Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician who works with Bhartiya Janta Party. She was born on February 14, 1952, in Haryana. She is a former president of BJP. She is handling Ministry of external affairs. After Indira Gandhi, she is the second women to hold the office. She has also served as Chief Minister of Delhi for one time. https://twitter.com/sushmaswaraj

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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.

Report submitted, SC to hear Shaheen Bagh matter on Wednesday

24 Feb 2020

Report submitted, SC to hear Shaheen Bagh matter on Wednesday

On Monday, the interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court to talk to the protesters of Shaheen Bagh submitted their report in a sealed cover and the top court deferred the hearing to Wednesday, February 26.

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.

Swaraj Kaushal calls out Naseeruddin Shah on Twitter; gets criticized

24 Jan 2020

Swaraj Kaushal calls out Naseeruddin Shah on Twitter; gets criticized

The ongoing debate over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) has left the whole nation divided.

MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI

04 Dec 2019

MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI

The Ministry of External Affairs has been chided for delaying the response to an RTI seeking information about the 2018 launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Exam Warriors'.

Sushma Swaraj's daughter meets Harish Salve; fulfils her last wish

28 Sep 2019

Sushma Swaraj's daughter meets Harish Salve; fulfils her last wish

Hours before her demise, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a touching conversation with eminent lawyer Harish Salve. She had asked him to meet her and collect his fee of one rupee for representing Kulbhushan Jadhav at International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

26 Aug 2019

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday held the Opposition responsible for the deaths of BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Babulal Gaur, and Sushma Swaraj.

#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.

#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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

Imran Khan writes to Modi, seeks to resolve Kashmir dispute

08 Jun 2019

Imran Khan writes to Modi, seeks to resolve Kashmir dispute

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reported to have received a letter from his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, in which the latter mentioned that talks can solve the differences between the two nations, including Kashmir dispute.

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.

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

31 May 2019

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

31 May 2019

#Modi2.0: Understanding who will sit where in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

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.

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

17 May 2019

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

Top Union ministers and BJP leaders have been campaigning in PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to not only win but break the record for margin of victory in the constituency.

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.

PM Modi heads to Varanasi, will file nomination on Friday

25 Apr 2019

PM Modi heads to Varanasi, will file nomination on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will file his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, April 26, but before that BJP has planned a mega show of strength.

6 Indians among 290 killed in Sri Lanka blasts

22 Apr 2019

6 Indians among 290 killed in Sri Lanka blasts

At least six Indians have been killed in a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, which struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said today.

#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.

Sushma Swaraj appeals Indians to evacuate Libyan capital, Tripoli, immediately

20 Apr 2019

Sushma Swaraj appeals Indians to evacuate Libyan capital, Tripoli, immediately

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, yesterday urged Indians living in the capital city of Libya, Tripoli, to evacuate the country immediately.

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in Balakot airstrike: Swaraj

19 Apr 2019

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in Balakot airstrike: Swaraj

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in the air strike at Balakot in Pakistan in February, MEA Sushma Swaraj said yesterday.

Body of Kashmiri student, who died in Bangladesh, reaches Anantnag

16 Apr 2019

Body of Kashmiri student, who died in Bangladesh, reaches Anantnag

Body of a Kashmiri student, who died in Bangladesh after suffering a seizure at her hostel, reached her native village yesterday, officials said.

#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.

BJP releases its manifesto, promises to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill

08 Apr 2019

BJP releases its manifesto, promises to pass Citizenship Amendment Bill

The BJP released its manifesto, titled "Sankalp Patra", for the upcoming polls on Monday. The document was released in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah, and union minister Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, and Rajnath Singh.

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

06 Apr 2019

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

The list of Bharatiya Janata Party's star-campaigners in Gujarat started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ended with actor Vivek Oberoi.

India achieved success in getting Pak isolated among Islamic-countries: Swaraj

06 Apr 2019

India achieved success in getting Pak isolated among Islamic-countries: Swaraj

India has achieved success in getting Pakistan isolated even among Islamic countries in the aftermath of the terror attacks, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said yesterday.

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.

From Hindu girls to Muslim wives: Peeking into Pakistan's dark-reality

26 Mar 2019

From Hindu girls to Muslim wives: Peeking into Pakistan's dark-reality

A distraught father, sitting in torn clothes, beat his chest outside a police station in Pakistan's Sindh province demanding the return of his daughters Raveena (13) and Rina (15).

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

26 Mar 2019

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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.

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.

Along with Amethi, Rahul Gandhi may also contest from Kerala

23 Mar 2019

Along with Amethi, Rahul Gandhi may also contest from Kerala

According to reports, Congress President Rahul Gandhi may contest polls from Kerala's Wayanad, the party's bastion in the southern state.

BJP releases list of 177 candidates for Andhra, Arunachal elections

17 Mar 2019

BJP releases list of 177 candidates for Andhra, Arunachal elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released a list of 177 candidates for the Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.