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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.

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.

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020

As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal

The United States and Taliban, the terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

27 Feb 2020

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

17 Feb 2020

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

11 Feb 2020

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled for a 2-day visit to India from February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.

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.

India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report

30 Jan 2020

India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report

As the deadly coronavirus infection spread to all provinces and regions of China, the Indian embassy in Beijing has prepared to evacuate Indians stuck in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

16 Jan 2020

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the annual meeting of the council of heads of the government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be hosted in New Delhi later this year.

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

09 Jan 2020

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

04 Jan 2020

Slain Iranian General plotted terror attacks in Delhi, says Trump

Addressing the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that they executed the world's "number-one terrorist" who plotted terror attacks to "as far away as New Delhi."

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

13 Dec 2019

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.

CAB aftermath: Bangladesh's foreign minister cancels India visit, MEA responds

12 Dec 2019

CAB aftermath: Bangladesh's foreign minister cancels India visit, MEA responds

The sharp words which Union Home Minister Amit Shah used to describe the minorities' condition in neighboring countries ruffled Bangladesh's feathers. The country's foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said no one is treated unfairly.

MEA dismisses US Commission's statement on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

10 Dec 2019

MEA dismisses US Commission's statement on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Ministry of External Affairs is unhappy with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) after it issued a statement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Police says Nithyananda fled country; government has no formal information

22 Nov 2019

Police says Nithyananda fled country; government has no formal information

On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said that it has no formal information on self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda fleeing the country.

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

08 Nov 2019

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

The Kartarpur Corridor was supposed to give Indian Sikhs easy access to the Gurudwara, situated in Pakistan. But the country is using it to further its propaganda and fan separatist sentiments.

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

07 Nov 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

On Thursday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was granted permission by the Ministry of External Affairs to travel through the Kartarpur Corridor, sources said.

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.

'Crook' Mehul Choksi will be deported to India: Antigua PM

26 Sep 2019

'Crook' Mehul Choksi will be deported to India: Antigua PM

The days of Mehul Choksi's freedom are numbered and if all goes well, he will be deported to India, a statement from Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister has hinted.

PM Modi arrives in Houston; will address mega event today

22 Sep 2019

PM Modi arrives in Houston; will address mega event today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Houston for his week-long tour of the United States.

Kulbhushan Jadhav under pressure to repeat Pakistan's false narrative: India

03 Sep 2019

Kulbhushan Jadhav under pressure to repeat Pakistan's false narrative: India

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer of India, is under extreme pressure to parrot Pakistan's false narrative, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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".

Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

23 Jul 2019

Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

Hours after the United States President Donald Trump made a tall claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "requested" him to "mediate" on Kashmir dispute, India refuted it.

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.

Hafiz Saeed's arrest made no difference earlier: US slams Pakistan

20 Jul 2019

Hafiz Saeed's arrest made no difference earlier: US slams Pakistan

Days after terrorist Hafiz Saeed was arrested, the United States on Friday expressed doubts on Pakistan's intentions saying his earlier arrests made no difference.

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

25 Jun 2019

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

President of United States, Donald Trump is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G20 Summit which will be held in Japan's Osaka on June 28 and 29.

After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

03 May 2019

After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

After Masood Azhar's listing as UN-designated terrorist, Pakistan has sought more time from Paris-based terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to act on terrorism.

Modi messaged me, says Imran Khan on Pakistan Day's eve

23 Mar 2019

Modi messaged me, says Imran Khan on Pakistan Day's eve

Days after India and Pakistan witnessed worst escalation since 1999 Kargil war, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Friday that he received a message from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the eve of Pakistan Day.

#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.

India didn't show interest in pursuing Nirav Modi's case: Report

13 Mar 2019

India didn't show interest in pursuing Nirav Modi's case: Report

India apparently didn't show interest in pursuing the case of Nirav Modi, the fugitive diamantaire who was spotted in London last week claims a report by NDTV.

India wants "naya" Pakistan to take "naya" action against terrorism

09 Mar 2019

India wants "naya" Pakistan to take "naya" action against terrorism

A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he wouldn't allow his country's soil to be used for terrorism abroad, New Delhi on Saturday asked him to move beyond words.

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.

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

28 Feb 2019

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

The government asked Pakistan to ensure an immediate and safe return of an IAF pilot the neighboring country captured after air combat on Wednesday morning.

Pakistan ready for talks, let's act wisely, says Imran Khan

27 Feb 2019

Pakistan ready for talks, let's act wisely, says Imran Khan

Speaking on Pakistan's "actions" across the border on Wednesday, Imran Khan said armed forces acted to send a strong message to India that they are capable of defending the nation.

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

27 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.

#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.

MbS orders release of 850 Indian prisoners, increases Haj quota

21 Feb 2019

MbS orders release of 850 Indian prisoners, increases Haj quota

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, who arrived in India on Tuesday for bilateral talks, ordered the release of 850 prisoners on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made the announcement on Twitter calling it a "big deliverable".

Pulwama aftermath: Pakistan recalls envoy for 'consultations', follows India's footsteps

18 Feb 2019

Pulwama aftermath: Pakistan recalls envoy for 'consultations', follows India's footsteps

Days after India recalled its ambassador from Islamabad for consultations after the Pulwama attack, Pakistan did the same on Monday.

Cornered after Pulwama attack, coward Pakistan cries conspiracy

16 Feb 2019

Cornered after Pulwama attack, coward Pakistan cries conspiracy

Terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed took responsibility for the horrendous Pulwama attack, India slammed Pakistan for nurturing notorious organizations and the United States asked it to do away with its safe havens.