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BENGALURU, (IANS) - Karnataka will establish a separate ministry for non-resident Indians Home Minister G. Parameshwara announced on February 21. He made the announcement after welcoming NRIs from more than 15 countries seated at the visitors' gallery of the state Assembly. "NRIs

KATHMANDU, (IANS) - Nepal is witnessing a growing call for the restoration of the Hindu state. The erstwhile Hindu state adopted a federal, secular, and democratic identity in 2008. The changes took place after the CPN (Maoist) decided to join the

HYDERABAD (ANI) - Mohammad Sufiyan, from Hyderabad, is one of the many youths who were allegedly duped by some agents and drafted into fighting for Russia in the ongoing conflict against Ukraine. Sufiyan's family has urged the central government as well

BANGKOK (ANI) - In a significant religious event, the sacred relics of Lord Buddha and disciples Arahata Sariputta and Arahata Maha Moggallana have arrived in Thailand for public exposition, marking a momentous occasion. Preserved in India, it's the first time

HYDERABAD (IANS) - India's first private drone manufacturing facility here, has made significant strides in establishing India as a defense manufacturing hub. The facility has now supplied more than 20 Hermes 900 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAVs to Israel. The Adani-Elbit Advanced

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India on February 12 welcomed the decision of the Qatar court to release the eight former Indian Army personnel, who were previously sentenced to death. The Qatar court released all eight former Indian Navy personnel in its

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Independent candidates affiliated with former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehereek-e-Insaf (PTI) party have secured the most parliamentary seats in last week’s nationwide election as per the Pakistan Election Commission, media reports said. It is a stunning

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - On February 8, Pakistan's registered voters will be lining up to vote for their favorite candidates and the party they want to see run the country for the next five years. Any party or parties that form the

AYODHYA, (IANS) - Home is where Ram is -- that is what people now believe. According to official sources, both Indians and NRIs are now queuing up to buy property in the holy city that has come to be known as

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Following Israel's accusation of UNRWA staff being involved in the October 7 Hamas attack, Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal on February 1, said that India has been extending assistance to Palestine both bilaterally

LONDON, (IANS) - The British Asian Trust, a charity founded by King Charles III, is leading an educational initiative that will impact the lives of up to four million children in India across five years. The initiative LiftEd -- Learning and

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Amid the ongoing escalations in the Red Sea, India said on February 1 that it is a matter of concern for India. The official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Randhir Jaiswal said, "It is a

LONDON, (IANS) - A museum founded by the son of the last Sikh emperor of Punjab in England has received a grant of nearly 200k pounds, which will be used to tell the family's story through its displays, events, and

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on January 30 forecast a "soft landing" for the global economy hammered in recent years by a deadly pandemic, skyrocketing inflation and high-interest rates, and protracted wars. It also upgraded the growth

NEW YORK, NY (IANS)- Pakistan, in a letter to a UN official dealing with culture and civilization, has warned that the consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is a "significant threat" to "peace in the region". "Pakistan condemns in the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The spillover of the Israel-Hamas conflict to “the vicinity of India” with attacks on shipping by Houthi rebels has an impact on India’s economic interests, according to Deputy Permanent Representative R. Ravindra. The conflict’s impact on the safety of commercial shipping in the Indian Ocean “has

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - China has yet to appoint its ambassador to India, some 15 months since the post felt vacant. The last Chinese Ambassador in Delhi was Sun Weidong, who left in October 2022 after three years on the job

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Pakistan's attack on Iranian soil is the first external land attack on Iran since forces led by then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Iran in the 1980s, starting a vicious eight-year war, the media reported. Iran's initial reaction

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Iran launched air strikes on January 16 at the headquarters of a terrorist group opposed to Tehran with drones and missiles in Pakistan, in which two "important headquarters" of Jaish al-Adl in Pakistan were "destroyed." Islamabad

MALE, (IANS) - Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu has asked India to withdraw its military personnel, estimated at 88 personnel, from the Indian Ocean archipelago by mid-March. A high-level core group, set by both nations, to negotiate the withdrawal of troops held

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Basdeo Panday, the first Indian-origin Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago who once said, “If you see me and a lion fighting, feel sorry for the lion", has passed away at the age of 90. A lawyer,

India-West News Desk NEW DELHI - In a significant move, Nepal has temporarily halted the issuance of labor permits for citizens seeking employment in Russia and Ukraine. The Department of Foreign Employment announced the suspension through an official notice released on

NEW DELHI (ANI) - The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi has passed on the baton to Randhir Jaiswal, who assumed the charge as official MEA spokesperson on January 3. Jaiswal previously recently served as Consul General in New York

