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  • Nepal quake: Daughter of Indian embassy employee killed as house collapses 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An Indian embassy employee's daughter died and wife suffered serious injuries when a house in the mission complex in Kathmandu collapsed during the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal. The nationality of the contract-based mission staff was not immediately known. "A house in our Embassy complex collapsed. Unfortunately, the daughter of...
  • Salman Khurshid plays Saif, German envoy does an SRK in video on 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' 17 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner paid tribute to the soft power of Bollywood by making his acting debut in a video on Shah Rukh Khan-Saif Ali Khan-starrer 2003 romantic drama 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'. Steiner loved the title song of the Karan Johar-directed movie. The song, penned by...
  • Tibetan Youth Congress activists protest outside Chinese Embassy to mark Tibetan Uprising Day March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Tibetan Youth Congress activists on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Chinese Embassy to mark Tibetan Uprising Day. Holding Tibetan flags, posters and banners with "Free Tibet" written on them, the protesters gathered at the sprawling lawns outside the embassy and raised pro-freedom slogans. Some of them also wore black-coloured...
  • India takes up with US police high-handedness against national February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting strongly to reports of excessive force used by American police against an Indian national, India on Thursday raised the issue with the US and demanded expeditious investigation into the matter. A senior official in the US embassy was called to the South Block by the External Affairs Ministry...
  • No US embassy in Iran for now, says Barack Obama December 29, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said Washington was not ready to open an embassy in Iran due to differences over nuclear policy, a position that contrasts with his new approach to Cuba. "I never say never, but I think these things have to go in steps," Obama said in an interview...
  • World's longest train journey concludes in Madrid December 10, 2014

    Madrid: Madrid was the final destination on Tuesday for a train which has set the record for the longest train journey in history; 13,052 kms between the Chinese city of Yiwu and the Spanish capital. The train which arrived in Madrid at 11 am, departed from Yiwu on November 18 with...
  • Suicide blast hits British embassy vehicle in Kabul, foreigners wounded November 27, 2014

    Kabul: A suicide bomber on a motorbike today attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, officials said, wounding some foreigners in the latest of a series of strikes in the Afghan capital. The huge blast could be heard across Kabul and a plume of smoke rose high into the air above...
  • Delhi: 2 booked for stealing emblem from Spanish embassy November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police registered a case against two unidentified youth for allegedly stealing the Spanish national emblem from outside the embassy's front door. An FIR was registered on the complaint of the officials from the Embassy of Spain. The case was registered under Sections 379/34 of the Indian Penal...
  • Al-Qaeda claims attack near US embassy in Yemen September 28, 2014

    Sana'a: The al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for a rocket attack near the US embassy in Sana'a on Saturday evening, in which five Yemeni soldiers were wounded. A rocket hit a vehicle west of the US embassy, wounding five security guards, a security official told Xinhua, adding more...
  • Jayalalithaa seeks Centre intervention to secure release of jailed fishermen in Tehran September 26, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Modi, urging him to secure the release of four Indian fishermen arrested and detained by the Iranian coast guard earlier this week. Jayalalithaa has requested the PM to direct the Indian embassy in Tehran to take all...
  • ProTibet activists continue protest against Jinping's visit to India September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists continue their protests over the Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit on Thursday. Ten Tibetan activists were detained on Wednesday outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester as he was...
  • ProTibet activists protest Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: ProTibet activists in Delhi staged protests on Wednesday as India awaited Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival. Ten Tibetan activists were detained outside the Chinese Embassy for holding protests. "We are fighting for the cause of free Tibet. We want our freedom back," said an angry protester being dragged...
  • Lawyers seek speedy return of Italian marine from India September 6, 2014

    Rome: Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said on Saturday. Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at...
  • Barack Obama sends 350 troops to protect US Embassy in Baghdad September 3, 2014

    Washington: The US is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of US forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for protection of American personnel following...
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya September 1, 2014

