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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pak envoy does a U-turn on Dawood, India seeks action in 1993 Bombay blast case 10-08-2013 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Shatif's special envoy for improving relations with India Shahryar Khan did a U-turn on his remarks on Dawood Ibrahim, India said the 1993 Bombay bomb blast dossier has "never" been closed and it will not rest till those responsible for the heinous...
  • Won't rest till the perpetrators of the 1993 Bombay blast are punished: MEA 10-08-2013 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian government has reacted strongly to the statement made on Dawood Ibrahim by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's special envoy for improving relations with India Shahryar Khan. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin on Saturday said that India will not rest till the perpetrators of the 1993...
  • Indian man reunites with his Pakistani wife after 3 months on Eid 09-08-2013 09:36 PM

    Delhi:Gulfam and his Pakistani wife Nuzhat Jahan could not have asked for a better Eid gift. After struggling for about three months, Gulfam has been able to reunite with his wife Nuzhat. The Indo-Pak couple got entangled in the cross border tension and the long red tapism of both the...
  • Citizens can now file RTI applications to President's Secretariat, MEA 17-06-2013 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: Moving further towards greater transparency in governance, the government has extended the facility of e-filing of RTI applications to President and Vice President's Secretariat, and Foreign Ministry among others. Citizens will also be able to seek information online from ministries of Food Processing Industries, Health & Family Welfare,...
  • Kabul: Explosion heard, blast not near Indian Embassy 24-05-2013 05:56 PM

    Kabul: Several large explosions rocked a busy area in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday with Reuters witnesses describing shooting in the area. There were at least four blasts interspersed by heavy shooting, a Reuters witness said. The first blast was a suicide car bomb and occurred...
  • Manmohan not invited for Sharif's swearing-in in Pak: MEA 14-05-2013 09:10 PM

    New Delhi: There is no invitation for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan to attend the swearing-in ceremony of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, who will be forming the next government there. "There is no specific proposal on the table, of a specific request for a specific occasion," Syed Akbaruddin,...
  • Live: Plane carrying Sarabjit's body lands in Amritsar 02-05-2013 04:06 PM

    Lahore/New Delhi: 9.45 pm: Sarabjit's body flown to his village Bhikiwind in Punjab and taken for autopsy. 7.53 pm: Plane carrying Sarabjit Singh's mortal remains lands in Amritsar. State officials receive Sarabjit's body at airport. His body will be cremated with full state honours on Friday at his ancestral village....
  • Send Sarabjit back for treatment, punish his attackers: India to Pak 29-04-2013 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: India on Monday appealed to Pakistan to faciliate the return of prisoner Sarabjit Singh who was attacked by his jail inmates on Friday afternoon. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said, "In view of the recent tragic events and present circumstances, we once again appeal to...
  • Attack on Sarabjit: Family alleges jail authorities involved 28-04-2013 12:19 PM

    Amritsar/Lahore: As the family of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who is battling for life in a Lahore hospital after being attacked in a prison by his fellow inmates, prepares to leave for Pakistan to visit him, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lashed out at the government over the...