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  • India welcomes dismissal of visa fraud charges against Devyani 13-03-2014 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: India termed as "good as far as it goes" the dismissal of visa fraud charges by a US court against senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and strip-search had triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries. "We have seen the judgement related to the indictment of January...
  • MEA offers plum postings to 'friendly diplomats', E-Gram reveals 21-02-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed a confidential E-Gram by the Ministry of External Affairs sent in the end of 2013 asking its diplomatic missions abroad to indicate their "stations of choice" amongst a list of posts which were likely to fall vacant in 2014. The E-Gram, sent by then MEA...
  • Budget 2014: MEA gets higher allocation 17-02-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs was on Monday allocated Rs 14,130 crore for 2014-15, which is an increase of 20 per cent compared to revised outlay of last year as more funds have been earmarked for India's overseas developmental projects. The allocation is up by Rs 2,337 crore...
  • Sex trade: AAP protests at Jantar Mantar over safety of Ugandan women 05-02-2014 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is taking on the Delhi Police yet again and are holding a protest at Jantar Mantar over the illegal sex trade in the state. The move comes after three Ugandan women said that they were forced into illegal sex trafficking in Delhi's Khirkhi extension....
  • Sex trade: MEA assures help to Ugandan women 05-02-2014 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs, the DCW, and the Delhi Police have swung into action after 3 Ugandan women gave powerful testimonies alleging that they were forced into an illegal sex racket in the capital's Khirki extension area. "We have immediately written to the Ugandan High Commission and...
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  • Sex trade: Police file FIR on Ugandan women's complaint 04-02-2014 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against unknown persons after three Ugandan women living in Khirki Extension approached it for help against traffickers. The Ugandan women filed the complaint reportedly with the AAP government's help. AAP leader and Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti had conducted a raid...
  • India built 10,250 houses in Sri Lanka in 2013 04-02-2014 12:15 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian government has built 10,250 houses last year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces. "Another 27,750 houses will be constructed under the same scheme. The funds are being released directly to the beneficiaries," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said quoting a communication from...
  • MEA condemns misbehavior with Ugandan nationals, promises action 18-01-2014 10:17 PM

    Ministry of External Affairs expressed its concern over the matter raised by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti involving Ugandan nationals. MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said, "We condemn this incident, we also explained to the African heads of mission that action is underway and the complaints registered will be investigated. We...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident exposes Indian hypocrisy 10-01-2014 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: India has finally managed to force the American government to send Indian Foreign Service officer Devyani Khobragade home. After a month long legal and diplomatic battle, Devyani is on her way back to India. For the first time, since Independence the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) was so outraged...
  • Indian sailor Captain Sunil James, freed from Togo, reaches home 20-12-2013 09:42 AM

    New Delhi: Indian sailor Captain Sunil James reached his home in Mumbai on Friday after landing in Delhi on Friday morning. This comes after he was released from Togo jail on Thursday. He will be performing the last rites of his 11-month-year old son who died early in December and...
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  • Devyani Khobragade case: MEA slams Bharara's statement 19-12-2013 09:57 PM

    The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the US authorities did not extend any courtesies during the arrest of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade. Taking a dig at the US Attorney prosecuting the case, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "The statement issued by Preet Bharara that the procedure followed...
  • News 360: Drop case against Devyani, India to US 19-12-2013 08:52 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday stuck to his stand that the case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn. "The Devyani case is unwanted. The first thing I want to do is to protect my...
  • Togo: Jailed sailor Sunil James finally freed, to reach India soon 19-12-2013 07:31 PM

    Indian sailor Captain Sunil James who was lodged in a jail in Togo was finally freed on Thursday morning. The Ministry of External Affairs in India confirmed that James has been released from detention and will leave for home later in the day. The news brought some relief for the...
  • Finally, my son will be able to meet his father: Sunil James's wife 19-12-2013 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: Indian sailor Captain Sunil James who was lodged in a jail in Togo was released early on Thursday morning. The Ministry of External Affairs in India confirmed that James has been released from detention and will leave for home later in the day. The news has brought some...
  • MEA statement on Devyani Khobragade case 19-12-2013 04:57 PM

