Indian High Commission

  • AAP accused of trying to use Indian High Commission in Singapore to collect funds January 20, 2014

    It seems there is no end to the controversies; the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is courting everyday. It is now accused of using the premises of the Indian High Commission in Singapore to collect party funds, that too on January 26 (the Republic Day). Young lawyer and a social activist...
  • India builds 10,000 homes for IDPs in Sri Lanka December 31, 2013

    The Indian government built 10,000 houses this year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces and 33,000 more will be constructed in the next two years. The housing project funded by New Delhi made significant progress during 2013, the Indian High Commission said in Colombo on...
  • SL: Indian journalist arrested for clicking photos of sensitive places December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A freelance journalist Prabhakaran has been arrested for clicking pictures of sensitive installations on a tourist visa in Sri Lanka. The journalist is being questioned in Colombo. The Indian High Commission has been informed of the developments in the case. Junior Vikatan, the magazine for which he contributes said...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's 144 birth anniversary celebrated in Australia October 2, 2013

    The 144th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was marked in Australia on Wednesday with prayer ceremonies, panel discussions and book fairs. A prayer ceremony was held in the capital, Canberra, by Indian High Commission to mark the special occasion.  Remembering the 'Father of Indian Nation', University of New South Wales has...
  • Sarabjit's body to be handed over to Indian mission: Pak May 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan will hand over the body of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner who died on Thursday in a Lahore hospital, to the Indian High Commission at the earliest, said the ministry of foreign affairs. "Indian prisoner, Sarabjit Singh who was hospitalised on April 26, following injuries sustained during a...
  • Sarabjit dies in Pak, family says bring his body to India May 2, 2013

    Lahore: Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh died of a cardiac arrest at Lahore's Jinnah hospital on Thursday after batting for life for nearly a week. The announcement from Pakistan came late in the night. Demands are now growing for his body to be brought back to India. Sources say...
  • Indian High Commissioner to meet Sarabjit on Thursday April 30, 2013

    Islamabad: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal will visit Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, comatose in hospital following a brutal assault, on Thursday. Sabharwal is scheduled to be in Lahore on Thursday and would visit Sarabjit in hospital, the Indian High Commission said. There were no other details. Pakistan...
  • Pakistan denies consular access to Sarabjit Singh April 28, 2013

    Amritsar/Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday denied access to consular officials to Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who is in a coma after being attacked by fellow inmates in a Lahore jail, saying the permission granted on Friday was only for a single visit. The Indian High Commission, whose two officials...
  • Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed to be produced in court today March 6, 2013

    Male/New Delhi: The political crisis continues in Maldives, taking India unawares. Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will be produced in court on Wednesday after he was arrested by the police after a local court issued a warrant. The arrest comes less than a fortnight after Nasheed left the Indian High...
  • Maldives denies any 'deal' in Nasheed leaving Indian mission February 24, 2013

    Male: A day after Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed walked out of the Indian High Commission in, the Maldivian government on Sunday made it clear that there was no deal with India and that the case against him would continue as normal. Forty-five-year-old Nasheed on Saturday walked out of the...
  • Maldives: Nasheed walks out of Indian High Commission February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: After 11 days of taking refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday walked out of the mission thanking India for the hospitality and kindness it showed to him. "I have come out with the understanding that now I will be...
  • India sends team to Maldives as Nasheed faces arrest February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India has stepped up intervention in Maldives as it appears that former President Mohammed Nasheed will defy a second court summon against him. The Indian High Commission is getting help from a team of diplomats amidst growing concern that the crisis is getting dangerously prolonged. Nasheed has been holed...
  • Nasheed remains in Indian mission for seventh day February 19, 2013

    Male/New Delhi: With less than 24 hours left for Mohamed Nasheed to be produced by police before a Court in Male, India today said it would be the "happiest" if the situation arising out of ex-Maldives President taking refuge in its Mission for the seventh day in a row is...
  • Nasheed has done a Julian Assange, tweets WikiLeaks February 13, 2013

