MEA

  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: PM Modi intervenes to save fishermen November 10, 2014

    Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs may be transferred to India to serve out their sentence. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Raja-paksa over the telephone on Sunday. ...
  • MEA rubbishes reports of gender discrimination in passport matters October 31, 2014

    The Ministry of External Affairs clarified on Friday that the state does not countenance insensitivity or gender discrimination in passport matters. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin strongly denied a media report saying that a lawyer appearing for the ministry had told the Bombay High Court that an unwed mother...
  • BJP: No point raising Kashmir at UNGA September 27, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra slammed Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday saying that there was no point raising the topic of Kashmir at UNGA since Jammu and Kashmir is an issue where there are only two stakeholders involved, but for the sake of answering, the MEA will give an answer...
  • 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 Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 TataUnitech 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...
  • 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." ...
  • Iraq crisis: Nurses to reunite with their families on Saturday July 5, 2014

    All the 46 nurses who have been in captivity in Tikrit since June 11 were released by ISIS in Mosul. A special Indian plane will now take the nurses from Erbil, Iraq to Kochi, Kerala to reunite with their families. ...
  • News 360: Free from ISIS clutches, Indian nurses head for home July 4, 2014

    As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on Friday. ...
  • Iraq Crisis: Indian nurses in ISIS custody, MEA says all are safe July 3, 2014

    All Indian nurses in Tikrit under the custody of ISIS militants have been moved to another location in Iraq. The External Affairs Ministry said that they are safe and officials are trying to keep in touch with them. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Iraq crisis: Government is prepared to act, says Naresh Gujral June 29, 2014

    Shiromani Akali Dal leader Naresh Gujral on Sunday said that the central government has assured to act according to the situation in Iraq. "We are told that our people are safe. Government is prepared," he added. ...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA June 28, 2014

    China on Saturday released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. The Ministry of External Affairs maintains that the northeastern state is a part of the Indian nation. "Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and has already been raised...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: The various facets of the Iraq crisis June 19, 2014

    Assuring all help to the families of the Indians stranded in the wartorn Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj appealed to the relatives to trust the government. ...
  • News 360: Stranded Indians in Iraq located, Sushma meets families June 19, 2014

    The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that they have leads to the location of the Indians who have been abducted in Iraq. Assuring all help to the families of the Indians stranded in the wartorn Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj appealed to the relatives to trust the government. ...
  • Is it time for India to evacuate its citizens from Iraq? June 19, 2014

    The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that they have leads to the location of the Indians who have been abducted in Iraq. However, they refused to reveal any further details in the matter claiming that it is a highly sensitive issue. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 40 Indians stranded in Iraq, government assures all help June 18, 2014

    The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that 40 Indian workers working with Tariq Noor al Juda construction company have been abducted in Iraq. According to the MEA, most of the abducted Indians are from the northern part of India. ...
  • Afghanistan attack: Modi speaks to Karzai, MEA condemns May 23, 2014

    The Indian Consulate in Herat city of Afghanistan was attacked by gunmen on Friday. Four terrorists were killed as ITBP and Afghan soldiers defended the compound. PMdesignate Narendra Modi spoke to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai who has assured Modi that all Indian missions will be protected. ...
  • India awaiting Pak response on attending Modi's swearingin: MEA May 23, 2014

    The MEA on Friday said that it is still awaiting to get a response from Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that whether he will attend or not Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on May 26. "We are awaiting response from Nawaz Sharif," said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MEA condemns misbehavior with Ugandan nationals, promises action January 18, 2014

    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...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...