• Myanmar embassy throws a bash to celebrate the traditional water festival

    "The water festival is celebrated to mark the occasion to welcome the Myanmar New Year which comes four days after the water festivals. We throw water on each other which symbolizes that the impurity of the past year is washed away and welcome the new year with the open heart," said Moe Kyaw Aung, Myanmar ambassador to India. Read more

  • 3rd TILA International Conference on Energy

    The Confederation of Indian Industries organized an interactive session with the industry leaders, journalists, and academia on Thursday with an aim to promote India's trading ties with Latin America and the Caribbean overcoming the distance barrier. Read more

  • A promising time for India, Latin America trade

    The Confederation of Indian Industries organized an interactive session with the industry leaders, journalists, and academia on Thursday with an aim to promote India's trading ties with Latin America and the Caribbean overcoming the distance barrier. Read more

  • Emerging Pyongyong-Seoul detente and US concerns!

    the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has become a curse for the whole world. Evidently, North Korea has become the world's most dangerous country with its nuclear weapons programme, only increasing the risk it poses before the peace loving humanity. Read more

  • The European Union and Britain: The End of the Road

    The result was a political earthquake and the aftershocks are still being felt. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union after 43 years of membership took many by surprise but for those of us who have studied closely that relationship, the outcome was somewhat inevitable. This article seeks to not only historicise the referendum result but also, and perhaps more importantly, to explore the road ahead for the United Kingdom as it seeks to navigate a new path outside the world’s largest trade bloc. Read more

  • Managing Conflict in the High Himalayas

    In the wee hours of the morning of March 20, 2016, the WWF-India team, working in the Western Himalayas, received a panic call from Tsewang Norbu, a villager from Matho, Ladakh. Norbu was calling to report a snow leopard breaking into his neighbour’s corral and carrying off a calf. Read more

  • Vice President Hamid Ansari to Lead India at the 11th ASEM Summit

    Vice President Hamid Ansari will hold a meeting with the President of Mongolia, the speaker of Parliament of Mongolia and Prime minister of Mongolia. The Asia - Europe Meeting comprises of 53 entities that include 51 countries from Asia and Europe and 2 Regional bodies - the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat. Read more

  • US - India Relations: The China Factor

    In the advent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the new leader – many scholars predicted that there will be a drastic change in traditional Indian foreign policy. The emerging challenges in South China Sea and in the Indian Ocean have been taken by both the nations as a growing threat to their interest due to Chinese assertive military presence in the area. Read more

  • AIIB Head Underscore Cooperation with UK, EU after Brexit

    In June, 2016, the China-led Asia, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Board of Governors held their first annual meeting in Beijing. AIIB is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) that aims to support the development of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. With India being the second largest investor in the AIIB after China, Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley attended the bank’s meet in which the bank’s 57 founding member countries participated. AIIB President Jin Liqun said, “By the end of the year, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will grow its membership to nearly 100 countries”. The Bank will announce the second and third batches of infrastructure projects by the end of this year. Read more

  • 'Singapore can become a Reference Model for India'

    In 2015, India and Singapore completed 50 years of bilateral relationship. Both countries have built strong and deep engagements in the field of politics, economics, commerce, security, defence, space & technology and education and culture. Read more

  • 'Trump Still Working on his Political Ideology'

    In an interactive session on the US presidential elections held at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Federation House in June 2016, American leaders Jeff Morris and Joyce Peppin spoke extensively about the US elections 2016 and shared their views and insights on the most anticipated elections in the world. They covered various aspects of the electoral process - nomination, role of media, fund raising, reforms, etc.Read more

  • Brexit - Letting Britain Take Back Control

    Voters in Britain now have the chance to hold its undemocratic and unaccountable institutions to account by voting to leave the EU. I believe we can only safeguard Britain’s future by once again becoming a genuinely sovereign country, with British laws being made in the British Parliament in the interests of the British people. Read more

  • Obama's Cuba Visit: An important but limited step

    In 2009, Obama fulfilled an election promise to remove limits on family travel and remittances, and today more than 400,000 Cuban-Americans visit annually. More recently, the number of authorised categorises for non-family travel (such as travel for religious, educational, cultural, scientific and business purposes) was expanded, with enforcement on the remaining restrictions now virtually non-existent. Read more

  • 'ISIS Emerged as a Cause of Grave Concern'

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called for united action in order to defeat Islamic State as she addressed the Asian African Summit at Jakarta. The terror group had emerged as a cause of grave concern, said the minister. Read more

