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H1-B visa issue: India’s concerns conveyed to US administration and Congress, says MEA
India has conveyed its concerns and interests both to US administration and US Congress at senior levels regarding the H1B visa issue, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Tuesday.

India’s measles-rubella vaccination campaign a big step towards reducing childhood mortality, addressing birth defects
World Health Organization congratulates India for launching one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles, a major childhood killer disease, and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), responsible for irreversible birth defects.

India, Singapore renew bilateral air force training agreement
Under the agreement, the RSAF will have regular opportunities to train with the IAF's advanced Su-30 fighter aircraft, Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a statement.

India becomes Associate member of CERN
India became an Associate member of CERN on Monday with the Indian government completing its internal approval procedures in respect of the agreement it had signed with CERN on November 21, 2016.

India, UAE ties to turn strategic during crown prince’s Republic-day visit
NEW DELHI: India will conclude Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with UAE, which until now has been a key strategic ally of Pakistan.

India, US hold talks to protect ocean ecosystems
WASHINGTON: Officials from India and the US have held talks here to protect ocean ecosystems and promote sustainable development through the 'blue economy'.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault meets PM Narendra Modi, discusses defence, terrorism
BENGALURU: Seeking to bolster the Indo-French strategic partnership, French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a wide range of issues, including defence and terrorism.

Parrikar: India to Kick Off Competition for New Foreign Single-Engine Fighters
NEW DELHI — India will invite global competitive bids to select a foreign single-engine fighter to be made in India, said Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar.

India, Sri Lanka agree on releasing fishermen, to set up SOPs
An understanding was also reached to ensure that there was no physical harm or loss of life while apprehending fishermen by Navy and Coast Guard of the two countries.

Nuclear capable Agni-IV test a hit
BHUBANESWAR: India on Monday successfully flight tested nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-IV having striking capabilities of hitting targets 4,000 km away.