Amrita Tripathi

  • 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. ...
  • Pakistan afflicted with blowback effects of nurturing terrorism: Professor TV Paul 13-06-2014 02:26 PM

    After the Karachi attack, Pakistan grapples with the issue of whether to continue talks with the Taliban, Professor TV Paul weighs in on the bigger picture, and what he calls the country's "geo-strategic curse". ...
  • News 360: Centre stands by Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag's appointment as Army Chief 11-06-2014 09:03 PM

    Despite the hullabaloo surrounding former Army chief and MoS, VK Singh's differences with the anointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the UPA's decision to promote Suhag. ...
  • China keen on working with the Narendra Modi government: MEA 08-06-2014 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: The three-hour long meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India and China in New Delhi was useful, cordial and productive, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Stating that it was a new productive beginning between the Indian and Chinese governments, Akbaruddin said that the latter supported...
  • India-China bilateral talks begin, border issue top agenda 08-06-2014 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: The first round of bilateral talks between India and China after the Narendra Modi government took charge began on Sunday with the Chinese Foreign Minister calling upon Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Several outstanding issues including the boundary issue, stapled visas, as well as...
  • Chinese Foreign Minister to visit India today; to meet PM, Swaraj on Sunday 07-06-2014 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: In a first ever visit by China after the Narendra Modi government assumed office, the former's Foreign Minister will be arriving in New Delhi on Sunday. A seven-member Chinese delegation led by Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Chinese delegation will...
  • One arrested by Afghan forces for abducting Indian aid worker in Herat 04-06-2014 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: One person has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Indian aid worker Alexis Prem Kumar who was abducted in the Herat Province of Afghanistan. According to reports, the arrest was reportedly made by by Afghan security forces in Herat. The sources in the External Affairs Ministry...
  • Afghanistan: Indian abducted in Herat Province 02-06-2014 07:13 PM

    Herat: An Indian national was on Monday abducted in the Herat Province of Afghanistan. No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility for the incident. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed the reports in his tweet that read, "Indian national working with an NGO in...
  • No discussion on illegal immigrants with Modi: Bangladesh Speaker 28-05-2014 02:45 PM

    Dr Shirin Chaudhuri, the Speaker of Bangladesh, has told CNN-IBN that the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was positive and both countries discussed attaining newer heights. ...
  • PM Modi to meet Pak PM Sharif today, may discuss 26/11 trial delay 27-05-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: All eyes on Tuesday will be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic push and his meet with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He is set to begin his first day in office by meeting SAARC leaders. Both Modi and Sharif will meet around noon at Hyderabad House. No...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka free Indian fishermen to mark Modi's swearing-in 25-05-2014 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have ordered the release of Indian fishermen in their custody. Both Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa are being invited for the ceremony. Pakistan will release 152 Indian...
  • Congress may be down but certainly not out, says Jairam Ramesh 16-05-2014 03:54 PM

    Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the victory and defeat are part life and part of political cycle, Congress part had great victories in Past like in 2009. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Ramesh said, "I admit that in 2014 the results are worse than our worst case scenario."...
  • Modi's books capture stores, talk about his governance, economics 09-05-2014 09:04 AM

    New Delhi: There are already 10 books on BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in stores. The latest one that seems to be flying of shelves is by London-based biographer Andy Marino named 'Narendra Modi: A Political Biography'. Talking about Modi, Marino says, "I was quite...