EU ‘divorce deal’ confidence

BRITAIN is still “very confident” of a Brex­it divorce deal with the EU, chancellor Philip Hammond said on Tuesday (5), a day after negotiations failed at the 11th hour to produce an agreement. Prime minister Theresa May is scheduled to return to Brussels later in the week for “further discussions”, Hammond said, after an agreement […]

Record decrease in net migration since Brexit outcome

THE aftermath of the Brexit vote may have affected the dramatic decrease in net migration to the UK, it has been suggested in a new report released last Thursday (30). The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed EU citizens leaving Great Britain increased by 29 per cent to 123,000 with 43,000 of those saying […]

Kotzias: Greece supports India for UNSC

On Monday, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said that his country fully supports India for the membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a new balance of power is emerging in the world. India and Greece agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in a range of key areas including trade, maritime security and energy and […]

Garhwal Rifles returns with soil from France

A delegation of the Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre today returned with soil from France where the remains of two Indian soldiers of 39 Garhwal Rifles were laid to rest at the military cemetery in Laventie, France on Monday. Two urns containing the soil were handed over to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman by the delegation comprising […]

PM Modi Meets Belgium’s King Philippe

On Tuesday the Belgium’s King Philippe has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and talks to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. Earlier today, Belgium’s Royal Couple, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Belgium’s King also met President Ram Nath Kovind in the presence of Queen Mathilde, Prime Minister […]

French defence minister to visit India

In an attempt to strengthen France’s fast developing defence cooperation with India, French Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, will undertake a two-day visit to India, beginning Friday. She is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman, to prepare for the upcoming state visit of the French President […]

‘Communities must be able to live their lives’

GRASSROOTS organisations will work together under a new group to combat hate crime, a Home Office minister said on Tuesday (17). The Challenging Hate Crime Support Group will bring together leading chari­ties and experts who will help grassroots organisations prevent hate crimes, minister for faith, Lord Bourne, said. “Hate crime has no place whatsoev­er in […]

European Investment Bank to provide EURO 500 million to Bangalore Metro

In a recent press statement, the European Investment Bank (EIB) stated that they will provide EUR 500 million to support the construction of 18 new stations Rapid Transit line in Bengaluru and the purchase of 96 train cars for use on the line. According to the press statement, “The new support for investment by the […]

Narendra Modi meets European Council leaders

Today the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met the President of the European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk, and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, in New Delhi. At the invitation of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of the European Council along with President of the European Commission are in New Delhi […]

Capital has ‘Tourism Vision’

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to boost the city’s status as a tourist destination after it was revealed it is one of the world’s top places to visit. Khan launched his “Tourism Vision” for London as he described the city as the world’s “greatest”. “London’s autumn season will show visitors what it is […]