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Indian navy ships Shivalik and Kamorta visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City | December 2, 2022 1:31:16 PM IST
Two Indian Naval Ships, which are forward deployed in the South China Sea, reached Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City as part of the bilateral defence cooperation activities, the Navy said. ... read..


TTP's ceasefire call-off poses challenge for new Pak Army chief Munir
Islamabad | December 2, 2022 1:05:17 PM IST
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) this week called off the ceasefire with the government, posing a serious challenge for the newly appointed army chief General Asim Munir. ... read..


South Korean exports expected to continue to decrease in fourth quarter
Asia | December 2, 2022 11:31:47 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], December 2 (ANI/Global Economic): Export, which led the Korean economy for about 2 years after the COVID-19 pandemic, has decreased rapidly due to the global economic slowdown. ... read..


US, Japan impose fresh sanctions on N Korea after ballistic missile test
Tokyo | December 2, 2022 11:31:31 AM IST
The United States and Japan have announced fresh sanctions on North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile tests. ... read..


Have confidence in India's leadership to promote diplomacy, dialogue: President Solih
New Delhi | December 2, 2022 10:35:48 AM IST
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Thursday expressed confidence in India's leadership to promote diplomacy and dialogue, as he congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after India formally assumed the Presidency of G20. ... read..


China-funded bridge to raze coral reef in southern Philippines: Report
Others | December 2, 2022 10:35:46 AM IST
A coral reef ecosystem in the southern Philippines is under threat from a China-funded bridge project that links Davao city with Samal islands in the southern Philippines, according to The Singapore Post. ... read..


UNSC condemns attack on religious school in Afghanistan
New York | December 2, 2022 9:35:55 AM IST
The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on a religious school in Afghanistan that resulted in the killing of at least 20 students and wounding dozens of other people. ... read..


US designates AQIS, TTP leaders as global terrorists
Washington | December 2, 2022 9:07:01 AM IST
The United States has designated four terrorists of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), as global terrorists and stated that the Biden administration is committed to ensuring that terrorist groups do not use Afg ... read..


India ready to take its place at global top tables: Kamboj
New York | December 2, 2022 8:35:38 AM IST
India is ready to take its place at the global top tables including G-20 and the UN Security Council presidency as the country is willing to bring solutions to the table, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ruchira Kamboj said on Friday. ... read..


Pak ruling party to bring no-trust motions against PTI govts in KP, Punjab
Islamabad | December 2, 2022 8:35:35 AM IST
Ruling out early elections in Pakistan, former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said that the multi-party alliance of Pakistan Democratic Movement will table no-confidence motions in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ass ... read..


House Judiciary Republicans delete Kanye tweet after antisemitic rant
Washington | December 2, 2022 8:06:47 AM IST
The Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee deleted a controversial tweet that seemingly expressed support for Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, after the rapper openly heaped praises on Adolf Hitler. ... read..


Taliban ban Voice of America, RFE/RL for one-sided broadcasts
Kabul | December 2, 2022 7:01:59 AM IST
The Taliban on Thursday banned the FM radio broadcasts streaming from Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Afghanistan stations, saying that they are stopped due to non-compliance with journalistic principles and one-sided b ... read..


If they had let my family out, they would still be alive, says Uyghur sibling
Beijing | December 2, 2022 6:01:07 AM IST
Uyghur siblings, who lost their family members to the fire incident in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's capital Urumqi, said that his kin would have been alive if the neighbourhood committee staff have opened the door. ... read..


Sri Lanka: Jaffna University refuses to sign MoU with China, says Beijing has hidden agenda
Colombo | December 2, 2022 5:30:15 AM IST
China and Sri Lanka's relationship has become more strained as Jaffna University recently refused to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China's State Agricultural University, saying that the deal has hidden the agenda of Beijing to grab fertile ... read..


