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EAM Jaishankar meets counterparts from Czech Republic, Romania, Bhutan on sidelines of Raisina Dialogue 2024
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 11:55:20 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his counterparts from the Czech Republic, Romania and Bhutan on Friday here in New Delhi on the sidelines of Raisina Dialogue 2024. ... read..


Abu Dhabi Customs records 72 per cent growth in digital transactions in 2023
Middle East | February 23, 2024 11:55:13 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 23 (ANI/WAM): The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs revealed exceptional results in digital customs transactions through the ports of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2023, recording a growth of 72 percent compared to 2022, ... read..


UAE, Kenya finalise terms of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Middle East | February 23, 2024 11:55:08 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 23 (ANI/WAM): The United Arab Emirates and Kenya have concluded negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, ushering in a new chapter of trade relations between the two nations that will secure vital East and ... read..


German Parliament discusses human rights of the Uyghurs, Tibetans to raise awareness
Berlin | February 23, 2024 11:55:01 PM IST
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) an international Uyghur rights advocacy organisation along with several other social and human rights organisations held a parliamentary breakfast in Berlin on Thursday. The parliamentary breakfast was organised to raise aw ... read..


UN's Shombi Sharp calls Raisina Dialogue "great success", says it 'reflects India's critical leadership role'
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 11:54:56 PM IST
Calling Raisina Dialogue "important event" on the global calendar, United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Shombi Sharp said that it has been a "real pleasure" and honour" to attend the event. He stated that ninth edition of Raisina Dialogue has been ... read..


"Have independent judicial system which will decide on case": Czech Foreign Minister on Nikhil Gupta's extradition in Pannun plot
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 11:54:44 PM IST
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky, who is currently in India, said on Friday that his country has an independent judicial system that will decide on the case of the Indian accused in the alleged assassination attempt to kill Sikh separatist leader Gurpa ... read..


"PM Modi has been best Indian friend...I wish him well": Former Australian PM on upcoming Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 11:54:41 PM IST
Former Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "best Indian friend" as he wished him well for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


If you fly from the Aegean to the South China Sea, New Delhi is exactly in between, says Navy Chief R Hari Kumar
By Saurabh Trivedi

New Delhi | February 23, 2024 10:56:30 PM IST
If you fly from the Aegean to the South China Sea, New Delhi is exactly in between, said Navy Chief R Hari Kumar in Delhi on Friday. ... read..


Ties between Slovakia, India in good shape: Slovakia Foreign Minister Juraj Blanar
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 10:56:26 PM IST
Slovakia Foreign Minister Juraj Blanar on Friday called ties between India and Slovakia "very good and in good shape." He stated that Slovakia would like to elaborate more on the business level and political level. ... read..


"India is the world's emerging democratic superpower," says Former Australian PM Tony Abbott
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 9:57:16 PM IST
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott heaped praise on India, calling the nation the world's emerging democratic superpower and saying that India, right now, is roaring down the runway to a full economic takeoff. ... read..


UKPNP condemns arrest of party vice president from Gilgit-Baltistan, demands his immediate release
London | February 23, 2024 9:56:50 PM IST
The United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) has strongly condemned the arrest of UKPNP Vice President Rashid Ahmed from Muzaffarabad, Gilgit-Baltistan. The UKPNP has demanded immediate and unconditional release of Rashid Ahmed. ... read..


"There are attempts to introduce elements into WTO which are not part of world trade": Piyush Goyal
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 9:56:34 PM IST
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal alleged that there are attempts to include issues in the World Trade Organisation that are not part of world trade and stressed that India will try to ensure that the guiding principles of the WTO are m ... read..


"Don't give another competitive country veto over our policy changes": EAM Jaishankar
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 7:56:47 PM IST
External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar on Friday said that India should not give power to other countries to influence its policy changes and should be confident enough to "leverage the international system to create the best possible outcome" for itself ... read..


Jaishankar, US Indo-Pacific Command Commander hold talks on strategic situation
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 7:56:21 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a meeting with United States Indo-Pacific Command Commander Admiral John Aquilino in Delhi on Friday. The two sides held talks on strategic situation. ... read..


