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India rejects US report on its minorities' status
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
India has rejected a US State Department report on Sunday which made certain critical comments regarding the status of minorities, saying it has 'no locus standi' to 'pronounce on the state of our citizens' constitutionally protected rights'.
India will not accept project that violates its sovereignty: MEA on China's OBOR
Fri, Apr 06, 2018
India today rejected reports alluding a possible cooperation with China on Beijing's mega 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR) venture, asserting that no country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.
India, Oman sign 8 agreements as PM Modi meets Sultan Qaboos
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
The two countries also signed an agreement on cooperation between Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, India and Oman's Diplomatic Institute.
No more orange-coloured passport for people with ECR status
Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Reversing its earlier decisions, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tonight announced that it would not issue a separate orange-coloured passport to people requiring emigration check and would continue printing personal details on the last page of the booklet.
MEA launches App on pilot basis to speed up passport process
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
The App will be hands-on tool and hands-on operation training to let the police staff know how the app functions and how it would make their job easier, the official said.
Develop infra between North-eastern region, neighboring countries: NITI Aayog
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
The NITI Aayog said that the North-East Region had approximately 2,600 km of railway lines, but only two state capitals -- Assam and Tripura -- were connected by rail.
ATMs, Credit, debit cards set to disappear: Niti Aayog CEO
Sat, Apr 01, 2017
He attributed this to Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Justin Trudeau "connecting well" with each other.
Indian authorities have no grounds to extradite me from Britain,won't come back: Mallya
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
It took India close to 11 months to get the extradition process in motion from the date Mallya left the country on March 2.
India finally asks UK to extradite Vijay Mallya; here's what will happen now
Fri, Feb 10, 2017
Failing CBI’s request to extradite Mallya the request has now been sent through the Ministry of External Affairs. Third attempt to bring Vijay Mallya to justice in 11 months.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet industry on impact of US visa regime change
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
The Indian Commerce Ministry will soon hold a meeting with industry on dealing with the possible fallout of the changes in American H-1B visas regime for skilled workers, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
Finance Ministry clears 29 investment proposals worth Rs 2.11 lakh crore
Wed, Jan 04, 2017
Expenditure Finance Commission (EFC) under the Ministry of Finance cleared 29 proposals of various ministries involving expenditure of about Rs 2.11 lakh crore during the last year.
Sushma Swaraj makes it easier for you to get a passport; see new rules
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
The report examined various issues pertaining to passport applications where mother/child has insisted that the name of the father should not be mentioned in the passport and also relating to passport issues to children with single parent and to adopted children.
BRICS should shape international agenda: Modi
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
In his address at the BRICS Leaders meeting, Modi said "We, as BRICS, are an influential voice in international discourse.It is, therefore, our shared responsibility to shape the international agenda."
Supreme Court to hear banks plea against Vijay Mallya on July 18
Thu, Jul 14, 2016
The Supreme Court (SC) said on Thursday that it would hear the contempt petition filed by a consortium of banks against businessman Vijay Mallya on July 18.
India enters MTCR; here's all you need to know
Mon, Jun 27, 2016
China and Pakistan are not a member of MTCR, India can now restrict their entries if they apply for membership.
India asks UK to deport Vijay Mallya
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
The Ministry had suspended Mallya's diplomatic passport on April 15.