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19 Jun 2022


Jaishankar on Prophet row: People's sensibilities and sensitivities were impacted

After the recent controversy over two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders' controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated on Saturday that "people's sensibilities and sensitivities were impacted."

18 Jun 2022


Kabul: Multiple blasts in gurdwara after gunmen kill guard

At least two explosions were reported from a gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday.

06 Jun 2022

Arun Singh

Unwarranted, narrow-minded comments: MEA's critical response to OIC's statement

India slammed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday for its "unwarranted" comments on suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma's remarks on Prophet Muhammed in a TV news debate.

02 Jun 2022


First time since Taliban takeover, Indian delegation visits Kabul

In a first since the Taliban's capture of power in Afghanistan, a high-level Indian delegation headed by a senior diplomat is currently on a visit to Kabul to oversee the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the country.

14 May 2022


Ukraine: India to reopen embassy in Kyiv from May 17

India has announced that its consulate in Ukraine will reopen on Tuesday in the country's capital of Kyiv, the Ministry of External Affairs stated.

11 May 2022

Sri Lanka

India not sending troops to Sri Lanka: Indian High Commission

The Indian High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday firmly denied rumors that New Delhi was sending soldiers to Sri Lanka.

Centre denies asking Bharat Biotech to address WHO's COVAXIN suspension

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday denied reports that it had asked Bharat Biotech to address issues to avoid the cancellation of the World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency approval for its COVAXIN.

09 Apr 2022


Toronto: Indian student shot dead, family alleges no government assistance

The family of 21-year-old Kartik Vasudev—who was shot dead in Canada's Toronto on Thursday—claimed no assistance had been provided so far by the Canadian and Indian governments even after 48 hours of the incident while demanding justice for their dead son.

24 Mar 2022


China's comments on J&K in Pakistan 'uncalled for,' says India

India on Wednesday "rejected" the "uncalled reference" to Jammu and Kashmir by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his speech in Pakistan.

14 Mar 2022


Canada: Five Indian students killed, two injured in road-accident

Five Indian students were killed in a road accident and two others were seriously injured in Canada on Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday.

03 Mar 2022


Ukraine: India denies claims that citizens in Kharkiv are held "hostages"

India on Thursday denied that its citizens are being kept hostage in the eastern city of Kharkiv in Ukraine, as claimed by Russia.

02 Mar 2022


Over 1,300 Indians evacuated from Ukraine in last 24 hours

India has evacuated 1,377 of its citizens from war-hit Ukraine under the flagship Operation Ganga mission in the last 24 hours, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar said on Wednesday.

01 Mar 2022


India to send humanitarian aid to war-hit Ukraine

India on Tuesday will send the first consignment of humanitarian aid and relief supplies to Ukraine at the request of the latter.

25 Feb 2022


MEA teams to evacuate Indians from Ukraine's land borders

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is sending teams to the land borders of Ukraine to help evacuate Indian nationals stranded in the country.

20 Feb 2022


India advises citizens to leave Ukraine amid Russian invasion fears

Amid heightening tension between Russia and Ukraine, India has asked its citizens, including students, to leave Ukraine if their stay is "not essential."

12 Feb 2022


Karnataka students offer namaz in school classroom amid hijab row

A video showing Muslim students offering namaz (Islamic prayers) inside a classroom of a government school in Karnataka has surfaced on social media.

08 Feb 2022

South Korea

South Korea 'regrets offense' after Hyundai Pakistan's Kashmir post

The government of South Korea on Tuesday said it "regretted the offence caused to the people of India" with regards to the controversy over Hyundai's social media posts.

28 Dec 2021


SFJ member Multani arrested in Germany over Ludhiana court blast

The police in Germany have reportedly arrested Jaswinder Singh Multani, a prominent member of the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), for his alleged involvement in a blast in a Ludhiana court last week.

17 Dec 2021


Modi receives Bhutan's highest civilian award for 'unconditional support'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday awarded Bhutan's highest civilian award, the Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo or the Order of The Druk Gyalpo.

16 Oct 2021


2 Hindu men killed in Bangladesh violence; toll reaches 6

Two Hindu men have been killed in Bangladesh, police officials said, marking fresh casualties in the ongoing communal violence in the neighboring country.