Democrats fire first salvo at Trump even as House scrutinises his tax returns
Washington | Friday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The Democrats have fired their first salvo at ex-President Donald Trump as the Jan 6 panel probing the Capitol Hills insurrection of 2021 said that it would release all evidence with a report on the event even as the House of Representatives began scrutin ... read..


"Extremism in terrorism is against the very meaning of Islam..." Doval
New Delhi | December 2, 2022 4:59:36 AM IST
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said that there is no space for hate speech in democracy and added that extremism in terrorism is against the very meaning of Islam because this religion means "peace." ... read..


Bangladesh PM invited to take part in G20 summit: Deputy High Commissioner
By Ujjwal Roy

Kolkata (West Bengal) | December 2, 2022 4:01:04 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is invited to take part in the G-20 summit next year, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh Andalib Elias said adding that this summit is important in the context of the global scenario. ... read..


Georgia man sentenced to prison for threatening US President
Georgia | December 2, 2022 4:00:56 AM IST
A Georgia man sentenced to serve 33 months in prison for threatening to kill US President Joe Biden and blow up the White House, the Middle District of Georgia said in a statement. ... read..


Spate of letter bombs could be linked to Spain's support for Ukraine
Madrid | Friday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Spain has stepped up security after revealing that a number of letter bombs have been sent to high-profile targets, including the Prime Minister, according to a media report. ... read..


Wagner Group mercenary videos top 1 billion views on TikTok
London | Friday, 2022 3:15:12 AM IST
TikTok is hosting dozens of videos that glorify violence by Russia's Wagner Group of mercenaries and they have been viewed more than a billion times, according to a new report, media reported. ... read..


Russia refuses to give Pakistan 30-40pc discount on crude oil
Islamabad | December 2, 2022 2:31:03 AM IST
Russia refused to provide Pakistan a 30-40 per cent discount on Russian crude oil after the Pakistani delegation asked for a reduction in price during talks in Moscow, The News International reported on Thursday. ... read..


US, France pledge to hold Russia accountable for 'war crimes' in Ukraine
Washington | December 2, 2022 2:30:57 AM IST
US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to hold Russia accountable for "widely documented atrocities and war crimes" committed by the regular armed forces in Ukraine, the two leaders said in a statement issued by the White Hous ... read..


Renowned author Tellis lauds India's quest to be a leading power
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 12:00:46 AM IST
Renowned author Ashley Tellis lauded India's quest to be a leading power and its policy choices during a public conversation with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi on Thursday. ... read..


India assumes UN Security Council Presidency for December, know key events
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 11:30:25 PM IST
India today assumed the Presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of December. It is the second time in its two-year tenure as an elected member of the UN Security Council that India has assumed the Presidency of the Council. ... read..


MEA assures protection of South Korean vlogger who was harassed in Mumbai
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 10:59:54 PM IST
India on Thursday assured that the South Korean vlogger who was harassed in Mumbai will be given due attention and protection by the local authorities and if it becomes a Consolate aspect, then MEA will certainly be involved in it. ... read..


Defence Secy Giridhar Aramane inaugurates Coastal Security Conference in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | December 1, 2022 10:59:41 PM IST
Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane inaugurated the Colombo Security Conclave and Coastal Security Conference in Chennai on Thursday. ... read..


Indo-Israel Centres of Excellence provide holistic approach to farmers, disseminate technology: Israel Deputy Chief of Mission
By Ayushi Agarwal

Karnal (Haryana) | December 1, 2022 10:31:06 PM IST
Farmers are being imparted knowledge about increasing productivity, crop diversity and water use efficiency through Centres of Excellence set up under Indo-Israel Agricultural Project, Israel's Deputy Chief of Mission Ohad Nakash Kaynar has said and noted ... read..


Authorities attempting to 'stamp out' protests against 'Zero-Covid' policy in China: Report
Beijing | December 1, 2022 10:30:59 PM IST
Chinese police has been visiting people's homes in the middle of the night and searching their phones for banned apps, The Washington Post reported, adding that it has also been summoning people for questioning at police stations and keeping them there fo ... read..


