Security around Indian cricketers has been significantly beefed up in Brisbane in the wake of the hostage crisis in Sydney with government saying that the team was a "national treasure" and no effort will be spared to ensure its safety.
The External Affairs Ministry has called a meeting of the fourth inter-ministerial steering committee, officials of the Railway Board and other ministries to discuss the pending issues of Agartala-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway line project on October 29.
Taking up the cause of Indian nationals allegedly being kept in Saudi Arabia against their wishes, JD(U) MP Ali Anwar Ansari on Thursday demanded that the External Affairs Ministry take quick action to ensure their return.
Nearly 600 Indian nationals will come back from conflict-hit Iraq over the next two days of whom 200 will return by an Iraqi Airways special chartered flight from Najaf to Delhi tonight, External Affairs Ministry said today.
India on Wednesday said it was fully committed to ensuring security of all diplomats, including those from the US, within confines of its law and pledged full implementation of the Vienna Convention while asking other countries to do the same.
The Delhi High Court Monday set aside the CIC`s order imposing Rs 25,000 as fine on the External Affairs Ministry`s PIO for delay in giving a Kerala MLA some information on Indo-Russia trade agreement on an RTI application.