FGN33 CHINA-INDIA-RUSSIA Foreign ministers of Russia, India, China to meet in Moscow: Chinese foreign ministry Beijing: The foreign ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) would hold a luncheon meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Moscow, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. By K J M Varma FGN27 RUSSIA-JAISHANKAR-BILATERALS Jaishankar meets his Kyrgyz, Tajik counterparts; discusses ways to enhance bilateral ties Moscow: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held separate bilateral meetings with his Kyrgyz and Tajik counterparts here and discussed bilateral ties and ways to boost India's strategic partnership with the two Central Asian countries.
FGN36 PAK-SHARIF-COURT Nawaz Sharif files review petition against immediate return to Pakistan to face corruption charges Islamabad: Embattled former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), stating that his health condition would not allow him to return home from London and surrender in a corruption case by September 10, according to a media report.
FGN17 UN-PAK-MINORITIES UN body calls on Pak to unequivocally condemn incitement to violence against minorities United Nations: Raising concerns over threats to journalists and human rights defenders, especially women, in Pakistan, a top UN body has called on the country's leadership to unequivocally condemn incitement to violence against religious minorities and encourage respect for diversity of opinion. By Yoshita Singh FGN18 VIRUS-OXFORD-LD VACCINE Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine trial paused after participant illness London: The human trials of one of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates, being developed by the University of Oxford, has been put on hold after a UK participant had an adverse reaction to it. By Aditi Khanna FGN9 US-ELECTION-INDIANS-VIDEO US election: Republican campaign video featuring PM Modi woos Indian-American voters Washington: A Republican campaign video that includes visuals from the two historic rallies of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last one year -- 'Howdy, Modi!' and 'Namaste Trump' -- is making waves in the US ahead of the November 3 Presidential election, particularly among Indian-Americans whose votes may be the deciding factor in some of the battleground states. By Lalit K Jha FGN7 UN-INDIA-CHILD-MORTALITY India's child mortality rate declined between 1990 and 2019: UN United Nations: India's child mortality rate has declined substantially between 1990 and 2019 but the country, along with Nigeria, still accounted for almost a third of all under-five deaths last year, according to a new UN report which warned that COVID-19 pandemic threatens to undo decades of progress in eliminating preventable child deaths globally. By Yoshita Singh FGN6 US-TRUMP-BIDEN-CHINA-INDIA Biden's climate plan will give free pass to worst polluters like China, Russia, India: Trump Washington, Sep 9 (PTI) US President Donald Trump has said the environmental policies of his Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden would 'destroy' America's middle class while giving a 'free pass' to the world's worst polluters like China, Russia, India, and many others. By Lalit K Jha FGN4 VIRUS-UN-INDIA UN agencies supporting Indian govt-led efforts to deal with coronavirus pandemic: UN spokesperson United Nations: As the number of COVID-19 cases in India soars to over 4.2 million, several UN agencies are supporting the government-led health and socioeconomic efforts to help deal with the outbreak. By Yoshita Singh FGN23 UK-INDIA-AUCTION Never-before-seen artworks by Indian artists to be auctioned in UK London: A collection of never-before-seen modern Indian art, including unpublished artworks by artists V S Gaitonde and Ram Kumar, will be offered for auction for the first time in London later this month, Sotheby’s auction house said on Wednesday. By Aditi Khanna FGN19 LANKA-TANKER-FIRE Second fire on oil tanker off Lankan coast now under control: Navy Colombo: The fresh fire on board a giant oil tanker that went up in flames last week off Sri Lanka's eastern waters while carrying crude oil from Kuwait to India is now under control, the Lankan Navy said on Wednesday.
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