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PM Modi condemns ‘ghastly attack’ on St Vincent PM Ralph Gonsalves, wishes him quick recovery

PM Ralph Gonsalves was hospitalized last week after a demonstrator threw a rock at his head during an anti-vaccine protest in the Caribbean nation.
Secretary-General of the SAARC Esala Ruwan Weerakoon (file photo) | saarc-sec.org

SAARC secretary-general Weerakoon on week-long visit to India to deepen regional cooperation

Esala Ruwan Weerakoon is set to meet Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla, MoS for EAM Rajkumar Singh and Secretary (East) Riva Das, according to an official schedule.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

PM Narendra Modi to chair UNSC open debate on maritime security on Monday

Modi will be the first Indian PM to preside over a UNSC Open Debate which will focus on ways to counter maritime crime and strengthen coordination in the maritime domain.
File photo of Indian envoy T.S. Tirumurti at the UNSC | Twitter/@IndiaUNNewYork

UNSC meeting on Afghanistan galvanised members to call for end of violence, says Ambassador Tirumurti

Council members condemned the increase in violence in Afghanistan, with permanent and veto-wielding member US asserting that "Taliban must hear from the international community".

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives meet identifies terrorism, trafficking among 4 areas of concern

The trilateral security meeting discussed specific proposals for cooperation for each of the areas as vital for dealing with contemporary security challenges in the region.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Modi asks Indian missions abroad to make big push for ‘Brand India’, eyes export, manufacturing boost

In address to heads of Indian missions and other trade and commerce stakeholders, Modi cites scrapping of retrospective tax as a sign of consistency in govt policies.

Iran welcomes India’s role in ensuring security in Afghanistan — President Raisi to Jaishankar

During Friday's meeting, the Iranian President stressed the importance of close cooperation and coordination between Iran and India in developing peace and stability in Afghanistan.
File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

PM Imran Khan, Army Chief General Bajwa criticise India for revoking J&K’s special status

In these 2 years the world has witnessed unprecedented oppression, Khan claimed as he accused India of making attempts to change the demography of the region.
A file photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar meets counterparts from Kuwait, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Oman at Raisi’s oath ceremony

Jaishankar discussed regional issues, cooperation & other matters with the leaders on the sidelines of Iran's new President Ayatollah Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi's oath ceremony in Tehran.
File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh | ANI

India-China military talks constructive, both sides agreed to resolve Ladakh issue: MEA

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the 12th round of military talks, the two sides had 'in-depth exchange' of views on eastern Ladakh row relating to disengagement of troops.

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Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.


‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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