MEA

  • China and USA postings instrumental in Jaishankar's rise 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    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...
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  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate 4 hours 27 minutes ago

    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 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 27, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • News 360: Modi-Sharif shakehand salvages SAARC summit November 27, 2014

    The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. ...
  • Have not received any request from Pakistan for talks, no meeting planned so far: MEA November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Speaking tough on talks with Pakistan, India on Wednesday made it clear that there are no structure talks planned with Pakistan. "The PM is going to have series of bilateral talks with SAARC nations. We have not planned any meeting with the Pakistan PM as there was no...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that he is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. Answering queries from mediapersons,...
  • Modi emphasised on need for close co-ordination to bring back black money: MEA November 15, 2014

    MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Modi during his meeting with world leaders emphasised on the need for close co-ordination to address the issue of unaccounted money that was stashed abroad and that bringing it back is a key priority of the government. ...
  • PM Modi watches as Australian varsity displays Indian map without Kashmir November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Indian map displayed there had Kashmir missing from it, prompting a strong protest by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. "India's Foreign Secretary raised the issue strongly and received an unqualified apology," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said,...
  • Barack Obama meets PM Modi in Myanmar; calls him a 'man of action' November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a brief interaction on Wednesday with Barack Obama during which the US President called him a "man of action". Modi and Obama met each other for the second time in six weeks at a Gala Dinner in Myanmar capital after the President...
  • India files appeal in Sri Lanka SC against fishermen death penalty November 11, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: India on Tuesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka against a verdict of the high court awarding death sentence to five Indian fishermen in the island nation for alleged drug smuggling. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin while giving this information expressed confidence...
  • Tamil Nadu: PM Modi intervenes to save fishermen November 10, 2014

    Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs may be transferred to India to serve out their sentence. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Raja-paksa over the telephone on Sunday. ...
  • Prima facie case against Indian priest for assaulting minor in USA: Centre to Delhi HC November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that there is a "prima facie" case against Indian Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl during his stay in USA in 2004, warranting his extradition. The submission made before Justice Pratibha...
  • Aadhaar likely to be mandatory for issuance of passport November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is planning to make Aadhaar mandatory for issue of passports and is in the process of establishing a system for validation of criminal antecedents of the applicant. The issue was discussed threadbare at a meeting between the Ministries of the Home and the External Affairs, official sources...
  • India non-committal on Modi-Sharif meeting on SAARC sidelines November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday remained non-committal on having a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines on the SAARC summit in Nepal later this month. When asked about the possibility, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the SAARC summit...
  • Doing everything possible to bring back 5 fishermen from Sri Lanka: MEA November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said it has accorded "very high priority" to bring back five Indian fishermen on death row from Sri Lanka and every possible avenue is being explored to ensure their safe return. Terming it as a "delicate" matter, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the government...
  • MEA welcomes Pentagon reports on Pakistan using terrorists against Indian Army as proxy November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday welcomed Pentagon reports on Pakistan using terrorists to counter Indian Army. "If the internatonal community is saying Pakistan is using terrorists as proxies to counter Indian army then its welcoming. Issue of terrorism should not be segmented," The spokesperson said extending support...
  • MEA condemns Wagah suicide attack; BJP, Congress insist on strong action to combat terrorism November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement on Monday condemning the suicide attack near Wagah border that killed 65 people and injured 200 others. "There is no grievance or political goal so great, as to justify such a cowardly act. We believe that only the firmest and...