How China shot itself in the foot over vaccine for Bangladesh
  • How China shot itself in the foot over vaccine for Bangladesh(12:52)
    By Rahul Kumar

    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Four days back Bangladesh received two million doses of vaccines from India as a gift. It is also sitting smug over a successful deal it signed with the Serum Institute of India (SII) late last year for a supply of 30 million coronavirus vaccines.

China's intrusion in Ladakh is rooted in Beijing's Middle Kingdom mentality: Lobsang Sangay
Pakistan seeks Turkey's help to run anti-India campaign
  • Pakistan seeks Turkey's help to run anti-India campaign(12:38)
    By Ateet Sharma

    New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Left with just a couple of friends in the global community and faced with the grim reality of finding no takers for its propaganda at international fora, Pakistan is now eyeing Turkey as a launchpad for its anti-India campaign. Urging Turkish media to focus on Kashmir and build a narrative against India is one such step taken recently by the Imran Khan government.

After South Asia, India sends coronavirus vaccines to Morocco in Africa
Uncertainty in Chinese business community as Covid 19-induced restrictions return
Pak awaits 'gift' from China as India delivers vaccine supplies to key partner countries
Subhas Chandra Bose, and the idea of India
  • Subhas Chandra Bose, and the idea of India(14:46)
    By S.Ravi

    New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The start of the year-long celebration of Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary from Saturday, the Parakram Diwas ought to go beyond the prosaic and verbose speeches, book and stamp launches, statue unveiling and seminars. The need of the hour, is to connect this legendary man of the masses with people of today, especially the youth and millennials. This is possible only by disseminating how this charismatic leader wasnt merely a magician of words but one who had a vision for India, and the ability to translate it into reality. He showed his genius as a socio-economic-political thinker, delving on varied aspects of nation building, be it industrialisation, social reforms, education, women emancipation, among others, and very importantly organising the Indian National Army.

Denmark MPs want to reinstate Taiwan in WHA over Covid-19 success
  • Denmark MPs want to reinstate Taiwan in WHA over Covid-19 success(18:48)
    By Rahul Kumar

    New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Throwing the gauntlet to China, parliamentarians in Denmark have proposed that Taiwan be included in the World Health Organisation (WHO). Members of six of the ten political parties support Taiwan's entry to WHO's top decision-making body.

China persists with 'wolf warrior' diplomacy as Biden era begins
Taiwan makes history at Biden inauguration
  • Taiwan makes history at Biden inauguration(12:06)
    By Ateet Sharma

    New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) History was made at the US presidential inauguration last night and it wasn't just about an outgoing President not attending the ceremony for the first time in 152 years. As Hsiao Bi-khim entered the Capitol building, Taiwan was represented in an official capacity at the US presidential inauguration for the first time since 1979, the year which saw a break in diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei.

Japan, India step up ties with Myanmar to counter China
  • Japan, India step up ties with Myanmar to counter China(12:02)
    By Rahul Kumar

    New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Japan is stepping up its engagement with Myanmar, with Watanabe Hideo, chairman of the Japan-Myanmar Association (JMA) and a former member of the House of Councilors of Japan being the latest visitor to arrive at Naypyidaw.

Singapore joins India as Indo-Pacific partner
  • Singapore joins India as Indo-Pacific partner(12:00)
    By Ateet Sharma

    New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Even as 'vaccine diplomacy' continues to strengthen India's ties with its neighbours and key partner countries, the Narendra Modi government continues to make significant progress in expanding existing partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region to shape a new regional order. The signing of the Implementing Agreement on Submarine Rescue Support and Cooperation between the two Navies during the fifth India�Singapore Defence Ministers' Dialogue (DMD) held virtually between Rajnath Singh and his Singaporean counterpart Dr Ng Eng Hen today will result in a substantial increase in bilateral cooperation and defence partnership built over the years.

