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PM Modi meets Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and conveyed his deepest condolences for the demise of former...

India

After G7 meet, Modi heads to UAE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday commenced a one-day visit to the UAE following attending the Munich G7 summit.

India

Over 1,000 reported dead as 5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan

At least 1,000 people have been reported dead and hundreds injured yesterday after a powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Afghanistan.

Global

Diplomat Ruchira Kamboj to be India's next Permanent Representative To UN

India's envoy to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj was yesterday appointed as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

Global

Ex-East Asia division chief Pradeep Kumar Rawat takes charge as India’s envoy to China

Former head of the East Asia division in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Pradeep Kumar Rawat today joined as India's new...

Global

India, Russia sign defence deals in first 2+2 dialogue

India and Russia today signed a military cooperation pact at the 20th meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military...

Global

EAM Jaishankar holds talks with his UAE counterpart; discusses joint action

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his UAE counterpart Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Qasr Al Shati and discussed ties...

UAE

Indian EAM Jaishankar to address 5th Indian Ocean Conference

India News: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be addressing the fifth Indian Ocean Conference this year.

Global

Indian EAM Jaishankar calls on senior ministers during his Singapore visit

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visit Singapore on Wednesday for three days and met senior ministers.

Global

EAM Jaishankar meets Serbian counterpart in New Delhi to discuss economic ties

India's union external affairs minister S Jaishankar had met with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic in New Delhi during the latter's...

Global

Joe Biden expected to nominate LA Mayor as next US ambassador to India: Reports

Post of US envoy to India has been lying vacant since January 20. Daniel Smith, the director of the Foreign Service Institute (who recently...

USA

In Pics: Global relief efforts to help India wage its battle against COVID-19

As India battles a massive surge of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the country, it has continuously received help from across the...

Covid-19

Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held virtually on the eve of PBD 2021

The Youth PBD was celebrated virtually on the theme of "Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora”.

Global

Virtual 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on January 9

The theme of the PBD Convention 2021 is "Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat".

Global

MEA launches Global Pravasi Rishta Portal to connect with Indian diaspora ahead of PBD 2021

Indian External Affairs Ministry yesterday launched the Global Pravasi Rishta portal and app to connect with the nearly 31.2-million strong...

Global

EAM Jaishankar speaks on US-India relations going forward, why India rejected RCEP

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that ties between India and the US will expand further under Joe Biden's...

Global

VFS Global wins contract to provide visa, OCI and passport services for India across the United States

VFS Global’s India Consular Application Centres will be located in six cities - Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta...

Global

Former Indian High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf takes charge as envoy to France

The 1991 batch IFS officer succeeds Vinay Kwatra (1988 batch).

Global

Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4 to begin on July 3

Phase four will particularly focus on countries where we still have a large number of Indians who have registered to return.

Covid-19

Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

New rules easing restrictions on the entry of OCI cardholders as well as certain foreign nationals were issued last week.

Covid-19

Gaitri Kumar appointed Indian High Commissioner to the UK; new envoys for Kuwait and Finland too

The 1986-batch Indian Foreign Service officer is currently serving as Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.

Global

Indian government extends Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 till mid-June

Launched on May 7, the Vande Bharat Mission is hoping to evacuate another 1,00,000 Indians by June 13.

Covid-19

Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19

Indian government to soon take decision on lifting OCI cardholders' travel ban

Indian government indicated that it would soon take an appropriate decision on the issue even as consulates in the USA assured...

Global

Vande Bharat Mission: The Road Home

A firsthand account of the journey back to India as part of the Indian government's massive repatriation effort, the Vande Bharat Mission.

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