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.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Chinas intrusion into Ladakh is rooted in Beijings Middle Kingdom mentality and the five-finger strategy of Mao Zedong for the region, says Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Authority (CTA).
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.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India has flown the first lot of coronavirus vaccines to Africa, after having shipped these to friendly South Asian neighbours when a Royal Air Maroc plane left India for Moroccan capital Rabat on Friday evening.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Uncertainty and fear have gripped the business community in China as it reported an increase in Covid-19 cases. Another round of lockdown in parts of the country could impact the economic revival leaving many jobless once again. China reported 144 new cases on Thursday.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as the Indian Covid-19 vaccines reached Seychelles and Myanmar on Friday afternoon, and Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives the day before, Pakistan is increasingly growing restless awaiting its 500,000 coronavirus vaccine dose 'gift' from iron brother China.
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.
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.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Persisting with its muscular in-your-face diplomatic style China, Beijing has sanctioned 28 outgoing senior officials in the former Donald Trump administration, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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.
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.
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 IndiaÃ¯Â¿Â½Singapore 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.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccines, bolstering New Delhis credentials as the vaccine hub of the world.
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.
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.
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.
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) China has decided to build a road that will link the 800-kilometre Karakoram highway with Astore in Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan, signalling Beijing and Islamabads intent to mount further pressure on Ladakh.
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.
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.
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has initiated âDiplomacy Unplugged, a dialogue series in collaboration with FICCI and embassies of partnering nations to promote interactions between foreign embassies and Indian business leaders.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Amid simmering military tensions between India and China over Ladakh, France has slammed Beijing, pointing out that Paris supports New Delhis security concerns including Kashmir.