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India holds first formal, publicly acknowledged meeting with Taliban

India has asked the Taliban regime in Afghanistan not to use the Afghan soil for anti-Indian activities and terrorism. India held its first formal and publicly acknowledged meeting with the Taliban on Tuesday which was spearheaded by the Indian ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal. Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai was also present in the...

Telangana techie returns home after four years in Pakistani jail

In an interesting case, a techie from Telangana who went missing four years ago has been found. He was detained in Pakistan while on his way to Switzerland, for illegally crossing the border. The techie, Vaindam Prashanth, was released by the Pakistani authorities on Monday and handed over to Indian authorities at the Attari-Wagah border....

India sends pvt jet to Dominica with documents against Mehul Choksi to get him deported

India is leaving no stone unturned to catch hold of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi who was caught on May 25 trying to illegally enter a tiny Caribbean island nation, Dominica. Notably, the Ministry of External Affairs is coordinating with the governments of Dominica and Antigua for the deportation of Choksi to India. The Central Bureau...

Singapore strongly objected to Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet on COVID variant: Centre

The Union government on Wednesday said Singapore has strongly objected to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet warning about a new variant of coronavirus found in the island country. The government said the Indian envoy was summoned by Singapore to convey a strong objection to Kejriwal’s tweet asserting that he has no competence on COVID...

First batch of medical supplies containing 423 oxygen cylinders arrive from US at Delhi airport

The first batch of life-saving medical supplies arrived in India from the US on Friday. The first shipment containing over 400 oxygen cylinders donated by the state of California, nearly 1 million rapid COVID-19 test kits, pulse oximeters and N95 masks arrived in a Super Galaxy military transporter that landed at Delhi airport. The US...

India raises concern after US Navy conducts operation off Lakshadweep sans consent

India has conveyed its concerns to the US through diplomatic channels after the US Navy’s 7th Fleet announced that it conducted Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOP) in the Indian waters without New Delhi’s prior consent, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. The FONOP was conducted near Lakshadweep Islands by the guided-missile destroyer...

US supports peaceful protests by farmers, says differences should be resolved through dialogue

At a time when several international celebrities have extended their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, the US has urged the Indian government to recognise peaceful protests and allow access to the internet. The new US administration under President Joe Biden has said that unhindered access to information, including the internet, and peaceful protests are...

Centre reacts to international celebrities supporting farmers’ protest, issues statement

The support extended by international celebrities and activists to the ongoing farmers’ protest in India has not gone down well with the Union government. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has also issued a stinging response to the hullaballoo created around the farmers’ protest. It said that the temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and...

India provided 7,000 foreigners with artificial limb

India provided 7,000 differently-abled foreigners with an artificial limb ‘Jaipur Foot’ and enabled them to walk with dignity in the past three years. Under a collaboration between the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the makers of the world-famous ‘Jaipur Foot’—Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the artificial limbs were provided to the...

PM Modi condemns terror attacks in France

Following the recent terror attacks in France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the attacks. PM Modi said India stands with France in the fight against terrorism. PM Modi tweets PM Modi took to Twitter to condole the deaths of the victims who lost their lives in the terror attacks. He said: “I strongly...

MEA says Chinese troops again involved in provocative action

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said that Chinese troops were engaged in provocative action again in the southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake on Monday. MEA added that India was able to prevent Chinese attempts. The development comes within two days of a similar incident involving the Chinese troops in the same...

Sikh leader abducted by terrorists released: Union government

Nidan Singh Sachdeva, a Sikh community leader of Afghanistan who was kidnapped in Paktia province last month, was released from captivity on Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs said. “We convey our appreciation to the government of Afghanistan and tribal elders from the area, whose efforts secured the return of Nidan Singh,” it said. In...