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British MP who slammed Govt on Article 370 sent back from Delhi airport
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The government, however, denied the claim and said Labour Party MP Debbie Abrahams had landed in Delhi despite being informed that her visa “had been cancelled much earlier”.

Explained: Why US has shut out top Sri Lanka general — and where India stands
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Lt Gen Silva commanded the 58th Division of the Sri Lankan army during the final stages of the war. Investigations by the United Nations have implicated the division in alleged serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Erdogan remarks on J&K: Govt summons Turkey envoy, issues demarche
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan’s remarks reflected “neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy” and would have “strong implications” on India’s ties with Turkey.

India says no to UN chief’s offer of mediation with Pakistan
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Islamabad Sunday that it was important for India and Pakistan to de-escalate “militarily and verbally” and exercise “maximum restraint”.

Coronavirus hits two more Indians on cruise ship in Japan
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Last week, three other Indians on the ship Diamond Princess had tested positive for the virus.

After Kashmir Valley visit, French envoy says lift curbs soon
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

The French Ambassador's comments came a day after similar remarks by EU spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Virginie Battu-Henriksson, who said that “while we recognise the serious security concerns, it is important that the remaining restrictions be lifted swiftly.”

India cautious after Pakistan court jails LeT chief Hafiz Saeed
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Hafiz Saeed, who in November 2018 was set free from a 300-day house arrest, is considered the mastermind and planner of the Mumbai attack in November 2008, which killed 166 people.

Two Indians test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

“As of February 12, 2020, 174 people have tested positive for N-Coronavirus, including two Indian nationals. People who have tested positive have been taken to hospitals for treatment,” an Indian government source said.

Afghan envoy: Valley media urges govt to restore broadband
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Qadiry tweeted, “In our interaction with Kashmiri media outlets, media people seriously urged the govt to restore internet broadband as it is causing them so much problems to report and broadcast.”

Govt plans J&K visit of 2nd batch of foreign envoys
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

This group is expected to have some envoys from the European countries, since no EU envoy was part of the first batch.

Coronavirus: Modi writes to Xi, offers help
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

This is their first communication on the issue since the outbreak last month. Expressing solidarity with the “Chinese President and the people of China”, Modi, in a letter to Xi, offered his condolence at the loss of lives due to the outbreak.

Pak govt considering passport exemption for Kartarpur pilgrims, takes Delhi by surprise
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

The corridor provides the shortest route to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the revered Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Pakistan's Narowal district, where Guru Nanak spent last 18 years of his life.

Rajapaksa keeps focus on terror, Modi says discussed Tamil issue ‘with an open mind’
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Rajapaksa kept the focus on security and counter-terrorism issues in his remarks, while steering clear of the matter of reconciliation with Lankan Tamils, like Gotabaya did during his visit.

Explained: How India evacuated 654 individuals from Wuhan due to coronavirus outbreak
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

What did it take for India to evacuate over 650 people from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak? The Indian Express spoke to officials who played key roles in India’s effort, to piece together the story.

Coronavirus fears: India cancels all visas to Chinese nationals
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

On February 2, India had temporarily suspended e-visa facility for Chinese travellers and foreigners residing in China in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

Budget: Fund push for Chabahar port, nominal cut in MEA outlay
Sun, Feb 02, 2020

The overall allocation for the Ministry of External Affairs has been reduced marginally from Rs 17,372.27 crore to Rs 17,346.71 crore.

Coronavirus outbreak: Embassy alerts Indians about tentative evacuation plan today
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

The Indian embassy said that the details “are tentative and are being shared with you so that you are adequately prepared”.

Donald Trump may visit in February, trade & defence deals on table
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

While several sets of dates are being considered, the US President may be able to make it between February 21 and 25 with a three-stop India tour as his itinerary is still being worked out.

EU Parliament defers vote on citizenship law resolutions
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

The European Parliament will now take up the resolutions for voting during the March plenary session between March 30 and April 2.

Coronavirus outbreak: Delhi begins talks with Beijing on evacuation
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Official sources told The Indian Express that the national carrier has received the go-ahead from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and kept a Boeing 747-400 aircraft, with 423 seats, ready for the evacuation.

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