Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Topic: MEA

‘Window to the states’ — India’s culture council signs MoU with 23 states for ‘cultural diplomacy’

Signed at Azad Bhawan, the MoU aims at promoting traditional artisans and showcasing their heritage to the world. 

India-UK free trade agreement unlikely to meet ‘Diwali’ deadline

UK Home Secretary earlier this week said Indian migrants constitute largest group of foreigners who overstay their visas. Both sides ‘interested’ in concluding talks for FTA, says MEA.

Navy monitoring Chinese research vessel headed for Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

The Yuan Wang 5 is a space-tracking ship used to monitor satellites, rockets and intercontinental ballistic missile launches. Exact purpose of its visit to Hambantota unclear.

Show gratitude to India, Mauritius PM tells oppn as Agalega Island row adds to snooping fire

Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth was answering questions posed by leader of opposition Xavier Luc Duval on the Agalega Island and the presence of 'foreign military personnel' there.

Jaishankar likely to hold 1st in-person meet with Taliban foreign minister Muttaqi in Tashkent

External affairs minister is in Uzbekistan for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation foreign ministers’ meeting and is expected to meet Muttaqi on sidelines of main event.

We keep eye on developments having bearing on national security: India

New Delhi: India on Thursday said it keeps an eye on all developments having bearing on national security in the backdrop of reports of...

India will continue to stand by people of Sri Lanka, says MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

The comments by the Ministry of External Affairs came a day after the Sri Lankan Parliament elected Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country’s president.

India urges ‘early solution’ to Lanka crisis, stresses ‘democratic means’ as Gotabaya resigns

MEA says India assisting and responding to current crisis in Sri Lanka with 'urgency' in order to help Lankans overcome 'hardships arising from the economic situation in the country'. 

‘Completely unwarranted,’ India rebuffs UN Human Rights’ comments on Teesta Setalvad arrest

MEA says OHCHR’s statements constitute ‘an interference in India’s independent judicial system'.

India can engage the Taliban in a constructive way, says Afghan envoy to India Mamundzay

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Farid Mamundzay, Afghan envoy to India, said New Delhi can 'encourage' the Taliban to 'accept rule of law'.

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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...


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.