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‘Dalai Lama Deeply Respected, Free To Conduct Religious Activities’: MEA On US Delegation Meet

After a group of US lawmakers called on Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamshala, drawing criticism from China, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday reiterated India's support for the exiled spiritual leader saying that he is free to conduct his religious and spiritual activities. "The Government of India's position on HH Dalai Lama is clear and consistent. He is a revered religious leader and is deeply respected by the people of India. His Holiness is accorded due courtesies and freedom to conduct his religious and spiritual activities," MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said during the weekly press briefing. Earlier on Wednesday, a seven-member bipartisan delegation, led by US House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Michae...
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US Congressional Delegation Calls On PM Modi, Congratulates Him For 3rd Term

New Delhi: A US Congressional delegation called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday and its members congratulated the PM on his third consecutive term and expressed "deep appreciation" for the scale and transparency of the recently-concluded general election in India, the PMO said. The seven-member delegation, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, described India-US relations as the "most consequential one", the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement. The delegation extended Modi its support to deepen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership in all areas, including trade, new and emerging technology, defence, and people to people exchanges. Prime Minister Modi posted a photo with the delegation on X. "Had...
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US’ Nancy Pelosi Meets Dalai Lama, Says ‘Nobody Will Remember’ Chinese President

Dalai Lama: Repeated warnings from Beijing notwithstanding, a high-level US delegation, including former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, held a private meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamshala on Wednesday. After the meeting, Pelosi said while the Dalai Lama will “live a long time and his legacy will live forever”, Chinese President Xi Jinping “will be gone and nobody will give you credit for anything”. The bipartisan US Source link
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US Congress Delegation, Including Nancy Pelosi, In Dharamshala To Meet Dalai Lama

A seven-member US Congressional delegation, including former US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, arrived at the Dalai Lama Temple in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala on Wednesday to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader.  #WATCH | Himachal Pradesh: Former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the U.S. Congressional delegation arrive at Dalai Lama Temple in Dharamshala. pic.twitter.com/JQDnYt8nOK — ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2024 The delegation arrived in India on Tuesday for a two-day visit, and was received by officials of the Central Tibetan Administration at Kangra Airport. Other members of the delegation include Congress members Mariannette Miller, Gregory Me...
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US: 2 Dead, Multiple Injured As Shooting Mars Juneteenth Celebration In Texas

Texas Park Shooting: At least two people were killed and several others injured in a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration in Round Rock, Texas, on Saturday night. The incident occurred at Old Settlers Park during an event attended by a large crowd, according to Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks, CNN reported. The altercation erupted between the two groups, culminating in gunfire. "Someone produced a gun and began to fire," Chief Banks said during a news conference, as quoted by CNN's report. As a result, multiple victims were struck. Officers present at the event promptly responded and administered aid. As of early Sunday morning, no suspects were in custody, and it remained unclear how many individuals were involved in the shooting. "This is an ongoin...
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G7 Summit: PM Modi Shares A Hug With US President Joe Biden, Shakes Hands With Canada’s Trudeau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a significant impact at the G7 Outreach session on Friday, engaging in crucial bilateral meetings and addressing key global issues. During the summit, PM Modi shared a warm hug with US President Joe Biden and exchanged handshakes with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “It's always a pleasure to meet @POTUS @JoeBiden. India and USA will keep working together to further global good," PM Modi expressed on X (formerly Twitter). It's always a pleasure to meet @POTUS @JoeBiden. India and USA will keep working together to further global good. 🇮🇳🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Xzyvp5cLCq — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2024 Met Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau at the G7 Summit. pic.twitter.com/e67ajADDWi — Nar...
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G7 Leaders Back $50B Loan Proposal For War-Torn Ukraine On Day 1 Of Summit

The Group of Seven (G7) meeting opened on Thursday, with the countries agreeing to provide a $50 billion loan package to Ukraine as it fights out Russia. The annual summit which is being held in southern Italy was attended by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for a second successive year. The money and the security support were announced during the summit with the intention to show Russian President Vladimir Putin that the world's leading industrialised democracies were standing behind Ukraine. The agreement will leverage interest and income from more than $260 billion in frozen Russian assets, largely held in Europe, to secure a USD 50 billion loan from the US and additional loans from other partners, as per a PTI report. US President Joe Biden sa...
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US President Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Convicted For Lying About Drug Use To Illegally Buy Gun

US President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was convicted by a jury on Tuesday for lying about his drug use to illegally purchase a firearm. This landmark verdict, delivered by a 12-member jury in a Wilmington federal court, marks the first instance of a sitting U.S. president’s child being convicted of a crime. Hunter Biden, 54, showed little emotion as the verdict was read, lightly nodding his head. He was seen patting his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, on the back and embracing another member of his legal team, news agency Reuters reported. The judge has not yet set a date for sentencing, but indicated it would typically occur within 120 days, placing it just ahead of the Nov. 5 U.S. presidential election, Reuters' report stated. The sentencing guidelines for t...
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American University Instructors Injured In Knife Attack In China, 55-Year-Old Assailant Arreste

A 55-year-old man has been arrested after a stabbing attack on four US university instructors at Beishan Park in Jilin province, China. The victims, all associated with Iowa's Cornell College, are currently in hospital receiving treatment, the BBC reported. The incident, described as a "serious incident" by Cornell College, occurred during a daytime visit to the park on Monday. The instructors, part of a teaching partnership with Beihua University, were accompanied by a local university member when the attack took place. Iowa Representative Adam Zabner confirmed that his brother, David Zabner, a Tufts University doctoral student, was among those injured. "He has not yet been released this morning but he's doing okay," Adam Zabner told CBS News, adding th...
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Chinese Envoy Criticises ‘Overcapacity’ Label, Accuses West Of Targeting Developing Nations

Chinese Ambassador to India, Xu Feihong, has criticised Western countries for their labelling of Chinese goods as "overcapacity". Xu's remarks on Tuesday, highlight a growing tension between China and the West over industrial capacity and trade practices. Xu Feihong, who officially took charge as China's envoy to New Delhi on May 31, took to social media to express his concerns. "Talked about 'overcapacity' recently, not just for China. Today China is targeted, tomorrow some other developing country may be a victim. Today the label is 'overcapacity', tomorrow may be whatever excuses. Certain developed countries cannot tolerate developing countries' technological strength and competition. We the #GlobalSouth will definitely say NO!" he posted. Talke...