"Leave it to BCCI...," EAM Jaishankar's witty reply on UNSC permanent membership at Raisina Dialogue 2024
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 7:56:14 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar left everyone in splits with his remarkably witty response to a question on India's permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council during the ongoing Raisina Dialogue 2024 in the national capital. ... read..


Zelenskyy slams Tucker Carlson's Putin interview as 'two hours of nonsense'
Kyiv, | February 23, 2024 6:55:39 PM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized the recent interview between former Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Russian President Vladimir Putin, denouncing it as "two hours of nonsense" during an exclusive interview with Fox News's "Special Repor ... read..


"Grateful for humanitarian help...": Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister thanks India
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 6:55:06 PM IST
Ukraine Deputy Foreign Minister Iryna Borovets expressed gratitude to India for providing humanitarian help to Ukraine and added that they will appreciate it if they receive more humanitarian support from India in future. Calling India a powerful economic ... read..


Taiwan detects 11 Chinese military aircraft, six naval vessels around nation
Taipei City | February 23, 2024 6:55:01 PM IST
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence (MND) detected 11 Chinese military aircraft and six naval vessels around Taiwan between 6 am (local time) on Thursday and 6 am (local time) on Friday, Taiwan News reported. ... read..


India, US hold bilateral Consular Dialogue, discuss ways to enhance cooperation
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 5:55:49 PM IST
India and the US on Friday held 11th bilateral Consular Dialogue in New Delhi and discussed ways to enhance cooperation on various issues, including extradition, mobility of students and professionals, safe and legal migration, protection of vulnerable wo ... read..


Thai PM Srettha Thavisin arrives at Royal ground Sanam Luang in Bangkok to receive holy relics of Lord Buddha
Bangkok | February 23, 2024 5:55:47 PM IST
The relics of Lord Buddha are set to be received by Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin later today. ... read..


"Makes sense to give Russia multiple options," EAM Jaishankar
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 5:55:18 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that since a lot of doors have been shut to Russia in the West, Moscow is turning to Asia and other parts of the world and it is important for these countries to engage Russia, "a power with an enormou ... read..


Thailand: Sacred relics of Lord Buddha enshrined at Royal ground Sanam Luang in Bangkok
Bangkok | February 23, 2024 5:55:03 PM IST
The holy relics of Lord Buddha are enshrined at the Royal ground Sanam Luang, Bangkok, on Friday. ... read..


Latvia stands strong with Ukraine: Latvia Foreign Affairs Minister speaks at Raisina Dialogue 2024
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 4:56:22 PM IST
Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Latvia, Krisjanis Karins shed light on his country's unwavering support for Ukraine in the face of the ongoing Russian invasion. ... read..


Star-studded culinary showcase, mega-deals mark Gulfood 2024
Asia | February 23, 2024 3:57:06 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], February 23 (ANI/WAM): The largest-ever culinary showcase concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, marking a successful five-day run for Gulfood 2024, the world's largest annual food and beverage event. ... read..


Japanese FM: WTO reforms at MC13 in UAE essential to meet global challenges
Asia | February 23, 2024 3:56:52 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 23 (ANI/WAM): The World Trade Organization's (WTO) 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi next week is an opportunity for the organization to equip itself to meet the global challenges, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kam ... read..


UAE Foreign Minister, Costa Rican counterpart discuss bilateral ties
Asia | February 23, 2024 3:56:44 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 23 (ANI/WAM): Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, discussed during a phone call with Dr. Arnoldo Andre Tinoco, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, bilateral ties and new avenues fo ... read..


Putin wants to bring back lost colonies of USSR with Ukraine war: Estonia FM
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 2:57:10 PM IST
Foreign Minister of Estonia, Margus Tsahkna said on Friday that the Russian President Vladimir Putin want to bring back lost colonies of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and want to occuply Poland and then Finland. ... read..


Japan emperor expresses sympathy for earthquake victims, plans disaster zone visit
Tokyo | February 23, 2024 2:57:04 PM IST
Japan Emperor Naruhito, marking his 64th birthday, expressed heartfelt condolences for the lives lost in a powerful earthquake that shook central Japan on New Year's Day, as reported by Kyodo ... read..


