West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she had apprised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about the outcome of her recent Bangladesh visit.
The government on Wednesday said as per an understanding reached with the Chinese side, five batches of 50 pilgrims each are expected to travel through Nathu La for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra this year.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive here on Friday to set the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka, the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian premier in over 25 years.
China on Friday proposed trilateral cooperation involving India and Sri Lanka for regional stability as the new government in Colombo sought to re-balance its ties with China, preferring to follow a "non-aligned" policy.
The government on Thursday insisted that no provision related to compensation under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND) has been waived off in the recent Indo-US agreement and said the provision of Rs 1500 crore is for immediate compensation only.
As many as 6,443 Indians are detained in jails in 71 countries for various offences and 74 missing defence personnel, including 54 prisoners of war, are believed to be in Pakistani jails since 1971, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday told relatives of 39 Indian nationals, who were taken held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq in June last year, that there was no proof of "their being alive or dead".
Indian citizens living abroad will now be able to file consular grievances online as the government today launched an e-portal to address such complaints promptly with a high degree of "accountability".
The world is looking at India with renewed respect and enthusiasm and the government is keen to harness the energy of the country`s large youthful population who can make their presence felt through innovation and initiatives, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here Friday.
Hours before her maiden visit to Bangladesh as the West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee Thursday remained mum on the contentious Teesta water sharing deal but exuded confidence of a breakthrough in the land boundary agreement.
The Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will commence June 8, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday while announcing that elderly pilgrims and those with mobility issues will now be able to visit Mount Kailash for the first time via a motorable route passing through China.