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24 Mar 2019

South Africa

Indian Navy rescued over 192 people in cyclone-hit Mozambique: MEA

As part of its relief operations in cyclone-hit Mozambique, the Indian Navy rescued more than 192 people and provided assistance to 1,381 people in medical camps set up by it, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said.

19 Mar 2019


One of seven Indian engineers, abducted by Taliban, returns home

Ten months after being kidnapped in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, one of the seven Indian nationals has safely returned to India, the External Affairs Ministry said today.

14 Mar 2019


India "disappointed" as China blocks move on Masood Azhar again

China blocked UN Security Council from designating Jaish-e-Mohammed founder, Masood Azhar, a global terrorist for the fourth time on Thursday.

28 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

The government asked Pakistan to ensure an immediate and safe return of an IAF pilot the neighboring country captured after air combat on Wednesday morning.

27 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

India slams Pakistan over 'vulgar display' of injured IAF pilot

After confirming that a missing Indian Air Force pilot was in Pakistan's custody, the Indian Government has strongly objected to the "vulgar display" of the injured personnel by Pakistan.

27 Feb 2019

Indian Army

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.

23 Feb 2019


India invited to Islamic nations' conclave after 50 years

India has, for the first time in five decades, received an invitation to be the 'guest of honor' at the foreign ministers' conclave of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - an organization of powerful Muslim-majority countries.

17 Feb 2019


After Pulwama attack, security of five separatist leaders withdrawn

The Indian government on Sunday announced it has withdrawn security of five separatist leaders of Jammu and Kashmir after the barbaric Pulwama attack on CRPF in which 40 soldiers lost their lives.

Cornered after Pulwama attack, coward Pakistan cries conspiracy

Terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed took responsibility for the horrendous Pulwama attack, India slammed Pakistan for nurturing notorious organizations and the United States asked it to do away with its safe havens.

15 Feb 2019


China blocks India's bid to declare Masood as global-terrorist, again

On Friday, China refused to back India's bid in the United Nations to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, despite the organization taking responsibility for the deadly Pulwama attack.

05 Feb 2019


Indian 'students', who enrolled in fake US university, return home

Days after the United States Homeland Security busted a 'pay-to-stay' scam and detained nearly 129 Indian students, several others who also enrolled in the fake university are returning home, reports HT.

02 Feb 2019

New Jersey

129 Indian 'students' arrested in US 'pay-to-stay' visa scam

The US authorities have arrested 129 Indian 'students' for enrolling themselves in a fake university to extend their stay in the country.

15 Jan 2019


Bomb blast kills Indian in Afghanistan, MEA condemns 'cowardly attack'

An Indian national was among those killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan's capital yesterday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said and called for the perpetrators of the assault as well as those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously.

08 Jan 2019


Vikram Misri takes charge as India's new envoy to China

India's new ambassador to China Vikram Misri took charge of the post yesterday, and met top Chinese officials during which they discussed Sino-India ties.

22 Dec 2018


Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said.

21 Dec 2018


Woman, for whom Ansari went to Pakistan, testified for him

The woman, for whom Hamid Ansari, entered Pakistan illegally and was arrested there, testified for him in the court hoping to facilitate his release, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.

19 Dec 2018


Meri madam mahaan: Teary-eyed Hamid Ansari, mother meet Sushma Swaraj

The scenes in Delhi were emotional on Wednesday after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Hamid Ansari and his mother.

13 Dec 2018


President Ram Nath Kovind visits Shri Kali temple in Myanmar

President Ram Nath Kovind today visited a temple of goddess Kali in Yangon, Myanmar.

12 Dec 2018


482 Indian fishermen languishing in Pakistan-jails, 18 in Lanka: MEA

A total of 500 Indian fishermen are languishing in various jails of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Lok Sabha was told today.

23 Nov 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj meets Laotian counterpart Kommasith; holds bilateral talks

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith and held wide-ranging talks to enhance cooperation in key areas like defense, trade, energy, and agriculture.

20 Nov 2018


Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that she will not contest the elections.

16 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

India bonds with Senegal over clean energy, gifts two e-rickshaws

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today handed over two e-rickshaws to the Ambassador of Senegal in New Delhi to symbolize the partnership between the two countries in the clean energy sector.

15 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi participates in ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today participated in the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore and underlined the need for maritime cooperation and centrality of trade for the prosperity of the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

10 Nov 2018

Xi Jinping

Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech today saying it was the "basis of civilization", after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong's Literary Festival, to be held till tomorrow.

10 Nov 2018


Man sentenced for sending mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers

A Swedish man was convicted of attempted murder yesterday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and threatening letters to lawmakers in Sweden, including government members.

03 Nov 2018

North Korea

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons development

A day after it was reported that North Korea was readying its nuclear sites for foreign inspection, Pyongyang has threatened to resume testing and development of nuclear weapons if the US does not lift economic sanctions against it.

Bus-service with Pakistan won't change our stand on Kashmir: China

China today sought to defend the proposed bus-service with Pakistan through PoK, saying its cooperation with Pakistan has nothing to do with the territorial dispute and will not change its principled stance on the Kashmir issue.

29 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi asks Japanese businessmen to engage more with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Tokyo on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, asked Japanese businessmen to engage more with India as he interacted with top business leaders from the two countries at a forum.

27 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

External Affairs Minister Swaraj to visit Qatar, Kuwait from Oct-28

Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will travel to Qatar and Kuwait from October 28 to 31 in pursuit of India's objective of enhanced engagement with the Gulf region.

24 Oct 2018

South Korea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored with Seoul Peace Prize

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.

14 Oct 2018


#CareerBytes: List of government websites to follow for UPSC preparation

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

08 Oct 2018

South China Sea

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

China and the US are set to hold high-level talks in Beijing, China to reduce the spiraling trade and military tensions between the world's two largest economies.

07 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Railways to run Allahabad-Delhi special trains to ferry Pravasi delegates

The Indian Railways has firmed up plans to run special 'Pravasi Bharti' trains between Allahabad and Delhi to ferry delegates of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from the Kumbh Mela in time for the Republic Day event in the national capital, sources said.

03 Oct 2018


India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' to help tsunami-hit Indonesia

India has launched a massive operation to provide assistance to the earthquake-tsunami victims in Indonesia, dispatching two aircraft and three naval ships carrying relief material to the country, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said today.

27 Sep 2018


Swaraj meets her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, discusses US sanctions

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and discussed bilateral issues, including the US's sanctions against the major crude exporter that are set to be implemented in November.

26 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan court summons all witnesses in Sarabjit's murder case

A court in Pakistan today summoned all the witnesses next month in the murder case of Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who was killed by his fellow prisoners in 2013.

24 Sep 2018


Maldives: Opposition leader wins Presidential polls, India hopes for better-ties

In a major blow to the authoritarian rule in the Maldives, veteran lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory in the Presidential polls, and India hopes this will bring a new dawn to the strained relationship between the two countries.

23 Sep 2018


Inform foreigners, OCIs about blacklisting in advance: HC to Center

The Delhi High Court has deprecated the "disturbing and unreasonable" practice of authorities of not informing Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders or foreigners in advance about they being blacklisted.

23 Sep 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj reaches New York to attend 73rd UNGA session

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has reached New York to represent India at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

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