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Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairperson RS Sharma on Sunday said that telecom companies cannot sidestep accountability on poor service quality by citing free voice calls.

01 Mar 2020


'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation

As an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease heightens fears in Iran, Indian students stranded in the country have appealed for evacuation.

27 Feb 2020

Raveesh Kumar

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

2 prominent institutes renamed in former MEA Sushma Swaraj's honor

The Central government on Thursday announced its decision to rename two prominent institutes in the honor of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

11 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled for a 2-day visit to India from February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.

16 Jan 2020

Pakistan News

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the annual meeting of the council of heads of the government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be hosted in New Delhi later this year.

09 Jan 2020

Article 370

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.

05 Jan 2020

Pakistan News

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

Two days after the outrageous attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh youth was killed in the nation's northwestern city of Peshawar.

04 Jan 2020

Saudi Arabia

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

25 Dec 2019


Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

Recently, a Karnataka man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting blasphemous messages online.

13 Dec 2019


Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.

12 Dec 2019


CAB aftermath: Bangladesh's foreign minister cancels India visit, MEA responds

The sharp words which Union Home Minister Amit Shah used to describe the minorities' condition in neighboring countries ruffled Bangladesh's feathers. The country's foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said no one is treated unfairly.

10 Dec 2019

Lok Sabha

MEA dismisses US Commission's statement on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Ministry of External Affairs is unhappy with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) after it issued a statement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

07 Dec 2019


'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

Days after announcing a new nation by the name of Kailaasa, controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda is making headlines yet again.

04 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI

The Ministry of External Affairs has been chided for delaying the response to an RTI seeking information about the 2018 launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Exam Warriors'.

22 Nov 2019


Japanese student found dead at IIT-Guwahati; police suspect suicide

In a tragic incident, a Japanese student was found dead at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) on Thursday.

22 Nov 2019


Police says Nithyananda fled country; government has no formal information

On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said that it has no formal information on self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda fleeing the country.

14 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

Brazilian President to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations next year, and the latter has graciously accepted the same.

07 Nov 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

On Thursday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was granted permission by the Ministry of External Affairs to travel through the Kartarpur Corridor, sources said.

02 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

'Swasdee PM Modi': PM Modi addresses Indian community in Bangkok

A short while ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok for an event titled 'Sawasdee PM Modi', where he addressed the Indian diaspora.

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.

10 Oct 2019


Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

India has taken a strong offense at Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks on Kashmir, which he made on Wednesday during his meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

30 Sep 2019


Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

In a snub to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan has decided to invite former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the inauguration ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor, due to be held in November.

15 Sep 2019


21 killed in 2,050 ceasefire-violations by Pakistan in 2019: MEA

The Pakistani Army resorted to more than 2,050 cases of unprovoked ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) this year, in which 21 Indian civilians lost their lives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.

13 Sep 2019


Imran Khan to hold mega rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today

Amid brewing tensions between India and Pakistan, the latter nation's Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to hold a "big jalsa" or public gathering to "express solidarity" towards residents of Kashmir.

10 Sep 2019


India, Pakistan to counter each other on Kashmir-matter in Geneva

Hostile neighbors India and Pakistan are expected to square off on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in Geneva on Tuesday, where the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being held.

03 Sep 2019


Kulbhushan Jadhav under pressure to repeat Pakistan's false narrative: India

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer of India, is under extreme pressure to parrot Pakistan's false narrative, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

02 Sep 2019


Pakistan, terrorism, and J&K restrictions: Highlights of Foreign Minister's interview

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar sat down for an interview with Politico, and the conversation revolved around Pakistan, the terrorism it sponsors and the restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.

08 Aug 2019


Article 370 internal matter: India tells Pakistan to review decision

A day after Islamabad downgraded diplomatic relations with India, New Delhi on Thursday urged it to review the decision, saying Article 370 is an internal matter.

07 Aug 2019

Sushma Swaraj

Ansari's homecoming to rescuing people: How Sushma Swaraj touched lives

She opened the doors of external affairs ministry for the common man, she showed how to use social media for solving citizens' woes, and she set an example for all.

07 Aug 2019


#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Leaders across the world pay tributes to Sushma Swaraj

The sudden demise of BJP stalwart and former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, has come as a shock to many leaders not only in India but across the world.

23 Jul 2019


Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

Hours after the United States President Donald Trump made a tall claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "requested" him to "mediate" on Kashmir dispute, India refuted it.

21 Jul 2019


India asks Iran to release 18 Indian sailors in custody

India is in talks with the Iranian government to secure the release of 18 Indian sailors aboard a British oil tanker captured by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.

29 Jun 2019


Sushma Swaraj swiftly vacates government residence, wins netizens' heart

About a month after the new Narendra Modi government was sworn in, former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has vacated her official residence in central Delhi.

01 Jun 2019


Proud to follow on Sushma Swaraj's footsteps: Foreign Minister Jaishankar

Newly-appointed External Affairs Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in his first tweet after taking charge, said that he was "proud to follow on the footsteps" of senior BJP leader and his predecessor Sushma Swaraj.

29 Apr 2019


Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation

Muslim women in Sri Lanka won't be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public starting today under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

11 Apr 2019


43 days after airstrikes, Pakistan takes media to Balakot

On Wednesday, Pakistan took a bunch of international media personnel and foreign diplomats to a seminary in Balakot, which was attacked by Indian Air Force jets on February 26.

03 Apr 2019


India seeks access to Kulbhushan, demands repatriation of 400 prisoners

The External Affairs Ministry issued a note verbale to Pakistan High Commission on Tuesday seeking access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been arrested on charges of espionage.

31 Mar 2019

Russia News

Stop interfering in Venezuela crisis, Russia warns Washington

Russia yesterday warned Washington to stop interfering in the stand-off between Venezuela's government and the opposition movement, and once again defended its decision to send personnel to the country.

30 Mar 2019


India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

India and the United States yesterday underlined the need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil.

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