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British diplomat Stephen Ellison saves drowning student in China

Stephen Ellison, the 61-year-old British consul-general in Chongqing, jumped into the water at a scenic spot in the municipality on Saturday after spotting the struggling female student, who had fallen in by accident, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.
A video of the incident posted on the British embassy’s Twitter account shows a woman drifting face-down in the water as onlookers scream in panic, before the diplomat takes off his shoes, plunges in and swims to her aid.(Twitter/@ukinchina)
A video of the incident posted on the British embassy’s Twitter account shows a woman drifting face-down in the water as onlookers scream in panic, before the diplomat takes off his shoes, plunges in and swims to her aid.(Twitter/@ukinchina)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Bajpai: A brilliant diplomat, a fine friend

In recent years, the Bajpais and I dined with each other sometimes three times a month. Covid put a stop to our meetings but not our conversations.
I discovered Shankar was a consummate host. His dinners were never large and always sit-downs. He would invite an entertaining but varied collection. It could include politicians or diplomats, artistes, authors and academics, even businessmen.(HTPhoto)
I discovered Shankar was a consummate host. His dinners were never large and always sit-downs. He would invite an entertaining but varied collection. It could include politicians or diplomats, artistes, authors and academics, even businessmen.(HTPhoto)
Published on Sep 05, 2020 08:35 PM IST
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Pak foreign office summons senior Indian diplomat

It was underscored that such machinations cannot divert attention from the criticism the Indian government is facing for its own discriminatory policies against minorities in India and the ongoing state terrorism in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Saturday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Saturday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 02:30 AM IST
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Hindustan times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad

S Jaishankar’s appointment will boost US-India ties, say experts

Jaishankar, 64, known for his skillful diplomacy, tough negotiating tactics and strategic vision, has served as the Indian ambassador to the US from 2013-2015.
Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)
Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 01:42 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

UK no longer a superpower, says Indian-origin British diplomat

Indian diplomats have long remarked that the Foreign Office is “stuck in the colonial past”, but there are signs of change: an Indian-origin British diplomat says he is grateful that Britain does not have an empire anymore and is not a superpower.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May.(Bloomberg file photo)
UK Prime Minister Theresa May.(Bloomberg file photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 08:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Indian diplomats ignore handshake by Pakistan officials ahead of Kulbhushan Jadhav case hearing

Ahead of the hearing this morning, Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan reached out to Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary, the Ministry of External Affairs, to shake hand but he responded with a namaste.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of India Deepak Mittal (L) and Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan (R) greet each other at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, prior to the India-Pakistan case, on February 18, 2019.(AFP)
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of India Deepak Mittal (L) and Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan (R) greet each other at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, prior to the India-Pakistan case, on February 18, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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The Hague | By Press Trust of India

China takes diplomats from 12 countries, including India, on trip to Uyghur-dominated Xinjiang

China recently took diplomats from a dozen countries, including India, with large Muslim populations to Xinjiang province where members of the Uyghur community have been interned in camps.
A small group of foreign journalists were taken to Xinjiang as part of China’s plan to showcase the far western region’s ‘social and economic progress’ amid increasing international criticism of a systematic crackdown against Muslim minority Uyghurs.(AFP/Picture for representation)
A small group of foreign journalists were taken to Xinjiang as part of China’s plan to showcase the far western region’s ‘social and economic progress’ amid increasing international criticism of a systematic crackdown against Muslim minority Uyghurs.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent

Debt, lure of easy money: Why Indian diplomat’s cook spied for Pakistani agents

Ramesh Singh Kanyal was arrested from Didihat by anti-terrorism squad agents on Wednesday. He was charged with sharing crucial information with the Pakistani intelligence agency during his stay in the neighbouring country from 2015 to 2017.
Ramesh Singh Kanyal, a former cook booked under espionage charges, was allegedly paid by the ISI in US dollar bills.(Reuters File)
Ramesh Singh Kanyal, a former cook booked under espionage charges, was allegedly paid by the ISI in US dollar bills.(Reuters File)
Updated on May 25, 2018 10:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

NATO expels seven Russian diplomats, limits size of mission

Governments across Europe, the United States and beyond announced plans on Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the attack
Russia's flag flutters in front of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia, on March 27, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Russia's flag flutters in front of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia, on March 27, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2018 08:59 PM IST
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Reuters, Brussels | By Reuters

Russia says moves to expel diplomats result of ‘colossal pressure’ by US

Russia said it would not put with this “loutish behaviour”.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov(AP File Photo)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov(AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 04:19 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Tashkent | By Agence France-Presse

Pakistan envoy returns, wants to sort out issue of diplomats’ harassment soon

Sohail Mahmood also Pakistan desired peaceful and good-neighbourly relations with India on the basis of sovereign equality and mutual respect.
Pakistan's envoy to India Sohail Mahmood during the Pakistan National Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI)
Pakistan's envoy to India Sohail Mahmood during the Pakistan National Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 08:49 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Knew this was coming, says UK on Russia expelling diplomats

“In light of Russia’s previous behaviour, we anticipated a response of this kind and the National Security Council will meet early next week to consider next steps,” said a foreign office spokesperson.
Police officers escort an army truck, carrying a freight container laden with the car of Sergei Skripal, as it is driven from the Churchfields industrial estate in Salisbury, southern England on Friday as part of investigations in connection with the poisoning of the former Russian spy.(AFP)
Police officers escort an army truck, carrying a freight container laden with the car of Sergei Skripal, as it is driven from the Churchfields industrial estate in Salisbury, southern England on Friday as part of investigations in connection with the poisoning of the former Russian spy.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 07:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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