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Obama's warning to Pakistan result of PM Modi's diplomatic approach: Rajnath  Jan 24, 3:20 pm
Haridwar, Jan. 24 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said US President Barack Obama's warning to Pakistan to keep a check on their terror cells is a result of India's diplomatic approach under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
U.S. claims coalition has knocked off half of top IS command in 6,000 militants toll  Jan 23, 2:09 pm
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): The U.S. led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq and Syria has killed more than 6,000 fighters including half of the top command of the group, said U.S. diplomatic officials.
Diplomat Abhay K's 'The Seduction of Delhi' launched in Jaipur Literature Festival  Jan 23, 1:01 pm
Jaipur, Jan.23 (ANI): 'The Seduction of Delhi', a collection of poems by diplomat-author Abhay K, was launched this week at the Jaipur Literature Festival here. The book was launched by noted Indian poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.
First round of 'historic' US-Cuba talks ends on positive note  Jan 23, 11:54 am
London, Jan 23 (ANI): The two-day-long "historic high-level talks" between the United States and Cuba have concluded with both sides agreeing to meet again.
The Seduction of Delhi launched by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra at Jaipur Lit Fest  Jan 22, 11:06 am
Jaipur, Jan. 22 (ANI): The Seduction of Delhi, a collection of poems by poet-diplomat Abhay K was launched today at the Jaipur Literature Festival by the doyen of Indian English Poetry Arvind Krishna Mehrotra who delivered keynote address earlier today at the opening of the Jaipur Literature Festival on Poetic Imagination along with Vijay Seshadri, Pulitzer Prize winning poet.
At least 800 Russians fighting alongside Islamic State, says senior diplomat  Jan 17, 4:23 pm
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A senior Russian diplomat said that at least 800 Russians are fighting alongside the Islamic State group.
Diplomat Abhay K's book 'The Seduction of Delhi' to be launched at Jaipur Literature Festival  Jan 10, 2:45 pm
New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): The new book The Seduction of Delhi by diplomat-author Abhay K is set for launch on January 21 in Jaipur. The launch has been organised by the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Atul Khare named head of UN Department of Field Support  Jan 8, 12:56 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 8 (ANI): Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body.
China says ties with U.S. to be modified with Asia as 'starting point'  Jan 2, 11:24 am
Beijing, Jan 02 (ANI): A senior Chinese diplomat has said that the country will form a new type of relationship with the United States, with Asia as "the starting point".
Recollections of a Communicator: An era has come to an end with passing away of George Verghese  Jan 1, 4:41 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 1 (ANI): Noted journalist B. G. Verghese , who passed away two days ago was cremated at the electric crematorium this morning amidst a gathering which included Finance and Information Minister Arun Jaitley, his colleagues and admirers which included senior media persons, diplomats, civil servants and noted artistes.
'Pak will come to right path one day', says Rajnath   Jan 1, 11:33 am
New Delhi, Jan. 1 (ANI): Reacting to reports of fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the Samba Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that diplomats of both the nations are holding regular talks over the issue and added that he was sure that the country would come to the right path one day.
Pakistan summons Indian diplomat to protest killing of four rangers  Jan 1, 8:47 am
Islamabad, Jan.1 (ANI): Pakistan reportedly summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner to that country on Wednesday evening to register its protest over the alleged killing of four Pakistani Rangers by Indian troops in the border areas of the Samba Sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
Cuba 'hot destination' for US travellers post normalisation of diplomatic relations   Dec 23, 4:47 pm
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Since US President Barack Obama's move to normalise diplomatic relations with Cuba, travellers keen to visit the island country have been thronging US travel websites to learn more about the destination.
'My statement to media was a personal opinion,' clarifies Khobragade   Dec 20, 8:16 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 20 (ANI): Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Saturday clarified that what she had recently said in front of the press was her personal view and not an official one and added that she did not make any statement that would embarrass relations between India and any other foreign government.
Obama says decision to normalize diplomatic ties with Cuba will bring change  Dec 20, 4:32 pm
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that Cuba will gradually witness a change in the wake of his decision to normalize diplomatic ties with the Cuban government.
Manish Tewari pulls up government for stripping Khobragade of her duties  Dec 20, 1:31 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 20 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday criticized the BJP-led NDA Government for stripping diplomat Devyani Khobragade of her duties as director in the Partnership Development Division, saying it exposes the Centre's double speak.
India communicates to Pakistan its 'grave concerns' over Lakhvi's bail  Dec 19, 11:12 am
New Delhi. Dec. 19 (ANI): Expressing grave concerns over the granting of bail to top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and 26/11 accused Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi, India on Friday confirmed initiating dialogues with Pakistan through diplomatic channels, adding that this decision contradicts Islamabad's commitment to fight terror groups.
Opponents threaten to block implementation of Obama's new Cuba policy  Dec 19, 10:32 am
London, Dec 19 (ANI): Opponents of United States President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, which aims at normalizing ties with Cuba and ending the five decade-long political standoff, have threatened to block his efforts to renew diplomatic relations with the state.
Obama's decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba met with both admiration and anger  Dec 18, 11:44 am
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): As United States President Barack Obama hailed a "new chapter" in U.S. relations with Cuba following a five decade-long political standoff; reactions in Miami were split, mostly along generational lines.
