Swaraj holds talks with Belgian Deputy PM, EU counterpart

Brussels, Jun 23 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has met Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and the two leaders undertook a comprehensive review of bilateral ties and exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues. Swaraj arrived in Belgium on Wednesday from Luxembourg on the last leg of her four-nation tour. Earlier, […]

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US indefinitely suspends select exercises with S Korea: Pentagon

Washington, Jun 23 US Defence Secretary James Mattis has announced indefinite suspension of select military exercises with South Korea to support the ongoing diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, according to the Pentagon. The announcement has been made in accordance with the US President Donald Trump’s decision to stop its joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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Stop wasting time on immigration: Trump to Republicans

Washington, June 22 Expressing frustration over what he described as “obstruction” of the Democrats, US President Donald Trump today asked his Republican party leaders to stop wasting time on immigration legislation until after November elections. Trump directed his administration to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process, after he backed down on the […]

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Swaraj meets EU High Representative, discusses range of issues

Brussels, Jun 22 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her European Union counterpart Federica Mogherini and held “excellent” discussions on a range of issues including counterterrorism, maritime security, trade and investment. Swaraj arrived in Belgium on Wednesday from Luxembourg on the last leg of her four-nation tour. Earlier, she had visited France and Italy. […]

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American dream landing Punjabi youths in US jails

Washington, Jun 22 Chasing the American dream, Bunty Singh (not his real name) illegally entered the US after crisscrossing several countries, but landed in an immigration detention centre in New Mexico where he has been languishing for the last 16 months. Hailing from a middle-class family of Jalandhar, Singh, whose father is in Punjab Police […]

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Indian-origin woman in Singapore faces jail term in biggest US Navy bribe case

Singapore, Jun 22 A 57-year-old Indian-origin Singaporean woman, accused of being involved in the largest bribery case in the history of the US Navy, may face a jail term of more than three years, a media report said today. Sharon Rachael Gursharan Kaur, who was a lead contract specialist for the US Navy, was allegedly […]

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Nearly 100 Indians held at 2 detention centres in US, India establishes contact

Washington, Jun 22 The Indian mission in the US has established contact with two immigration detention centres where nearly 100 Indians, mostly from Punjab, are detained for illegally entering the country through its southern border. According to officials, around 40-45 Indians are at a federal detention centre in the Southern American State of New Mexico […]

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Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Mcallen, June 22 Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border today as her husband’s administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis. While President Donald Trump’s administration struggled to formulate next steps, the Pentagon signalled officials were […]

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President Kovind pays tribute to Fidel Castro in Cuba

Havana (Cuba), Jun 22 President Ram Nath Kovind has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba, describing the late leader as a great friend of India who lent strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena. President Kovind arrived here yesterday on the last leg of his […]

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Yoga has no religion, hope it can become a binding force for world: Modi

United Nations, Jun 22 As millions around the world celebrated the fourth International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped that yoga can become a “binding force” for the world, asserting it has no religion and contributes to physical and mental well-being of individuals. Modi made these remarks while inaugurating the ‘YO1 Luxury Nature Cure […]

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