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  • It is time to come to India: Sushma Swaraj tells Indian Diaspora 4 days ago

    London: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday made an emotional plea to the Indian Diaspora in the UK to invest in their motherland, saying "now is the time" to come to India to tap the "immense opportunities" awaiting them. Swaraj, while launching the two-day Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, said she...
  • Arunachal Pradesh, J&K integral parts of India: Sushma Swaraj 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are "integral and inalienable" parts of India and this has been clearly conveyed to China, including at the highest level, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Swaraj, in a letter to Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran, appreciated his concern over distribution of controversial...
  • Canada backs India's stand on Kashmir, stresses on dialogue with Pak 5 days ago

    India and Canada have taken their nuclear cooperation to the next level. On Tuesday the Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj met her Canadian counterpart John Baird in the capital. Canada's CAMECO and Department of Atomic Energy are now in the process of working out commercial contracts for purchase of uranium....
  • SBI growing with India-Singapore trade partnership, says chief executive Anil Kishora October 13, 2014

    Singapore: State Bank of India (SBI) said it is playing an important role in the celebrations to mark the 50th year of India-Singapore diplomatic relations. "We are an integral part of the Singapore ecosystem and will continue to be involved in the run-up to the celebrations in 2015," SBI country...
  • Haryana polls: Sushma Swaraj asks electors to 'Vote without fear' October 12, 2014

    Hansi: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday asked the people of Haryana to vote "without fear" and bring BJP to power to shut the door on those who had let loose a reign of terror in the state earlier. The External Affairs Minister, who has been actively campaigning in the...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? October 11, 2014

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept the...
  • BJP silent on nepotism, dynasty politics as Swaraj's sister gets ticket for Haryana elections October 10, 2014

    Ambala: After coming to power Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to ensure that there is no dynatsy politics or nepotism within the Bharatiya Janata Party or his ministries. However, the forth coming Assembly elections in Haryana are bringing out a different picture altogether. It has also brought to the fore...
  • BJP will win comfortably in Haryana: Sushma Swaraj October 7, 2014

    Kaithal: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the BJP would "comfortably" win 50 plus seats in the Haryana assembly polls. "BJP's mission is 50 plus seats in Haryana polls and the party will achieve it comfortably," she said. Addressing a public meeting in...
  • Arun Jaitley is richest minister; PM Modi has assets of Rs 1.26 crore October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore while Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stands out as the richest minister with assets totalling Rs 72.10 crore. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is among the Union Ministers who has the least assets of Rs 20.45 lakh, according...
  • Haryana polls: Sushma Swaraj campaigns for her sister in Safidon October 6, 2014

    Jind (Haryana): Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday promised if voted to power in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party will provide Rs 2,000 pension to senior citizens and widows, stipend for unemployed youths and security guards in every bus for women safety. She was campaigning in the Safidon constituency in the...
  • Sushma Swaraj seeks mandate for 'clean and good governance' in Haryana October 4, 2014

    Kalka (Haryana): Seeking electors' mandate in the upcoming Haryana Assembly polls on development plank, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said BJP will provide a "clean and good governance" in the state. "BJP is a party of good leaders and fielded good candidates and will provide clean and good governance in...
  • Gandhian way 'real, live option' to confront challenges: Sushma Swaraj October 3, 2014

    United Nations: As the world faces growing challenges of terrorism, the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi have become all the more pertinent and the Gandhian way is a "real, live option" to confront the global challenges, India has said as the UN commemorated his 145th birth anniversary. "The question to ask is...
  • In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 30, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 29, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Both the Prime Minister and Swaraj warmly welcomed the...
  • China hopes to maintain peace with India after border row September 26, 2014

    Beijing: With the standoff in Ladakh region resolved, China on Friday said the two sides sides can now maintain peace and tranquillity in the border area and implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries to jointly build closer developmental partnership. "As the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj...
  • Pakistan spoiled bilateral talks by talking to Hurriyat: Sushma Swaraj September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that Pakistan "spoiled the talks" by talking to Hurriyat leaders just ahead of the foreign secretaries of the two nations were scheduled to meet in Islamabad last month. "New (Narendra Modi) government has given a new signal. So they (Pakistan) spoiled...
  • Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary...
  • Pak says no meeting between Sharif, Modi in US until Indian government initiate talks September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. Sharif is expected to rake up the issue of Kashmir in his address but he will not meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit. Islamabad has said that any effort...
  • China agrees to withdraw troops from Ladakh after Sushma meets Chinese counterpart in US September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of Chinese incursions into Indian territory across the Line of Actual Control with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday during their meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. After the talks, the Chinese government...
  • Read: MEA lists Modi's itinerary during US visit September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to woo US on a five-day visit. Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that Modi's US visit is signal of India's abiding commitment to multi-lateralism and desire to build on growing convergence in Indo-US ties. Modi is scheduled to start his trip...
  • PM Modi to meet USbased Jewish groups in New York September 21, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet USbased Jewish groups during his visit to the US this week followed by a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Israeli counterpart. According to sources, Prime Minister will be meeting Jewish groups on September 28, the day on which he...
  • Sushma Swaraj's sister, former Congress men among BJP candidates for Haryana assembly polls September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday night announced the 47 remaining candidates for Haryana assembly elections who include Union Minister Sushma Swaraj's younger sister Vandana Sharma and two former Congress MPs and a former minister in BS Hooda government in the state. The BJP's Central Election Committee met in the presence of...
  • Nalanda University revived after 800 years, Sushma Swaraj inaugurates varsity September 19, 2014

    Patna: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army. Swaraj said it was a matter of pride for her to inaugurate the academic session of the university after...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal meets Sushma Swaraj over problems of Sikhs September 13, 2014

    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...
  • Keep the 'door ajar' to achieve whatever is possible: Pakistan September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month's "political setback" and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the "door ajar" so that whatever was possible could be achieved. The remarks were made by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit,...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Russian counterpart; discusses bilateral ties September 12, 2014

    Dushanbe (Tajikistan): India and Russia on Friday reviewed entire gamut of their bilateral relationship including cooperation in crucial sectors of defence, energy security, trade and investment and agreed to inject fresh vigour in the strategic and timetested ties. In a meeting on the sidelines of annual summit of SCO, External Affairs...
  • Fishermen murder: SC allows one Italian marine to travel to his country for 4 months September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted permission to one of the Italian marines facing murder trial in India, to travel back to Italy. The marine has been allowed to travel to Italy for four months on health grounds. Massimiliano Latorre, one of two Italian marines being held over...
  • Pakistan envoy echoes Sushma Swaraj, says time for 'new beginning' in ties September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday said that it "could not agree more" with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's "no full stop" in diplomacy remark and noted that the time has come for making a "new beginning" in bilateral ties. "I cannot agree more (with Swaraj) because in diplomacy, you need...
  • India, Afghanistan to work handinhand during critical phase September 10, 2014

    Kabul: "India is here to stay," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today assured Afghanistan as she conveyed the new government's resolve to work "handinhand" with the wartorn country by providing all possible assistance, including in key areas of defence and security. As Afghanistan enters a new phase in its transition,...
  • India, Afghanistan to intensify security, defence cooperation September 10, 2014

    Kabul: India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security, defence and reconstruction work in the wartorn country. India's assurance was conveyed by External Affairs Minister...