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Beijing Winter Olympics: Swiss Body Accepts Tibetan Complaints Against IOC

GENEVA: The Swiss National Contact Point (NCP) has accepted the complaint filed by Swiss-based Tibet groups against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for violating the OECD guidelines by having awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics Games to China. The complainants had alleged that the IOC had awarded the hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics to the …

After Global Alert On Omicron Strain, PM Modi Chairs Big Meet On COVID 19

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a key meeting on Saturday morning on the evolving situation of COVID 19 in the world and its effect in India amid an alert on new dangerous strain and need for a further intensified vaccination drive that saw India last month crossing the 100-crore mark. The meeting has …

Delhi Declaration: Afghan Territory Must Not Be Used For Terror Acts, Non-Interference In Its Internal Affairs

NEW DELHI: Top security officials of India and seven other countries on Wednesday discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan, especially the security situation and its regional and global ramifications. In the third regional security dialogue chaired by NSA Ajit Doval, the eight nations called for a collective cooperation against the menace of radicalisation, extremism, separatism …

India Sets A Net Zero Target For The First Time, At COP26 Summit

GLASGOW: The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland saw a frenzy of international leaders take part and discuss global climate recovery from a devastating pandemic. Addressing the COP26 summit on Monday, Modi coined a slogan ‘LIFE’ which stands for ‘Lifestyle for Environment’ emphasises the need to co-exist with the …

Modi Embraced by Indian Diaspora in Scotland; Will Reduce 1BN Carbon Emissions By 2030: PM

GLASGOW: The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland saw a frenzy of international leaders take part and discuss global climate recovery from a devastating pandemic.  Before heading for the opening ceremony of the summit, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi interacted with members of the Indian diaspora in Scotland, meeting …

G20 Summit ‘Fruitful’, Says PM Modi; A Look At The Key Issues Discussed At The 2-Day Conference

ROME: Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the outcome of the G20 Summit here as “fruitful” and said leaders had elaborate deliberations on issues of global importance such as fighting the pandemic, improving health infrastructure, boosting economic cooperation and furthering innovation. READ: Had A “Very Warm Meeting” With Pope Francis, Says PM Modi As He “Invites” …

In Each Of His Overseas Trips, PM Modi Makes It A Point To Pay Rich Tributes To Mahatma Gandhi

ROME: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Rome on Friday as he emphasised on making Gandhian values an integral part of our lives. “In Rome, I had the opportunity to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ideals give courage and inspiration to millions globally,” Modi said in …

Had A “Very Warm Meeting” With Pope Francis, Says PM Modi As He “Invites” The Catholic Head To India

VATICAN CITY: The Prime Minister held a historic one-on-one meeting with the Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the delegation-level talks focused on global pandemic, sustainable development and tackling climate change. The Indian prime minister said he had a warm meeting with the Catholic head and also invited him to India. “Had a very warm …

After Bangladesh Purge, ISKCON Plans Global Protest Against Attacks On Hindus

NEW DELHI: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has called on Twitter to clarify why they deleted their Bangladesh chapter account. This arbitrary move by Twitter came nearly a week after the devotees at an ISKCON Temple in Noakhali, Bangladesh, were violently attacked by a mob which left one dead and several others critically …

Jaishankar Has ‘Fruitful’ Quadrilateral Meet With Counterparts From US, Israel & UAE

JERUSALEM: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said the first quadrilateral meeting with his counterparts from the US, Israel and the UAE, which included discussions on how to work together more closely on economic and global issues, was “fruitful”. Jaishankar, who is currently on a 5-day visit to Israel, was accompanied by the host …