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PM Modi meets COP26 President, discuss India-UK cooperation on climate change

Earlier today, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar also met Alok Sharma and discussed important issues, for negotiations to be held in Glasgow later this year.
During his visit, Sharma met senior ministers, as well as leaders from business and civil society to discuss strengthening the UK-India climate partnership.(HT file photo )
During his visit, Sharma met senior ministers, as well as leaders from business and civil society to discuss strengthening the UK-India climate partnership.(HT file photo )
Published on Feb 16, 2021 04:01 PM IST
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'Taken note': MEA refers to Capitol violence, reacting to US statement

The incidents of violence and vandalism at the historic Red Fort on January 26 have evoked similar sentiments and reactions in India as did the incidents on the Capitol Hill on 6 January, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
MEA spokesperson said Red Fort breach evoked similar sentiments n India as did the incidents on the Capitol Hill on 6 January.(ANI)
MEA spokesperson said Red Fort breach evoked similar sentiments n India as did the incidents on the Capitol Hill on 6 January.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 04, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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India thanks British PM Boris Johnson for Republic Day wishes

Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, tweeted "We thank Prime Minister of United Kingdom @BorisJohnson for his warm wishes on the occasion of India's 72nd RepublicDay."
"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)
Updated on Jan 26, 2021 09:17 PM IST
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India seeks ‘urgent, time-bound’ assistance for 39 sailor stuck in Chinese waters

Srivastava said both these vessels have been waiting for discharge of their cargo and there is a growing stress on the crew members on account of the long delay.
Indian bulk cargo vessel MV Jag Anand has been on anchorage near Jingtang port in Hebei province of China since June 13 and it has 23 Indian sailors.(Fleetmon/DK Mistral)
Indian bulk cargo vessel MV Jag Anand has been on anchorage near Jingtang port in Hebei province of China since June 13 and it has 23 Indian sailors.(Fleetmon/DK Mistral)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 09:37 PM IST
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Situation at border over last 6 months result of China’s actions: India

The two sides haven’t made headway on disengagement and de-escalation at friction points on the LAC despite several rounds of diplomatic and military talks.
A satellite image of Galwan Valley in Ladakh. (Photo: REUTERS)
A satellite image of Galwan Valley in Ladakh. (Photo: REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 08:49 PM IST
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Pak rejects India’s assertion of pressurising Kulbhushan Jadhav’s lawyer

Pakistan said no attempt was made to link the cases of Jadhav with Indian prisoner Muhammad as India had asserted, adding that the two cases are and remain entirely distinct.
People wait before the issue of a verdict in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav by International Court of Justice, in Mumbai, on July 17, 2019.(Reuters file)
People wait before the issue of a verdict in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav by International Court of Justice, in Mumbai, on July 17, 2019.(Reuters file)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 11:24 PM IST
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Pak updates terror list, India says it omits key 26/11 Mumbai attackers

The list of wanted terrorists, posted on the website of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), names mostly members of the crew of two boats used by the attackers to travel to Mumbai and those who helped finance the attacks through money transfers.
India has accused LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, who is currently in jail in Lahore after being convicted of terror financing, of masterminding the Mumbai attacks. (HT file photo)
India has accused LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, who is currently in jail in Lahore after being convicted of terror financing, of masterminding the Mumbai attacks. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Will continue dialogue with China to resolve situation along LAC: India after 8th round of talks

During the previous round of talks on October 12, the Indian side had demanded comprehensive disengagement at all flashpoints and restoration of status quo ante of early April.
An army truck moves towards LAC, amid India-China border friction in eastern Ladakh, in Leh.(PTI File Photo)
An army truck moves towards LAC, amid India-China border friction in eastern Ladakh, in Leh.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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India summons Pak CDA to lodge ‘strong protest’ over Kartarpur Gurdwara

Pakistan has been called upon by the MEA to reverse its “arbitrary decision to deprive the Sikh minority community its right to manage affairs of the holy gurdwara [in] Kartarpur.”
A view of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on Nov. 8, 2019.(PTI File Photo)
A view of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on Nov. 8, 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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‘Outcome of election won’t affect ties’: MEA on US presidential election

The India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership has “very strong bipartisan support in the US and successive presidents and administrations have raised the level of this relationship even higher,” Srivastava said.
India and the US held their third 2+2 ministerial dialogue last month.(Reuters File Photo)
India and the US held their third 2+2 ministerial dialogue last month.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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Efforts to assist Afghanistan through Chabahar port appreciated by US: MEA

In 2018, Iran and India had signed an agreement worth USD 85 million to develop the Chabahar Port in south-eastern Iran.
The MEA Spokesperson was replying to a question -- whether the US had given a green signal to the developments on Chabahar port in Iran.(Reuters)
The MEA Spokesperson was replying to a question -- whether the US had given a green signal to the developments on Chabahar port in Iran.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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India pummels Imran Khan’s adviser for fictional claim, then a parting shot

India has consistently linked any talks with Pakistan to the issue of Islamabad ending support for terror groups operating from its soil. The two sides have not held any structured dialogue since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Moeed Yusuf, special assistant to Khan on national security and strategic policy, had said in an interview with the Indian media that New Delhi had sent messages to Islamabad with “a desire for conversation” but declined to give details. (HT File photo)
Moeed Yusuf, special assistant to Khan on national security and strategic policy, had said in an interview with the Indian media that New Delhi had sent messages to Islamabad with “a desire for conversation” but declined to give details. (HT File photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 11:44 PM IST
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China has no locus standi to comment on Ladakh, Arunachal: Centre

