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Newsline: Costa Rica Ambassador Moves To Bengaluru To Save Herself From ‘Toxic’ Delhi Air

While the pollution level in the national capital continues to remain ‘extremely unhealthy’ forcing many to leave the city, the Costa Rican ambassador to India, Mariela Cruz Alvarez, has moved to Bengaluru after developing respiratory illness. She recently took to Facebook to call her stay in Delhi the ‘worst experience’ of her life. “My experience of filthy air in Delhi is the worst experience I have ever had in my life. My lungs hurt, can’t breathe well. Feverish and fatigued. This is no fun and 20 millions of people are breathing that poison now up north, including some dear friends. The basic right to clean air is a Human Right. The Indian government needs to make radical decisions here in India NOW. Leadership is about taking care of the people.That is #1 priority,” Alvarez wrote.

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/costa-rica-ambassador-moves-to-bengaluru-to-save-herself-from-toxic-delhi-air-sa/304421

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Newsline: Indian embassy in US told to report beating of Sikh

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Indian Embassy in the US for a report on the alleged beating of a Sikh boy in the Washington State. According to news reports, the 14-year-old Sikh boy was punched and knocked down by his classmate in the Washington State with his father claiming that his son was targeted because he is of Indian descent. “I have seen news reports about the beating of a Sikh boy in US. I have asked the Indian Embassy in the US to send me a report on the incident,” Swaraj said in a tweet.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/swaraj-asks-indian-embassy-in-us-for-report-on-beating-of-sikh/articleshow/61503923.cms

Newsline: Indian Consulate warns students after assaul in Italy

Indian students have been assaulted in a string of incidents in northern Italy, the Indian Consulate in Milan has said. The Consulate General of India (CGI) in Milan on Monday issued an advisory to Indian students and asked them not to panic. “The Consulate has received reports of unfortunate incidents of attacks on Indian students in Milan. All Indian students are urged not to panic. The Consulate is taking up this matter with the highest level of law and order authorities in Milan,” according to the advisory posted on Twitter. The advisory did not mention if the attacks on Indian students appeared to be racially motivated. The CGI advised Indian students to be in touch with each other, especially when they go out.

Indian students assaulted in Italy: Consulate

Newsline: Myanmar consul general killed in road accident in India

The consul general of Myanmar was killed and three others critically injured in a road accident in Giridih district of Jharkhand. Senior police officials said Pyi Soe, the Myanmar consulate general based in Kolkata, was returning from Gaya in Bihar with his wife and one official after a personal tour when their SUV was hit by a truck near Miniyaghat in Giridih around 11am. The mishap occurred at National Highway 2. Policemen in Ranchi and Giridih said Soe and others were travelling in a Toyota Innova. It was near Galijori More near Nimiyaghat in Dumri block when a motorcycle ahead of the car took an abrupt left turn. The car sharply turned left to avoid hitting the bike and skidded into the opposite lane of NH-2.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/myanmar-consulate-general-killed-in-road-accident-in-jharkhand/articleshow/61271094.cms

Newsline: India says its embassy in Pyongyang will remain open

India today informed the US that it has “minimal” trade with North Korea, and that there was a small Indian embassy in Pyongyang which should stay there so that some channels of communication remain open. The issue figured during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “The fact is that we do have an embassy there even though it is very small,” said Swaraj, responding to a query on whether India would downgrade ties with Pyongyang in light of US attempts to rein in Kim Jong Un diplomatically. “Our trade with North Korea can at best be described as minimal. I told Secretary Tillerson that some countries which are friendly to US should continue to maintain their embassies as it will allow channels of communication to remain open,” added Swaraj.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/include-patels-in-obc-quota-gain-support-hardik-patel-to-congress/articleshow/61236188.cms

Newsline: India urged to open Luxembourg embassy

Luxembourg needs firmer trade relations with India and the world’s second-most populous nation should open an embassy in the Grand-Duchy, the head of the Indian Business Chamber Luxembourg (IBCL) said. “The message from Luxembourg to India is we would like to welcome official representation,” IBCL President Pedro Castilho told a gathering of around 500 people in Mondorf in south-eastern Luxembourg on Saturday night. “That means opening an embassy.” India currently runs an embassy for Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union from Brussels. It was established in 1948 and is led by Ambassador Gairti Issar Kumar.

https://www.wort.lu/en/luxembourg/diwali-event-india-should-open-luxembourg-embassy-trade-group-says-59ec948456202b51b13c5a57

Newsline: Indian Embassy in US involved in search for missing girl in Texas

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has voiced “deep concern” over a three-year-old Indian girl in Texas who has been missing since October 7 after her foster father made her stand outside the house as punishment for not drinking milk. She said the Indian Embassy is actively involved in the search. “We are deeply concerned about the missing child. Indian Embassy in US is actively involved and they keep me informed,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted late on Thursday night. According to reports, Sherin Mathews had gone missing from her home in Richardson, Texas. Her father Wesley Mathews told police he’d sent his daughter — in her pyjamas at 3 a.m. on October 7 — to stand alone beneath a tree outside the home as “punishment for refusing to drink milk”. When he went to the spot after sometime, the girl was not there. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has joined the probe along with the police. The FBI has searched the Mathews’ house.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/india-abroad/indian-embassy-in-us-involved-in-search-for-missing-girl-in-texas.html