External Affairs Minister

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Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

04 Sep 2020

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

As tensions are flaring up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Wei Fenghi, China's Defense Minister, has sought a meeting with India's Rajnath Singh, in Moscow, PTI reported citing people in the know.

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

01 Sep 2020

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

On the day the Indian government admitted that China engaged in yet another transgression in Eastern Ladakh, NSA Ajit Doval held a key meeting with high-ranked officials, where it was decided more troops will be deployed in the volatile area to thwart the neighbor's mischievous attempts.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

13 Mar 2020

Karnataka man, who died of coronavirus, had hypertension and asthma

A 76-year-old man in Karnataka died due to coronavirus and became the first COVID-19 fatality in India. The elderly also suffered from hypertension and asthma, the Health Ministry confirmed.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP stalwart cremated with state honors, daughter performs rites

07 Aug 2019

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP stalwart cremated with state honors, daughter performs rites

Sushma Swaraj, India's revered External Affairs Minister and one of the tallest leaders of BJP, was cremated at Lodhi crematorium on Wednesday with complete state honors.

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

07 Aug 2019

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.

Hours before death, Swaraj asked Salve to collect Rs.1 fee

07 Aug 2019

Hours before death, Swaraj asked Salve to collect Rs.1 fee

As the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj won hearts with her compassion and approachable attitude. Naturally, her demise on Tuesday night shocked everyone.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

07 Aug 2019

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

Kashmir dispute can't be solved bilaterally: Imran after meeting Trump

23 Jul 2019

Kashmir dispute can't be solved bilaterally: Imran after meeting Trump

After India denied seeking mediation help from US President Donald Trump to resolve the Kashmir issue, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said the matter can't be solved "bilaterally".

Sushma Swaraj swiftly vacates government residence, wins netizens' heart

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.

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

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.

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

13 May 2019

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

After Nirav Modi's bail rejection, PM says "Chowkidar is alert"

21 Mar 2019

After Nirav Modi's bail rejection, PM says "Chowkidar is alert"

Fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, who is the prime accused in the Rs. 13,000 crore PNB fraud, was denied bail by a UK court on Wednesday. He will stay in prison till March 29.

PM Modi won't attend SAARC Summit, Sushma Swaraj clarifies

28 Nov 2018

PM Modi won't attend SAARC Summit, Sushma Swaraj clarifies

Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, has clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Pakistan until cross-border terrorism is stopped.

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

20 Sep 2018

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.

#KeralaFloods: How to retrieve lost/damaged documents, Aadhaar, ID proofs

24 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: How to retrieve lost/damaged documents, Aadhaar, ID proofs

Although the situation in Kerala is reaching normalcy as rehab operations are currently underway, but the destruction of lives, property, and assets it has resulted in is tremendous, and disheartening.

Crucial to propagate, conserve Hindi in its pure form: Swaraj

19 Aug 2018

Crucial to propagate, conserve Hindi in its pure form: Swaraj

It's crucial to protect, propagate, and conserve Hindi in its pure form as language and culture are interconnected, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at the 11th World Hindi Conference which began in Mauritius's capital Port Louis yesterday by paying tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

16 Aug 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee died today after being admitted at AIIMS for nearly nine weeks.

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

16 Aug 2018

#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee is battling illness and age, his niece Kanti Mishra said she wanted to hear him speak one more time. This is precisely the emotion of the nation which rallied behind Vajpayee and adored him for decades.

What's happening against women under Modi hasn't happened in 3,000-years:RaGa

08 Aug 2018

What's happening against women under Modi hasn't happened in 3,000-years:RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at BJP yesterday, claiming what is happening against women during PM Narendra Modi's tenure hasn't happened in the last 3,000 years in India.

Uzbekistan: Swaraj pays floral tributes at Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial

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.

Hearing only harsh language these days, Sushma Swaraj tweets

11 Jul 2018

Hearing only harsh language these days, Sushma Swaraj tweets

On Tuesday, Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter the External Affairs Minister was only listening to harsh language these days, a comment which shows the viciousness of trolls.

42% approve of vile messages Sushma Swaraj received. RIP humanity!

01 Jul 2018

42% approve of vile messages Sushma Swaraj received. RIP humanity!

In what is a testimony that society's humanity has fallen deep, 42% respondents of a Twitter poll started by Sushma Swaraj approved of vile tweets sent to the External Affairs Minister in the last few days.

Sushma Swaraj receives hate tweets from Modi fans: Here's why

25 Jun 2018

Sushma Swaraj receives hate tweets from Modi fans: Here's why

External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj was incessantly attacked by hate-mongers on Twitter, but she didn't stay silent. Instead, Swaraj liked the tweets of those who abused her viciously for the world to see.

International Women's Day: A look at some of Indian 'Sheroes'

08 Mar 2018

International Women's Day: A look at some of Indian 'Sheroes'

Even today, few Indian woman are emancipated, educated, independent and doing what they want. But they wish to, and that's a big leap forward.

Mallika Sherawat urges Sushma Swaraj to help her

13 Feb 2018

Mallika Sherawat urges Sushma Swaraj to help her

Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat has put forth an appeal to External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj seeking help in arranging an Indian visa for the co-founder of an NGO called Free-A-Girl.