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Badal meets Swaraj; demands safe return of Punjabis from Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:13

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and asked the government to intensify efforts to ensure the safe and prompt return of Punjabis stranded in strife-torn Iraq to their motherland.

Top US diplomat to visit India ahead of strategic dialogue

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:19

A top US diplomat will be in India for high-level talks ahead of a bilateral strategic dialogue and to prepare for the first summit meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

UK to upgrade Ahmedabad trade office to Deputy High Commission

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:03

The UK has decided to upgrade its trade office in Ahmedabad to Deputy High Commission, a significant move after a decade-long boycott of Narendra Modi after the riots in Gujarat during his tenure as Chief Minister in 2002.

Oommen Chandy thanks Sushma Swaraj for bringing back nurses from war-torn Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 22:30

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her efforts to bring back 46 nurses from conflict zones in Iraq.

UK Foreign Minister to arrive in India today

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:27

United Kingdom`s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, William Hague, will arrive in India on a two-day visit for the first time after the formation of the NDA government in the country.

PM Narendra Modi keen on visiting Nepal: BJP leader

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:31

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on visiting Nepal and strengthening India`s ties with the country as part of the new government`s initiative to give importance to SAARC nations, a senior BJP leader said on Friday.

Crisis management committee formed to bring Indian nurses back: Oommen Chandy

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:25

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that a top-level crisis management committee has been formed under the chairmanship of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring back captive Indian nurses back from Iraq.

Iraq crisis: Indian nurses freed by ISIS militants, will reach Kerala tomorrow

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:43

In a positive development, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Friday set free the 46 Indian nurses, who were confined in Iraq`s Mosul city.

Lankan Foreign Minister to visit India next week

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:59

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris will be visiting India next week to hold talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj during which key issues, including the welfare of Tamils in Lanka and fishermen, are expected to be discussed.

Kerala, Centre concerned about nurses` safety in Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:17

The Kerala government as well as the Centre are concerned about the safety of the 46 nurses who are stranded in an Iraq town, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday after he met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here.

US senator John McCain meets PM Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:45

The US has high level of expectations about a new momentum of India`s economic growth under the new government, a senior American Senator Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi who expressed desire to take the relationship to a new level.

UK ministers to meet PM Narendra Modi next week

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:23

Britain`s foreign secretary William Hague and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne would be among the first high-level UK delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to India next week.