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Israel PM Naftali Bennett Contracts COVID, Postpones India Visit

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has postponed his visit to India after contracting Covid-19 infection, Israel’s mission to India confirmed to The New Indian. PM Bennett was scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on April 3 for a three-day visit. “The postponement of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit to India due to Covid-19 …

India Repatriates 3 Prisoners To Pakistan Via Attari

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday repatriated three prisoners to Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border after the completion of their jail sentences, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. The three Pakistani nationals are: Sameera Abdul Rehman, Murtaza Asghar Ali and Ahmed Raja. Sameera Abdul Rehman was accompanied by her 4-year-old girl child Sana Fatima, the …

Ties With China ‘Not Normal’: Jaishankar Talks Tough With Yi On Border Standoff

  NEW DELHI: Soon after holding nearly 3-hour long talks with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said the relation between India and China was “not normal” given the presence of a large number of troops along the border. Addressing a press conference here, Jaishankar said that the …

In Phone Call With UK PM Johnson, PM Modi Calls For Respect To Ukraine’s Sovereignty

  NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a “detailed” telephonic conversation with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the situation in Ukraine, and emphasized India’s belief in “respect for international law and the territorial integrity and sovereignty” of all states. “Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s consistent appeal for cessation of hostilities and …

Shalom-Namaste: Israeli PM Bennett To Arrive In India On April 3

NEW DELHI: Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will arrive in India for a maiden three-day visit to India on April 3, the Ministry of External Affairs informed. The visit takes place at a time when India and Israel are commemorating their 30 years of diplomatic ties. Israel ventured its diplomatic mission in Delhi in February …

Greek Foreign Minister In India, To Meet FM Jaishankar, VP Naidu

NEW DELHI: Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived in India on Tuesday at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Foreign Minister Dendias is here on his maiden two-day visit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated. Apart from a meeting with S Jaishankar, Dendias is scheduled to meet India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu …

Exc: Scandal May Delay New US Envoy’s India Arrival

NEW DELHI: The appointment of Eric Garcetti, the US Ambassador-designate to India, could get delayed due to an ongoing investigation into complaints of sexual misconduct against his former advisor. Back home, Republican Senator Charles Ernest Grassley (Chuck) has sought postponement of the Los Angeles Mayor’s nomination till the investigation against his former aide Rick Jacobs …

Australia Pledges $280 Million Investment To Bolster Ties With India

  NEW DELHI: Australia has announced an investment package worth $280 million to bolster cooperation with India and support jobs and businesses in both countries, the Australian government said on Tuesday following the second India-Australia Virtual Summit. “The Morrison government is investing over $280 million to boost cooperation with India, to further grow our economic …

Russia Steps Up ‘Indiscriminate Shelling’ In Ukraine’s Urban Areas: UK Intel

  NEW DELHI: Russian forces continue to encircle a number of cities across eastern Ukraine, said the UK’s Ministry of Defence in a recent intelligence update, adding that the troops have had very little success in capturing these cities over the past week. The intensity of the strafe from the Russian side has grown dramatically …

Japan To Invest Rs 3.2-L Crore In India Over Next 5 Years

  NEW DELHI: Japan announced to invest 5 trillion yen or Rs 3.2 lakh crores in India over the next five years following a summit between PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in New Delhi on Saturday. Following the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit, Prime Minister Modi, addressing a joint press conference here, said Japan …