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Chip-enabled e-passports will strengthen security of travel documents: S Jaishankar

The government also intends to open a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra in every Lok Sabha constituency, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S Jaishankar said his ministry is working with Indian Security Press, Nashik, and National Informatics Centre for chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features.(ANI)
External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S Jaishankar said his ministry is working with Indian Security Press, Nashik, and National Informatics Centre for chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features.(ANI)
Published on Jun 25, 2020 08:18 AM IST
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‘Need to revive post-Covid economy, mitigate negative consequences on talent abroad’: EAM

Jaishankar was speaking at the Annual Conference of Protectors of Emigrants via video conferencing.
EAM Jaishankar addresed the Annual Conference of Protectors of Emigrants on Monday.(ANI)
EAM Jaishankar addresed the Annual Conference of Protectors of Emigrants on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 12:21 PM IST
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds bilateral meeting with her German counterpart Olaf Scholz

On February 20, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had met his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin and discussed a range of global and bilateral issues, including climate change, counter-terrorism, multilateralism, connectivity, besides sharing their perspectives on the situation in Afghanistan and the Gulf.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(PTI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | ByAsian News International

‘Don’t worry, one democracy will settle it,’: Jaishankar to US Senator on Kashmir

Referring to the Kashmir issue during a panel discussion, Senator Lindsey Graham said the best way to sell democracy will be to settle the Kashmir issue in a democratic way.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told a senior US Senator that India will “settle” the Kashmir issue on its own(REUTERS)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told a senior US Senator that India will “settle” the Kashmir issue on its own(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 05:49 PM IST
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Harsh Vardhan Shringla takes charge as new Foreign Secretary

Speaking to reporters ahead of taking the charge, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said all efforts should be dedicated to contributing towards the nation in the form of its security, prosperity through external engagements.
Harsh Vardhan Shringla took charge as new foreign secretary on Wednesday(ANI/Twitter)
Harsh Vardhan Shringla took charge as new foreign secretary on Wednesday(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 29, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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‘Distorted narrative’: Officials on S Jaishankar’s cancelled US meet

Sources said, while the meeting with the Senate Foreign Relation Committee members, took place “as envisaged in a very open conversation,” the HFAC invited others “without seeking consent” of New Delhi.
S Jaishankar was in Washington DC and met leaders of the Senate and House Foreign Affairs Committees. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
S Jaishankar was in Washington DC and met leaders of the Senate and House Foreign Affairs Committees. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 12:59 PM IST
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Indians account for 93% H4 visas issued by US: S Jaishankar

The H4 category permits the spouse of an H-1B visa holder to work in the US.
Replying to a question raised by a Rajya Sabha member about US government move to prevent the spouses of H1B visa holder to get the visa, Jaishankar said that the Donald Trump administration has indicated that it “may review it sometime”.(PTI Photo)
Replying to a question raised by a Rajya Sabha member about US government move to prevent the spouses of H1B visa holder to get the visa, Jaishankar said that the Donald Trump administration has indicated that it “may review it sometime”.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 04:26 AM IST
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External Affairs Minister inaugurates tele-education, tele-medicine projects for African countries

The External Affairs Minister inaugurated e-VidyaBharti and e-ArogyaBharti (tele-education and tele-medicine project) for African countries on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of India’s flagship capacity building programme
India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.(AP file)
India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.(AP file)
Published on Oct 08, 2019 10:04 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Ready for ‘conditional dialogue’ with India: Pakistan minister

Pakistan has approached various world leaders to seek their interventions into the issue. However, Pakistan has been told to engage bilaterally with India to end tensions.
Pakistan is upset with the Indian government’s move to strip the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.(HT image)
Pakistan is upset with the Indian government’s move to strip the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 03:18 PM IST
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties in Bangladesh

External Affairs MinisterJaishankar is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral ties.(PTI Photo)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral ties.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 03:56 PM IST
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Emergency, Sanjay Gandhi: As Pranab Mukherjee receives Bharat Ratna, a look at his memoirs

The former president’s political career began in 1969 and there was no looking back after that. He has been a member of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and has held top posts of Defence Minister, Finance Minister, External Affairs Minister, Leader of Lok Sabha, Leader of Rajya Sabha and the President of India.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, 83, will receive India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna today.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, 83, will receive India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna today.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh, Sushma Swaraj’s second home for over a decade

Sushma Swaraj represented Vidisha in Lok Sabha twice from 2009 to 2019. But before contesting election from the seat, she was elected to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in the year 2008.
Former external affairs minister and the BJP veteran Shushma Swaraj.(AP photo)
Former external affairs minister and the BJP veteran Shushma Swaraj.(AP photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 05:24 PM IST
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Madhya Pradesh, Sushma Swaraj’s second home for over a decade

Sushma Swaraj represented Vidisha in Lok Sabha twice from 2009 to 2019. But before contesting election from the seat, she was elected to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in the year 2008.
Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.(AP)
Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.(AP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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UP artist pays tribute to Sushma Swaraj with charcoal portrait, moves people

Former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, died of cardiac arrest on August 6 in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. The sudden demise of the leader left many emotional, including PM Narendra Modi. People from all walks of life offered their condolences – tributes also flooded different social media platforms.
The image is created by Up artist Mohammad Zuhaib.(Twitter/ANI)
The image is created by Up artist Mohammad Zuhaib.(Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 06:59 PM IST
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When Sushma Swaraj’s 9 tweets shredded Pakistan foreign minister

Sushma Swaraj leaves a legacy of a Twitter friendly, easy-to-reach-out politician, who helped the Indians abroad in distress with her quick response on social media during her tenure as the foreign minister.
In a series of tweets, Sushma Swaraj slammed the Pakistani minister for not acknowledging the request.(ANI twitter image/artist Mohammad Zuhaib)
In a series of tweets, Sushma Swaraj slammed the Pakistani minister for not acknowledging the request.(ANI twitter image/artist Mohammad Zuhaib)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Sushma Swaraj -- A powerful orator, people’s minister and politician of many firsts

