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  • Al Jazeera penalised for showing wrong map of India, off air for five days 2 days ago

    New Delhi: International news channel Al Jazeera was on Wednesday forced to go off air in the country for five days as the government penalised it for repeatedly showing wrong maps of India. Al Jazeera on Wednesday only showed a blank screen with a message saying that "as instructed by the...
  • Vikas Swarup takes over as Spokesperson in MEA 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose debut novel was made into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", on Saturday assumed charge as Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry. A 1986 batch IFS officer, Swarup succeeded Syed Akbaruddin, who has been promoted as Additional Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry and will...
  • Yemen crisis: Number of Indian evacuees reach 4000-mark April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The total number of Indian evacuees from war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday touched 4000-mark with nearly 700 more nationals, including 600 from Sanaa, rescued in three air sorties as government decided to end the air evacuation operation on Wednesday. While 600 were rescued by Air India, over 100 were...
  • Second batch of over 300 Indians set to return from Yemen April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Another batch of 306 Indian nationals left the shores of strife-torn Yemen for Djibouti, from where they would be brought to India. INS Sumitra departed from Al Hodeidah on Thursday with over 300 Indian nationals on board and is expected to reach Dijibouti by Friday afternoon. The 306 Indians...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 30, 2015

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  • News 360: Indians stranded in Yemen will be evacuated via sea route, says MEA March 30, 2015

    Concerned over the safety of Indians in strife-torn Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held an inter-ministerial meeting during which it was decided to evacuate at least 400 nationals from Aden by sea routes on Monday night. ...
  • India to airlift its nationals from Yemen March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: India will be airlifting its nationals from strife-torn Yemen after getting permission from authorities to fly from Sanna for three hours a day. "Today we got permission to fly from Sanaa for three hours a day. We will use the slot for evacuating our citizens everyday," External Affairs...
  • Vikas Swarup likely to replace Syed Akbaruddin as MEA spokesperson March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Author of 'Slumdog Millionaire' and career diplomat Vikas Swarup is likely to replace Syed Akbaruddin as Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson. He is expected to take charge on April 18, 2015. Swarup joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986, motivated by an interest in international relations and a desire...
  • Gen VK Singh attended Pakistan Day function after Centre's considered decision: MEA March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said its Minister of State Gen VK Singh attended the Pakistan National Day function after a "considered decision" by the government. "I want to make it very clear he (Singh) went there as government representative. He went there based on a considered decision. He...
  • Father Alexis Prem Kumar arrives in Delhi after 8 months, thanks PM Modi for being a saviour February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a huge relief for the family of Indian aid worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar and a big win for the Modi government as the priest who was abducted by the Taliban in Herat in June, 2014 arrived in New Delhi on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke...
  • No proof 39 Indians held hostage in Iraq are dead or alive, says Sushma Swaraj February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: There was no proof of 39 Indian nationals, who were taken hostage in war-torn Iraq last June, being "dead or alive", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told their families when they met her on Saturday. However, she said the government, on the assumption that they were alive was...
  • Delhi High Court seeks Centre's reply on Bhushan's plea for passport renewal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea by lawyer Prashant Bhushan seeking a direction for renewal of his passport with full validity of 10 years after he was re-issued a passport only for one year due to pending cases against him. Justice...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 13, 2015

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  • India takes up with US police high-handedness against national February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting strongly to reports of excessive force used by American police against an Indian national, India on Thursday raised the issue with the US and demanded expeditious investigation into the matter. A senior official in the US embassy was called to the South Block by the External Affairs Ministry...
  • US: Indian paralysed after being thrashed by police in Alabama, MEA assures assistance February 12, 2015

    Madison: An Indian national has been paralysed in US after being thrashed by police in Alabama. 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was injured as he was forced to the ground and was taken to a local hospital. The Ministry of External Affairs has assured assistance in the matter. "As soon as we got...
  • India hits out at Pakistan for Kashmir rallies February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply, India on Thursday termed the activities undertaken in Pakistan by its leaders and "unsavoury elements" as "futile quest for territorial aggrandisement" to mark so called 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' and said it was high time it should focus on its problems. "We are aware that there are multiplicity...
  • China and USA postings instrumental in Jaishankar's rise January 30, 2015

    S Jaishankar, who on Wednesday was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, replaces Sujatha Singh on the post. He was the Ambassador to the US, having been appointed in December, 2013. Jaishankar's performance as the Indian Ambassador to the US has catapulted him to the post of the coveted post...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 29, 2015

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 29, 2015

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  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate January 29, 2015

    The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • I was very much a part of decision to appoint Jaishankar as Foreign Secretary: Sushma Swaraj January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that she was very much a part of the decision to appoint S Jaishankar as Foreign Secretary. In a sudden late night shakeup in the External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday, the government appointed Ambassador to the US Jaishankar as the Foreign...
  • Barack Obama cuts short his three-day India trip, cancels visit to Taj Mahal on January 27 January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day India trip as he has cancelled his visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. Obama will...
  • Progress made in negotiations with US on nuke issue: India January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: India and the US negotiators have been making "progress" in trying to resolve the differences in operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival here on January 25 on a three-day visit, which is packed with high-voltage engagements. Describing the three-day visit as "one...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets world leaders attending Pravasi Bhartiya Divas January 7, 2015

    Gandhinagar: In New Delhi's maiden engagement with the newly formed government in Mauritius, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met Vice Prime Minister Showkutally Soodhun. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted a photograph of the meeting, which happened on the sidelines of the 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, with...
  • Temporary aberrations in Pakistan-India Dosti bus service will be sorted out: MEA January 7, 2015

    Gandhinagar: India on Wednesday expressed hope that "temporary aberrations" in the Dosti bus service connecting Delhi and Lahore, which has been restricted to the Wagah border by Pakistan in view of increased "terror threats", will be sorted out. "This is an initiative which our former Prime Minister Atal Bhihari Vajpayee and...
  • India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear facilities January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged the list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that bars them from attacking each other's atomic facilities. This is the 24th consecutive exchange of such list between the two countries, the first one having taken place on January 1, 1992. "India and...
  • 'Devyani has not violated any service rules', says Uttam Khobragade December 20, 2014

    In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait. ...
  • External Affairs Ministry strips Devyani Khobragade off her duties over vigilance case against her December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait. Sources in the MEA said that the action taken against Khobragade...
  • India strongly condemns terror attack in Pakistan, PM Modi calls it a senseless act December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday strongly condemned the barbaric attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 130 children were killed, saying there is never a justification for terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the terror attack and termed it a senseless act of brutality. In three separate tweets,...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 27, 2014

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