SWARAJ

  • Ramdev has a narrow escape, to stay in Nepal for relief work Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • AAP has become a party of dictators like the khap panchayat, says Prashant Bhushan after expulsion 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Going all out to attack the Aam Aadmi Party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal, expelled leader Prashant Bhushan alleged the party is being run by dictators. "AAP has become a party of dictators like the khap panchayat. What has happened is illegal and undemocratic. Dreams have been shattered by...
  • Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi enquire about Sushma Swaraj's health 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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' 1 week ago

    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...
  • All rules will be followed while acting against AAP rebels: Gopal Rai April 16, 2015

    AAP leadership has referred names of rebel leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar to the disciplinary committee. The action comes after the rebel unit announced the formation of the Swaraj Abhiyan, a group within the party to campaign for internal democracy, and also named professor Anand...
  • Professor Anand Kumar will be national convenor of 'Swaraj Abhiyan', says Yogendra Yadav April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: After announcing the formation of the non-political group 'Swaraj Abhiyan' which will try to establish the concept of 'swaraj' and work for strengthening 'alternative politics', Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebel Yogendra Yadav has named professor Anand Kumar the national convenor of the group. "Swaraj Abhiyan will form a working...
  • AAP rebels Bhushan, Yadav start new group for greater transparency, internal democracy April 15, 2015

    Rebel Aam Aadmi Party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have dared party supremo Arvind Kejriwal to throw them out of the party. The rebel leaders held a convention in Gurgaon and has said that they will start a new group within the party called Swaraj Abhiyan for greater transparency...
  • Aam Aadmi Party PAC to decide the fate of rebels Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav today April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of Aam Aadmi Party will meet on Wednesday amidst indications of strong action against dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. The panel is expected to refer the case of Yadav and Bhushan to the disciplinary committee of the party's Delhi unit after the...
  • AAP rebels Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan float Swaraj Abhiyan; no decision on new party April 14, 2015

    Gurgaon: Rebel Aam Aadmi Party faction led by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday stopped short of splitting the party by floating a new group and deciding to take a call on launching a new political outfit after six months. After an eight-hour-long meeting of supporters from various states, a...
  • Yogendra Yadav calls 'Swaraj Samvad' convention a new begining April 14, 2015

    Rebel Aam Aadmi Party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are holding a 'Swaraj Samvad' convention in Gurgaon to decide on their future in the party. Yadav said, "This is a new beginning. It is an open dialogue. I expect a firm decision at the end of the meeting. I...
  • AAP rebels Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan hold meet, party warns action against attendees April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the rift within the Aam Aadmi Party is out in the open, rebel members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will be holding a 'Swaraj Samvad' convention in Gurgaon on Tuesday to decide on their future in the party. The event is taking place even as the...
  • 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

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  • 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...
  • Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty to be renamed Swaraj Bhoomi to honour Lokmanya Tilak March 19, 2015

    The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to rename the area at Girgaum Chowpatty in the city where veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was cremated, as 'Swaraj Bhoomi'. ...
  • Mumbai: Girgaum Chowpatty to be renamed Swaraj Bhoomi to honour Bal Gangadhar Tilak March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to rename the area at Girgaum Chowpatty in the city where veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was cremated, as 'Swaraj Bhoomi'. "Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has accepted a proposal in this regard by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation," a senior government official...
  • 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...
  • Prashant Bhushan flays one person-centric campaign, calls for 'swaraj' within AAP March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Crisis deepened in Aam Aadmi Party with senior leader Prashant Bhushan accusing the party of running a "one person-centric" campaign revolving around Arvind Kejriwal during the Delhi elections contrary to its principles. Bhushan said the 'one person-centric' campaign was making the party look like other conventional parties and called...