Sushma Swaraj

  • Sushma Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya 13 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife -torn Libya, a day after the government advised its nationals to leave that country and not to travel there. The minister, who reviewed the security situation...
  • Ensure safe return of Indians from Libya, Jaganmohan Reddy urges Centre 14 hours 0 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday requested the Centre's intervention for ensuring the safe return of Indian nationals stranded in strife-hit Libya. In a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Jagan, the Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, quoted media reports that over 1,000...
  • 118 Kerala nurses in Libya want to return 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 118 Kerala nurses working in Libya want to return home in India, said a Kerala government official on Tuesday. Speaking to an agency, P Sudeep, chief executive officer of Norka (the state agency that looks after the welfare of non-resident Keralites), said the agency has opened a...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry 16 hours 52 minutes ago

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth annual...
  • India's mission in Tripoli advises all Indian nationals to leave Libya Yesterday

    New Delhi: The India's mission in Tripoli on Monday advised all its nationals to leave Libya as Civil war has worsens in the country. The development came after the US and UK closed their embassies in the the strife-torn country. There are more than 6000 Indians employed in Libya who asked to...
  • Nepal parliament panel okays energy deal with India 2 days ago

    A parliamentary panel in Nepal on Sunday asked the government to sign as soon as possible a "Power Trade Agreement" (PTA) with India under which New Delhi has proposed 100 percent Indian investment or joint ventures with Indian entities in the Himalayan country's power sector. Both sides held marathon negotiations during...
  • Sushma Swaraj describes her first Nepal visit as 'very successful' 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday described her three-day visit to Nepal as very successful during which the two neighbours agreed to finalise the text of a power trade deal and "review and adjust" a crucial treaty of 1950 to reflect current realities. "It was a very successful trip...
  • India, Nepal agree to review 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to "review" and adjust" the Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1950 to reflect the current realities. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Indo-Nepal Joint Commission co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey....
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Nepali leaders as joint commission meet starts 3 days ago

    The third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission at the foreign minstry-level started here on Saturday after a hiatus of 23 years. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Kathmandu on Friday evening, jointly inaugurated the meeting with her Nepali counterpart, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman of the Indian...
  • Centre to back 157 people, including Indians detained by Australia 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday said it will take back all its citizens, detained onboard a boat seized by Australia, but a decision on other nationals will be taken as per international law and convention after ascertaining their identity. A Home Ministry spokesperson said as per current policy, India will take...
  • In Nepal, Sushma takes up range of issues including trade and investment 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Looking at further expanding bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held talks with her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey here on a range of issues and resolved to push for more cooperation in areas such as trade, investment and security. At the outset, Pandey warmly greeted Swaraj...
  • We have to deliver quickly: Sushma Swaraj 4 days ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said living up to people's expectations is a big challenge for Modi government as those "who give a mandate with so many aspirations don't have much patience" and it has to "deliver quickly". "We have to deliver and...
  • Sushma to visit Nepal to revive Joint Commission after 23 years 4 days ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will head to Nepal on Friday to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighbours and to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. Swaraj will reach Nepal on Friday evening for a three-day official visit at...
  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact 5 days ago

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on his...
  • Is PM Modi god to give occasional darshan in Parliament: Kharge to Swaraj 6 days ago

    New Delhi: "Is Prime Minister a god that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday. The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's...
  • Sushma Swaraj seeks info on Indians jailed abroad for action July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed all Indian missions in the countries where significant number of nationals were in jail to provide updated information for further action. This came after the release of 40 Indian nationals, who returned on Friday after being held in prison in Saudi...
  • Uproar over Gaza: Rajya Sabha adjourned twice during Question Hour July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress-led Opposition on Thursday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over a discussion on violence in Gaza not being listed in the day's agenda, leading to two adjournments during the Question Hour. As soon as the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari said...
  • RS Chairman rejects Centre's demand, agrees to discuss Gaza in House July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Union government, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Hamid Ansari has rejected the Centre's demand not to hold a discussion on Gaza violence in the House. Ansari said there will be a discussion on the issue but in consultation with the government. While the Opposition wanted...
  • Do not follow UPA line on Sri Lankan issues, PMK urges NDA government July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation led by PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the NDA government should not toe the line which was adopted by the previous UPA regime on issues concerning Sri Lanka. "NDA should change its policy towards Sri Lanka and...
  • High drama in Rajya Sabha as MP lists debate on Gaza without Sushma Swaraj's consent July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday due to confusion over a debate on the Gaza crisis. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had listed the debate, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote to the Rajya Sabha Chairman claiming that her consent wasn't sought before...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meeting wasn't officially organised: Indian High Commission July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the Narendra Modi government denied any back channel talks following Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Indian High Commission in its report has said that it had no information about the meeting and that it was a personal meeting. This comes after...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meet: Centre clarifies its stand, Congress seeks discussion July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the...
  • Rail Budget debate derailed as 'tired' RS members refuse to take part July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a peculiar scenario when none of the members was willing to initiate or participate in a debate on Rail Budget despite being listed, with some saying they were tired, prompting the Chair to adjourn the House for the day at around 5.30...
  • Row over Vaidik-Saeed meet: The diplomatic misadventures of a private individual July 15, 2014

    The extremely controversial meeting between 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has sparked off a nationwide debate. While opposition Congress slammed the meeting as government sponsored, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly refuted such claims, saying that the government equally condemns such a meeting. ...
  • Have sought report from envoy in Pakistan on Vaidik-Saeed meet: Sushma July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing opposition from every corner, the government on Tuesday said that it disapproved and condemned the meeting of journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Rajya Sabha, "The government of India totally disapproves Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed." She...
  • Government says it has nothing to do with Vaidik-Saeed meet July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday ruled out any link with Ramdev aide Ved Prakash Vaidik's 'interview' with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the allegation that the government facilitated the journalist's meeting with Hafiz Saeed is false and...
  • Punjabis trapped in Iraq: Badal to meet Sushma again July 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said he would again meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ask her to expedite the process of bringing back 39 people from the State "trapped" in Mosul region of strife-torn Iraq. An assurance in this regard was given by Badal to...
  • British ministers to meet Modi July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Bilateral trade and economic relations will be high on the agenda when two top British ministers will have meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their counterparts separately on Tuesday. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will arrive in Mumbai...
  • British ministers to visit India; meet Modi, Sushma July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: British ministers William Hague and George Osborne will meet Prime Minister on July 7 and 8. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will jointly call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 8, a ministry of external affairs...
  • Huge Indian package for Nepal during Modi's visit likely July 5, 2014

    Kathmandu: India is expected to announce a major economic assistance package for Nepal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the country. India's Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Saturday met Nepal's Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat when the matters related to the visit were discussed. "India is likely to announce...