Indian cricketers' security increased in Brisbane
Indian cricketers' security increased in Brisbane

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.

Meeting on Agartala-Akhaura railway link project on Oct 29

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.

Govt should help Indians kept 'forcibly' in Saudi Arabia: MP

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.

216 more Indians return from Libya

Another batch of 216 Indians returned from Libya via Djerba on Tuesday, taking the total number of Indians evacuated from the strife-torn country to 2,750.

Nearly 2200 more Indians want to leave war-torn Iraq, 1600 of them being given tickets

MEA Official Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed that around 1600 nationals are being provided with tickets by the Indian government for their return.

After freed nurses, 200 Indian nationals arrive in India today

A day after 46 Indian nurses freed by Iraqi insurgents reached India, around 200 others reached the national capital on a special flight on Sunday.

Nearly 600 Indian nationals to come back from Iraq by Monday

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.

`No visa-free entry for Bangladeshis`

There is no move to make provisions for visa-free entry of Bangladeshi nationals into India, a source in the external affairs ministry said Saturday.

Captain James lays Vivaan to rest

Indian merchant ship captain Sunil James, who was freed from Togo jail after being arrested for allegedly aiding pirates, performed last rites of his son on Sunday.

Captain Sunil James freed from Togo jail, on way back to India

Captain Sunil James of oil tanker MT Ocean Centurian, who was arrested in July on charges of aiding pirates off the coast of Togo, has been released.

Govt committed to ensuring security of diplomats: MEA

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.

Deaf and dumb Pak prisoner dies of tuberculosis

A deaf and dumb Pakistani prisoner, who was lodged in the Amritsar Central Jail, has died of tuberculosis, a top prison official said here Wednesday.

Delhi HC sets aside CIC`s penalty against Centre

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.

India to consider Afghan request for arms supplies

Ahead of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai`s visit next week, India on Saturday said it was ready to discuss and consider Afghanistan`s request for arms supplies, as and when raised.

Conference mulls Tagore`s relevance to India`s foreign policy

Did Rabindranath Tagore make a mistake by meeting Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in Rome?

Khurshid condoles Savita’s death, says ‘Irish Govt probing matter’

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday offered his condolences to Savita Halappanavar’s family, and said that the Irish Government is probing the matter.

K N Srivastava new secy in Civil Aviation Ministry

K N Srivastava, Special Secretary and Financial Adviser in the External Affairs Ministry, was on Thursday appointed the new Secretary in the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Produce kidnapped baby and its father: Madras HC

Madras High Court Bench on Friday directed External Affairs Ministry officials to produce before it by July 30 a two-year-old baby, kidnapped to Singapore by his father using fake documents.

`Prez`s foreign visits inputs can’t be disclosed`

The inputs given by President while deciding the itinerary and duration of foreign visits undertaken by the Head of State cannot be made public.

Sri Lankan envoys to learn handling pro-LTTE lobby

Sri Lanka`s top diplomats are facing flak for failing to counter adverse propaganda against their country by pro-LTTE lobby.