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Tag: Ministry Of External Affairs

MEA Aims To Open 'Passport Seva Kendra' In Every LS Constituency
MEA Aims To Open 'Passport Seva Kendra' In Every LS Constituency

The PSP-V2.0 is a continuation and enhancement of PSP-V1.0, an e-Governance instrument, which introduced "unprecedented transformation" in delivery of passport related services to citizens, the ministry added.

AICTE Issues Guidelines For Affiliated Institutions On Holding Online Conferences & Seminars

Bhubaneswar: All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) on Friday directed all affiliated institutions to strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education for holding online/ virtual conferences, seminars and training programmes. Earlier in January, the Ministry of Education had revised the guidelines for holding online/ virtual conferences/ seminars/ training etc in consultation […]

MEA Launches Digilocker Platform For Passport Seva
MEA Launches Digilocker Platform For Passport Seva

New Delhi: Inaugurating the “DigiLocker” platform for the “Passport Seva Programme” of the Ministry of External Affairs, Union minister V Muraleedharan on Friday said it would enable citizens to submit the documents required for passport services in a paperless mode and they would not be required to carry the original documents. Speaking at the event, […]

India Sent Over 229 Lakh COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Various Countries: MEA
India Sent Over 229 Lakh COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Various Countries: MEA

New Delhi: India provided over 229 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries out of which 64 lakh doses have been supplied as grant assistance and 165 lakh on commercial basis, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India will continue to take forward the global vaccine […]

Six PMs To Attend SCO Heads Of Govt Summit Being Hosted By India
Six PMs To Attend SCO Heads Of Govt Summit Being Hosted By India

New Delhi: The prime ministers of Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan will attend the summit of the heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Monday. However, Pakistan will be represented by its parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said. India is hosting the summit for […]

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 […]

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
At least two officials of Ministry of External Affairs test positive for coronavirus

New Delhi: At least two employees serving at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) here have tested COVID-19 positive following which all the staffers who came in contact with them were asked to go for self-quarantine for 14 days, people familiar with the development said on Saturday. An officer working at the […]

Govt To Evacuate 15,000 Indians From 12 Countries This Week

New Delhi: Around 15,000 Indian nationals evacuated by the Central government from 12 countries are expected to land in India in the next one week. The evacuation of Indians is part of the relief measures provided to Indian nationals amid a country-wide lockdown which has been imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Official […]

Sanjay Kumar Panda Appointed India's Ambassador To Turkey

New Delhi: Senior diplomat Sanjay Kumar Panda has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Turkey, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. Panda, a 1991 Indian Foreign Service officer, is presently Consul General, Consulate General of India, San Francisco. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the MEA said. Panda’s appointment to […]

India Asks Citizens To Avoid Travel To Iraq

New Delhi: India on Wednesday issued an advisory for Indian nationals asking them to avoid travelling to Iraq for now. The advisory came soon after Iran claimed to have attacked two US military bases in Iraq, in retaliation to the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani in an American drone attack on […]

Indian Envoy Who Rented House For Rs 15 Lakh A Month Recalled

New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to Austria, Renu Pall, who rented an apartment for herself at Rs 15 lakh per month, has been recalled by the Ministry of External Affairs for financial irregularities and misuse of government funds. An Indian Foreign Service officer of 1988 batch, Pall was to complete her tenure in Austria next month. […]

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 […]

Odisha Seeks Centre's Help To Bring Back 5 Workers From UAE

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has sought assistance from the Ministry of External Affairs for bringing back five labourers stuck in UAE, an official said on Wednesday. The state government has requested the MEA to bring them back after the family members of the workers alleged that the labourers who have been working for a company […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indian team, led by Vijay Thakur Singh, gives strong rebuttal to Pak

New Delhi: The Indian team, led by Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs Vijay Thakur Singh, gave a strong and yet dignified rebuttal to Pakistan’s wild allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council. Flanked by former Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Ajay Bisaria, who was expelled by […]

India Asks Pak To Act On Sikh Girl's Forced Conversion

New Delhi: India on Friday said it has asked for “immediate remedial action” by Pakistan in the case of a minor Sikh girl being forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man. The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said it has received a number of representations from various quarters of civil […]

India's e-tourist visa fee to be based on tourist footfall

New Delhi: India will introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime for over 160 countries based on tourist footfall, with higher fee for the peak season of July to March and a considerably lower fee during the lean period of April to June, officials have said. The fee for e-visa with a validity of 30 days […]

Modi to visit France, attend G7 summit at Biarritz

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting France on an official visit on August 22-23 and then to attend the G-7 Summit at its seaside resort of Biarritz on August 25-26, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. The MEA said that Modi will be attend the summit as the “Biarritz […]

Sushma Put People At Core Of Indian Diplomacy: MEA

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) team mourned the death of Sushma Swaraj saying she left a lasting legacy for “putting people at the core of the Indian diplomacy”. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted: #TeamMEA mourns the sad demise of former External Affairs Minister #sushmaswaraj. Enjoying immense respect within the Ministry and outside, […]

Pradhan seeks Jaishankar's help for repatriation of 18 Odia workers from Dubai

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday sought External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s help for early repatriation of 18 Odia workers stranded in Dubai without salary for last four months. “These stranded Odias from Ganjam district have released video seeking repatriation and payment of their legitimate dues,” the Petroleum and Steel Minister said in a […]

Feels like I am reborn: Sailor abducted by pirates returns to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odia sailor Sudeep Kumar Choudhury, who was abducted by Nigerian sea pirates and released after 70 days following the Government of India’s intervention, arrived in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday to a teary-eyed welcome from parents and family members. Sudeep along with four other abducted seafarers arrived at Mumbai airport on Monday. After his debriefing in […]