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Newsline: China lodges protest with Indian Embassy

China on Tuesday lodged diplomatic diplomatic protests with India, both in New Delhi and Beijing, alleging that the Indian troops trespassed into Chinese territory in the Sikkim sector. It has accused the Indian troops of “crossing the boundary” in the Sikkim section and demanded their immediate withdrawal, while asserting that it has shut down the Nathu La pass entry for Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar because of the border standoff. “We have lodged solemn representations in Beijing and New Delhi to elaborate on our solemn position”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang told a media briefing in Beijing. “Our position to uphold our territorial sovereignty is unwavering. We hope the Indian side can work with China in the same direction and immediately withdraw the personnel who have overstepped and trespassed into Chinese border”, he said. China on Tuesday night, said that it had put off the visit of Indian pilgrims who enter Tibet via the Nathu La pass “for safety reasons” in view of the border issue. “China urges India to immediately withdraw its border guards that have crossed the boundary and have a thorough investigation of this matter”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.

http://www.firstpost.com/india/china-lodges-protest-with-indian-embassy-alleging-its-troops-crossed-boundary-in-sikkim-3749997.html

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Newsline: Philippines diplomat’s son alleges sodomy by classmate at school in New Delhi

A Class 5 student of a well-known school in New Delhi has alleged that he was sodomised by his classmate at school. The fathers of both the accused and the victim are diplomats at different embassies in the capital. A case has been registered. The issue surfaced when the victim’s father, who works with the Philippines embassy, contacted South Campus police station to lodge a complaint. The officer told police that his son looked disturbed during his summer vacations. When the worried father questioned his son, he ‘broke down’ and narrated the whole incident alleging sexual assault. The boy also requested his father against reporting the incident to police. Police investigations revealed that the accused is the son of an officer working with the embassy of Angola. The investigators also said that the family of the accused had also attempted to file a complaint. Their statement claimed that it was their son, who was assaulted by the victim. But medical reports did not support it. Police accepted the complaint.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/delhi-filipino-diplomats-son-alleges-sodomy-by-classmate-school-732415

Newsline: French diplomat’s house ransacked in Delhi

On the night the French diplomat’s house in south Delhi’s Shanti Niketan was ransacked, two other similar incidents were reported from nearby. While others alleged theft of cash and valuables, not even a single item was reported stolen from the senior diplomat’s house. In the diplomat’s house, the burglars opened the drawers but did not steal any foreign currency lying in it, according to the complaint filed by the diplomat’s husband. Also, the landlady of the building, who resides on the first-floor, where the French diplomat lives alleged the burglars had ransacked her husband’s official files and her son’s certificates.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/delhi-cash-valuables-stolen-in-two-other-break-ins-near-french-diplomat-s-house/story-kDjGZqPFOFLyNEHnEPbAjP.html

Newsline: China’s embassy in India removes ambassador’s statement

The Chinese embassy website quietly removed the statement made by ambassador Luo Zhaohui from his speech in which he extended an offer to India suggesting name change of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Just, a day after the statement of ambassador made headlines across Pakistan and China, the Chinese authorities seemed to have dropped the idea of renaming multi-billion dollars economic corridor as the ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui speech posted on embassy’s website contains everything except the particular statement ‘Even we can think about renaming the CPEC’. The offer was reportedly made by ambassador Zhaohui in a speech to the United Service Institution (USI) in New Delhi on Friday, according to Zee News. Stating that the CPEC is for promoting economic cooperation on connectivity, Luo claimed that it has “no connections to or impact on sovereignty issues”. The embassy website originally carried the statement of its ambassador but as soon as it faced backlash, apparently for inking the prodigious project with Pakistan and suggesting a name change, the statement was removed.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/china-quietly-removes-ambassadors-rename-cpec-statement-from-embassy-website/

Newsline: Theft at Norway embassy in New Delhi suspected to be inside job

Several teams of the Chanakyapuri police station have been working round-the-clock to nab a thief who allegedly made off with several items of jewellery from the room of an employee of the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Prima facie, police suspect it to be an inside job as there was no sign of forced entry. Confirming the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) B K Singh told The Indian Express that a case has been registered under Section 380 (theft) of the IPC at Chanakyapuri police station. The DCP also said that police are coordinating with senior officials of the embassy to probe the role of an insider. Police said the incident took place on April 24. The complainant left home after putting her jewellery in a small bag inside the top drawer of her cupboard. “She locked her room and left for work. She returned home by 4.45 pm. In the evening, she was getting dressed to go out again when she suddenly noticed that some of her jewellery was missing,” police sources said. “Police are questioning ground employees, drivers, security guards and others living in the area,” a police officer said.

New Delhi: At Norway embassy, thief makes off with staffer’s jewellery

Newsline: Nigeria summons Indian ambassador over attack on students

Nigeria on Thursday summoned Indian High Commissioner over the recent attack on Nigerian students in Greater Noida. Permanent Secretary of Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Olushola Enikanolaiye met Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria Nagabushana Reddy and asked the Indian government to ensure action against those who assaulted four Nigerian nationals on Monday in Greater Noida. According to a report in Nigerian media, Nigeria has asked the Indian Government to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the attack. Five people have been arrested so far in connection with attack on Nigerian nationals in Greater Noida following the death of 17-year-old student Manish Khari who died of a suspected drug overdose. Residents claim that Khari procured drugs from the Africans residing in Greater Noida. They have also demanded that the Nigerian students be charged with Khari’s murder.

http://www.india.com/news/india/nigeria-summons-indian-ambassador-over-attack-on-students-asks-india-to-ensure-action-against-culprits-1975955/

Newsline: India’s top diplomat to visit Washington for talks

India’s top diplomat will visit Washington this week for talks with the new US administration, an Indian foreign ministry official said Sunday. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar is expected to discuss with American officials India’s concerns over proposed US legislation that could make it harder for companies to replace American workers with those from India and other countries. Also on the agenda during Jaishankar’s four-day visit, which begins Tuesday, is safety for foreigners following a Kansas City bar shooting that killed an Indian engineer and wounded another. Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup did not give details Sunday, but news reports said Jaishankar would meet with US Acting Deputy Secretary of State Tom Shannon and other officials.

http://pakobserver.net/indias-top-diplomat-to-visit-washington-for-talks/