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Sushma announces medical visas for Pakistanis

Sushma announces medical visas for Pakistanis

New Delhi, Aug 16  On the occasion of Independence Day, the Ministry of External Affairs announced that India will provide medical visas to all bona fide Pakistan patients. In a tweet on Tuesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said: ”...

India eyes issuing 1.5 cr passport in 2017

Kolkata, July 11  India has a target of issuing 1.5 crore passports this year, a Ministry of External Affairs official said here on Monday. “All over India we issue around 60,000 to 65,000 passports in a day. Its a number in itself. This year’s...
PM Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US

PM Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the Indian Community Reception, in Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017. Washington, June 26 (IANS) Speaking of change in the functioning of the Indian embassy everywhere, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Kulbhushan Jadhav’s well-being a matter of concern : India

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s well-being a matter of concern : India

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The well-being of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges espionage, still remains a matter of concern, a senior official said on Thursday. “We haven’t...
Czech Foreign Minister to visit India

Czech Foreign Minister to visit India

New Delhi, Dec 15  Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, accompanied by a 30-member delegation including 18 businessmen, will be on a visit to India December 18-20, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.“He is scheduled to hold...
Latin America important for India’s food security: MEA official

Latin America important for India’s food security: MEA official

New Delhi, Oct 24  Observing that the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region countries can be an important region for global prosperity and stability, Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Preeti Saran on Monday said the region holds importance...

MEA also contributed to 53% FDI growth: Sushma Swaraj

Indore, Oct 24  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the role of her ministry is undergoing transformation, as apart from diplomatic functions, now it is also acting as a catalyst to national development. Addressing the closing...
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda at the inauguration of the India-Africa Health Sciences Meet

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda at the inauguration of the India-Africa Health Sciences Meet

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda at the inauguration of the India-Africa Health Sciences Meet, organised by the ICMR, DHR, MoHFW and the Ministry of External Affairs, in New Delhi on September 01, 2016. The Union Minister...

Kerry highlights India’s role as strategic partner of US (Roundup)

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, Aug 31 India is a key strategic partner of the US with the war against terror and stability of the Indian Ocean Region in focus, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he interacted with students at the premier...

MEA comes up with Facebook app to reach out to more people

New Delhi, Aug 19  The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday launched a Facebook application to help people connect with the Indian missions across the globe any time of the day.Announcing the launch here, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said:...

India set to get MTCR membership, NSG option remains open: MEA

New Delhi, June 27  Close on the heels of a setback on the issue of membership into the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India on Sunday said it is all set to get into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) on Monday and that joining the...

Grand Mosque accident: Two Indians among 107 killed

New Delhi, Sep 12  The ministry of external affairs on Saturday said that two Indians were among the 107 killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia.“Our officials from the Indian Consulate in Jeddah have been on the ground...
MEA advertises for consultants

MEA advertises for consultants

New Delhi, July 3  As part of its move for lateral recruitment, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has issued an advertisement to hire consultants on contract basis for its policy planning and research division. The salary would be negotiable, and...
Vikas Swarup to be new MEA spokesperson

Vikas Swarup to be new MEA spokesperson

New Delhi, March 27  Vikas Swarup, joint secretary (UN-Political) in the ministry of external affairs, is set to take over as the next spokesperson, replacing Syed Akbaruddin who has been named the pointsperson for the India Africa Forum Summit to be...
MEA reaches out on Facebook Q & A

MEA reaches out on Facebook Q & A

New Delhi, Feb 25  As part of its public outreach, India’s external affairs ministry Tuesday held its first question and answer session on Facebook with its spokesperson being flooded with questions from across the world during the 45-minute session,...

India’s foreign policy a big draw on new and social media

New Delhi, Oct 13  The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fuelled a spike in social media and interest in his government and its policies, including foreign policy. With a robust foreign policy agenda and some well-publicised diplomatic engagements,...

India committed to boosting ties with Arab world: Sushma

New Delhi, Aug 21  Emphasizing the government’s “unflinching commitment” to expand ties with the Arab world, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Thursday said there was no change in India’s policy of “extending strong...

Sushma meets UML leaders, ends Nepal visit

Kathmandu, July 28  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday averted a diplomatic disaster by meeting leaders of the ruling CPN-UML just before returning to India after a three-day visit which she said was “productive” and “successful”. The...
Sushma exhorts NRIs to assist in India’s progress

Sushma exhorts NRIs to assist in India’s progress

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, July 18  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called upon NRIs to work for the reconstruction of the country, and said Indians living abroad endorse the NDA government as their “own”. “The NDA government...