UAE operationalises USD 75 bn sovereign fund for India

New Delhi, Dec 5 : In order to further boost bilateral economic ties, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has organized a USD 75 billion sovereign fund for India of which USD one billion has already been transfer-ed, the Gulf nation’s envoy said today. Diplomatic sources said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, in February in order to attend a global leadership summit. On the sovereign fund, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna said operating of the USD 75 billion sovereign fund for India reflects UAE’s commitment to significantly improve trade and investment ties. … Continue reading UAE operationalises USD 75 bn sovereign fund for India

RK Raghavan Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus

Former Director of CBI R.K Raghavan, who is the head of the the Special Investigation Team that probed the Gujarat riots, has been appointed Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus, the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday. Raghavan, who was CBI director from January 1999 to April 2001, investigated high profile cases like Priyadarshini Mattoo murder case, 2000 South Africa cricket match fixing, 2002 Gujarat riots. He also set up India’s first cyber crime investigation cell. After retirement, Raghavan was also corporate security adviser with Tata Consultancy Services and served as consulting adviser to O.P Jindal’s Board of Management. He is … Continue reading RK Raghavan Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus

NEW INDIAN ENVOY GAUTAM BAMBAWALE PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO XI JINPING

India’s new envoy to China Gautam Bambawale today submitted his credentials to President Xi Jinping, a formality which would enable him to officially function as the Ambassador. Xi received the credentials of Bambawale, and 10 other envoys, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The Chinese President welcomed the ambassadors to China and asked them to convey his sincere greetings and good wishes to the leaders and people of their countries. Xi said China will enhance mutual political trust, promote practical cooperation, deepen cooperation in international affairs, achieve common development with the … Continue reading NEW INDIAN ENVOY GAUTAM BAMBAWALE PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO XI JINPING

Bhutanese Ambassador to India meets Assam CM

Guwahati, Dec 4 (PTI) Bhutanese Ambassador to India Maj Gen Vetsop Namgyel today called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here and the two made a strong pitch for the growth of the entire region. The chief minister and the ambassador discussed issues such as cultural and sporting exchanges and tapping of tourism potential of Assam and Bhutan, an official release said here. Informing Namgyel about the two-day Global Investors’ Summit to be held here from February 3, Sonowal invited Bhutan to participate in the event. Namgyel also expressed his country’s keen interest to participate in the summit. Bhutan is … Continue reading Bhutanese Ambassador to India meets Assam CM

New Indian envoy to China presents credentials to Xi Jinping

India’s new envoy to China Gautam Bambawale met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday and formally presented his credentials as he begins a key diplomatic assignment. Bambawale, who arrived in China on November 19, met Xi as is the practice for newly arriving envoys. He had a brief conversation with Xi after presenting his credentials. A former envoy to Pakistan and Bhutan, the 1984-batch Indian Foreign Service officer is a Mandarin-speaker who previously headed the Ministry of External Affairs East Asia Desk which includes China, and has also earlier served in Beijing and in Guangzhou as the Consul General. On … Continue reading New Indian envoy to China presents credentials to Xi Jinping

New Indian envoy meets Modi before leaving for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: India’s designated high commissioner for Pakistan Ajay Bisaria had an important meeting with his Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. It is understood that Modi has given guidelines for future relationship between Islamabad and New Delhi. This meeting holds conspicuous significance since it took place just before Ajay’s departure for Islamabad from New Delhi. He reportedly will bring a message from Modi for the government in Pakistan for dealing with the rising tension between the two countries. Source:- The News Continue reading New Indian envoy meets Modi before leaving for Pakistan

December 1992: A hotelier recalls Ayodhya, his Ambassador car

At the peak of the tension surrounding Ayodhya 25 years ago, a humble white Ambassador car became a trusted ally for Anant Kumar Kapoor, helping him in carrying food and other essential commodities he required to run his hotel packed with journalists in the town under curfew. Kapoor, now 71, is one of the directors of Shan-E-Awadh hotel in Faizabad district, under which the Ayodhya town falls. He had provided accommodation to journalists from India and abroad who had gathered in Ayodhya to cover the Ram Mandir movement. The hotel, located opposite the office of the newly-created Ayodhya Municipal Corporation, … Continue reading December 1992: A hotelier recalls Ayodhya, his Ambassador car

INDIA HAS INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY IN TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, SAYS SWEDEN’S ENVOY

India has the “intellectual capacity” and potential to be a model for the rest of the world in tackling environmental issues, especially through the use of renewable energy sources, Sweden’s envoy for climate change has been said. Lars Ronnas, Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change, on his first visit to India, also asserted that there are “very strong interests” in his country for bilateral cooperation in this field. “You (India) are the major economy, and China. And, it rests on India’s shoulders. The responsibility and the challenges, as to how we should design our society. And India has the potential to … Continue reading INDIA HAS INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY IN TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, SAYS SWEDEN’S ENVOY

Ivanka urges India to boost women in workplace

HYDERABAD – Ivanka Trump urged India on Tuesday to close its yawning gender gap in the job market, telling a business summit in her biggest foreign mission yet that this would bring huge economic benefits. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter urged India to seize the untapped potential in women in a speech before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and business leaders in Hyderabad. India is one of the world’s fastest growing major economies but also has one of the lowest rates of female employment, a trend that has worsened over the last decade. The World Bank has warned that the country must reverse a trend of falling women’s participation in … Continue reading Ivanka urges India to boost women in workplace

Australian Sikhs stop Indian envoy from entering Gurudwara over human rights violation in Punjab

The Indian High Commissioner A M Gondane was refused entry into a Sikh temple in Melbourne over the weekend, amid loud protests, reports an Australian media, reported Radio Pakistan. Gondane had travelled from Canberra to Melbourne on an official visit and was scheduled visit the Gurdwara Sahib Tarneit at 8am on Saturday (Nov 18), according to SBS Punjabi. Quoting unnamed sources, the report said Gondane himself had sought the visit, since he was keen to visit religious places in the area which boasts of a very dense Indian population. However, he was accosted at the entrance by a group of protesters, who … Continue reading Australian Sikhs stop Indian envoy from entering Gurudwara over human rights violation in Punjab