The fact that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India has been clearly conveyed to the highest level of the Chinese side, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
China can’t comment on India’s internal matters, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava has said.
China can’t comment on India’s internal matters, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava has said.
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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Onus on Pakistan for normal neighbourly ties, says India

India said it expects Pakistan to ensure the safety and security of the Indian high commission in Islamabad and its personnel following a “staged protest” outside the mission over the recent death of 11 Pakistani Hindus in Rajasthan.
The Indian government is committed to friendly and mutually beneficial relations with neighbours, said spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs. (AFP photo)
The Indian government is committed to friendly and mutually beneficial relations with neighbours, said spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs. (AFP photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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India underlines stability on ground ahead of fresh round of talks with China

The two sides had decided to have the next meeting of the corps commanders “at the earliest”, external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava told a weekly news briefing.
An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region. (Representational Photo/PTI)
An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region. (Representational Photo/PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 09:24 PM IST
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Appoint Indian lawyer or Queen’s counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav, says MEA

Queen’s Counsel is an advocate or a barrister or advocate who is an appointed Counsel to the UK Crown on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.
Kulbhushan Jadhav(File photo)
Kulbhushan Jadhav(File photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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Need to work jointly to end tension: India

The external affairs ministry emphasised the need to complete the disengagement process “at the earliest” shortly after Indian envoy Vikram Misri met a senior general of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) in Beijing to brief him on New Delhi’s views on the situation along the border in eastern Ladakh.
Army trucks move towards Ladakh.
Army trucks move towards Ladakh.
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Beijing | ByRezaul H Laskar and Sutirtho Patranobis

On China’s outburst over Confucius centres’ review, India pulls out 2009 rulebook

Indian security agencies had last month red-flagged the growing footprint of Chinese institutions that could be a proxy for the Chinese government or have close ties to the ruling communist party.
The Chinese embassy on Tuesday asked India to handle collaboration in education in an objective and fair manner and “avoid politicising normal cooperation”.(File photo/AP)
The Chinese embassy on Tuesday asked India to handle collaboration in education in an objective and fair manner and “avoid politicising normal cooperation”.(File photo/AP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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Nearly 9.5 lakh Indians return under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

Addressing a weekly briefing, MEA’s spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Vande Bharat Mission has become the largest sustained operation of repatriation of stranded Indians.
Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus restrictions.(ANI)
Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus restrictions.(ANI)
Published on Aug 06, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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Pakistan has blocked review of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, says India

People familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that India would take the next step after legal consultations. They didn’t preclude the possibility of again approaching the ICJ on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case.
Pakistan created confusion over the last date for filing a review petition, initially saying it was July 19 before changing the date to July 20. Pakistan took two weeks to inform India about the ordinance and shared the copy of it only after a request from New Delhi. (Reuters file)
Pakistan created confusion over the last date for filing a review petition, initially saying it was July 19 before changing the date to July 20. Pakistan took two weeks to inform India about the ordinance and shared the copy of it only after a request from New Delhi. (Reuters file)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 08:42 PM IST
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Pak condemns Ram Temple construction, gets a stinging comeback from India

The external affairs ministry dissed Prime Minister Imran Khan government’s statement on building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya
Uttar Pradesh, Oct 16 (ANI): A general view of Ayodhya City on Wednesday. Today is the last day for the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute case in Supreme Court. (ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh, Oct 16 (ANI): A general view of Ayodhya City on Wednesday. Today is the last day for the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute case in Supreme Court. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2020 12:25 AM IST
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Ladakh stand-off: India, China continue to stand ground

: India on Thursday said it is engaged with China at the diplomatic and military levels to end a border standoff involving thousands of troops even as it tacitly ruled out any possibility of US mediation to end the face-off. The ground situation remained unchanged and neither side had lowered its guard at the four standoff points n the Ladakh sector’s Galwan Valley and Pangong Tso areas, HT has learnt.
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Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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Talks on to bring back stranded Indians: Govt

Though Srivastava said he didn’t have details regarding the number of Indians stranded around the world or expatriate workers wishing to return to the country, people familiar with developments have said the number is expected to run into hundreds of thousands.
Officials have already said the repatriation of Indian citizens is expected to begin once the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown eases after May 3.(AFP)
Officials have already said the repatriation of Indian citizens is expected to begin once the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown eases after May 3.(AFP)
Updated on May 01, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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India’s rejects China’s reference to Kashmir issue

The spokesperson of China’s permanent mission to the UN had said on Tuesday that Beijing “pays close attention to the current situation” in Kashmir.
On March 10, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN had delivered a letter from foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the president of the Security Council, which called on the Council to take up the Kashmir issue.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
On March 10, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN had delivered a letter from foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the president of the Security Council, which called on the Council to take up the Kashmir issue.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Anurag Srivastava to replace Raveesh Kumar as Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson: Report

Srivastava is currently serving as India’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and African Union. He is a 1999-batch IFS officer.
Anurag Srivastava will be the new Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson(@IndiaInEthiopia/Twitter)
Anurag Srivastava will be the new Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson(@IndiaInEthiopia/Twitter)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 09:27 AM IST
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