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India Joins G20 Troika, To Work Closely With Indonesia, Italy To Ensure Consistency Of Agenda
India Joins G20 Troika, To Work Closely With Indonesia, Italy To Ensure Consistency Of Agenda

As a founding member of the G20, India has used the platform to raise issues of vital importance and those that impact on the most vulnerable around the world, the MEA said.

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Racial Issue At Oxford: MEA To Take Up With UK

New Delhi: BJP MP Ashwani Vaishnav on Monday raised the issue of racial discrimination in the UK — the latest being about an incident at the Oxford University. The issue concerns Rashmi Samant, a 22-year-old student from Karnataka’s Udupi. She contested the elections for Presidency of Student Union and won. However, following some of her […]

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India Dismisses Controversy Over Jaishankar's Remark On Gautam Buddha's Birthplace

New Delhi: India categorically said on Sunday that Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini in Nepal thereby defusing a controversy about Buddha’s birthplace after Nepal had responded to remarks attributed to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Jaishankar had on Saturday talked about India’s moral leadership and how Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings are still relevant. […]

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Assessing Impact Of US Decision On blocking H1B visas: MEA

New Delhi: India on Thursday said it was assessing the impact of the Trump administration’s decision to block H1B visas on Indian nationals and industry but indicated its dismay over it saying people-to-people linkages and economic cooperation are an important dimension of ties between the two countries. In a huge blow to Indian IT professionals […]

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China Tried To Unilaterally Change Status Quo In Ladakh, Casualties On Both Sides: MEA

New Delhi: India on Tuesday hit out at China for unilaterally attempting to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh, which led to the killings of troops of both the countries in a violent clash on Monday night. The Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said […]

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India-China To Resolve Ladakh Standoff As Per Bilateral Agreements: MEA

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday said that India and China have agreed to “peacefully resolve” the standoff in Ladakh in accordance with various bilateral agreements. The Ministry stressed that military and diplomatic dialogue will continue to resolve the situation in eastern Ladakh. “The two sides will continue the military and diplomatic […]

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Objective Of Visit By Envoys To Kashmir Is To Display Measures Taken To Bring Back Normalcy: MEA

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said the objective of taking envoys of 15 countries to Kashmir was to help them see the efforts to bring back normalcy in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 and rejected criticism that the visit is like a guided tour. The envoys from 15 nations including from […]

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India-Japan Summit In Guwahati Postponed: MEA

New Delhi: India announced on Friday that the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, which was scheduled to be held in Guwahati, has been postponed. Abe was scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on Sunday on a three-day India visit to hold summit talks with Modi. “With reference to […]

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Lotus On Passports As Part Of Security Features, Other National Symbols To Be Used On Rotation: MEA

New Delhi: A day after Opposition members in Lok Sabha raised the issue of lotus being printed on new passports, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said it was part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports and involves using other national symbols as well on rotation. Raising this issue of lotus […]

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India Slams USCIRF Comments On CAB As Unwarranted

New Delhi/Washington: India on Tuesday termed the comments made by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) as “neither accurate nor warranted.” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a statement said, the Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday midnight, “provides expedited consideration […]

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Engagement With Countries On Ayodhya Judgement Has Been Largely Successful: MEA

New Delhi: India has satisfyingly explained the Ayodhya judgment to other countries and the engagement with them on this matter has been “largely successful”, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday. “It is the job of the MEA that if there is an important development in India, then we should engage others […]

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12,223 Indians Died Abroad In 2018-2019: RTI Revelation

Mumbai: A whopping 12,223 Indian nationals have died in various foreign countries in 17 months between January 2018 and May 2019, according to an RTI reply given by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). This comes to a shocking average of 719 Indians per month or 23-24 per day, who have lost their lives in […]

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Pak Invitees To Kartarpur Will Have To Seek Clearance: MEA

New Delhi: Referring to the Congress leader and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu’s acceptance of the Pakistani invite to the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the “political clearance” would have to be sought for it. “Those who Pakistan wants to call have to take political clearance,” MEA […]

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India slams UK's Labour Party for Kashmir resolution

New Delhi: India on Wednesday slammed the UK’s Labour Party after it passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described the Labour Party’s move as an attempt at “pandering to vote-bank interests”. There is no question of engaging with the Labour Party or […]

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21 Indians Killed In 2,050 Ceasefire Violations By Pak This Year: MEA

New Delhi: The Pakistani Army has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, the Ministry of External Affairs said Sunday. “We have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including in support of cross border terrorist infiltration, and targeting of Indian civilians […]

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Pak showed inflexibility in talks on Kartarpur Corridor: MEA

New Delhi: Pakistan showed inflexibility in talks on the Kartarpur corridor and gave unfavourable responses on issues of charging a service fee, the number of pilgrims to be allowed on special occasions and allowing protocol officials to accompany them, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on visa-free […]

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India rejects China-Pak joint statement on Kashmir

New Delhi: India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday rejected the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued by China and Pakistan in which China has reaffirmed its support to Pakistan on the issue. Responding to a query on the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued after […]

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Odia sailor rescued: Family members thank MEA and others for support

Bhubaneswar: The family members of Odia sailor Sudeep Chaudhary, who was rescued along with four other Indian sailors following their abduction from a ship in Nigeria, have thanked Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and others for their help in ensuring the release of all the five seafarers. Happiness of family members of Sudeep knew no […]

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Fake recruitment: Indian Embassy Issues Warning

Doha: The Indian Embassy in Doha has issued a notification warning job seekers to be wary of fake recruiting agents in Qatar, the media reported on Monday. The embassy said in a Twitter post on Sunday: “Please do not trust any recruiting agent who promises you a job in Qatar on a business/visit visa. Please do […]

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India, ASEAN vow to step up ties in maritime sector, boost connectivity

New Delhi: India and ASEAN have resolved to strengthen ties by deepening cooperation in the maritime sector and boosting connectivity. The two sides made the affirmations at the 21st ASEAN-India Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) held here on April 11-12, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. The meeting was co-chaired by Vijay Thakur Singh, SOM […]

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Engaged with UK to extradite Nirav Modi soonest: MEA

New Delhi: India on Wednesday declared the arrest of bank fraud accused Nirav Modi in London and said it continues to actively follow up the matter with British authorities concerned to extradite him at the earliest. “With a view to have Nirav Modi extradited to India at the earliest, the Government of India continues to actively […]

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One of 7 Indians abducted in Afghanistan returns

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has said one of the seven Indians abducted in Baghlan province of Afghanistan has safely returned. Militants had abducted seven employees of an Indian company KEC in May 2018 in Bagh-e-Shamal village. “We are grateful to the Afghanistan government for their support in securing the release and repatriation of […]

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Kashmir integral part of India, says MEA on OIC resolutions

New Delhi: With the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation adopting resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, India on Saturday said that the state is an integral part of India and its matters are strictly internal. Answering a query regarding India’s participation at the OIC in Abu Dhabi and resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson […]

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Pulwama fallout: US for India's bid to name Masood Azhar as global terrorist

New Delhi: US National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton, in a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, has extended support for India’s bid to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, an MEA statement said on Saturday. Washington extended and reiterated its support towards India’s right to self-defence against cross-border […]

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Charges against me are "false and baseless", says Khobragade

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Friday asserted that the charges against her in a US court are "false and baseless" and the stand taken by her and the Indian government in the case will be "vindicated"

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