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Sushma Swaraj funeral; latest updates: Ex-minister cremated with State honours in Delhi as top NDA leaders bid farewell
India

Sushma Swaraj funeral; latest updates: Ex-minister cremated with State honours in Delhi as top NDA leaders bid farewell

Sushma Swaraj funeral; latest updates: Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has been cremated with State honours at Lodhi Crematorium in Delhi. Top dignitaries and others who came to the crematorium to pay their respects are now vacating the premises.

Sushma Swaraj, minister who brought warmth to 'clinical' MEA through her tweets: 'Kind' BJP leader changed lives over social media
India

Sushma Swaraj, minister who brought warmth to 'clinical' MEA through her tweets: 'Kind' BJP leader changed lives over social media

The Narendra Modi-led government had just started the policy to ensure outreach to citizens via social media in 2014, and Swaraj arguably was at the forefront throughout her tenure, even during a short period in 2016 when she was seriously ill and had to undergo a kidney transplant.

Sushma Swaraj passes away: From 'supermom' to being Twitter's favourite politician, netizens condole demise of BJP stalwart
India

Sushma Swaraj passes away: From 'supermom' to being Twitter's favourite politician, netizens condole demise of BJP stalwart

A politician who was respected across party lines, Sushma Swaraj was aptly hailed as 'supermom' of India by Washington Post for solving the problems of distressed Indians around the world.

S Jaishankar to attend Commonwealth Foreign Ministers' Meeting in London, likely to meet British counterpart Jeremy Hunt
India

S Jaishankar to attend Commonwealth Foreign Ministers' Meeting in London, likely to meet British counterpart Jeremy Hunt

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar will attend the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers' Meeting in London today.

S Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan for first overseas trip, likely to hold talks with Bhutanese counterpart during two-day visit
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S Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan for first overseas trip, likely to hold talks with Bhutanese counterpart during two-day visit

External Affairs minister S Jaishankar arrived in Bhutan on Friday on a two-day visit, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry, during which he will hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart and call on Prime Minister Lotay Tshering.

Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working
Politics

Election win gave Narendra Modi political capital to enforce quick reforms; portfolio choices show presidential style of working

The new BJP president, along with Narendra Modi and the home, defence, finance and foreign ministers, will control not only the future of the government and the party but also the country in large measure.

Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0: Ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed as External Affairs minister
Politics

Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0: Ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed as External Affairs minister

Former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was given charge of the new External Affairs ministry in the new Modi Government on Friday, the first career diplomat to handle the key portfolio

No enquiry into gifts sent to Hasmukh Adhia as he didn't accept them, says govt
Business

No enquiry into gifts sent to Hasmukh Adhia as he didn't accept them, says govt

Adhia, who is also the Finance Secretary, had written that the items were delivered to his house in his absence and therefore, "he could not even refuse them".

Passport Seva app is fully secure with advanced security features: Sushma Swaraj
News & Analysis

Passport Seva app is fully secure with advanced security features: Sushma Swaraj

The minister said that in three weeks of app's launch, MEA received 67,500 applications via the app.

39 Indians killed in Iraq: Union minister VK Singh leaves for West Asia to bring back mortal remains of those killed
India

39 Indians killed in Iraq: Union minister VK Singh leaves for West Asia to bring back mortal remains of those killed

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Sunday left for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians, killed in the war-torn country, officials said.

India-Italy joint statement full text: Narendra Modi, Paolo Gentiloni emphasise importance of regular meetings
India

India-Italy joint statement full text: Narendra Modi, Paolo Gentiloni emphasise importance of regular meetings

India and Italy looked at strengthening the bilateral political and economic relations when Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni visited India on 30 October

India condemns 'barbaric' attack on Kandahar army camp, demands complete elimination of terrorism
India

India condemns 'barbaric' attack on Kandahar army camp, demands complete elimination of terrorism

India has expressed grave concern over the spike in terror attacks in Afghanistan and demanded that states "hosting" terrorists and their sanctuaries must eliminate them immediately

Sushma Swaraj hits back at Rahul Gandhi for his RSS remark, says six women ministers in Union cabinet
India

Sushma Swaraj hits back at Rahul Gandhi for his RSS remark, says six women ministers in Union cabinet

Responding to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's remark that the RSS is 'anti-women', External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that six ministers in the Cabinet are women

China orders North Korean firms to close by January for sanctions application after Pyongyang's nuclear test
World

China orders North Korean firms to close by January for sanctions application after Pyongyang's nuclear test

China has ordered North Korean companies in the country to shut down by January as it applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test, the commerce ministry said on Thursday

Sushma Swaraj meets Rex Tillerson on sidelines of UNGA session, discusses situation in Indo-Asia Pacific region
India

Sushma Swaraj meets Rex Tillerson on sidelines of UNGA session, discusses situation in Indo-Asia Pacific region

External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday held a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during which they reviewed all aspects of the bilateral relationship and discussed the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region

India and Australia pledge to combat threats together after cyber policy dialogue
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India and Australia pledge to combat threats together after cyber policy dialogue

India and Australia have reaffirmed their commitment to an "open, free, secure, stable, peaceful and accessible cyberspace".

Kailash Mansarovar yatra: China in talks with India after Beijing refused entry to 50 pilgrims
India

Kailash Mansarovar yatra: China in talks with India after Beijing refused entry to 50 pilgrims

China said on Monday that it was in touch with India over continuing the Kailash Mansarovar yatra through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim

Bringing Vijay Mallya back to India will be difficult, says VK Singh
India

Bringing Vijay Mallya back to India will be difficult, says VK Singh

Union minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh on Tuesday said that extradition was not a simple issue even as he assured that fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya would be brought back to India.

Don't turn seas into areas of conflict, says MJ Akbar at United Nations Ocean Conference
India

Don't turn seas into areas of conflict, says MJ Akbar at United Nations Ocean Conference

Seas cannot be turned into zones of contention, India has said as it reiterated the importance of freedom of navigation on the high seas and resolving maritime disputes by peaceful means.