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India cuts Pakistan by half

June 24, 2020
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India cuts Pakistan by half

Days after two Indian diplomats faced harassment in Pakistan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday summoned the Charge d’ Affaires of Pakistan to convey New Delhi’s decision to “reduce the staff strength in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi by 50%”. This effectively means India will...

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‘Historical injustice as India’s role in WW-II remains unacknowledged’

June 23, 2020
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‘Historical injustice as India’s role in WW-II remains unacknowledged’

Excerpts from India’s foreign minister S Jaishankar’s opening remarks at the RIC trilateral foreign ministers’ video conference on June 23, 2020 Friends, We welcome this special RIC meeting of Foreign Ministers to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second World War, as well as the foundation...

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Here’s the world’s youngest PM

December 9, 2019
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Here’s the world’s youngest PM

When Finnish transport minister Sanna Mirella Marin takes over as Prime Minister of the Nordic country later this week, she will be the world’s youngest Prime Minister at 34 – younger than Ukrain’s 35 years young premier Oleksiy Honcharuk and New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern who is 39. Marin was...

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The Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

June 12, 2019
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The Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Ministerial declaration, Stockholm, 11 June 2019 We, the participating states – Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland – to the Stockholm Ministerial Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), met today to discuss...

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Sweden to host ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

June 9, 2019
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Sweden to host ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament

In a fresh initiative to ratchet up international opinion towards a nuclear weapons-free world, Sweden plans to host an international ministerial meeting in Stockholm on June 11 on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. The purpose of the meeting, to be hosted by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, is...

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‘Presidential’ Donald Trump meets Mexican President

September 1, 2016
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‘Presidential’ Donald Trump meets Mexican President

In perhaps the first show of his diplomatic side, Trump called the Mexican President as a “friend” and termed the meeting a “great honour”

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Schools in Pakistan unsafe, India tells its diplomats in Islamabad

July 28, 2016
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Schools in Pakistan unsafe, India tells its diplomats in Islamabad

Citing unnamed sources, Indian media has reported that New Delhi has told its diplomats in Islamabad that their wards can no longer study in Pakistan schools. While Indian diplomats posted in Pakistan can’t have their children living with them, spouses will be allowed to stay, say the reports. While...

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Joint Session of US Congress

June 9, 2016
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the Joint Session of US Congress

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Distinguished Members of the U.S. Congress Ladies and Gentlemen. I am deeply honoured by the invitation to address this Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress. Thank you, Mr. Speaker for opening the doors of this magnificent Capitol. This temple of democracy has encouraged and...

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Pakistan denies visa to Indian actor Anupam Kher

February 3, 2016
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Pakistan denies visa to Indian actor Anupam Kher

Indian actor Anupam Kher has said he’s been denied visa to attend the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF), which begins February 5. Kher, who was among the 18 Indians invited to participate, was to deliver a speech at the festival. Kher took to Twitter to express his disappointment. “I feel bad...

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India is in Afghanistan to contribute, not compete: Modi

December 26, 2015
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India is in Afghanistan to contribute, not compete: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the Parliament of Afghanistan Eight centuries ago, a famous son of Balkh Province, one of the greatest poets in human history, Jalaluddin Rumi, wrote, “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that gives flowers, not thunder”. This is the wisdom...

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