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PAP retains power in Singapore

Singapore General Elections 2020: People's Action Party retains power

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) secured victory in the Friday's general election, which also saw opposition Workers' Party (WP) winning record 10 seats. PAP has formed the next government....

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US-EU alliance against China: Mike Pompeo dials German Foreign Minister

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Friday (local time) spoke to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, wherein the two leaders discussed among other things, US-EU cooperation in confronting China.....

US-China hostility

China warns US of reciprocal measures over sanctions on CCP officials

China has rejected US sanctions on Chinese officials and said it will impose "reciprocal measures" on US institutions and individuals. "We firmly reject US sanctions on Chinese officials. The wrong....

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Rajnath Singh dials South Korean counterpart to discuss security concerns

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday spoke to his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-Doo over the phone where they discuss regional developments of 'shared security interests' between both the countries,....

Pakistan International Airlines

US suspends all PIA flights over pilots' suspicious licenses

The US Department of Transportation on Thursday (local time) suspended Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) special permit into its airspace, citing concerns over the flag carrier's safety measures and pilots' "suspicious....

Mike Pompeo

US sanctions 3 CCP officials over 'gross violation of human rights'

US on Thursday (local time) imposed sanctions and visa restrictions against some senior officials of Chinese Communist Party in response to the human rights violations in Xinjiang. "I am designating....

India-US ties

US Envoy to India lays stress on FTA to realise US-India trade potential

US Ambassador to India Ken Juster on Thursday while participating in India Global Week 2020 said that post COVID-19 lockdown, the way to lock in economic potential between the two....

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN lauds India's efforts in the field of renewable energy

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has lauded India for its work in the field of renewable energy. Speaking at International Energy Agency Clean Energy Transition Summit, the UN Secretary General....

Australia deliberates TikTok ban

After India and US, Australia to ban TikTok over data security concerns

Following India and the US, several Australian legislators are proposing to ban TikTok as they too fear the app was being used by the Chinese government to collect users' data,....

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Introspect why you're universally acknowledged as 'international epicentre of terrorism': India to Pakistan at UN

India, has once again, called on the international community to take verifiable actions against terror outfits operating in Pakistan and urged its neighbour to introspect about why it is universally....

Uyghur Muslims protest Chinese persecution

Uyghur activists urge UN to strip China off its UNHRC participatory status

A Uyghur rights group has urged the United Nations to immediately strip Beijing of its participatory status at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and act swiftly to address the....

Indian students in the United States

Have taken up matter with concerned officials: Indian Embassy on US Visa row

Indian Embassy here on Wednesday (local time) said it has taken up matter of US immigration authorities announcing modifications to requirements for student visas in the backdrop of the COVID-19....

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UC joins Harvard, Massachusetts to sue Trump administration over visa row

The University of California (UC) on Wednesday (local time) announced new plans to file suit against the federal government for violating the rights of the varsity as well as its....

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Mike Pompeo lauds India's response to Chinese aggression in Galwan Valley

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Wednesday (local time), while referring to India-China border tensions, hit out at Chinese saying they took "incredibly aggressive action". Pompeo said that he....

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Tug of war continues: China imposes counter visa curbs on US personnel over Tibet

China has imposed visa restrictions on US personnel "with egregious behavior on Tibet," CGTN reported. This comes in response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement of visa restrictions....

Chinese troops

India China standoff: Chinese troops retreat further at LAC friction points

The disengagement process between armies of India and China at friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh completed on Wednesday and the Chinese troops have....

Kerala Gold Smuggling Case

Kerala Gold Smuggling: UAE launches investigation, says culprits won’t be spared

The authorities in United Arab Emirates have launched an investigation in the gold smuggling case to find out who sent the cargo containing gold to the address of UAE Consulate....

Jair Bolsonaro, PM Modi

PM wishes Brazilian President Bolsonaro speedy recovery from Covid-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sent best wishes to his friend, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, on social media and prayed for his speedy recovery from the coronavirus infection.....

Mike Pompeo

US imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Tibet

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (local time) announced visa restrictions on some Chinese officials under the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, 2018. "Today I am announcing visa....

US President Donald Trump

US withdraws from WHO: White House

The Donald Trump administration has formally withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organisation (WHO), US media reported. US President Donald Trump has been critical of the UN health....