    Tripoli: An Islamistallied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Witnesses saw holes left by smallarms and rocket fire dotting the...
  • I will leave the Ecuadorian embassy soon, confirms WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange August 18, 2014

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will soon leave the Ecudorian embassy, while addressing a press conference. Assange did not state the reasons behind his decision although speculations are rife that he might be surrendering. The 49yearold Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • Delhi: Protest outside Israel Embassy; several detained July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of students and social activists today took part in a protest outside Israel Embassy against the strikes being carried out by that country's forces in Gaza with police briefly detaining some of them. According to police, 54 protesters, including students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists,...
  • Demonstration outside Israeli Embassy, protesters clash with Delhi police July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, who included students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists, on Monday staged a protest outside the Israeli Embassy here demanding an end to Israel's air strikes in Gaza resulting in high civilian casualties. The call for the protest was given by JNU Student's Union...
  • Protests outside Israeli Embassy over airstrikes in Gaza Strip July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, mostly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. "There were around 7080 protesters mostly students from JNU. They reached the Israeli embassy at around 2 PM,...
  • India,US working together to track and disrupt terror networks June 27, 2014

    Washington: India and the US are working together to track and disrupt transnational terrorism networks including those responsible for the attack on the Indian consulate in Herat, a senior US official said, reiterating that the LashkareTaiba (LeT) was to be blamed for the attack. "We will continue to work together to...
  • WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange marks 2nd year in Ecuador's embassy June 20, 2014

    London: The gathering at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London has the feel of something which may become an annual fixture. For the second time in as many years, journalists were invited on Thursday to the embassy to mark the anniversary of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's stay there a bid to escape...
  • 40 Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq, not received any ransom calls: MEA June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that 40 Indian workers working with Tariq Noor al Juda construction company have been abducted in Iraq. According to the MEA, most of the abducted Indians are from the northern part of India. However, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that no ransom...
  • No confirmation on abduction of Indians, envoy to visit Baghdad today June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the growing unrest in Iraq and reports of at least 40 Indian nationals having been abducted in the country, Indian envoy will head to Baghdad on Wednesday to take stock of the situation. Even as abduction of Indians in Iraq's second larges city Mosul are doing the rounds...
  • US steps up embassy security in Iraq June 16, 2014

    Washington: The US said on Sunday that it was boosting security for its embassy in Baghdad amid worsening situation in Iraq as Islamic militants were sweeping across the northern part of the country. "As a result of ongoing instability and violence in certain areas of Iraq, embassy Baghdad is reviewing its...
  • MEA issues advisory asking Indians to avoid unnecessary travel to Iraq June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of the unrest in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday issued an advisory asking Indian nationals residing there to leave the country by commercial means if it was safe to do so. The Foreign Ministry has also asked Indians to avoid unnecessary travel to Iraq. "Indians...
  • Ten detained for stoning British embassy in Tajikistan: Police June 11, 2014

    Dushanbe: Authorities in exSoviet Tajikistan have detained 10 protesters after they hurled stones at the British embassy in the capital Dushanbe and roughed up a local security guard, police said on Wednesday. A small group of demonstrators lobbed rocks and cobblestones at the diplomatic mission after gathering outside its perimeter wall...
  • Afghanistan assures India on safety of embassy, missions May 31, 2014

    Afganistan : Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday met Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the two presidential candidates here during which she was assured that Afghanistan was committed to ensuring full safety for the Indian Embassy in Kabul, four consulates and interests irrespective of the orientation of the new...
  • TN will approach Indian Embassy to bring back fisherman's body May 24, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Government on Saturday said it will approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to bring back the body of a fisherman, allegedly shot dead by pirates recently. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a statement said she had instructed Fisheries Department Secretary S Vijayakumar to approach the Indian Embassy in Bahrain to...
  • Indian Embassy in US outsources visa, passport services to new firm May 8, 2014

    Washington: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints against the current service provider. Cox & King Global Services Ltd will replace the existing BLS International Limited and would...