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  • Indian Consulate in Sydney evacuated, staff safe, assures government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Consulate in Sydney was on Monday evacuated in view of the hostage situation in a cafe near its premises and all the staff members are safe, the External Affairs Ministry said. "As a preventive measure in accordance with the local requirements, we have evacuated the staff...
  • Suspicious envelopes sent to foreign missions in Istanbul October 24, 2014

    Istanbul: Suspicious envelopes containing a yellow powder were sent on Friday to the Belgian, Canadian and German consulates in Istanbul, prompting a security alert, officials said. One person who opened the envelope at the Canadian mission was directly exposed to the unknown substance, which was now being analysed by experts, Turkey's...
  • LeT responsible for attack at Indian Consulate in Herat: US June 25, 2014

    Washington: Pakistanbased terror outfit LashkareTaiba (LeT) was responsible for the terror attack at the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last month, the US said on Wednesday. "LeT was responsible for the May 23, 2014, attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan," the State Department said on Wednesday while...
  • Afghanistan: Indian abducted in Herat Province June 2, 2014

    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 Herat...
  • PMelect Modi more aggressive, direct than outgoing PM on Twitter May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: If Twitter is a barometer of governance and engaging with the masses, the Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi has already won the perception battle. The outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Twitter handlers have stopped tweeting and the PMelect Modi has been tweeting on the matters concerning the nation. Modi...
  • Manmohan Singh condemns attack on Herat consulate May 23, 2014

    Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday strongly condemned the attack on Indian consulate in Herat and expressed gratitude to the Afghan forces and Indian security personnel for repulsing it. Singh, who was briefed on the incident soon after it happened this morning, expressed relief that all staff and security personnel...
  • Afghanistan: Modi speaks to envoy, condemns attack on Herat Consulate May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi spoke to Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha and condemned the attack on Indian Consulate on Friday. He said, "I condemn the attack on our consulate in Herat, Afghanistan.I am closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan." Modi also spoke to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and thanked...
  • President condemns attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday strongly condemned the terror attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat and said such attacks will not deter India from assisting Afghanistan in its effort to reconstruct and develop the nation. Commending the bravery shown by all Indian and Afghan staff members at the...
  • Afghanistan: Indian Consulate in Herat attacked, all terrorists killed May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Consulate in Herat city of Afghanistan was attacked by gunmen on Friday. A suicide squad attacked the Indian consulate at around 3:45 am and ITBP and Afghan Police were engaged in the gunfight. Four terrorists have been killed in the attack. They were holed up in building...
  • US consulate employee shot dead in Pakistan February 10, 2014

    A Pakistani employee in the US consulate was shot dead on Monday by unidentified gunmen here in this Pakistani northwest city. Faisal Saeed, 33, was killed while he was coming out of his house in Gulbahar Colony, police sources said. Saeed was employed at the US consulate in Peshawar. Further probe into the...
  • 'France exploring investment opportunities in Jharkhand' February 10, 2014

    The French Consul General in Kolkata, Fabrice Etienne was on a factfinding mission to explore opportunities for investment in mineralrich Jharkhand. Etienne, who interacted with members of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Jharkhand council, headed by its Chairman, SK Behra on Monday, will visit the state capital Ranchi, to meet the...
  • Hyderabad: Protest continues outside US consulate over Indian diplomat arrest December 20, 2013

    Protests continued near the US consulate on Friday for the second consecutive day on Friday against the illtreatment meted out by the US authorities to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York. Tension prevailed and vehicular traffic was disrupted in the busy Begumpet area as activists of the main opposition Telugu...
  • Devyani Khobragde's arrest in the US: Animated spoof that went viral December 19, 2013

    A spoof video has surfaced which takes a dig at the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragde in the US. Khobragade was arrested on December 12 while she was dropping her daughters off at a school in Manhattan. She was released on the same day on a $250,000...
  • Watch: Protests outside US Consulate in Hyderabad over Devyani arrest December 19, 2013

    Left workers and others held protests at the US Consulate in Hyderabad over the illtreatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York. The protesters raised slogans against the US outside the Consulate at Begumpet. ...
  • US hopes diplomat's arrest won't hit bilateral ties December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite stern words from India, the US is neither apologising nor promising to reconsider the charges against Indian deputyconsul general Devyani Khobragade in New York. US has also said it was hopefull the incident to affect IndoUS ties, but it already has, even as Khobragade, who has surrendered...
  • Foreign Secretary summons US Ambassador over arrest of top Indian diplomat December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the arrest of the Deputy Consul General at the Indian consulate in New York, Devyani Khobragade, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday summoned US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell. Devyani Khobragade, was arrested reportedly on visa fraud charges. She has been released from custody...
  • Afghanistan: 1 killed after car bomb explodes near US consulate September 13, 2013