TikTok pullout from Hong Kong

TikTok, Zoom to stop operations in Hong Kong

With China continuing to strangle Hong Kongers' of their freedom of speech and expression, TikTok and Zoom have joined the list of tech giants announcing their exit from the Asian....

Donald Trump (left), Joe Biden (right)

Coronavirus pandemic to shape US Presidential election 2020 campaign

In the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for November, Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns are using the coronavirus pandemic to shape the election results. While the spike in....

Mike Pompeo

US looking at banning TikTok, other Chinese apps: Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday (local time) confirmed that the White House is "looking at" banning the Chinese social media apps including TikTok. "With respect to Chinese....

Hong Kong's National Security Law

Facebook halts review of China's requests for user data

Social media giant Facebook on Monday said it would temporarily stop processing Hong Kong government requests for user data as the company reviews the controversial national security law. The assessment....

Hong Kong Education Bureau Recommendation

Hong Kong schools instructed to review study material

Hong Kong Education Bureau has recommended schools to review their book collections and remove those titles that may breach the draconian national security law. "If any teaching materials including books....

Donald Trump

US asks foreign students to leave if university classes are fully online

The international students pursuing courses in the US must leave the country if their institutes have switched to complete the online course due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the Student....

Protests in PoK

Anti-China protests rock PoK against illegal dam construction

Protests against China and Pakistan have been taking place in Muzaffarabad city of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) against the illegal construction of Dams on the Neelam and Jhelum rivers. On....

International Criminal Court

Uyghurs approach International Criminal Court against China's atrocities

As China's genocide and crimes against the Uighurs continue, the ethnic community has finally approached the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking justice. The New York Times reported that a team....

Uyghur Muslims in China

Uighur activist pushes for accountability from China

Rushan Abbas, a Uighur American activist, whose sister went missing in China almost two years ago and is believed to be locked in a detention camp, said that the Chinese....

China coronavirus

Bubonic plague in China! Authorities issue high alert warning

Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the 'Black Death' pandemic centuries ago, was....

Ajit Doval

India China stand-off: NSA Doval, Chinese FM discuss restoration of peace

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi, sources said. The talks took place over a video call on Sunday.....

Xi Jinping

Amid India China stand-off, countries unite against Beijing's 'bully tactics'

Chinese President Xi Jinping has apparently decided that this is the right time to assert dominance and territorial expansionism when the global economies are reeling with the side-effects of a....

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WHO halts HCQ trials on inefficiency to reduce Covid-19 death rate

The World Health Organisation on Saturday has halted its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination of HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir for the treatment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients after they....

US President Donald Trump

China’s secrecy, deceptions and cover-ups led to Covid-19 spread: Trump

Launching another scathing attack on China, US President Donald Trump addressed the second 'Salute to America' on America's 244th Independence Day, saying that the country was doing great until it....

Kanye West

Rapper Kanye West announces bid for US Presidency

Rapper Kanye West, in an Independence Day tweet, on Saturday (local time) announced that he is running for the president of the United States. The 43-year-old musician said used the....

Trump-Modi friendship

America loves India: Trump thanks PM Modi for Independence Day greeting

US President Donald Trump on Saturday (local time) thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wishes on America's 244th Independence Day. Earlier today, Modi tweeted: "I congratulate @POTUS @realDonaldTrump....

China-Pakistan ties

Pakistan under pressure to review China policy or face global isolation

Pressure is mounting on the Pakistan government to review its China policy or risk the prospect of facing global isolation and condemnation along with China in the wake of China's....

Naval drills in South China Sea

Philippines warns China of 'severest response' on drill exercises in South China Sea

The Philippines has warned Beijing of "the severest response" if ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over into Philippine territory. Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin....

Cananda issues travel advisory for tourists against HK Law

Canada advises citizens against travelling to Hong Kong

Canada has also joined the international community in expressing "strong concern" over China's new national security legislation in Hong Kong and updated advisory warning citizens from travelling to the special....

WHO to take on China over Covid-19

WHO team to visit China next week to investigate origins of coronavirus

Amid global concerns that China delayed giving information regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, a team of WHO (World Health Organisation) will visit the country next week to investigate the origins....

