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  • Lalit Modi offered directorship to Swaraj's husband, withdrew it later: Indofil

    Amid a controversy over former IPL chief Lalit Modi offering directorship in a family-run firm to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's husband, the company today said the offer was withdrawn before it could be considered by its board

  • Lalitgate: BJP's silence is deafening, claims Congress

    The Congress on Monday claimed that the silence of the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi's travel documents was `deafening', adding that the people of the country were waiting for the Centre to take action against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

  • MEA declines info on Lalit Modi's passport issue, draws flak

    With External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj facing opposition onslaught over 'Lalitgate', her office has declined to provide information about the controversy surrounding restoration of Lalit Modi's passport

  • AAP to hold protest march demanding resignation of 'tainted' BJP leaders today

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a protest march in the national capital today, demanding the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and HRD Minister Smriti Irani

  • BJP's unstoppable juggernaut is getting a battering from within

    BJP’s juggernaut has hit a major hurdle. The party, which came to power promising change in the name of transparent and non-corrupt governance, finds itself in a tight spot, not only at the Centre but also in Maharashtra, where it is in a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena

  • India announces $1 bn aid to rebuild Nepal

    India on Thursday announced $1 billion in aid to rebuild Nepal, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying that from 'the debris of destruction a stronger united and more confident Nepal will rise'

  • Swaraj leaves for Nepal to attend international donors' conclave

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj embarked on a two-day visit to Nepal to attend an international donors' conclave where she is likely to announce a major financial package by India for reconstruction of the quake-hit Himalayan nation

  • To resign, or fire or wait it out is the question

    Kyon istifa dia jaaye? Hum Congress party ko oblige karne kay liye sarkar chala rahein hain kya? (Why should they (Sushma Swaraj & Vasundhara Raje) resign? Are we running a government to oblige the Congress Party?) These were Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s words on Saturday, a week after the media unravelled the murky deeds and connections of Lalit Modi with Indian politicians

  • Five controversies Sushma Swaraj has been embroiled in

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is currently embroiled in a row over helping Lalit Modi with travel papers. Here we list some of her controversies over the years

  • Chidambaram bolsters Congress attack on Sushma on Lalit Modi link

    The controversy over Sushma Swaraj helping former IPL chief Lalit Modi continued to billow as senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday accused the external affairs minister of "nepotism" and abuse of authority

  • Cong workers clash with cops, demand Sushma Swaraj's resignation

    Members of the Youth Congress staged a protest on Wednesday in New Delhi and burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not sacking External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over the recent controversy surrounding former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

  • Anti-nuke activist seeks Sushma Swaraj's help for return of passport

    Taking a potshot at External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, anti-Nuclear activist S P Udhayakumar sought her 'help' to get back his impounded passport 'on the lines' of assistance provided to former IPL chief Lalit Modi

  • Sushma Swaraj reacts angrily to Twitter insinuation

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday reacted angrily to a tweet suggesting she took favours to get her daughter a seat in a medical college through the northeast quota

  • Lalit Modi admits closeness to Sushma, Vasundhara

    IPL's controversial former chief Lalit Modi on Tuesday admitted close relations with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

  • Sushma Swaraj flags off first batch of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday flagged off the first batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatris from the Nathu La pass route and assured that the elderly people will also be able have a glimpse of Lord Shiva without facing problems.

  • Congress demands Sushma Swaraj's sacking over Lalit Modi link

    An unrelenting Congress on Monday demanded the sacking of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for helping former IPL chief Lalit Modi procure travel documents, and pointed out that she could not have acted without the "direct complicity and approval" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Sushma Swaraj shouldn't be pestered because she's a woman: Lalu Prasad

    Amid Opposition's demands for External Affairs Minister Sushma's resignation over the Lalit Modi issue, RJD President Lalu Prasad today said she shouldn't be pestered over the matter because she is a woman

  • Lalit Modi's lawyer cries 'political conspiracy', says Sushma lived up to her duty

    Former IPL chief Lalit Modi's lawyer on Monday termed the entire issue involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj a "political jamboree" intended to "destabilise the government which is so far free of any scars or scams"

  • Lalit Modi issue: Congress steps up attack on Sushma Swaraj

    Congress today stepped attacked on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj alleging there was "quid pro quo" involved in her "assistance" to Lalit Modi in obtaining British travel documents and demanded that the scam-tainted former IPL Commissioner be brought back and tried in India

  • Sushma Swaraj in row over helping Lalit Modi with travel papers

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday was at the centre of a row after admitting to having helped former IPL chief Lalit Modi procure documents to travel to Portugal last July on "humanitarian grounds"