Deputy Chief of Mission of the Russian Embassy Roman Babushkin has said Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited has informed Russian authorities that the plant is safe and additional steps have been taken to enhance its security further. "The Russian authorities are working with Indian agencies to stop any further attacks," he said.
Earlier, the Afghan Embassy to India in a letter to the MEA expressed concerns over the contents of the movie. “…any insensitive/distorted depiction of his character might provoke emotions of Afghans which could be unfairly exploited by others to adversely affect the trust and harmony that exists so well among the people of two countries.”
The summit will suggest BRICS, or the New Development Bank (NDB) board, to consider expansion of membership. Entrants to the Bank could be from Asia, Africa, Eurasia and Latin America. The expansion issue of the Shanghai-headquartered Bank has been on the agenda of BRICS members in the run-up to the summit, officials told ET.
"Four years ago, we launched the "Digital India”, the world’s largest, digital technology driven transformation programme. The central notion is that Digital infrastructure should be available as a utility to all citizens...We are excited about the opportunities, but also concerned about the threats from the cyberspace," Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said.
As China continues to focus heavily on CPEC in Gwadar, Balochistan, parts of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has witnessed slow progress under the mega initiative.
Commerce and industry Minister Piyush Goyal’s visit to the US starting Tuesday is aimed at winning some concessions and paving the way for an Indo-US trade deal, including market access for Indian products.
The inauguration of the training programme was held at FSI. Ambassador J.S. Mukul, Dean (FSI) welcoming the participants mentioned that 179 Afghan diplomats have undergone training at FSI, which is the largest number of diplomats from any country.
The New York Times wrote, ‘Court backs Hindus on Ayodhya, handing Modi victory in his bid to remake India’. The article, authored by Maria Abi-Habib and Sameer Yasir, alleged that the ruling handed “the prime minister and his followers a major victory in their quest to remake the country as Hindu and shift it further from its secular foundation”.
In response to comments made by Pakistan on matters internal to India, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "We reject the unwarranted and gratuitous comments made by Pakistan on the judgement of the Supreme Court of India on a civil matter that is completely internal to India. It pertains to the rule of law and equal respect for all faiths, concepts that are not part of their ethos.”
The Supreme Court, in its verdict pronounced earlier in the day, backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot be allotted for building a mosque in the Hindu holy town. Following the verdict, top ministry officials briefed diplomats of various countries and key allies of India.
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