92 countries post request for Made-in-India vaccines
After vaccine diplomacy, India rises to supply rice to the world
  • After vaccine diplomacy, India rises to supply rice to the world(18:34)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India is rapidly turning out to be the most crucial supplier of rice in the world. Supply of the staple cereal from other major rice exporting economies including Thailand and Vietnam fell sharply in 2020, due to reduced production after floods and droughts ravaged those countries. Besides, compared to the Indian rice, the price of the grain supplied by Thailand and Vietnam is almost $100 to $150 higher per tonne.

Cash-strapped Pakistan sinks into debt trap
  • Cash-strapped Pakistan sinks into debt trap(14:24)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan would be worried as the countrys debt to GDP ratio has soared to 107 per cent prompting many economists to believe that the country is slipping into a debt trap.

India rises to the occasion in world war to defeat Covid-19
  • India rises to the occasion in world war to defeat Covid-19(13:40)
    By SPS Pannu

    New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India has risen to the occasion in the war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic by not only launching the worlds biggest inoculation campaign in the country but also with the production of affordable and easy-to-handle vaccines for which demand is pouring in from Latin America, Africa, Asia and some east European countries.

China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan - India hits back in Indo-Pacific
Pak no country for Christians, reveals report
  • Pak no country for Christians, reveals report(14:24)
    By Ateet Sharma

    New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Christians in Pakistan continue to face extreme persecution in every area of their lives, an annual report on the global persecution of Christians has revealed. Ranking Pakistan fifth in the list of 50 countries worldwide where Christians are persecuted for their faith, The World Watch List said that the believers who have converted from Islam face the greatest levels of persecution in Pakistan, but "all Christians are considered second-class citizens in this strongly Islamic" country.

Tough road ahead for Chinese Covid vaccine after fall in efficacy rate
  • Tough road ahead for Chinese Covid vaccine after fall in efficacy rate(19:18)
    By Ateet Sharma

    New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Countries around the world are becoming increasingly skeptical of the Chinese Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine, the efficacy rate of which has reportedly fallen dramatically over the past few days. A latest study in Brazil, a country where the largest trial of the Chinese vaccine is being carried out, has revealed that the efficacy rate of the CoronaVac vaccine is just over 50 per cent, a massive fall from the 78 per cent initially projected.

MEA initiates 'Diplomacy Unplugged' with FICCI, spotlights human-centric globalisation
India taps Industry 4.0 revolution to boost blue economy
  • India taps Industry 4.0 revolution to boost blue economy(12:34)
    By Vijay Sakhuja

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Indias marine scientific research capability has received a boost with the commissioning of coastal research vessel (CRV) Sagar Anveshika. The vessel joins the fleet of three other vessels of the same class -- Sagar Tara, Sagar Nidhi, and Sagar Sampada --and will help Indian scientists to undertake a variety of oceanographic research tasks.

Hazara murders highlight mounting attacks on Chinese projects in Pakistan
  • Hazara murders highlight mounting attacks on Chinese projects in Pakistan(20:42)
    By Atul Aneja

    New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Amid escalating attacks on Chinese projects in Pakistan, the brutal killing of 11 Hazara coal mine workers by the Islamic State (IS) terror group may have focused on Bostan, the site chosen for a Special Economic Zone under the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

India may revise import duties of critical raw materials to boost manufacturing
  • India may revise import duties of critical raw materials to boost manufacturing(12:50)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India is not likely to immediately lower tariff rates even as the US and European Union (EU) raised their concerns over "rising trade barrier" as sources said that the steps have been taken to eliminate instances of dumping. They said that the prime concern of the government is protection of the domestic producers. However, the Narendra Modi government, in a bid to increase imports of critical raw material required to manufacture finished products, is ready to have a relook into the import duties of key raw materials and if need be, lower them to boost their availability.

Twitter finally deletes China's nasty tweet on Uyghur women
  • Twitter finally deletes China's nasty tweet on Uyghur women(21:42)
    By Ateet Sharma

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Faced with an angry outburst not just from the Uyghur community but also prominent politicians, human rights activists and the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Twitter has finally removed a tweet from a Chinese government account justifying its genocidal policy in the Uyghur dominated Xinjiang region, the westernmost part of the country.

China's muscle flexing brings France and India together

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