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23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday."From now on, all Indian passports will be in Hindi and...

17-Jun-2017 New Delhi/Mumbai

Rumours, says Sushma Swaraj on her name figuring in Presidential race

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, considered a possible contender in the Presidential race, on Saturday sought to suggest that she was not in it as BJP President Amit Shah said "all names" would be considered, a day before he meets Shiv Sena chief Uddhav...

17-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Government announces 149 new Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

No Indian will have to travel more than 50 km to get their passport, as the government is planning to set up a comprehensive network of Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) across the nation, with major post offices to also provide the service, External Affairs...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

India signed Paris pact not for money : Sushma Swaraj

India on Monday said it had been engaged in preserving environment for 5,000 years, dismissing US President Donald Trump's charges that it signed the Paris pact to get "billions and billions and billions" of dollars from developed nations."This is completely...

25-May-2017 New Delhi

Amid Jadhav tension, Sushma thanks Pakistan for Uzma's return

India-Pakistan diplomatic relations may be at a low over alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and cross-border firings, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday was at her diplomatic best when she thanked Islamabad for making possible the return of Uzma Ahmed...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

India will do everything to save Jadhav : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed the International Court of Justice's verdict on Kulbhusban Jadhav, and said that India would leave no stone unturned to save him."I assure the nation that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra...

09-May-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj discusses bilateral cooperation with Dutch counterpart

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held discussions on bilateral cooperation with her Dutch counterpart Bert Koenders."The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the upswing in bilateral relations in recent years. They also exchanged views on regional...

09-May-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Dutch Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held discussions on bilateral cooperation with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders."Hosting a valued partner. EAM @SushmaSwaraj & Bert Koenders, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, discuss bilateral coop'n,"...

01-May-2017 New Delhi

India, Turkey sign three agreements

India and Turkey on Monday signed three agreements following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here."#IndiaTurkey sign three agreements in the fields of ICT, training and culture," External...

28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiade

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades who is on a five day visit to India."Intensifying cooperation with Cyprus. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on President Nicos Anastasiades, discusses...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe."Visit of a special partner. Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe arrives in Delhi on April 25, meets EAM Sushma Swaraj today (Wednesday)," External...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Canadian Defence Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held a meeting with visiting Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan here."EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets with Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in Delhi today," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Nepal President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, now on an official visit to the country, here on Tuesday."Shaping our shared historical and cultural linkages. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Zambian's student death in Gujarat a suicide : Sushma Swaraj

A Zambian student, who was found dead in Gujarat last week, had committed suicide, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday."I have got the report on the death of a Zambian national Zite Shakala from Government of Gujarat."Police investigations...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Bangladesh PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Friday."First engagement for the honoured guest. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhavan," External Affairs Ministry...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India terms statement of African envoys 'unfortunate, surprising'

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday refuted allegations that adequate steps were not taken regarding the attack on Nigerian nationals in Greater Noida and termed the statement by African envoys in the matter as "unfortunate and surprising".She...

03-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Oman Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Omani Foreign Affairs Mninister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah here."Meeting a close partner from Muscat," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.Abdullah, who arrived here on Sunday, is...

03-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Iran has released 15 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats last year."I am happy to inform that Iran has released our 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their...

01-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Malaysian PM Razak

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak."Namaskar Malaysia. EAM Sushma Swaraj calls on PM Najib Razak ahead of extensive bilateral engagements planned during the day," External Affairs Ministry...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Indian IT firms generating, not stealing, jobs in US : Sushma Swaraj

The Indian information technology (IT) companies operating in the US are generating jobs and not stealing jobs of the Americans, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday."We are not just talking with the US authorities (on H-1B visas), we...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this."Currently...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Strategic ties with US secondary to Indians' interests : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that strategic ties with Washington won't prevent India from raising issues concerning Indians and Indian Diaspora with the US.Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on hate crimes against Indians in the...

19-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Nizamuddin clerics arriving on Monday : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that the two Indian clerics, who had gone missing in Pakistan, will be back in India on Monday.In a tweet, Sushma Swaraj said: "I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India, Russia discuss economic ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev on Friday discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral economic relations, official sources here said.Trutnev, accompanied by leaders from Russia's far...

15-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Government will ensure safety of diaspora : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday India has raised the recent incidents of violence with India citizens in US at the highest level and assured that the government will ensure safety of diaspora.The minister was making a statement in Lok...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Mission staff in touch with wife of Indian killed in US : Sushma Swaraj

Officials of the Indian Consulate General in Houston are in touch with the wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer who was killed in a shooting incident in US' Kansas state, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday."I have received a report...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

India, US resolve to further expand bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during which both leaders resolved to "further expand and deepen" India-US ties."The External Affairs Minister and Secretary Tillerson...

13-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Killer of Indian in California arrested : Sushma Swaraj

The man who killed an Indian youth in California has been arrested, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday."I have got report from our Consulate in San Francisco. The report says Vamshi was killed by a drug addict on Friday evening at Milpitas,"...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Angry Sushma asks Amazon to withdraw Tricolour themed doormats

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said Amazon must tender an unconditional apology and withdraw all products insulting the Tricolour, otherwise no Amazon official will get an Indian visa."Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Mission in UAE to help stranded sailors with essentials : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday asked the Indian mission to ensure that sailors stuck in merchant ships in the United Arab Emirates do not suffer shortage of essential supplies."I have asked the mission to ensure that Indian sailors do not suffer...

