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  • Boundary issue will be discussed during Chinese President Xi's visit: India Yesterday

    New Delhi: As it gears up to host Chinese President Xi Jinping, India on Monday said it that expects that the visit will address the "interests and concerns" of the two countries and that "all substantive" issues having bearing on the ties including the boundary dispute will be discussed. The...
  • Ladakh MP says Chinese army creating permanent structures in Indian territory, urges Modi to act Yesterday

    New Delhi: With just two days to go for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, the BJP MP from Ladakh, Thupstan Chewang has said that the Chinese army is threatening people living along the Indo-China border, and is encroaching into the Indian territory, "building permanent structures" on the Indian...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal meets Sushma Swaraj over problems of Sikhs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with a delegation of Sikh leaders, on Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the issues pertaining to Sikhs in the United States be included in the agenda of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US...
  • Concerned over attack on Sikhs in Pakistan, Congress asks government to take up issue September 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed grave concern over increasing attacks on members of the Sikh community living in the restive province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Singh, Congress's Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha, said urgent measures were needed to restore the confidence of the Sikhs living as a...
  • Sri Lanka to counter allegations at UN rights sessions September 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka, which has vowed not to cooperate with an international probe into its alleged rights abuses during the final phase of its military campaign against LTTE, will counter the charges at a UNHRC session beginning on Monday in Geneva. The External Affairs Ministry sources said that Sri Lankan Ambassador...
  • India committed to bring back growth: Sushma Swaraj September 6, 2014

    Manama: India is firmly committed to bring back growth and have clear policies, which will facilitate business environment, transparency and speed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. "The result is there before you in just 100 days: GDP growth is showing early signs of recovery. Indian economy has bounced...
  • India-Australia sign civil nuclear agreement, agree on bilateral maritime exercise September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Australia on Friday signed the long-awaited civil nuclear agreement that will allow Australia to export uranium to India as well as three other agreements, including on water resources and in sports during Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visit to India. The four agreements were inked as Prime...
  • Sushma Swaraj to visit Bahrain on Saturday September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Bahrain on Saturday where she is likely to seek stepped-up investment in India from the oil-rich country while highlighting wave of new initiatives taken by the new government to spur economic growth. It will be her first visit as External Affairs...
  • Vietnam seeks India's help on CBSE pattern in schools August 25, 2014

    Hanoi: Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity. During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India has a good primary school system. The Vietnamese side said that they would...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India calls off talks with Pakistan August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • No confirmation yet if people found in shipping container in UK are Indians: MEA August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday said that there was no confirmation whether people found in the shipping container were Indians. The remarks came in the backdrop of UK media reports suggesting that 35 illegal migrants trespassing into the United Kingdom via waterways in the...
  • Ebola scare: Should Indian doctors in Nigeria return? August 13, 2014

    Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorities of threatening to...
  • Stranded Indian doctors in Ebola hit Nigeria plead Indian government to arrange return August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorties of...
  • News 360: SC seeks ADAG, SWAN files in 2G scam probe August 12, 2014

    In a recent development in 2G scam, the CBI has instituted an inquiry against Tata for alleged illegal bidding by Tata-Unitech in the licence auctions. The Supreme Court of India had asked for CBI records of 2G Swan Telecom probe which is allegedly a front for Anil Ambani owned Reliance...
  • Amarinder Singh seeks Sushma's help to bring back body of Punjab man August 10, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in bringing back the body of an Amritsar-origin man who was shot dead in the US last week. In a letter, he explained to the minister that Rajinder Kumar Sharma, from Khandwala in Chheharta area...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets counterparts from China, Australia August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held seven bilateral meetings, including with her Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the 12th ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sushma Swaraj held meetings with her counterparts from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...
  • 58 nurses on way back, Government again asks Indians to leave Libya August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: 58 Indian nurses from Libya are on their way back home, the government said on Friday while making a fresh appeal to all the Indians in the strife-torn nation to leave in view of deterioration in situation with a promise to make all arrangements for evacuation. External Affairs Ministry...
  • Natwar Singh attacks Manmohan Singh in his book August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's reign as Prime Minister has been severely criticised by his former ministerial colleague Natwar Singh, who says he leaves no legacy after being in power for 10 years. Singh, who was External Affairs Minister under Manmohan Singh, says the MEA was "demoralised" since it was run...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • Sushma Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife -torn Libya, a day after the government advised its nationals to leave that country and not to travel there. The minister, who reviewed the security situation...
  • India's mission in Tripoli advises all Indian nationals to leave Libya July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The India's mission in Tripoli on Monday advised all its nationals to leave Libya as Civil war has worsens in the country. The development came after the US and UK closed their embassies in the the strife-torn country. There are more than 6000 Indians employed in Libya who asked to...
  • Sushma Swaraj seeks info on Indians jailed abroad for action July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed all Indian missions in the countries where significant number of nationals were in jail to provide updated information for further action. This came after the release of 40 Indian nationals, who returned on Friday after being held in prison in Saudi...
  • Iraq crisis: 36 Indian nationals reach Kerala July 18, 2014

    Kochi: Another batch of 36 Indians, including 21 nurses, arrived early on Friday from strife-torn Iraq, officials said. The 36 Indians, all Keralites arrived here from Dubai. While three of the nurses were working in General Hospital at Kirkuk in Kurdistan, in Iraq, 18 were employed with Azadi Teaching Hospital at...
  • Iraq crisis: 175 more Indians to reach home on Thursday July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Another batch of 175 Indian nationals will reach on Thursday from conflict-hit Iraq even as the number of Indians to be evacuated from that country will be 3000 in next few days. "Another Special Flight coming from Iraq! Approximately 175 Indians to depart Najaf late tonight; will reach Delhi...
  • Iraq crisis: Families of abducted Indians meet Punjab CM, MEA says all safe July 11, 2014

    The families of 39 Indians who are in still in ISIS captivity on Friday met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh. Frustrated over the lack of information from both the Punjab government and the Centre, the families said that they last heard from their relatives in Iraq who...
  • Iraq crisis: 39 Indians in Mosul are safe, says MEA July 11, 2014

    Ministry of External Affair spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said, "I can confirm that we have had through interlocutors a contact with Indians in captivity Information we have got and they are unharmed but remain in captivity." ...
  • India asks UN team on Kashmir to leave Delhi premises July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India has asked a United Nations military observer group on Kashmir to vacate a government-provided bungalow in New Delhi, in a toughening stance against a mission that Indians have long opposed. New Delhi considers the whole of Kashmir as an integral part of the country and has bristled against...
  • Iraq crisis: Tickets provided to 1600 Indians to return, says MEA July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the return of 46 Indian nurses from Iraq, The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that MEA has provided ticket to 1600 Indian nationals stuck in the war-torn country to facilitate their return. Two special flights will be operated to New Delhi from Najaf and...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in war-torn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strife-hit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...