Thursday, 1 December, 2022
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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

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

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.