MEA urges exercising caution as Indian youth trapped, drafted into private army in Russia
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 2:56:52 PM IST
Amid reports of Indian nationals signed up for support jobs with the Russian army, Ministry of External Affairs on Friday urged citizens to stay away from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. ... read..


"India, one of major powers we never had negative history," says Vietnam's deputy foreign minister on enhancing bilateral ties
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 2:56:50 PM IST
Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Do Hung Viet on Friday said that Vietnam wants to further enhance bilateral economic, trade and investment ties with India, with whom his country already shares a robust and promising relationship. ... read..


Grand spectacle of holy procession: Relics of Lord Buddha to be temporarily enshrined in Bangkok Royal Ground
Bangkok | February 23, 2024 1:56:26 PM IST
Amid the historic grandeur of Bangkok, a magnificent spectacle is set to unfold today as the revered holy relics embark on a solemn journey from the esteemed National Museum to the hallowed grounds of Sanam Luang. ... read..


WHO calls to enhance field epidemiology workforce in South-East Asia Region
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 1:56:24 PM IST
The World Health Organization and member countries in South-East Asia Region on Friday called for enhancing field epidemiology workforce as part of strengthening capacities to respond to health emergencies, WHO said in a news release. ... read..


MoS V. Muraleedharan attends 'G20' foreign ministers meeting in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro | February 23, 2024 11:55:56 AM IST
Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Shri V. Muraleedharan (MoS) participated in the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting (FMM) convened under the Brazilian G20 Presidency on Thursday. ... read..


JUI-F chief claims Pak military interference in elections, says coalition govt to be manipulated by 'hidden forces'
Islamabad | February 23, 2024 10:55:51 AM IST
Amid the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) announcement to form a coalition government, the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman asserted on Thursday that the allied parties would blackmail each o ... read..


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announces intra-party elections on march 3
Islamabad | February 23, 2024 10:55:49 AM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced the scheduling of fresh intra-party elections, slated to be held on March 3 (Sunday), as per Dawn. ... read..


Imran Khan wants IMF aid to Pakistan stalled over rigged elections: Report
Rawalpindi | February 23, 2024 10:55:34 AM IST
In a significant development, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Zafar said that his party founder Imran Khan will write a letter to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demanding it to stop their support for Pakistan due to "rigged elections, ... read..


US President meets with Russia's Alexey Navalny's wife and daughter to express "heartfelt condolences"
Washington, DC | February 23, 2024 9:55:56 AM IST
US President Joe Biden met with the wife and daughter of late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in San Francisco and expressed his "heartfelt condolences" following the death of Russian leader in prison, White House said in an official statement. ... read..


Romanian Foreign Minister Luminita Odobescu arrives in India for Raisina Dialogue 2024
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 9:55:52 AM IST
The Foreign Minister of Romania, Luminita Odobescu arrived in India on Friday to attend India's flagship annual conference Raisina Dialogue being held in New Delhi. ... read..


Sindh High Court orders Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to restore access to 'X'
Karachi | February 23, 2024 9:55:51 AM IST
In a significant development, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to completely restore the services of social media platform X (formerly Twitter) throughout the country. ... read..


UAE: Wasit Wetland Centre joins Wetlands International
Middle East | February 23, 2024 8:55:31 AM IST
Sharjah [UAE], February 23 (ANI/WAM): Wasit Wetland Centre has been admitted to the Wetland International membership as part of the continuing endeavours of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) to support wildlife and maintain b ... read..


'Hero' reservist soldier killed Palestinian 'terrorist' attacking motorists
Middle East | February 23, 2024 8:55:30 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 23 (ANI/TPS): A 23-year-old Israeli army reservist who recently returned from fighting in the Gaza Strip shot and killed one of the three Palestinian terrorists who opened fire on motorists at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem on ... read..


"Have to believe this will end one day...": US envoy on second anniversary of Russia-Ukraine conflict
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 7:54:34 AM IST
US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, denounced the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine on Thursday, while expressing hope for achieving peace one day. ... read..


"I'm not Malala": Kashmiri activist denounces Pakistan's propaganda mechanism at UK parliament
London | February 23, 2024 7:54:30 AM IST
Kashmiri activist and journalist Yana Mir, strongly denounced the propaganda mechanism by Pakistan to "dent India's image on the international stage" and said that she is completely safe and free in "Kashmir, which is a part of India." ... read..


