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Health Minister chairs high-level meeting amid Covid spike in Asia, EuropeGovernment's decision of resuming scheduled international flights from Mar 27, vaccination situation and level of genomic surveillance were reviewed.
The Taiwan question: In Asia, mirroring Europe, a young democracy sits next door to an authoritarian giantThe beach in Xiamen, south China, was in a relaxed mode last weekend with families sitting in tents, tour groups taking selfies and beach buggies for hire scuttling noisily along the sands.
PM Narendra Modi launches Asia’s biggest bio-CNG plant
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India exploring possibility of inviting leaders of central Asian countries to grace R-Day celebrations
All 5 Central Asian countries to be chief guests at India's Republic DayFor the first time ever, all five of the central Asian countries will be attending the 73rd Republic Day of India, on January 26, 2022.
New case of Omicron variant reported Mumbai's DharaviDharavi is the largest slum in Asia and the fresh case has triggered concern as the densely packed area houses a population of over 7-10 lakh people.
India 4th most powerful country in Asia; China loses ground to US: Report
PM wanted Asia's biggest airport in UP: Scindia
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Delhi security dialogue on Afghanistan to discuss common approach to deal with Afghan crisisIndia will host top security officials of Russia, Iran and five central Asian countries for a security dialogue on Afghanistan on Wednesday that will explore a common approach for practical cooperation..
Iran, Russia, Central Asia confirm presence at Delhi NSA meet on AfghanistanAll central Asian countries will be present at the meet, not just countries like Uzbekistan and Tajikistan who share a land border with Afghanistan.
Heat exposure: 4 India cities in worst 10 listIndia contributed to more than half of the global increase in urban heat exposure since the 1980s, according to a study published this week. The trend, concentrated in south Asia, the Middle East, and..
Pakistan, China rattled as India set to conduct first user trial of nuclear-capable Agni-V missileExperts believe that if India fires this missile, it can attack the whole of Asia, Europe, parts of Africa.
Nato is Cold War term, Quad looks into future, says JaishankarFollowing China's reference to Quad as an 'Asian Nato', External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Saturday said Nato was a "looking back term" while Quad is the "way forward." At the inaugural..
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Asian countries tighten COVID restrictions as cases rise and vaccine rollouts struggleSeveral Asian countries are imposing tighter COVID-19 restrictions as much of the Western world lifts them.
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‘Stable ties between India, Pak key to unlock full potential of south, central Asia’A day after an “outreach” by Pakistani PM Imran Khan, the country’s powerful Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said stable ties between Pakistan and India were the key to unlocking the..
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Israel's top business chamber FICC bats for free trade agreement with IndiaIndia is Israel's third-largest trade partner in Asia and seventh largest globally.
The Serpent: The story of the real-life hippie trail killer Charles SobhrajInspired by the true story of a fraudster and murderer who preyed on tourists travelling through Asia in the 1970s, The Serpent is the latest true crime drama being binged in lockdown.
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India has highest bribery rate in Asia, 46 per cent use personal connections to access public services: ReportThe report is based upon the survey which was conducted between June 17 and July 17 this year, in India with a sample size of 2,000.
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With a bribery rate of 39%, India worst in Asia: SurveyOnly 47% of people surveyed in India believe that corruption has increased over the past 12 months and 63% believe that the government is doing a good job in tackling corruption. Perhaps, the ‘feel..
We want to make in India and make for the World: External Affairs Minister S JaishankarThe virtual Asian Leadership Conference 2020 was themed 'Emerging geopolitics and economic landscape in Asia' and Jaishankar noted that in a World that was already under stress, the coronavirus..
Twitter faces outage in several parts of Asia, users in India also affectedAccording to reports, Twitter started facing issues at around 8 PM IST.
With connectivity in focus, India-central Asian FMs to meet virtually today"The Ministers will exchange views on a wide gamut of areas including political, security, economic and commercial, humanitarian and cultural spheres, MEA said.
Ahead of 2+2, S Jaishankar and Mike Pompeo discuss stability and security in AsiaSources said after the meeting, both sides, shared views on the “current global situation and its contemporary challenges; discussed our shared concerns and interests including stability and security..
India falls just short of major power status in Asia: Study
Who has most power in Asia? US leads, China closes in and India falls behindChina is closing in on the US as the most powerful country influencing the Asia-Pacific, as America’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic tarnishes its reputation, a study showed.
LAC face-off: India scrambles to buy winter gear from USIndia has bought high altitude warfare kits from the US on an urgent basis, a sign that the South Asian nation is preparing for an extended winter deployment after talks to ease tensions along its..
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