Grand Challenges Meet: India kept Covid death rate low through people-driven approach, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today address the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 via video conferencing. The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, for the last 15 years, has fostered international innovation collaborations to address the biggest challenges in health and development. The meeting will convene virtually from October 19 to 21, bringing together … Read more

US dy Secretary of State concludes two-day visit to Delhi, sets stage for US-India ‘2+2’ meet

During his visit to Delhi ahead of the crucial ‘2+2’ India-US meet, US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met with senior officials, including EAM S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla, NSA Ajit Doval and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar. US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun (left) with EAM S Jaishankar (right) in New Delhi … Read more

Pakistan epicentre of terrorism: India slams neighbour for its ‘rant’ at Commonwealth meet

India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for its ‘rant’ at the 20th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting. Addressing the meeting virtually on behalf of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, MEA Secretary (West) Vikas Swarup said that it was unfortunate that the South Asian country chose the Commonwealth platform to “pursue its own bigoted, ill-conceived, narrow and … Read more

GST Council meet ends with no consensus, Centre says will not borrow for states

The deadlock over compensating states for the shortfall in GST collections continued on Monday with the 42nd meeting of the GST Council ending without reaching any consensus. Addressing the media after the meeting, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the meeting was an extension of the previous meeting and all the states spoke on the issue … Read more

Chushul meet: India to oppose Chinese demand for troop withdrawal from strategic heights in Pangong Tso

This will be the seventh round of Corp Commander-level talks between India and China to ensure complete disengagement of troops along the LAC in eastern Ladakh. The Indian Army and Chinese PLA have been engaged in a military standoff at friction points in the region since May. [REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE] File photo of Indian Army convoy … Read more

Ahead of crucial FATF meet, Pak hires top lobbying firm to woo Trump administration to come out of grey list

Ahead of the crucial plenary and sub-groups meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that is slated to take place between October 21 and 23, Pakistan has reportedly hired a top lobbying firm on the Capitol Hill in a bid to change Trump administration’s attitude towards Islamabad to come out of the club of … Read more

India to push for complete disengagement in Ladakh during October 12 meet with China

This round of talks between India and China to achieve disengagement along LAC in eastern Ladakh will also be the last to be attended by commander of Fire and Fury Corps Lt Gen Harinder Singh. [REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE] File photo of Indian Army convoy moving on Manali-Leh highway (Photo Credits: PTI) India’s top political and military … Read more

Jagan-Modi meet in Delhi: What’s cooking in Andhra kitchen? A look at politics in key southern state

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has sparked off fresh speculation about his YSR Congress party joining the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) with two high-profile meetings in two weeks. Jagan Mohan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday after having met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on September 23-24. The meetings have … Read more