08:29:18 PM IST, 21 September 2023
L-69 Ministerial Joint Press Statement: Today the Foreign Ministers of the L-69 group of countries met in the margins of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, to exchange views on reform of the UN Security Council. The Ministers agreed that today’s increasingly complex and interconnected global challenges further highlighted the urgency of reforming the United Nations Security Council in order to better reflect contemporary geopolitical realities, and to enhance its legitimacy, effectiveness, and implementation of its decisions
08:05:51 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Daniel Bordman, Senior Contributor to The National Telegraph on India-Canada row
07:59:28 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India takes Vienna convention very seriously, expects same from Canada: MEA
Amidst the ongoing diplomatic standoff between India and Canada, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) emphasised its commitment to upholding the Vienna Convention’s obligations regarding the security of foreign diplomats in India. MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi reiterated that India takes its obligations under the Vienna Convention seriously and will provide necessary security to foreign diplomats in the country. Bagchi also urged the Canadian authorities to display similar sensitivity and ensure the safety of Indian diplomats in Canada. He added that while security measures are in place, discussing them in public is not appropriate.
07:41:15 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Shashi Tharoor on India-Canada row
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has expressed concerns regarding the India-Canada row, highlighting the issue of immigrants who have become Canadian citizens but are allegedly involved in actions detrimental to their country of origin. Tharoor emphasised the need for Canada to examine its approach to such individuals and questioned why Canadian citizens are allowed to engage in activities that threaten the sovereignty and interests of a friendly nation. While acknowledging the tragic killing of a citizen in Canada, Tharoor called for a closer examination of the situation and suggested that the actions of certain fringe terrorist groups could have alternative explanations. He urged Canada to address these concerns.
07:38:37 PM IST, 21 September 2023
A major achievement towards establishing self-reliance in the field of maintenance of the Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft – Depot Level Inspection of eight P8I aircraft, has been undertaken by M/s Air Works, an indigenous Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facility based at Hosur, Karnataka. The success of Depot Level Inspection through in-country MRO is a major milestone in testing the readiness of indigenous capabilities to support P8I fleet thus enhancing the scope of AatmaNirbharta in the field of engineering and maintenance of strategically important aviation platforms
– Indian Navy
07:27:19 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Tamil Nadu Government has announced the sale of 30-year securities for Rs 3,000 and the re-issue of 6.92% Tamil Nadu State Development Loan 2046 for Rs 2,000 Cr in the form of stock to public by auction for an aggregate amount of Rs 5,000 Cr
– Tamil Nadu Government
07:00:44 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Glenmark to sell 75% stake in life sciences arm to Nirma
Glenmark, a pharmaceutical company, has announced its intention to sell a 75 percent stake in its life sciences division to Nirma for a total sum of Rs 5,651.5 crore. This strategic move was confirmed in a company filing.
06:59:15 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Rupert Murdoch announces transition to new role
FOX has made an announcement regarding Rupert Murdoch stepping down from his chairmanship roles on both boards, effective at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in mid-November. Rupert Murdoch will take on the position of Chairman Emeritus for both companies. After these Annual General Meetings, Lachlan Murdoch will assume the role of the sole Chairman for News Corp and will continue to serve as the Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Corporation.
06:41:12 PM IST, 21 September 2023
ICICI Bank to invest in Quantum Corphealth
ICICI Bank to acquire 9.99% stake in Quantum CorpHealth Private Limited for Rs 5 crore. Quantum CorpHealth Private Limited is a healthcare services platform aggregating services like preemployment health checks, annual health checks, occupational health centres and ancillary services for enterprises and corporates.
06:39:17 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Punjabi singer Shankar Sahney on India-Canada row
Punjabi singer Shankar Sahney, reflecting on the India-Canada row, expressed concern about the confusion caused by advisories from both nations. He emphasised that the people in Canada, many of whom had Indian roots, were an important part of the Indian diaspora and had contributed to the nation’s revenue. Shankar Sahney hoped for a peaceful resolution to the differences between the two countries through dialogue, highlighting the impact on Indian students and the loss it incurred for them.
