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46 years hence, a miracle homecoming for Indian diplomatic bag


September 18th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It's a miracle homecoming. An Indian diplomatic bag containing Indian newspapers, magazines and mails has managed to journey back home 46 years after braving ice ... Read more...

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Indian envoys’ meet: Cyber security, Arab Spring on agenda


September 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of new threats like cyber security and the shifting contours of global geopolitics, around 120 envoys from Indian missions abroad will ... Read more...

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PM to prepare Indian envoys for foreign policy challenges


September 12th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a thaw with in ties with Pakistan and increasing calls for India to play a more proactive role in the ... Read more...

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India takes up case of child in foster care in US


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Indian missions in the US have taken up with authorities the case of an Indian couple who have been denied custody of their child after ... Read more...

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46 complaints against NRI husbands in two years: Minister


August 9th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A total of 46 complaints from women that their NRI husbands were harassing them or have deserted them were received by the ministry of overseas ... Read more...

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Rajamony takes over as president’s press secretary


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Venu Rajamony, an Indian Foreign Service officer, who has served in Indian missions in Beijing, Washington and Geneva, Thursday assumed charge as the press ... Read more...

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India key ally in fight against terror: US congressman


August 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Appreciating India's efforts at fighting terrorism and promoting peace in Afghanistan, US Senator Dana Rohrabacher Wednesday said India is America's key ally in ... Read more...

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Venu Rajamony to be President Mukherjee’s press secretary


July 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Venu Rajamony, joint secretary in the finance ministry and an officer of the 1986 batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), is all set ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari: Seasoned diplomat and scholar, respected leader (Profile)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who was Saturday chosen as United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) candidate for a second term in the post, is a ... Read more...

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Be responsive to expat’s needs, Krishna tells Indian missions


June 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ahead of his outreach visit to Central Asia in the first week of July, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said he had asked ... Read more...

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Krishna to go to Tajikistan


June 26th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Intensifying India's outreach in Central Asia, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will go to Tajikistan on a two-day visit next week and will also hold ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Cuba to further ties


June 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Looking to further bilateral relations with Cuba, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be paying an official visit to Havana June 15-17.During his ... Read more...

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Krishna juggles US, Cuba visits next week


June 8th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a trip that underlines India's new-found confidence in juggling diverse partners, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes first to the US and then ... Read more...

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Yemen’s consulate to boost historic ties with Hyderabad


June 7th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 7 (IANS) Yemen's historic ties with Hyderabad are set to get a boost with the Arab nation planning to set up an honorary consulate in the city.Ausaf Sayeed, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian equipment for security forces (Roundup)


May 1st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces to counter the Taliban in the run-up to ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian equipment for security forces (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces, indicating increased security cooperation between the two countries ... Read more...

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India’s security entwined with Afghanistan’s stability: Krishna


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Underlining its "unwavering commitment" to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Tuesday said it will ensure that the country does not become "a target for ... Read more...

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Krishna to seek further ties with Spain


April 17th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Looking to further expand India's ties with Spain, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be on a three-day visit to Madrid from April 19 for ... Read more...

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India, UAE to sign taxation, consular accords


April 14th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to over 1.75 million Indians, are set to sign agreements on double taxation and consular issues ... Read more...

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Indian missions in US outsource passport services


April 6th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The Indian embassy and its consulates in other parts of the country have, like many missions in other parts of the world, outsourced passport related services.Outsourcing ... Read more...

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More money for Indian diplomacy (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With India's global profile growing, and opening of more missions planned in Africa and Latin America, the government Friday hiked budgetary outlay for the external ... Read more...

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Krishna opens new ITO passport office in Delhi


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday inaugurated the new passport office here, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for processing nearly a thousand applications per day.The sprawling ... Read more...

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Booklets provide guidance to women dumped by NRI spouses


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) As part of efforts to help women deserted by their non-resident Indian (NRI) husbands, the government has brought out booklets and pamphlets on safeguards, ... Read more...

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No targeting of women visitors from Central Asia: India


January 13th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Amid reports that Indian missions have been asked to toughen screening for female visa applicants from central Asian countries, the government has clarified that there ... Read more...

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India to increase personnel in missions in Gulf countries


December 7th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With West Asia meeting over 70 per cent of its energy needs and hosting a six-million strong Indian diaspora, India Wednesday underlined its high stakes ... Read more...

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Syed Akbaruddin is new spokesperson of India’s Foreign Office (Lead)


December 7th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Syed Akbaruddin, a senior diplomat who has served in key capitals, will be the next spokesperson of India's external affairs ministry.Akbaruddin will succeed Vishnu Prakash, ... Read more...

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Indian migration remains high despite economic crisis


December 4th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India not just continues to rank first in terms of remittances from its diaspora, just short of $60 billion in 2010, but has also seen ... Read more...

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‘New immigration law, online platform on the way’


November 25th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) To transform the imigration process, the government Friday promised to provide within a year an electronic platform to link Indian missions abroad and the concerned ... Read more...

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Indian Americans rally in Anna’s support


August 18th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian Americans across the US have rallied in support of social activist Anna Hazare's movement against corruption with protests before Indian missions and e-mails to ... Read more...

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Flag hoisting, anti-graft parades mark Independence Day in US


August 16th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Indians across America celebrated India's 65th Independence Day with flag hoisting ceremonies at Indian missions and India day parades in seven major cities with a ... Read more...

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160 Indians attacked abroad in 2010


August 11th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) There has been a spurt in number of attacks on Indians in foreign countries in 2010 when 160 such cases were reported, of which the ... Read more...

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Secrecy continues to shroud Sonia’s illness


August 8th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A veil of secrecy continues to shroud the illness of Congress president Sonia Gandhi with even Indian missions in the US not being kept ... Read more...

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Indian missions in UAE announce special Ramadan timings


July 29th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 29 (IANS/WAM) The Indian missions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Friday announced they will observe revised timings during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.The revised timings ... Read more...

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Indian forum welcomes easing of passport surrender rules


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) has welcomed a relaxation of rules requiring former Indian citizens to produce a surrender certificate of ... Read more...

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India confident of extending exclusive economic zone


June 11th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vasco-da-Gama (Goa), June 11 (IANS) India Saturday said it was confident that the UN will soon clear its claim to almost double the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extending to the ... Read more...

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