SUSHMA SWARAJ

  • Ministry of External Affairs gets 19 per-cent hike in allocation Yesterday

    New Delhi: The foreign ministry has seen a good hike of 19 per-cent in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 as the main thrust remained towards various development assistance projects implemented by India in neighbouring countries including Bhutan and Afghanistan. While Rs 12,620 crore was given by Finance Minister...
  • 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...
  • Top BJP leaders from J&K meet in Delhi over talks on government formation February 20, 2015

    New Delhi:Top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir held discussions in Delhi on government formation in the state. The BJP and the PDP are still engaged in negotiations as they try to achieve a common minimum program. Senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ram Madhav...
  • India will unveil more reforms in new budget this month: Sushma Swaraj February 18, 2015

    Oman: The new Indian government will unveil more reforms in the coming days, including in the forthcoming budget this month to woo foreign investment and make India a manufacturing destination, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Addressing a gathering of the Indian diaspora in Muscat the Omanese capital, Swaraj said...
  • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Oman for talks with key Gulf nation February 17, 2015

    Muscat: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Tuesday on her first official visit to Oman for talks with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership. This is Swaraj's third visit to the Gulf. She has earlier travelled to Bahrain in September and the United Arab Emirates in November, 2014, indicating the...
  • PM greets Sushma Swaraj on her birthday February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his senior colleague Sushma Swaraj on her birthday on February 14. "Wishing my esteemed colleague & India's External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj ji a very Happy Birthday!," Modi tweeted. Responding to Modi's greetings, Swaraj tweeted "Thank you Narendrabhai for your good wishes. Regards". The External Affairs Minister...
  • 'India, China need to show flexibility to settle border issue' February 11, 2015

    Beijing: Calling on India to adopt a more "pro-active approach" to resolve the boundary issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected May visit to China, a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuseday that both sides need to demonstrate "flexibility and innovation" to reach a settlement especially over Arunachal Pradesh. In...
  • PM Modi asks Indian diplomats to 'shed old mindsets' February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Indian diplomats to "shed old mindsets" and help the country position itself in a leading role, rather than just a balancing force globally. Noting that there were new "actors" and new "threats" to global peace and prosperity, he told India's top diplomats...
  • Xi Jinping confident of new progress in India, China ties in new year February 2, 2015

    Beijing: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who expressed full confidence in Sino-India relations, hoping that "new progress" would be made in the ties in the new year. "I have full confidence in India-China relations and I believe that new progress will be achieved...
  • Breaking protocol, Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet Sushma Swaraj during her China visit February 2, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has made an exception by agreeing to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday. The Chinese President rarely meets foreign ministers and will break the protocol by meeting Swaraj. The visiting foreign ministers are usually granted an audience with the the country's premier. Swaraj, arrived...
  • PM Modi to visit China before May 26, says Sushma Swaraj February 1, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on an "outcome-driven" maiden visit to China before May 26, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday as she held talks with her Chinese counterpart on key issues and emphasised that maintenance of peace and tranquillity at the border was a pre-requisite...
  • PM Modi will visit China in May 2015: Sushma Swaraj February 1, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said ahead of her meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. "Modiji is going to come in May. I will give them dates. This is a preparatory visit," she told the Indian media...
  • Sushma Swaraj proposes 6 point template to broad base Sino-India ties February 1, 2015

    Beijing: On her maiden visit to China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday proposed a six point "template" to broad base Sino-India engagement with an action oriented approach to usher in Asian century. Addressing an India-China Media forum at the start of her visit here, Swaraj proposed the two countries...
  • 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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  • Sujata Singh sacked: Does PM Modi want to run the country with his handpicked team of bureaucrats? January 29, 2015

    Even as Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India after the Central Government sacked his predecessor Sujatha Singh, the move is likely to lead to discontent among several senior Indian Foreign Service officers. ...
  • 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...
  • Delhi elections: Two rallies of Sushma Swaraj cancelled January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Two election rallies of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were cancelled on Thursday but BJP did not give any reason for it. The rallies of Swaraj, who had addressed two public meetings on Wednesday, were called-off even as the local organisers did not know the reason behind the...
  • Sushma Swaraj was not in favour of sacking Sujatha Singh, say sources January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was not in favour of "curtailing" Sujatha Singh's tenure as the Foreign Secretary of India, say sources. The sacking of Sujatha Singh, who was to retire in July, is one of the reasons of tussle between her and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Sources...
  • 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...
  • India invites Korean companies to make 'bold' investments December 29, 2014

    Seoul: Calling South Korea an important partner for India's economic growth, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday invited Korean companies to make "bold investments" and benefit from the 'Make in India' initiative of the government. In her address at the 8th India-South Korea Joint Commission Meeting, Swaraj said Korea...
  • Avail opportunities offered by Make in India campaign: Sushma Swaraj December 28, 2014

    Seoul: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a strong pitch for the 'Make in India' campaign and asked South Korean companies "to scale up their presence" in the country. "We regard (South) Korea as one of the most valued partners. Korean companies are already household names in India. We...
  • Solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India to be found: Sushma Swaraj December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas next month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday voiced confidence about finding a solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India. The Election Commission was considering the issue, she said. "The Election Commission could not take a decision so far. There...
  • India rises above differences, Modi calls Sharif over Pakistan school attack December 17, 2014

    Parliament on Wednesday observed a minute's silence over the deadly terror attack that took place in Pakistan. The Lok Sabha adopted a resolution condemning the attack. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also made a statement in the House saying that India has risen above its differences with Pakistan to stand...
  • Mahabharata, Ramayana great knowledge source on politics: LK Advani December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Sushma Swaraj favoured declaring Gita as "national scripture", veteran BJP leader LK Advani urged people to read Mahabharata and Ramayana saying the epics are a great source of knowledge on politics and morality. Reminiscing his days during pre-independence era, the 87-year-old leader said his grandmother would...
  • Opposition, BJP face-off over Sushma Swaraj's call to make Bhagwad Gita the national scripture December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is facing the flak yet again following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's statement to make the Bhagwad Gita India's national scripture. Even before the controversy around Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks could die down, Sushma Swaraj is now facing the opposition fire...
  • Demand for Bhagwat Gita to be made national scripture a deliberate provocation by BJP, says Congress December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come under fire from opposition parties for saying that she has tabled a proposal in Parliament to declare Bhagwad Gita as India's national scripture. Swaraj was speaking at 'Gita Prerna Mahotsav', organised "to celebrate 5,151 years of religious book Gita" at the...
  • Sushma pushes for declaring Bhagwad Gita as national scripture, faces opposition's wrath December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, another BJP leader and Union Minister has come under fire for her comments. This time it is External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is drawing severe criticism for her remark over Bhagwad Gita being declared as "Rashtriya Granth" (national scripture). Speaking at...