India absent at voting on UNGA resolution on ‘better world through sports’

Two days after the Cricket World Cup final, India has absented itself from voting on a General Assembly resolution on sports promoting “understanding among peoples and nations”. Being absent during the voting on Tuesday does not amount to a formal abstention as it is not put on record. The resolution, “Building a Peaceful and Better … Read more

India Warns Nations About Vicious Cycle Of Debt Traps At UNSC Meet Presided Over By China

India, during a UN Security Council open debate, called for transparent and equitable financing while cautioning against the dangers of unsustainable financing leading to a vicious cycle of debt traps. R. Madhu Sudan, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, delivered the remarks on Monday during the debate on ‘Maintenance of International Peace and … Read more

‘Stop Arming Israel’: Saudi Crown Prince MBS Fumes Over Gaza War At BRICS Meet | Watch

Published on Nov 21, 2023 11:51 PM IST Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman urged all nations to cease weapon exports to Israel during an extraordinary BRICS summit on November 20. Saudi Arabia, which was invited to join the BRICS earlier this year, also demanded the start of a serious and comprehensive peace process … Read more

India’s ‘debt trap’ dig at China at UN Security Council meet

In a veiled attack on China, India said that the international community should work on transparent and equitable financing and be vigilant towards the dangers of unsustainable financing which leads to a vicious cycle of debt traps. “Peace is elusive and development a distant dream if resource crunch continues to exist. Hence, India in various … Read more

Chinese Premier to Participate in India’s Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit

Last Updated: November 21, 2023, 15:24 IST Chinese Premier Li Qiang, right, speaks during a meeting with ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa, not shown, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, July 11, 2023. (Reuters) Chinese Premier Li Qiang joins the G20 Leaders’ Summit via video link hosted by India. Get updates on … Read more

India, Australia Discuss Expansion of Defence Ties

Published By: Sheen Kachroo Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 23:16 IST The two sides are also in an advanced stage of discussion to conclude implementing arrangements on Hydrography Cooperation. (Reuters) The two ministers agreed that deepening cooperation in defence industry and research would “give a fillip to the already strong relationship”, according to a statement … Read more

Maldives’ Newly Sworn-In President Asks India To Withdraw Military Presence | World News

Maldives’s new President Mohamed Muizzu yesterday met Union Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju formally urging the Indian government to remove its military personnel from the island nation. The move is expected as Muizzu, who is considered ‘pro-China’ in his policies, had promised to end foreign military presence during his poll campaign. Muizzu had time … Read more

The $4 trillion false alarm: Frenzy over India's stellar GDP growth premature

During the much-anticipated cricket match that held the nation’s attention most of Sunday afternoon and evening, a flurry of tweets from key figures within the Modi government claimed a significant economic milestone for India—that we had crossed the $4 trillion mark in GDP. Among those who took to X (formerly Twitter) to post about it … Read more

At UN, India Asks Canada to Prevent Misuse of Free Speech, Attacks on Religious Places

Last Updated: November 13, 2023, 13:37 IST Forty-one Canadian diplomats were forced to leave, after India set a deadline, after which their diplomatic immunities were to be stripped. (Image: Shutterstock/Representative) India urges Canada to curb freedom of expression misuse amid diplomatic tension at UN human rights review At the UN human rights review in Geneva, … Read more