Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar suggested complete lockdown amid rising cases in the city as according to her 95% of Mumbaikars are adhering to COVID19 restrictions. "The remaining 5% of people who are not following restrictions are causing problems to others," said Pednekar. "I think a complete lockdown should be imposed looking at the current COVID19 situation," opined Mumbai Mayor.
India on April 17 yet again recorded highest ever single-day spike with 2,34,692 new COVID cases. Delhi is turning out be worst hit city in the country. People feel that precautions should be the priority now.
Evacuation orders were issued in St. Vincent, an island in the Caribbean, after authorities declared a disaster alert prompted by a change in the eruptive activity at the La Soufrière volcano. CNN’s Patrick Oppmann reports.
Kerala police advisory for getting vaccinated is winning hearts online. Catching on to the viral Rasputin dance trend made famous by 2 spunky Kerala medical students, the state police made 2 vials of Covaxin and Covishield shake a leg to this evergreen number by Boney M.
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The Maldives has welcomed the Quad dialogue and said that it will bring stability to the Indian Ocean and the pacific region. Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid said: "It's good to see the dialogue between Quad is there because it provides stability to the Indian Ocean and Pacific region." The Quad is a strategic informal grouping of four democracies India, Australia, the United States, and Japan to counterbalance and check China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Shahid who is on a visit to India also thanked the country for providing COVID vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Shahid said that there is no comparison when it comes to international relations but country's best friend India has always been first responder. "In international relations there is no comparison. For countries like Maldives, we have only friends. We don't compare friends. But India has always been first responder and our best friend," said Maldives Foreign Minister.
Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Shahid expressed satisfaction on QUAD members' dialogue. He said that QUAD provides stability to the Indo-Pacific Region. "It is good to see that there is dialogue between the QUAD (members) because it provides stability to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Region," said Maldives Foreign Minister.
Shantir Ogrosena, multinational military exercise, concluded in Bangladesh on April 12.The armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise. Observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also participated. The multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise was held from April 4-12. The Indian Army contingent that participated comprised of 30 personnel. Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. The Army chief also interacted with the members of the Indian Army contingent. Watch the full video for more.
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A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
An Indian Army contingent reached Bangladesh for a multinational military exercise. Indian soldiers were greeted with flowers and salutes upon arrival in Dhaka. The Shantir Ogroshena (Frontrunners of Peace) 2021 exercise will be held between April 4 and 12, and includes soldiers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. Military observers from USA, UK, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Singapore will also be in attendance. The military exercise comes days after PM Modi's visit to the nation. Watch the full video for more.
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Acknowledging the work done by Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees, India on March 27 said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina discussed the issue during their bilateral talks in Dhaka, and both the sides have an understanding on the refugee provided to more than a million displaced people from Myanmar's Rakhine state. "This issue does come up and should come up. There was an understanding between both sides that Bangladesh has done a lot to provide refuge to over a million displaced persons from Myanmar's Rakhine state," said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Dhaka. "Among the 109 ambulances that we just gifted, a few of them are for the camps where these displaced persons (Rohingya refugees) are housed," he added. "There is very active collaboration and cooperation among India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan under BBIM group. We spoke about Motor Vehicle Agreement that is in fairly advanced stage. We want to take it further. We are facilitating Bangladesi exports to both these countries via India," Harsh Vardhan Shringla further stated.
Queen Elizabeth has issued her first solo statement since the death of Prince Philip, where she send her support to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where the community has been displaced..
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