    Terrorists staged a suicide car bombing then engaged in a gunfight with security forces near the American consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early on Friday, officials said. An Afghan translator was killed, while several other people, including police, were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which...
  • US reopens 18 of 19 foreign posts closed amid security concerns August 10, 2013

    Washington: Eighteen of the 19 US embassies and consulates reopened on Saturday as they were closed earlier this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks, the US State Department said on Friday. "Our embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed because of ongoing concerns about a threat stream indicating the...
  • US to reopen 18 of 19 foreign posts closed amid security concerns August 10, 2013

    Eighteen of the 19 US embassies and consulates closed this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks will reopen on Sunday, the US State Department said on Friday. "Our embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed because of ongoing concerns about a threat stream indicating the potential for terrorist attacks...
  • US withdraws Lahore consulate staff over terror threat August 9, 2013

    Lahore/Washington: The US evacuated all nonemergency staff from its consulate in Lahore on Friday, citing a specific terror threat against the facility even as it issued a fresh travel advisory to Americans warning against visiting Pakistan. The move comes amid a worldwide alert over alQaeda intercepts. "Today, the Department of State ordered...
  • US warns citizens not to travel to Pakistan over terror threat August 9, 2013

    Washington: The US government ordered the evacuation of staff from its consulate in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday due to the threat of attack, with the State Department also warning its citizens not to travel to Pakistan. "The Department of State ordered this drawdown due to specific threats...
  • US Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat August 7, 2013

    A building housing the US Consulate in Milan and other offices has been temporarily evacuated after the diplomatic mission received a letter containing a bomb threat, police said. An officer in Italy's antiterrorism squad said the letter carried a symbol frequently used in the past by Italian anarchists. In Washington, US...
  • Needle of suspicion points to LeT for Jalalabad bombing August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Trained operatives of Pakistanbased LashkareTaiba could be behind Saturday's suicide bombing outside the Indian consulate in Jalalabad in which nine Afghan people, mostly children, were killed, intelligence inputs indicate. The security apparatus at the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, which is near the Pakistan border, had been beefed up and...
  • Afghanistan assures India of security for diplomatic staff August 4, 2013

    Afghanistan on Saturday told India it will leave "no stone unturned" to ensure the safety of Indian diplomatic personnel in that country following a terror attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad that left nine Afghans dead. This was conveyed by Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul to India's External Affairs...
  • 'Terror machine' beyond Afghan borders the main threat: MEA August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: With militants again targeting its mission in Jalalabad, India on Saturday said "terror machine" that operates from "beyond the borders" was the main threat to Afghanistan's security while the wartorn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least 12...
  • Afghanistan: Explosion near Indian consulate in Jalalabad, 9 dead August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Nine people, including eight children were killed after a mosque adjacent to the Indian consulate was attacked in Jalalbad on Saturday. At least 21 civilians have been injured. The ITBP told CNNIBN that all Indian officials are safe. Ministry of External Affairs sources have also said all...
  • US to continue with efforts to open a consulate in Tibet June 29, 2013

    Washington: The United States would continue with its efforts to open its consulate in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, a State Department official has said as the top American diplomat in Beijing concluded his rare sixdays trip to the region. "In terms of the potential for a consulate, that...
  • IB alert over possible terror attack on US Consulate in Mumbai, Kolkata May 6, 2013

    Mumbai: There is an Intelligence alert over a possible terror attack on the US Consulate in Mumbai and Kolkata, according to sources. Sources say that the Mumbai Police has been alerted by the Western Naval Command Headquarters about a possible terror attack on the US Consulate in Mumbai in July. CNNIBN...
  • Pakistan: 12 killed in suicide attack in Peshawar March 30, 2013

    Islamabad: At least 12 people were killed and 31 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan Friday as a convoy of security personnel near the US Consulate in Peshawar city was targeted police said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a Frontier Constabulary convoy in a high security area...
  • Al Qaeda planning attack on US consulate: Thailand February 12, 2013

    Bangkok: Thailand has beefed up security at the US consulate in the northern province city of Chiang Mai after receiving information that al Qaeda and Salafist terrorists were planning to launch a threepronged attack on it this month. Emerging from a cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Tuesday that...