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Ties on the mend: Pak likely to import cotton from India

By Hamza Ameer (IANS) It seems that the halted trade ties between India and Pakistan are on the verge of gradual restoration with Pakistan likely to import cotton from India. After the announcement of a ceasefire along the Line of...

India backs Maldives foreign minister for UNGA Presidency

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Saturday strongly supported the candidature of Maldives' foreign minster Abdulla Shahid for President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly next year. During his visit to the Maldives, External Affairs Minister...

India denounces ‘vaccine nationalism’, calls for vigilance on future pandemics

By Arul Louis (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar denounced "vaccine nationalism" on Wednesday and called for putting the world on guard against future pandemics. Addressing, through a video link, the Security Council, he said: "Stop 'vaccine nationalism,' indeed...

Boundary issue with India will be resolved through diplomatic talks: Oli

Kathmandu, Feb 8 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday said that the ongoing border disputes with India will be resolved through diplomatic talks. Although Nepal and India held ministerial level talks in New Delhi last month, the...

U.S. actively exploring ways to bring advanced tech to India: Charge d’Affaires

Bengaluru, Feb 2 (IANS) Don Heflin, Charg? d'Affaires of the United States in India, said on Tuesday the U.S. industry is actively exploring ways to work with Indian partners to bring advanced technologies and manufacturing capabilities to the country...

Pak, India engage in heated debate at UNGA over minority rights

By Hamza Ameer (IANS) Pakistan and India engaged in a heated debate, filled with accusations against each other, over deteriorating minority rights in each others countries at the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The accusations erupted when a resolution, co-sponsored by...

India hopes for relaxed US visa regime under Biden

By Aarti Tikoo Singh (IANS) One of the biggest policy issues which will set the tone for the US-India strategic relationship under the new Joe Biden administration is work visas for Indians. India is hoping that Biden will fulfil his...

Jaishankar says that Indian foreign policy is about a multi-polar world

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The External Affairs Committee of Parliamentary Affairs met on Saturday to brief members of Parliament on questions raised by them in one of the previous meetings. The meeting was also attended by External Affairs...

MEA initiates ‘Diplomacy Unplugged’ with FICCI, spotlights human-centric globalisation

By Rahul Kumar, Jan 15 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has initiated 'Diplomacy Unplugged, a dialogue series in collaboration with FICCI and embassies of partnering nations to promote interactions between foreign embassies and Indian business leaders. Under the...

India protests to WHO over map showing J&K as separate

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS): The World Health Organisation (WHO) map showing Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as separate from India has sparked a controversy with the Indian government taking offence at the "inaccurate depiction" Indian has raised the matter with...

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Bond yields unleash bears, equity indices trade in red

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) India's key equity indices traded in the red during Friday's mid-afternoon session on the back...