"India has to be part of peace-finding solution": Ukraine Dy FM on conflict with Russia
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 7:54:29 AM IST
Terming India as a voice of the Global South, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister, Iryna Borovets, said that India has to play a "crucial role" in finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. ... read..


Pakistan: In dramatic U-turn, ex-Rawalpindi commissioner withdraws rigging allegations; accuses Imran Khan's party
Islamabad | February 23, 2024 7:54:27 AM IST
In a dramatic development after the February 8 polls in Pakistan, former Rawalpindi commissioner Liaqat Ali Chatha withdrew all his allegations regarding rigging, Geo News reported. ... read..


UAE: Health, organic farming experts share inspirational success stories in 'Sharjah Talks'
Middle East | February 23, 2024 7:54:25 AM IST
Sharjah [UAE], February 23 (ANI/WAM): Leading experts in organic agriculture, wellness and nutrition asserted that organic farming is the agriculture of our forefathers, debunking the notion of it being a foreign concept. The discussion centred around the ... read..


Meenakashi Lekhi discusses blue economy, space cooperation, clean energy with Norwegian Dy FM
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 6:54:14 AM IST
Union Minister of State, Meenakashi Lekhi, held a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik and discussed cooperation in the areas of the blue economy, space and clean energy. ... read..


America's Odysseus spacecraft makes first commercial moon landing in history
By Reena Bharadwaj

Washington DC | February 23, 2024 6:54:09 AM IST
The Odysseus spacecraft from the United States successfully landed on the moon on Thursday (local time), becoming the first American spacecraft to achieve the feat in more than 50 years. ... read..


International communtiy turning blind eye to "genocide" in Gaza: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 5:54:33 AM IST
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra strongly condemned the Israeli actions -- without naming Israel -- in the Gaza Strip, saying that the "genocide" has set a "horrendous precedent" and will go down as a "great shame" in the history of the human race. ... read..


International community turning blind eye to "genocide" in Gaza: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 5:54:29 AM IST
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra strongly condemned the Israeli actions -- without naming Israel -- in the Gaza Strip, saying that the "genocide" has set a "horrendous precedent" and will go down as a "great shame" in the history of the human race. ... read..


Russian authorities "blackmailing" to accept secret burial, alleges Navalny's mother
Moscow | February 23, 2024 5:54:26 AM IST
Lyudmila Navalnaya, the mother of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, alleged that the Moscow authorities are "blackmailing" her to accept a secret burial of her son, The Washington Post reported. ... read..


US: Amid cellular outage, Florida Sentar warns of possible 'Chinese cyber-attack'
Florida | February 23, 2024 3:54:30 AM IST
Reacting to the massive cellular outage across the United States, Florida Senator Marco Rubio has warned that the situation can be even more precarious in case China launches a cyberattack while 'invading' Taiwan. ... read..


Czech Foreign Minister arrives in India for Raisina Dialogue 2024
New Delhi | February 23, 2024 3:54:25 AM IST
The Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, Jan Lipavsky, arrived in the national capital in the late hours of Thursday to participate in the Raisina Dialogue. ... read..


US Dy Secy Richard Verma's India visit explored opportunities to strengthen cooperation, ensure free Indo-Pacific
Washington DC | February 23, 2024 2:55:00 AM IST
During his three-day visit to India, US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Verma held meetings with many senior Indian officials and explored opportunities to strengthen India-US cooperation as well as work towards ensuring a free, and prosperous Indo-Paci ... read..


Major cellular outage hits US after AT&T, other networks go down
Washington DC | February 23, 2024 2:54:54 AM IST
A massive outage was reported in the United States on Thursday (local time), after AT&T's network went down for many of its customers across the country, leaving customers unable to place calls, text or access the internet, CNN reported. ... read..


UK parliament urges immediate halt of atrocities in Balochistan
London | February 22, 2024 11:55:03 PM IST
The ongoing abuse of human rights in Balochistan, today no longer remains contained within Pakistan. The international community today has been paying attention to the worsening situation of the people of Balochistan, Pakistan. ... read..