"Our embassy is actively pursuing the case": MEA on ex-Indian Navy officers arrested in Qatar
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 10:00:28 PM IST
India is regularly responding to the case of ex-Indian Navy officers arrested in Qatar as the embassy is actively pursuing the issue, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. ... read..


Sheep husbandry sector to improve with India-New Zealand MoU: ACS Atal Dulloo
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | December 1, 2022 10:00:18 PM IST
Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, today informed about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Zealand. He stated that the sheep husbandry sector is going to be developed with world-class technology a ... read..


'India's G20 Presidency is an opportunity to center the realities outside West'
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | December 1, 2022 10:00:12 PM IST
Calling India's G20 Presidency a chance to centre the realities of what's happening to people outside of the West, including on issues of technology or climate change, Nanjira Sambuli, fellow, Technology and International affairs program, Carnegie Endowme ... read..


Bilawal Bhutto Zardari claims PTI lawmakers in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will 'never resign'
Islamabad | December 1, 2022 10:00:10 PM IST
Pakistan People's Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies will "never resign," The Express Tribune reported. Addressing a public meeting at the Nishtar Park on November 3 ... read..


'Not sure if there is any agreement as such': MEA on sanctions-hit Russia sending list of items to India for supply
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 9:30:08 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said there was no agreement with Russia on Moscow sending a list of more than 500 products for potential delivery, including parts for cars, aircraft, and trains to India. ... read..


China's interference in democracies gets called out!
Beijing | December 1, 2022 9:30:06 PM IST
Canada is reeling over Beijing's alleged spying and foreign interference in Canadian elections. ... read..


Russia blames NATO enlargement for Ukraine conflict
Moscow | December 1, 2022 9:30:02 PM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday blamed NATO enlargement for the Ukraine conflict. ... read..


Changes brought to CCP norms, administration to strengthen Xi's hold on China: Report
Beijing | December 1, 2022 8:30:59 PM IST
Handed the country's administrative reins for a third straight term at the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ealier this year, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping is going about extending his grip on the people, including the minorities and the breaka ... read..


MoS V Muraleedharan holds meeting with South Korea's parliamentary delegation
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 8:30:57 PM IST
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan today held a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from South Korea. During the meeting, the two sides discussed various areas of cooperation, including parliamentary exchanges, trade, investment an ... read..


India's presidency will be taking G20 closer to public: MEA
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 8:00:33 PM IST
As India formally assumed the G20 presidency on Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said that the key element of it would be taking G20 closer to the public and making it truly a people's G20. ... read..


India to assume chairmanship of Wassenaar Arrangement, UNSC
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 8:00:17 PM IST
Along with the presidency of G20, India will also assume the chairmanship of Wassenaar Arrangement and the United Nations Security Council. ... read..


US-India joint military exercise has nothing to do with 1993, 1996 agreements: MEA on Chinese objections
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 7:01:13 PM IST
India on Thursday rebuffed China's objection to the US-India joint military exercise Yudh Abhyas held in Auli, Uttarakhand, 100 kms away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC). ... read..


German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock to visit India from Dec 5-6: MEA
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 7:01:06 PM IST
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will visit India from December 5-6, Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi today announced. ... read..


Iraq rebuffs fresh Chinese investment proposals amid Beijing's tightening hold over its oil industry
Baghdad | December 1, 2022 6:31:18 PM IST
Iraq has begun rebuffing Chinese investment proposals to move away from Chinese dependence. ... read..


"India has a middle-ground to bring different parties to the table," says Jaishankar on G20 presidency
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 6:04:57 PM IST
Underscoring the importance of India's G20 presidency, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said India has a middle-ground to bring different parties to the table. ... read..


