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Gaitri Kumar appointed Indian High Commissioner to the UK; new envoys for Kuwait and Finland too

The 1986-batch Indian Foreign Service officer is currently serving as Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.

Global

Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to become Chairman of WHO Executive Board: Reports

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.

Global

Over 160 illegal immigrants to arrive in India from USA tomorrow

Around 160 illegal Indian immigrants, including 132 from Haryana and Punjab, will be arriving in India tomorrow after they were deported...

Covid-19

Lockdown period won't count towards NRIs', foreigners' residency status for tax purposes, says Indian government

In a major relief to Non-resident Indians (NRIs) stuck in India, the Finance Ministry today relaxed the norm for determining the residency...

Global

Punjab, Kerala CMs warns Centre government about risks posed by returning Indians

Amidst quarantine preparations by various state governments for Indian citizens who will be returning from abroad, the chief ministers of...

Covid-19

Senior diplomat Anurag Srivastava takes over as Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson

Srivastava is a 1999-batch Indian Foreign Service officer and previously served as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia.

Global

MEA refutes Turkish President, UK Foreign Office comments about Delhi violence, CAA

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs refuted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the United Kingdom's junior foreign minister...

Global

NRIs can acquire 100% stake in Air India under new government norms

Indian Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday that Non-resident Indians (NRIs)...

Corporate

MEA renames Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra after Sushma Swaraj on eve of her birth anniversary

The MEA has also renamed the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi as the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.

Global

Satya Nadella expresses reservations about CAA, Amartya Sen calls for unity against Act

Nadella spoke about India's inherent multiculturalism, the need to create equal opportunities for all, and the importance of debate in a...

Global

NTU President Prof Subra Suresh honoured by alma mater IIT Madras

NTU President Professor Subra Suresh has been honoured by his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) with a new...

Global

First of three-city Incredible India roadshows held in Singapore

The first of the three-city Incredible India roadshows held in Singapore with participation from 25 Indian tour operators and...

Travel

Great response to NPS from overseas Indians, says Indian government

The Central government has stated that they have received a great response from people of Indian origin holding citizenship of other...

Global

How the Burj Khalifa celebrated Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday

The world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, was lit up with Shah Rukh Khan's name to celebrate his 54th birthday on November 2.

Entertainment

Andhra government scraps Amaravati development plan, terminates contract with Singapore consortium

The joint Singapore-Andhra Pradesh Amaravati Start-Up Area Development Project has formally been scrapped with the Indian state Cabinet...

Global

Punjab government to approach NRI sponsors for state’s smart schools programme

The Punjab government announced it will seek help from non-resident Indians (NRIs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)  to develop...

Global

Bombay HC quashes LRs to Singapore, other nations in Adani coal scam case

In the probe into Adani group firms, the Bombay High Court on Thursday quashed all Letters Rogatory (LRs) sent by the Directorate of Revenue...

Global

Kartarpur corridor: As deadline nears, Pakistan’s slow progress visible from Indian side

Pakistan has reportedly refused to construct their side of a bridge on the cross-border elevated corridor to Kartarpur Darbar Sahib from...

Global

Indian Supreme Court sets one-month deadline for government response to NRI petition

The Indian Supreme Court gave the government and 25 states a month’s time to respond to a writ petition seeking a direction to establish...

Global

Dutch King and Queen pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

The King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on Monday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.

Global

India is one of the fastest growing large economies in the world: WEF President

India, a young economy with a lot of potential, has demonstrated remarkable strength and resilience amid a global slowdown, said a top...

Global

India asks UK to protect students abroad and help with visa issues

The Indian Government has asked the United Kingdom to protect the rights of its students in the country and ensure that they do not face any...

UK

Odisha government hires Singapore firm for modern Bhubaneswar railway station project

Singapore-based international design consultant Subarna Jurong has been hired to develop and upgrade the Bhubaneswar railway station.

Global

Kerala Minister asks Centre for special provision for NRIs to renew driving license

Kerala transport minister AK Saseendran in a letter to Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari requested a one-time exception be made...

Global
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