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  • 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.

  • Patna: Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Nalanda University

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army

  • Substantive, solid outcomes expected of Xi visit: Sushma

    Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit later this month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday that India-China ties are "very good" and that "substantive and solid" outcomes are expected from the visit

  • US Defence Sec Hagel to meet Modi to boost defence, strategic ties

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, who is here on a three-day visit, will meet the Indian leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Friday in a visit aimed at boosting defence and strategic ties

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves for India

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, today left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit

  • Rahul stopped Sonia Gandhi from becoming PM in 2004, claims Natwar Singh

    Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi who was afraid she would be killed, former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh has claimed 

  • No change in India's policy on Palestine: Swaraj

    Asserting that India's policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government today refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as it said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks and forestalled a resolution in Rajya Sabha which was demanded by the opposition. 

  • Sushma Swaraj seeks info on Indians jailed abroad

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed all Indian missions in the countries where significant number of nationals were in jail to provide updated information for further action