06:35:12 PM IST, 21 September 2023
US weekly jobless claims were at 2.1 lakh last week vs. est of 2.25 lakh
05:59:25 PM IST, 21 September 2023
IndiGo and British Airways forge new codeshare partnership
IndiGo and British Airways have recently announced an exciting new codeshare partnership. This collaboration will enhance the connectivity options for travelers and allow British Airways to add its codes to several destinations within IndiGo’s extensive network, commencing from October 12. This strategic move aims to provide passengers with more seamless travel experiences and greater accessibility to a wider range of destinations.
05:50:00 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Ministry of Home Affairs conducted Special Campaign for reducing pending matters on a monthly basis from November 2022 to August 2023
05:49:05 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Russia imposes ban on Gasoline, diesel export from Sept 21 (ET Now citing Agencies)
05:41:26 PM IST, 21 September 2023
EAM Jaishankar briefs Home Minister Amit Shah on Canada issue (Times Now)
05:37:42 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India fifth largest economy in world and will soon be third; Uttar Pradesh has a major contribution to it: President Droupadi Murmu
05:36:53 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Tata Power Renewable Energy signs agreement with Dugar Power Pvt Ltd to boost Nepal’s renewable energy initiatives
05:21:32 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Delhi government’s initiatives for last-mile connectivity and EV policy extension
The Delhi government is taking steps to enhance last-mile connectivity in Dwarka by introducing e-scooters and e-cycles. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has announced that tenders have been floated for this purpose. Additionally, the Delhi government is expected to extend its existing electric vehicle (EV) policy by six months while working on a new and comprehensive EV policy. These measures aim to promote eco-friendly transportation options and reduce pollution in the city.
05:16:59 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Suspension of Canadian visas linked to concerns over separatist elements, says BJP Punjab President
Sunil Jakhar, the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab, has shed light on India’s decision to temporarily suspend visa services for Canadian citizens. Jakhar emphasised that if the Canadian government continues to openly support separatist elements, there is a possibility that some of these individuals might attempt to enter India. To safeguard the sovereignty of India, particularly in the state of Punjab, and prevent any potential disruptions, the suspension of visas for Canadian citizens has been enacted as a precautionary measure.
04:56:47 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Government makes it mandatory to disclose weekly sugar stocks by traders/wholesalers, retailers, big chain retailers, processors.
04:54:24 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India’s Wipro CFO Dalal resigns
Indian IT services firm Wipro said on Thursday Jatin Pravinchandra Dalal resigned as chief financial officer.Aparna Iyer has been appointed as the new finance chief, Wipro said in a regulatory filing.
04:53:58 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India-Canada row: MEA’s advice for Indian students in Canada
The MEA spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, stated that the Indian government had issued an advisory to Indian students in Canada, urging them to exercise caution due to the recent tensions in bilateral relations. Bagchi reassured that the Indian Consulate in Canada is actively working to support Indian students. He emphasised that if any Indian students encounter issues or concerns, they should feel free to contact the Consulate for assistance and guidance.
04:50:49 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India-Canada row: India seeks Canadian action on individuals with terrorism charges
MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has underscored India’s concerns regarding the safe haven being provided to individuals with terrorism charges in Canada. Bagchi expressed the Indian government’s expectation that Canada refrains from offering such sanctuary and instead takes action against those facing terrorism-related charges. He highlighted that India has made extradition requests or sought assistance related to more than 20–25 individuals over the years. However, the response from the Canadian government has not been deemed helpful in addressing these concerns.
04:49:32 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Russia imposes temporary restrictions on fuel exports
Russia has introduced temporary restrictions on exports of gasoline and diesel in order to stabilise the domestic market, the government said on Thursday.
