JD(U) to raise in Parliament advisory to Nitish not to go to Nepal

Janata Dal (United) on Monday protested the Central advisory to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to not to go to Nepal for meeting earthquake victims and said it would raise the issue in Parliament.

Logo for International Day of Yoga launched
Logo for International Day of Yoga launched

The logo for International Day of Yoga was launched here today by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik.

Afghanistan will not be a battlefield for proxy war: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a united regional and global front to fight the "new ecology of terror", very brutal and "morphing very rapidly" that Afghanistan is experiencing and also outlined his vision of recreating his country as a "roundabout" to become the hub of South and Central Asian trade and transit.

India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade
India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade

India on Tuesday offered assistance to war-ravaged Afghanistan in diverse sectors including defence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held extensive talks during which both leaders stressed the need for concrete action to dismantle terror networks.

PM Narendra Modi third most followed world leader on Twitter
PM Narendra Modi third most followed world leader on Twitter

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the third most followed world leader on the micro-blogging site Twitter while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister, according to a latest study.

Afghan President in India: As it happened on Tuesday
Afghan President in India: As it happened on Tuesday

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is in India on a three-day state visit, has a number of engagements lined up on Tuesday.

Yemen evacuation operation was 'resounding success': Sushma Swaraj

The operation to evacuate people from war-torn Yemen was a "resounding success" which was acknowledged by the world community, government told Rajya Sabha on Monday while noting that 1,947 nationals of 48 countries besides 4,741 Indians were rescued safely.

Quake rescue: SP leader talks about party colleague's nephews in Rajya Sabha

Amid massive efforts to save lives in quake-ravaged Nepal in adverse conditions, Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Monday raised in Rajya Sabha the issue of nephews of his party colleague Naresh Agrawal being stranded there, alleging that Indian Embassy was not helpful.

Sushma Swaraj promises to bring back Keralites from quake-hit Nepal

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured the Kerala government that around 250 Keralites stranded in quake-hit Nepal would be brought back, a state minister said on Monday.

U-14 girls team stuck in Nepal to be evacuated on priority

India on Sunday said that it would evacuate on priority 18 members of the country's Under-14 girls football team which is stuck in Nepal following a massive earthquake.

Nepal earthquake: Rescue operations as it happened on Sunday
Nepal earthquake: Rescue operations as it happened on Sunday

India on Sunday launched 'Operation Maitri' to rescue people trapped after massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude hit Nepal, killing more than 1900 and leaving 4,721 injured.

Nepal earthquake 2015 worst ever in 81 years

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on Richter scale and a series of aftershocks struck Nepal on Saturday. The quakes also jolted parts of North and Northeast India. Widespread damage has been reported from Nepal.

Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body brought to his AP village

The body of Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan babu, who died during an expedition in the Andes in Argentina last month, reached his native place in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

Sushma urges NRIs to get involved in govt''s flagship programmes

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday urged NRIs and PIOs to get involved in the Prime Minster Narendra Modi-led NDA Government`s flagship programmes like `Make in India`, `Swachh Bharat Mission` and `Namami Gange`.

India boosts ASEAN engagement with dedicated mission

India on Wednesday expressed its readiness to bolster cooperation with ASEAN in collectively addressing the "traditional and non-traditional" security challenges facing the region as it formally inaugurated a dedicated mission for the 10-member bloc here.

India considers Asian, African region as part of its extended neighbourhood: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India considers the Asian and African region as part of its extended neighbourhood, adding that New Delhi`s partnership with Asia and Africa is unique and dates back to our civilizational contacts through ancient seafarers, traders, intellectuals and monks.

India considers Asian, African region as part of its extended neighbourhood: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India considers the Asian and African region as part of its extended neighbourhood, adding that New Delhi`s partnership with Asia and Africa is unique and dates back to our civilizational contacts through ancient seafarers, traders, intellectuals and monks.

Resolute action needed to counter ISIS terror: India

India on Wednesday said the emergence of the dreaded terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was a matter of grave concern and must be countered as it challenges civilisation.

Swaraj renews old friendship with South African counterpart

The formal setting of a diplomatic event gave way to the charm of old friendship when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spotted her South African counterpart Maite Nkoana-Mashabane engrossed in discussion with Swedish Foreign Minister.

Sushma Swaraj arrives for Asian African Conference

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday arrived here on five-day visit to attend the 60th commemoration of the historical 1955 Asian-African Conference and the 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership.