INDIAN EMBASSY

  • Lawyers seek speedy return of Italian marine from India September 6, 2014

    Rome: Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said on Saturday. Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at...
  • India,US working together to track and disrupt terror networks June 27, 2014

    Washington: India and the US are working together to track and disrupt transnational terrorism networks including those responsible for the attack on the Indian consulate in Herat, a senior US official said, reiterating that the LashkareTaiba (LeT) was to be blamed for the attack. "We will continue to work together to...
  • 40 Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq, not received any ransom calls: MEA June 18, 2014

    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 ransom...
  • No confirmation on abduction of Indians, envoy to visit Baghdad today June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the growing unrest in Iraq and reports of at least 40 Indian nationals having been abducted in the country, Indian envoy will head to Baghdad on Wednesday to take stock of the situation. Even as abduction of Indians in Iraq's second larges city Mosul are doing the rounds...
  • MEA issues advisory asking Indians to avoid unnecessary travel to Iraq June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of the unrest in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday issued an advisory asking Indian nationals residing there to leave the country by commercial means if it was safe to do so. The Foreign Ministry has also asked Indians to avoid unnecessary travel to Iraq. "Indians...
  • TN will approach Indian Embassy to bring back fisherman's body May 24, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Government on Saturday said it will approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to bring back the body of a fisherman, allegedly shot dead by pirates recently. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a statement said she had instructed Fisheries Department Secretary S Vijayakumar to approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to...
  • Indian Embassy in US outsources visa, passport services to new firm May 8, 2014

    Washington: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints against the current service provider. Cox & King Global Services Ltd will replace the existing BLS International Limited and would...
  • India asks citizen to take precautions ahead of Thailand rally January 10, 2014

    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 avoid...
  • Visa fraud: Indian Embassy asks US govt to resolve matter sensitively December 13, 2013

    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 she...
  • India gifts 716 vehicles to Nepal for smooth conduct of polls November 13, 2013

    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 will...
  • UAE warns NRIs against carrying rupees into India September 9, 2013

    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 confiscation...
  • Afghanistan: Indian Embassy issues warning after Sushmita's murder September 6, 2013

    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 gifts 20 ambulances, four buses to Nepal on Independence Day August 15, 2013

    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 special...
  • Bahrain: Wife denies husband committed suicide, calls for fresh probe August 13, 2013

    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...
  • Indian Embassy among 38 'targets' spied upon by NSA: Report July 1, 2013

    London/Washington: The Indian Embassy in the US is among the list of 38 diplomatic missions which were being spied upon by American intelligence agencies, as per the latest top secret US National Security Agency documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. US was using a wide range of spying methods including...
  • Kabul: Explosion heard, blast not near Indian Embassy May 24, 2013

    Kabul: Several large explosions rocked a busy area in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday with Reuters witnesses describing shooting in the area. There were at least four blasts interspersed by heavy shooting, a Reuters witness said. The first blast was a suicide car bomb and occurred at...
  • Indian Embassy starts delivering exit papers in Saudi May 20, 2013

    Dubai: India on Monday started verification and issuance of Emergency Certificates allowing its citizens to leave Saudi Arabia following concerns over a new labour policy in the Gulf Kingdom. The schedule currently announced is for the delivery of the first batch of 12,000 Emergency Certificate applications received at Indian Embassy in...
  • Over 18,000 Indians in Saudi seek emergency certificate May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Over 18,000 Indians have approached the Indian embassy in Riyadh seeking 'emergency certificate' to leave Saudi Arabia amid concerns about possible job losses due to implementation of a new labour law "Nitaqat" that seeks to reserve 10 per cent jobs for locals. The Indian workers have applied for...
  • Indian Embassy issues fresh guidelines for OCI April 30, 2013

    Washington: The Overseas Citizens of India card holders, while travelling to India, must carry the OCI booklet and their passport having 'U' visa sticker, the Indian Embassy has said. While the OCI card provides its holder a multiple entry, multipurpose lifelong visa for visiting India, in many cases its holders...
  • Maldives: Ex-President Nasheed arrested in Male March 5, 2013

    Male: Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was on Tuesday arrested in the island country's capital Male in connection with a case of abuse of power. Nasheed will likely be produced in a court on Wednesday at 4 pm. The arrest came after a local court issued a warrant against 45-year-old Nasheed....
  • 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...
  • India unlikely to ask Nasheed to leave Indian embassy February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Stepping up pressure on India, Maldives on Monday pressed for facilitation of the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed against whom a fresh court warrant was issued on the sixth day of his stay at the Indian High Commission here. However, India is unlikely to ask Nasheed to...
  • Maldives summons Indian envoy over Nasheed crisis February 17, 2013

    Male: Maldives on Sunday summoned Indian High Commissioner DM Mulay and lodged a protest after former President Mohamed Nasheed remained holed up at the Indian mission for the fifth day even as External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid spoke to his counterpart to resolve the crisis. "He (Mulay) was summoned to the...
  • Khurshid calls Maldivian FM over Nasheed's refuge in Indian HC February 17, 2013

    Dhaka/Male: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday spoke to his Maldivian counterpart for the second time in four days to defuse the crisis over former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed who remained holed up at the Indian High Commission in Male for the fifth day. Khurshid, who is on an...
  • Maldives crisis: Indian officials working on 'settlement' February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India has been forced into a balancing act when it comes to former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed, who is still at the Indian High Commission in Male. Indian officials have admitted to CNNIBN that they are trying to work out a settlement by which Nasheed can leave the...
  • Nasheed creating a rift between India, Maldives: Maldives Press Secy February 15, 2013

    Maldives wants India to stay out of its internal affairs. Maldivian Press Secretary Masood Imad told CNNIBN that former President Mohammed Nasheed is trying to create a rift between the two countries. He claims it's a judicial matter even as the former President continued to remain holed up inside the...
  • Won't take action that fuels instability, Maldives govt assures India February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been more than two days that former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed has been holed up inside the Indian High Commission in Male. The Maldivian government has reassured India saying it won't take any harsh decision on former president Nasheed to fuel instability. External Affairs Minister Salman...
  • Maldives hits out at India for reaction to warrant against Nasheed February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Maldives has hit out at India for its reaction to the arrest warrant against former President Mohammed Nasheed. In an official statement, Male said, "It is unfortunate that the Government of India has decided to publicly comment on today's events instead of opting for bilateral discussions between the...
  • Ensure Nasheed contests elections: India February 13, 2013

    Male: Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed is in fresh trouble and has taken refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male after the country's highest court refused to stay the arrest warrant against him. Talking tough on the issue, India has asked the current President, Mohammed Waheed, to ensure that Mohammed...
  • Full text: MEA statement on crisis in Maldives February 13, 2013

    There is no relief for former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed as the coutry's high court has refused to stay the arrest warrant against him. The warrant was issued against the former president by a court in Maldives after he failed to turn up in the court on Monday in connection...