External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

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Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

03 Mar 2020

Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

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

13 Feb 2020

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.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of BJP veteran

07 Aug 2019

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of BJP veteran

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away yesterday night in AIIMS, Delhi, due to a heart attack. She was 67.

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

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.

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67

06 Aug 2019

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67

In an extremely sad piece of news, BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday.

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

24 May 2019

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

After a resounding victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon take up the task of forming his cabinet.

Why brouhaha surrounding Akshay's Canadian citizenship is totally unnecessary

06 May 2019

Why brouhaha surrounding Akshay's Canadian citizenship is totally unnecessary

Akshay Kumar, who's currently facing the wrath for holding a Canadian citizenship and thus not able to vote in India, has found support in Anupam Kher and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence

26 Apr 2019

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the presence of top BJP leaders and allies.

#SriLankaBlasts: Three Indians among those killed, says Sushma Swaraj

21 Apr 2019

#SriLankaBlasts: Three Indians among those killed, says Sushma Swaraj

Three Indian nationals were among those killed in the bomb blasts in Sri Lanka today, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

#AzamKhanRow: Draupadi being disrobed, says Swaraj; seeks Mulayam's response

15 Apr 2019

#AzamKhanRow: Draupadi being disrobed, says Swaraj; seeks Mulayam's response

On Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj equated Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to Mahabharata's character Bhishma Pitamah. She asked him to respond to the derogatory remarks of Azam Khan.

Immigrant attacks Karnataka couple in Germany, husband dies

31 Mar 2019

Immigrant attacks Karnataka couple in Germany, husband dies

A couple from Karnataka, living and working in Germany, was attacked by an immigrant near Munich on Friday which resulted in the death of the husband.

Two Pakistani Hindu minor girls abducted, forcefully converted for nikah

25 Mar 2019

Two Pakistani Hindu minor girls abducted, forcefully converted for nikah

A man suspected to have assisted in solemnizing the wedding of two Pakistani Hindu minor girls, who were reportedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, was arrested yesterday, as the teenagers approached a court in Pakistan's Punjab province seeking protection, stated a media report.

5 Indians among 50 dead in New Zealand terror attack

17 Mar 2019

5 Indians among 50 dead in New Zealand terror attack

The Indian High Commission in New Zealand has confirmed that five Indians died in the terror attack which happened on Friday.

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: One Indian-origin man among 49 dead, six missing

16 Mar 2019

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: One Indian-origin man among 49 dead, six missing

One man of Indian origin was among the 49 who were brutally killed when two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch area were attacked on Friday. According to IE, two Indians are injured and six are missing.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

11 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.

Pakistan writes to FATF seeking India's removal from review body

10 Mar 2019

Pakistan writes to FATF seeking India's removal from review body

Pakistan has asked terror financing watchdog, FATF, to remove India as co-chair of its Asia-Pacific Joint Group, to ensure the review process is "fair and unbiased".

OIC passes resolution on Kashmir "atrocities", India says "matter internal"

03 Mar 2019

OIC passes resolution on Kashmir "atrocities", India says "matter internal"

On Saturday, India rejected a resolution by Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir, saying the matter was internal.

Countries should stop protecting terrorists: Sushma Swaraj at OIC

01 Mar 2019

Countries should stop protecting terrorists: Sushma Swaraj at OIC

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was invited to Dubai as the guest of honor at Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Thursday said all countries should come together to fight terrorism.

Mike Pompeo 'hopeful' India-Pakistan tension would come down

01 Mar 2019

Mike Pompeo 'hopeful' India-Pakistan tension would come down

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had "good conversations" with Indian and Pakistani leaders and was hopeful that the rising tension will come down between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

If US can kill Osama, why can't India: Arun Jaitley

27 Feb 2019

If US can kill Osama, why can't India: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked if the United States could kill Osama bin Laden by entering Abbottabad in Pakistan, why can't India.

#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes

27 Feb 2019

#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in China to attend a Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting, on Wednesday justified the Balakot airstrikes by saying the Indian Air Force was forced to take the route as Pakistan failed to act against homegrown terror.

US asks Pakistan to take 'meaningful action' against terrorist groups

27 Feb 2019

US asks Pakistan to take 'meaningful action' against terrorist groups

The US today firmly asked Pakistan to take "meaningful action" against terrorist groups operating on its soil and underscored the importance of avoiding escalation at any cost after India targeted terrorist camp in Pakistan.

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

25 Feb 2019

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

On Monday, journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a Delhi court after she was summoned as an accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar.

Owaisi calls Masood Azhar 'satan'; slams Modi over Pulwama attack

24 Feb 2019

Owaisi calls Masood Azhar 'satan'; slams Modi over Pulwama attack

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday spoke on the Pulwama attack of February 14, calling it a failure of the Narendra Modi government.

Pakistan-backed terror hits India, Iran; Sushma Swaraj makes Tehran stopover

17 Feb 2019

Pakistan-backed terror hits India, Iran; Sushma Swaraj makes Tehran stopover

Sending a strong message that Iran and India are united against Pakistan sponsored terror, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a stopover in Tehran on Saturday and met Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Aragchchi.

On 'mahila' remark row, RaGa says 'Don't impose your sexism'

13 Jan 2019

On 'mahila' remark row, RaGa says 'Don't impose your sexism'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, whose remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, sparked a huge controversy has asked the BJP to not impose 'their sexism on him' and maintained he would have made the same comment had it been a man.

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

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.

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

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.

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation

15 Dec 2018

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation

India and France today held discussions on deepening bilateral strategic partnership through cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defense, space, and civil nuclear energy sectors.

An honest initiative: Imran Khan distances himself for minister's 'googly-remark'

03 Dec 2018

An honest initiative: Imran Khan distances himself for minister's 'googly-remark'

Distancing himself from his minister's remarks that it was 'googly', Pakistan PM Imran Khan has claimed facilitating the Kartarpur Corridor was a sincere effort to initiate peace with India.

You are exposed: Sushma Swaraj blasts Pak-minister on 'googly remark'

02 Dec 2018

You are exposed: Sushma Swaraj blasts Pak-minister on 'googly remark'

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had some strong words for her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi over his googly remark and said his country has been exposed.

Imran Khan: Not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish

29 Nov 2018

Imran Khan: Not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish

A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, he has said that it is not in Pakistan's interest to let terrorism flourish on its soil.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor

28 Nov 2018

Pakistan PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has laid the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district.

Kartarpur corridor LIVE updates: Pakistan PM Imran Khan launches project

28 Nov 2018

Kartarpur corridor LIVE updates: Pakistan PM Imran Khan launches project

The groundbreaking ceremony to mark start of the development of the Kartarpur corridor was held in Pakistan today, and among the attendees were embattled Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

#LionAirCrash: Body of Indian pilot who captained the flight identified

25 Nov 2018

#LionAirCrash: Body of Indian pilot who captained the flight identified

Indonesian authorities have identified the body of Bhavye Suneja, the Indian pilot who captained the ill-fated Lion Air flight that crashed into the sea on October 29, killing all 188 people who were on board.

Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

25 Nov 2018

Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has declined Pakistan's invitation for the groundbreaking ceremony at Kartarpur on November 28, citing prior commitments, but has named two ministers instead.

Sushma Swaraj meets Laotian counterpart Kommasith; holds bilateral talks

23 Nov 2018

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.

Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

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.

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

16 Nov 2018

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.

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

11 Nov 2018

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistani Government must to do some soul searching on India's legitimate concerns to make way for a process of engagement on Kashmir, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has said.