Jaishankar welcomes German envoy Ackermann's enthusiasm for enhancing India-Germany ties
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 6:04:40 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today held a meeting with the German ambassador to India Philipp Ackermann. ... read..


China may undergo major changes after 'Blank Paper Revolution', says expert
Beijing | December 1, 2022 4:01:09 PM IST
Less than three months after Xi Jinping secured the historic third term as the Chinese leader at the 20th National Congress, the "Blank Paper Revolution" over the zero Covid policy, has hit the second-largest economy in the country. ... read..


G-20 presidency: Australia looks forward to working closely with India to achieve shared objectives
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 4:01:06 PM IST
On the occasion of India assuming the G20 presidency, Australian envoy to India, Barry O'Farrell congratulated New Delhi and said that Canberra looks forward to working closely with India to achieve shared objectives. ... read..


China's Vice Premier calls for optimizing COVID-19 response after nationwide protests
Beijing | December 1, 2022 4:00:58 PM IST
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has called for further optimizing the country's COVID-19 response following protests in its major cities against the strict zero COVID policy. ... read..


India's example is of increasing relevance to others: Jaishankar at G20 University Connect event
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 3:31:32 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday underscored the increasing relevance of India in world affairs. ... read..


G20 Presidency an opportunity to share India's story: Jaishankar
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 2:31:39 PM IST
As India formally assumes the G20 Presidency today, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the event offers an opportunity to share India's story with others. ... read..


India assumes G20 presidency "at very challenging time in world politics:" Jaishankar at G20 University Connect
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 2:31:34 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday highlighted a sea change in geopolitics and said that India's G20 presidency comes at "a very challenging time in world politics and at an inflexion point." ... read..


India, UK ideally placed to meet challenges of digital world: UK Foreign Secretary
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | December 1, 2022 2:02:18 PM IST
Underscoring the importance of bilateral ties with India, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Thursday said that both India and the United Kingdom are ideally placed to use science, technology and digital leadership to meet challenges related to the se ... read..


PM Modi will set agenda for world during challenging times: G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 1:32:20 PM IST
Describing today as one of the "most memorable days" in the country's history, G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be setting the agenda of the world in very challenging times. ... read..


India's G20 presidency a "mega national event": Harsh Vardhan Shringla
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 12:36:30 PM IST
As India assumes the G20 presidency starting today, G-20's India Coordinator, Harsh Vardhan Shringla described this moment as a "mega national event" that presents an opportunity to showcase the country's rich cultural heritage and diversity, tourism pote ... read..


UN launches record USD 51.5 billion humanitarian appeal for 2023
Geneva | December 1, 2022 12:01:32 PM IST
The estimated cost of the UN humanitarian response going into 2023 is USD 51.5 billion, a 25 per cent increase compared to the beginning of this year, the United Nations and partner organizations said on Thursday. ... read..


China intimidates big businesses through coercive means: Report
Beijing | December 1, 2022 12:01:30 PM IST
The Chinese communist party (CCP), in its quest to intimidate large-scale businesses and their founders, has aggressively choked off financing to nonstate entities they view as unaligned with the party's economic or political goals, according to media rep ... read..


Looking forward to India's G20 leadership, says Singapore High Commissioner
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 11:01:37 AM IST
Singapore is looking forward to India's leadership in Group of Twenty (G20) nations, said High Commissioner Simon Wong on Thursday as he congratulated New Delhi on officially assuming the presidency of G20 from today. ... read..


India's G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented: PM Modi
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 11:01:30 AM IST
India's agenda for the Group of Twenty (G20) will be inclusive, ambitious, and action-oriented, said Prime Minister Narendra on Thursday, as the country assumes the presidency of the premier forum for international economic cooperation, starting today. ... read..


Overseas visits of Gotabaya, Mahinda Rajapaksa cost Sri Lanka LKR 40mn in 2021: Report
Colombo | December 1, 2022 10:03:50 AM IST
Five foreign visits undertaken by former Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last year cost the state exchequer over 40 million Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR), according to a report by Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror. ... read..