Covid-19 Update

Global coronavirus tally touches 11 million

The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide has touched 11 million, according to the latest data by the Johns Hopkins University on Saturday. More than 523,613 people have died globally....

Indian Americans protest China at Times Square

Boycott China: Indian Americans, Taiwanese Americans and Tibetans protest at Times Square

Indian Americans have called for 'Boycott China', a protest demonstration against China at the iconic Times Square in New York. This protest comes in the aftermath of the deadly border....

India-Pak Line of Control

India strongly opposes Pak's unprovoked ceasefire violations

India has registered strong protest, through diplomatic channels, at the continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces along the Line of Control and the International Boundary which has killed over....

India-Japan ties

India briefs Japan on LAC situation amid tensions with China

Japan on Friday expressed hope for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops and asserted that it opposed any attempts to change the status quo....

India-China standoff

China’s belligerence at LAC linked to India’s rejection of BRI: Swedish Scribe

The confrontation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China is the result of Beijing wanting to punish New Delhi for rejecting the multinational infrastructure programme --....

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After Pompeo, Haley backs India’s decision to ban Chinese apps

Former US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Wednesday (local time) hailed India's action to ban 59 apps linked to Chinese firms including Tik Tok and said New Delhi....

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Rattled by app ban, China threatens India with ‘economic losses’

A day after the Indian government banned 59 China-linked mobile apps, a Chinese state-run media outlet said that the "political crackdown" by New Delhi may lead to more economic losses....

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Pakistan bans PUBG stating 'negative impact'

Pakistan on Wednesday temporarily banned the Uber-popular online battle game Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, known also as PUBG. The decision has been taken as the game has been termed as addictive and....

Donald Trump

US calls China's stance along India-China border a larger pattern of its aggression

After India banned 59 Chinese applications, the US on Wednesday (local time) said that China's aggressive stance along the India-China border is part of Beijing's aggression into other parts of....

Pakistan stock exchange

'Heinous, cowardly': UNSC condemns Karachi stock exchange terror attack

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned in the strongest terms the "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" that took place at Pakistan stock exchange building in Pakistan's Karachi, killing....

Hong Kong National Security Law

India keeping a 'close watch' on recent developments in Hong Kong

India has been keeping a close watch on the recent developments in Hong Kong, said Rajiv Kumar Chander, the country's ambassador and permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, on....

Australia's new defence plan

Australian PM launches billion dollar defence plan to counter China in Indo-Pacific region

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday launched 270 billion Australian dollar 10-year defence plan. Announcing the plan, Morrison said that tensions over territorial claims are rising across the Indo-Pacific....

Women's Rights in Pakistan

Pak’s failures to fulfil intl’ obligations, respect women calls for sanctions: Report

Pakistan's failure to not only respect international obligations but also its incompetence to protect its women and girls is equivalent to the fact that the country should face global sanctions,....

People's Liberation Army

PLA veterans hurt by CCP could launch armed action against party cadres: Dissident

Disgruntled retired Army veterans and serving China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) cadres, who are hurt by the treatment meted out by the government, can form a formidable force capable of....

Coronavirus US

US could soon record 1 lakh cases per day, warns top health expert

The US is likely to witness 100,000 new cases of coronavirus per day if people do not adhere to the safety norms, warned coronavirus task force member Dr Anthony Fauci....

US designates Chinese companies

US classifies Huawei, ZTE as national security threat

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday designated Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp, as well as their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries as national security threats, saying they have close ties....

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Leaders of Nepal’s ruling party demand Oli’s resignation immediately

The Nepal's opposition Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) on Tuesday staged nationwide protests against the new Citizenship Bill claiming it to have targeted the minority groups of the nation. The Opposition....

India-China hostility

Rattled by app ban, China says ban to affect local Indian employment

Expressing serious concern over India banning 59 Chinese apps, China on Tuesday said that the move will not only affect the employment of local Indian workers who support these apps,....

India bans 59 Chinese apps

'Strongly concerned': China on India's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps

China on Tuesday expressed concerns over India's decision to ban 59 apps developed by Chinese firms and stressed that New Delhi has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of....

Hong Kong's National Security Law

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

The Chinese Parliament on Tuesday passed controversial national security legislation for Hong Kong, ignoring the worldwide outcry and protest in the semi-autonomous city against the law. According to South China....

