India, Sri Lanka looking at post-COVID cooperation: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

Speaking at a joint media briefing with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena, Jaishankar said the COVID pandemic has given the two sides an opportunity to work even more closely together.

published on : 6th January 2021

Qatar emir invited to Gulf summit amid diplomatic row

In June 2017, Saudi Arabia led its allies the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to cut ties with Qatar, saying it was too close to Iran and funding radical Islamist movements -- charges Doha staunchly denies.

published on : 30th December 2020

Sanjeevani society scam case: Rajasthan HC issues notice to Union minister Shekhawat, his wife

The notices were issued by a division bench of Justice Vijay Vishnoi on a petition filed by the Sanjivani Peedit Sangh, an association of the people who had invested in the society.

published on : 23rd December 2020

India should not be worried about our ties with Pakistan: Russia

Deputy Chief of the Russian mission Roman Babushkin said Russia's ties with Pakistan are "independent" in nature and that his government is mindful of respecting sensitivities of other countries.

published on : 21st December 2020

All SCO member nations barring India reaffirm support to China's OBOR project

India has been severely critical of the mega project as the USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is part of the OBOR, passes through PoK.

published on : 1st December 2020

Terror is foremost challenge in SCO region: Naidu hits out at Pakistan 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan did not attend the meeting. Islamabad was represented by the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

published on : 1st December 2020

Most important challenge facing region is terrorism: India at SCO

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu particularly mentioned about cross-border terrorism and called for combating the menace under a collective approach.

published on : 30th November 2020

Reject incorrect, unwarranted references to J&K: India slams OIC resolutions

In a strongly-worded statement, India also advised the OIC to refrain from making such references in future.

published on : 30th November 2020

NSA Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, talks on bilateral ties with defence secretary

Sri Lanka will host the fourth national security advisor trilateral meeting on maritime security cooperation with India and Maldives on Friday and Saturday.

published on : 27th November 2020

Amid Chinese aggression, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka revive maritime talks after 6 years

The talks come at a time when China is growing its assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region and is flexing its muscles all the way to South America.

published on : 27th November 2020

Officials will discuss Xi Jinping's offer of cooperation with India to develop COVID-19 vaccine: China

The WHO has said nine candidate vaccines, including two from China, are currently being evaluated for inclusion in the COVAX Facility.

published on : 18th November 2020

India urges Gulf nations to facilitate return of Indian workers willing to resume work

The issue figured at a virtual meeting External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a leading regional organisation.

published on : 3rd November 2020

SBI inks agreement with Japan Bank for USD 1 billion loan

Of the total loan amount, USD 600 million will be financed by JBIC and USD 400 million by other participating banks - SMBC, MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank, Shizuoka Bank and Bank of Yokahama.

published on : 28th October 2020

SCO members should leverage economic strength to boost trade, investment in region: Piyush Goyal

The Commerce and Industry Minister also said continued cooperation among the nations would help in ensuring speedy economic recovery from the aftermath of the pandemic.

published on : 28th October 2020

NTPC ties up with Japan Bank for Rs 3,500 cr loan

The facility is extended under JBIC's Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment preservation (GREEN) for projects which ensure conservation of global environment.

published on : 28th October 2020
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