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FGN6 IMF-INDIA

Important for India to focus on green investment post-pandemic: IMF

Washington: As the Indian economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic that hit it hard, it is important for the country to focus on public investment, particularly in green sectors, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. By Lalit K Jha

FGN3 US-SITHARAMAN-CEOS

India offers spectrum of opportunities: FM Sitharaman tells CEOs

Washington: India offers a spectrum of opportunities to investors and business firms, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told executives of top American companies, as she met and apprised them of various flagship programmes of the Indian government under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat. By Lalit K Jha

FGN22 LANKA-INDIAN-FISHERMEN

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen, seize 5 trawlers for alleged poaching

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 23 Indian fishermen and seized two trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters, an official statement said on Thursday.

BANGLA-TEMPLES-ATTACK

Goons attack Hindu temples in Bangladesh during Durga Puja, 3 killed; paramilitary force called in

Dhaka: Hindu temples in Bangladesh have been vandalised by some unidentified miscreants during Durga Puja celebrations, prompting the government to deploy paramilitary force in 22 districts after three people were killed and many others injured in riots, media reports said on Thursday.

FGN7 US-USIBC

USIBC meets FM Sitharaman; praises India''s reform trajectory

Washington: Members of the influential US India Business Council in their meeting with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday praised India’s reform trajectory and exuded confidence in the growing Indian economy. By Lalit K Jha

FGN5 SINGAPORE-IISS DIALOGUE

Shangri-La Dialogue to be held in June 2022 in Singapore: IISS

Singapore: After two consecutive cancellations in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 scare, the International Institute for Strategic Studies'' IISS Shangri-La Dialogue has been scheduled for June 2022 in Singapore for in-person diplomatic discussions. By Gurdip Singh

FGN4 US-G-20

Ensuring equitable vaccines for all must for global economic recovery: Sitharaman tells G-20

Washington: Ensuring equitable vaccines for all is a key to the global economic recovery but it faces a significant challenge, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told her G-20 counterparts on Wednesday. By Lalit K Jha

FGN29 NORWAY-2NDLD ATTACK

Norway bow-and-arrow suspect was flagged for radicalisation

Copenhagen: A Danish man who is in custody in Norway suspected of a bow-and-arrow attack on a small town that killed five people and wounded two others is a Muslim convert who had previously been flagged as having being radicalised, police said Thursday. (AP)

FGN27 TAIWAN-3RDLD-FIRE

Fire leaves 46 dead, dozens injured in southern Taiwan

Taipei: The death toll from a fire in southern Taiwan that engulfed a building overnight has further risen to 46 killed, according to local officials Thursday who said at least another 41 people were injured. (AP)

FGN30 TURKEY-AFGHAN-TALKS

Taliban delegation lands in Turkey for 1st high-level talks

Ankara: A high-level delegation from Afghanistan''s new Taliban rulers has arrived in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials, the Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. (AP)

FGN31 ICJ-ARMENIA-AZERBAIJAN

At UN court, Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of ethnic hatred

The Hague: Armenia accused neighbouring Azerbaijan of systematically promoting ethnic hatred against Armenia citizens, as the two nations that fought a six-week war last year faced off at a UN court on Thursday. (AP)

FGN32 CHINA-RUSSIA-DRILLS

China, Russia launch joint naval drills in Russian Far East

Beijing: China and Russia are holding joint naval drills off the Russian Far East in the latest sign of their growing political and military alignment. (AP)

FGN33 VIRUS-CHINA-WHO-PROBE

China warns against ''''manipulation'''' of WHO virus probe

Beijing: China''s Foreign Ministry on Thursday warned against what it called possible “political manipulation” of a renewed probe by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus, while saying it would support the international body''s efforts. (AP)

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