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Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, right, shakes hands with Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's prime minister, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(Bloomberg file phoot)

Fresh opportunity for India, Sri Lanka to enhance bilateral engagement, says Indian High Commission

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Colombo, Sri Lanka
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 08:12 AM IST
The High Commission said in a statement that the strong mandate received by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa provides a fresh opportunity for New Delhi and Colombo to enhance bilateral engagement including mitigating the adverse economic effects of the Covid-19.
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Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ at the airport in Koch in May 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ at the airport in Koch in May 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Vande Bharat mission phase 4 begins Friday, 9 flights to bring back stranded Indians from Canada

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 09:04 AM IST
According to High Commissioner of India to Canada Ajay Bisaria, nearly 5,000 Indians who were stranded in Canada due to the Covid-19 outbreak have returned home on 27 repatriation flights from Canada operated by Air India
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Five Indian sailors had been kidnapped from their vessel the ‘MT Apecus’ on April 19, 2019 and taken ashore off Bonny Island in Nigeria. (Image used for representational purpose).(AP FILE PHOTO.)
Five Indian sailors had been kidnapped from their vessel the ‘MT Apecus’ on April 19, 2019 and taken ashore off Bonny Island in Nigeria. (Image used for representational purpose).(AP FILE PHOTO.)

Five Indian sailors abducted in Nigeria rescued: Shipping Ministry

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The High Commission of India in Abuja, Nigeria sought help from the Nigerian Navy to track the whereabouts of the missing Indian sailors, which in turn roped in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to lead the rescue efforts.
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Scene outside the Serena hotel in Islamabad where guests were being turned away to stop them from attending iftar hosted by Indian High Commissioner.
Scene outside the Serena hotel in Islamabad where guests were being turned away to stop them from attending iftar hosted by Indian High Commissioner.

‘Against all notions of civilised behaviour’: India attacks after Pakistan sabotage of iftar at high commission in Islamabad

By Indo-Asian News Service | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:15 PM IST
Pakistani security personnel forcibly stopped some 300 visitors, mainly Pakistanis, from attending the iftar hosted by Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria at Hotel Serena here on Saturday. They also misbehaved with Indian diplomats.
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Haryana CM said the state government has sanctioned ₹30.80 lakh to bring back the body of Ravi Thakur who died last week after scaling Mount Everest(SOURCED)
Haryana CM said the state government has sanctioned ₹30.80 lakh to bring back the body of Ravi Thakur who died last week after scaling Mount Everest(SOURCED)

Haryana will fund search for state moutaineer’s body who scaled Mt Everest

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 07:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times had reported on Monday that Thakur’s family in Sonepat was unable to afford the amount. Khattar said his government has asked the Indian High Commission to get the recovery operation started.
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File photo of Indian and Pakistani flags.
File photo of Indian and Pakistani flags.

2 diplomats harassed, detained, says India in complaint to Pak

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 09:38 PM IST
New Delhi on Saturday conveyed its concerns to the Pakistan Foreign office that its diplomats at the High Commission in Islamabad were being harassed.
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Representational image of a rifle shooter.(PTI)
Representational image of a rifle shooter.(PTI)

No visa denial for Pakistan players coming to India for Shooting World Cup

By ANI | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2019 12:19 PM IST
“Home Ministry has given its approval and it has been now forwarded to High Commission and Islamabad. On Friday, I got a call from the Indian High Commission and they confirmed the names of the shooters again and hopefully today the Visa will be granted,” Rajiv Bhatia told ANI.
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Pakistan on Tuesday shared with India a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Pakistan on Tuesday shared with India a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.(Reuters/Representative Image)

537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Fishermen from Pakistan and India are frequently detained for illegally fishing in each other’s territorial waters since the Arabian Sea does not have a clearly defined marine border and the wooden boats lack the technology to avoid being drifting away.
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This picture uploaded by the BCCI on its social media caused an uproar among fans.(Twitter)
This picture uploaded by the BCCI on its social media caused an uproar among fans.(Twitter)

‘Anushka Sharma was invited to reception by High Commissioner’

By Arnab Sen & Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 09:01 PM IST
Indian cricket fans were irked by Anushka Sharma’s presence in the photograph, while no other cricketer had their spouses for company.
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Trolls ask if Anushka Sharma has joined the Indian cricket team after BCCI’s photo goes viral

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 12:02 PM IST
Trolls targeted Anushka Sharma once again for getting a picture clicked with the Indian Cricket Team at the High Commission of India in London.
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Sikh pilgrims pray during the Baisakhi festival at the shrine of Gurdwara Punja Sahib, the second most sacred place for Sikhs, in Hasan Abdal, some 50 kilometers from Islamabad, in Pakistan, on April 14, 2018. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims arrived from India and other countries to attend the harvest festival that is regionally known by many names and marks the Solar New Year.(AP)
Sikh pilgrims pray during the Baisakhi festival at the shrine of Gurdwara Punja Sahib, the second most sacred place for Sikhs, in Hasan Abdal, some 50 kilometers from Islamabad, in Pakistan, on April 14, 2018. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims arrived from India and other countries to attend the harvest festival that is regionally known by many names and marks the Solar New Year.(AP)

India lodges protest after Pakistan prevents envoy from meeting Sikh pilgrims

By Jayant Jacob | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 10:22 PM IST
The MEA said the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, who was to visit Gurdwara Panja Sahib, was asked to return while en route the shrine on Saturday, for unspecified ‘security’ reasons.
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