04:49:13 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Following the resignation of Jatin Dalal as CFO of Wipro, the company’s board has approved Aparna Iyer’s appointment as the successor.
04:48:00 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India-Canada row: Visa services update
In light of the recent tensions in the India-Canada relationship, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson issued a statement clarifying the Indian government’s stance on visa services. The spokesperson emphasised that the issue at hand is not about travel to India for individuals with valid visas and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards. Those who possess these valid documents are free to travel to India as usual. However, the MEA expressed concerns about the incitement of violence, alleged inaction by Canadian authorities, and the creation of an environment that disrupts the functioning of Indian consulates in Canada. As a result, the issuance of visa services has been temporarily halted.
04:42:16 PM IST, 21 September 2023
All categories of visas are suspended. The issue is not about travel to India but the issue is incitement of violence and inaction by the Canadian government. Those who have valid visas and OCI cards can travel freely
– MEA spokesperson amid India-Canada row
04:41:50 PM IST, 21 September 2023
MEA on India- Canada row
- E-visas are temporarily suspended.
- Valid document holders can still travel to India.
- Accusations of Canadian diplomats interfering in India’s internal affairs
- Addressing the issue of violence in cases like Sukhdool’s killing, Bagchi attributes it to organised crime.
- Expectations for Canadian authorities to take better measures regarding terrorism and anti-India activities.
04:40:54 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Bagchi on Sukhdool killing
When you have so much organised crime, there will be violence.
04:40:11 PM IST, 21 September 2023
The issue is not about travel to India. Those who have valid visas, OCIs are free to travel to India. The issue is the incitement of violence, inaction by Canadian authorities and the creation of an environment that disrupts the functioning of our consulates which is what is making us stop temporarily the issuance of visa services. We will review this situation on a regular basis
– MEA Spox on India-Canada row
04:28:24 PM IST, 21 September 2023
If you’re talking about reputational issues and reputational damage, if there’s any country that needs to look at this, I think it is Canada and its growing reputation as a place, as a safe haven for terrorists, for extremists, and for organized crime. And I think that’s a country that needs to worry about its international reputation
– MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
04:21:17 PM IST, 21 September 2023
We are willing to look at any specific information that is provided to us, but so far we have received no specific information from Canada. From our side, specific evidence about criminal activities by individuals based on the Canadian soil has been shared with Canada but not acted upon
– MEA spox Arindam Bagchi on India-Canada row
04:17:42 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Yes, we’ve informed the Govt of Canada that there should be parity in strength in our mutual diplomatic presence. Their number is very much higher than ours in Canada… I assume there will be a reduction from the Canadian side
– MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
04:17:11 PM IST, 21 September 2023
You are aware of the security threats being faced by our High Commission and Consulates in Canada. This has disrupted their normal functioning. Accordingly, our High Commission and Consulates are temporarily unable to process visa applications. We will be reviewing the situation on a regular basis
– On Visa services in Canada, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
04:16:27 PM IST, 21 September 2023
“No specific information was shared by Canada on this case (Nijjar case). We are willing to look at specific information. From our side, specific information regarding criminal activities by individuals based on Canadian soil was shared but has not been acted upon
– MEA spokesperson on the India-Canada row
04:12:52 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi amid the India-Canada diplomatic row
There’s a degree of prejudice, to us these allegations seem to be primarily politically driven.
04:11:26 PM IST, 21 September 2023
From our side, info was shared with Canadian authorities but was not acted upon, says Bgachi
04:10:39 PM IST, 21 September 2023
No specific information has been shared by Canada on nijjar killing, says Bagchi
04:09:47 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Have informed Canadian govt that there should be parity in diplomatic presence, says Bagchi
03:55:12 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Asian Games 2023
India men’s football team beats Bangladesh 1-0 to stay alive for place in the knockouts of Asian Games 2023.