Sushma Swaraj left behind a legacy of an easily accessible minister who helped the diaspora in distress with her revolutionary social media outreach.
FILE PHOTO: Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks during a meeting with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks during a meeting with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 07, 2019 01:45 AM IST
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Sushma Swaraj passes away: Cremation will be held at 3 pm at Lodhi Road crematorium

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday night in New Delhi. “She was brought to the hospital after she had collapsed at home. She reached AIIMS emergency at about 09:35 pm,” said a hospital official.The doctors had attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “All resuscitative measures were taken but she could not be revived. This leads us to believe she might have had a cardiac arrest,” the official said.Swaraj, who was the foreign minister May 26 2014 to May 30 2019, was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi. Updates here:

New Delhi, India - Aug. 4, 2017: Sushma Swaraj, BJP leader and Union Minister, arriving at the parliament for the on going Monsson Session at Parliament, House in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 4, 2017. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Aug. 4, 2017: Sushma Swaraj, BJP leader and Union Minister, arriving at the parliament for the on going Monsson Session at Parliament, House in New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 4, 2017. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 02:32 PM IST
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Sushma Swaraj, BJP stalwart and former external affairs minister, dies at 67

Sushma Swaraj died of cardiac arrest at the age of 67 in New Delhi.
Sushma Swaraj was external affairs minister in Narendra Modi’s first government(Arvind Yadav (HT FILE Photo))
Sushma Swaraj was external affairs minister in Narendra Modi’s first government(Arvind Yadav (HT FILE Photo))
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 04:45 AM IST
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S Jaishankar’s appointment will boost US-India ties, say experts

Jaishankar, 64, known for his skillful diplomacy, tough negotiating tactics and strategic vision, has served as the Indian ambassador to the US from 2013-2015.
Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)
Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 01:42 AM IST
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‘Even if we ignore terrorism, there are other issues’: S Jaishankar hints at Pakistan

In his first public engagement after taking over as the external affairs minister, Jaishankar also touched on the US-China trade dispute arguing that that every clash presented an opportunity.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addresses during The Growth Net Summit 7.0, in New Delhi on June 6, 2019.(PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addresses during The Growth Net Summit 7.0, in New Delhi on June 6, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on May 21, 2020 11:46 AM IST
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‘Indians recognise country’s stature in world has risen in last 5 yrs’: S Jaishankar

Addressing a gathering at a seminar, S Jaishankar said a “global rebalancing” is taking place and the “sharpest manifestation” of that is the rise of China and to an extent, the rise of India as well.
A large majority of people in India recognise that the country’s stature in the world has risen in the last five years, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
A large majority of people in India recognise that the country’s stature in the world has risen in the last five years, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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Decision on oil purchase after Lok sabha polls, India tells Iran

The US decision to end exemptions to sanctions on Iranian oil imports on May 2 has hit India.
Tehran was among New Delhi’s top three energy suppliers, providing 23.6 million tonnes of oil last year, or about 10% of the country’s energy needs.
Tehran was among New Delhi’s top three energy suppliers, providing 23.6 million tonnes of oil last year, or about 10% of the country’s energy needs.
Updated on May 14, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hyderabad woman stuck in Jordan with expired passport, brother seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help

The woman’s family has now sought assistance from External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj to bring her back.
Speaking to ANI, Sabiha’s brother Farooq Ali said, My sister Sabiha got married to a Yemen national in the year 1983 and has been living in Dar al-Hajar there since 2006. Her(PTI FILE)
Speaking to ANI, Sabiha’s brother Farooq Ali said, My sister Sabiha got married to a Yemen national in the year 1983 and has been living in Dar al-Hajar there since 2006. Her(PTI FILE)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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‘Give up security cover if terror not an issue’: Sushma Swaraj hits out at Rahul Gandhi

The External Affairs Minister said the air strikes received international support and she received calls from leaders of several countries appreciating Indias stand on terrorism.
From the period of assassination of (former Prime Minister and Rahul’s father) Rajiv Gandhi till now all your family is under the security cover of SPG.(PTI File)
From the period of assassination of (former Prime Minister and Rahul’s father) Rajiv Gandhi till now all your family is under the security cover of SPG.(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 10:01 AM IST
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‘What are the Norwegians up to in Kashmir?’ Omar asks Sushma Swaraj

In a statement, the separatists said Geelani and Mirwaiz told the former prime minister that since his country “has a history of playing a positive role in conflict resolutions”, the Norwegian government should make serious efforts to resolve the vexed Kashmir dispute to mitigate the sufferings of the people and ensure a lasting peace in South Asia.
Omar Abdullah Monday asked the Centre to clear the air around former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Mangne Bondevik’s visit to Kashmir.(HT File Photo)
Omar Abdullah Monday asked the Centre to clear the air around former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Mangne Bondevik’s visit to Kashmir.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 09:15 AM IST
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Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Swaraj’s Show of Soft Power

Sushma Swaraj seems to take her role as India’s External Affairs Minister quite seriously.
Sushma Swaraj with chef Vikas Khanna
Sushma Swaraj with chef Vikas Khanna
Published on Oct 26, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMalavika Sangghvi

BCCI vs PCB: Indian board ‘is very well prepared’, says Khurshid

Salman Khurshid, India’s former External Affairs Minister, turned up as an “expert” witness and was cross-examined by PCB’s British lawyers. The hearing is being held under UK laws.
File photo of former Union minister Salman Khurshid.(PTI)
File photo of former Union minister Salman Khurshid.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 01:17 PM IST
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