India ratifies nuclear liability convention, confident of winning foreign investment
India ratifies nuclear liability convention, confident of winning foreign investment

India has ratified an international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, the government announced on Thursday.

Mumbai terror attack trial is test of Pakistan’s sincerity in combating terrorism: India
Mumbai terror attack trial is test of Pakistan’s sincerity in combating terrorism: India

Even as a Pakistani court dismissed the government's petition seeking voice samples of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects in the Mumbai attack trial, India said on Thursday that the trial was a test of Pakistan’s sincerity.

No decision yet for extradition proceedings against Lalit Modi: Report
No decision yet for extradition proceedings against Lalit Modi: Report

Earlier about four months ago, the directorate had approached the Malta agencies and shared the former IPL chief's address.

PM Modi's New Year's resolution: No frequent foreign trips in 2016
PM Modi's New Year's resolution: No frequent foreign trips in 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who has often been in the Opposition's line of fire for frequent foreign visits, has decided to cut down these trips this year. 

Anil Wadhwa named India's new ambassador to Italy

Anil Wadhwa, currently secretary (east) in the External Affairs Ministry, was on Thursday named India's new ambassador to Italy.

Geeta's DNA test did not match Mahato family: External Affairs Ministry

The DNA sample of Geeta, the deaf and mute young woman who returned to India more than a decade after mistakenly foraying into Pakistan, did not match that of the Mahato family of Bihar that claimed her as its long-lost daughter, the government confirmed on Thursday.

Govt eases norms for bilateral aid to promote Make in India

Government Wednesday eased the norms for bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) to enable the country access assistance from other countries, a move which will promote 'Make in India' campaign by obtaining new technology and boost infrastructure.

India asks Nepal to 'put its house in order'

In a blunt message, India on Thursday asked Nepal to "put its house in order" and rejected charges of economic blockade from the Indian side.

Two Indian Haj pilgrims killed in Mecca Grand Mosque accident
Two Indian Haj pilgrims killed in Mecca Grand Mosque accident

Two Indian Haj pilgrims, one from Kerala and the other from West Bengal, were among the 107 people killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mecca, while 15 Indians are among the injured, officials said on Saturday.

MEA seeks cooperation from Saudi Embassy in alleged rape case
MEA seeks cooperation from Saudi Embassy in alleged rape case

India Thursday asked Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the investigation against its Delhi-based diplomat, who has been accused of rape and torture by two Nepalese women working at his house in Gurgaon on the outskirts of the national capital.

MEA seeks report on rape charges against Saudi diplomat

The External Affairs Ministry has sought a detailed report on the alleged incident involving a diplomat at the Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi who has been booked for rape.

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.