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New swine flu discovered in China, akin to current pandemic

While the entire world is still grappling with the noxious coronavirus, a new swine flu type virus has been discovered in China which possesses the potential of triggering a pandemic,....

Coronavirus update

Covid-19 far from over, it is actually speeding up: WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus while adding that about 180,000 people worldwide have tested positive in the last 24....

US-China hostility

US ends defence exports to Hong Kong as China furthers national security law

As China moves forward with bringing national security legislation in Hong Kong, the US has announced the ending of the US-origin defense equipment exports to Hong Kong. "Today, the United....

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Bangladesh's Defence Secretary dies of Covid-19

Bangladesh Defence Secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, who was suffering from COVID-19, has died on Monday. He breathed his last at around 9:30 am, Dhaka Tribune reported citing Md Bhasani....

Nobel Peace Laureates

Nobel Laureates urge for worldwide availability of Covid-19 vaccine

More than 100 global leaders, including 18 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, have signed a letter calling on the international community to make COVID-19 vaccines available worldwide as a "common good,"....

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Global Covid-19 toll crosses 9.8M with more than 189,000 cases in the past 24 hours

The global COVID-19 case total has surged past 9.8 million after a single-day record of 189,077 cases were registered worldwide over the past 24 hours, the World Health Organisation (WHO)....

Pakistan Stock Exchange

Terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange- 5 killed, 11 injured

Five people were killed and eleven injured after four terrorists stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange building on Monday. The gunmen had attacked the building with grenades and guns. The Karachi....

Hyderabad man dies of Covid-19

Global Covid-19 cases cross 9.6 million mark

The global COVID-19 case count has surpassed 9.6 million after more than 179,000 new positive tests were confirmed worldwide over the past 24 hours, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said....

Afghanistan

No role of Russia in killings of US troops in Afghanistan: Taliban

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Saturday refuted the recent reports citing US intelligence assessments alleging that Russian intelligence has solicited killings of American troops by the group in Afghanistan, saying....

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Pride parade replaced by global virtual celebration, see photos

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first gay pride March that was held in 1970 in the United Kingdom, the LGBTQ community took many events online in the wake....

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China’s silence on Galwan casualties upsetting for families of soldiers: Report

Despite suffering multiple casualties in a violent face-off with India in the Galway Valley area, China has still not disclosed how many of its soldiers were killed in the incident.....

Pakistan International Airlines

PIA grounds 141 pilots over 'dubious licenses'

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded 141 pilots whom it found to have used unfair means in obtaining their professional licenses, a spokesman for the national flag carrier said on....

Balochist

Massive protests against enforced disappearances rock Karachi

Police, paramilitary rangers and other law enforcement agencies arrested several men and women, including students protesting against enforced disappearances in Sindh from Karachi press club on Saturday. According to sources,....

Kartarpur corridor

Kartarpur Corridor set to open soon, says Pak Foreign minister

Pakistan on Saturday said that it is prepared to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for all Sikh pilgrims from June 29. Taking to Twitter, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi....

US-China hostility

US imposes visa restrictions against Chinese officials over Hong Kong security bill

The US State Department has imposed its first wave of visa restrictions against Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials in retaliation for Beijing's policies in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike....

India-Bhutan relations

Bhutan denies reports of stopping water supply to Assam, calls it a baseless and distressing allegation

Bhutan on Friday termed as "totally baseless" reports suggesting that Thimphu had stopped supply of irrigation water to farmers in areas in Assam and assured that the government of Bhutan....

Mike Pompeo

US to 'posture appropriately' to counter China's aggression against India, Vietnam and others: Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday said he spoke with EU Foreign Ministers earlier this month about the "provocative military actions" of People's Liberation Army (PLA), including "deadly....

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China forcing citizens to work in 'horrendous conditions' on BRI projects: US report

The United States on Thursday retained China in Tier-3 category (lowest ranking) of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report and said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its state-owned....

US-China hostility

US Senate passes bill to sanction China for HK's security law

The US Senate on Thursday (local time) passed a bill by unanimous consent that would impose sanctions on China for its decision to implement the controversial national security law on....

Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pak PM Imran Khan calls Osama Bin Laden a martyr

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday raked up yet another controversy by calling a slain terrorist and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a "shaheed" (martyr) while addressing the National....

