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Kerala seeks special flight to bring back nurses

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 23:37

Kerala on Friday urged the Centre to immediately arrange a special flight for passage of the Indian nurses who had left strife-torn Libya to neighbouring Tunisia to come back home.

Congress accuses Natwar Singh of `distortion` of facts

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 01:06

Congress on Thursday accused former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh of making "allegations" and "distorting" facts in the wake his comments on the issue of Sonia Gandhi`s refusal to take up the job of Prime Minister in 2004.

Congress trashes Natwar Singh`s claim

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:58

Congress dismissed as "ridiculous" the claim of former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh that Sonia Gandhi declined to become PM in May, 2004 because of opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM in 2004, claims Natwar Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 20:43

Sonia Gandhi declined to become PM in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi, former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed on Wednesday. <br><br>

Sushma Swaraj meets UML leaders, ends Nepal visit

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 00:23

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday averted a diplomatic disaster by meeting leaders of the ruling CPN-UML just before returning to India after a three-day visit which she said was "productive" and "successful".

MEA not in favour of transferring Haj to Minority Affairs Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:42

The Ministry of External Affairs is not in favour of transferring the subject of Haj, which currently comes under it, to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

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.

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 17:57

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

India to seek fishing rights around Lankan waters: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:29

The new Indian government is likely to ask Sri Lanka to issue commercial licences to its fishermen to operate around the northern Kachchativu islet, a media report said today ahead of External Affairs Minister G L Peiris` visit to New Delhi.

After freed nurses, 200 Indian nationals arrive in India today

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 07:48

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

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:08

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.

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.