A Kerala advocate had filed an RTI query with the ministry asking for documents and reasons for denying permission to Kerala tourism minister to attend a UN tourism meet.
“MEA’s credibility and its standing as an institution that has always upheld professionalism has been severely damaged and will be difficult to repair,” a former foreign secretary said.
Book on Deendayal Upadhyaya published by external affairs ministry says the BJP is the only political alternative in the country, Hindu thought is Bhartiya thought, and only Hindu society can be spiritual.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
“We continue to engage with China through diplomatic channels to find a mutually acceptable solution,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.
The Congress has claimed Sushma Swaraj has misled the families of the missing labourers by saying they were in a jail in Iraq, although the jail appears to have been destroyed three months ago.
In its weekly press briefing the MEA was reluctant to answer whether Bhutan “formally” asked for India’s intervention before Indian soldiers crossed the border.
I get the feeling Swaraj is more concerned about looking tough in the eyes of her countrymen than acting sagaciously in the interests of her country.
India’s stress on protecting the high-seas freedoms in conservation dialogues seems to stem from our ambition of being a major player in deep-seabed mining.
India has now moved away from its hands-off approach towards projects marred by ‘legacy’ problems, corruption and unfinished projects.
New Delhi: Though the Indian government on Friday rejected a resolution passed by the legislative assembly of Canada’s Ontario province describing the 1984 massacre of Sikhs as ‘genocide,’ the motion’s supporters liberally used quotes of Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh to justify the resolution’s use of the sensitive term. On April 6, a […]
The racist attacks in Greater Noida are a greater diplomatic fiasco than India yet realises.
African heads of missions said they “reviewed the previous incidents and that have taken place in the past and concluded that no known, sufficient and deterring measures were taken by the government of India”.
The MEA responded to the outgoing Pakistan envoy’s remarks saying they were not in keeping with diplomatic niceties.
Abid Hussain Khan and Tanvir Hussain had first been denied visas on January 30 and told that the reason behind the rejection was “current policies.”
The external affairs ministry said there was nothing new or unusual about such visits and hence political meanings should not be read into them.
The case pertaining to the expenditure incurred by Modi during his foreign travels had come into the limelight when it was revealed that he owed Rs 134 crore to cash-strapped Air India.
MEA adopts panel recommendations to make passport processing more humane.
Though the MEA cited Annexure K as a solution for such cases, the required magistrate’s attestation on the form has allegedly become another source of hassle and harassment for some.
Since the demonetisation of high denomination currency notes, foreign diplomatic missions in Delhi and other Indian cities have faced hurdles due to strict withdrawal limits and a shortage of cash.
As the search for a new vice-chancellor continues, the governing board of the university has decided to extend previous vice-chancellor, Gopa Sabharwal’s tenure for the second time.
India has issued a demarche to Pakistan on “continued violations of ceasefire along the LoC” and strongly condemned “increased concentration of terrorists observed across the border in the vicinity of Pakistani forward posts”.
The external affairs ministry has asked the finance ministry to increase the limit on withdrawals from embassy bank accounts, but it is yet to receive a response, but it is yet to receive a response.
The government needs to be more open, creative and clear in its communications with the wider world, instead of the conservative, secretive and dull methods that are currently the norm.
Chinese troops took positions on the perceived Line of Actual Control and demanded that canal work in in Demchok sector – located 250 km east of Leh –be stopped as either side needs to take permission before undertaking any work.
Most Pakistani channels have said that one of them works for RAW while the other works for the Indian Intelligence Bureau, but have only cited anonymous sources.
According to MEA spokesperson Vikas Swaroop, the initial details on the suspects were based on their statements to the investigators.
As is evident from the recent events, Saudi Arabia has not lived up to the labour cooperation agreement signed with India in April this year.
The MEA is juggling multiple strategies to improve its manpower, including the possibility of non-resident Indians joining its ranks.
In its rush to bring China down a peg, New Delhi should not forget to underscore the political basis of its own territorial and commercial interests in the region.
The women and child development minister has responded to a petition by a single mother seeking a passport for her daughter without the name of her husband, who deserted them years ago.
A petition created by a woman whose husband abandoned her and her daughter has encouraged others to share similar experiences, all highlighting archaic and gender-biased rules.
Operation Sankat Mochan is underway.
Married women are required to submit a marriage certificate or affidavit at the time of passport creation or renewal, and divorced women a ‘divorce deed’ even when husband’s name is not entered in passport
Many foreign students are keen to fit in while in India. But persistent racism, discrimination and inaction by the authorities makes this extremely difficult.
But it is clear that several other members of the NSG helped play spoiler in the Indian quest for membership.
The foreign minister assured African envoys that the government was committed to a fast-track trial for the killing and the “harshest possible punishment” for the culprits.
A senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs met with the family and assured them of a speedy trial and prosecution of all those responsible for the murder.
The ministry’s finance division noted “certain shortcomings” – the “absence of documentary evidence” of the finalised cost and the lack of “prior approval” in holding negotiations with the lowest bidder – in granting the construction contract to Larsen and Toubro Limited.
Modi’s foreign policy and travels have focused on attracting foreign investments, but the task of translating commitments into reality rests with the MEA, which needs greater resources.