SUSHMA SWARAJ

  • Pakistan hopeful of resumption of talks with India soon: Abdul Basit 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Observing that there is no complete "shutdown" in diplomacy, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit on Sunday hoped the stalled dialogue process with India would resume soon even as he underlined the importance of "adhering to" the ceasefire agreement by both the countries. "Minister for External Affairs Hon'ble Sushma...
  • BJP delegation to visit China, gets briefing from Sushma Swaraj 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With complexities involved in Sino-India ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday explained to BJP MPs and MLAs, who are embarking on a week-long tour of China, India's efforts to remove irritants in bilateral political and economic areas. Addressing the delegation of the legislators,...
  • India third largest passport issuing country, China at the top: Sushma Swaraj 6 days ago

    Shillong: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US. "India accounts for 14 per cent of passport issuance and is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US, with over 5.7 crore passports...
  • Sushma Swaraj says welfare of expatriates is priority November 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said welfare of Indian nationals residing abroad, particularly in the Gulf countries, is one of the top most priorities of her government. "We believe that the overseas Indians must be a part of the growth story of the nation," she said in an...
  • Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday's expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight. Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as...
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit UAE November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is paying her first official visit to the United Arab Emirates November 10-12, during which she will hold discussions on bilateral, regional and other issues of mutual interest. Sushma Swaraj will also interact with the Indian community during her visit, which is taking place...
  • 40 Indians remain captives in Iraq; government assures families November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met the families of 40 Indians, still held captives in Iraq, and assured them that the "earnest" efforts continued to secure the release of the nationals who remain "unharmed". Meeting the families for the fifth time since the Indians were taken hostage...
  • Nitin Gadkari assures steps to bring back five fishermen from Sri Lanka November 4, 2014

    Rameswaram: The families of five fishermen, who were awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court last month on drug-trafficking charges, on Tuesday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought immediate steps by India to bring them back home. Gadkari assured them government would take necessary legal steps and take...
  • India committed to Maldives' security & stability: Sushma Swaraj November 3, 2014

    Male:India on Monday reaffirmed its strong commitment towards security, stability and prosperity of Maldives while favouring expansion of ties in areas like trade and investment. External Affairs Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Maldivian counterpart Dunya Maumoon during which bilateral and regional issues of mutual interests were discussed. Swaraj made a...
  • India to cooperate with Mauritius to safeguard Indian Ocean: Sushma Swaraj November 2, 2014

    Port Louis: The Indian Navy is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the strategically vital Indian Ocean region in cooperation with the coast guards of Mauritius, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday. "Maritime security is of vital significance for an island nation like Mauritius as well as...
  • Home Ministry reviews dual citizenship issue of Goans October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The issue of dual citizenship, being faced by nearly 50,000 Goans, is likely to be settled soon with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday issuing an order to find a lasting solution to it at the earliest. At a high-level meeting attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and...
  • Pakistan sends Diwali sweets to President, PM October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite the bitterness in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan has sent 'Diwali sweets' to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The sweets, by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and his wife, were also sent to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. According to sources, Basit sent the boxes to...
  • India's warning on pro-Pakistan group's rally on Kashmir in London October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India on Friday warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies. However, it appreciated Britain's stand that the Kashmir issue was to be resolved only by...
  • Modi government reaches out to UK Indians, organise Diwali function in London October 22, 2014

    In an attempt to connect with the 'Pravasi Bharatiya', The Government of India held a special function in London to celebrate Diwali. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj graced the event amongst various other dignitaries. ...
  • It is time to come to India: Sushma Swaraj tells Indian Diaspora October 17, 2014

    London: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday made an emotional plea to the Indian Diaspora in the UK to invest in their motherland, saying "now is the time" to come to India to tap the "immense opportunities" awaiting them. Swaraj, while launching the two-day Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, said she...
  • Arunachal Pradesh, J&K integral parts of India: Sushma Swaraj October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are "integral and inalienable" parts of India and this has been clearly conveyed to China, including at the highest level, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Swaraj, in a letter to Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran, appreciated his concern over distribution of controversial...
  • Canada backs India's stand on Kashmir, stresses on dialogue with Pak October 15, 2014

    India and Canada have taken their nuclear cooperation to the next level. On Tuesday the Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj met her Canadian counterpart John Baird in the capital. Canada's CAMECO and Department of Atomic Energy are now in the process of working out commercial contracts for purchase of uranium....
  • SBI growing with India-Singapore trade partnership, says chief executive Anil Kishora October 13, 2014

    Singapore: State Bank of India (SBI) said it is playing an important role in the celebrations to mark the 50th year of India-Singapore diplomatic relations. "We are an integral part of the Singapore ecosystem and will continue to be involved in the run-up to the celebrations in 2015," SBI country...
  • Haryana polls: Sushma Swaraj asks electors to 'Vote without fear' October 12, 2014

    Hansi: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday asked the people of Haryana to vote "without fear" and bring BJP to power to shut the door on those who had let loose a reign of terror in the state earlier. The External Affairs Minister, who has been actively campaigning in the...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? October 11, 2014

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept the...
  • BJP silent on nepotism, dynasty politics as Swaraj's sister gets ticket for Haryana elections October 10, 2014

    Ambala: After coming to power Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to ensure that there is no dynatsy politics or nepotism within the Bharatiya Janata Party or his ministries. However, the forth coming Assembly elections in Haryana are bringing out a different picture altogether. It has also brought to the fore...
  • BJP will win comfortably in Haryana: Sushma Swaraj October 7, 2014

    Kaithal: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the BJP would "comfortably" win 50 plus seats in the Haryana assembly polls. "BJP's mission is 50 plus seats in Haryana polls and the party will achieve it comfortably," she said. Addressing a public meeting in...
  • Arun Jaitley is richest minister; PM Modi has assets of Rs 1.26 crore October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore while Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stands out as the richest minister with assets totalling Rs 72.10 crore. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is among the Union Ministers who has the least assets of Rs 20.45 lakh, according...
  • Haryana polls: Sushma Swaraj campaigns for her sister in Safidon October 6, 2014

    Jind (Haryana): Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday promised if voted to power in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party will provide Rs 2,000 pension to senior citizens and widows, stipend for unemployed youths and security guards in every bus for women safety. She was campaigning in the Safidon constituency in the...
  • Sushma Swaraj seeks mandate for 'clean and good governance' in Haryana October 4, 2014

    Kalka (Haryana): Seeking electors' mandate in the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls on development plank, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said BJP will provide a "clean and good governance" in the state. "BJP is a party of good leaders and fielded good candidates and will provide clean and good governance in...
  • Gandhian way 'real, live option' to confront challenges: Sushma Swaraj October 3, 2014

    United Nations: As the world faces growing challenges of terrorism, the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi have become all the more pertinent and the Gandhian way is a "real, live option" to confront the global challenges, India has said as the UN commemorated his 145th birth anniversary. "The question to ask is...
  • In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 30, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 29, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Both the Prime Minister and Swaraj warmly welcomed the...
  • China hopes to maintain peace with India after border row September 26, 2014

    Beijing: With the standoff in Ladakh region resolved, China on Friday said the two sides sides can now maintain peace and tranquillity in the border area and implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries to jointly build closer developmental partnership. "As the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj...
  • Pakistan spoiled bilateral talks by talking to Hurriyat: Sushma Swaraj September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that Pakistan "spoiled the talks" by talking to Hurriyat leaders just ahead of the foreign secretaries of the two nations were scheduled to meet in Islamabad last month. "New (Narendra Modi) government has given a new signal. So they (Pakistan) spoiled...