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India, US likely to advance on several bilateral initiatives, to strengthen ties

In 2022, India and the United States are expected to move forward on a wide-ranging set of initiatives, including the fight against the pandemic, climate change, QUAD, and new and emerging technologies, the White House said on Monday

India goes ahead with high-stake state elections despite Covid surge; Election Commission says timely elections essence of democracy

The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced dates of local assembly elections in five Indian states, including the politically consequential state of Uttar Pradesh, results of which will have a bearing not only on the next general election in 2024 but the way India is governed the next two years. A total of 180 million people will take part in this election

Seven-day mandatory home quarantine for international travellers to India

All international passengers will now have to home quarantine for a week on arrival in India, as the Indian government tightened curbs, declared weekend curfew in some places, including capital Delhi and announced revised travel guidelines Friday amid a surge in cases believed to be fuelled by the Omicron variant

Motorable bridge over Mahakali river to boost connectivity between India and Nepal

As part of its policy to enhance connectivity with its select South Asian neighbours, especially those on its eastern/northeastern flank, the Indian Cabinet has approved a memorandum of understanding for building a motorable bridge over the Mahakali river that forms the India-Nepal border in the north, connecting Dharchula in India to Darchula in Nepal

Indian foreign minister holds talks with the Maldives, Bhutan counterparts

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has held separate telephonic talks with his counterparts from Maldives and Bhutan among others with a focus on further boosting their bilateral ties in the South Asian framework

Modi government withdraws special security to four former Kashmir chief ministers

The Modi government has withdrawn special security cover to four former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir in what one of the chief ministers saw as a response to their "increased political activities"

A woman among three arrested in India in scandalous online 'auctioning' of Muslim women

Indian authorities have made three arrests, including of an 18-year-old girl, in connection to the case involving fake auctioning of prominent Muslim women on an online application which has now been taken down

Indian foreign minister speaks with American and Russian counterparts

India External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has reviewed bilateral relations with his American and Russian counterparts ahead of planned interactions with both countries

India's three big cities have bulk of Omicron cases; third wave on

A large chunk of Omicron cases in India have been reported from India's three biggest cities, the head of the country's vaccine task force said, adding the third wave of the pandemic is very much here

Six terrorists, including two Pakistani nationals, shot dead in Kashmir

Six terrorists, including two Pakistan nationals, have been killed in two separate shootouts with Indian security forces in the Anantnag and Kulgam districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said

Germany arrests Sikh extremist following India's diplomatic pressure

German police have arrested a wanted Sikh radical, Jaswinder Singh Multani, after what Indian media said was more than 72 hours of hectic diplomacy by the Modi government with Berlin

Modi government opens up property investment in Jammu & Kashmir; opposition says 'J&K up for sale'

The Modi government has held a real estate summit in Jammu - the first of its kind - to encourage people from across the country to buy land, or a "second home", in Jammu and Kashmir in a move fraught with political implications

India, Central Asian countries call for non-interference in Afghanistan. enhanced security cooperation and trade connectivity with India

India and the five Central Asian countries on Sunday agreed to enhance cooperation in trade, connectivity, and security even as they condemned terrorism, including cross-border terrorism, and stressed on the territorial integrity of Afghanistan and non-interference in its internal affairs

India seeks to deepen ties with Central Asian nations

India is hosting the Third India-Central Asia Dialogue Sunday as New Delhi marks a strategic outreach to a region that it now considers as part of its extended neighbourhood

Modi calls for making natural farming a mass movement in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged states to make natural farming a mass movement, saying it will help save thousands of crores of rupees spent each year on importing chemicals and fertilizers

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