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  • Trapped in Iraq: How many Indians yet to return 4 days ago

    It's been almost a year since 39 Punjab construction workers were abducted by the Islamic State militants in Iraq. They are yet to return despite the assurances from the Indian government ans specifically from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. But, the government so far has failed to secure their release. ...
  • Logo for International Day of Yoga launched 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The logo for International Day of Yoga was launched on Wednesday by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik. The United Nations General Assembly had on December 11 adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as the 'International Day of Yoga'. This...
  • Yemen evacuation operation was 'resounding success': Sushma Swaraj 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The operation to evacuate people from war-torn Yemen was a "resounding success" which was acknowledged by the world community, government told Rajya Sabha on Monday while noting that 1,947 nationals of 48 countries besides 4,741 Indians were rescued safely. Making a suo motu statement,...
  • Ramdev has a narrow escape, to stay in Nepal for relief work April 25, 2015

    Kathmandu: Yoga Guru Ramdev had a narrow escape during the devastating earthquake in Kathmandu on Saturday as a dais from which he had addressed a gathering collapsed soon after he stepped down. The Yoga teacher also said that he saw a multi-story building collapsing and many people were trapped inside it. Ramdev...
  • Nepal quake: Daughter of Indian embassy employee killed as house collapses April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: An Indian embassy employee's daughter died and wife suffered serious injuries when a house in the mission complex in Kathmandu collapsed during the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal. The nationality of the contract-based mission staff was not immediately known. "A house in our Embassy complex collapsed. Unfortunately, the daughter of...
  • Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body to reach his native place on April 24 evening April 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: The body of Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead during an expedition in the mountains of Argentina last month, will reach his native place in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday evening, it was officially announced in Hyderabad on Thursday. The body will arrive in Delhi...
  • Sushma Swaraj embarks on 5-day visit to Indonesia April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday embarked on a five-day visit to Indonesia to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference, which became the stepping stone for setting up the Non-Aligned Movement during cold war-era. She will also attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of the...
  • Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi enquire about Sushma Swaraj's health April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Setting aside political differences, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul on Monday walked upto External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha and enquired about her well-being. Gandhi walked upto her and had a chat with a smiling Swaraj, who also spoke to the Congress chief. The...
  • Evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions from war-torn Yemen: Sushma Swaraj April 20, 2015

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Lok Sabha on the government's evacuation operation in war-torn Yemen amidst uproar by the Opposition. Sushma said, "Indian government evacuated not just Indians but foreigners too. We evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions." ...
  • Narendra Modi lists his government's initiative, says BJP believes in 'rashtra-neeti', not 'rajneeti' April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to counter the Congress Kisan rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday listed out the initiative taken by his government since it came to power 11 months ago. Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party MPs at a one-day workshop, Modi said, "We believe in 'rashtra-neeti' and not...
  • Sushhma Swaraj conveys security concerns during meeting with North Korea Foreign Minister April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India's security concerns were on Monday conveyed to Ri Su Yong, Foreign Minister of North Korea which has close military ties with Pakistan. Ri, the first ever Foreign Minister from his country to visit India, held discussions with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a "frank and and friendly...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 30, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India. ...
  • News 360: Indians stranded in Yemen will be evacuated via sea route, says MEA March 30, 2015

    Concerned over the safety of Indians in strife-torn Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held an inter-ministerial meeting during which it was decided to evacuate at least 400 nationals from Aden by sea routes on Monday night. ...
  • India sends plane to airlift citizens from Yemen March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen, soon after the government decided to evacuate its citizens amid the chaotic situation in the Gulf country. 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft took off from Delhi at 7:45 AM for Yemen's capital...
  • India to airlift its nationals from Yemen March 29, 2015

    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...
  • Government considering airlifting of Indians stranded in Yemen March 28, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The central government was considering the possibility of airlifting stranded Indians including Keralites from strife-torn Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has informed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Swaraj has informed the state that two ships have been sent to Yemen to rescue the Indians, including Malayalees, who have been stranded...
  • World Bank finds Bhubaneswar best place to do business in India: Sushma Swaraj March 20, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Hailing Odisha for its rich culture, ancient trade links and growth potential, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the World Bank has ranked Bhubaneswar as the best place to do business in India. "The city of Bhubaneswar has a unique distinction of having rich history which goes back...
  • UP: Azam Khan demands lifting of certain restrictions on Haj pilgrims March 12, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Thursday demanded lifting of certain restrictions imposed on Haj pilgrims. In a letter written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, he claimed that last year the Haj Committee of India signed a contract with a company for fooding facilities of pilgrims but despite...
  • India to strongly take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka March 7, 2015

    Colombo: India will strongly take up with Sri Lanka the fishermen issue during delegation-level talks between the two countries, officials said on Saturday. "India and Sri Lanka have been approaching this as a humanitarian matter which is an emotional issue. This is not an issue that can be addressed immediately...
  • Sri Lankan PM warns Indian fishermen they will be shot if they enter Lankan waters March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe has kicked off a storm by asking Indian fishermen to stay on their side of the maritime border otherwise they will be shot at. The remarks came a week ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka. Wickramesinghe said, "If someone...
  • Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan President March 7, 2015

    Colombo: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the first day of her trip to set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian premier in over 25 years. During the meeting, Sirisena...
  • Black money: Luxembourg offers to send financial experts team March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Luxembourg, one of the biggest routes for investments into India, on Monday offered to send a team of experts in New Delhi to brief the government on measures taken by it to curb illegal financial transactions. The offer was conveyed by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to his Indian...
  • Ministry of External Affairs gets 19 per-cent hike in allocation February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The foreign ministry has seen a good hike of 19 per-cent in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 as the main thrust remained towards various development assistance projects implemented by India in neighbouring countries including Bhutan and Afghanistan. While Rs 12,620 crore was given by Finance Minister...
  • 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...
  • Top BJP leaders from J&K meet in Delhi over talks on government formation February 20, 2015

    New Delhi:Top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir held discussions in Delhi on government formation in the state. The BJP and the PDP are still engaged in negotiations as they try to achieve a common minimum program. Senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ram Madhav...
  • India will unveil more reforms in new budget this month: Sushma Swaraj February 18, 2015

    Oman: The new Indian government will unveil more reforms in the coming days, including in the forthcoming budget this month to woo foreign investment and make India a manufacturing destination, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Addressing a gathering of the Indian diaspora in Muscat the Omanese capital, Swaraj said...
  • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Oman for talks with key Gulf nation February 17, 2015

    Muscat: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Tuesday on her first official visit to Oman for talks with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership. This is Swaraj's third visit to the Gulf. She has earlier travelled to Bahrain in September and the United Arab Emirates in November, 2014, indicating the...
  • PM greets Sushma Swaraj on her birthday February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his senior colleague Sushma Swaraj on her birthday on February 14. "Wishing my esteemed colleague & India's External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj ji a very Happy Birthday!," Modi tweeted. Responding to Modi's greetings, Swaraj tweeted "Thank you Narendrabhai for your good wishes. Regards". The External Affairs Minister...
  • 'India, China need to show flexibility to settle border issue' February 11, 2015

    Beijing: Calling on India to adopt a more "pro-active approach" to resolve the boundary issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected May visit to China, a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuseday that both sides need to demonstrate "flexibility and innovation" to reach a settlement especially over Arunachal Pradesh. In...
  • PM Modi asks Indian diplomats to 'shed old mindsets' February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Indian diplomats to "shed old mindsets" and help the country position itself in a leading role, rather than just a balancing force globally. Noting that there were new "actors" and new "threats" to global peace and prosperity, he told India's top diplomats...