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  • 48 killed, 119 injured in violent attacks across Iraq 06-02-2014 09:02 AM

    Baghdad: At least 48 people were killed and 119 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, mostly in the capital city of Baghdad, authorities said. A series of bomb explosions rocked the Iraqi capital from morning to evening on Wednesday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 91...
  • CJ Show: Wife of a martyred soldier fights for her rights 26-01-2014 09:29 PM

    CJ Poonam Pathania is the wife of slain soldier Ajay Singh Pathania who was killed in Kabul embassy attack. After her husbands death, politicians had promised that her family will be taken care of, but till date none of those promises have been fulfilled. Today she has turned a CJ...
  • American School in Delhi not run by Embassy: US 17-01-2014 01:51 PM

    The American Embassy School in New Delhi, which is being accused by the Indian government of violating visa and local laws, is not run by the US mission, a senior State Department official has said. However, the US is talking with India at the diplomatic level to address concerns of...
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations 16-01-2014 04:59 PM

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students...
  • No rethink on withdrawal of privileges to US embassy for now: Khurshid 11-01-2014 03:38 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN in Devil's Advocate, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said there is going to be no rethink on withdrawal of privileges to the US embassy staff 'at least for now.' Extra security was withdrawn from the US embassy after the diplomatic row over the arrest of former Indian...
  • India asks citizen to take precautions ahead of Thailand rally 10-01-2014 07:07 PM

    India on Friday advised its nationals in Thailand to take precautions for personal safety as protesters in Bangkok prepared for a massive rally on Monday aimed at paralysing the capital to intensify an ongoing bid to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The Indian Embassy in Thailand advised its nationals to...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: India asks US embassy to withdraw consular-rank officer 10-01-2014 05:46 PM

    In a swift retaliatory action, India on Friday asked the US Embassy in New Delhi to withdraw an officer of a rank similar to that of Devyani Khobragade who was asked to leave the US after being indicted for visa fraud and making false statements. Government sources said India has...
  • Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies 05-01-2014 07:06 AM

    Kabul: A bomb exploded in central Kabul on Saturday in a district housing several embassies and NATO's military headquarters, but no casualties were immediately reported, officials said. The apparent insurgent strike was the second of the day in Afghanistan after a NATO soldier was killed when six Taliban suicide attackers...
  • India asks US Embassy not to screen movies at American Centre 04-01-2014 11:57 AM

    Piling further pressure, India has asked the US Embassy not to screen any movies at the American Centre without obtaining a licence and gave it a deadline of January 20 to do so. The American Centre regularly screens movies for invited audiences apparently without a licence to do so.To stop...
  • Security to US Embassy based on threat perception, says Salman Khurshid 03-01-2014 07:15 PM

    A day after India stepped up security for the US Embassy and other American institutions in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the decision was not based on "reciprocity but on threat perception". He also expressed hope of finding a solution to the diplomatic row that...
  • Devyani case: Salaries for embassy workers based on local wage rates, says US 01-01-2014 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: The US has said that the salary of its embassy staff is based as per the local wage rates of the particular country. "Generally, compensation plans for locally employed staff at US Missions abroad are based upon prevailing wage rates and compensation practices for corresponding types of positions...
  • Everyday, 6 Goans have been switching nationality since 2008: ECI 26-12-2013 12:02 PM

    Panaji: At least six Goans on an average are changing their nationality daily to become Portuguese since the last five years, according to the records available with the Election Commission of India (ECI) in Panaji. The data at ECI Goa office, where the Portuguese embassy is situated, a total of...
  • UN gives accreditation to Devyani Khobragade 23-12-2013 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested for alleged visa fraud in the United States of America, has now been given accreditation by the United Nations. She has also been exempted from personal appearance in the case in the US. Devyani was moved to India's Permanent Mission at...
  • Watch: Police remove barricades from outside US embassy 17-12-2013 07:28 PM

    India and the US relations touched a new low as Delhi Police has removed barricades from outside the US embassy. India has also withdrawn all airport passes for consulates and embassy vehicles which mean they cannot get priority treatment and will have to park their vehicles as ordinary passengers after...
  • Visa fraud: Indian Embassy asks US govt to resolve matter sensitively 13-12-2013 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Deputy Consul General at the Indian consulate in New York, Devyani Khobragade, has been arrested reportedly on visa fraud charges. She has been released from custody on a $ 25,000 bond. She pleaded not guilty in federal court here to charges of visa fraud. This came after...
  • Beirut: Suicide blasts near Iran embassy kills 23 19-11-2013 05:10 PM

