MJ Akbar

Sushma Swaraj defends telling Parliament on deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq before informing their families

Sushma Swaraj defends telling Parliament on deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq before informing their families

Swaraj addressed allegations that her government had withheld information on the status of the missing Indians, saying she had always maintained she would make no definitive statements without sure proof.

Mar 20, 2018, 15:49 PM IST
Not just Nirav Modi, at least 31 businessmen have fled India after 'scams'

Not just Nirav Modi, at least 31 businessmen have fled India after 'scams'

The others in the list include Nirav Modi's wife Ami Nirav Modi and son Neeshal Modi, liquor baron Vijay Mallya, cricket czar Lalit Modi and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Mar 15, 2018, 17:12 PM IST
Cricket series unlikely till Pakistan stops terrorism: Sushma Swaraj

Cricket series unlikely till Pakistan stops terrorism: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj said that terrorism and cricket can't go hand in hand.

Jan 01, 2018, 16:54 PM IST
Who chose All India Muslim Personal Law Board to represent Muslims? MJ Akbar on triple talaq

Who chose All India Muslim Personal Law Board to represent Muslims? MJ Akbar on triple talaq

MJ Akbar clarified in the House that the law is not against talaq but against the practice of instant talaq.

Dec 28, 2017, 18:12 PM IST
Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism: Akbar

Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism: Akbar

Akbar also contended that faith-based terrorism challenges the concept of a nation-state and presents an existential challenge.

Dec 16, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
Pak blocking normal access between India and Afghanistan: MJ Akbar

Pak blocking normal access between India and Afghanistan: MJ Akbar

Pakistan is inhibiting connectivity between India and Afghanistan, Minister of State for External Affairs said on Thursday.

Nov 15, 2017, 21:12 PM IST

Terrorism most dangerous, world needs to fight collectively: MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar said terrorism is the greatest challenge faced by the world as of now and it needs to be fought unitedly without a "compromise"

Sep 24, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

UN inaction allowed terrorism to grow: MJ Akbar

Ghana`s Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, said Indian investors should help the country`s private sector to grow bilateral trade to $5 billion by 2020.

Aug 16, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj says missing Indians in Iraq probably in jail in Badush

Sushma Swaraj says missing Indians in Iraq probably in jail in Badush

Sushma Swaraj added that the Iraqi Foreign Minister would be visiting India on July 24 and will provide further information. 

Jul 16, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
MEA helped over 80,000 Indians stuck in difficult situations abroad: Sushma

MEA helped over 80,000 Indians stuck in difficult situations abroad: Sushma

The minister said that helping the distressed Indians living abroad and the NRIs has been a top priority of her ministry.

Jun 05, 2017, 22:12 PM IST

Support to terror must be basis for Commonwealth disqualification: India

The CMAG is held for ministers from the 52 Commonwealth countries to raise important issues and action points for the benefit of the organisation's membership.

Mar 17, 2017, 21:52 PM IST
China must hear voice of world on terror: India on Masood Azhar issue

China must hear voice of world on terror: India on Masood Azhar issue

In April 2016 also, China had blocked India's move to label Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a terrorist,

Jan 04, 2017, 19:20 PM IST

MJ Akbar persuaded Rajiv Gandhi to override Shah Bano ruling: Former CIC

It was none other than the current Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar who persuaded the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to intervene in the landmark Shah Bano case, former Chief Information Commissioner, Wajahat Habibullah has said.

Oct 18, 2016, 22:03 PM IST
Pakistan can fool only its own on terrorism, not the world: MJ Akbar

Pakistan can fool only its own on terrorism, not the world: MJ Akbar

Maintaining that Pakistan's argument has no takers at the United Nation, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar has said that Islamabad can fool its people but cannot fool the world on terrorism.

Sep 25, 2016, 11:12 AM IST

Akbar to address high-level UNGA summit for refugees, migrants

Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar will attend several meetings at the UN, including a high-level summit on refugees and migrants aimed at addressing the unprecedented crisis.

Sep 19, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

Will give a befitting reply to Pakistan: MJ Akbar on Uri attack

Foreign state minister said India will give an answer to Pakistan on his misdeed. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Sep 19, 2016, 15:55 PM IST
MJ Akbar blasts Pakistan at NAM summit over Uri attack, says Islamabad to be given a befitting reply

MJ Akbar blasts Pakistan at NAM summit over Uri attack, says Islamabad to be given a befitting reply

The terror attack in Uri in Kashmir has highlighted Pakistan's desire to use poison instead of dialogue, said India at NAM summit.

Sep 19, 2016, 02:22 AM IST

MJ Akbar meets Iranian Foreign Minister

In continuation of India's flurry of engagements with Gulf and Middle East nations, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday.

Sep 12, 2016, 00:31 AM IST
India pivotal power, can tilt Asia the way it wants: MJ Akbar

India pivotal power, can tilt Asia the way it wants: MJ Akbar

"I consider our country as Asia's pivotal power. Pivotal power means that we are the power which has the potential to tilt this continent the way it wants," he said.

Aug 27, 2016, 21:21 PM IST
India has a role to play in combating terror: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

India has a role to play in combating terror: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

As a growing power, India has a role to play in meeting the challenge of terrorism, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said as the two countries agreed to upgrade their security consultations.

Aug 21, 2016, 15:09 PM IST