High Commission

  • Ved Pratap Vaidik: Interviewed Hafiz Saeed to understand his ideology July 15, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN Ved Pratap Vaidik said," Why will a journalist take the High Commission's nod to interview anyone?" He moved on to say that he interviewed Hafiz Saeed to understand his ideology. ...
  • Agriculture Minister discusses EU mango ban issue with British High Commissioner June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan has raised the issue of the European Union's ban on mangoes with the British High Commissioner who met him on Tuesday. Sources say that Radha Mohan expressed serious concerns on being singled out in Asia. A high-powered team of scientific experts from the European...
  • Subramanian Swamy flays 'The Economist' for editorial against Narendra Modi April 6, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday took strong exception to an editorial by London-based 'The Economist' magazine against Narendra Modi, terming it an attempt to "interfere into India's internal affairs". The External Affairs Ministry should immediately take up the matter with British High Commission and seek an explanation since "the...
  • AAP accused of trying to use Indian High Commission in Singapore to collect funds January 20, 2014

    It seems there is no end to the controversies; the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is courting everyday. It is now accused of using the premises of the Indian High Commission in Singapore to collect party funds, that too on January 26 (the Republic Day). Young lawyer and a social activist...
  • India builds 10,000 homes for IDPs in Sri Lanka December 31, 2013

    The Indian government built 10,000 houses this year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces and 33,000 more will be constructed in the next two years. The housing project funded by New Delhi made significant progress during 2013, the Indian High Commission said in Colombo on...
  • SL: Indian journalist arrested for clicking photos of sensitive places December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A freelance journalist Prabhakaran has been arrested for clicking pictures of sensitive installations on a tourist visa in Sri Lanka. The journalist is being questioned in Colombo. The Indian High Commission has been informed of the developments in the case. Junior Vikatan, the magazine for which he contributes said...
  • Pak drops plan to send Ibne Abbas as its envoy to India December 9, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan has dropped plans to send Syed Ibne Abbas as the new High Commissioner to India and instead replaced him with career diplomat Abdul Basit, a top Pakistani official said on Monday. 55-year-old Basit was earlier tipped to take over as the Foreign Secretary but the government had last week...
  • Crude device explodes outside Indian envoy's office in Bangladesh November 11, 2013

    Chittagong: A crude device exploded outside Indian Assistant High Commission office in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Monday. The incident happened after the office hours. Crude device also known as Cocktail was thrown on the guard hut outside the Indian envoy's office. No injuries have been reported in the incident. The Bangladesh...
  • If implemented, visa bond will apply to a few people: British High Commissioner October 2, 2013

    Assuaging India's concern over the proposed visa bond, British High Commissioner to India James Bevan on Wednesday said "it is just a proposal still under consideration" and even if it comes into being it will apply to a few cases where the risk of visa rules violation is high. "It is...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's 144 birth anniversary celebrated in Australia October 2, 2013

    The 144th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was marked in Australia on Wednesday with prayer ceremonies, panel discussions and book fairs. A prayer ceremony was held in the capital, Canberra, by Indian High Commission to mark the special occasion.  Remembering the 'Father of Indian Nation', University of New South Wales has...
  • Diplomats from 35 foreign missions to attend Modi's Delhi rally September 28, 2013

    Diplomats from around 35 foreign missions are likely to attend Narendra Modi's rally in New Delhi on Sunday but the US Embassy and the British High Commission have conveyed to BJP they will not be able to honour the invite. BJP Overseas Cell Convenor Vijay Jolly said he had sent invitations...
  • Nairobi mall attack: Natarajan family requests for privacy September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Two Indians were among 43 killed in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's national capital on Saturday, raising concern and drawing global condemnation. The two Indians have been identified as 40-year-old IT professional Sridhar Natarajan and an eight-year-old child Paramshu Jain. Natarajan family said, "This is...
  • India warns citizens against travelling to 3 Nigerian states June 6, 2013

