DIPLOMACY

Adnan Sami not alone, many Indians do face humiliation abroad

When Bollywood singer Adnan Sami landed in Kuwaiti airport on Sunday, he was in for a shock to see how the officials of Kuwaiti immigration treat Indians. Enraged, Adnan Sami tweeted about the episode:"Kuwaiti airport immigration mistreated my staff for no reason and called them ‘Indian Dogs’! When you were contacted you did nothing!! How dare d Kuwaitis behave like ...

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US visa screening to check your Facebook, Twitter, other social media history now

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Reminiscent of the erstwhile Cold War polemics, the US State Department will publish its new rules requiring new visitors and immigrants to the country to furnish the details of their social media history, from Facebook to Twitter, among others which may reveal their social practises, ideological inclination and mindset. During the Cold War, leftist ideology was abhorred and in-depth scrutiny of educated ...

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Rumours of Martial Law abound in Pakistan as Musharraf’s return expected

Refuting rumours about a possible judicial coup or martial law in Pakistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi on Saturday said the country is actually heading to elections in July to elect the next government. The remarks came when Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) Secretary General Iqbal Dar told media on Friday that their alliance leader and former Pakistan President Pervez ...

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Abu Dhabi buildings lit in Tricolour to welcome Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted in UAE capital Abu Dhabi with some buildings lit in the Indian tricolour as the city was decked up for the occasion and the busy day marked signing five agreements by the two countries. Modi held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the major outcome of the event ...

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India signs MoUs/Agreements signed on Cambodia PM Hun Sen visit

The Vice President of India, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India is committed to provide all support to the agricultural sector in Cambodia, which has a great potential. He was interacting with the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Mr. Hun Sen, in New Delhi on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Senior officials from Cambodia and India were present on the ...

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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi calls On President Kovind

Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, called on President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, January 27, 2018.She was one of the 10 ASEAN leaders who graced the Republic Day parade on Friday as Chief Guest. The President thanked Suu Kyi for her presence at the Republic Day and the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. The President ...

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Curtain Raiser Event held for the Founding Ceremony of International Solar Alliance in Bonn

A Curtain Raiser Event for the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held at Bonn, Germany on Monday, November 13, 2017. Speaking at the event, Shri Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India hoped that, in the spirit of affirmative action, developed countries will earmark a percentage of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) ...

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

A high-level delegation from the Government of India and the United States met today, at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be held November 28-30 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India. The Summit will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, who leads ...

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PM Modi to Attend BRICS Summit in China

Amid border tension on Doklam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China from 3-5 September 2017. In his Facebook post, the Prime Minister said:”India had the privilege of hosting the previous Summit in Goa in October last year. I look forward to building upon the results and outcomes of the Goa Summit. I also look ...

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Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives

Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives like Make in India, start-up India, Swachh Bharat and skill India, says President . The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, yesterday (August 31, 2017) received Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard, the President of the Swiss Confederation, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also hosted a banquet in her honour. Welcoming the ...

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Japan-India Panel Meets on Northeast Development

The Indian delegation led by the Secretary, DoNER, Naveen Verma and Japanese delegation led by the Japanese Ambassador to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, during the first discussion meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region, in New Delhi on August 03, 2017.(PIB)

The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region was held in New Delhi on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to focus on the region’s infrastructure development including power sector and transportation. Secretary, Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Naveen Verma led the Indian side while the Japanese delegation was led by the Japanese Ambassador ...

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Visit of Chief of the Army Staff(Coas) to Kazakhstan & Turkmenistan

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff will be visiting Kazakhstan & Turkmenistan from 01-06 Aug 2017 with high level military delegation. During the visit, the General alongwith delegation will be visiting important military installations and is scheduled to meet a number of high ranking dignitaries of both the nations. During the visit to Kazakhstan from 01-03 Aug, General ...

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Investment Agreements with Foreign Countries

The existing Indian Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) were largely negotiated on the basis of Model BIT text adopted in 1993, and as amended in 2003. The 1993 Model BIT text contained provisions which were susceptible to broad and ambiguous interpretations by arbitral tribunals. Further, significant changes have occurred globally regarding BITs, in general, and investor-state dispute resolution mechanism, in particular. ...

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President of India receives first copy of book ‘President’s Lady’

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book “President’s Lady” (Pranaber Preyosi) on his wife Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee today (July 13, 2017) from Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was grateful to ...

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The Coming War With China? India Clears Cash Hurdle for Arms Purchase

In view of escalating tension across the Trijunction near Sikkim and Bhutan, India has cleared all the hurdles in purchase of emergency arms and ammunition worth thousands of crores, said reports hinting at a preparedness for a “short intense war” between the two Asian giants. Such a short and intense war lasts for 10 to 15 days and the standoff ...

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India, US, Japan Joint Exercise ‘Malabar’ Begins in Bay of Bengal

The 21st edition of Naval exercise between India, US and Japan, MALABAR 17 series of exercises, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and US Navies, joined by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) will begin in the Bay of Bengal from 10 to 17 July 2017. It takes centre-stage in view of the escalating tensions between India and China over ...

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President, PM Condole Naresh Chandra’s Death

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the passing away of Naresh Chandra, former civil servant and served as ambassador to the US. In a message to his niece Mrs. Vatsala Kumar, the President said, “I am sad to learn about the demise of Shri Naresh Chandra. As an outstanding IAS officer, Shri Chandra served the nation ...

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Challenging Summer for Green Card Holders?

This is going to be one of the most difficult summers ever for US Green Card and visa holders in all categories as few foreigners are aware of impact from the Presidential Order 13768, said Steven Riznyk, lead immigration attorney. Under the Order, anyone who has any kind of a criminal record, or has even been charged but not convicted ...

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India Cites Salahuddin’s Claim as Proof of State-Sponsored Terrorism

Anti-terrorism

In a response to the interview by global terrorist Syed Salauddin, the Pakistan-based self-styled head of the United Jihad Council and Chief of internationally designated terrorist organisation Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, telecast by a Pakistan TV Channel on 2 July 2017, India said it was a clear example of terrorists being given shelter in Pakistan. The official Spokesperson said:”The brazen admission by Syed ...

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India, Pakistan Exchange List of Prisoners as Per 2008 Agreement

India Pakistan flag meeting

As part of the 2008 agreement, India and Pakistan have recently exchanged, through diplomatic channels, at New Delhi and Islamabad, the lists of nationals, including civil prisoners and fishermen of each country lodged in the jails of the other country. The exchange of information is part of the provisions of the Agreement on Consular Access between India and Pakistan, which ...

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