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Driver working in MEA honey-trapped into passing confidential information to Pakistan; arrested
India

Driver working in MEA honey-trapped into passing confidential information to Pakistan; arrested

The driver was honey-trapped by Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence and was arrested for passing confidential and sensitive information

Minor Hindu girls abducted at gunpoint, forcefully converted to Islam; MEA alerted
World

Minor Hindu girls abducted at gunpoint, forcefully converted to Islam; MEA alerted

The two girls, who are 11 and 13 years old, were abducted at gunpoint by eight Muslim men from their houses in Abdul Rehman Khoso in Tando Ghulam Ali in Pakistan's Sindh on 24 September

Explained: The row over 8 former Indian Navy officers being detained in Qatar
India

Explained: The row over 8 former Indian Navy officers being detained in Qatar

The eight ex-Indian Navy officers were reportedly arrested on 30 August in Doha by Qatar’s intelligence agency. They had been working for a Qatar-based company for the last few years

MEA explains why India abstained at UNHRC from voting on draft resolution against China
India

MEA explains why India abstained at UNHRC from voting on draft resolution against China

India on Thursday abstained from voting against China on a draft resolution in the UN Human Rights Council on holding a debate on the human rights situation in the country’s volatile north-western Xinjiang province

MEA issues advisory following fake job offers by dubious foreign IT firms
India

MEA issues advisory following fake job offers by dubious foreign IT firms

The Ministry of External Affairs said instances of 'fake job rackets' offering lucrative jobs in Thailand by dubious IT firms have come to the notice of Indian missions in Bangkok and Myanmar

Canada: 'Sharp spike in hate crimes, sectarian violence, anti-India activities', MEA tells Indians to be 'vigilant'
World

Canada: 'Sharp spike in hate crimes, sectarian violence, anti-India activities', MEA tells Indians to be 'vigilant'

MEA said Indian missions in Canada have taken up these incidents with the Canadian authorities and requested them to probe these crimes

Hindus under attack in UK: Indian mission in touch with British officials to prevent further incidents, says MEA
India

Hindus under attack in UK: Indian mission in touch with British officials to prevent further incidents, says MEA

On Tuesday, a mob vandalised a Hindu temple in UK's Birmingham. The cycle of violence was triggered on 28 August after India won the Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan

‘Aware of IT companies luring Indians, sending them to Myanmar’: India cautions techies
India

‘Aware of IT companies luring Indians, sending them to Myanmar’: India cautions techies

The MEA has cautioned Indian citizens and urged them to cross check before taking up any IT job offers in Thailand, Myanmar or neighbouring countries to avoid being captured by ethnic armed groups or landing in trouble on foreign shores

Indian citizens duped on pretext of jobs, illegally brought to Myanmar, says MEA
India

Indian citizens duped on pretext of jobs, illegally brought to Myanmar, says MEA

As per the sources, the Embassy has rescued over 30 Indian citizens trapped in the Myawaddy area and continues all efforts to get the others out as early as possible

Mandeep Kaur suicide case: 'India in touch with family, US authorities,' says MEA
India

Mandeep Kaur suicide case: 'India in touch with family, US authorities,' says MEA

Mandeep Kaur died by suicide in New York on 3 August. Kaur in a video posted online said she was tortured by her husband Ranjotveer Singh Sandhu. The distressing video went viral and sparked massive outrage across India and abroad

The curious case of Gilgit-Baltistan and how it was illegally occupied by Pakistan
World

The curious case of Gilgit-Baltistan and how it was illegally occupied by Pakistan

It is time for India to publish a White Paper on the background of Gilgit-Baltistan’s accession to India and make it widely known, including in Beijing

Arvind Kejriwal does a U-turn on allegations that Centre scuttled his Singapore visit
Politics

Arvind Kejriwal does a U-turn on allegations that Centre scuttled his Singapore visit

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's invitation to attend 'World Cities' Summit was cancelled by the Singapore government after he missed the 20 July deadline of acceptance

Arvind Kejriwal's Singapore invitation was withdrawn a day before he applied to MEA for approval: Sources
Politics

Arvind Kejriwal's Singapore invitation was withdrawn a day before he applied to MEA for approval: Sources

As per sources, Kejriwal wrote to MEA for approval of this visit on 21 July, a day after the Singapore deadline expired "clearly indicating that it was a stunt"

India condemns attack on mountain resort in northern Iraq's Dohuk
India

India condemns attack on mountain resort in northern Iraq's Dohuk

Following the killings last Wednesday, some Iraqi officials claimed that Turkey was behind the attack, but the Turkish foreign ministry rejected the allegations

India, Bangladesh hold 3rd consular dialogue; discussion held on liberalisation of visa procedures
World

India, Bangladesh hold 3rd consular dialogue; discussion held on liberalisation of visa procedures

This Consular dialogue mechanism was instituted in 2017 to discuss and improve consular, visa and mutual legal assistance cooperation between India and Bangladesh, thereby contributing to stronger people-to-people ties

India will continue to stand by people of Sri Lanka: MEA
India

India will continue to stand by people of Sri Lanka: MEA

India has always been at the forefront of extending support to Sri Lanka and Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi today said that it will continue to stand by the people of economic crisis-hit neighbour

What’s the I2U2 summit that PM Modi will attend virtually? What’s on the agenda?
India

What’s the I2U2 summit that PM Modi will attend virtually? What’s on the agenda?

While the US, UAE, India and Israel have said there is no military angle to this grouping and that the focus is a constructive agenda regarding the economy and infrastructure, some experts have dubbed I2U2 the ‘West Asian Quad’

India refutes speculative media reports on sending troops to Sri Lanka: Indian mission
World

India refutes speculative media reports on sending troops to Sri Lanka: Indian mission

The comments by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came a day after thousands of enraged protesters stormed Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe's houses, in the culmination of months of agitation over the ongoing economic crisis

India stands with Sri Lanka, closely following recent developments: MEA responds to 'closest' neighbour's crisis
World

India stands with Sri Lanka, closely following recent developments: MEA responds to 'closest' neighbour's crisis

Amid the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that India has stood with the people of the island nation as they tried to overcome this difficult period

'Biased and inaccurate': India rejects US panel's report on religious freedom
India

'Biased and inaccurate': India rejects US panel's report on religious freedom

Released in June, the report recommended the Biden administration to designate India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 11 other nations as "countries of particular concern" in the context of religious freedom