Pak delegation not meeting LS Speaker was my fault, admits Mani Shankar Aiyer  Dec 12, 5:47 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 12 (ANI): Former diplomat-turned-politician Mani Shankar Aiyer on Friday admitted that it was his mistake that the visiting delegation of members of the National Assembly and the Senate from Pakistan were unable to meet Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, adding that a series of circumstances had forced the error.
Will pressure Pak to release 26/11 culprits to India, says Rajnath Singh  Nov 26, 2:45 pm
Jamshedpur, Nov. 26 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that New Delhi will build up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to ensure that the latter brings the perpetrators of the 26-11 attacks in Mumbai are brought to justice and handed over to India.
Senior US diplomat to visit Delhi to firm up agenda for President Obama's January visit  Nov 23, 12:32 pm
Washington, Nov.23 (ANI): The State Department has announced that it will send a top diplomat to India next week to firm up the agenda for President Barack Obama's second visit in the last four years.
US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints  Nov 22, 5:05 pm
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): American officials are keenly watching the political drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is running to claim the coveted prize of winning India's only Muslim-majority state. They are aware that if the BJP successfully completes its most ambitious and audacious project or comes close to the prize, the signal that it is the new national party would be unmistakable. US diplomats have learnt a quick lesson after the national elections where their analysis was a little behind the curve. But Kashmir also arouses worry in Washington -- it is seen as a "flash point" between India and Pakistan, an ever-simmering flame that can spark a confrontation. Pakistani visitors never fail to whip up exactly those sentiments among Americans with exaggerated accounts of alleged Indian army excesses and the desire among Kashmiris for "azadi." It so happens that Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is currently on a six-day visit to the US, meeting officials at the Pentagon and the State Department. He has blamed India for the current spate of LOC firings, saying that his attention is being forcibly diverted from fighting terrorists on his eastern border. But blaming India for Pakistan's self-inflicted wounds doesn't sell as well in Washington as it used to. The constant misinformation campaign on Kashmir - best exemplified by the unmasking of ISI-fronted Kashmiri American Council and ISI-funded Ghulam Nabi Fai in 2011 - has taken a heavy toll on the credibility of Pakistani claims. US officials can see that the BJP is looming large on Kashmir this time with an effective strategy of making inroads over the past two years. But they are worried about BJP's stated desire to "debate," if not abolish Article 370, which gives the state a special status. Even though BJP leaders are trying hard to keep the 370 issue away from headlines this campaign season, the pot has been stirred. The first phase of voting for the 87-member State Assembly begins Nov. 25 and political dynamics are fluid to pin down. Only two things are sure: that the BJP won't join the Congress in a coalition and that the two main regional rivals, the National Conference and the PDP won't join each other. All other combinations are possible, especially with smaller parties, many of which were created recently, playing an important. They will be crucial in BJP's attempt to get the magic number of 44 since no matter how hard it tries; its appeal among Muslims in the valley is low. US analysts say that parties like the Kashmir Development Front, which has several former bureaucrats and academics, may be appealing to voters. KDF was created by Farooq Renzu Shah, who left the Congress Party saying he was disillusioned. Renzu, a bureaucrat who helped rebuild damaged shrines and big bridges when he was in government, is popular among the people. US officials say they see no major problems in the execution of the elections and the theme of development in Kashmir is just what the doctor ordered. They don't see the streets erupting if the BJP forms the government. The meeting between Modi and former separatist leader, Sajjad Lone, was seen as an especially interesting development. Vijay Sazawal, a Kashmir expert who is consulted widely by Washington opinion makers, said the mood in the valley and elsewhere has noticeably changed, mostly in favor of the BJP. He cited two factors - the apology by the Indian army for the shooting of a teenager and a young man on Nov. 3 and the sentencing by a military court of five soldiers, including two officers, to life imprisonment for the staged killing of three Kashmiri civilians in the Machil sector in 2010. The rare developments have been welcomed by Kashmiris whose wounds are deep and feelings raw. "It has helped greatly and the apology came after direct orders of the PMO not to fudge the issue. The people are happy that the army has been punished. People tell me that none of Modi's posters has been torn or defaced in the valley," says Sazawal, who regularly talks to people on the ground. He marveled at the strategic insights of BJP managers - Amit Shah and Ram Madhav - in making the right moves and saying the right things. He cited BJP's state unit vice-president, Ramesh Arora's declaration that Sufi Islam would prosper under BJP. This is clever messaging to those Muslims who are tired of terrorism and want the peaceful version of their religion to return home. The US government, struggling to contain the extreme strains of Islam as exemplified by ISIS, can hardly quarrel with promotion of Sufi Islam. Pakistan, the other player in the "dispute" doesn't raise confidence levels when it comes to dealing with or "managing" Wahabism, which it and Saudis have injected into India.
PM Modi's invitation to Obama is diplomatic breakthrough: BJP  Nov 22, 12:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party said here on Saturday that the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited U.S. President Obama for the 26th January celebration is a diplomatic breakthrough as far the Indo- U.S. ties are concerned.
S.African diplomat urges students to use sports to lead healthy lives  Nov 21, 8:11 pm
New Delhi, Nov.21 (ANI): A senior diplomat of the High Commission of South Africa encouraged students of a school here to use the medium of sports and other forms of physical activity to lead healthy lives and ensure a good future for themselves.
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