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    United States, Russia to try more diplomacy amid tensions over Ukraine

    World | Jan 22, 2022, 08:59 AM IST

    With fears of an invasion of Ukraine running high and seemingly intractable demands, US Secy of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met for about 90 minutes in Geneva at what the American said was a “critical moment.”

  • India vaccine diplomacy, covishield, coronavirus

    India's vaccine diplomacy garners praise from global media

    India | Feb 13, 2021, 11:58 PM IST

    India is being lavishly praised in the international media for its vaccine diplomacy and helping other countries in time of need.

  • Article 370 abrogated to boost economic development, end

    Article 370 abrogated to boost economic development, end discrimination: US lawmaker

    World | Dec 21, 2019, 10:49 AM IST

    An influential US lawmaker has said that the Indian government's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was to support efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost economic development, fight corruption and end caste and religious discrimination. India on August 5 abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into union territories.

  • Pak objects to its mention in Indo-US joint statement

    Pakistan objects to its mention in Indo-US joint statement

    World | Dec 21, 2019, 08:49 AM IST

    Pakistan on Friday took strong exception to the references towards it in the Indo-US joint statement issued after the conclusion of 2+2 dialogue in Washington. The second India-US 2+2 dialogue between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were held in Washington on Wednesday.

  • Bill to promote Gandhi's legacy introduced in US House

    Bill to promote Gandhi's legacy introduced in US House

    World | Dec 21, 2019, 07:42 AM IST

    America's legendary civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to promote the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr and sought a budgetary allocation of USD 150 million for the next five years. Introduced to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, the House Bill (HR 5517) affirms the friendship between the two largest democracies of the world and honours the legacy and contributions of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Martin Luther King.

  • pakistan hails prime miniser modi s brief visit to lahore

    Pakistan hails Prime Miniser Modi's brief visit to Lahore

    World | Dec 25, 2015, 09:29 PM IST

    Lahore: Pakistan today declared Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brief visit to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif here a "purely goodwill" one and said they agreed to understand each other's concerns and continue holding peace talks

  • modi sharif meeting neither historic nor a breakthrough

    Modi-Sharif meeting neither historic nor a breakthrough: Congress

    Politics | Jul 10, 2015, 09:33 PM IST

    New Delhi: Congress today came down heavily on the Centre over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with his Pakistani counterpart in Ufa, alleging the NDA "diluted" India's long-held positions on terrorism and commitments extracted from

  • diplomacy did its work in marine s return salman khurshid

    Diplomacy did its work in marine's return: Salman Khurshid

    India | Mar 22, 2013, 12:04 PM IST

    New Delhi, March 22:  External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Friday said diplomacy has done its work and secured the return of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen to India to stand

  • chefs of world leaders meet in paris to give diplomacy a

    Chefs of world leaders meet in Paris to give diplomacy a boost

    World | Jul 25, 2012, 03:53 PM IST

    Paris, Jul 25:  They feed the powerful and are most at home in the kitchen. But French President Francois Hollande contends that the chefs who cook for the leaders of the world have a behind-the-scenes

  • jamaat lashkar protests in pak against reopening of nato

    Jamaat, Lashkar protests in Pak against reopening of Nato supply line

    World | Jul 06, 2012, 07:29 PM IST

    Karachi, Jul 6: Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's religious parties staged rallies against the US and NATO, across Karachi and Islamabad on Friday, pledging to resist the restoration of NATO supply lines across the border

  • islamist mursi sworn in as egypt s president

    Islamist Mursi sworn in as Egypt's President

    World | Jun 30, 2012, 08:39 PM IST

    Cairo, Jun 30: Mohammed Mursi was sworn in today as Egypt's first freely elected President bringing his Muslim Brotherhood to power after 84 years of struggle, even as the military seemed determined to retain control. 

  • diplomacy can stop iran from getting bomb says obama

    Diplomacy Can Stop Iran From Getting Bomb, Says Obama

    World | Mar 07, 2012, 09:45 AM IST

    Washington, Mar 7: President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that diplomacy can still resolve the crisis over Iran's possible pursuit of nuclear weapons, and he accused his Republican critics of "beating the drums of war.""Those folks

  • us gives thumbs up to pm s cricket diplomacy

    US Gives Thumbs Up To PM's Cricket Diplomacy

    World | Apr 01, 2011, 07:47 AM IST

    Washington, March 31: The US today welcomed the cricket diplomacy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying expansion of dialogue between India and Pakistan is a welcome and encouraging development for the region and the world.“The

  • talks with manmohan positive gilani

    Talks With Manmohan "Positive": Gilani

    India | Mar 31, 2011, 09:58 AM IST

    Mohali, March 30: Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani tonight termed his talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as “positive” and said they discussed all the core issues between the two countries.“Talks were positive.

  • india pak push for genuine normalization of ties

    India, Pak Push For Genuine Normalization Of Ties

    India | Mar 31, 2011, 08:29 AM IST

    Mohali, Mar 30: With the high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final providing the backdrop, India and Pakistan today sought to give a push for “genuine normalization” of their ties with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his

  • cricket diplomacy worthwhile only if pak changes attitude

    Cricket Diplomacy Worthwhile Only If Pak Changes Attitude: BJP

    India | Mar 30, 2011, 10:00 AM IST

    Nagpur, Mar 29: The BJP today insisted that initiatives like the 'cricket diplomacy' will succeed only if Pakistan stops cross border terrorism and helps in arresting perpetrators of 26/11 terror attacks.On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's