MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Hafiz Saeed gets brief breather in terror financing trial, next hearing on December 11
The Anti-Terrorism Court has now fixed Dec 11 as date for framing the charges against the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and other co-accused Malik Zafar Iqbal. Saeed was brought to the court amidst high security from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail. The Counter Terrorism Department of the Punjab Police had registered 23 FIRs against Saeed and his accomplices.
Several countries agree J&K internal matter of India: MEA in Lok Sabha
The Ministry of External Affairs has informed the Lok Sabha that sever...
Govt has cancelled Nithyananda's passport: MEA
The government has cancelled passport of controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda and reje...
Exempt Tibetans from JNU fee hike: Dalai Lama
The letter, dated November 27, has sought an “urgent intervention” of the ministries of external affairs and HRD, requesting that a Tibetan-specific directive be issued as per the provisions of the home ministry’s Tibetan Rehabilitation policy to all universities including JNU, officials in the know told ET.
51 absconders who left country defrauded over Rs 17900 crore; CBI probe underway: Government
The Central Bureau of Investigation has reported that as on date, 51 absconders and proclaimed offenders in 66 cases are known to have left for other countries.
King, Queen of Sweden meet PM Modi, discuss ways to deepen ties
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a five day India visit. MEA Spokesperson tweeted PM Narendra Modi received the royal couple at Hyderabad House in New Delhi for the delegation level talks and strengthening bilateral ties. The King will also have a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on ways to further boost relations.
India, Japan to hold first 2+2 ministerial dialogue today
The meeting is being held in pursuance of the decision taken by Modi and Shinzo Abe during the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit in Oct 2018, with an aim to institute a Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue for further deepening bilateral security and defence cooperation, MEA said in a statement.
India renews commitment to Bhutan’s 12th five year plan
India has committed assistance of Rs. 4500 Crore for implementation of development projects and Rs. 400 Crore for transitional Trade Support Facility during Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan (2018 - 2023). 51 large and intermediate projects and 359 SDPs/HICPDs are at various stages of implementation under the 12th Five Year Plan.
No reports of Chinese submarines in Sri Lanka: MEA
“No recent reports of Chinese submarines docking at Sri Lankan ports. The government keeps a close watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security and economic interests, and takes all necessary measures to safeguard it," the MEA said in a written statement in Lok Sabha.
India-Canada Track 1.5 dialogue explores opportunities to unlock economic potential
The Track 1.5 format is a unique gathering of scholars, public policy experts, foreign policy analysts, business leaders and government officials, led by think tanks and supported by governments. The India-Canada Track 1.5 Dialogue was officially launched in February 2018 during the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Mumbai.
Army Chief Gen Rawat begins four-day Japan visit on Tuesday
Officials said the Army Chief, accompanied by a delegation, will hold talks with top brass of Japan Self Defence Force on further expanding defence and security ties in the wake of evolving regional security scenario. Gen Rawat will also meet Defence Minister Taro Kono during which key issues of mutual interests would be discussed, they said.
Will work with India for peace and prosperity: New Lanka Premier Mahinda Rajpaksa tells PM Modi
Thanking prime minister Modi for his congratulatory message, Rajpaksa, who was sworn in on Thursday as Sri Lankan premier by his younger brother and President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, said the two countries will continue to work closely to strengthen the bilateral ties.
Indian, Russian school students share best practices in contemporary innovation
This colloboration and student exchange program was conceived by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi during his visit to SIRIUS, Sochi in May 2018. Later, a MoU was signed between Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and SIRIUS Education Center, in Oct 2018.
Boosting maritime ties to be focus of 2+2 dialogue between India and Japan
"The 2+2 meeting would provide an opportunity for the two sides to review the status of and exchange further views on strengthening defence and security cooperation between India and Japan," the external affairs ministry said. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will head the Indian delegation.
Over 13,000 complaints received from Indians working abroad: MEA
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan gave data according to which as many as 13,665 complaints were received in 2019 (till October 31), while 17,379 complaints were received in 2018.
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