  • The Lion and Eagle Will Make Good Partners: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I believe that there will be a strong partnership between the king of the earth, the lion and the king of the skies, the eagle," before concluding the two-day visit to European powerhouse Germany. Read more

  • 'India Has Huge Potential to Become a Global Manufacturing Hub'

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is likely to make an official announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign as early as this weekend. She is expected to make the announcement via video message and social media as she begins her long-expected second shot at the presidential run-off, New York Daily News reported. Read more

  • Hillary May Announce Presidential Campaign Soon

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is likely to make an official announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign as early as this weekend. She is expected to make the announcement via video message and social media as she begins her long-expected second shot at the presidential run-off, New York Daily News reported. Read more

  • Indian, Chinese Military Officers May Soon Train With Each Other

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China visit, the two nations are likely to discuss the possibilities of training their officers at military training academies in each other country. The move is seen as an effort to build better ties between the two armed forces and it will be closely watched by Moscow, Japan and US. Read more

  • Thank You PM Nawaz Sharif: PM Narendra Modi

    A Pakistan navy vessel evacuated eleven Indians from Yemen who arrived in Delhi by a special plane of Pakistan Air Force.

    Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit along with Joint Secretary in External Affairs Ministry responsible for States division Gopal Baglay were at the airport to welcome the Indian nationals. Read more

  • Cultural Diplomacy Gone Wrong for China?

    The China National Tourism Administration has made it mandatory for provincial and national authorities to keep records of any misconduct of their citizens while they are travelling to other countries. The authorities will further contact tourists when they return home and work with them on fixing their conduct. Read more

  • Here Comes India's Muscular Foreign Policy - 'Panchamrit'

    In what could be an expression of its advocacy of muscular foreign policy, the BJP expressed concerns over the conflicts in the Middle East and parts of Africa and exhorted the Narendra Modi government to work with ‘democratic and civilised world’ towards the elimination of 'terrorist militia and their sponsors' anywhere across the world. Read more

  • India's Foreign Policy: Making Waves in the Indian Ocean?

    Diplomacy is an art and world leaders, who handle it properly, are remembered for a longer period. As far as the Indian politics is concerned, first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had a fair knowledge of diplomacy and he was able to give India’s foreign policy a new direction. After him, (perhaps) Narendra Modi is the leader who has generated an interest and debate on India’s foreign policy directions. Read more

  • 'Hydro-Diplomacy' is the way to go

    The international community must gear up for a new era of 'hydro-diplomacy' as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said at the General Assembly. Read more

  • Know who will give away all his wealth?

    Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the list of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. The head of world’s largest technology cooperation is apparently planning to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education, revealed Fortune. Read more

  • Leave Yemen NOW: MEA tells Indians

    India has issued an advisory to Indian nationals in Yemen as instability in the Arab country is on the rise. They have been asked to consider leaving the country voluntarily by the earliest available commercial flight. Read more

  • Resurging India Driving Optimism Across South Asia: US

    Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Desai Biswal told US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, "If there is one overarching positive trend that is driving the energy and optimism across South Asia, it is the resurgence of India as evidenced by their vibrant election last year, which was the largest such democratic exercise in history." Read more

  • SAARC: Realising Shared Destiny

    Regionalism has become one of the pillars of today’s world order. There is hardly any part of the world where a regional organisation has not been given shape by the countries of a particular region. In fact, regionalism as a means of consolidating relations between countries of a particular geographic region, sub-region or likeminded states to preserve and promote their common socio-economic and politico-strategic goals and interests is a post-World War phenomenon. Regionalism is a concept that stands somewhere in between nationalism and universalism, and has become sine qua non of international politics. Read more

  • SAARC: Bringing Stability amid Turbulence

    Leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are scheduled to meet in Nepal at a moment in time when civilian deaths ensuing from skirmishes between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control and the International Boundary have cast a dark shadow over South Asia. The guns may perhaps fall silent during the summit conference, but that is more likely to mean respite rather than a long term solution to problems that obstruct a more vibrant and cooperation-oriented relationship among member countries. Read more

  • Germany and the World Commemorate the 'Fall of the Wall'

    Sunday, November 9, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, the Wall dividing East and West Germany was torn down. It had been one of the icons of the Cold War, dividing capitalist West Berlin from the socialism of East Berlin. Read more

