Tag: External Affairs Ministry

Odia Labourers trapped in Saudi, Rescue assurances remain as tweets only

Bhubaneswar: Remember the travails of 12 Odia labourers trapped in Saudi Arab and struggling to come home? Soon after OTV reported on the issue on May 9, both State and Central governments promptly responded to lend hand to rescue these people through twitter exchanges.  Surprisingly, no action has been initiated in the matter though more […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odias trapped in Saudi Arabia: Admin on toes after External Affairs ministry steps in

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: After External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stepped in following a report aired on Odisha Television Limited (OTV) and later published on this platform on kin of Odia labourers from Ganjam trapped in Saudi Arabia seeking help, the district administration has launched a probe to gather information on the trapped labourers. According to sources, the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Nepal President likely to visit Odisha next week

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to visit Odisha and Gujarat during her five-day India tour starting April 17, said the External Affairs Ministry today. This will be the first state visit of Bhandari to India after she assumed office in October 2015. During the visit, Bhandari will meet the country’s President […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday met the Union Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi where he discussed a number of issues relating to Post Office Passport Seva Kendras, grievance redressal of immigrants from Odisha working abroad and sharing of database on immigrants with the State Government. In the meeting, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
No talks with Pakistan for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, says Sushma Swaraj

Lucknow: Citing terror and border firing, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday ruled out possibility of inviting people from Pakistan for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 due in Varanasi between January 21 and 23. Responding to a question, the Minister said: “Right now, there is no talk going on between India and Pakistan. […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Government proposes new Emigration Bill 2019

New Delhi: The government has proposed to introduce a new Emigration Bill to replace the existing Emigration Act 1983 in view of a paradigm shift in the nature, pattern, directions and volume of migration over the last 35 years. According to the proposal made by the External Affairs Ministry, the Emigration Bill 2019 proposes to […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Xi, Putin, Modi agree to increase trilateral cooperation

Buenos Aires: Leaders of India, China and Russia at a trilateral meeting held here had an in-depth exchange of views on expanding mutual cooperation in international forums and to encourage greater interaction among the three countries under new circumstances. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, on […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
India seeks details of journalist's arrest in Maldives

New Delhi: Following reports of two journalists, including an Indian national, being arrested in the Maldives amid a raging political crisis, India on Friday said that it has sought details of the case. “We have received information about an Indian national, Money Sharma, working as a journalist, who has been detained by the Maldivian authorities,” […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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India-Cambodia summit meeting today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral summit meeting with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen here today, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. “Tomorrow, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is here with a large delegation, will be on a State visit,” Preeti Saran, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
10 Indians still missing after ship sinks off Japan

New Delhi: Ten Indians are still missing after a cargo ship sank off the coast of Japan, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday. According to a tweet by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, those missing are Captain Nair Rajesh Ramachandran, Second Officer Rahul Kumar, Third Officer Subramaniam Giridhar Kumar, Chief Engineer Rajput Shyam […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India to host Bimstec disaster management exercise

New Delhi: India will host the First Annual Bimstec Disaster Management Exercise here from October 10 to 13, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. According to a statement issued by the ministry, the Exercise follows the call of Bimstec leaders at the BIMSTEC Leaders’ Retreat hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Goa in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
No Indian casualty in Las Vegas concert massacre

New Delhi: There has been no Indian casualty so far in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday evening that claimed over 50 lives, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday. “No reports received of any Indian nationals amongst those affected in Las Vegas shooting incident,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Nigeria summons Indian envoy over attacks on students
Nigeria summons Indian envoy over attacks on students

Abuja/New Delhi: Nigeria has summoned the Indian envoy in Abuja to express displeasure over the attacks on Nigerian students in India and voiced concern that the incident was not the first of its kind, the country’s Foreign Office said. Sola Enikanolaiye, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nigeria, summoned Indian High Commissioner Nagabushana Reddy, […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Indian's killing: Mission officials rush to Kansas

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock over the shooting incident in the US in which an Indian-origin man was killed and another injured, and said that two Indian Embassy officials have rushed to the state of Kansas where the incident took place. Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani were shot at […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
Diplomacy@SocialMedia: MEA tops charts

As social media has emerged as a key communications tool, the External Affairs Ministry has come on the top among various ministries and government departments in terms of its presence on digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021