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Tag: India

  • Thursday, February 8th 2024 - 15:42 UTC

    India releases detained pigeon after 8 months amid espionage allegations

    The pigeon that was held captive in India for 8 months. Photo: EFE/ PETA

    In a bizarre turn of events reminiscent of a Hollywood (or Bollywood) plotline, India has released a pigeon that was detained by authorities for eight months on suspicion of espionage. The peculiar case unfolded when the bird was intercepted in May 2023 in the port of Bombay, drawing attention due to two rings tied to its legs containing messages in Chinese.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 09:47 UTC

    Lula discusses international agenda with Indian PM Modi

    “Had a good conversation on phone with President @LulaOficial,” Modi wrote on X

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed Friday during a telephone conversation the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and other matters of mutual interest, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, September 19th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    India ups security measures to contain spread of Nipah virus

    There is no vaccine against Nipah. WHO lists it as a possible cause of a pandemic alongside Covid-19 and other pathogens

    Indian health authorities are taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of the highly lethal Nipah virus after a sixth person was confirmed to be infected with it in the State of Kerala, where on-site activity at all educational facilities has been banned.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Deadly virus leads to Covid-19-like measures in India

    There is no vaccine for Nipah and mortality has been estimated at 70%

    Indian authorities have closed schools and offices in the southern State of Kerala in a move to stop the spread of the Nipah virus, which has already caused two deaths. At least seven villages in the Kozhikode district were declared as containment zones, Kerala Health Minister Veena George also explained.

  • Monday, September 11th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Lula receives G20 rotating presidency as New Delhi Summit ends

    Lula said Putin would be invited to the Rio de Janeiro G20 summit next year

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Sunday assumed in New Delhi the rotating presidency of the G20 from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, although his term will begin officially on Dec. 1.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    African Union joins G20, Modi announces

    This year's summit is being touted as the grandest diplomatic event in India since the ceremonial cremation of slain Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Saturday on the opening day of the G20 Summit that the African Union (AU) had been granted permanent member status in the group of top world economies. The AU thus becomes the second regional bloc to become a permanent member after the European Union (EU).

  • Tuesday, September 5th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    China's President not attending G20 Summit in New Delhi

    Premier Li Qiang will be representing China in India

    China's President Xi Jinping Monday announced he would not be attending the Sept. 9-10 G20 Summit in New Delhi and that his country would be represented by Prime Minister Li Qiang. Xi has attended every G20 summit since coming to power except Rome in 2021 when he participated by video link.

  • Tuesday, September 5th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Massa, Indian Ambassador discuss bilateral trade ahead of G20 Summit

    It was the second encounter between Massa and Bhatia in just three weeks

    Argentina's Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa met Monday in Buenos Aires with India's Ambassador Dinesh Bhatia ahead of the Sept. 9-10 G20 Summit in New Delhi.

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    BRICS summit in South Africa has to decide on the access of new members

    The countries in the current BRICS grouping amount to 23% of the world's gross domestic product and represent 42% of the global population.

    This week Johannesburg is hosting the 15th summit of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) when a historic decision is expected, reconfiguring the group with the access of new country members.

  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 07:13 UTC

    India, third world's car maker, planning flashier vehicles for wealthier drivers

    As incomes rise, Indian drivers are opting for more expensive sport utility vehicles and sedans over hatchbacks

    World car manufacturers aim to turn India into an export hub as locally produced vehicles targeting wealthier drivers become more globally competitive. India, which overtook Japan as the world’s third-largest car market after the U.S. and China last year, saw a 14% uptick in auto exports in the year through March, with 662,891 units shipped. That is still well behind Japan’s figure of 3.37 million cars for the same period, but automakers in India see room for further growth.