UAE, Estonia collaborate to strengthen food management
Middle East | February 22, 2024 11:54:59 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], February 22 (ANI/WAM): The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministries of Climate and Regional Affairs and Agriculture of the Republic of Estonia today. ... read..


India, Denmark sign Mobility and Migration Partnership Agreement, unveil logo commemorating 75 years of diplomatic ties
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 11:54:57 PM IST
India and Denmark signed a mobility and migration partnership agreement on Thursday and also unveiled the logo commemorating 75 years of diplomatic relations. ... read..


Delhi: Albanian Foreign Minister Igli Hasani calls India a major international player
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 11:54:50 PM IST
The Foreign Minister of Albania, Igli Hasani, called India a 'major international player' on Thursday, saying one of his main priorities was to increase engagement with India. ... read..


When world is divided, democracies like European Union and India must work together: Estonian Foreign Minister
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 11:54:47 PM IST
Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna has said that India is taking the lead position as the biggest democracy in the world and called for important democracies like India and the European Union to work together as the world is divided due to the war b ... read..


"India is trying to diversify": German Minister on oil purchase from Moscow
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 11:54:45 PM IST
Commenting on India's oil purchase strategies, Germany's Minister of State, Federal Foreign Affairs, Tobias Lindner, highlighted the shared interests between the two nations despite differing stances in the UN. ... read..


"India matters": UK Minister Lord Tariq on importance of Indo-Pacific
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 11:54:42 PM IST
UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad on Thursday underscored the critical importance of the Indo-Pacific region while highlighting the pivotal role that India plays in shaping the geopolitical landscape. ... read..


Hamas unwilling to negotiate unless 'Leaders Feel Personal Danger': Israeli Foreign Minister
Middle East | February 22, 2024 11:54:37 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said only heavy pressure on Hamas will lead to a negotiated release of the hostages held in Gaza. ... read..


Israel's Tourism Minister thanks US evangelicals for their support
Middle East | February 22, 2024 11:54:32 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): In his speech to 4,000 Christian communicators yesterday at the opening of the NRB (National Religious Broadcasters) Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Israel Minister of Tourism Haim Katz thanked ... read..


Brussels Airlines resuming Israel-Belgium flights
Middle East | February 22, 2024 11:54:30 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): Brussels Airlines, the flag carrier of Belgium, announced that it is resuming flights to Israel. ... read..


Four tonnes of aid airdropped into Gaza and 20 medical personnel entered
Middle East | February 22, 2024 11:54:29 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): The Israeli agency COGAT (Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories: Judea and Samaria and towards the Gaza Strip) reported that overnight it facilitated the airdrop of four tons of humanitarian aid ... read..


Netanyahu tells soldiers, Israel has 'One Simple Goal: Total Victory'
Middle East | February 22, 2024 11:54:27 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday visited the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Alpinist Unit and the 188th Armored Brigade, which are stationed on Mt. Hermon. ... read..


Israel's Defence Minister tells White House envoy Hamas must be dismantled
Middle East | February 22, 2024 11:54:25 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): On Thursday Israel's Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant met with White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Tel Aviv. ... read..


"Relationship is super special": Mauritius Foreign Minister lauds leadership of PM Modi, Jugnauth
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 10:55:15 PM IST
Praising the leadership of Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Pravind Jugnauth, the Foreign Minister of Mauritius, Maneesh Gobin, said that the relationship is super special and more strategic than ever before. ... read..


Envoy Garcetti meets US top official Rena Bitter, thanks her for fostering ties with India
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 10:55:11 PM IST
The US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, held a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Rena Bitter in Delhi on Thursday and lauded her and India's consular team for a 75 per cent reduction in visitor visa wait times and issui ... read..


Vishakhapatnam: Corvette 20 of Vietnam People's Navy participates in MILAN 2024
Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | February 22, 2024 10:55:09 PM IST
Corvette 20 of the Vietnam People's Navy on Thursday took part in the 12th edition of the MILAN 2024 naval exercise in Visakhapatnam, India. ... read..


Russian President Putin flies nuclear-capable bomber
Moscow | February 22, 2024 10:54:57 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday flew an upgraded Tu-160M missile carrier, Kremlin said in an official statement. ... read..


