India, European Union to re-launch trade talks at virtual summit today

BRUSSELS: The European Union and India will agree to revive stalled free-trade negotiations at a virtual summit on Saturday (May 8, 2021) while also seeking closer cooperation to combat climate change, as concerns about China bring Brussels and New Delhi closer. Partly overshadowed by the COVID-19 crisis in India, the summit will gather Indian Prime […]

Ahead of virtual summit with PM Narendra Modi, UK PM Boris Johnson announces 1 billion pounds trade deals including £240 investment by Serum Institute of India

New Delhi: Ahead of the virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (May 4, 2021), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced one billion pounds of trade deals that include an investment of 240 million pounds by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).  Boris Johnson said, “Like every aspect of the UK-India relationship, […]

Britain to send 1,000 more ventilators to India amid COVID crisis

London: Britain will send another 1,000 ventilators to India, the government said on Sunday (May 2), stepping up its support as India’s healthcare system struggles to cope with a huge surge in cases of COVID-19. India has reported more than 300,000 daily cases for more than 10 days straight, leaving hospitals, morgues and crematoriums overwhelmed. The […]

COVID-19: Chinese President Xi Jinping extends sympathies to PM Narendra Modi, says ‘very concerned’

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote to Prime Minister Narendra on Friday (April 30) and extended sympathies over the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which has created havoc in the nation. In a letter to his counterpart, the Chinese President said that he is “very concerned about the recent situation of the COVID-19 […]

US immediately sending emergency medical supplies to India: Joe Biden after phone call with PM Modi

WASHINGTON: The United States still expects to send COVID-19 vaccines to India and other countries amid ongoing discussions over how soon doses could be shipped out even as it sends therapeutics and other equipment to India amid a surge in cases there, United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday (April 27). “I have discussed with […]

United States determined to support India in COVID-19 fight: Joe Biden to PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: US President Joe Biden on Monday (April 26) expressed solidarity with India in its fight against COVID-19 and asserted that his country was determined to support its efforts by quickly deploying resources like therapeutics, ventilators and identifying sources of raw materials to be made available for the manufacture of Covishield vaccine, according to […]

Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation writes to PM Narendra Modi, offers to send ambulances amid COVID-19 crisis

New Delhi: Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation on Friday (April 23, 2021) wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to send ambulances and support staff to help India deal with the current COVID-19 crisis.  In a letter to PM Modi, Faisal Edhi, who heads the trust, said that the organisation was closely following the […]

India doing its part, carbon footprint 60% lower than global average: PM Modi at Climate Summit 2021

New Delhi: Calling for concrete action to deal with the Climate Change crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (April 22) asserted that India is doing its part despite various developmental challenges. Addressing the Climate Summit 2021 hosted by the United States, Modi underlined the country’s commitment towards achieving its renewable energy target. “For humanity […]

UK PM Boris Johnson to virtually interact with PM Narendra Modi due to surge in global COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: A series of high-level virtual meetings have been planned for the next fortnight as surging COVID-19 cases have made it difficult for physical engagement.  On Monday (April 26), Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will interact even after the latter’s visit to India got deferred due to rising COVID-19 […]

PM Narendra Modi to participate in Leaders’ Summit on Climate to be hosted by US President Joe Biden

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (April 22) will participate in Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted by US President Joe Biden, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Wednesday.  The US President has invited world leaders from around 40 countries for the two-day virtual Summit to discuss the climate crisis with the major […]