US special representative for Afghanistan to visit India
Washington | December 1, 2022 8:31:51 AM IST
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West will travel to India this month to consult on humanitarian and economic crises in Afghanistan, the State Department said on Wednesday. ... read..


Pakistani's revenue agency transfers GB collector custom for exposing alleged corruption scam
Islamabad | December 1, 2022 8:00:02 AM IST
Pakistan's Federal Board of Revenue transferred the Collector Customs of Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Nisar Ahmad who had exposed the big revenue scam and even revealed the alleged involvement of DG Customs Intelligence Faiz Ahmad in the scam, pakistan Today re ... read..


Biden to greets Prince, Princess of Wales in Boston
Washington | December 1, 2022 8:00:00 AM IST
US President Joe Biden will meet the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine in Boston on Friday while they were here for the British royal family's philanthropic work, the White House said. ... read..


Three friends including jeweller shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad | December 1, 2022 7:30:00 AM IST
At least three people including a jeweller and his two friends were shot dead by unknown assailants in Pakistan's North Waziristan, The Nation, a Pakistani-based newspaper reported. ... read..


India to receive over record USD 100 billion in remittances in 2022: World Bank
Washington | December 1, 2022 7:01:05 AM IST
Retaining its spot as the world's top recipient of remittances, migrant workers from India are set to send home a record USD 100 billion in 2022, despite global headwinds like rising prices. ... read..


Macron meets Kamala Harris at NASA headquarters as US tour starts
Washington | December 1, 2022 7:01:03 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron met US Vice President Kamala Harris at the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington and discussed space exploration and the continued strengthening of joint investments in the ... read..


Tibetans offer prayers for long life of Dalai Lama
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | December 1, 2022 6:04:05 AM IST
Tibetans offered prayers for the long life of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglagkhang, the main Tibetan Temple, in Dharamsala. ... read..


Looking forward to supporting India's G 20 presidency next year on building resilient global economy: US
Washington | December 1, 2022 6:04:03 AM IST
The United States support India's G-20 presidency and will continue its efforts to build a resilient global economy, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. ... read..


Policeman, 3 civilians killed in suicide attack in Pakistan
Islamabad | December 1, 2022 6:03:52 AM IST
A police officer and three civilians were killed in a suicide attack near Pakistan's Balochistan Constabulary truck in Quetta's Baleli area, media coordinator for the area's Health Department, Dr Waseem Baig, confirmed the number of fatalities. ... read..


India's G20 presidency set to start from today, 100 monuments to be illuminated
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 5:04:56 AM IST
India is all set to assume the presidency of the G-20 grouping, the premier forum for international economic cooperation, on Thursday. ... read..


US business body welcomes extension of Indian envoy Taranjit Singh Sandhu
Washington | December 1, 2022 4:32:10 AM IST
After the Indian government extended Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu's tenure, a US-based business advocacy group, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) welcomed the decision and said that this would help in shepherding the relationship to new he ... read..


US condemns Afghanistan blast, says children have right to education without fear
Kabul | December 1, 2022 3:29:51 AM IST
The United States condemned the blast that took place in Afghanistan's Samangan, which claimed 16 lives and said that all Afghani children have the right to go to school without fear. ... read..


China's repressive action against Covid protesters 'shows sign of weakness', says Blinken
Washington | December 1, 2022 3:00:29 AM IST
As millions have been affected by nearly three years of mass testing, quarantines and lockdowns, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on Wednesday, called China's "repressive" action against the protesters over the Covid lockdown "a sign of we ... read..


Pak court extends remand of PTI leader Azam Khan Swati till Dec 3 over tweets against senior army officials
Islamabad | December 1, 2022 2:29:58 AM IST
A court in Pakistan on Tuesday extended the remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Senator Azam Khan Swati till December 3 for his controversial tweets against senior army officials, The News International reported. ... read..


