Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: MEA

India relieved as President Solih’s party wins Maldives polls, but shadow of China remains

The parliamentary election results mark Maldives’ return to ‘India first’ policy while arresting its tilt towards China.

India seeks clarifications from Pakistan on Kartarpur Corridor

India has sought clarifications over reports that 'controversial elements' have been appointed by Pakistan to a panel to be associated with the corridor.

India gets consular access to 117 Indian students detained in fake US university racket

The Indian students are being helped to obtain legal advice and connect to community support services, said the foreign ministry.

India to provide consular access to 8 arrested in US over alleged visa fraud

The Ministry of External Affairs is also mobilising Indian community organisations in the US to extend ‘all possible support’ to students affected by this.

‘Mooknayak’: Modi govt plans documentary to showcase B.R. Ambedkar to the world

Govt believes this will also help strengthen India’s soft power in the world by showcasing the Constitution as a progressive, forward-looking document.

Choksi extradition does not require Interpol red-corner notice: CBI tells foreign ministry

CBI has already written to its counterpart agency in Antigua for the provisional arrest of Choksi.

Kerala may have to wait until June 2019 for full flood financial package

According to existing guidelines on disaster relief funds, the centre releases the amount in each financial year in two instalments in June and December.

How Rahul Gandhi & Kejriwal avoid each other; and the ‘three CMs’ of Karnataka

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Modi govt reminds foreign journalists of rule restricting reporting from Kashmir

MEA official says it’s not a gag order but a routine reminder to foreign journalists on travel to ‘protected areas’. New Delhi: The Central government...

The UN’s Kashmir report is weirdly silent on Pakistan’s dreaded terrorist groups

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal are members of the UN Human Rights Council. India, with a brilliant record of upholding human rights, has no representation.

On Camera


A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.