CDS General Anil Chauhan, French Navy Chief discuss issues of mutual interest
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 9:54:56 PM IST
Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan on Thursday held a meeting with French Navy Chief Admiral Nicolas Vaujour and discussed issues of mutual strategic interest, security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region and furthering maritime collaboration. ... read..


Five wounded in terrorist shooting in east Jerusalem
Asia | February 22, 2024 9:54:40 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): Five people were wounded - three seriously - in a terrorist shooting attack that occurred Thursday morning near the town of Ma'ale Adumin, to the east of Jerusalem. One of the two terrorists who carried out the at ... read..


"Extremely useful": EAM Jaishankar hails India-Nordic-Baltic meeting; discusses green tech, cyber cooperation
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 9:54:38 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar hosted the India-Nordic-Baltic meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing Raisina Dialogue 2024, here on Thursday. He said that the exchange with his counterparts was extremely useful. ... read..


Amit Shah's Internal Security vision a 'defining driver' of our International Engagement: ORF President Samir Saran
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 9:54:37 PM IST
Lauding the vision of Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding India's internal security, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) President, Samir Saran said that internal security is a defining driver of the country's international engagements, and those e ... read..


Moscow invites India to enhance tourism by creating new experiences
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2024 8:56:04 PM IST
Russia is prioritising tourism infrastructure enhancements with a particular emphasis on Indian tourists, aiming for a more inviting and convenient experience. Moscow seeks to engage and attract Indian visitors, facilitating cultural exchange and explorat ... read..


EAM Jaishankar holds talks with counterparts from Albania, Panama
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 8:55:51 PM IST
On the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Albania and Panama. ... read..


Greece to soon sign mobility migration agreement with India: PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | February 22, 2024 8:55:33 PM IST
Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is on a two-day visit to India, said an announcement will soon be made regarding mobility migration, which will enable more Indian workers to visit Greece in an organised manner. ... read..


"World trading rules have been gamed," EAM Jaishankar pushes for need for UN reforms at Raisina Dialogue 2024
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 7:56:06 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday that the failure of the United Nations to find multilateral solutions to issues such as the gaming of trading rules, which many countries have taken advantage of at the expense of the international s ... read..


J-K: Russian skier killed, 6 rescued as avalanche hits Gulmarg
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 22, 2024 7:55:44 PM IST
At least one skier from Russia died in an avalanche, that hit the ski resort town of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Six other skiers, also from Russia, who had got trapped in the avalanche were rescued from its debris, officials said. ... read..


Union Social Justice Minister emphasises strengthening India-Thailand ties through sacred relics of Lord Buddha
Bangkok | February 22, 2024 6:55:06 PM IST
Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Virendra Kumar, present at the welcome ceremony of revered relics of the Lord Buddha in Thailand that were preserved in India, underscored that the historic gesture will foster stronger ties between New De ... read..


"A very good innovation": Congress MP Shashi Tharoor lauds Raisina Dialogue 2024
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 6:54:59 PM IST
Lauding the Raisina Dialogue 2024, Congress MP and former UN diplomat Shashi Tharoor said that it is a very good innovation and gives India's diplomacy a good image with all the countries that come and participate. ... read..


Saudi Arabia eyes 7.5 mn Indian visitors by 2030, offers 96-hour free visa
By Shaifali Nigam

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2024 6:54:53 PM IST
Witnessing increasing demand for travel from India to Saudi Arabia for spiritual and leisure purposes, Riyadh aims to attract 7.5 million Indian visitors by 2030, as articulated by Alhasan Aldabbagh, President - Asia Pacific, Saudi Tourism Authority, duri ... read..


Jaishankar, Finnish counterpart Elina Valtonen unveil logo celebrating 75 years of diplomatic ties
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 5:56:25 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Finnish counterpart Elina Valtonen unveiled the logo commemorating 75 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations. ... read..


India's international rise makes it key ally in pursuit of peace, security: Greece PM Mitsotakis at Raisina Dialogue
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 5:55:53 PM IST
In a world that faces geopolitical tensions and other challenges, India's rise on the international stage and its position as a growing force at the heart of the G20 makes the country a key ally in the pursuit of peace, security and efforts to fight clim ... read..


