Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: MEA

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Buddhist centre in Nepal’s Lumbini

The India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha will be NetZero compliant.

India ‘approves’ Japanese commercial plane landing for Ukrainian aid, not military aircraft

MEA says it has allowed Japanese commercial plane to land & pick up humanitarian supplies in Mumbai and also overflight for Self Defense Forces flight.

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen is chief guest at policymaking meet

Ursula von der Leyen will address the inaugural session of this year's Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi on 25 April.

Indian student injured in Kyiv firing bedridden, says embassy wants him to reach border for evacuation

Harjot Singh’s family claims countless visits to MEA office yielded nothing. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said Friday they are hoping to get him out at the appropriate time.

1,000 students stranded in Kharkiv outskirts, day after India asks citizens to leave city

Students in Pisochyn described chaotic scenes at the Kharkiv train station, and claimed Ukrainian locals were given priority.

India missing Sushma Swaraj as Modi takes charge of Ukraine-stranded students’ evacuation

PM Modi understood that videos of stranded Indian students could alter the perception about him and his govt. So he has moved to expand EAM Jaishankar’s remit.

India sending teams from Moscow, alerts Red Cross to evacuate students from Kharkiv, Sumy

Indian students stuck in Kharkiv and Sumy are most at danger as these north-eastern cities of Ukraine are the main conflict areas.

Sounds of bombing, crowded basements, no food — Indian students stuck in Ukraine recount horror

According to estimates by Indo-Ukraine Medical Students’ Guardians Association, an estimated 16,000 Indian students (many of them medical students) are stranded in Ukraine & awaiting evacuation.

India to bring back 1st batch of Indians stranded in Ukraine, but many evacuation hurdles ahead

The process of evacuation has been made difficult because of Ukraine shutting down its airspace. Complete breakdown of public transport has further complicated matters.

India has framework to find solution, outsiders’ comments unacceptable, says MEA on Hijab row

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had previously slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for its 'motivated' comment and accused it of having a 'communal mindset'.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.