote for Joe Biden, she said, he “is not perfect,” but “there is no perfect candidate, no perfect president… His ability to learn ...

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Jaishankar praises Rs.20 lakh crore stimulus plan, prepares for next

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has described Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement under government’s Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package under Atma Nirbhar Bharat as “bold initiatives” and noted that freign policy begins at home, hinting at changes soon to foreign policy too. “Foreign Policy begins at home. A strong economy allows our voice to be heard in the world. ...

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India ramps up hydroxychloroquine production, exports 50 mln tablets to US

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India has ramped up its exports of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) amidst demand from the US and Europe as it is being touted one of the treatment drugs for coronavirus, though severalside-effects have been noticed over its usage among patients. After allowing 60 drug makers in Uttarakhand to produce HCQ, an Indian source with direct knowledge of the exports said 50 million ...

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Is North Korea leader Kim Jong-un really dead? No!

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Reports are going viral speculating not merely the post-surgery complications of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un but hints from medical quarters that he passed away are going viral with no reaction from the official quarters of Pyongyang. The news of his successor are equally attracting the world attention. Associated Press has brought them to a halt showcasing a train ...

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Coronavirus Impact: Trump cracks another whip, suspending all immigration into US

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Battered by criticism at home over delayed response to Coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump announced on Monday evening to sign an executive order temporarily suspending all immigration into the United States temporarily, without specifying how long it would be in effect and whom it would affect. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need ...

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India’s new FDI rules violate WTO norms, says China

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China, which has invested more than $8 billion in India, has taken recent India’s revision of its foreign direct investment (FDI) norms to prevent the takeover of Indian firms amid the coronavirus pandemic as discriminatory and in violation of World Trade Organization’s principles. The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) revised the FDI regulations stating, “An entity ...

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Trump lights diya as White House celebrates Diwali 2019

US President Donald Trump has followed the tradition set by his predecessor Barack Obama in 2009 and lit the light in White House marking the Festival of Lights, an Indian celebration. This was Trump’s third Diwali celebrations at the Oval Office. “For many Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists in the United States and around the globe, this sacred period is ...

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