Srivastava said, "On the farmers' protest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commended efforts of the Government of India to choose the path of dialogue as befitting a democracy." "He also acknowledged the responsibility of his government in providing protection to Indian diplomatic personnel and premises in Canada," he added.
The Ministry of External Affairs responded to the status of India getting downgraded to “partly free” in the democracy report. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that India has robust institutions and well-established democratic practices. “We do not need sermons, especially from those who cannot get their basics right,” Srivastava said. India’s status was downgraded to partly free in the recent annual report published by Freedom House. Watch the full video for more details.
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While addressing a press conference in the national capital on March 05, the official spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava clarified on plans for West Container Terminal (WCT) in Sri Lanka. Srivastava said, "Our High Commission in Colombo has already conveyed to the Sri Lanka government that their media release in so far as reference to approval of High Commission was concerned, is factually incorrect." "We understand that the government of Sri Lanka has engaged directly with investors on this project," he added.
Canadians of Indian origin protested against attacks by alleged Khalistan supporters on Hindu minorities over the ongoing farmers' protest in India. The protesters gathered outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh’s office and demanded that all Indian nationals be protected without any discrimination. They alleged that farmers stir had become a Khalistani movement and said that Hindu minorities are being targeted by these groups in Canada. This comes after the Ministry of External Affairs also asked Indian citizens to report any threats and attacks to the local police and the embassy. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said that the Indian government had urged authorities in Canada to ensure the safety of all Indian nationals. Watch the full video for all the details.
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As India continues to reel under the Coronavirus Pandemic with breaching a grim milestone each day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged state governments to test more even if that meant higher reporting of the infection. PM told chief ministers at the virtual meet on Covid that lockdowns should be avoided altogether. PM asked states to check the rise in cases on a war footing, while stressing that efforts must be strengthened in the next three to four weeks.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted the Government needs to do more to combat issues of racism in society when asked about his reaction to the release of the controversial Race and Ethnic Disparities report.
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Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama thanked India for providing COVID-19 vaccines to them. "Through Vaccine Maitri, India is adding the missing piece of equity to COVID equation. To my friend PM Modi and Indian High Commission in Fiji dhanyawaad for your commitment to humanity," Fiji PM said. Under the Vaccine Maitri initiative, Government of India has sent 1 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Fiji.
Ahead of Kerala Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in Palakkad on March 30. While addressing a rally, PM said, "The time has come for FAST development in Kerala- F for fisheries and fertilisers, A for agriculture and Ayurveda, S for skill development and social justice and T for tourism and technology." "Our government is undertaking many steps for the growth of agriculture and the welfare of farmers. For many years, governments promised MSP hikes, but it was our government that had the honour of raising the MSP for farmers. Kerala and tourism have a close link. Sadly, LDF and UDF have not done much to improve tourism infrastructure here. We want technology to serve as a basis for growth," he added. The state Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in single phase on April 06.
Credit: The White HouseUS president Joe Biden has had his first bilateral meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau virtually, with the coronavirus pandemic stripping the occasion of its customary Oval Office fanfare.The two leaders – Mr Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and Mr Trudeau in the prime minister’s office in Ottawa – delivered friendly opening remarks in front of the media.Mr Trudeau was commended Mr Biden for quickly rejoining the Paris climate accord, a worldwide pact to curb climate emissions that Donald Trump walked away from early in his term.
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U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries' deep ties and pledging to work together to counteract Chinese influence and address climate change. Gloria Tso reports.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries' deep ties and pledging to work together on COVID-19 and climate change in their first bilateral meeting.
Members of the Chinese community in Ontario, Canada held a car rally against the Chinese Communist Party. They displayed placards blaming China for the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Car rally went all across Malls and Shopping Plaza to aware Canadians about the danger of Communist Party of China. This comes as the legislature in Canada voted to label Beijing's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang as genocide. While the motion does not have any binding effect, it puts pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to follow suit. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Chinese Community staged a car rally against Communist Party of China in city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada on Feb. 21. The Car rally went all across Malls and Shopping Plaza to aware Canadians about the danger of Communist Party of China. The banners on all cars were waving with Slogans "China Lied, People Died". On the following day, Canada's parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide, putting pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to follow suit.
The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on April 14 said that COVID vaccines are in sufficient amount in the country and state governments need to deploy the doses at the vaccination centres in time. "There is no shortage of vaccines and Government of India gives vaccines to every state. It is job of states to provide doses to vaccination centres in time bound manner with meticulous planning," said Harsh Vardhan. He also said that production of Remdesivir, the anti-drug for COVID-19, has increased and strict actions will be taken against those who'll try to do black marketing of it.
After US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ministry of External Affairs' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a weekly briefing on April 08 informed that at invitation of President Biden, PM Narendra Modi will participate in summit along with other world leaders. "US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's visit was in the run-up to summit on climate, convened by the US on April 23-24 virtually," Bagchi added. Highlighting the points from the meeting, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, "The meet was very productive, both sides discussed the global challenges of climate change. In the context of several multi-lateral events later this year leading up to Cop26 summit Glasgow. Special Envoy Kerry appreciated PM Modi's vision and leadership in climate action, especially our ambitious target of 420 GW of renewable energy by the year 2030."
Asserting that India has not imposed any export ban on anti-coronavirus vaccines, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said the country has taken the lead in sending vaccines abroad with over 640 lakh doses supplied to more than 80 countries till now. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said the ministry's 'Vaccine Maitree' initiative to supply vaccines abroad has been "very successful and very well-liked" by our partners across the world. "As on date, under the 'Vaccine Maitree' initiative, we have supplied a total of about 644 lakh doses to the global community, and of these, 104 lakh doses have been supplied as a grant, 357 lakh doses on a commercial basis, and 182 lakh doses through the COVAX initiative," Bagchi said at an online media briefing. Watch the full video for more details.
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Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on export of COVID-19 vaccines said that there is no ban and India has so far supplied it to more than 80 countries of the world. "We have not imposed any export ban on COVID-19 vaccines regarding the concern over the countries our position has been suitably conveyed through our official channels," said MEA spokesperson. "India has taken the lead on sending vaccines abroad, no country has shared with the world the number of vaccines that India has while vaccinating its own population. India has supplied more than 80 countries of the world keeping in mind domestic requirements," he added.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on persisting turmoil in Myanmar said that Ministry condemns any use of violence and stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. "We condemn any use of violence. We believe that the rule of law should prevail. We stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. We've urged the release of political prisoners and supported any attempts at resolving the current situation including through efforts of ASEAN," said MEA Spokesperson. "We remain engaged on this issue with our international interlocutors and at the UNSC, in an effort to play a balanced and constructive role," he added. "As far as border crossings are concerned, we are dealing with it as per our laws and humanitarian considerations," he further added.
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Sachin Sawant on February 08 said that Indian celebrities' response following international pop star Rihanna's tweet in support of farmers' protest..
Former and current India cricketers have voiced their opinion on the ongoing farmers' stir. Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and others tweeted on farmers' protest. Sachin Tendulkar said..
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