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‘Important to tell story of India being cross-border terror victim’, says India’s UN envoy Kamboj

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, said recent meeting of UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee in India has been ‘impactful’

‘India has a substantial, time-tested relationship with Russia,’ says Jaishankar in Moscow

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met Russian Deputy PM Denis Manturov and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during his two-day visit to Moscow – first since the war began.

India-Israel ties deeper than Modi and Netanyahu’s personal relationship, says Israeli diplomat

While Roey Gilad said both countries share the belief that 'Middle East and world should be stable', he added that Israel would like to see India be less friendly with Iran.

Jaishankar to visit Moscow next week, hold talks with Russian counterpart, Deputy PM Manturov

Jaishankar and Lavrov have already met four times after the Ukraine conflict began in February.

Semiconductors, township & beyond — Taiwan keen to ‘deeply engage’ with India in all spheres

India and Taiwan should see early fruition of a free trade pact, says Taiwan’s deputy minister of economic affairs.

‘Nobody a minority’ in Bangladesh says minister Hasan Mahmud, thanks India for regional stability

The Sheikh Hasina-led government in Bangladesh is focussing on garnering India’s support, as the country gears up to face elections next year.

Canada doesn’t support or recognise Khalistan referendums & stands for united India, says envoy

Cameron MacKay, High Commissioner of Canada to India, says Canadian intelligence continues to work closely with India and is 'on same page when it comes to extremism, terrorism'.

Britain prioritising India trade deal but can’t give timeline, says UK foreign minister

James Cleverly, who is on his first official visit to India, said that ties between the two countries would improve further under Britain's new PM Rishi Sunak.

Putin calls Modi ‘patriot’ for staying neutral on Ukraine, here’s why India needs to balance

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will travel to Moscow early next month to hold talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

Putin praises PM Modi for pursuing ‘independent foreign policy’, terms ties with India special

Highlighting that Russia never had any outstanding issues with India, Putin said both counties have always supported each other and was positive about things remaining the same.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.