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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has said the reported passage of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Bill by Sri Lankan Parliament is a severe setback to the diplomatic efforts being taken by India and Sri Lanka to resolve the fishermen issue amicably.

 

Birmingham City Council has withdrawn permission for a rally marking the death of a Kashmir 'martyr' after protests from the Indian government.

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left July 4 for a three-day trip to Israel -- a first by an Indian Prime Minister -- to discuss with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu the common challenges like terrorism and ways to boost economic ties.

 

Israel has announced the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Jewish state since New Delhi established diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv in 1992. The visit will take place July 4-6. 

 

US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian American Krishna R. Urs to be the ambassador to Peru, the White House announced.

 

"Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday. Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!" US President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival for a three-day official visit. 

 

India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”

 

In seven years Indians will cross the 1.44 billion mark and the nation will go on to have a bigger population than China, according to a UN report.

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres acknowledged on June 20 that he was engaged in quiet diplomacy to promote a dialogue on Kashmir between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, but stopped short of saying that he was trying to mediate the dispute.

 

Springing a complete surprise, the BJP on June 19 named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, an lawyer by profession and Dalit by birth and not much known politically, as the ruling NDA's candidate for the July 17 Presidential election.

 


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