MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "The whole world knows the truth about Pakistan and its role in supporting terrorism.
No amount of denial can hide this truth.
The country which provides shelter to the maximum number of UN proscribed terrorists should not even attempt to play victim." On being asked about Pakistan's reaction on changed land laws in Jammu and Kashmir, MEA spokesperson said, "No country has locus standi to comment on the internal affairs of India." He further said, "The decision to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor will be in line with COVID-19 protocol.
We are in touch with all the concerned authorities."
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK. Anurag said, "We have seen media reports about the conclusion of agreements related to Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK." "We have consistently conveyed our strong protest to Pakistan on its attempts to bring material changes in Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation," he added.
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on whether the invitation has been sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for R-Day celebration or not. Anurag said, "The announcement regarding the chief guest for our Republic Day celebration will be made closer to the event. So as and when there is something to share, we will be happy to do so."
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava spoke on Chinese media reports that China plans to build mega hydropower project on Brahmaputra river. Srivastava said, "Government has been carefully monitoring all the developments in Brahmaputra river. As a lower Riparian state with considerable established user rights to water of the trans-border rivers, we consistently conveyed concerns to China." "We have urged them to ensure that interest of downstream states isn't harmed by activities in upstream areas. The Chinese side has conveyed to us on several occasions that they are only undertaking run of river hydropower projects which don't involve diversion of waters of Brahmaputra," he added. "Various issues relating to transborder rivers discussed with China under ambit of institutionalised expert-level mechanism established in 2006 and as well via diplomatic channels. We intend to remain engaged with China on issue of transborder rivers to safeguard our interests," MEA spokesperson further stated.
Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (West) Vikas Swarup said that India considers SCO as an important regional organization to promote cooperation in the areas of peace, security, trade, economy and culture. "We're committed to deepening our cooperation with SCO by playing proactive, positive and constructive role," he said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh slammed Pakistan without naming it. He said that Nations who can't defend its sovereignty, their condition is like India's neighbouring country. "Countries who fail to protect their sovereignty become like our neighbouring nation-who can't build their roads on their own, nor walk on them, not even have trade on their own or stop someone from trading," he said. He was addressing the gathering at the Armed Forces Flag Day CSR Webinar organised by KendriyaSainik Board.
People who came from Pakistan as refugees celebrated after casting votes in the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir on December 04. They danced to celebrate the occasion with great pomp and show. Pakistan refugees have voted for the first time in over 70 years in local body polls. President of West Pakistan Refugee Action Committee, Labha Ram Gandhi said, "This is first time in 72 years that we're voting in local body polls. We're happy to participate in democratic process." According to J-K Election Commission, 37.17 percent voter turnout was recorded till 11 AM. The last phase of voting for DDC is on December 19 and counting of votes will take place on December 22.
India has conveyed its concerns to China over reports of a proposed dam on the Brahmaputra and has said its interests should not be harmed. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava, in his weekly briefing, said the government has taken note of media reports about China planning to build a major hydropower project in Tibet on the Brahmaputra. "We have taken note of some media reports in this regard. The government carefully monitors all developments on the Brahmaputra river. As a lower riparian state with considerable established user rights to the waters of the trans-border rivers, the government has consistently conveyed its views and concerns to the Chinese authorities and has urged them to ensure that the interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activities in upstream areas." Watch the video for more details.
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State election commissioner K K Sharma on December informed turnout of third phase of DDC election in which 16 constituencies in Kashmir and 17 constituencies in Jammu went to polls. The polling percentage overall in the Union territory in phase 3 was 50.53 per cent which is greater than phase 2 which was 49.per cent.
In a shocking incident during third phase voting in the Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council elections, a candidate was shot in Kokernag area of Anantnag. Anees ul Islam, of the Apni Party, was rushed to a hospital. Doctors later said he suffered a bullet injury and his condition was stable. National Conference leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah condemned the incident, praying for the victim's survival, and criticising forces 'inimical' to peace in the region. The Union Territory's first DDC election is being held in 8 phases under a massive security cover. Watch the full video for more.
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Agriculture minister Narendra Tomar, railways, food and consumer affairs minister Piyush Goyal and minister of state for commerce Som Prakash met 40 farm organisations for the fourth round of talks at..
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