India's import of crude oil driven by national interests: Foreign Secretary Kwatra

India's import of crude oil driven by national interests: Foreign Secretary Kwatra

Friday, 24 June 2022 | PTI | New Delh

With the upcoming G7 summit set to discuss cutting dependency on Russian fossil fuels, India on Friday said its sourcing of crude oil is totally driven by its national interests and that its position on the issue is "very well understood" by various countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the...

USAID chief meets Indian social activist Nikhil Dey

USAID chief meets Indian social activist Nikhil Dey

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | Washington

USAID Administrator Samantha Power, a top Biden administration official, has met with an Indian social activist to discuss challenges being faced by democracy, according to an official note. Power met Nikhil Dey, a founding member of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and the National Campaign For People's Right to Information...

China to hold this year's BRICS summit on Jun 23-24

China to hold this year's BRICS summit on Jun 23-24

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | Beijing

The 14th summit of BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will be hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping here on June 23 via video link and would be followed by a high-level dialogue on global development the next day, the Foreign Ministry announced here on...

US is there for India: Biden administration

US is there for India: Biden administration

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PTI | Washington

The US is there for India, the Biden administration has said, reiterating that New Delhi's relationship with Moscow developed over several decades when Washington was "not prepared or able to be a partner of choice" for the Indian government. State Department spokesperson Ned Price's remarks came in response to a question...

Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal makes a strong pitch for re-engagement with India

Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal makes a strong pitch for re-engagement with India

Thursday, 16 June 2022 | PTI | Islamabad

   Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday made a strong pitch for re-engaging with India, saying cutting ties with New Delhi would not serve the country's interests as Islamabad was already “internationally isolated and disengaged.” Addressing the Founding Day ceremony at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad, Bilawal said: “We...

Biden nominates Indian-American security expert Radha Iyengar to top Pentagon position

Biden nominates Indian-American security expert Radha Iyengar to top Pentagon position

Thursday, 16 June 2022 | PTI | Washington

US President Joe Biden has nominated security expert Radha Iyengar Plumb to the post of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, the latest Indian-American to be named for a key position. Currently serving as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Plumb was nominated for...

ICCR President calls on Nepal President, PM; discuss Nepal-India cultural relations

ICCR President calls on Nepal President, PM; discuss Nepal-India cultural relations

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 | PTI | Kathmandu

Stressing that Nepal and India are bound together by deep civilisational and cultural ties, Vinaya Sahashrabuddhe, the President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), on Wednesday discussed ways to further strengthening of age-old bilateral cultural relations with Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Sahashrabuddhe on Wednesday called on the Nepalese...

Gandhi King Scholarly exchange initiative launched

Gandhi King Scholarly exchange initiative launched

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 | PTI | Washington

The US Department of State has launched the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange initiative which explores the histories and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first-of-its-kind initiative, which was launched on Tuesday, brings together 20 emerging young civic leaders from India and the United States to advance civil...

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