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1. Iranian Foreign Minister to visit India on Saturday
New Delhi, Monday, 28 November 2016
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will be visiting India on Saturday during which he will hold talks on bilateral, regional and international issues including enhanced energy and trade cooperation with the Indian side.
Source: Business Standard, New Delhi

2. Support India on terror, ours not a friendship to hide: Israel President Reuven Rivlin
New Delhi, Monday, 14 November 2016
Friendship between India and Israel is at work “day in, day out” and is not a relationship “we should be hiding”, said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he pledged full support to India in fighting terrorism.
Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi

3. Israeli Prez in India: 5 things you should know about the bilateral relations
New Delhi, Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin who visited to India he was being accompanied by a large business delegation to boost cooperation in the field of security, education, cyber, energy, water and agriculture. He had visited Agra, Karnal, Chandigarh and Mumbai.
Source: Hindustan Times, New Delhi; See Also: The Hindu, Chennai

4. Israel supports India’s fight against terrorism, invites Modi for visit
New Delhi, Tuesday, 15 November 2016
India and Israel both countries openly vowed to combat terrorism together. President Reuven Rivlin, the first Israeli President to visit India in two decades, renewed Tel Aviv’s invite to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the Jewish country.
Source: The New Indian Express, Chennai

5. India enhances air services agreement with Oman
New Delhi, Sunday, 13 November 2016
India has enhanced the bilateral seat entitlement with Oman, allowing additional flights between the two countries.
Source: Business Standard, New Delhi; See Also: The Economics Times: Mumbai

6. MJ Akbar to co-chair first India-Palestine joint commission meeting
New Delhi, Tuesday, 8 2016
Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar was in Palestine to co-chair the first Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Palestine and enjoyed historic bilateral ties. The proposed JCM had covered a range of issues, including cooperation in economy, energy, tourism, agriculture, water and environment, education, health, IT, sports, culture, media etc.
Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi; See Also: The New Indian Express, Chennai

7. Qatar PM to visit India on December 3
New Delhi, Friday, 25 November 2016
Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will visit India on December 3 and hold discussions on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of common interest with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi

8. VVIP choppers deal: CBI to seek Michel's extradition from UAE
New Delhi, Friday, 18 November 2016
The CBI will soon approach UAE authorities seeking extradition of British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel James in connection with its probe in the Rs 36 billion AgustaWestland choppers deal.
Source: The Economic Times, Mumbai

9. Israel seeks FTA with India to boost trade
New Delhi, Friday, 18 November 2016
Israel President Reuven Rivlin set up for a bilateral free trade agreement with India and Israel wishes to partner in India’s “Clean Ganga” project and solar energy sector.
Source: The Hindu, Chennai

10. Cox & Kings partners with UAE India for money transfer business
Kochi, Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Making a foray into the money transfer business in India, Cox & Kings Ltd has partnered with UAE Exchange India to provide inward remittance and domestic money transfer services in India.
Source: The Economic Times, Mumbai

11. Demonetization hits Indian expats in UAE
Dubai, Monday, 28 November 2016
Expatriates in the UAE are facing challenges to send money to their families in India due to demonetization of Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes.
Source: The Economic Times, Mumbai


Sunil Kumar is a doctoral candidate in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email

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