MEA

  • India to airlift its nationals from Yemen 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will be airlifting its nationals from strife-torn Yemen after getting permission from authorities to fly from Sanna for three hours a day. "Today we got permission to fly from Sanaa for three hours a day. We will use the slot for evacuating our citizens everyday," External Affairs...
  • Vikas Swarup likely to replace Syed Akbaruddin as MEA spokesperson 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Author of 'Slumdog Millionaire' and career diplomat Vikas Swarup is likely to replace Syed Akbaruddin as Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson. He is expected to take charge on April 18, 2015. Swarup joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986, motivated by an interest in international relations and a desire...
  • Gen VK Singh attended Pakistan Day function after Centre's considered decision: MEA 4 days ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said its Minister of State Gen VK Singh attended the Pakistan National Day function after a "considered decision" by the government. "I want to make it very clear he (Singh) went there as government representative. He went there based on a considered decision. He...
  • Father Alexis Prem Kumar arrives in Delhi after 8 months, thanks PM Modi for being a saviour February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a huge relief for the family of Indian aid worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar and a big win for the Modi government as the priest who was abducted by the Taliban in Herat in June, 2014 arrived in New Delhi on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke...
  • 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...
  • Delhi High Court seeks Centre's reply on Bhushan's plea for passport renewal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea by lawyer Prashant Bhushan seeking a direction for renewal of his passport with full validity of 10 years after he was re-issued a passport only for one year due to pending cases against him. Justice...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • US: Indian paralysed after being thrashed by police in Alabama, MEA assures assistance February 12, 2015

    Madison: An Indian national has been paralysed in US after being thrashed by police in Alabama. 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was injured as he was forced to the ground and was taken to a local hospital. The Ministry of External Affairs has assured assistance in the matter. "As soon as we got...
  • India hits out at Pakistan for Kashmir rallies February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply, India on Thursday termed the activities undertaken in Pakistan by its leaders and "unsavoury elements" as "futile quest for territorial aggrandisement" to mark so called 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' and said it was high time it should focus on its problems. "We are aware that there are multiplicity...
  • 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 29, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • 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...
  • Barack Obama cuts short his three-day India trip, cancels visit to Taj Mahal on January 27 January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day India trip as he has cancelled his visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. Obama will...
  • Progress made in negotiations with US on nuke issue: India January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: India and the US negotiators have been making "progress" in trying to resolve the differences in operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival here on January 25 on a three-day visit, which is packed with high-voltage engagements. Describing the three-day visit as "one...
  • 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...
  • Temporary aberrations in Pakistan-India Dosti bus service will be sorted out: MEA January 7, 2015

    Gandhinagar: India on Wednesday expressed hope that "temporary aberrations" in the Dosti bus service connecting Delhi and Lahore, which has been restricted to the Wagah border by Pakistan in view of increased "terror threats", will be sorted out. "This is an initiative which our former Prime Minister Atal Bhihari Vajpayee and...
  • India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear facilities January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged the list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that bars them from attacking each other's atomic facilities. This is the 24th consecutive exchange of such list between the two countries, the first one having taken place on January 1, 1992. "India and...
  • 'Devyani has not violated any service rules', says Uttam Khobragade December 20, 2014

    In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait. ...
  • External Affairs Ministry strips Devyani Khobragade off her duties over vigilance case against her December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait. Sources in the MEA said that the action taken against Khobragade...
  • India strongly condemns terror attack in Pakistan, PM Modi calls it a senseless act December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday strongly condemned the barbaric attack on a school in Peshawar in which at least 130 children were killed, saying there is never a justification for terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the terror attack and termed it a senseless act of brutality. In three separate tweets,...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 27, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 27, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • News 360: Modi-Sharif shakehand salvages SAARC summit November 27, 2014

    The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. ...
  • Have not received any request from Pakistan for talks, no meeting planned so far: MEA November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Speaking tough on talks with Pakistan, India on Wednesday made it clear that there are no structure talks planned with Pakistan. "The PM is going to have series of bilateral talks with SAARC nations. We have not planned any meeting with the Pakistan PM as there was no...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that he is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. Answering queries from mediapersons,...
  • Modi emphasised on need for close co-ordination to bring back black money: MEA November 15, 2014

    MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Modi during his meeting with world leaders emphasised on the need for close co-ordination to address the issue of unaccounted money that was stashed abroad and that bringing it back is a key priority of the government. ...