1.3 mn elected women representatives in India make, implement public policies: India at UNSC

New York [US], October 30 (ANI): Over 1.3 million elected women representatives in India lead in the formulation and implementation of public policies at the grassroots level, New Delhi said in a statement at the at United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 03:49 IST

French prosecutor confirms Nice attacker originally from Tunisia, arrived on October 9

Paris [France], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): French anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard confirmed on Thursday that the attacker in Nice was from Tunisia and had arrived in France on October 9.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 03:11 IST

Terror attack in France an attack on EU's shared values, say European Council members

Brussels [Belgium], October 30 (ANI): Members of European Council on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack in France's city of Nice in the strongest terms, calling it an attack on the European Union's shared values.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 03:00 IST

World condemns terrorist attack in France

New Delhi [India], October 30 (ANI): Scores of countries and heads of states have come out in support of France after a knife-wielding man killed two women and a man at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice and injured several others on Thursday.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 02:44 IST

Foreign secretary meets advisor to French President, extends condolences on terrorist attacks

Paris [France], October 30 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday met Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron and extended condolences on terrorist attacks in France. He also conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message that India stands with France in the fight against terrorism.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 02:01 IST

France is under attack, says Macron as he raises security status to highest level

Paris [France] October 30 (ANI): After increasing France's security status to the highest level, President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said that the country is under attack following the incident of stabbing in the city of Nice that left at least three people dead and several injured.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 01:42 IST

Twitter deletes Mahathir Mohamad's tweet for glorifying violence; France seeks account suspension

Paris [France], October 30 (ANI): Social networking platform Twitter on Thursday removed former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's tweet, for violating its rules banning the glorification of violence, shortly after a violent knife attack in Nice, which left three people dead.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 00:43 IST

India, Mexico hold joint commission meeting, review bilateral cooperation

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): India and Mexico held their eighth joint commission meeting on Thursday and reviewed cooperation in several areas including trade, investment, agriculture, health and education.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 23:58 IST

Pompeo calls for immediate release of 3 student activists arrested by 'Chinese-controlled Hong Kong Police Force'

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday condemned the "Chinese-controlled Hong Kong Police Force" for arresting three student democracy activists under the draconian national security law and demanded their immediate release.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 23:16 IST

US citizens born in Jerusalem can list place of birth as 'Jerusalem', 'Israel': Pompeo

Washington [US], October 29 (ANI): US citizens born in Jerusalem can now elect to list their place of birth as either 'Jerusalem' or 'Israel' on their passports, informed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:39 IST

UN chief strongly condemns 'heinous' knife attack in Nice

New York [US], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemns the knife attack at a church in the French city of Nice that killed three people, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Thursday.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:39 IST

PIA suffers loss of Rs 250 billion since suspension of EU flights

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suffered a loss of Rs 250 billion since the suspension of flight operations to and from the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:37 IST

Baku refutes statements about Azerbaijani Army's strikes at settlements in Karabakh

Baku [Azerbaijan], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The Azerbaijani Defence Ministry denied information about missile and air strikes on settlements in Karabakh.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:33 IST

Woman gangraped for 21 days after being sold by husband for Rs 5,000 in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): A woman in Pakistan's Sargodha was allegedly sold for Rs 5000 by her husband to his friends who gang-raped her for 21 days.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:33 IST

PM Modi condemns knife attack in Nice, says India stands with France against terrorism

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the violent knife attack in France, which left three people dead.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:19 IST

Quran, Islamic Sharia should be basis for Doha peace talks, says Afghan President

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 29 (ANI): The Quran and Islamic Sharia should be the basis for the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha, said Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday while speaking at a ceremony on Prophet Mohammad's birthday.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 21:40 IST

Depending upon coronavirus vaccine trials, India will expand its cooperation to other countries: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and depending upon the coronavirus vaccine trials, India will expand its cooperation to other countries, including capacity building for vaccine development production and delivery, Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:19 IST

India-US partnership has grown in every domain: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday stated that there was a sense of satisfaction that the partnership between India and the United States had grown in every domain during the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 22:19 IST

Decision to re-open Kartarpur Corridor will be as per Covid-19 protocol: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Ahead of the Guru Nanak Jayanti the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that a decision to re-open the Kartarpur Corridor will be taken as per the coronavirus protocol.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 20:56 IST

Whole world knows about Pakistan's role in supporting terrorism: MEA

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Hitting out at Pakistan, India on Thursday said that the "whole world knew about "Pakistan's role in supporting terrorism" and that it should not even attempt to play the victim.

Updated: Oct 29, 2020 20:22 IST