Hong Kong National Security Law

China national security law: Hong Kongers flee to other countries fearing persecution

With China pushing ahead with the implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong, the residents are making preparations to flee to Taiwan and other countries fearing persecution. Since....

Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan grounds 150 pilots over 'dubious licences'

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to ground 150 pilots as a large number of them possessed "dubious licenses", Dawn reported. The announcement comes a day after Pakistan's Minister for....

Boris Johnson

UK urges India, China to engage in dialogue to resolve 'worrying' standoff

Terming standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as "very serious and worrying", UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on Beijing and Delhi....

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Galwan face-off: India urges China to strictly respect LAC

India on Wednesday conveyed its concern to China on the recent developments in Eastern Ladakh including on the violent face off in Galwan Valley area on June 15 and emphasised....

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US report claims Pak serves as a safe haven for terrorism

A US report stated that Pakistan continues to serve as "a safe haven" for certain regionally focused terrorist groups, including the Afghan Taliban and affiliated HQN, LeT, JeM and their....

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Pakistan remains on FATF grey list

In a setback to Pakistan, the country received another extension on the "Grey List" during the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session on Wednesday. Islamabad is yet to complete....

China warns USA

China warns US against deploying intermediate-range missile in Asia-Pacific region

As recently the reports of negotiation between the US and Japan came into view, China on Wednesday warned the United States of retaliation if America deploys its intermediate-range missile in....

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Ladakh standoff: China continues military build up along LAC

Even as India and China continue to talk, the Chinese have continued the build-up all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) including the Finger area where they have strengthened....

Terrorism

6500 Pakistanis operating as terrorists in Afghanistan: UN report

About 6,500 Pakistanis are operating as terrorist ranks in Afghanistan, posing a significant threat to the peace, stability and security of the war-torn country and South Asia region, stated a....

Protests outside the Chinese Consulate in Canada

Indian community protests outside Chinese consulate in Canada

Amid talks between India-China to ease border tensions, the Indian community in Canada on Wednesday held an anti-China protest outside the Bejing's Consulate office in Vancouver. While protesting against Beijing,....

India-Russia relations

Russia backs India's candidacy to UNSC

Russia on Thursday extended its support for India's candidacy for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council. "Today we talked of probable reforms of the United Nations and India....

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Looking forward to Putin's visit to India: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that India is looking forward to the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin later this year. "We look forward to the visit of....

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong religious leaders at risk of extradition to China under new security law: US-based watchdog

With China pushing ahead with the implementation of the national security law on Hong Kong, pastors including pro-democracy activists and religious leaders face a risk of being extradited to mainland....

Kashmir conflict

European think-tank exposes how Pak destroyed Kashmir’s religious diversity

Pakistan's promotion to radicalization and terrorism for the past several decades has badly ruined the co-existence and religious harmony in the Kashmir valley, said Amsterdam based think-tank, the European Foundation....

US Congressman Brad Sherman

US congressman condoles loss of Indian lives in Galwan clash, speaks to Indian ambassador

US Congressman Brad Sherman on Tuesday spoke to Indian Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and expressed his condolences over the demise of 20 Indian soldiers in a....

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India to downsize staff strength at Pak High Commission, urges Islamabad to follow suit

India on Tuesday announced that it has taken a decision to reduce the staff strength in Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and Indian mission in Islamabad by 50 per....

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China encroaching Nepali land through road construction: Govt report

China is using increased road construction in Tibet to encroach Nepali land, according to a government report accessed and confirmed by ANI. The report, prepared by Survey Department of Agriculture....

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International relations must come to terms with contemporary realities: S Jaishankar at RIC meeting

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who attended the virtual Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministerial Meeting on Tuesday called on countries to respect international law, supporting multilateralism and promote common good to....

India China standoff

US Intel claims Galwan attack was planned by China to teach India a lesson

A senior Chinese general authorised his forces to attack Indian troops in the Galwan River valley last week, resulting in a brutal skirmish that killed dozens and dramatically escalated tensions....

Vande Bharat Mission

US restricts India's Vande Bharat Mission flights, alleges discriminatory practices

Accusing it of indulging in "discriminatory and restrictive practices" by violating a treaty governing aviation between the two countries, the US government on Monday restricted charter flights from India. The....