Amrita Tripathi

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 04-09-2014 11:18 PM

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 26-08-2014 10:33 PM

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies 25-08-2014 10:23 AM

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 100 days in power on Monday. PM Narendra Modi began his tenure with a diplomatic coup of sorts, securing the attendance of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states and Mauritius...
  • India, Pakistan face trust deficit 20-08-2014 07:23 PM

    New Delhi: It was Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit's first public statement, since the Foreign Secretary level talks were called off. And he made it clear that for his government, it wasn't a question of an "either-Or" when it comes to speaking to Kashmiri separatist leaders, which of course was...
  • Separatists continue meetings with Pakistan envoy, say Modi shouldn't have called off talks 20-08-2014 08:07 AM

    New Delhi: It is back to square one for India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. If it comes down to a contest of wills, neither India nor Pakistan is blinking yet. Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit continued to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders despite the Narendra Modi government's opposition and...
  • Geelani meets Pakistan envoy amidst protests outside embassy 19-08-2014 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: Police officials on Tuesday tightened the security at Pakistan High Commission as some protesters were seen protesting against Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ahead of the separatist leaser's meeting with the Pakistan envoy. Delhi Police detained some protesters as the they attempted to break the security barricades....
  • Pakistan says India's decision to call off talks a setback, to continue talks with Kashmiri separatists 19-08-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: India has called off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, slated for next week, after Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit reached out to Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi. The Pakistan High Commissioner will meet separatist Syed Shah Geelani on Tuesday. Pakistan has called the Narendra Modi government's decision a...
  • The Brave: Param Vir Chakra heroes 15-08-2014 08:44 PM

    On the occasion of the 68th Independence Day, CNN-IBN celebrates India's Param Vir Chakra heroes and salutes the courage under fire. The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest Gallantry award. ...
  • Modi to visit Nepal for 2 days, 1st bilateral meet by PM in 17 years 03-08-2014 08:16 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal on Sunday for a two-day official trip. It will be the first bilateral visit by a Prime Minister to Kathmandu in 17 years and both countries could possibly make big-ticket announcements. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "The last...
  • Living It Up: Child sexual abuse 02-08-2014 10:28 PM

    In this episode of Living it Up, we discuss the alarming rise in cases of child sexual abuse. ...
  • John Kerry, Sushma Swaraj co-chair fifth Indo-US strategic dialogue 31-07-2014 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue during which the two sides discussed "transformative initiatives" in key areas of security and energy. Security concerns, counter terrorism, enhancing trade and investment and cooperation on energy remained some...
  • India's mission in Tripoli advises all Indian nationals to leave Libya 28-07-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: The India's mission in Tripoli on Monday advised all its nationals to leave Libya as Civil war has worsens in the country. The development came after the US and UK closed their embassies in the the strife-torn country. There are more than 6000 Indians employed in Libya who...
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin 15-07-2014 09:11 AM

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza in Brazil. He will also be meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African leader Jacob Zuma. The first working session of the VI BRICS Summit will be held...
  • PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend the BRICS summit 13-07-2014 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Brazil on Sunday to attend the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15. The summit is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank and seek reforms of the United Nations and international financial organisations. "I look...
  • Iraq Crisis: Indian nurses in ISIS custody, MEA says all are safe 03-07-2014 11:31 PM

    All Indian nurses in Tikrit under the custody of ISIS militants have been moved to another location in Iraq. The External Affairs Ministry said that they are safe and officials are trying to keep in touch with them. ...
  • Western countries funding ISIS: Syrian Ambassador to India 02-07-2014 03:51 PM

    As crisis escalates in Iraq, Syrian Ambassador to India Riad Abbas has said western countries are funding the ISIS. He claimed that it gets Turkish support in its dream to revive the Ottoman Empire and support from GCC countries. ...
  • Watch: All about the ongoing crisis in Iraq 30-06-2014 09:45 PM