    Abuja: India has issued a travel warning to its nationals in Nigeria urging them to be cautious while visiting the oil-rich nation's troubled northeastern region, where a state of emergency had been declared in May. The High Commission of India in Nigeria, on its website, urged its nationals living in Borno,...
  • Pak envoy accident: Police had responded promptly, says MEA June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said police had responded promptly and extended due courtesies to a Pakistani diplomat, who along with his driver was allegedly roughed up after their vehicle hit a motorcycle in south Delhi. Zirgham Raza, Pakistan First Secretary (Trade) suffered "minor bruises" in a brawl when his...
  • Delhi: Two arrested after their vehicle hit a Pakistani envoy's car June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police have arrested a woman and her nephew, who were travelling on the two-wheeler that hit a Pakistani envoy's car on Monday. Both have been accused of rash and negligent driving, among other charges. The action came after Pakistan issued a strong statement seeking a thorough...
  • Delhi: Unidentified persons beat up Pak diplomat June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Monday alleged one of its diplomats and his driver were assaulted by a group of people in New Delhi and called for an investigation into the matter by the Indian government. "This evening an unfortunate incident took place with a diplomat and official of the Pakistan...
  • We took all measures to save Sanaullah Haq: Govt May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday expressed grief over the death of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq in a Chandigarh hospital. Sanaullah dies on Thursday morning, a week after he was attacked in a Jammu jail by a fellow inmate. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "We...
  • Pak prisoner remains critical, attacker sent to police custody May 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq is on ventilator support and his blood pressure is being maintained with the help of medicines, doctors, attending him at PGI, Chandigarh, said in a health bulletin on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vinod Kumar who had allegedly attacked and critically injured the 52-year-old Pakistani prisoner, was remanded...
  • Sanaullah Haq is on ventilator support, say doctors May 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq is on ventilator support and his blood pressure is being maintained with the help of medicines, doctors, attending him at PGI, Chandigarh, said in a health bulletin on Saturday. "The patient is critical, he is on ventilator and his BP is being maintained through drugs. Head...
  • What does the attack on Sanaullah mean for Indo-Pak relations? May 4, 2013

    As Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq continued to remain critical, Pakistan High Commission officials visited him on Saturday. ...
  • Sanaullah still critical, Pak High Commission officials visit him May 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: As Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq continued to remain critical, Pakistan High Commission officials visited him on Saturday. Sanaullah was attacked by his fellow Indian inmate in a Jammu jail on Friday and is currently being treated at PGI, Chandigarh. Pakistan has asked India to ensure a thorough investigation into the...
  • Sarabjit's body to be handed over to Indian mission: Pak May 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan will hand over the body of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner who died on Thursday in a Lahore hospital, to the Indian High Commission at the earliest, said the ministry of foreign affairs. "Indian prisoner, Sarabjit Singh who was hospitalised on April 26, following injuries sustained during a...
  • Sarabjit dies in Pak, family says bring his body to India May 2, 2013

    Lahore: Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh died of a cardiac arrest at Lahore's Jinnah hospital on Thursday after batting for life for nearly a week. The announcement from Pakistan came late in the night. Demands are now growing for his body to be brought back to India. Sources say...
  • Indian High Commissioner to meet Sarabjit on Thursday April 30, 2013

    Islamabad: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal will visit Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, comatose in hospital following a brutal assault, on Thursday. Sabharwal is scheduled to be in Lahore on Thursday and would visit Sarabjit in hospital, the Indian High Commission said. There were no other details. Pakistan...
  • Pakistan denies consular access to Sarabjit Singh April 28, 2013

    Amritsar/Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday denied access to consular officials to Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who is in a coma after being attacked by fellow inmates in a Lahore jail, saying the permission granted on Friday was only for a single visit. The Indian High Commission, whose two officials...
  • Sri Lanka likely pull its mission out of Tamil Nadu March 25, 2013

    Colombo: Faced with growing anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in Tamil Nadu, Colombo may shift its deputy high commission office out of Chennai, a media report said on Sunday. The new location could be Trivandrum in neighbouring Kerala, the Sunday Times said. Threats and intimidation of Sri Lankan nationals and Sri Lankan property...
  • Maldives: Former President Nasheed a 'free man' March 6, 2013

    Male: Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed walked out of the court without being sentenced to a jail term after the hearing against him was deferred for at least four more weeks. The case was deferred on the request of his lawyers. Nasheed was produced in the court in a power abuse...
  • Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed to be produced in court today March 6, 2013

    Male/New Delhi: The political crisis continues in Maldives, taking India unawares. Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will be produced in court on Wednesday after he was arrested by the police after a local court issued a warrant. The arrest comes less than a fortnight after Nasheed left the Indian High...
  • Maldives denies any 'deal' in Nasheed leaving Indian mission February 24, 2013

    Male: A day after Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed walked out of the Indian High Commission in, the Maldivian government on Sunday made it clear that there was no deal with India and that the case against him would continue as normal. Forty-five-year-old Nasheed on Saturday walked out of the...
  • Maldives: Nasheed walks out of Indian High Commission February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: After 11 days of taking refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday walked out of the mission thanking India for the hospitality and kindness it showed to him. "I have come out with the understanding that now I will be...