    Beirut: Twin suicide bombings struck outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attach, and wounding dozens more in one of the worst bombings to target the predominantly Shiite area in southern Beirut. The mid-morning blasts hit the upscale neighborhood of...
  • India gifts 716 vehicles to Nepal for smooth conduct of polls 13-11-2013 08:32 PM

    Kathmandu: India on Wednesday gifted 716 vehicles to Nepal for the smooth conduct of the November 19 Constituent Assembly elections. Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed over the keys of the vehicles to Home Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire at a function at the Home Ministry here. These vehicles...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station 10-11-2013 06:44 PM

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on...
  • Air Marshal Raha likely to be next IAF chief 28-10-2013 03:36 PM

    The process of appointment for the top post in the IAF has already been initiated and Raha is likely to be designated as the next Chief of Air Staff by the end of this month, sources said in Delhi. Raha, who is presently the Vice Chief of the IAF, is...
  • UAE warns NRIs against carrying rupees into India 09-09-2013 09:10 AM

    UAE's Central Bank has asked all banks and exchange houses to advise their customers not to carry rupees into India. The Central Bank also asked banks and money changers to warn their customers of the consequences of failing to do so. "The penalties stipulated in the new (Indian) law include...
  • Wanted to do something for Kashmir since I was a child: Zubin Mehta 08-09-2013 10:59 AM

    Srinagar: Expressing happiness over the turnout in his concert at Kashmir's Shalimar garden, world renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta said that he wanted to do something for Kashmir since he was a child. The Mumbai-born music conductor, who performed in a peace concert in Srinagar on Saturday, and German Ambassador...
  • I waited and dreamt of this moment all my life, says Zubin Mehta 07-09-2013 08:04 PM

    Srinagar: The next time he will like to play in a stadium in Kashmir, music maestro Zubin Mehta said on Saturday after achieving his ambition of playing at the Shalimar Gardens. Performing before an audience of about 2000 people, the 77-year-old musician said, "Because, we want to do good. And,...
  • US evacuates Beirut embassy over security concerns 06-09-2013 06:18 PM

    Washington: U.S. officials ordered non-emergency personnel and their family members out of Lebanon on Friday "due to threats," the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said in statement. The U.S. State Department urges "U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of current safety and security concerns," the statement also said....
  • Afghanistan: Indian Embassy issues warning after Sushmita's murder 06-09-2013 08:34 AM

    Kabul: The Indian Embassy in Kabul has issued a general warning to all Indians settled in Afghanistan after Indian author Sushmita Banerjee was shot dead on Thursday. "According to family wishes, the writer has been buried in Afghanistan as she was married and settled there. The embassy has issued a...
  • India demands 'unconditional' release of MV Desh Shanti under detention in Iran 28-08-2013 09:07 AM

    Ambassador in New Delhi has decided to lodge a strong protest over the detention of its oil tanker over last 16 days and sought an "unconditional" release of the vessel. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh summoned Iranian Ambassador Gholamreza Ansari to lodge the protest and demanded early release of the tanker...
  • Mirwaiz opposes concert by German Embassy amid LoC tensions 26-08-2013 03:49 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday joined his hardline rival Syed Ali Shah Geelani to oppose the concert being organised by the German Embassy on September in Srinagar. "What sense does it make to organise a concert here when there is violence and hostility on the Line...
  • Britain, Germany reopen embassies in Yemen 19-08-2013 05:50 AM

    Sana'a: Nearly two weeks after closing down their missions in Yemen over security reasons following intercepted communication between suspected terrorist groups, Britain and Germany reopened their embassies in Yemen Sunday, Xinhua reported. The Yemeni government has boosted security presence around western nation's embassies in the capital as precautionary measures since...
  • India gifts 20 ambulances, four buses to Nepal on Independence Day 15-08-2013 09:09 PM

    India on Thursday gifted 20 ambulances and four buses to various hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions in Nepal on the occasion of the India's Independence Day. Ambassador of India to Nepal Jayant Prasad handed over the keys of the vehicles to the recipient organisations from 16 districts at a...
  • Bahrain: Wife denies husband committed suicide, calls for fresh probe 13-08-2013 10:47 AM

    The wife of an Indian man who reportedly committed suicide in Bahrain has called for fresh investigation into the case. According to a Gulf Daily News report, Sabita Mohapatra, whose husband Sitanshu Senapati was found hanging in his apartment near Salmaniya Medical Complex on June 13, has sent a letter...
  • Three Chinese murdered in Afghanistan's capital, one missing: Embassy 11-08-2013 06:23 AM

    Three Chinese citizens were found murdered in an apartment in Afghanistan's capital, according to a statement issued by China's embassy in Kabul carried on a Chinese state-run news agency. The report said the three were killed on Thursday but did not say the whether the victims were men or women....