    Alarming regional and world powers, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) claimed universal authority, declaring its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was now caliph of the Muslim world - a mediaeval title last widely recognised in the Ottoman sultan deposed 90 years ago after World War One. CNN-IBN's...
  • Will discuss two-way trade between India and France: French Foreign Minister 30-06-2014 08:25 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday said that he will discuss the two-way trade between India and France with his Indian counterpart. ...
  • MEA launches mobile units in Iraq to help stranded Indians 30-06-2014 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: Indians caught in warzone Iraq spoke to CNN-IBN as the Ministry of External Affairs launched mobile units in Baghdad to reach out to stranded citizens. It was another day of anxiety for relatives of those in conflict-ridden Iraq, where the fighting has escalated. Apart from an estimated 100...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets worried family members of Indians stuck in Iraq 29-06-2014 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Anxious family members of Indians stranded in war-torn Iraq met Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday evening and sought help to bring back their dear ones. This is Swaraj's second meeting the family members of Indians stuck in the war-torn country. "They had last met us...
  • The Silkworm review: JK Rowling casts a spell as Robert Galbraith 28-06-2014 01:35 PM

    It's clear now, that JK Rowling's debut under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith was no flash in the pan. The Cuckoo's Calling was a taut, pacey read, and while The Silkworm feels like a longer one, she's packed a lot in. First things first, let's just admit that the main man,...
  • Foreign affairs: On track?

    World Trip |  Amrita Tripathi
    Nothing like a new beat to keep you on your toes, even some 11 years into the business. So here goes, with the new profile,...

  • Political will could make Sushma's visit to Bangladesh historic: C Raja Mohan 26-06-2014 09:01 AM

    As External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Bangladesh for her first stand-alone visit, emphasising the new government's foreign policy priorities are in its neighbourhood. Strategic Analyst C Raja Mohan said it's a great moment. "There is enough political will to advance it in a historic opportunity," he said. ...
  • Author of the 'Snowden Files' on the impact of Snowden leaks on India 24-06-2014 01:03 PM

    The author of "The Snowden Files", Luke Harding, a journalist with the Guardian speaks to CNN-IBN on his book, the Snowden revelations, and what Indian diplomats have had to learn. Following are the questions: 1) So far, India hasn't officially had a very strong reaction to the Snowden revelations, what...
  • One of the 40 Indians abducted in Iraq by ISIS escapes: reports 20-06-2014 08:07 AM

    New Delhi: In what may be a major breakthrough in knowing the fate of the 40 kidnapped Indians in Iraq, latest reports suggest that one out of the 40 Indians has escaped from the custody of the ISIS terrorists. Reports also say that the escaped construction worker has made contact...
  • Indians trapped in Iraq without their passports, families cry for help 18-06-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: As the crisis escalates in Iraq, hundreds of families in India are praying for the safety of their loved ones. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday confirmed that 40 Indian workers working with Tariq Noor al Juda construction company in Iraq have been abducted. However, MEA...
  • 40 Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq, not received any ransom calls: MEA 18-06-2014 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that 40 Indian workers working with Tariq Noor al Juda construction company have been abducted in Iraq. According to the MEA, most of the abducted Indians are from the northern part of India. However, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that no...
  • News 360: Centre steps in to control prices, imposes minimum export price on onions 17-06-2014 08:39 PM

    With India's wholesale price inflation rising to a five-month high in May, the government on Tuesday held a high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss inflation. The Centre has advised the state governments to take appropriate steps to crack down on hoarding. ...
  • PM Modi begins his first foreign visit to Bhutan today 15-06-2014 08:26 AM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi on Sunday embarked on his maiden visit to Bhutan as India's Prime Minister. His two-day trip underscores his government's commitment to consolidate ties in India's neighbourhood. On the eve of his visit, Modi on Saturday said that Bhutan was a "natural choice" as his first foreign...
  • Peaceful neighbourhood essential for future development: Hardeep Puri 13-06-2014 03:40 PM

    The new government has come out all guns blazing when it comes to foreign policy. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first foreign trip to Bhutan, Former Ambassador Hardeep Puri said that a peaceful and secure neighbourhood is essential for future development of the country. ...