Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Mauritius

Indian sailor who ‘died of Covid’ buried, family still battling to get autopsy from Mauritius

Seafarer Bejoy Sequeira's remains were stuck in Mauritius since 17 Sept. His family and Goa's NRI Affairs Commission want 'full' autopsy report to ascertain if he died of Covid.

After dying of Covid at sea, Indian sailor remains stuck in Mauritius for past 16 days

Bejoy Sequeira, 37, died from Covid aboard MV Jabal Al Khawr on 17 Sept. Indian High Commission, DG of Shipping & Mauritian authorities are working to repatriate the body.

Indians in Mauritius shining example of our values of peace, pluralism, says Jaishankar

On the last leg of his two-nation tour, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Indian community members in Mauritius and thanked them for keeping India's faith and fervour alive.

India will be a ready partner in Mauritius’ economic recovery & revival efforts — Jaishankar

In his trip to Maldives, Jaishankar held talks with Foreign Minister M Alan Ganoo during which they reviewed the 'excellent bilateral relations & successful development partnership.'

India must treat the oil spill near Mauritius as SoS. Lockdown has left seafarers exhausted

Given the stressful circumstances in which seafarers are operating, the enquiry must examine whether the MV Wakashio crew was affected by lengthier stints at sea.

Why Mauritius’s small but devastating spill is a big problem for the oil industry

The oil that spilled into the sea came ashore in the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve, home to last remnants of Mauritius’s dry coastal forest and the endangered species there.

India sends 30 tonnes of equipment, aid to Mauritius to help contain oil spill

A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius in late July and leaked hundreds of tonnes of oil in the environmentally sensitive region.

Mauritius has stamped out coronavirus. Now, it needs tourists

For a country that relies heavily on tourism, the govt is under increasing pressure to reopen its airport and rescue an industry that employs almost a fifth of its workforce.

India’s development cooperation does not come with any conditions, says PM Modi

Speaking alongside Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth, Modi said that for India, the most fundamental principle in development cooperation is respecting partners.

Mauritius PM Jugnauth in India for a private visit, will meet Modi and discuss ties

Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, who has visited India twice before in 2019, is expected to discuss economy and maritime security with PM Narendra Modi.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.