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Hong Kong authorities have announced the suspension of flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days


China:19/4/21:The Hong Kong authorities have announced the suspension of flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 14 days starting from 20 April. The latest move comes after a local N501Y mutant Covid-19 strain case has been detected in the Asian financial hub. Passengers who have also stayed in these three countries for more than two hours even in transit ...

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India, France to advance their shared post-COVID agenda through close collaboration


New Delhi:13/4/21: India and France have recognised the immense opportunities for greater collaboration in diverse sectors including trade and investments, defence, health, education, energy and climate change amid changes in a Covid-impacted world. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and visiting Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian today held bilateral talks in New Delhi. The two leaders held discussions ...

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US reiterates call for investigation into origins of Covid-19; slams China for not cooperating


Washington:12/4/21: US has reiterated its call for investigation into the origins of COVID-19, and slammed China for not cooperating in the probe. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken launched a scathing attack against China for a lack of transparency during the early stages of the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Blinken’s remarks come as a report of a joint inquiry ...

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ICCR Foundation Day celebrated at Indian Embassy in Beijing


New Delhi: 10/4/21:The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) celebrated its 71st Foundation Day on Friday. Swami Vivekanand Cultural Centre at Indian Embassy in Beijing celebrated ICCR Foundation Day today in the presence of a huge gathering of ICCR scholars in China and their disciples who learnt Indian dance and music. On the occasion, the ICCR has unveiled ‘Little Guru’ ...

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H.E. Mr. John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate meets Prime Minister


Newdelhi:7/4/21:US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate H.E. Mr. John Kerry called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. Mr. Kerry conveyed greetings of President Biden to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister fondly recalled his recent interactions with President Biden including during the Quad Leaders’ Summit and requested Mr. Kerry to convey his best wishes to President Biden and Vice ...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law letting him run for president of Russia again


Moscow:6/4/21: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law letting him run for the president of Russia again. The law was published on the official Internet portal of legal information yesterday. A number of provisions of the law were developed on the basis of amendments to the Constitution. One of the newly introduced amendments is the restriction on the number ...

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‘Bande Utkala Janani’ Was Sung At The Foot Of Burj Khalifa


Dubai:1/4/21: It was a nostalgic moment for Odia families residing in Dubai as they gathered at the foot of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world this morning and celebrated ‘Utkala Dibasa’ on the foreign land. Maintaining social distancing guidelines with face masks on, the Odia families who congregated at the foot on Burj Khalifa celebrated Odisha’s formation Day by ...

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India-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement will enter into force on 1st April 2021


Newdelhi:31/3/21:India and Mauritius signed the ComprehensiveEconomic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) on 22 February 2021. The CECPA is the first trade agreement signed by India with a country in Africa. Both sides have completed their internal legal procedures and the India-Mauritius CECPA will enter into force on Thursday, 01 April 2021. The agreement is a limited agreement, which will cover ...

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Prime Minister pays homage at the Mausoleum of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman


DHAKA:27/3/21; Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the second day of his two-day visit to Bangladesh paid tribute at the Mausoleum of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara. This marked the first-ever visit by any foreign Head of State or Head of Government to pay homage at Bangabandhu Mausoleum Complex. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi planted a Bakul tree sapling ...

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America & its allies to hold Beijing accountable on Taiwan, South China Sea and other issues: Joe Biden


Washington:26/3/21: United States President Joe Biden disclosed he had made it clear to China that the US is not looking for confrontation, although there will be steep competition. Biden said he had a two-hour conversation with Chinese president Xi Jinping after he assumed office and asserted that China must play by the international rules and honour fair competition. He repeated ...

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