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UK Court orders extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi to India in PNB Scam case

A UK magistrates’ court on Thursday ordered the extradition of fugitive Jeweller Nirav Modi, who is wanted in India in the Punjab National Bank scam case. Judge Samuel Goozee said that a prima facie case of fraud and money laundering is established. The judge also stated that Nirav Modi had conspired to destroy evidence and […]

Nepal's Supreme Court reinstates Parliament

Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstates Parliament

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of Nepal reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives. A five-member Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana annulled the government’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives on the 20th of December 2020. In a surprise move, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had dissolved parliament and […]

Dr. S. Jaishankar

Pune International Centre to co-chair Asia Economic Dialogue 2021

The Pune International Centre will co-chair this year’s Asia Economic Dialogue that will be addressed by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and his counterparts from Japan, Australia, Maldives, Mauritius and Bhutan, veteran diplomat Gautam Bambawale said at a virtual press conference. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, his predecessor Vijay Gokhale and Commerce Secretary Anup […]


NASA lands its fifth rover ‘Perseverance’ on Mars successfully

The American space agency NASA successfully landed its  fifth rover ‘Perseverance’ on Mars in a deep crater near the planet’s equator called Jezero. It touched down the surface of Mars after successfully overcoming a risky landing phase known as the seven minutes of terror. The six-wheeled vehicle will now spend at least the next two […]

Amar Vasha

Bangladesh Supreme Court launches Artificial Intelligence based translation software ‘Amar Vasha’

The Bangladesh Supreme Court launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) based translation software ‘Amar Vasha’ through a virtual event. The software will translate orders and judgements of the Supreme Court from English to Bangla. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Haq, Law Secretary Md. Golam Sarwar and […]

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India hosts Workshop on ‘COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward’

India on Thursday hosted a Workshop on ‘COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward’. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles and Sri Lanka participated in the workshop. Sources said all countries including Pakistan supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposals at the workshop.  The key proposals by Mr Modi include special visas for […]

9th Round of India-Japan Consultations

9th Round of India-Japan Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Export Control held virtually

The 9th Round of India-Japan Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Export Control was held in a virtual format. The two sides exchanged views on a range of contemporary issues of mutual interest in the areas of nuclear, chemical, biological disarmament and non-proliferation, conventional weapons, outer space security and export control.  Both sides recognized the importance […]

Nigerian economist set to become first female chief of World Trade Organization

Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the first woman and first African to be appointed as the head of the World Trade Organization. The appointment, which takes effect from March 1, came after the U.S. President Joe Biden endorsed her candidacy.  Okonjo-Iweala has been Nigeria’s finance minister and, briefly, foreign minister, and has had a 25-year […]