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LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

06 Jun 2020

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

Top military officers from China and India will attempt to defuse the raging tensions in Eastern Ladakh through talks today.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

India-EU summit: PM Modi cancels Brussels visit over coronavirus scare

05 Mar 2020

India-EU summit: PM Modi cancels Brussels visit over coronavirus scare

In the wake of rising cases of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visiting Brussels for the India-EU summit, External Affairs Ministry's spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.

Air India flight to bring back 400 Indians from China

31 Jan 2020

Air India flight to bring back 400 Indians from China

India will soon bring back around 400 Indians from China's Wuhan, which has been reeling under a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

14 Dec 2019

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who spearheaded the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament this week, said Congress got a stomach ache due to the new law.

Brazilian President to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020

14 Nov 2019

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.

Elephant and dragon dance correct choice for India-China: Xi Jinping

13 Oct 2019

Elephant and dragon dance correct choice for India-China: Xi Jinping

At the end of his second informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for better ties between both countries.

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

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.

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

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.

UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

27 Aug 2019

UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid

In a welcome development for India, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would help New Delhi in its bid to get a seat on table of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

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.

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

26 Jul 2019

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Modi didn't ask Trump for mediation, says EAM in Parliament

23 Jul 2019

Modi didn't ask Trump for mediation, says EAM in Parliament

US President Donald Trump's statement on Kashmir dispute created a furor in India, prompting Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar to clarify Centre's stand in the Parliament.

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".

India asks Iran to release 18 Indian sailors in custody

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.

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.

43 days after airstrikes, Pakistan takes media to Balakot

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.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

India seeks access to Kulbhushan, demands repatriation of 400 prisoners

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.

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

27 Feb 2019

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.

Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

23 Feb 2019

Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.

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.

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Shri Kali temple in Myanmar

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.

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

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.

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.

PM Modi asks Japanese businessmen to engage more with India

29 Oct 2018

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.

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

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.

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

15 Sep 2018

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and held a fruitful discussion with him on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, defense, and IT.

PM Modi wants BJP CMs to shun nepotism

14 Sep 2018

PM Modi wants BJP CMs to shun nepotism

Chief Ministers of BJP governed states have been advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shun nepotism while giving party tickets and consult him before traveling abroad.

Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC

29 Jul 2018

Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC

Central government employees may soon be able to go abroad on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), top officials said today.

India to shut down camp-office in Nepal on August 1

25 Jul 2018

India to shut down camp-office in Nepal on August 1

India yesterday said a camp-office of its embassy in Nepal's Biratnagar will be officially closed from August 1 as per the request made by the Nepalese Government.

Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled

20 Jul 2018

Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled

An official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has said passports of eight NRI husbands, who abandoned their wives, have been canceled and lookout notices against them issued.

Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt

18 Jul 2018

Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt

The government is engaged with relevant authorities abroad to explore ways to bring back the Kohinoor diamond and other Indian antiquities, Union Minister VK Singh said today.

1,500 Indians on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stranded in Nepal landslides

03 Jul 2018

1,500 Indians on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stranded in Nepal landslides

More than 1,500 Indian pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarovar are stranded in Nepal after landslides caused by heavy rains.

2 Gujarat fishermen released by Pakistan being brought back home

30 Jun 2018

2 Gujarat fishermen released by Pakistan being brought back home

Two fishermen from Gujarat, who were languishing in a Pakistan jail, have been released and are on their way home to Vadodara, an official said today.

Twist in Lucknow case: Tanvi Seth's passport may be seized

26 Jun 2018

Twist in Lucknow case: Tanvi Seth's passport may be seized

The case of interfaith couple Tanvi Seth and Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, who accused a Lucknow passport officer of harassment, has taken a twist.

First batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with 60 pilgrims flagged-off

11 Jun 2018

First batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with 60 pilgrims flagged-off

The first batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2018 was flagged off today in Delhi by Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh.

To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours

07 Jun 2018

To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours

Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday directed that all NRI marriages should be registered within 48 hours of the ceremony, failing which visas and passports won't be issued.

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

31 May 2018

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.

PM Modi begins Indonesia visit; pays homage to martyrs

30 May 2018

PM Modi begins Indonesia visit; pays homage to martyrs

PM Narendra Modi today began his Indonesia visit by laying a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, paying homage to martyrs of the country's independence struggle.