India's neighbouring countries Nepal and Bhutan expressed their condolences on the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took to Twitter to pay tribute to Mukherjee.
PM Oli tweeted, "In his demise, Nepal has lost a great friend.
We remember his contributions in strengthening Nepal-India relations in different capacities of his public life." Meanwhile, Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering also expressed his condolence on Twitter.
Former President passed away on August 31 at the age of 84 and had contracted COVID-19.
Four women wearing protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the Pashupati crematorium in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and hand it over to crematory workers, a scene unimaginable in the conservative country in recent years. Bryan Wood reports.
Lock hardware business in Aligarh suffered setback due to lockdown. In the month of July, situation between India and Nepal further deepened their woes. While industries are gradually coming on track, Extant COVID crisis continues to diminish hopes. "Due to restrictions in some states it's difficult for our agents and they can't collect demands. Sellers think they won't be able to sell, so they're neither buying raw material nor supplying to us," said C Sharma, Tala Nagri Industrialist Association's Chairman.
Muslim Kalyankari Samaj, a civil society group, in Nepal held anti-China protest rally in Pokhara city. It condemned the atrocities against Uyghur Muslims, a minority community in China. Protestors were carrying placards condemning mayhem against Uyghur Muslim community. Human rights groups have blamed the Chinese government for Mass arbitrary detention, torture, forced political indoctrination, and mass surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
Foreign Secretary of India Harsh V Shringla met Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari at her official residence in Kathmandu on November 26. Harsh V Shringla also met Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli. Discussions over ranging partnership between India and Nepal and ways to further strengthen it were held.
Foreign Secretary of India Harsh V Shringla, who is on 2-day visit to met Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli. He said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear that we'll ensure COVID-19 vaccine is not just for India but for entire humanity. We will make this vaccine affordable and accessible. It goes without saying that our first priority will be close neighbours, friends like Nepal. I had this opportunity to discuss this with Foreign Minister and Secretary of Nepal. We'll put our Health Ministries and regulators in touch with each other to ensure that when the vaccine is available Nepal will also have its benefit to the fullest." Earlier in the day, Harsh V Shringla also met Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter's residence in Kathmandu.
Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh V Shringla met Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter's residence in Kathmandu on November 26. While speaking to ANI, Shringla said, "We had a very productive and useful exchange, we went through a very large number of issues of bilateral cooperation. It shows the multifaceted and comprehensive nature of our cooperation." Foreign Secretary is on two-day visit to Nepal.
Cyclone Burevi may make landfall across the southern districts of Kerala on Friday. IMD has issued an alert and a cyclone warning for south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Authorities in Thiruvananthapuram suspended flight operations at the airport for eight hours. Burevi has weakened into a deep depression and would cross Tamil Nadu coast on Friday. Cyclonic storm Burevi crossed the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the Kerala govt has declared a holiday in five districts for Friday. Holiday has been declared for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki. As per the state govt, more than 2,000 relief camps have been opened in Kerala. CM Pinarayi Vijayan held a high-level meeting with armed forces, Coast Guard, NDRF, DGP and chief secretary. Flight services at Madurai airport have also been suspended till 12pm, while Tuticorin airport will remain closed on Friday.
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Two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Thoothukudi ahead of cyclone 'Burevi' which is expected to cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban on December 04. 3 NDRF teams are also arrived at Tirunelveli to move towards low-lying areas. Teams of NDRF are also deployed at Kanyakumari, and Alappuzha in Kerala. Cyclone 'Burevi' will cross Sri Lankan coast close to Trincomalee on evening of December 2 and will emerge into Gulf of Mannar on December 03 morning. 'Burevi' will cross south Tamil Nadu between Kanyakumari and Pamban on early morning of December 04.
Former President Barack Obama threw some geographic shade at the Trump administration in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Business Insider reports Obama praised President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy picks for the incoming administration. Obama said that he was looking forward to seeing an administration where people 'know where countries are.' In June 2017, President Donald Trump reportedly mispronounced Nepal and Bhutan as "Nipple" and "Button.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 20 said that he is glad that the work is under process to send Bhutan's satellite to space by dint of ISRO. "I am delighted that work is going on rapidly to send Bhutan's satellite to space with the help of ISRO, next year. For this purpose, Bhutan's four space engineers will go to ISRO in December, I send my regards to these four youth," said PM Modi.
In a bid to strengthen ties with the neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 20 virtually attended launch event of RuPay card phase-2 in Bhutan. Speaking at the launch event, Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said that India's lead in developing COVD vaccines is source of hope for all of us. "The Excellency's (PM Modi) leadership in tackling the pandemic at home is highly commended. I'm sure India will come out much stronger from the pandemic. The lead that India is taking in developing vaccines is source of hope for all of us," said PM Tshering.
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and PM of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering will virtually launch RuPay Card phase-2 in the neighbouring country on November 20, said Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson, MEA on Nov 19. He said, "Prime Ministers of India and Bhutan will virtually launch RuPay Card phase-2 in Bhutan on November 20. The two PMs had launched phase-1 of the project during PM Modi's visit to Bhutan in August 2019." "The implementation of phase-1 of RuPay card enables Indian visitors in Bhutan to access ATMs and point of sale terminals in Bhutan. The phase-2 will allow Bhutanese cardholders to access RuPay network in India," he added.
Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren on August 31 expressed his condolences on the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee. He said, "In the journey of his politics he did several appreciation..