08-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Face problem abroad? Tweet and tag me : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Indians abroad facing problems can tweet to the respective embassy and tag her in the tweet, adding that she will personally monitor the missions' responses.The minister, who has been known for reaching out...

06-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj promises help to 41 stranded sailors

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India will help out sailors stuck in merchant ships at Ajman in United Arab Emirates (UAE).Reacting to media reports, Swaraj in a tweet said, "I have seen the news report. We will resolve this."One of the sailors,...

27-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Will spare no effort to secure Father Tom : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the government will spare no effort to secure Father Tom Uzhunnalil's release from captivity in Yemen."I have seen the video from Father Tom. He is an Indian citizen and the life of every Indian is...

23-Oct-2016 Indore

MEA also contributed to 53% FDI growth : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the role of her ministry is undergoing transformation, as apart from diplomatic functions, now it is also acting as a catalyst to national development.Addressing the closing ceremony of the two-day Global...

17-Oct-2016 Benaulim (Goa)

Indian businesses should invest in Brazil public sector : Michel Temer

Brazilian President Michel Temer appealed to Indian businesses to invest in public sector projects in the South American country, even as he said that his administration was keen on rejuvenating economic growth in Brazil as a priority."In Brazil, we have launched...

04-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who arrived here on Monday on a five-day visit to India."First engagement for an honoured guest from the East. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on PM @leehsienloong of...

02-Oct-2016 New Delhi

PBK, a memorial for those who went abroad : Sushma Swaraj

After the inauguration of the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said this centre is "a memorial for those who went abroad" to earn a living for themselves."This is no ordinary building. This is a memorial for our...

02-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Brain drain can be converted into brain gain : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the brain drain can be converted into "brain gain" if the nation started looking at the 27-million strong Indian diaspora spread across the world as a strength rather than numbers."Brain drain worries can be converted...

26-Sep-2016 United Nations

From UN, India tells Pakistan stop dreaming Kashmir

India on Monday forcefully asked the world to isolate Pakistan for nurturing terrorism and firmly advised Islamabad to stop dreaming it can ever capture Jammu and Kashmir with the help of its aided terrorists.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed...

26-Sep-2016 United Nations

Pakistan returned our gesture of friendship with terror : India at UN

India on Monday told the UN that its offer of unconditional friendship to Pakistan was met with a series of betrayals in the form of cross-border terror attacks.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, speaking in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly,...

26-Sep-2016 United Nations

Stop dreaming about Kashmir : India tells Pakistan

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday told the United Nations that Pakistan, which is aiming to capture Jammu and Kashmir by sponsoring terrorism, should stop dreaming about it because Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of...

19-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Sushma Swaraj to extend stranded UK couple's Indian visa

Five days after offering help to a stranded British couple in Mumbai, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked the UK government when they would issue the passport for their infant daughter of about five-months.In the meantime, she assured that the Indian...

16-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" here on Friday."EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' at Rashtrapati Bhavan," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup...

15-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Prachanda arrives in India on three-day visit

Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' arrived here on Thursday on a three-day state visit to India.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received him at the airport, ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.Prachanda, elected the Prime...

15-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Two abducted Indians in Libya freed: Sushma Swaraj

Two Indian teachers who were abducted in Libya over a year ago have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday."I am happy to inform that T Gopalakrishna (AP) and C BalaramKishan (Telangana) who were captive in Libya since July...

14-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Sushma Swaraj to help British couple get Indian visa extension

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday offered to help a British couple facing hassles in taking their five-month-old surrogate daughter Lily to the UK as her British passport is not ready.Apparently moved by the plight of the Britons, Chris Newman...

13-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin here."From Mauritius to Moscow! EAM @SushmaSwaraj receives Deputy Prime Minister @Drogozin of Russia in Delhi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup...

12-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Nepal Foreign Minister

Ahead of Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to India later this week, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met the Himalayan nation's Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat here on Monday."Preparing the ground for an important visit. EAM @SushmaSwaraj...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Yemen survivor Sister Sally meets Sushma Swaraj

Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Sally, who was evacuated out of Yemen earlier this year by the Indian government, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Sunday."A special guest in Rome! Sister Sally, who was evacuated out of Yemen by the Govt meets...

30-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Pakistan should stop harbouring terrorists: Sushma Swaraj

India and the US on Tuesday reasserted the urgent necessity for Pakistan to dismantle safe havens for terrorist groups and criminal networks and said there can be no difference between good terrorists and bad terrorists."Secretary (John) Kerry and I discussed...

30-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets John Kerry for annual dialogue

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met US Secretary of State John Kerry here ahead of the India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue."Building convergences with the United States. EAM receives @JohnKerry for 2nd Strategic & Commercial Dialogue,"...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets UN General Assembly President-elect

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson."Working together for important session of the UNGA. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets UNGA President-elect Peter Thomson," External Affairs...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Myanmar President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw who is on a four-day visit to India."Last Monday in Nay Pwi Taw, today in Delhi! EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on the President of Myanmar HE U Htin Kyaw," External Affairs Ministry...

25-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Passengers on AI plane diverted to Kazakhstan safe : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the passengers of an Air India (AI) flight diverted to Kazakhstan are safe and there was no reason to worry.She said arrangements for the onward journey of the passengers on the Newark-bound flight are...

24-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj hits out at celebrities for treating surrogacy as 'fashion'

Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday slammed some “celebrities” who, she said, have made surrogacy “a fashion” and “shauq” (hobby).Without naming anyone, she said that some celebrities who already have kids - both boys and girls - try to get another child...

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