Navies of India, Tanzania discuss avenues to enhance maritime cooperation between countries
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 5:55:51 PM IST
The Indian Navy's Deputy Chief Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti met Cmde Frank Jotham Mwasiklile, Deputy Naval Commander & Chief of Naval Operations & Training of the Tanzanian Navy, on Thursday. ... read..


PML-N, PPP coalition to be a 'difficult journey': Senator Irfan Siddiqui
Islamabad | February 22, 2024 4:56:13 PM IST
Amid discussions between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) regarding the formation of a new government, PML-N Senator Irfan Siddiqui predicted a "difficult journey", The News International reported ... read..


1 killed, 8 wounded in terror attack near Jerusalem
Asia | February 22, 2024 4:56:01 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): One person was killed and eight others were injured in when three Palestinians opened fire on cars waiting to pass a checkpoint north of Jerusalem on Thursday morning. ... read..


Israel expands raids on Hamas targets in Northern Gaza
Asia | February 22, 2024 4:55:49 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], February 22 (ANI/TPS): The Israeli military expanded its raids on Hamas targets in the northern Gaza area of Zeitoun, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday morning. ... read..


Sacred relics of Lord Buddha, 2 disciples arrive in Thailand from India
Bangkok | February 22, 2024 4:55:45 PM IST
On a momentous occasion steeped in religious significance, the sacred relics attributed to Lord Buddha and his revered disciples, Arahata Sariputta and Arahata Maha Moggallana, have arrived in Thailand for public exposition. ... read..


ORF, DP World forge strategic partnership to advance public policy, global engagement
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 4:55:24 PM IST
The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and DP World have inked a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing an annual strategic partnership aimed at fostering public policy discourse and enhancing global engagement. ... read..


"Raisina Dialogue is an opportunity to discuss global, economic challenges": Austrian Minister
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 3:55:07 PM IST
Austrian Labour Minister, Martin Korcher said on Thursday that the Raisina Dialogue in India is an opportunity to discuss the global and economic challenges and reaffirmed his commitment to boost trade between the two countries. ... read..


Exiled activist urges Pakistan to establish local authority in PoK
Bern | February 22, 2024 3:54:55 PM IST
The chairman of the United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri (in-exile) on Thursday urged Pakistan to establish a local authority in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB). ... read..


Finland's foreign minister spotlights 75 years of diplomatic bond with India
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 3:54:33 PM IST
Finland's Foreign Minister, Elina Valtonen on Thursday emphasised on the 75-year bond between India and Finland saying that the two countries are pushing to close a free-trade agreement. The Finland Foreign Minister was speaking at th sidelines of the Rai ... read..


BIMSTEC to finalise maritime transport agreement at Bangkok summit, says Secy General Indra Mani Pandey
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 2:54:55 PM IST
BIMSTEC's new Secretary General, Indra Mani Pandey, said on Thursday that an agreement on cooperation in maritime transport is expected to be finalised between member countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand - at the ... read..


EAM Jaishankar holds bilateral with counterparts of Tanzania, Ghana, Slovak Republic, discusses bilateral cooperation
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 2:54:37 PM IST
On the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Slovak Republic, Ghana and Tanzania and discussed cooperation with both countries in multiple sectors. ... read..


EAM Jaishankar to pay bilateral visits to South Korea, Japan from March 5-8
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 1:54:40 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will pay bilateral visits to the Republic of Korea and Japan from March 5-8 and will co-chair the 10th India-Republic of Korea Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) with his Korean counterpart Cho-Tae Yul, the Ministry of E ... read..


"India-EU relationship growing and developing in positive direction": Latvian Foreign Minister
New Delhi | February 22, 2024 1:54:36 PM IST
At the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue, Latvian Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins on Thursday said that relations between India and Latvia as well as the European Union were progressing in a positive direction. ... read..


"More Indians can travel to US than at any other time in our history": US Diplomat Rena Bitter
Mumbai | February 22, 2024 1:54:31 PM IST
US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Rena Bitter on Thursday expressed her excitement about visiting India and highlighted the 'explosion' in travel between India and the US. ... read..


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