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Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

24 Jun 2020

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

India receive 'hoax' security threat during Windies tour: Details here

19 Aug 2019

India receive 'hoax' security threat during Windies tour: Details here

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said that it had received security threats to the national team during the ongoing Windies tour.

Will Sunil Subramaniam lose Team India's managerial job?

14 Aug 2019

Will Sunil Subramaniam lose Team India's managerial job?

The Indian cricket team's current manager Sunil Subramaniam's job could be on the line following the conclusion of the ongoing tour of Windies.

#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.

Eighth blast reported in Sri Lanka, toll reaches 160

21 Apr 2019

Eighth blast reported in Sri Lanka, toll reaches 160

Hours after near-simultaneous explosions devastated three churches and three high-end hotels in Sri Lanka, two other blasts were reported in the country.

Swaraj seeks report into kidnapping of Hindu girls in Pakistan

24 Mar 2019

Swaraj seeks report into kidnapping of Hindu girls in Pakistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls and their forcible conversion to Islam on the eve of Holi in Sindh province.

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: Indian High Commission issues helpline numbers for victims' families

17 Mar 2019

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: Indian High Commission issues helpline numbers for victims' families

Releasing the list of five Indians who were brutally killed along with 45 others in New Zealand Christchurch attack on Friday, the Indian High Commission today announced a set of helpline numbers to help the families of victims.

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.

IOC suspends discussions with India on hosting future events

22 Feb 2019

IOC suspends discussions with India on hosting future events

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended all discussions with India on hosting future sports and Olympic-related events in the country.

India lodges protest with Pakistan over diplomat harassment, terrorism speech

22 Jan 2019

India lodges protest with Pakistan over diplomat harassment, terrorism speech

Days after a Delhi woman lodged a complaint against a Pakistan High Commission staffer for allegedly touching her inappropriately, India has accused Pakistan of taking retaliatory action against two staff members of its High Commission.

#PNBScam: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship to avoid extradition

21 Jan 2019

#PNBScam: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship to avoid extradition

In what is being seen as a move to avoid extradition to India, fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has surrendered his Indian passport to the Indian High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda.

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

10 Dec 2018

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.

Far greater India-UK cooperation on issue of fugitives: Indian envoy

28 Oct 2018

Far greater India-UK cooperation on issue of fugitives: Indian envoy

India's outgoing High Commissioner to the UK, YK Sinha, believes he is concluding his tenure at a time when there is far greater cooperation between both governments.

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

Singapore will remember Vajpayee as a good friend: Singapore's minister

18 Aug 2018

Singapore will remember Vajpayee as a good friend: Singapore's minister

Singapore's Foreign Minister has condoled the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian PM will always be remembered as a good friend of the country.

Why is Anushka in Indian team's picture, ask furious Twitter-users

08 Aug 2018

Why is Anushka in Indian team's picture, ask furious Twitter-users

The BCCI faced the wrath of Twitter users after they posted a picture which included Anushka Sharma with the Indian Cricket Team.

Won't allow our soil to be used for terrorist-activities: Bangladesh

15 Jul 2018

Won't allow our soil to be used for terrorist-activities: Bangladesh

Bangladesh today has reassured India that it will not allow its soil to be used for any terrorist activities against the neighboring country as visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on security-related issues.

India receives list of 471 Indians lodged in Pakistani jails

01 Jul 2018

India receives list of 471 Indians lodged in Pakistani jails

Pakistan today handed over a list of 471 Indian prisoners lodged in various jails across the country to Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

Despite video proof, Pakistan denies surgical strikes calling it 'farcical'

29 Jun 2018

Despite video proof, Pakistan denies surgical strikes calling it 'farcical'

Reacting to videos of September 2016 surgical strikes which aired on Indian news channels on Wednesday, Pakistan has once again said that no operation happened in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Upset with UK's visa-policies, Modi refuses to sign illegal-immigration MoU

31 May 2018

Upset with UK's visa-policies, Modi refuses to sign illegal-immigration MoU

An MoU to facilitate return of illegal Indian immigrants from Britain was left unsigned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since the European country didn't ease visa policies.

Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam after marrying Muslim in Pakistan

19 Apr 2018

Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam after marrying Muslim in Pakistan

An Indian Sikh woman, who went to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, has sought an extension of her visa after marrying a man in Lahore and embracing Islam, said media reports.

Pakistan blocks 1,800 Sikh pilgrims' access to Indian diplomats

15 Apr 2018

Pakistan blocks 1,800 Sikh pilgrims' access to Indian diplomats

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan on Sunday over the blocking of access of 1,800 visiting Sikh pilgrims to Indian diplomats in that country and even "compelling" the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan to return while on way to Gurdwara Panja Sahib there, for unspecified "security" reasons.

