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Modi says India's ties with Nepal are 'unparalleled' a day before Lumbini visit

Modi said both sides will continue to build on the shared understanding to expand cooperation in multiple areas, including hydropower, development and connectivity.

India halts wheat exports; could disrupt UN plans to source wheat from India for vulnerable countries

Last month, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said India hopes to become a permanent exporter of wheat, shipping as much as 15 million tons this year, compared with about 7.2 million in 2021-22. Officials are pushing the World Trade Organization to relax rules so that India can export from state reserves, Goyal said

Kashmiri Pandits condemn killing of Hindu government employee, say Modi government has failed them despite promises

Over 4,000 Kashmiri Pandits are living in transit camps in various parts of Kashmir after they were given government jobs under a special employment package launched in 2010. The angry protesters also raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, NDTV said

India's Supreme Court puts colonial-era sedition law used to jail critics on hold pending governmental review

The government has been accused of using the law against critics, such as politicians, journalists and activists. The law criminalises any action that "excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the government". The punishment can be a fine or a maximum sentence of life in prison, or both

India supports democratic transition in Sri Lanka, will aid economic recovery

“India will always be guided by the best interests of the people of Sri Lanka expressed through democratic processes,” the MEA spokesperson said

800 Pakistani Hindus left India after failing to get citizenship, says NGO; thousands more in line

According to Singh, there are 25,000 Pakistani Hindus in Rajasthan alone who have been awaiting citizenship, some for more than two decades.

Indian PM Modi to visit Nepal amid renewed warmth in bilateral ties: Is Kathmandu distancing from Beijing?

Trade disruption along the border with China during the pandemic, alleged border incursions in a northwestern district, and Kathmandu's aversion to costly Chinese loans for megaprojects among other factors have influenced Kathamandu’s desire to reduce its dependence on Bejing and mend ties with India and the US.

Indian PM Modi calls for cessation of hostilities; Denmark hopes for New Delhi’s influence to end Ukraine war

Germany on Monday committed to provide additional support worth euro 10 billion to India by 2030 to support green growth initiatives. India and Germany also agreed to work together on joint projects in third countries in an apparent signal to counter China’s debt-driven infra financing model, Business Standard said

Tamil Nadu state to supplement Indian government's humanitarian aid to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Jaishankar in a letter addressed to Stalin said that the mission in Colombo was consulted over Tamil Nadu's request. it said that the "MEA offers that Tamil Nadu Government's assistance can supplement what is being provided by the Government of India. The Government of Sri Lanka's preference is for inclusive distribution."

India in grip of severe heatwave, temperatures expected to rise further

The blistering heatwave sweeping through vast swathes of the country intensified on Thursday with the mercury crossing the 45-degree mark at several places

Equipment spillover from Afghanistan in Kashmir, says Indian Army Chief; short, swift wars may happen, says Indian Air Force chief

“There is definitely an increase in the number of weapons and other equipment, especially night-vision devices that we are capturing or unearthing, which definitely have come from Afghanistan,” Gen Naravane said. “That is a major cause of concern.”

Modi, Jaishankar embarking on high-level diplomacy with strategic partners and neighbours

The outreach to Europe follows on the heels of the visit to New Delhi by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen earlier this week when she held wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The European Union and India have resolved to strengthen their partnership and deepen bilateral cooperation

Need to demonstrate that the world benefits from the growth of India: India's foreign minister

“We should not be looking at the world with a sense of entitlement. We need to earn our place in the world and which to a certain extent, therefore, comes to the issue of how the world benefits from the growth of India. We need to demonstrate that ” Jaishankar said.

Wake-up call for Europe to look at Asia: Indian foreign minister on Ukraine conflict; and where was rules-based order in Afghanistan, he asked

Jaishankar on Tuesday pointed to the challenges in Asia and in India’s neighbourhood — in Afghanistan, from Pakistan, and from China — and suggested that the simmering problems in Asia were not being given the requisite attention by the rest of the world they deserved, even though the violation of the "rules-based order" - which the West was so fond of citing now in the case of Ukraine - was already happening in this part of the world. 

Nearly 20,000 died, about 65,000 fled Kashmir due to cross-border terrorism, says Indian government

“Militancy in Jammu and Kashmir is intricately linked with infiltration of terrorists from across the border (in Pakistan),” the report said.  Besides Hindu Kashmiri Pandits, militancy forced some Sikh and Muslim families too to migrate from Kashmir Valley to Jammu, Delhi, and other parts of the country, it said

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