Demolition of houses for flood-affectees in Gilgit in ruthless manner
Gilgit-Baltistan | December 1, 2022 2:29:48 AM IST
People in the illegally occupied region of Gilgit-Baltistan are infuriated over the destruction of houses that are meant for the flood-affected area. ... read..


Lord Rami Ranger meets EAM Jaishankar
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 2:29:46 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Lord Rami Ranger on Wednesday and lauded his support for the development of India-UK ties. ... read..


EAM Jaishankar meets Lord Rami Ranger
New Delhi | December 1, 2022 2:29:41 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Lord Rami Ranger, a member of House of Lords of UK Parliament, on Wednesday and lauded his support for the development of India-UK ties. ... read..


Germany noted India's concern, aware of issue's gravity: German envoy on baby foster care case
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | November 30, 2022 12:00:10 AM IST
German Ambassador to India, Philipp Ackermann on Wednesday said that his country has taken note of India's concern over an Indian baby in foster care and is aware of the gravity of the issue. ... read..


India may restart 20 projects in Afghanistan: Taliban
Kabul | November 30, 2022 11:59:55 PM IST
Taliban on Wednesday said that India may restart 20 stalled projects in Afghanistan. ... read..


People angry as China fails to prevent coronavirus cases despite its 'zero COVID' policy: Report
Beijing | November 30, 2022 11:30:32 PM IST
Chinese people continue to live under strict restrictions while the rest of the world has gone back to living a normal life. China is failing to prevent coronavirus infections despite the strict lockdown and regulations under its 'Zero COVID' policy, Voic ... read..


"Does not help..."China's Foreign Ministry on India-US military exercise near LAC
Beijing | November 30, 2022 11:30:25 PM IST
China on Wednesday said that the joint military exercise held by India and the US near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) violated the spirit of relevant agreements signed by China and India. ... read..


"Overdue recognition of important relationship between India and Australia": Australian expert on trade deal
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | November 30, 2022 11:30:16 PM IST
Calling the trade deal between India and Australia "important" and "an overdue recognition" of the relations between the two countries, an Australian expert has said that it will bring the two countries together by opening up trade in agriculture and oth ... read..


German Chancellor Scholz planning bilateral visit to India next year: Envoy Ackermann
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | November 30, 2022 11:00:40 PM IST
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is planning a bilateral visit to India next year, Philipp Ackermann, Germany's envoy to India, said on Wednesday. ... read..


Islamic State group announces death of leader Hashimi al-Qurashi, replacement announced
Baghdad | November 30, 2022 11:00:34 PM IST
The Islamic State (ISIS) group on Wednesday said that its leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has been killed in battle and announced a replacement. ... read..


China would be facing serious geopolitical, other challenges during Xi's third term: Report
Beijing | November 30, 2022 11:00:10 PM IST
China faces a once-in-a-generation economic challenge and the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) decisions will significantly shape the lives of the country's 1.4 billion people. ... read..


"Germany can learn a lot from India when it comes to digitisation": German envoy
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | November 30, 2022 10:30:31 PM IST
German Ambassador to India, Philipp Ackermann on Wednesday said that his country can learn a lot from India about digitisation. ... read..


Sanctions-hit Russia turns to India for 500 products in its key sectors
New Delhi | November 30, 2022 10:30:20 PM IST
Russia has sent India a list of more than 500 products for potential delivery, including parts for cars, aircraft, and trains, four sources familiar with the matter said, as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running, reported Reu ... read..


India-Australia ECTA to enter into force on Dec 29, duties on 100 pc tariff lines to be eliminated
New Delhi | November 30, 2022 10:01:51 PM IST
India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (Ind-Aus ECTA) will enter into force on December 29 paving the way for the elimination of duties on 100 per cent tariff lines and creating additional 10 lakh jobs in India. ... read..


