Shubhajit Roy

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US signs key defence agreement with India, Mike Pompeo says China ‘no friend to democracy’

As India and the US announced on Tuesday signing of the crucial military pact, Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), visiting US secretary of state Michael R Pompeo recalled the Galwan valley incident in June and s

SAARC to hold summit today for joint fight against Coronavirus

SAARC leaders are set to hold a summit on video-conference on coronavirus on Sunday, 5 pm, after Pakistan late Friday night accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal to hold such a meeting.

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Foreign secy Shringla makes dash to Kabul as US and Taliban ink peace pact today

At his meeting with NSA Mohib, Shringla reiterated India’s commitment to “stand with Afghanistan” as it pursues “sustainable peace and reconciliation."

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Nepal invites PM Modi and Imran to Sagarmatha dialogue

The theme for the first edition of the Sagarmatha Sambaad, scheduled from April 2-4, is ‘Climate Change, Mountains and the Future of Humanity’, Gyawali told a group of visiting Indian reporters. It will be held every two

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Kartarpur opening tomorrow, Pakistan Army overrules Imran: Passport needed

Barely 48 hours before the first batch of pilgrims, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, takes the corridor to Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan’s Army contradicted an offer made earlier by their Prime Minister Imran Kha

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Red-tapism, corruption history, says PM Modi; invites investors

The PM said India has stopped working in a “routine, bureaucratic manner”, and pointed out the “leakages” in service delivery.

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FATF warns Pakistan: Curb terror funding by February or face blacklist

The compliance requirement is quite strict — it asks for “significant and sustainable progress”, “across the range”. “It is clear that the FATF will take action if progress cannot be established,” the source sai

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Modi-Xi Meet: PM, Chinese president sit down to iron out differences; delegation-level talks today

Modi-Xi informal summit: Delegation-level talks to follow; CBMs, trade likely to be focus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram on Friday

People like Mark Zuckerberg walk on water and can do no ill: Facebook VP Nick Clegg

India is by a long way the world’s largest WhatsApp nation. WhatsApp, like lots of messaging services, is an end-to-end encrypted service so we don’t have access, so we cannot share with law enforcement authorities the co

One day will have physical jurisdiction over PoK: EAM S Jaishankar

Ever since August 5, when it ended J&K’s special status, the government has maintained that talks with Pakistan will now be only on PoK and not on Kashmir. Defence minister Rajnath Singh was the first to make PoK a bilatera

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Jammu and Kashmir: Government should hold polls at the earliest, says US

This is a clear evolution of the US administration’s position, especially weeks before the Prime Minister is scheduled to travel to the US for the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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NarendrModi in France: PM raises Jammu and Kashmir, says it took 70 years to remove the word ‘temporary’

It was also decided to provide pension facilities to poor farmers and traders. The inhuman practice of triple talaq has been abolished,” he said.

Rajnath Singh rattles Nuclear weapon debate: ‘No first use’ may not be etched in stone

Singh’s comments come at a time when Pakistan has been whipping up the rhetoric in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan nervous over J&K move, won’t be able to mislead people: Govt

Last night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation after his government revoked the state’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, asked the youth of J&K to step forward and take up

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Donald Trump repeats Jammu and Kashmir offer, S Jaishankar says any talk only with Pakistan

Hours after US President Donald Trump said he would “certainly intervene” on the Kashmir issue if New Delhi and Islamabad wanted him to, India, for the second time in less than two weeks, rejected any mediation on Jammu a

India-US trade: Great friends bound to have disagreements, says Mike Pompeo

Jaishankar on S-400 deal: India will be guided by own national interest.

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Modi hits out at trade protectionism at SCO Summit, says unilateralism hasn’t benefited anyone

At the summit, the PM also said that countries responsible for aiding, supporting and funding terror should be held accountable

(From left) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, before a session at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Friday (AP photo)

Pakistan has to create atmosphere free of terror: Modi tells Xi Jinping on sidelines of SCO Summit

‘Bank of China in India, Azhar listing proof of improving Sino-Indian ties’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of the SCO summit, in Bishkek on Thursday

New Modi govt: Amit Shah in, Sushma Swaraj out from council of ministers

Ending speculation, BJP president Amit Shah joined the new government but the surprise induction was that of former foreign secretary S Jaishankar.

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PM Modi to spend first day in office meeting neighbours

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his second term in office on Thursday after he was administered the oath of secrecy, along with his Council of Ministers, in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, exactly a week after he led

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Anti-satellite missile test is preparedness for tomorrow’s war: Arun Jaitley

“India is a space power, now we have the power to destroy also. But India is a peaceful and peace-loving country, so it’s not for attacking, it’s for our security and a deterrent for our security,” Jaitley said, drawi

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Pakistan PM says India gripped with war hysteria, something may happen before India polls

Khan also said he fears further military hostilities with India in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.

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France will push to put Masood Azhar on EU list of terrorists

France had taken the lead, along with the US and UK, to put “maximum pressure” on China to not object to the listing proposal moved by the P-3 countries.

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IAF pilot Abhinandan to return: Pak rang alarm bells – but how it was made to yield

India clearly conveyed to the US and other P-5 countries that while it was not looking at escalation and had conducted a “non-military counter-terror pre-emptive” strike deep inside Pakistan, it was Pakistan which had tri

Day after Balakot strike: IAF pilot in Pak custody, India says stop ‘vulgar display’, send him back

As per the Geneva Convention of 1949 on the treatment of prisoners of war, Pakistan has to return the military personnel unharmed to India.

Surgical strike 2.0: India bombs Jaish camps in Pakistan, draws new red line in war on terrorism

The strike also tests Pakistan’s retaliatory response as New Delhi shifts its focus to a renewed diplomatic outreach to the global community to persuade or convince Islamabad to avoid any step that may precipitate any escal

Pulwama attack: Imran Khan thunders, India says his words ring hollow

The MEA reiterated its demand that Pakistan should stop misleading the international community and take credible and visible action against the perpetrators of Pulwama terrorist attack.

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