  • Burkina Faso in Military Control

    The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso seized control of the government on October 30 and set a dusk-to-dawn curfew in what one general described as an effort to protect lives and restore order. Read more

  • Rousseff Promises Unity after Hard-Won Victory

    President Dilma Rousseff has promised to re-unite Brazil after narrowly winning re-election to a second term in office with 51.6 percent of the vote. She said "dialogue" would be her top priority after a bitterly fought campaign against centre-right candidate AecioNeves, who got 48.4 percent of the vote.The left-wing leader said she wanted to be "a much better president than I have been until now". Read more

  • Keep off Arunachal: China to India

    As India announced plans to construct 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh, China cautioned India to refrain from taking any such action that may 'complicate or exaggerate' the boundary issue. Read more

  • We want peace, but not at the cost of honour: India tells China

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India wants peace from China, but not at the cost of honour. "Humlog shanti chahte hai samman ke saath. Asamman ke saath shanti nahi ho sakti (We want peace with honour. Peace cannot come at the cost of honour)," he said, referring to the recent border thaw with China. Read more

  • Russia's Deputy PM India Visit: All You Need to Know

    Dmitry O Rogozin, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia was on a two-day visit to India from 18-19th June, 2014. He met Prime Minister NarendraModi and Union External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj. The meeting covered a range of bilateral and international issues of mutual interests. Read more

  • Promoting Poland in India: A Long Way to Go

    Despite 60 years of friendly diplomatic relations, Poland and India still suffer from limited mutual understanding, knowledge and visibility. Information deficit and irregular contact mean that both countries have low priority for each other on their respective political agendas. Even if the understanding of India in Poland is limited, one can safely assume that knowledge about Poland in India is even worse. Read more

  • D-Day, That Changed the World

    French President Francois Hollande led the D-Day 70th anniversary by remembering those who died on a day that changed the entire world. He attended a service near Bayeux with US President Barack Obama, who said the US commitment to liberty was ‘written in blood’ on French beaches. Read more

  • When PM Modi Made Rahul Gandhi Smile

    Let bygones be bygones! That seems to be the mantra of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Since Day 1, he has been making all the right moves. The manner in which Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was greeted by the new prime minister struck a chord with everyone. Read more

  • Election in Egypt: A Hope!

    Millions of voters casted ballots across Egypt to choose a new president, for the second time in two years on 26th and 27th May, 2014. Elaborate security arrangements were made amid fear of attacks by militants seeking to disrupt the polls. Read more

  • PM Narendra Modi Plays Safe!

    No, it's not Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China or Japan! Narendra Modi chose Bhutan for his maiden foreign trip, as prime minister of India. An official team has left for Thimphu to set up the visit and work out the logistics. Read more

  • Is J&K your Parental Estate: RSS Asks Omar

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah demanded explanation from the ‘higher ups’ of the government on Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh’s controversial statement on the Article 370. Read more

  • So Mr Modi, What's Next?

    Whatever Narendra Modi has asked for, he got! India gave him full majority. The landslide victory in the recently held general elections has raised hopes that the new government led by Modi will bring cheers to a billion plus nation. Read more

  • Thailand Under Martial Law, Army Says 'No Coup'

    After six months of political instability, Thailand Army imposed a martial law in the country. However, the military insisted that the move is aimed at national security, ‘to preserve law and order’ and that it is ‘not a coup’. Read more

  • Ukraine Crisis: Russia faces more heat

    “The presidential vote will be crucial in bringing the country out of crisis, said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The foreign minister is in Kiev to work out a diplomatic solution to the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Read more

  • The Big Q: Can a Hashtag Bring Back Nigerian Girls?

    The abduction of Nigerian girls has drawn attention of the entire world through social media. Various social media platforms are witnessing a flurry of messages for the schoolgirls, who are held captive by the dreaded Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. Read more

  • Ukraine crisis: Obama not to meet Putin, says US

    Donetsk, the most populous region of Ukraine and its industrial backbone is holding a referendum on May 11, 2014. The separatist leaders announced their decision to hold referendum on May 8. In the meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on dialogue and wants the referendum to be postponed. Read more

  • An agonising wait, will Nigerian schoolgirls be back?

    Nigerian police have offered a $300,000 (50 million naira) reward to anyone who can help locate and rescue more than 200 abducted schoolgirls. They were kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants from their boarding school in the northern town of Chibok on 14th April. Around 200 heavily armed militants arrived at night in 20 vehicles and kidnap the students. Read more

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