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  • PM meets BJP MPs from Madhya Pradesh 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met party MPs from Madhya Pradesh and asked them to be proactive in raising public issues in national interest and take the bold initiatives of the government before the public. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is also an MP from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh...
  • John Kerry meets Narendra Modi in prelude to Washington summit 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a prelude to the summit meeting between US President Barack Obama and Modi in Washington in September. Kerry's meeting with Modi at the Prime Minister's House, 7, Race Course Road, comes...
  • Modi-Kerry meet today amidst tension over snooping row 20 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place on Friday. Friday's meeting holds significance as it will create ground for Modi's first visit to US as Indian PM in September. "In weeks to come, we will take...
  • India, US stress on strategic ties but tensions remain 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership. After a day of meetings in New Delhi seen as a preparation for...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? Yesterday

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry Yesterday

    On his 3-day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry Yesterday

    New Delhi: In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". "I told him that both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails Yesterday

    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...
  • John Kerry, Sushma Swaraj co-chair fifth Indo-US strategic dialogue Yesterday

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue during which the two sides discussed "transformative initiatives" in key areas of security and energy. Security concerns, counter terrorism, enhancing trade and investment and cooperation on energy remained some...
  • Indo-US strategic dialogue to take place today Yesterday

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday will begin his official visit by meeting the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday morning. Kerry will also be meeting Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley before co-chairing the Indo-US strategic dialogue with External...
  • John Kerry arrives in India for strategic dialogue 2 days ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday to hold the 5th Indo-US Strategic Dialogue on Thursday during which India will be raising the issues of snooping by the US' NSA and terrorism even as the two sides will explore "transformative initiatives" in key areas such as...
  • US's John Kerry leaves for India for a 3-day visit 2 days ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is accompanying Kerry on his trip, said...
  • Sushma Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya 3 days ago

    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...
  • Ensure safe return of Indians from Libya, Jaganmohan Reddy urges Centre 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday requested the Centre's intervention for ensuring the safe return of Indian nationals stranded in strife-hit Libya. In a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Jagan, the Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, quoted media reports that over 1,000...
  • 118 Kerala nurses in Libya want to return 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 118 Kerala nurses working in Libya want to return home in India, said a Kerala government official on Tuesday. Speaking to an agency, P Sudeep, chief executive officer of Norka (the state agency that looks after the welfare of non-resident Keralites), said the agency has opened a...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry 3 days ago

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth annual...
  • India's mission in Tripoli advises all Indian nationals to leave Libya 4 days ago

    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...
  • Nepal parliament panel okays energy deal with India 5 days ago

    A parliamentary panel in Nepal on Sunday asked the government to sign as soon as possible a "Power Trade Agreement" (PTA) with India under which New Delhi has proposed 100 percent Indian investment or joint ventures with Indian entities in the Himalayan country's power sector. Both sides held marathon negotiations during...
  • Sushma Swaraj describes her first Nepal visit as 'very successful' 5 days ago

    Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday described her three-day visit to Nepal as very successful during which the two neighbours agreed to finalise the text of a power trade deal and "review and adjust" a crucial treaty of 1950 to reflect current realities. "It was a very successful trip...
  • India, Nepal agree to review 1950 Treaty of Peace and Friendship 5 days ago

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to "review" and adjust" the Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1950 to reflect the current realities. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Indo-Nepal Joint Commission co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey....
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Nepali leaders as joint commission meet starts 6 days ago

    The third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission at the foreign minstry-level started here on Saturday after a hiatus of 23 years. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Kathmandu on Friday evening, jointly inaugurated the meeting with her Nepali counterpart, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman of the Indian...
  • Centre to back 157 people, including Indians detained by Australia 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday said it will take back all its citizens, detained onboard a boat seized by Australia, but a decision on other nationals will be taken as per international law and convention after ascertaining their identity. A Home Ministry spokesperson said as per current policy, India will take...
  • In Nepal, Sushma takes up range of issues including trade and investment 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: Looking at further expanding bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held talks with her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey here on a range of issues and resolved to push for more cooperation in areas such as trade, investment and security. At the outset, Pandey warmly greeted Swaraj...
  • We have to deliver quickly: Sushma Swaraj 1 week ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said living up to people's expectations is a big challenge for Modi government as those "who give a mandate with so many aspirations don't have much patience" and it has to "deliver quickly". "We have to deliver and...
  • Sushma to visit Nepal to revive Joint Commission after 23 years 1 week ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will head to Nepal on Friday to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighbours and to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. Swaraj will reach Nepal on Friday evening for a three-day official visit at...
  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact July 24, 2014

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on his...
  • Is PM Modi god to give occasional darshan in Parliament: Kharge to Swaraj July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: "Is Prime Minister a god that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday. The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's...
  • 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...
  • Uproar over Gaza: Rajya Sabha adjourned twice during Question Hour July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress-led Opposition on Thursday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over a discussion on violence in Gaza not being listed in the day's agenda, leading to two adjournments during the Question Hour. As soon as the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari said...
  • RS Chairman rejects Centre's demand, agrees to discuss Gaza in House July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Union government, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Hamid Ansari has rejected the Centre's demand not to hold a discussion on Gaza violence in the House. Ansari said there will be a discussion on the issue but in consultation with the government. While the Opposition wanted...