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India Hits Out At Pakistan For Blocking All Avenues In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
India Hits Out At Pakistan For Blocking All Avenues In Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

New Delhi: In a scathing admonition of Pakistan, the government on Thursday said that Islamabad has blocked all the avenues for an effective remedy available for India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Jadhav is an Indian national detained by Pakistan since 2016 after he was kidnapped from Iran. Islamabad has alleged that he is an […]

8,189 Indians lodged in various jails in foreign countries, maximum in Saudi Arabia: MEA

New Delhi: As many as 8,189 Indians are lodged in various prisons in foreign countries, with Saudi Arabia having the highest number, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that of the total number of Indian prisoners in foreign […]

India rejects US report on its minorities' status

New Delhi: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department report which made certain critical comments regarding the status of minorities here, saying it has “no locus standi” to “pronounce on the state of our citizens’ constitutionally protected rights”. In response to a query on the latest ‘Report on International Religious Freedom’ published by the […]

Create atmosphere of trust, Modi tells Imran

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that his country needs to create an “environment of trust, free of terror, violence and hostility” for the two neighbours to have “normal and cooperative relations”, which India seeks. Modi wrote this to Khan in response to his congratulatory message earlier this […]

India snubs Pakistan: PM's plane not to use its airspace

New Delhi: In a snub to Islamabad, India on Wednesday made it clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special plane will bypass Pakistan en route to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he is going to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit on Thursday. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said here the VVIP aircraft will […]

Modi to meet Xi, Putin at SCO but not Imran Khan

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have bilateral meetings with leaders of Russia and China during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit later this month but not with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. “No meeting is being organised between Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. There is nothing more that I […]

VK Singh shifted from External Affairs Ministry

New Delhi: Gen V.K. Singh, who was previously the Minister of State in the External Affairs Ministry, has been moved to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the portfolio allocation announced on Friday for the new government. Both the ministerial incumbents in the External Affairs Ministry are new. Former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar […]

India raises blacklisting of Masood Azhar with China

New Delhi/Beijing: India has shared with China “all evidences” of the terrorist activities of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and its chief Masood Azhar, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in New Delhi on Monday as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held talks with the Chinese leadership in Beijing. Gokhale is on a two-day visit to Beijing […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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+