minister of external affairs

Brief profile of UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Here is a brief profile of Pranab Mukherjee, the United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate for the poll to be held July 19. Name: Pranab ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to ensure protection of minorities


May 9th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India Wednesday asked Pakistan to ensure the protection of the constitutional rights of minorities following reports that Hindus in the country had been allegedly ... Read more...

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We’ll be happy if Hillary visits Kolkata: Mamata


April 27th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduled to visit Kolkata May 7, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was happy that ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to visit India next month


April 27th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a trip to India early next month ahead of the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington co-chaired by ... Read more...

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13 Passport Seva Kendras launched in Kerala


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna Monday launched 13 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Kerala and said he will ensure that a few more are sanctioned when ... Read more...

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s new team


July 12th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Following is the new look of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's team after a reshuffle of his council of ministers Tuesday, inducting eight new faces, ... Read more...

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India attempting safe release of Indian hostages from Somali pirates


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday met some of the family members of the Indian sailors who were on board an Egyptian cargo ship hijacked ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka frees all Indian fishermen after EAM steps in


February 18th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): A day after External Affairs Minister S M Krishna expressed India's deep concern at the detention of nearly 136 fishermen in Jaffna district, Sri Lanka on Friday ... Read more...

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India concerned, hopes Sri Lanka will free arrested fishermen


February 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Conveying its "deep concern" over the detention of 136 Indian fishermen in Jaffna, India Thursday asked the Sri Lankan government to take "necessary" steps to set ... Read more...

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Krishna expresses India’s concern at detention of fishermen by Lankan Navy


February 17th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart G.L. Peiris and expressed India's deep concern at the detention of nearly 136 fishermen ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to resume dialogue on all issues


February 10th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will visit India by July 2011 to review progress in the dialogue process with his Indian counterpart S M Krishna made ... Read more...

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Former LS Speaker Bali Ram Bhagat dies


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.2 (ANI): Former Lok Sabha Speaker Bali Ram Bhagat died on early Sunday morning at the Apollo hospital in New Delhi.Bhagat was 89 years-old and is survived by his ... Read more...

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Key US officials in India to firm up Obama visit agenda


October 21st, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 21 (ANI): US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert O. Blake are leading a ... Read more...

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Bhutan King meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh


October 20th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Wednesday.Wangchuck is in the national capital on a nine-day visit to promote bilateral ... Read more...

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‘Comments against Sheila Dikshit should be condemned by every human being’: NZ envoy


October 7th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): India has taken the issue of racial slurs made by a TVNZ breakfast show host Paul Henry against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit very ... Read more...

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Clinton greets India on Eid-ul-Fitr


September 10th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Washington, Sept.10 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has greeted India on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.In a message to Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna, ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan assert determination to defeat terrorism


August 25th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): Agreeing that terrorism is the main threat undermining peace and stability in the region, India and Afghanistan have reiterated their resolve to effectively combat and defeat it.During ... Read more...

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Canada apologised for 1914 Komagata Maru Tragedy, says Krishna


August 25th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI): The Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said that the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, a province in Canada, unanimously passed a resolution in May, ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor Ties The Knot With Sunanda Pushkar In Traditional Ceremony


August 22nd, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Palakkad, India, Aug 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former external affairs minister Shashi Tharoor tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Sunanda Pushkar in a traditional wedding ceremony that was held at ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton Endorses The Argentinean Bid To Put On Trial Alleged Iranian Bigots


August 12th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 12, 2010 (Just Flashed): The American Secretary of State happens to be Hillary Clinton. Clinton stated on Wednesday that America supports the Argentinean demand that Iran transfer the Iranian ... Read more...

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Work on Kishenganga hydroelectric project underway


August 12th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna said on Thursday that the work on Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project is in progress.In a written reply to a question in the Rajya ... Read more...

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Indian nationals safe in Kyrgyzstan: Govt.


August 11th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.11 (AnI): The Government here on Wednesday stated that the Indian nationals in Kyrgyzstan were safe, as the security situation there is presently calm.Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna in ... Read more...

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Government’s focus on strengthening police to fight Maoists: Pillai


June 10th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai Thursday said strengthening the state police to fight the Maoists is the cornerstone of the government's policy. Pillai was replying to a ... Read more...

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India has right to join SCO, not Pakistan: Russian envoy (Interview)


June 9th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) As the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a grouping involving Eurasian countries, begins its 10th annual summit in Tashkent, Russian ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin says ... Read more...

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Clinton says Sri Lanka reconciliation commision ‘holds promise’


May 29th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Friday with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs Gamini Lakshman Peiris, the State Department Press Office announced.Secretary Clinton discussed ... Read more...

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Pilot passport project to start in Bangalore Friday


May 26th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Nearly an year behind schedule, the pilot phase of the much-delayed Passport Seva Project will be launched May 28 in Bangalore, an official said Wednesday. "The minister (of ... Read more...

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India-US Strategic Dialogue in June


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 22 (IANS) Asserting that India and the US share "defining interests" and that the US-India relationship has never been more promising, the State Department announced that the ... Read more...

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Will Tharoor survive Kerala’s charged politics?


April 25th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Will Shashi Tharoor be able to survive in Kerala's highly-charged political atmosphere being the self-confessed novice that he is? While the common people in Kerala are ... Read more...

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US has first right to try Headley, says former diplomat


March 29th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Former foreign secretary Lalit Mansingh Monday said here that the US had the first right over US-based terror suspect David Coleman Headley, one of the main accused in ... Read more...

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UNDP administrator to visit India, focus on NREGP


March 4th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Helen Clark, the administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) who will be on her maiden visit to India Friday, will visit the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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UNDP chief Clark to visit India from March 5 to 10


March 4th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 4 (ANI): Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), arrives in India on Friday for a five-day official visit.During her visit, Clark will ... Read more...

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Turkey President Abdullah Gul to arrive on six-day visit to India


February 6th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.6 (ANI): President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gul will be arriving in New Delhi on a six-day (Feb.7 to 12) State visit commencing on Sunday.He will ... Read more...

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Krishna visits Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu


January 16th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Katmandu, Jan 16(ANI): Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna on Saturday visited the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, and asked the Nepal Government and authorities to ensure safety and security of the priests ... Read more...

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India and Nepal sign four MoUs


January 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu (Nepal), Jan 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister SM Krishna signed four agreements with his Nepalese counterpart Sujata Koirala to strengthen ties between the two countries.These MoUs were signed in different ... Read more...

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India, Nepal share a unique relationship: Krishna


January 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (ANI): Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna arrived here today on his first official visit to Nepal.Soon after his arrival here, Krishna said: "India and Nepal share a ... Read more...

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