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  • Watch: Music video featuring German envoy, Salman Khurshid goes viral

    A remake with a twist, a new video of popular Bollywood track "Kal ho naa ho", featuring German Ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife Eliese and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has gone viral online, garnering over 600,000 views within three days of going live on Youtube

  • Nepal earthquake: One dead in Indian embassy in Kathmandu

    The daughter of an employee of the Indian embassy in Kathmandu died in the massive earthquake in Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday

  • Vikas Swarup takes over from Akbaruddin as MEA spokesperson

    The photograph of Vikas Swarup, the external affairs ministry's new spokesperson, now adorns the Twitter account of the ever-busy handle @MEAIndia. The handle, which till late Saturday afternoon had the photograph of popular spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, was replaced with Swarup's, who formally took over on Saturday

  • India intensifies pull-out of nationals from Yemen; naval ship in Aden

    India on Tuesday intensified efforts to pull out its around 4,000 nationals from Yemen, deploying aircraft and at least five ships, even as the Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes against the Shia Houthi rebels entered the sixth day.

  • India sends plane to airlift citizens from Yemen

    Air India today flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen, soon after the government decided to evacuate its citizens amid the chaotic situation in the Gulf country

  • India considering sending two ships to evacuate Indians in Yemen

    With the situation in Yemen slipping more into uncertainty, India on Thursday said it was assessing the evolving situation in the Arab country and considering sending two ships to evacuate Indian nationals

  • Sydney murder: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Australian counterpart

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday took up with her Australian counterpart the murder of an Indian IT consultant in a Sydney street. Australian police have released CCTV footage of the woman minutes before she was stabbed to death three days ago

  • If someone tries to break into my house, I can shoot: Sri Lankan PM

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made the statement regarding Indian fishermen even as Sushma Swaraj was in Colombo to lay the ground for PM Modi’s bilateral visit this week

  • Kailash Mansarovar yatra to begin on June 8

    The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will commence June 8, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday while announcing that elderly pilgrims and those with mobility issues will now be able to visit Mount Kailash for the first time via a motorable route passing through China

  • Sushma Swaraj to raise issue of 11 Indian prisoners with Oman

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that she will raise the issue of 11 Indians - currently in jails in Oman - during her meetings with the oil-rich Gulf nation's top leadership tomorrow

  • India to ease way for Chinese businesses, Modi visit in May

    India will make it easier for Chinese companies to do business in the country as it seeks to take bilateral economic ties with China to "a qualitatively new level", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Sunday, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the country in May

  • Jaishankar takes over as foreign secretary, Sushma says was in loop

    S. Jaishankar, India's envoy to the US who was seen as having played a catalytic role in the turnaround in bilateral ties, Thursday assumed charge as foreign secretary, a day after the government in a late-night announcement "curtailed" the two-year tenure of incumbent Sujatha Singh seven months before her term was to end

  • BJP leader Varun Gandhi meets Shashi Tharoor

    Senior BJP leader Varun Gandhi today met former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor at his residence here

  • Sir, come back. Country serious

    Sir, I’ve sent you a telegram. As you head to Kashmir, en route to Korea. We haven’t seen you much in India lately

  • Sushma Swaraj pushes for declaring Gita as national scripture

    Pushing for declaring Bhagwad Gita as a national scripture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said only a formal announcement remained in this regard, sparking a controversy with TMC and and Congress coming out with sharp responses

  • India sends aircraft, vessels to resolve water crisis in Maldives

    With the Maldivian capital facing an acute water crisis after a fire in the city's water treatment plant, India today sent an IAF transport aircraft and naval vessels carrying a large consignment of water to meet the immediate requirement of over 100,000 people

  • Nitin Gadkari assures steps to bring back five fishermen from Lanka

    The families of five fishermen, who were awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court last month on drug-trafficking charges, today met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought immediate steps by India to bring them back home

  • India set to include Mauritius in Visa on Arrival scheme

    India is working on the inclusion of Mauritius in the group of countries to be listed in its Visa on Arrival scheme, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said

  • Mumbai: Sushma Swaraj lauds Swachh Bharat as gutter water accumulates nearby

    In a speech at Dharavi, the Union minister spoke of the success of the clean-up campaign; meanwhile, gutter water flowed underneath her stage and accumulated few feet away

  • Sushma Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN SecurityCouncil during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.