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In September this year, Singapore President Tharman Shanmugaratnam joined the growing list of Indian-origin leaders dominating world politics, just as Rishi Sunak scripted history by becoming Britain's first desi premier in 2022. Before him, Leo Varadkar --

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In the latest development following the blast outside the Israel Embassy in Delhi on December 26, forensic experts have found more than two dozen pellets from the site, shedding light on the nature of the explosion. Official

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on December 28 said that India has noted the Dahra Global case verdict in which the sentences of eight former Indian Navy personnel on death row have been reduced. A

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Pakistani-Hindu Dr Saveera Parkash is set to be the first woman candidate from the minority community to stand in the upcoming general elections from the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Parkash submitted her nomination papers for the

Photo: Legendairlines.ro NEW DELHI (IANS, MEDIA REPORTS) - After a four-day wait, a plane at the center of a human trafficking investigation departed from a French airport on December 25, destined for India, reports said. The grounding of the aircraft left approximately

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - When the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Myanmar that set the world organization’s current engagement with the crisis in that country, three nations abstained in a collision of regional realities and perceptions thousands

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 19 had a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli PM briefed PM Modi on the recent developments in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The two leaders shared concerns regarding

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Faced with the "challenge" to "strike the right balance", India has joined the General Assembly's call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, reversing its earlier position of abstaining. After the resolution

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on December 6 said that UNESCO has included Gujarat's Garba dance in its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. An official statement said that the decision was taken during the 18th meeting

LONDON, (IANS) - An estimated 300,000 non-Britons – many of them Indians – will be affected by the British government on December 4 raising the bar for people eligible to apply for skilled worker visas for the United Kingdom. The

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In its slow march towards realpolitik, India has come a long way from looking at Palestine through the prism of its independence struggle and the trauma of partition and rejecting Israel to supporting the two-state

Vishal Sharma who is India’s representative in Paris. Photo: Instagram NEW DELHI - Pakistan, on November 24, beat India for the position of vice chair in an election at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). While 38 members of the 58-member

UNITED NATIONS, (IANS) - India has backed a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution demanding that Israel withdraw from the occupied Golan Heights, a territory the Jewish nation captured from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967r. India was among the 91

By Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Today marks 365 days since India assumed the G20 Presidency. It is a moment to reflect, recommit, and rejuvenate the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ As we undertook this responsibility

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India appears to have emerged as a minority of one in the BRICS group's stand on the Israel-Hamas war with South Africa as the chair taking the lead in mounting a vociferous attack on Israel. South Africa

By Yashwant Raj WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India joined a select group of countries in June that is building a supply chain for critical minerals that, among other things, are key to transitioning to clean energy with some prodding from the

ZANZIBAR - Zanzibar President and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council Hussein Ali Mwinyi inaugurated The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Zanzibar on November 6 at the Zanzibar campus in the presence of Tanzanian officials, Indian dignitaries, faculty, and students. The

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A large chunk of the global Indian diaspora has rallied strongly behind Israel after the country witnessed its largest cross-border attack in October this year, carried out by the Hamas terror group, ever since its creation

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - Even as India was among the countries that abstained from voting for a non-binding Jordanian resolution, it voted in favor of a Canada-led amendment to the draft resolution on the Gaza crisis which failed to

NEW DELHI (IANS, ANI) - Eight former Indian Navy officers, have been sentenced to death in Qatar, and accused of spying. The eight men were working for a private firm that helped the Qatari armed forces and included decorated officers

UNITED NATIONS, (IANS) - The massacre of 99 Hindus by a Rohingya group in Myanmar could qualify as an international crime, according to the UN official carrying out investigations of serious human rights violations there. Asked on October 23 about the

LONDON (ANI) - The United Kingdom has shown its disagreement with India's action after the India-Canada standoff which resulted in the departure of 41 Canadian diplomats from India and called for resolution of differences through discussion. In a press statement, the

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Israeli Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon on October 18 said that the Hamas terror group is afraid of the Israel Defense Forces. He went on to mention the recent explosion at the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The much-sought after bailout loan of $330 million by Colombo from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has not materialized ostensibly after Beijing’s refusal to restructure bilateral loans it extended to the Indian Ocean island - a

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Amid the ongoing war in Israel, at least 212 Indian citizens arrived in the national capital from the first flight under 'Operation Ajay'. The first flight was greeted by Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar at the airport. The Minister

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Following a phone call with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on October 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the "people of India stand firmly" with the Jewish nation amid the ongoing conflict with the Hamas

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Pakistani government is planning to sell off its part of the shares in the Reko Diq copper and gold mining project to Saudi Arabia. The other partners in the venture are the Canada-based Barrick Gold