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File image of Indian High Commissioner to Canada Ajay Bisaria | Photo: ANI

Khalistan issue has no traction left in Canada, just like in Punjab, says Indian envoy Bisaria

Ajay Bisaria says Canada is bullish on the Indian economy despite gloomy forecasts, and is reconsidering its relationship with China.
File image of India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (left) with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar in Iran as India’s worried about China deal & Beijing ‘grabbing’ Chabahar Port

Foreign Minister Jaishankar met his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif amid concerns over alliance proposed by Iran, which will include China, Turkey, Russia & Pakistan.
File image of India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar leaves for meeting with China’s Wang but no one’s expecting a breakthrough in Ladakh

Diplomats and analysts say though the Jaishankar-Wang Yi meet might end in stalemate like Rajnath’s meeting with Wei Fenghe, India must keep talking to China.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

India, Bangladesh foreign ministers to ‘meet’ this month as they look to take ties forward

The discussions between S. Jaishankar and A.K. Abdul Momen later this month will mostly be around cooperation with regard to tackling the Covid pandemic.
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India yet to formally invite Australia to join Malabar naval exercise along with US & Japan

Sources said the decision to invite Australia rests on how the talks between India and China on the LAC standoff proceed.

Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral ties, regional security with Iran in ‘fruitful meeting’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Iran comes a day after he voiced India's deep concern about the situation in the Persian Gulf.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

India will make and supply Covid vaccine for its friendly neighbours

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said India’s ties with Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka have never been better. On China, he said current situation was unprecedented.

Fire on board oil tanker brought under control with India’s help, says Sri Lankan Navy

The ship carrying 270,000 metric tonnes of crude oil was towed to the deep sea away from land and the fire was successfully contained at 5:30 am Saturday.
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How much do Bengalis crave Bangladeshi hilsa? Enough to smuggle 2,800 kg during pandemic

BSF has seized 2,800 kg of hilsa since February, 8 years after Bangladesh banned it. It is considered a delicacy in Bengal, and the fish is selling for Rs 3,000/kg in Kolkata markets and online.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

LAC tensions most serious since 1962, can’t be business as usual with China, FS Shringla says

Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla says there will be no compromise ‘on our sovereignty and territorial integrity’, but India is always willing to talk & ready to engage.

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Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.


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China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
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Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.