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Sri Lanka to establish 50 regional passport issuance offices

Sri Lanka to establish 50 regional passport issuance offices

🕔07:18, 30.Jan 2023

Colombo, Jan 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government will establish 50 regional centres for issuing passports for Sri Lankans, a Minister said. A large number of people have to travel long distances to get passports and the government wants to make

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H-1B registrations for 2024 to open from March 1

H-1B registrations for 2024 to open from March 1

🕔10:56, 29.Jan 2023

New York, Jan 29 (IANS) The initial registration period for the 2024 H-1B visas for skilled professionals will open from March 1 to March 17, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced. Prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to

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12 S.Korean websites still unavailable after Chinese attacks

12 S.Korean websites still unavailable after Chinese attacks

🕔19:01, 28.Jan 2023

Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS) Twelve South Korean websites attacked by a Chinese hacking group remain unable to be accessed five days after the incident, industry sources said. The Chinese attackers, identifying themselves as Xiaoqiying, hacked into the websites of 12 academic

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US, India to hold diplomatic consultations: State Dept

US, India to hold diplomatic consultations: State Dept

🕔14:08, 28.Jan 2023

New York, Jan 28 (IANS) The US diplomat in charge of political affairs is visiting India for consultations with the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi, according to the State Department. During her visit, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

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Austrian President sworn in for 2nd term

Austrian President sworn in for 2nd term

🕔06:01, 27.Jan 2023

Vienna, Jan 27 (IANS) Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen was sworn in, inaugurating his second six-year term. Van der Bellen won the presidential election in October 2022 with 56.7 per cent of the vote. He has served as Austrian President

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UK Foreign Secretary Cleverly wishes Jaishankar on R Day

UK Foreign Secretary Cleverly wishes Jaishankar on R Day

🕔17:17, 26.Jan 2023

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Thursday extended his wishes to his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar and the people of India on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day. “Happy Republic Day to my friend @DrSJaishankar

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Putin wishes Murmu, Modi on R-Day, hails India’s contributions

Putin wishes Murmu, Modi on R-Day, hails India’s contributions

🕔17:15, 26.Jan 2023

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday sent his wishes to his Indian counterpart Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 74th Republic Day, hailing India’s achievements in various fields. In a statement issued by

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India, Egypt to elevate relations to strategic partnership, take bilateral trade to $12 bn

India, Egypt to elevate relations to strategic partnership, take bilateral trade to $12 bn

🕔20:04, 25.Jan 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India and Egypt have decided to elevate their bilateral relations to the level of a “strategic partnership”. New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India and Egypt

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US expands efforts to reduce visitor visa wait times for Indians

US expands efforts to reduce visitor visa wait times for Indians

🕔11:46, 24.Jan 2023

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) To address visa processing delays in India, the US Embassy said it is opening special interview slots for first-time applicants on Saturdays and also increasing the strength of its consular staff. The Saturday slots were opened

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India’s G20 presidency comes at crucial time, Modi’s leadership critical: WEF’s Klaus Schwab

India’s G20 presidency comes at crucial time, Modi’s leadership critical: WEF’s Klaus Schwab

🕔15:29, 20.Jan 2023

Davos, Jan 20 (IANS) Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, said that India’s G20 Presidency has come at a crucial time and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “leadership is critical in this fractured world”. “I had the

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India promises to increase investment flows to Sri Lanka

India promises to increase investment flows to Sri Lanka

🕔10:34, 20.Jan 2023

Visiting External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar has conveyed to his Sri Lankan counterpart about India’s commitment to increase investment flows to the financially-strapped southern neighbour to hasten its economic recovery. Colombo, Jan 20 Visiting External Affairs Minister (EAM) S.

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Arctic polar vortex grips most of Italy

Arctic polar vortex grips most of Italy

🕔13:48, 19.Jan 2023

Rome, Jan 19 (IANS) Most of Italy is under the grip of an Arctic polar vortex, bringing with it the coldest weather so far this winter, with most of the Italian peninsula hit by snow, icy rain, hail, and gale-force winds.

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Russia deploys lethal anti-aircraft systems around Moscow

Russia deploys lethal anti-aircraft systems around Moscow

🕔21:56, 18.Jan 2023

Russia has deployed its lethal anti-aircraft systems around Moscow in a sign that President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions against potential strikes from Ukraine, media reports said. Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS) Russia has deployed its lethal anti-aircraft systems around Moscow in

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Ukraine’s interior ministry top brass killed in helicopter crash

Ukraine’s interior ministry top brass killed in helicopter crash

🕔19:48, 18.Jan 2023

The three main figures in Ukraine’s interior ministry have been killed in a helicopter crash beside a nursery in an eastern suburb of the capital Kiev. Kyiv, Jan 18 (IANS) The three main figures in Ukraine’s interior ministry have been killed

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7.3-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

7.3-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

🕔17:39, 18.Jan 2023

Manila, Jan 18 (IANS) An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 jolted the southern Philippines on Wednesday, authorities said, adding there were no reports of damages or casualties yet. The authorities said the quake, which occurred at 2.06 p.m.,

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Saudi Arabia launches Events Investment Fund to boost sectors

Saudi Arabia launches Events Investment Fund to boost sectors

🕔14:14, 18.Jan 2023

Riyadh, Jan 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of an investment fund to boost culture, tourism, entertainment and sports sectors in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Events Investment Fund (EIF) focuses on increasing direct foreign investment

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Russia expands entry ban list of EU citizens, officials in response to 9th sanctions package

Russia expands entry ban list of EU citizens, officials in response to 9th sanctions package

🕔14:11, 18.Jan 2023

Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS) Russia has expanded its entry ban list of EU citizens and officials in response to the EU’s ninth package of sanctions against Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “In response to the hostile actions of the EU,

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Uzbekistan, Singapore agree to enhance cooperation in public administration, personal training

Uzbekistan, Singapore agree to enhance cooperation in public administration, personal training

🕔14:09, 18.Jan 2023

Tashkent, Jan 18 (IANS) Uzbekistan and Singapore have agreed to enhance cooperation in the education, transport and healthcare sectors, and in training Uzbek civil servants, the state news agency UzA said. The agreements were reached during a one-day state visit of

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Ukrainian, German presidents discuss defence issues

Ukrainian, German presidents discuss defence issues

🕔14:06, 18.Jan 2023

Kiev, Jan 18 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he discussed defence issues with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during the meeting in the format of a video conference. Zelensky said on Telegram on Tuesday that he talked about the

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Canada’s annual CPI hit 40-year high in 2022

Canada’s annual CPI hit 40-year high in 2022

🕔12:19, 18.Jan 2023

Ottawa, Jan 18 (IANS) Canada’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 6.8 per cent on an annual average basis in 2022, hitting a 40-year high, the national statistical agency said. Statistics Canada said the price increases were broad-based in 2022 and higher

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