15 Oct 2021


'Disturbing': India slams attacks during Durga Puja in Bangladesh

India has condemned the recent communal violence during Durga Puja celebrations in the neighboring Bangladesh, terming it "disturbing."

11 Sep 2021


India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

India and Australia on Saturday began a high-level foreign and defense ministerial dialogue aimed at further ramping up their overall defense and strategic cooperation including in the Indo-Pacific amid China's increasing military assertiveness in the region.

02 Sep 2021


No decision yet on recognizing Taliban government in Afghanistan: MEA

Two days after establishing the first diplomatic contact with the Taliban, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that it is too early to decide whether to give any recognition to the Taliban government.

02 Sep 2021


Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit three central European countries, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, in a four-day tour from September 2-5.

31 Aug 2021


India holds meeting with Taliban, first since Kabul fall

India's Ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met a representative of the Taliban in Doha on Tuesday.

27 Aug 2021


India deflects question on recognition to Taliban after Afghanistan takeover

The central government on Friday said that currently there was no clarity on the formation of a government in Afghanistan since the Taliban's takeover.

24 Aug 2021


78 people, evacuated from Afghanistan, land in Delhi today

A special Air India flight carrying 78 people, including 25 Indian nationals, reached New Delhi from Tajikistan's Dushanbe on Tuesday.

22 Aug 2021


Afghanistan: IAF evacuates 168 from Kabul; flight reaches Delhi

Amid a chaotic situation in Afghanistan, India evacuated 168 individuals from Kabul via a special repatriation flight.

13 Jul 2021

PNB Scam

Dominican court grants bail to Mehul Choksi on medical grounds

In a setback for Indian agencies, fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi was granted bail by a Dominican court on medical grounds, allowing him to travel to Antigua for treatment.

YouTuber Karl Rock blacklisted for violating visa norms, says MHA

Karl Rock, a YouTuber of New Zealand origin, had claimed that the Indian government blacklisted him without specifying any reason and had canceled his visa last year after he left India to travel to Dubai and Pakistan.

16 Mar 2021

Delhi High Court

Wife seeks mortal remains of Hindu man buried in Saudi

A peculiar case came up before the Delhi HC on Tuesday wherein the mortal remains of a Hindu man, an Indian citizen, were wrongly buried in Saudi Arabia as per Muslim rites due to incorrect translation of his religion on the death certificate by Indian Consulate officials in Jeddah.

09 Mar 2021

Farmers Protest

'Gross Interference'; India summons UK envoy over farm laws debate

The central government on Tuesday summoned the British High Commissioner in India to express its disapproval over the recent discussions on farmers' protest and press freedom in the United Kingdom Parliament.

04 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

Lata Mangeshkar speaks on global support for farmers' protests

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Wednesday joined Indian personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgn, supporting the government's stand on the ongoing farmers' protests, saying that the country is capable of solving problems amicably.

03 Feb 2021

Farmers Protest

'Ascertain facts,' says MEA as global figures support farmers' protest

On Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) urged international icons to ascertain facts and understand the issue before commenting on matters pertaining to India.

02 Feb 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

India allocates Rs. 7,148 crore as aid for several countries

India, on Monday, set aside over Rs. 7,100 crore in its Union Budget for 2021-22 as development assistance for several countries, with Bhutan getting the maximum allocation of Rs. 3,004 crore while Rs. 100 crore will be given to the Chabahar Port project in Iran.

01 Feb 2021


Myanmar military promises election in a year

Myanmar's military has announced it will hold a new election at the end of a one-year state of emergency it declared on Monday when it seized control of the country and reportedly detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

26 Jan 2021


Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.

18 Jan 2021

India China Border

Reports of Chinese village in Arunachal; India on 'constant watch'

India is keeping a "constant watch" on all developments having a bearing on national security, the central government said on Monday amid reports of fresh Chinese construction activity in Arunachal Pradesh.

10 Jan 2021

Republic Day

Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report

The President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will reportedly be the chief guest at India's Republic Day event later this month.

18 Dec 2020


India, China continue talks amid border row, call for disengagement

Months into the India-China border row, both nations held another round of talks to resolve the conflict.

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