Category: India

Google sets rules for HQ guest speakers after row over Indian historian -emails

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 18 – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google this week introduced rules for inviting guest speakers to its offices, days after it canceled a talk by an Indian historian who has disparaged marginalized groups and their concerns, according to company emails seen by Reuters. The policy released Thursday is […]

Rising air pollution can affect unborn babies, pregnant women need to take care: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 10: As the air quality deteriorates in Delhi-NCR, health experts are of the view that air pollution can negatively affect pregnancy, possibly leading to preterm birth, a low birth weight, stillbirth, or congenital abnormalities. The AQI is constantly dipping into a very poor and severe […]

India’s defence minister warns against nuclear weapons in call with Russian counterpart

Oct 26 – India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday that nuclear weapons should not be used by any side in the Ukraine war, according to an Indian government statement. “The prospect of the usage of nuclear or radiological weapons goes against […]

U.S. pushes for ‘constructive’ India-Pakistan relations

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said late on Monday he had discussed with his Pakistani counterpart what he called managing a responsible relationship with neighbouring India. Blinken’s comments came after India’s defence and foreign ministers opposed a U.S. decision to provide a support package of about […]

Bilateral meeting between Prime Minister and President of Uzbekistan

SEP 16, 2022 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, today in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on the sidelines of the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). This is a special […]

Prime Minister meets President of Russian Federation in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

SEP 16, 2022 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met President of Russian Federation H.E Mr. Vladimir Putin today in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the 22nd meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The leaders appreciated the sustained momentum in bilateral ties, including contacts at various levels. […]

India’s Modi tells Putin: Now is not an era of war

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 16 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that now was not a time for war, directly assailing the Kremlin chief in public over the nearly seven-month-long conflict in Ukraine. Locked in a confrontation with the West over the […]

Bangladesh will not face a situation like Sri Lanka, PM Hasina says

NEW DELHI, Sept 5 – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her country will not face a situation like the economic crisis in Sri Lanka although her government has sought loans from global agencies amid a fall in its reserves and surging import costs. read more In an […]

India sticks to ‘one-China’ policy stance but seeks restraint on Taiwan

NEW DELHI, Aug 12 – India said on Friday it opposed any unilateral change to the status quo over Taiwan but that its stance on the ‘one-China’ policy remained consistent, days after Beijing said it hoped New Delhi would continue to recognise its claim to self-governing Taiwan. China […]

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond

The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries, including the United States. Scientists say the variant – called BA.2.75 – may be able to spread rapidly and get […]

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