Sushma Swaraj reiterates she has done no wrong in Lalitgate

Reiterating her stand that she has "done no wrong", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that there is no conflict of interest on my part in Lalitgate.

 

HC seeks govt's reply on French woman plea against extradition

Delhi High Court on Monday sought the government's response on a plea by a French woman challenging the government's decision to extradite her after ratifying a 118-year-old treaty on charges that she had participated in a Chilean senator's killing in 1991.

Proposal for annual police check for PIB renewal scrapped

 The government has scrapped a proposal under which journalists accredited to Press Information Bureau (PIB) would have to undergo police verification every year for renewal.

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

At a time when Sushma Swaraj is under fierce opposition attack for "helping" Lalit Modi obtain UK travel documents, her External Affairs Ministry has refused to provide any information about the passport issue involving the scandal-tainted former IPL boss.

43 officials in Indian diplomatic missions to face action

Government is taking action with regard to complaints against 43 officials of Indian diplomatic missions in 17 countries facing a variety of charges including corruption and dereliction of duty, top External Affairs Ministry sources said on Sunday.

Indian envoy to New Zealand called back after wife accused of assault
Indian envoy to New Zealand called back after wife accused of assault

India's High Commissioner to New Zealand Ravi Thapar has been called back to New Delhi following allegations that his wife assaulted their cook who claimed that he had been kept in "slavery".

Blame game on over Lalit Modi's passport between External Affairs Ministry, Finance Ministry

A blame game appears to be brewing between the External Affairs Ministry and Finance Ministry over not challenging the Delhi High Court order restoring the passport to tainted former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi.

Lalit Modi row: No need for husband's sign for operation in Portugal, claims Congress
Lalit Modi row: No need for husband's sign for operation in Portugal, claims Congress

The Congress party on Monday continued to agitate for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's resignation in light of the Lalit Modi controversy, claiming that the 'excuse' given by the BJP for her actions is invalid.

High-level Indian team arrives in Nepal

A high-level Indian team arrived here on Tuesday to find out Nepal's needs to overcome the losses suffered in the terrible temblor and how New Delhi can help in reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Nepal earthquake: MEA sets up control rooms, helpline numbers
Nepal earthquake: MEA sets up control rooms, helpline numbers

The External Affairs Ministry on Tuesday set up control rooms both in the national capital and in Nepal, where at least 32 people were killed and over 850 were injured due to a massive earthquake which shook the Himalayan nation on Tuesday.

MEA asks Nitish Kumar to defer trip to Nepal

The External Affairs Ministry has suggested to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to defer his visit to Nepal and undertake it at a "more opportune" time.

Vikas Swarup takes over as Spokesperson in MEA

Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose debut novel was made into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", on Saturday assumed charge as Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry.

PM Modi meets movers and shakers of German economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met "movers and shakers" of German economy soon after his arrival here to attract foreign investment and seek support for his government's 'Make in India' initiative.

Pak High Comm raises with MEA teenage girl 'molestation' case

Pakistan High Commission has raised with External Affairs Ministry reports of a Pakistani teenaged girl being molested by an official of Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) in Pune and demanded action against the accused.

From June 1, seamen have to carry passports before travelling abroad

In a significant move, government has made it mandatory for seamen to carry passports before travelling abroad from June 1, withdrawing the over four decade-long exemption given to them.

'Slumdog Millionaire' writer Vikas Swarup to be new MEA spokesperson
'Slumdog Millionaire' writer Vikas Swarup to be new MEA spokesperson

Vikas Swarup is set to take over as the next spokesperson of the Indian external affairs ministry, replacing Syed Akbaruddin who is due for promotion to the rank of additional secretary, sources said on Thursday.

Govt liberalises policy for adoption by foreign couples

In a bid to simplify adoptions by foreign nationals in India, the External Affairs Ministry has asked all its passport department offices to accept the date of birth of the child mentioned in the court order and not insist for a birth certificate.

Govt liberalises policy for adoption by foreign couples

 In a bid to simplify adoptions by foreign nationals in India, the External Affairs Ministry has asked all its passport department offices to accept the date of birth of the child mentioned in the court order and not insist for a birth certificate.

Delhi HC notice to Centre on illegal passports to foreigners, Indians

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the External Affairs Ministry, Home Ministry and Delhi Police Commissioner on a PIL alleging that mass-scale illegal Indian passports were being provided to foreigners and Indians on the basis of "false verification reports" issued by the special branch of Delhi Police and police departments across India.

No Indian in Basra with labour issues: MEA

There is no Indian left in Iraq's Basra city with labour issues after the arrival of 168 Indians back home in the past one week from there, External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.