The blame game: India-Pakistan bilateral ties under strain once again

17 Mar 2018

The blame game: India-Pakistan bilateral ties under strain once again

Pakistan on Friday withdrew participation from the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in India on March 19-20, striking another blow on ongoing diplomatic standoff between the two nations.

Pakistan calls back Indian envoy after alleged harassment incidents

15 Mar 2018

Pakistan calls back Indian envoy after alleged harassment incidents

Pakistan recalled its High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, to discuss the increased incidents of alleged intimidation.

India-Pakistan newest spat after ISI raids Indian residential complex

12 Mar 2018

India-Pakistan newest spat after ISI raids Indian residential complex

After a rather serious bout at UN, India and Pakistan are involved in another spat. Both sides have accused each other of ill-treating diplomats and their respective families.

'Debt-ridden' Vijay Mallya allowed to spend Rs. 16L a week

14 Feb 2018

'Debt-ridden' Vijay Mallya allowed to spend Rs. 16L a week

Vijay Mallya owes Rs. 9,800cr to Indian banks. Another Rs. 577cr was just added to his debts after Kingfisher Airlines lost a case against Singapore's BOC Aviation.

Pakistan tries to seduce Indian officials, but plans foiled

17 Dec 2017

Pakistan tries to seduce Indian officials, but plans foiled

It seems Pakistan's latest attempt to beat India has failed. This time, they used the oldest trick in the book: they tried to lure away Indian officials with women.

Sushma Swaraj's Diwali gift: Medical visas to all deserving Pakistanis

19 Oct 2017

Sushma Swaraj's Diwali gift: Medical visas to all deserving Pakistanis

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has a delightful gift for Pakistanis this Diwali: she announced India will grant medical visas to all citizens in deserving cases.

Despite tension, Sushma Swaraj assists two ailing Pakistanis

07 Oct 2017

Despite tension, Sushma Swaraj assists two ailing Pakistanis

Even amid escalating tension with Pakistan, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has continued her social media diplomacy and came to the help of two Pakistanis within hours of their requests.

All Pakistanis genuinely in need will get Indian medical visas

16 Aug 2017

All Pakistanis genuinely in need will get Indian medical visas

The MEA has announced that it will grant medical visas in all genuine cases pending with the Indian High Commission in Pakistan.

Sushma allows medical visa to PoK resident, slams Pakistan

18 Jul 2017

Sushma allows medical visa to PoK resident, slams Pakistan

Trust EAM Sushma Swaraj to hit the bull's-eye and you won't be disappointed.

Sushma Swaraj comes to the help of four-month-old Pakistani infant

13 Jun 2017

Sushma Swaraj comes to the help of four-month-old Pakistani infant

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is well-known for the helping hand she extends to those in need of diplomatic assistance. This time, she has come to the aid of four-month-old Rohaan of Pakistan.

Uzma, Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani man, returns home

25 May 2017

Uzma, Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani man, returns home

Uzma, an Indian woman forced to marry a Pakistani man, returned home today, a day after the Islamabad HC approved her departure.

Indian arrested in Pakistan a suspected SIMI member

23 May 2017

Indian arrested in Pakistan a suspected SIMI member

Maharashtra Police suspects Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, an Indian national held in Islamabad, might be a SIMI member; they are in talks with the Centre to check if he is the same "Nabi" questioned in 2005-06.

Police yet to locate whereabouts of Indian arrested in Pakistan

22 May 2017

Police yet to locate whereabouts of Indian arrested in Pakistan

After the arrest of Indian national Sheikh Nabi Ahmed in Pakistan over 'incomplete' documents, police tried to locate his family in a Mumbai suburb, but haven't succeeded yet.

Indian arrested in Pakistan over travel documents

21 May 2017

Indian arrested in Pakistan over travel documents

An unidentified Indian national was arrested by Pakistani officials in the F-8 area of Islamabad over incomplete travel documents.

Indian diplomat's phone seized by Islamabad HC staff

12 May 2017

Indian diplomat's phone seized by Islamabad HC staff

Islamabad HC staff seized the mobile phone of First Secretary of Indian High Commission Piyush Singh, when he had gone there over Uzma's petition.

Pakistani man alleges Indian High Commission detained newly-wed wife

08 May 2017

Pakistani man alleges Indian High Commission detained newly-wed wife

A Pakistani man has alleged that the Indian High Commission in Islamabad detained his newly-wed wife when they went to apply for visas.

India went all out to stop Amazon selling tricolour doormats

31 Mar 2017

India went all out to stop Amazon selling tricolour doormats

Sources revealed that India left no stone unturned in making sure that Amazon takes off the tricolour doormats from its website.