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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a telephone conversation with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison about the damage to life and property in Australia due to bushfires.(REUTERS)

Australian PM Scott Morrison defers India visit amid bushfire crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Earlier on Friday, Morrison had said the plan to travel to India was “still in place”. Hours later, he told the media he was “inclined not to proceed” with the trip.
The report stated that the scope of contribution from other countries towards the operational and capital costs of the university is limited as no funds have been received from them during the last three years.(HT file)
The report stated that the scope of contribution from other countries towards the operational and capital costs of the university is limited as no funds have been received from them during the last three years.(HT file)

No contribution in three years from participating countries for Nalanda University construction, says MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 04:28 PM IST
In the report titled ‘Nalanda University’, the Ministry of External Affairs told the Parliament Committee that Singapore had promised to contribute 50 lakh to 1 crore USD for the construction of the university’s library but no payment has been received so far.
Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday(REUTERS)
Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday(REUTERS)

Newly-elected Sri Lanka President to arrive in India for visit on Thursday

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Rajapaksa will arrive in India on Thursday evening and a ceremonial reception will be held in Rashtrapati Bhawan in his honour on Friday.
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WATCH: India’s stinging rebuttal to Pak at UN meet | J&K-Art 370

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 03:04 AM IST
The airport was reopened today, however, hundreds of flights were still listed as cancelled.(AP photo)
The airport was reopened today, however, hundreds of flights were still listed as cancelled.(AP photo)

India issues travel advisory for people travelling to Hong Kong

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 11:21 AM IST
Hong Kong airport authority, within a short notice on Monday, suspended all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters entered the terminal’s arrival halls.
According to Pravir Pandey, a technical scoping mission went to Nepal last year and a technical team from the neighbouring country also visited India.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
According to Pravir Pandey, a technical scoping mission went to Nepal last year and a technical team from the neighbouring country also visited India.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Indo-Nepal Treaty to be amended soon in a bid to explore water routes

Kolkata | By Indo-Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 04:24 PM IST
According to India Chairman, couple of meeting have already been held and they amended clause have been drafted.
Jaishankar has previously served as Foreign Secretary from 2015-2018 and was appointed as Minister of External Affairs in the newly formed BJP-led NDA government.(PTI)
Jaishankar has previously served as Foreign Secretary from 2015-2018 and was appointed as Minister of External Affairs in the newly formed BJP-led NDA government.(PTI)

Proud to follow in Sushma Swaraj’s footsteps, says Jaishankar in 1st tweet

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Jaishankar also thanked everyone for their good wishes.
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was given charge of Ministry of External Affairs in PM Narendra Modi’s new cabinet.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was given charge of Ministry of External Affairs in PM Narendra Modi’s new cabinet.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

S Jaishankar gets Ministry of External Affairs in PM Modi’s new cabinet

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 02:27 PM IST
It was unexpected because he had turned to a career in the corporate world after retiring from the service in January 2018.
The UN Sanctions Committee on Wednesday designated Azhar as global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to ban him.(AFP)
The UN Sanctions Committee on Wednesday designated Azhar as global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to ban him.(AFP)

Pulwama attack played a role in Masood Azhar’s listing as global terrorist: Govt

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 05:53 PM IST
A UN Security Council (UNSC) designation will subject Masood Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.
With the Supreme Court continuing its focus on the issue of illegal foreigners from Bangladesh in Assam and questioning the failure to send them back, state government officials have admitted that repatriation is easier said than done.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
With the Supreme Court continuing its focus on the issue of illegal foreigners from Bangladesh in Assam and questioning the failure to send them back, state government officials have admitted that repatriation is easier said than done.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court asks Assam to explain delay in repatriation of Bangladeshis

Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 11:47 PM IST
According to an affidavit submitted by the state government in the Supreme Court, only 147 Bangladeshis have been repatriated since 2013, when the push back option was stopped.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made relations with Islamic countries so strong and this is the benefit of his foreign visits, Sushma asserted.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made relations with Islamic countries so strong and this is the benefit of his foreign visits, Sushma asserted.(PTI)

India has achieved success in getting Pakistan isolated among Islamic countries: Swaraj

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Swaraj recalled how India was invited to the inaugural conference of the OIC countries in 1969 but could not attend the proceedings due to pressure put by Pakistan.
Akhilesh Yadav(HT File)
Akhilesh Yadav(HT File)

Nation with you, says Akhilesh to pilot in Pakistan custody

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 10:23 AM IST
The SP leader, however, criticized the politicization of the situation. “When the all-party meet happened, they were campaigning.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of India Deepak Mittal (L) and Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan (R) greet each other at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, prior to the India-Pakistan case, on February 18, 2019.(AFP)
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of India Deepak Mittal (L) and Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan (R) greet each other at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, prior to the India-Pakistan case, on February 18, 2019.(AFP)

Indian diplomats ignore handshake by Pakistan officials ahead of Kulbhushan Jadhav case hearing

The Hague | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Ahead of the hearing this morning, Pakistan’s Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan reached out to Deepak Mittal, Joint Secretary, the Ministry of External Affairs, to shake hand but he responded with a namaste.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina Wajid, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.(AFP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina Wajid, at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.(AFP File Photo)

