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Mission in Paris at full security alert, says India


May 18th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India Friday said its mission in Paris has been fully alert to security issues in consultation with the local authorities. Reports from the French ... Read more...

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India seeks shale gas supplies from US


May 16th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India is looking at the possibility of importing liquefied shale gas from the US, as part of efforts to look at alternative sources to meet ... Read more...

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Rash driving again: Two killed in Delhi, one held (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A 19-year-old accused of mowing down two people in south Delhi early Monday morning has been arrested, police said.The accused, Manish, is the cleaner of ... Read more...

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Activist asks court for inquiry into MEA ‘gifts scam’


January 13th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A social activist Friday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Allahabad High Court to seek an inquiry into media reports about alleged fraud ... Read more...

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India rejects incorrect border maps on US website


January 4th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was aware of "gross inaccuracies" in a map of India on the US State Department website and asserted that "the entire ... Read more...

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Two journalists, not ULFA leader, held in Myanmar: Official


December 7th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 7 (IANS) Myanmarese authorities Wednesday confirmed to India that no leader of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has been detained, but that its army has ... Read more...

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International photography competition on India launched


August 16th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) An international photography competition has been launched to capture perspectives of an emerging India and create an easily available resource that will be available online.The Takshashila ... Read more...

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BCCI denies Indian team skipped High Commission reception


July 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Wednesday denied a media report that the Indian High Commission had reported the touring Indian team to ... Read more...

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NRIs welcome rule relaxation for surrendering passports (NRI Watch)


July 4th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rules regarding surrender of Indian passports upon acquisition of US citizenship, introduced by India's Ministry of External Affairs in May 2010, have been relaxed from June 1, 2011 after ... Read more...

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India sets up helplines for its nationals in Yemen


June 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With the situation in Yemen worsening by the day, India Saturday set up helplines for over Indian nationals and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) ... Read more...

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India sets up helplines for its nationals in Yemen (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With the situation in Yemen worsening by the day, India Saturday set up helplines for Indian nationals and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) living in ... Read more...

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MEA’s twitter account crosses 10,000 followers


May 18th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) In less than a year, the external affairs ministry's twitter account has collected over 10,000 followers, pioneering the outreach of government organisations on social media ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka agree to avoid use of force against fishermen


March 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): To ensure the safety and security of fishermen, India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday agreed that the use of force cannot be justified under any circumstances.The decisions ... Read more...

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India sending 45-member search and rescue team to Japan


March 24th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India is a sending a 45-member search and rescue team Friday to be deployed in quake and tsunami ravaged regions of Japan.This will be ... Read more...

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MEA condoles death of Indian national in Bahrain


March 18th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Terming the death of an Indian national in Bahrain as unfortunate, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday expressed its condolences to members of his bereaved family."In ... Read more...

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Krishna visits Japanese Embassy in Delhi


March 18th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna visited the Japanese Embassy here on Friday and offered his condolences to those killed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami that ... Read more...

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Foreign ministry embraces social media


March 16th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao leading the bureaucratic pack in using Twitter to reach out to the public, social media websites have now been ... Read more...

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MEA improving facilities for ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’


March 15th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): In an endeavor to make the 'Kailash Mansarovar Yatra' less arduous and more safe for the 'Yatris', the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), which organizes the Yatra ... Read more...

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MEA advises some Indians expats to leave Yemen


March 11th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 11 (ANI): The Indian Government on Friday said that in view of the evolving situation in Yemen, Indian nationals residing in Yemen, whose presence was not essential, particularly families, ... Read more...

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Evacuation from Libya to be completed by Thursday


March 9th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said the evacuation of Indians from Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha will be completed by Thursday." Evacuation of Indians from Tripoli, Benghazi and ... Read more...

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1400 more Indians pulled out of Libya


March 7th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Around 1400 Indians have been flown out of strife-torn Libya in the preceding 24 hours, which takes the total number of persons evacuated so far to over ... Read more...

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India in touch with Iran govt to expedite detained Indian sailors’ release


March 5th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5(ANI): The Indian Embassy in Tehran is in touch with the Iranian government to expedite the release of Indian sailors, who were detained near Iranian coast on February 16, ... Read more...

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1045 more Indians return from strife-torn Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): A total of 1,045 Indians returned in three batches from strife-torn Libya on Wednesday by Air India special flights.The first special flight (AI-160) carrying 259 passengers, ... Read more...

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Another batch of Indians arrive from Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Two special Air India flights carrying 600 Indian citizens arrived here from strife-torn Libya this morning.A third Air India flight is expected to land later today carrying ... Read more...

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Libya unrest: Two Air India flights leave to evacuate Indians


February 26th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): India has begun the process of evacuating its nationals from strife-torn Libya by sending two aircraft with total capacity of 640 passengers to Tripoli besides dispatching four ... Read more...

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MEA’s 24/7 situation room flooded with queries of Indians in Libya


February 24th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is working overtime at 24/7 situation room to take more than 250 calls and flurry of emails a day from concerned relatives ... Read more...

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Ship sailing to Bengazhi to evacuate Indians


February 24th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Feb 24 (ANI) : "Scotia Prince" a chattered passenger ferry with capacity to seat 1200 persons, has reached Egypt and is to sail for Bengazhi to evacuate stranded Indian ... Read more...

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Pak, China and Iran not invited to Indian air show starting February 9


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2(ANI): India has not invited Pakistan, China or Iran to South Asia's biggest air show- Aero India 2011- which will witness participation of more than 60 countries in Bangalore ... Read more...

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E. Ahamed returns to MEA after two years


January 19th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) After a gap of two years, E. Ahamed is back in the Ministry of External Affairs, where he had spent five years in the first term ... Read more...

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Reports of Chinese incursion in Ladakh baseless: MEA (Lead)


January 10th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The government Monday termed as "baseless" reports of a Chinese troop incursion in Leh and said there were "differences in perception" on the Line of Actual Control ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao to launch MEA and PD Division websites on Friday


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will launch the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Public Diplomacy (PD) Division websites at 3 p.m. on Friday.Joint Secretary (Public Diplomacy) ... Read more...

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Indian Foreign Ministry conveys displeasure on patting of Ambassador Meera Shankar


December 11th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Javed Ashraf, Joint Secretary (Americas) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed today to US Deputy Chief of Mission Donald Lu, India's 'strong concern' over the screening ... Read more...

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Media reports regarding recall of Rakesh Sood unfounded: MEA


December 10th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the media reports regarding recall of Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood are unfounded, and added that the ... Read more...

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MEA summons Nepal Ambassador over attack on Indian envoy


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Kathmandu, Oct.23 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned Nepal's Ambassador to India Rukma Shumsher Rana here on Saturday to seek explanation over the Solukhumbu incident when some Maoist cadres misbehaved ... Read more...

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HCL Infosystem to acquire companies in emerging markets


October 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India's HCL Infosystem Thursday said it is planning to acquire companies worth $50 to $100 million in emerging markets, including Africa, to expand its business.The company ... Read more...

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