    London: Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has "done a Julian Assange", said WikiLeaks on Twitter after the former president took refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male. "Former President Nasheed of the Maldives has 'done a Julian Assange' and taken shelter inside the Indian High Commission in the Maldives," tweeted...
  • Brigadier-level meet proposed by India to Pak: sources January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: As tension at the India-Pakistan border escalated, India has requested for a Brigadier-level flag meet with Pakistan, say sources in the Indian Army. Pakistan's reply to the request is awaited, say sources. The cross-border tensions have also affected trade and bus service between the two countries. The Ministry of...
  • India, Pak in a diplomatic battle over firing at LoC January 11, 2013

    Islamabad: The tension and aggression along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir has now spilled into a diplomatic row. In a tit for tat gesture, Pakistan summoned Indian High Commissioner Sharad Sabharwal to the Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani served Sabharwal a demarche over...
  • India tightens visa rules for Maldivians December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Reflecting recent strains with Maldives, India has tightened its visa regulations for the citizens of the island nation. Maldivian nationals now intending to stay in India for more than 90 days for medical, study or any other purpose have to obtain appropriate visa otherwise they may face deportation...
  • Govt waiting for MEA, RAW report on Lt Gen Brar attack October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has refused to comment on who could be behind the attack on Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar. The MHA sources have told CNN-IBN that the ministry is awaiting a report from the Ministry of External Affairs and RAW, which is expected in a...
  • CWG: OC misused Indian High Commission's name August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Officials of 2010 Commonwealth Games organising committee had allegedly misused the name of Indian High Commission in the UK to award the contract of work related to Queen's Baton Relay, an event in the run up to the Games, to an accused firm owned by a London- based...
  • People migrating due to terrorism: Pak minister August 10, 2012

    A batch of 250 Hindus on a pilgrimage to India were initially stopped at the border by Pakistani authorities before being allowed to cross over. ...
  • Don't want to return from India: Pak Hindu pilgrims August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian High Commission in Islamabad and Pakistan's Interior Ministry has denied media reports that 250 Hindus were planning to flee the country. However, some Pakistan Hindus who have come to India as pilgrims say they do not want to return to Pakistan. "I will ask the Indian government...
  • India issues visas for Pakistan cricket fans March 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The prince of Punjab did not just announce India's place in the world cup semis with a roar but also set up the first ever India - Pakistan match in either country since the 26/11 attacks and that historic match has not just got Indians excited but also...
  • Indian fishermen detained in SL; DMK protests February 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders on Wednesday protested against the detention of more than hundred Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday. DMK leaders including Kanimozhi and TKS Elangovan started protests outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai. Counsellor of Indian High Commision in Sri Lanka...
  • Indian High Commission shielded UK diplomat January 27, 2011

    The attack on Anil Verma's wife was more serious than described by Indian High Commission. ...
  • Anil Verma, wife's families begin blame game January 19, 2011

    New Delhi/London: It's a family squabble that is getting only worse, much to India's horror. The families of recalled diplomat Anil Verma and his wife have now gone public - making ugly charges and counter charges. Meanwhile the Government confirmed the violent altercation at their home was over just a Christmas...
  • Pakistan's Hindu families seek asylum in India December 27, 2010

    Islamabad: More than two dozen Hindu families in Pakistan have sought political asylum in India after an increase in cases of kidnapping for ransom and target killings of the members of their community in Balochistan province, an official said. The Hindu families have approached the Indian high commission in Islamabad for...
  • Corruption costs India's UK mission crores August 7, 2010

    London: The record of wrongdoings at the Indian High Commission in London has got worse as an audit report suggests that huge sums of money lost were due to corruption or negligence. The report says that the High Commission spent Rs 125 crore on a lease for the Commissioner's residence....
  • Games deal puts Indian mission under scanner August 6, 2010

    London: In a new twist in the ongoing battle between the Commonwealth Games organisers and the Ministry of External Affairs over who is responsible for the alleged financial irregularities during the Queen's Baton Relay, a CNN-IBN investigation finds that such irregularities are a common practice at the Indian High Commission...
  • Indian High Commission slams Kalmadi's claim August 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association President and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi is now on a sticky wicket as the Indian High Commission in Britain has refuted his claim that money was paid to a company recommended by them. The Indian High Commission has denied his claim...
  • India denies author Naipaul's wife's charge July 6, 2010

    London: The Indian High Commission has denied a charge by Lady Nadira, the wife of Nobel laureate and acclaimed author V S Naipaul, that she encountered discourteous behaviour from a commission official when she came to inquire how her husband could apply for a Person of Indian Origin (PIO)...