Govt to soon take decision on OCI card holders to allay fears of temporary suspension of visas: Minister
A large number of Indian citizens whose children are OCI (overseas citizen of India) card holders and several people of Indian origin having the card are unable to travel to India, even for emergency reasons, because of the temporarily suspension of their long-term visa.
MEA making best efforts during COVID-19 crisis, be patient till 3 May, Union minister tells Indians stranded abroad
The rules of the lockdown do not allow for bringing back stranded Indians and getting them held up at various airports, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said on Thursday, urging citizens abroad who want to return to be patient till 3 May.
Coronavirus outbreak: 276 Indians, including 255 pilgrims, students and fishermen in Iran, among those tested positive abroad
As many as 276 Indians have been infected with coronavirus abroad, including 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE and five in Italy, the government informed the Lok Sabha
J&K a 'jewel' of country, govt will soon come out with industrial package for Union Territory: Piyush Goyal
After J&K came under Governor's rule in June 2018, the development work gained speed and with the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into UTs, many central laws which were not applicable and depriving the people of their rights came into force
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has met Iranian envoy Ali Chegeni as part of the government's efforts to secure the release of 18 Indians onboard a British oil tanker Impero seized by Iran
Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha passes Finance, Appropriation bills; Smriti Irani tables bill to amend POCSO Act
Parliament Updates: Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Upper House, "This is Rajya Sabha...it has a way to function...it can not be run like a department of the government. We are not willing to be rubber stamps." Congress walked out of Rajya Sabha in protest against the government stand that prime minister Narendra Modi will not respond on Donald Trump's remarks on the Kashmir issue.
Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes RTI (Amendment) Bill; Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing appointment of SC judge as NHRC chief
Parliament Updates: The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of state and central Information Commissioners. The opposition has protested that such a move could dilute the effectiveness of the RTI Act, thereby threatening the autonomy of the Information Commissions.
India wants normal relations with its neighbour, but Pakistan fails to create ‘terror and hostility' free atmosphere, says MEA
India wants normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan but it failed to create an atmosphere free from terror, the government said. MEA said government has consistently raised the issue of cross border terrorism and placed a high emphasis on international cooperation in combating it.
India, China have agreed to seek mutually acceptable solution to boundary issue, government tells Rajya Sabha
India and China have agreed to seek a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution to the boundary question through negotiations, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Thursday
Amit Shah appoints Sreedharan Pillai Kerala BJP chief; Sunil Deodhar made Andhra Pradesh co-in-charge
In other appointments, Amit Shah made former Kerala BJP chief and Rajya Sabha member V Muraleedharan as Andhra Pradesh in-charge
Smriti Irani meets Kerala literary figure MK Sanoo as part of BJP's 'Sampark for Samarthan' programme
Union minister Smriti Irani called on Kerala's prominent literary figure MK Sanoo at his residence as part of the ruling BJP's programme Sampark se Samarthan
Kerala Police registers case against BJP's V Muraleedharan for raising slogans against CPM's P Jayarajan
Police on Sunday registered a case against BJP's national executive member V Muraleedharan and 50 others for raising provocative slogans against CPM Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan during the saffron party's 'Janaraksha Yatra' at Kuthuparamba on 6 October.
The Centre on Sunday talked tough on alleged land encroachments in the name of tourism in Kerala, saying they could not be allowed.
BJP chief Amit Shah will take part in a 'padyatra' from Payyannur in Kannur district to Thiruvananthapuram from 7 September to highlight the political violence "unleashed" by the ruling CPM in Kerala, the party said on Monday.
BJP's clean image has suffered a dent in Kerala after an internal probe committee report found members of the Kerala BJP unit taking money to provide Medical Council of India recognition
BJP's V Muraleedharan said that Smriti Irani did not behave rudely with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in January while discussing AMU centres.
Opposition CPI-M and BJP in Kerala on Tuesday demanded resignation of Shashi Tharoor as Lok Sabha member over Sunanda Pushkar murder case.