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PM Narendra Modi, British PM Boris Johnson discuss extradition of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi

Mallya has been based in the UK since March 2016 and remains on bail on an extradition warrant executed three years ago by Scotland Yard. In May last year, the fugitive businessman lost his appeals in the British Supreme Court against his extradition to India to face money-laundering and fraud charges.

May 04, 2021, 22:01 PM IST

No trade with India under current circumstances: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that Pakistan cannot go ahead with any trade with India under the current circumstances.

Apr 03, 2021, 12:06 PM IST

Stranded in India due to COVID-19 lockdown, 133 Pakistani nationals return home via Wagah border

Several Pakistani women and children, who were among those who were allowed to go back home, were elated and thanked the Government of India for reuniting them with their family back home.  

Mar 17, 2021, 13:53 PM IST

India, China hold talks to reach mutually acceptable solution for complete disengagement: MEA

India and China reviewed the situation along LAC in eastern Ladakh in the 21st WMCC meeting held on Friday. 

Mar 12, 2021, 19:43 PM IST

MEA calls US watchdog Freedom house report 'inaccurate, distorted'

India has responded to the report US-based watchdog Freedom house which has downgraded India`s status as a democracy and free society to 'partly free' by calling the findings 'distorted, inaccurate'.

Mar 05, 2021, 20:58 PM IST

After initially voicing concern, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau praises government for holding talks with protesting farmers

"On the farmers' protests, Prime Minister Trudeau commended efforts of the government of India to choose the path of dialogue as befitting in democracy," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said at a media briefing.

Feb 13, 2021, 08:47 AM IST

Amid alleged propaganda to defame India over farmers' protest, US makes this big statement

Amid alleged international propaganda to defame the Narendra Modi government over ongoing farmers' protest, the US Administration of President Joe Biden has said that it welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India's markets and attract greater private sector investment.

Feb 04, 2021, 11:58 AM IST

Bollywood shouts #IndiaAgainstPropaganda; Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn tweet 'don't fall for fake propaganda' - Who said what!

Besides Rihanna, others such as activist Greta Thunberg, former porn star Mia Khalifa amongst others too tweeted about the farmers' protest. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) responded to the comments made by foreign individuals and entities on the ongoing farmers’ protests. 

Feb 04, 2021, 09:04 AM IST

MEA calls Rihanna, Greta Thunberg's remark on farmers' protest 'inaccurate, irresponsible'

The Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement after several celebs reacted to the on the ongoing farmers’ protests. "The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible," the statement read.

Feb 03, 2021, 12:27 PM IST

Myanmar coup: MEA expresses ‘deep concern’, says ‘rule of law and democratic process must be upheld’

India on Monday expressed ‘deep concerns’ over the detention of top Myanmar leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, by the country’s military junta and said that the ‘rule of law and democratic process must be upheld.’ “We have noted the developments in Myanmar with deep concern. India has always been steadfast in its support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. We believe that the rule of law and the democratic process must be upheld. We are monitoring the situation closely,’’ the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a press statement.

Feb 01, 2021, 09:48 AM IST

Chabahar port anchor of expansion of economic ties with Iran: India

The consignment of cranes arrived from Marghera port, Italy on and is presently undergoing trials run. India will be supplying 6 mobile harbor cranes to Iran, with a total contract value of over $ 25 million. Union Minister of Ports and Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya said, "Chabahar Port is a strategic port with great national importance.

Jan 19, 2021, 11:48 AM IST

US, India friction grows over purchase of S-400 air defence system from Russia, New Delhi unlikely to get any waiver from Washington

The United States has told India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of Russian S-400 air defence systems, raising the risk of sanctions similar to those imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said.

Jan 16, 2021, 07:10 AM IST

India concerned over attacks on Afghan journalists, says MEA

India has expressed its "deep concern" at the targeted assassination of Afghan journalists and civil society members, calling it "contrary to the spirit of the peace process".

Jan 15, 2021, 08:10 AM IST

No foreign guest at 2021 Republic Day event announces MEA; first time in 55 years

The presence of a foreign guest at the Republic Day parade on January 26 has been one of the highlights of the annual event celebrating the country's diversity.

Jan 14, 2021, 19:29 PM IST

India working with US on extension of H-1B ban, says MEA

India is working with the US on the extension of the H-1B ban, the MEA has said. US President Donald Trump last month issued a proclamation where he extended the restrictions entry of immigrants and non-immigrants in the country

Jan 09, 2021, 07:06 AM IST

India lodges strong protest with Pakistan over demolition of temple in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

The Hindu temple was vandalised and set ablaze by a mob in Karak in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. 
Pakistan’s Hindu community also staged protests in the aftermath of the demolishment of the temple which was over 100 years old.

Jan 01, 2021, 14:45 PM IST

New Delhi in touch with Beijing over 39 Indians on board two stranded ships in Chinese waters: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson said that India is in touch with China on the matter of 39 Indians on board two stranded ships in Chinese waters.

Dec 18, 2020, 01:46 AM IST

Farmers' protest: India issues demarche to Canadian High Commissioner, says PM Justin Trudeau's comments 'ill-informed' and 'unwarranted'

India on Tuesday dismissed the remarks made by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on farmers' protest, calling it "ill-informed" and "unwarranted". 

Dec 04, 2020, 14:27 PM IST

India dismisses Pakistan's terrorism charge, calls to end support to cross border terror

MEA urged Pakistan to end support to cross-border terrorism.

Nov 15, 2020, 21:43 PM IST

Gilgit-Baltistan illegally & forcibly occupied by Pakistan, it has no locus standi: MEA

India slammed Pakistan's plans to convert Gilgit Baltistan as the country's fifth province. 

Nov 01, 2020, 19:59 PM IST