Jaishankar meets his Tanzania, Solomon counterparts; discuss bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has met his counterparts from Tanzania and the Solomon Islands here and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in various sectors. Jaishankar arrived here on Wednesday on a four-day visit to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). He will be representing … Read more

India, China discuss return of students, resumption of direct flights

India and China have discussed the return of thousands of Indian students stranded at home for two years due to Beijing’s COVID-19 bans and resumption of direct flights disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian embassy here said on Thursday. The vexed issue of the return of the Indian … Read more

Foreign secy meets Sri Lankan President, PM to discuss economic crisis

A four-member Indian delegation led by Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday to assess the bilateral assistance provided by New Delhi in the wake of the island nation’s ongoing economic crisis. According to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign … Read more

India, Nepal discuss trans-border criminal activities at JWG meet

India and Nepal discussed issues related to curbing trans-border criminal and terror activities and strengthening border infrastructure among others at the 12th meeting of their Joint Working Group (JWG). The JWG, which delved into matters related to border management and security, was held in New Delhi on June 15-16, … Read more

ECB calls unscheduled meeting to discuss market turmoil

The European Central Bank has called an unscheduled meeting of its rate-setters, sparking speculation it could announce measures to tackle surging borrowing costs in weaker eurozone economies. The ECB said: “The governing council will have an ad hoc meeting on Wednesday to discuss current market conditions.” The meeting is scheduled to start at 11am CET. … Read more

Japan’s Kishida may join NATO summit to discuss Ukraine crisis -Kyodo By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Fumio Kishida, Japan’s prime minister, departs after a news conference following the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders meeting at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 24, 2022. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS/F TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is leaning toward attending a summit of leaders from … Read more

Bihar CM to chair all-party meeting to discuss caste-based census on June 1

An all-party meeting on the caste-based census in Bihar will be held on June 1 under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna, informed Bihar Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary on Wednesday. Choudhary further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has “not opposed” the all-party meeting on the … Read more

Nadda meets union ministers to discuss plan to mark 8 years of Modi govt

BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday deliberated with Union ministers on the party’s planned outreach exercise to mark eight years of the Narendra Modi government. The meeting also discussed details of the ministers’ visits to different parts of the country as part of the exercise. … Read more

US Treasury official heads to India to discuss Russian oil purchases

 A Biden administration official headed to India on Tuesday to talk with officials and private industry about U.S. sanctions, the Treasury Department said, as Washington seeks to keep India’s purchases of Russian oil from rising. Elizabeth Rosenberg, the assistant secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, will visit New Delhi … Read more

EU officials discuss vaccines deal to tackle monkeypox outbreak

EU officials are working on a potential centralised procurement deal for smallpox vaccines to be used against rising numbers of monkeypox infections in Europe, according to people familiar with the matter, as nations race to secure orders for the relatively limited number of doses available. Monkeypox typically causes fever and skin lesions but usually clears … Read more