Bilateral Relations

India, Russia sign S-400 missile deal after summit

U.S. says sanctions waiver will be given only on transaction-by-transaction basis India and Russia on Friday concluded the contract for five S-400 ‘Triumf’ missile systems, one of the biggest defence deals in recent times, after the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The announcement …

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Indian-American nominated to key post

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated prominent Indian-American nuclear expert Rita Baranwal to head the nuclear energy division at the Department of Energy. If approved by the Senate, Ms. Baranwal will be an Assistant Secretary of Energy, responsible for nuclear technology research and the development and management of the department’s …

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Deportation as per law, Centre tells SC

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the action to repatriate the seven Rohingya Muslims was taken in due course of law and in the interest of the country. The Assam government had made the arrangements for their repatriation through an immigration check point in Manipur. A Bench …

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Hasina gets Modi’s assurance

‘People left out of NRC exercise will not be sent to Dhaka’ Bangladesh said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Dhaka that people left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam would not be deported to the country. “Prime Minister Modi has personally …

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Guterres lauds Modi for climate action

Pat for work on solar alliance and single-use plastic ban Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Champions of the Earth Award by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a ceremony here on Wednesday. “In PM Narendra Modi, we have a leader who realises the issue of climate change and …

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Film on civil war removed from Jaffna fest

Tamil filmmaker Jude Ratnam says he is yet to get a ‘proper explanation’ from organisers A Sri Lankan Tamil filmmaker’s take on the country’s civil war, which was scheduled to be screened at the Jaffna International Cinema Festival later this week, has been removed from the list, raising questions about …

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Indians to be hit by U.K. immigration plan

Under the new system, immigrants will be able to bring their immediate families only if they are sponsored by employers Indian citizens and other non-EU citizens will have the same immigration rights as EU citizens in the U.K., under a system that will give priority to high skilled workers. However, …

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Pakistan’s terror charge outrageous: India

Linking New Delhi to Peshawar school attack dishonours memory of the innocent lives lost to terrorists, envoy tells UN Pakistan’s attempts to link India to the 2014 Peshawar terrorist attack were “most outrageous”, New Delhi told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday. During his address earlier at the …

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