03:53:45 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India says sugar production expected to improve due to good rains in September-Rtrs
03:49:34 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India Canada News Live: On the India-Canada row, Akali Dal President & MP Sukhbir Singh Badal
The current situation between India and Canada is now affecting the people of Indian origin living in Canada…A panic-like situation is developing among the people. The government of India should find a solution soon. I have requested this from Home Minister Amit Shah.
03:45:30 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank selects Infosys arm’s Finacle Digital Banking Suite for its multi-country digital transformation program
03:41:43 PM IST, 21 September 2023
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced that general elections would be held in the last week of January 2024, reports Pakistan’s Dawn News
03:40:23 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India Canada News Live: CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami on the India-Canada diplomatic row
It will be beneficial for both India and Canada if they resolve the issue and try not to interfere in each other’s matter.
03:37:36 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India Canada News Live: Strategic expert Anil Trigunayat on India temporarily suspending visa services for Canadians
India is not creating tensions, it has been the statements and false accusations made by PM Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons and his foreign minister who expelled one of the diplomats. They are the ones who are not addressing India’s genuine security concerns.
03:24:16 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Today, sentiments of people are being used for political purposes to divert their attention by bringing up the issues of religion and caste. This a political conspiracy to not let people raise their grievances
– Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi at ‘Mahila Samridhi Sammelan’ in Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai
03:22:48 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India Canada News Live: Parents worry about their children studying abroad in North America
- 226, 450 Indian students went to study in Canada last year according to IRCC data.
- 41% of total students who went to Canada last year are Indians.
- 551, 405 students from 184 countries entered Canada in 2022.
03:09:28 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang meets the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
02:59:35 PM IST, 21 September 2023
When I talk about the metro, we all should be proud because when we started the metro project in 2009, and its trial was done in 2013. It was made in record time
– At the inauguration of the Jaipur Metro Rail extension project (Phase 1-C), Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
02:50:50 PM IST, 21 September 2023
UK keen on welcoming IITs to set up their offshore campuses, universities in talks to explore possibility: British officials
02:45:12 PM IST, 21 September 2023
We did not leave any stone unturned when it comes to working for the people of the state. We provided employment. Apart from that, our Covid management was also wonderful
– Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
02:41:04 PM IST, 21 September 2023
NIA seeks info on wanted accused in San Francisco Indian consulate attack case
02:30:37 PM IST, 21 September 2023
King Charles to become first British monarch to address France’s Senate: BBC
02:30:16 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India, Bangladesh go into half time without any goals in Asian Games group A men’s football match
02:30:01 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Due to operation reasons, with immediate effect i.e., September 21, 2023, India visa services in Canada have been suspended till further notice. The impact of this move is negligible on our financials as the Canadian visa issuance business contributes less than 2% of BLS International”s total annual revenue, says BLS
02:28:55 PM IST, 21 September 2023
Police report death threat against BJP National VP Jay Panda
A threat call was received by an assistant of Jay Panda, National Vice President of BJP, in which the caller threatened that “the same thing will be done to Jay Panda which was done to Naba Das)…A complaint with all details of the threat call has been lodged with the Delhi Police yesterday, who are investigating the matter.
02:19:18 PM IST, 21 September 2023
AU Small Finance Bank Limited enters into bancassurance tie-up with Max Life Insurance for providing Life Insurance solution to bank’s customers
02:16:29 PM IST, 21 September 2023
India Canada News Live: I am very surprised and disappointed by the Canadian Prime Minister (Justin Trudeau) making a public allegation of this nature. If they had evidence, they should have prosecuted the killers in a court of law
– Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
02:06:08 PM IST, 21 September 2023
The National Civil Aviation Regulator (DGCA, INDIA) has achieved a milestone by implementing regulations regarding “Watch Duty Time Limitation (WDTL) and rest requirements for Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) engaged in provision of air traffic services” at 57 airports w.e.f. 21.09.2023, in line with the international (ICAO) regulations
– Directorate General of Civil Aviation