People must leave the planet "much greener and much richer" than how they received it: Expert at CII meet
New Delhi | November 30, 2022 9:00:20 PM IST
The seventh edition of the International Conference on Waste to Worth was held in New Delhi on November 30. The theme of the conference was 'Moving Towards a Circular Economy Through Innovative 3R Approaches.' ... read..


FATF re-rates China's progress on money laundering and terror financing
Paris | November 30, 2022 9:00:11 PM IST
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) re-rated China's progress made on money laundering and terror financing. ... read..


India's tech, talent have showcased how transformation can happen: Meenakshi Lekhi
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | November 30, 2022 7:59:58 PM IST
India's digital infrastructure has showcased to the world how inclusion can happen and technology need not be exclusionary, Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi has said. ... read..


India supports UAE's proposal to include digitization in IMO Strategic Plan
By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | November 30, 2022 7:59:54 PM IST
India supports UAE's proposal to include the element of digitization in the next Strategic Plan as well as the adoption of a maritime single window system as a part of the digitization initiative since it will help in resolving the regulatory bottlenecks ... read..


Israeli envoy Gilon commemorates exodus of Jews from Arab countries, Iran
New Delhi | November 30, 2022 7:01:16 PM IST
Israeli envoy to India Naor Gilon on Wednesday commemorated the tragedy of Jewish refugees who were expelled from Arab countries and Iran. ... read..


Jaishankar meets US Charge d'Affaires Elizabeth Jones, discusses progress in bilateral cooperation
New Delhi | November 30, 2022 7:01:14 PM IST
United States Charge d'Affaires Elizabeth Jones called on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar here on Wednesday. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ongoing progress in bilateral cooperation. ... read..


aishankar meets US Charge d'Affaires Elizabeth Jones, discusses progress in bilateral cooperation
New Delhi | November 30, 2022 6:30:56 PM IST
United States Charge d'Affaires Elizabeth Jones called on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar here on Wednesday. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ongoing progress in bilateral cooperation. ... read..


16 killed, 24 wounded in north Afghanistan blast
Kabul | November 30, 2022 5:31:10 PM IST
At least 16 people were killed and 24 wounded in the north Afghanistan blast on Wednesday. ... read..


Quetta suicide blast: Death toll rises to 3, 27 injured
Quetta | November 30, 2022 5:01:32 PM IST
The death toll in Pakistan's Balochistan province, Quetta suicide blast has risen to three as the woman injured in the explosion succumbed to her injuries, while 27, including 23 cops, were also reportedly wounded. ... read..


"Do not forget armed forces are servants of people": Imran Khan to new Pak military leaders
Islamabad | November 30, 2022 4:01:20 PM IST
In a message to the newly appointed military leaders, including army chief Asim Munir, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed hope that they will work to end the prevailing trust deficit between the nation and the State. ... read..


Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin dies at 96
Beijing | November 30, 2022 3:32:13 PM IST
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin passed away due to leukemia and multiple organ failure at the age of 96, state media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Reject China's effort to co-opt Buddhism, argues US expert
Washington | November 30, 2022 3:31:54 PM IST
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has played the role of the most destructive force to Buddhism since Genghis Khan, contends Washington columnist Michael Rubin in the wake of growing concerns of rights groups about restrictions on Tibetan people imposed by Ch ... read..


Beijing has more means to suppress protests than 1989 Tiananmen crackdown: US expert
Washington | November 30, 2022 3:00:34 PM IST
China has faced widespread criticism over the latest crack-down on demonstrations held against stringent covid policies deployed by the government since the start of the pandemic. ... read..


Afghanistani traders awarded gold medal at International trade fair at New Delhi
New Delhi | November 30, 2022 3:00:30 PM IST
The India International Trade Fair 2022 (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi awarded a gold medal in the foreign sector to Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported quoting a statement issued by the embassy of Afghanistan to India. ... read..


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