PM Modi congratulates Sheikh Hasina on electoral victory

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Sheikh Hasina also thanked the prime minister for being the first leader to call her to convey his congratulations.
McNaughton, an Irish national who won the Pulitzer Prize in May 2018, allegedly travelled to restricted and protected areas in Jammu and Kashmir without permission.(Instagram/Cathal McNaughton)
McNaughton, an Irish national who won the Pulitzer Prize in May 2018, allegedly travelled to restricted and protected areas in Jammu and Kashmir without permission.(Instagram/Cathal McNaughton)

Pulitzer winner Cathal McNaughton denied back entry into India for allegedly travelling to J-K restricted areas

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 04:36 PM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) have also held discussions to review protocols on foreign journalists.
An electrician from Tamil Nadu who was working in Poland for over a year now has suddenly died and his family alleges that he was murdered and have demanded the government probe the matter (Representative Photo)(REUTERS)
An electrician from Tamil Nadu who was working in Poland for over a year now has suddenly died and his family alleges that he was murdered and have demanded the government probe the matter (Representative Photo)(REUTERS)

Tamil Nadu electrician working in Poland dead, family alleges murder

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 09:38 PM IST
P Venkatesan, who had done a diploma in electronics and electrical, went to Poland in November 2017, through a Chennai-based placement agency to work as an electrician at a private hotel chain in Warsaw, according to his family members in Vellore district.
Uphaar cinema fire convict Sushil Ansal.(HT File Photo)
Uphaar cinema fire convict Sushil Ansal.(HT File Photo)

MEA blames Delhi police for issuing passport to Uphaar convict Sushil Ansal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 02:32 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs has blamed Delhi police and passport authorities for issuing the travel document without proper verification to real-estate baron Sushil Ansal despite his conviction for the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire, which claimed 59 lives, and other pending criminal cases.
The group of 32, including two children, belong to the districts of North and South 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Birbhum, said an NGO official.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The group of 32, including two children, belong to the districts of North and South 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Birbhum, said an NGO official.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Lured with jobs, 32 Indians held ‘captive’ in Malaysia

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 07:59 AM IST
A Kolkata-based NGO has sought assistance from the Ministry of External Affairs to rescue 32 people from West Bengal, allegedly held captive in Malaysia by two organisations that had hired them.
Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said the #MeToo movement was started by “people with perverted minds”.(Twitter Photo)
Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said the #MeToo movement was started by “people with perverted minds”.(Twitter Photo)

#MeToo movement launched by people with perverted minds, says central minister

Karur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:20 PM IST
Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said the #MeToo movement was started by “people with perverted minds” and wondered if it was fair to level accusations over incidents that happened years ago.
Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, at his residence after his arrival from a foreign tour, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, at his residence after his arrival from a foreign tour, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

‘Deem it appropriate to step down’: Full text of MJ Akbar’s resignation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 05:38 PM IST
MJ Akbar’s resignation came a day before a Delhi court is to take up the defamation case filed by Akbar against one of the journalists who accused him.
Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on MJ Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.(HT File Photo)
Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on MJ Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.(HT File Photo)

Can put anything on website, allegations against minister MJ Akbar need to be verified, says Amit Shah

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 05:55 PM IST
More than half a dozen women journalists have accused MJ Akbar of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour at various stages of his journalistic career, during which he launched and edited several newspapers.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the US is the most preferred destination for Indian students seeking a foreign degree.(HT file)
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the US is the most preferred destination for Indian students seeking a foreign degree.(HT file)

Why are more Indians opting for EB-5 visa route to pursue higher studies in the US?

By Vivek Tandon
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 12:52 PM IST
Apart from the vast difference in the quality of learning in India and the US, Indian students prefer an American degree because it often serves as an easy route to finding a job and settling in the country.
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria stopped from visiting Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan.(ANI File Photo)
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria stopped from visiting Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan.(ANI File Photo)

No entry for Indian envoy in Pakistan’s Gurudwara Panja Sahib: MEA

Asian News International, Islamabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 01:49 PM IST
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria stopped from visiting Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan
Sushma Swaraj was flying from Trivandrum to Mauritius when the plane went ‘missing’(Reuters File)
Sushma Swaraj was flying from Trivandrum to Mauritius when the plane went ‘missing’(Reuters File)

Sushma Swaraj’s plane went incommunicado for 14 minutes on way to Mauritius, authorities hit panic button

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 08:39 PM IST
Contact could not be established with the Indian Air Force flight that Sushma Swaraj was travelling on after it left Male ATC for Mauritius airspace on Saturday. Authorities pressed that panic button after 14 minutes as the plane was carrying a VIP.
After the arrest of the accused, the consulate staff are now checking how many people have made forged passes, and enter the premises illegally.(HT FILE)
After the arrest of the accused, the consulate staff are now checking how many people have made forged passes, and enter the premises illegally.(HT FILE)

72-year-old who entered Saudi consulate in Mumbai using fake pass arrested

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Tandel, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The accused’s entry pass had expired in August 2017 but he allegedly forged it by updating it till 2018
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