Eight dead in boat with Rohingya refugees: Centre

The Indian coast guard has found a boat adrift in the Andaman Sea carrying Rohingya refugees, including eight people who had died, the Ministry of External Affairs said. Continue Reading

India slams ‘sensationalist’ comments by foreign celebs on farmer protests

India has reacted sharply to comments by foreign celebrities and others, including pop singer Rihanna on farmers’ protests, saying a very small section of farmers in parts of the country have some reservations about the farm reforms and a proper understanding of the issue is needed before rushing to comment on the agitation. Continue Reading

Temple vandalism: Protest lodged with Pakistan

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the vandalisation of a Hindu temple in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the neighbouring country and sought strict action against those responsible for the incident, sources said on Friday. Continue Reading

India & China to work towards peace

Resuming diplomatic talks on their military standoff, India and China on Friday agreed to continue working towards ensuring complete disengagement of troops in all friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh at the earliest. Continue Reading

Editorial: Walk the talk

In the wake of China’s reluctance to carry on with the disengagement process in the Ladakh region, India and China Friday held a fresh round of online diplomatic talks under the framework of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs. Continue Reading

Pakistan ‘tortured’ Indian officials

India has alleged ‘abduction’ and ‘torture’ of two officials of the High Commission of India in Islamabad’’ by Pakistan security agencies. Continue Reading

No role to play

Asserting that the CAA is an internal matter of India, the Ministry of External Affairs said it has noted the European Parliament’s decision to not put to vote a resolution on the citizenship law on Thursday and will continue to engage with the MEPs on the issue. Continue Reading

Putin to witness Alanganallur Jallikattu?

Ministry of External Affairs has brushed aside reports that Russia President Vladimir Putin will be present in Alanganallur near Madurai to witness the Jallikattu that will be conducted Pongal 2020. Continue Reading

Editorial: None of their business

India has rightly slammed the UK’s Labour Party after it passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described the Labour Party’s move as an attempt at “pandering to vote-bank interests.” Continue Reading

Huawei issue: MEA seeks views of various depts after letter from US

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is seeking views of various departments after the US government warned its Indian counterpart that companies found supplying equipment or other products of American origin to Huawei or its units could face punitive action. Continue Reading