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India responds to Pakistan's letter, foreign ministers to meet soon

After newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting that bilateral talks between India and Pakistan be resumed, New Delhi has responded.

15 Sep 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and held a fruitful discussion with him on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, defense, and IT.

14 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

PM Modi wants BJP CMs to shun nepotism

Chief Ministers of BJP governed states have been advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shun nepotism while giving party tickets and consult him before traveling abroad.

14 Sep 2018


Sushma Swaraj reaches Moscow to co-chair key bilateral meeting

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached Moscow yesterday on a two-day visit to co-chair key bilateral meeting and talks with Russian leadership to boost "special privileged strategic partnership".

11 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

China promises to hit back if Trump imposes new tariffs

China on Monday promised retaliation if US President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties.

10 Sep 2018


Must ensure Africa doesn't become 'theater of rival ambitions': Swaraj

India will work with Africa to keep the oceans open for benefit of all nations, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, asserting that the two sides must work together to ensure that the second largest continent doesn't again turn into a "theater of rival ambitions".

12 Aug 2018


Encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers around North-Doklam: Parliamentary panel

India should encourage Bhutan to ensure an increase in the deployment of soldiers around Northern Doklam in the Sikkim sector to check China's military activities in the sensitive region, a parliamentary panel suggested.

05 Aug 2018


Uzbekistan: Swaraj pays floral tributes at Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj paid floral tributes at the bust of India's second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at his memorial in the Uzbek capital.

03 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Swaraj arrives in Kazakhstan, interacts with Indian community

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today praised the Kazakh people for their warmth in welcoming the Indian diaspora as she interacted with the Indian community living in Kazakhstan.

31 Jul 2018


Modi congratulates Imran Khan on phone, talks about development, peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, on Monday, to congratulate him on his victory in the recently concluded general elections.

29 Jul 2018


Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC

Central government employees may soon be able to go abroad on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), top officials said today.

26 Jul 2018


Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

Neha Rastogi worked with Apple and lived in Silicon Valley. She had a good education, an illustrious career, a four-year-old daughter and an abusive husband.

25 Jul 2018


India to shut down camp-office in Nepal on August 1

India yesterday said a camp-office of its embassy in Nepal's Biratnagar will be officially closed from August 1 as per the request made by the Nepalese Government.

22 Jul 2018

Emmanuel Macron

RaGa's statement in LS on Rafale pricing 'childish': UP Minister

Uttar Pradesh Minister Srikant Sharma today termed Congress President Rahul Gandhi's statement on the pricing of fighter jet Rafale in the Lok Sabha during the no-trust motion against the NDA government as "childish".

20 Jul 2018

Maneka Gandhi

Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled

An official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has said passports of eight NRI husbands, who abandoned their wives, have been canceled and lookout notices against them issued.

18 Jul 2018


Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt

The government is engaged with relevant authorities abroad to explore ways to bring back the Kohinoor diamond and other Indian antiquities, Union Minister VK Singh said today.

12 Jul 2018


Delhi: British MP denied entry into India on arrival

British Parliamentarian Lord Alexander Carlile was yesterday denied entry into India on his arrival in New Delhi for not having an appropriate Indian visa, Ministry of External Affairs said.

10 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

IIT professor in trouble after Chinese wife leaves with kid

Caught in a sticky wicket, an IIT-Madras professor appealed to Delhi HC to get custody of his son, who lives with his Chinese mother.

05 Jul 2018


Taiwan' is now 'Chinese Taipei' on Air India website

National carrier Air India changed the name of Taiwan to Chinese Taipei on its website, following instructions from the government.

03 Jul 2018


1,500 Indians on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stranded in Nepal landslides

More than 1,500 Indian pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarovar are stranded in Nepal after landslides caused by heavy rains.

02 Jul 2018

South Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit India next week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in would arrive in India next week on a four-day visit, during which he will hold talks with PM Narendra Modi on several issues, including the situation on the Korean peninsula and ways to boost bilateral trade and defense cooperation.

30 Jun 2018


2 Gujarat fishermen released by Pakistan being brought back home

Two fishermen from Gujarat, who were languishing in a Pakistan jail, have been released and are on their way home to Vadodara, an official said today.

28 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

165-days-abroad: PM Modi's foreign trips cost Rs. 355 cr

Since he took office in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips cost Rs. 355 crore, an RTI reply revealed.

28 Jun 2018


Swaraj, Pompeo agree to reschedule postponed US-India 2+2 dialogue soon

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her American counterpart Mike Pompeo have agreed to reschedule the postponed "2+2 dialogue" at a mutually convenient time and location as soon as possible.

27 Jun 2018

Indian Army

Army Chief dubs UN-report on human-rights violations in J&K 'motivated'

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today slammed the UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, dubbing it as "motivated".

26 Jun 2018


Twist in Lucknow case: Tanvi Seth's passport may be seized

The case of interfaith couple Tanvi Seth and Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, who accused a Lucknow passport officer of harassment, has taken a twist.

17 Jun 2018


Seychelles calls off key military-deal with India before president's visit

Weeks before a New Delhi visit, Seychelles President Danny Faure called off a significant defense deal that would have allowed India to expand its strategic reach in the Indian Ocean.

14 Jun 2018


Harassment of wives: Government-panel proposes strict rules for NRI husbands

An inter-department panel has proposed strict measures to check abandonment of Indian wives by NRIs.

11 Jun 2018


First batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with 60 pilgrims flagged-off

The first batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2018 was flagged off today in Delhi by Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh.

07 Jun 2018


To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours

Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday directed that all NRI marriages should be registered within 48 hours of the ceremony, failing which visas and passports won't be issued.

06 Jun 2018


UK-India Bilateral Seminar on Aviation Security begins in New Delhi

Amid the ever-changing security dynamics in the aviation sector and the complexities associated with it, officials and experts from both India and the United Kingdom met in Delhi yesterday.

02 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi visits Hindu, Buddhist temples and mosque in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on three-day Singapore tour, visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and a mosque in Chinatown today, demonstrating the age-old people-to-people contact between India and Singapore.

01 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi meets Singapore PM and President, receives 'guard of honor'

PM Narendra Modi today met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation specially in trade, investment, connectivity, innovation and technology.

31 May 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi arrives in Singapore, last leg of three-nation trip

PM Narendra Modi today arrived in Singapore on the last leg of his three-nation tour to hold talks with the country's top leadership and deliver a keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue.

31 May 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.

30 May 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi begins Indonesia visit; pays homage to martyrs

PM Narendra Modi today began his Indonesia visit by laying a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, paying homage to martyrs of the country's independence struggle.

Runaway Indian likely to return from Pakistan via Wagah border

A man who had run away from his home from Madhya Pradesh and landed in a jail in Pakistan five years ago after he inadvertently strayed across the border, is expected to return to India today.

23 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

MEA Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to discuss bilateral ties.

20 Apr 2018


India doubles contribution to Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced doubling of India's contribution to the Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation and stressed the need to focus on providing developmental assistance to small island states, the External Affairs Ministry said.

Get faster 'Out-of-Turn' Passports without extra fee

The NDA government has continued to make the process of getting passports easier. One change it has introduced is police verification after issuance of passport.

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