    The arrest of India's deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, has threatened to affect the Indo-US ties with New Delhi publicly hitting out at Washington over the development. Khobragade, was strip-searched, cavity-searched and swabbed for DNA after her arrest in New York last week on charges of visa...
  • We can now grieve the loss of our son, says wife of Sunil James 19-12-2013 12:50 PM

    In an early morning development, Indian sailor Sunil James was released by Togo authorities on Thursday. Confirming the news of his release, the Ministry of External Affairs said that he will be brought back to India later in the day or early on Friday morning. The news has brought some...
  • Diplomatic talks successful, happy that Sunil James is free: Khurshid 19-12-2013 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the release of Indian sailor Captain Sunil James and said that he was happy with the developments. "I am happy with what has happened. There is nobody in Togo. The officials had to travel from Ghana," Khurshid said...
  • Family breathes a sigh of relief as Sunil James gets freed from Togo 19-12-2013 09:27 AM

    Mumbai: In an early morning development, Indian sailor Sunil James was released by Togo authorities on Thursday. Confirming the news of his release, the Ministry of External Affairs said that he will be brought back to India later in the day or early on Friday morning. The news has brought...
  • Togo releases Indian sailor Captain Sunil James 19-12-2013 08:03 AM

    New Delhi: Indian sailor Captain Sunil James who was lodged in a jail in Togo was released early on Thursday morning. The Ministry of External Affairs in India confirmed that James has been released from detention and will leave for home later in the day. "Following the meeting between the...
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  • The Last Word: Are Indo-US relations being mishandled by both sides? 18-12-2013 09:50 PM

    Indo-US diplomatic ties are passing through one of the most turbulent phases in history after India on Wednesday alleged that the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragde could have been a US conspiracy. Six days after Devyani's shocking arrest in New York, the incident witnessed a dramatic twist...
  • News 360: Devyani moved to UN mission, Government says arrest a conspiracy 18-12-2013 09:13 PM

    India has charged United States of America with planning the arrest of Devyani Khobragade in an alleged case of visa fraud related to her domestic help Sangeeta Richards. To ensure diplomatic immunity to Devyani, India has shifted her to the United Nations Permanent Mission in New York. ...
  • India shifts Devyani to UN Mission, says US planned her arrest 18-12-2013 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: India has charged United States of America with planning the arrest of Devyani Khobragade in an alleged case of visa fraud related to her domestic help Sangeeta Richards. To ensure diplomatic immunity to Devyani, India has shifted her to the United Nations Permanent Mission in New York. Devyani...
  • India will take the matter of Indian diplomat Devyani forcefully with US: MEA 13-12-2013 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: A diplomatic row erupted between New Delhi and Washington after the arrest of the Deputy Consul General at the Indian consulate in New York, Devyani Khobragade. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh hit back on Friday by summoning US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell. Devyani Khobragade was arrested reportedly on...
  • Sailor in Togo jail: Wife urges Indian government to secure her husband's release 06-12-2013 07:16 PM

    Mumbai: It has been six months since the crew of MT Centurion was detained in a Togo prison in West Africa. Adding to the woes of Aditi James, the wife of Captain Sunil James, their 11-month-old son who was suffering from septicemia died on December 2. Since then the toddler's...
  • Sailor in Togo jail: Wife awaits his return for son's last rites 06-12-2013 01:48 PM

    Mumbai: It has been six months since the crew of the ship MT Centurion was detained in a Togo prison in West Africa. Adding to the worries of the wife of Captain Sunil James, Aditi James not only has a missing husband now, but the body of their 11-month-old son...
  • India summons Pak deputy envoy over fisherman killing on October 11 14-10-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has summoned Pakistan deputy envoy over indiscriminate firing on unarmed Indian fishermen on October 11, one fishermen from Gujarat died in the incident. "The matter is being investigated. Authorities will provide us the report upon completion," said Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson, MEA on US...
  • Chinese incursions won't be dealt with through diplomatic routes: MEA 21-08-2013 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of fresh incursions Chinese troops into the Indian territory in the Chagalgam area of Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the matter will not be taken up via diplomatic channels."We do not take up non events in diplomatic practice. What has happened...