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PM Modi`s upcoming visit to BRICS summit significant for India

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 22:52

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday talked about Prime Minister`s upcoming visit next week to Brazil where the sixth BRICS summit will be held.

17 more Indians evacuated from Iraq, 34 rescued so far: MEA

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:32

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday that 17 more Indians had been evacuated from the violence-hit zone of Iraq.

MHA rejects proposal to grant visa-on-arrival to Bangladeshis

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:42

The Union Home Ministry has rejected the Ministry of External Affairs`s proposal to grant visa-on-arrival facility to Bangladeshi nationals and visa- free entry to citizens of that country under the age of 18 and over the age of 65.

Indians in Iraq safe, Delhi making every bid to resolve situation

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 17:28

In an announcement that came as a major relief for the kith and kin of those abducted in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday that all Indians there were safe.

Hindi as UN official language would cost over Rs 82 crore per year

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 22:52

India has not made a proposal for introduction of Hindi as an official language of the United Nations as it would cost the government over Rs 82 crore annually even by a conservative estimate.

Chinese PM Li Keqiang phones Narendra Modi, seeks robust partnership

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 13:54

After surprising everyone by inviting leaders from SAARC countries on the occasion of his swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in “telephone diplomacy” with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Israeli diplomats repatriated from IGI Airport

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:13

Three Israeli diplomats accused of assaulting an immigration official at the Indira Gandhi International Airport have been repatriated, Israeli embassy said.

Twiplomacy by Kevin Pietersen works at last

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 09:00

Star English batsman Kevin Pietersen will soon be in India as problem regarding his visa has been sorted out within a day by the Ministry of External Affairs.

MEA downways envoy's note on Jet-Etihad deal, calls it normal

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 17:52

The External Affairs Ministry Friday termed as "normal" the draft sent to the Finance Ministry by Indian Ambassador to UAE on Jet-Etihad deal, saying it was routine for diplomats to "obtain, assess and share" information on various issues in their host countries.

India, Egypt seek to expand bilateral ties

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 04:32

Taking forward issues of cooperation between Indian and Egypt, the Secretary East in the Ministry of External Affairs had broad ranging discussions with Egyptian representatives during his two-day visit here.

Infighting in drug gangs behind Nigerian`s killing: Report

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:56

Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said it has received a report from the Goa government in which preliminary leads indicate infighting between possible drug- related gangs behind the killing of the Nigerian in that state last week.

MEA condemns terror attack at Nairobi shopping mall

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 15:36

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday condemned the attack at the Nairobi shopping mall where at least 39 people were killed, including two Indian nationals.