SUSHMA SWARAJ

  • 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...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets families of 40 Indians abducted in Iraq December 6, 2014

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met families of 40 Indians held captive in Iraq for the last six months. She has refuted reports that the men have been executed by ISIS. She said that Indian government sources have confirmed they are alive and efforts are on to secure their release. ...
  • Meeting Pak envoy merely a courtesy call: Sushma Swaraj November 25, 2014

    Amidst reports that there could be a window of opportunity for Narendra Modi to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif when all SAARC leaders attend a retreat after the summit, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj met Sharif's advisor - Sartaj Aziz. However, she said it was merely a courtesy call. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine IndiaUS relationship? July 31, 2014

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 31, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry July 31, 2014

    On his 3day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • Centre working towards safe evacuation of Indians from Libya, Tunisia July 30, 2014

    In a step to facilitate safe evacuation of Indians from wartorn Libya and neighbouring Tunisia, the External Affairs Ministry has said that 6 officials have been deployed for the same. A high level meeting has been chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and tickets are being arranged for those...
  • Row over VaidikSaeed 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. ...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Political will could make Sushma's visit to Bangladesh historic: C Raja Mohan June 26, 2014

    As External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Bangladesh for her first standalone visit, emphasising the new government's foreign policy priorities are in its neighbourhood. Strategic Analyst C Raja Mohan said it's a great moment. "There is enough political will to advance it in a historic opportunity," he said. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: The various facets of the Iraq crisis June 19, 2014

    Assuring all help to the families of the Indians stranded in the wartorn Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj appealed to the relatives to trust the government. ...
  • News 360: Stranded Indians in Iraq located, Sushma meets families June 19, 2014

    The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that they have leads to the location of the Indians who have been abducted in Iraq. Assuring all help to the families of the Indians stranded in the wartorn Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj appealed to the relatives to trust the government. ...
  • Is it time for India to evacuate its citizens from Iraq? June 19, 2014

    The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that they have leads to the location of the Indians who have been abducted in Iraq. However, they refused to reveal any further details in the matter claiming that it is a highly sensitive issue. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country...
  • 40 Indians missing in Iraq: Is it time for New Delhi to begin evacuation of its citizens? June 18, 2014

    As the crisis escalates in Iraq, hundreds of families in India are praying for the safety of their loved ones. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday confirmed that 40 Indian workers working with Tariq Noor al Juda construction company in Iraq have been abducted. ...
  • FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment? May 27, 2014

    Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNNIBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment. ...
  • This is a purely victory of BJP, says Sushma Swaraj May 16, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said, "I would thank everyone for their support. This is a pure victory of BJP and our allies are with us." ...
  • Show Me The Money: Sushma Swaraj's total assets valued over 14 crores April 17, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has cash reserves of Rs 1.2 lakh and her investments and bank deposits are valued at Rs 5.7 crore. She and her husband have Rs 24.4 lakh worth of jewellery. She has properties in Haryana, Delhi and Mumbai valued at Rs 8.3 Crore. The total...
  • Has Narendra Modi made the BJP a one-man show? March 24, 2014

    A tweet by BJP president Rajnath Singh has further fueled confusion as his tweet saying 'it's time for BJP' was hastily changed to 'time for Modi'. The tagline drafted after much discussion was intended to focus the entire campaign on the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • MPs report card: Are most MPs failing to meet expectations of their voters? March 19, 2014

    In the first ever report card of incumbent MPs prepared by CNN-IBN and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), performance of almost 2/3rd of the elected Lok Sabha members has been rated below average. Only 1.6 per cent MPs scored a distinction or a mark of 8 on 10. ...
  • Infighting in BJP over B Sriramulu's re-induction March 15, 2014

    With Arun Jaitley launching a veiled attack on party colleague Sushma Swaraj in his latest blog, it is now clear that the re-induction of B Sriramulu has caused a difference of opinion amongst the two senior leaders. ...
  • Sushma Swaraj downplays rift within BJP, calls it media's dirty trick March 10, 2014

    Trouble for the BJP, while veteran leader Sushma Swaraj has tried to play down the controversy over the Varanasi seat, in Lucknow Lalji Tandon, an MP and a key Atal Bihari Vajpayee's associate, has refused to vacate his seat for Rajnath Singh. ...
  • Check infighting in your party first: Rajeev Shukla tells BJP February 22, 2014

    Congress leader and Union Minister Rajeev Shukla on Saturday hit back at BJP for its jibe at Rahul Gandhi saying that it should check the indifferences within its own party. ...
  • Blackout in Telangana: Murder of democracy in Parliament? February 18, 2014

    The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) was on Tuesday bulldozed through the Lok Sabha amidst dramatic scenes. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs demanding united Andhra protested in Parliament. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Can Telangana Bill resurrect Congress fortunes? February 18, 2014

    After days of protest and an unprecedented decision to black out the live telecast of the proceedings, Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) by a voice vote even as several MPs called it the "murder of democracy". ...
  • BJP always backed Telangana Bill, Congress delayed it: Sushma February 18, 2014

    Defending the Telangana Bill, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said that Bharatiya janata Party has always backed the Bill. In fact Congress sat on promise made in 2009 for 5 years. Moreover, Sushma also asked, "Why was the Bill brought in the last session of UPA's term?" ...
  • Expect ruckus over Telangana bill in Parliament session: BJP, TMC February 3, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress's Sudip Bandopadhyay and the BJP's Sushma Swaraj have expressed reservations on whether the House will be allowed to function amidst the chaos over the Telangana Bill. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi no match for Narendra Modi, says BJP January 19, 2014

    Attacking the Congress, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rahul Gandhi is no match for Narendra Modi. He also added, "I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, does he feel that Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje won elections for the third term due to marketing skills? Did...
  • Will a Lokpal provide a solution to end political corruption? December 18, 2013

    India is finally just one step away from getting a strong anticorruption watchdog after all the political parties with the exception of Samajwadi Party, whose MPs walked out, voted in favour of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill came to the Lok...