Afghan government and Taliban representatives said on Wednesday they had reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war and welcomed by the United Nations and Washington. Emer McCarthy reports.
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar after fifth round of meeting with farmers' leaders requested protestors in wake of winter season and COVID-19 scare, to send elderly and children back home who arrived at border areas of Delhi to join protest. "We request Kisan unions to send elderly and children back home in wake of COVID-19 and cold weather," he said.
Protesting farmers announced a nationwide strike on December 8. They said they said they will block all toll plazas and roads leading to Delhi. General Secretary of BKU-Lakhowal, HS Lakhowal said, “In the 4th round of talks with the Centre, we made it clear that the farm laws should be revoked completely. Centre wants to make amends to the farm laws but we disagree with it. We made it clear to the Centre that we will only go back after Centre withdraws the farm laws. On December 5, effigies of PM Modi’s govt and other corporate houses will be burnt across the country. We have called for Bharat Bandh on December 8.” Fifth round of talks with the Central government is scheduled for December 5. After 4th round of talks the government agreed to review farmers’ key demands. However, farmers stuck to their demand of repealing the three farm laws. Watch the full video for more.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper met Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar at Hyderabad House. They met in the national capital on October 27. India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue is underway at Hyderabad House. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper are attending it. While addressing the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in the national capital, EAM S Jaishankar said, "Over the last two decades, our bilateral relationship has grown steadily in its substance, facets and significance. Accompanying comfort levels today enable us to engage much more intensively on matters of national security. At a time when it is particularly important to uphold the rules-based international order, together we can make a real difference when it comes to regional and global challenges." "At a time when it is particularly important to uphold a rules-based international order, ability of India and US to work closely in defence and foreign policy has a larger resonance. Together, we can make a real difference when it comes to regional and global challenges," EAM added.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the turning point for the world we have entered was 2008, with global financial crisis, and rise of China and India, we entered a world of visible economic rebalancing. EAM's expressed his views via video conferencing at Symbiosis Literature Fest 2020 on October 17.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called for an immediate ceasefire to stop violence in Afghanistan. While speaking at the Afghanistan 2020 Conference, Jaishankar said that peace process must be..
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While attending Afghanistan 2020 Conference via video conferencing, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on November 24 said, "India has invested heavily in Afghanistan. No part of Afghanistan is..
India on November 20 at the United Nations (UN) said that as peace process and violence cannot go together, therefore for durable peace in Afghanistan there must be "an end to terrorist safe havens and..