CtoI News Desk October 30th 2019 UK

20 Indian-origin candidates win in Canadian polls, including ‘kingmaker’ Jagmeet Singh

Indian-origin Canadian Jagmeet Singh is likely to emerge as the “kingmaker” after his New Democratic Party (NDP) won 24 seats in the...


Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away

Former Indian Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday aged 66.​


Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal on list of UK PM’s campaign donors

Indian-origin steel magnate Lakshmi N Mittal’s name appeared in the list of donors supporting United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris...


Modi, Trump, Putin star in Israel PM Netanyahu’s campaign ads

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be hoping to leverage his relationship with world leaders to secure his seat in office.


Priti Patel appointed UK Home Secretary; 3 Indian-origin ministers in Boris Johnson's Cabinet

Tory Member of Parliament (MP) Priti Patel took charge as Britain's first Indian-origin Home Secretary in the newly-unveiled Boris Johnson...


External Affairs Minister Jaishankar: India’s stature in the world has risen

India’s new External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar believes that India’s global stature has grown significantly in the last five years.


Modi takes oath as India PM for Term 2.0

Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India earlier today, marking the start of his second term. He was sworn in by Indian...


Indian MHA discards 'blacklists' of Indians seeking asylum abroad

In yet another reconciliatory measure aimed at overseas citizens and the diaspora, the Indian Home Ministry has decided to discard its...


Congress NRI campaign bus to tour Punjab, Haryana prior to polls

Acknowledging the importance of NRIs in the upcoming election and the political influence they exert, the Indian National Congress has come...


Over 90 per cent of overseas electors from Kerala, Punjab engaging over 40,000 volunteers as guides for NRIs, first-time voters

Taking stock of over 70,000 registered overseas electors for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, over 90 per cent are from the Indian state of...


Probe fake news about online NRI voting: Goa EC to cops

The Goa state election authority yesterday directed the police to probe fake news circulating on social media, which claims overseas voters...


Will continue to work with US authorities to help detained Indians: MEA

The Government of India is continuously making efforts to address the detention of 129 Indian students, mostly from the states of Telangana...


Will the EVMs decide the elections of 2019?

An Indian Cyber expert identified as Syed Suja, recently told a press conference in London addressing via Skype that 2014 General election...

Global Analysis & Commentary

New UK visa rules keeping Indian students out to have no impact: MEA

The Indian Government has maintained that new rules keeping Indians out of "low risk" visa list "will not have any impact" on the existing...


India to pursue Shangri La vision in South-East Asian security architecture: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs today said it will follow a rule-based and dialogue driven vision of Indo-Pacific security as defined by...


Toddlers Darlene, Jessica in UK first to get passports under MEA outreach programme

The Indian mission in UK presented the first set of passports under their new scheme to two toddlers, Darlene Fernandes and Jessica Kaur, at...


Changing its stand, Indian govt says NRIs allowed to make RTI queries

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can file Right to Information (RTI) applications to seek governance-related information, the government has...


Singaporeans will soon have a clearer idea of who's the next PM: Shanmugam

The choice for Singapore's next Prime Minister will be clearer next year.


Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal says people's trust in Trump faltering

With Congress midterm elections approaching in the US, Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal yesterday slammed US President Donald...


Asia must feel from within that the next century belongs to them: PM Modi at NTU Singapore

“We must balance tradition and innovation, and think of furthering connectivity without any conflict,” said Indian Prime Minister...


For Singapore, there is no better opportunity than India, says PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the close cultural, political and economic ties between India and Singapore and praised the...


Trump threatens Kim Jong-Un with same fate as Gaddafi

Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-Un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his...


Singapore committed to keeping Tamil as an official language: S Iswaran

The Singapore government is resolute in its commitment to keep Tamil as an official language, Cabinet Minister S Iswaran has said, citing...


India, Singapore discuss ways to boost defence cooperation

India and Singapore today discussed ways to boost defence and security cooperation, particularly in the maritime domain.


Hard power is exercised, soft power is evoked: Shashi Tharoor

A packed Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium enjoyed - Shashi The Roar In Singapore. Dr Tharoor, Indian MP and author of 17 books...

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