Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicForeign envoys

Topic: foreign envoys

What ambassador Pradeep Rawat can take away from India’s first China envoy KPS Menon’s stint

The early days of breaking the ice between a newly independent India and a civil war-plagued China weren’t a cakewalk at all.

US appoints Indian-American diplomat Atul Keshap as interim envoy to India

A career member of US Senior Foreign Service, Keshap will be departing for New Delhi to serve as Charge d'Affaires following the retirement of Daniel Smith, US State Department said.

Foreign envoys’ visit was to make them see J&K’s march on path of development, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the idea behind facilitating these visits was to enable envoys to get a better sense of the prevailing normalcy in J&K.

Foreign envoys reach Jammu, scheduled to meet L-G Manoj Sinha, DDC members

The envoys, who are on 2-day visit, are assessing the development work and the security situation, especially after the scrapping of Article 370 and the DDC elections last year.

Visiting envoys briefed on Pakistan’s role in running terror camps across LoC, say officials

The army told the envoys about Pakistan Army's role in helping terrorists infiltrate into India and gave a presentation on seized weapons bearing markings of the Pakistani army.

Ex-Canadian diplomat in China jail for 576 days amid Huawei stand-off, wife fights for release

Michael Kovrig is an apparent pawn in a geopolitical battle over Huawei and the fate of its CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is currently in Canada's custody.

US envoys can’t return to their posts yet due to disputes over testing, quarantining them

A State Department spokesperson said the US is taking precautions to make sure diplomats and their families are healthy when they leave the US.

As Gulf calls for an ‘India without Islamophobia,’ Jaishankar works the phones

Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.

‘Restrictions should be lifted’ — Foreign envoys after two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir

This comes on a day EU urged India to 'swiftly' lift the restrictions in J&K. The 25 envoys also met NSA Ajit Doval in Delhi.

‘Kashmir is fine’: New group of foreign envoys visit J&K, tweet sparks controversy

A group of 25 envoys representing more than 20 countries are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. However, tweets by an Afghan envoy caused a stir.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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