Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Sunday asked Amazon to desist from being flippant about Indian symbols and icons, cautioning it that “indifference will be at your own peril”. “Amazon, better behave. Desist from being flippant about Indian symbols & icons. Indifference will be at your own peril,” Das said in a tweet.
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj pulled up a Pune-based man on Sunday for requesting his wife’s transfer from Jhansi railways to his hometown. Swaraj said had the couple been working under her ministry, they would have been fired for making such a request on a social networking platform. “If you or your wife were […]
Sehore (MP), Feb 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, reached Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday. PM Modi will unveil ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana’scheme at Kisan Kalyan Mela. He will also release the guidelines for this scheme. On the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present.
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues. Kurz is scheduled to meet Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, later in the day. He will also meet Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi during his four-day visit to India.
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, soon after he arrived here on a three-day visit. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol as he received the Crown Prince on his arrival here. Modi welcomed Sheikh Mohamed with a warm embrace as the latter alighted from his aircraft at the Palam Technical Area here. The crown prince is being accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet ministers. It is the Crown Prince’s first state visit to India.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande met External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj here on Monday. Earlier in the day, he held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House, which will be followed by signing of agreements between both sides in various key sectors. President Hollande, who will be the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, is on a three-day visit to India.
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was held at the Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan, for French President Francois Hollande on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Prakash Javdekar and MoS Prime Minister office jitendra Singh were among the other present at the ceremony. President Hollande, who will be the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, is on a three-day visit to India.
Manama, Jan 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, on Sunday.Swaraj is in Bahrain’s capital Manama on a two-day visit.She attended the first ministerial meeting of the India-Arab League Cooperation Forum to deepen the country’s ties with the 22-member group.The meet also assumes significance in the wake of the growing threat of Islamic State in the region.
Manama, Jan 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Manama. Earlier today, she had also visited India Pavilion at Bahrain Air Show, where she was given a briefing on the Tejas LCA being showcased at Air Show. Swaraj arrived in Bahrain’s capital Manama earlier today on a two-day visit. She is in Bahrain for the first ministerial meeting of the India-Arab League Cooperation Forum to deepen the country’s ties with the 22-member grouping.
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the national capital after her two-day visit to from Israel and Palestine on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya’alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.
Israel, Jan 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for New Delhi from Israel after concluding her two-day visit on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya’alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.
Jerusalem, Jan 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has urged the Indian community in Jerusalem to build long-term stakes in the Indian economy through investment and joint development of products and services. She congratulated the Indian caregivers for performing commendable service. Swaraj said India is very proud of its large diaspora, which is hard working and sincere.
Ramallah (Palestine), Jan 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah. Swaraj will also meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah later in the evening. Swaraj is on a two-day visit to Palestine and Israel to review bilateral relations. She is being accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials of the External Affairs Ministry. This is her first visit to West Asia as an External Affairs Minister.
New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): As a follow-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s exhortation to secretaries to come up with ideas for transformative change in various areas of governance, two Groups of Secretaries presented their ideas and suggestions on – Innovative Budgeting and Effective Implementation and Swachh Bharat and Ganga Rejuvenation to the Prime Minister. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Manohar Parrikar, besides all Secretaries to the Government of India, were also present.
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Walid al Moualem in New Delhi ahead of a four-day bilateral visit. He is slated to discuss a host of bilateral issues, besides the situation in Syria.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Walid al Moualem, arrived in India on Monday on a four-day bilateral visit in which he is scheduled to hold talks of mutual interest with leaders here. Moualem is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss a host of bilateral issues, besides the situation in Syria. The Syrian civil war has cost many lives in the past five years.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): While addressing the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Saturday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the day is dedicated to overseas Indians. Explaining about the day, Swaraj said in the year 2003, under the leadership of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a decision was taken to celebrate Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on January 9. She further stated that the reason behind selecting January 9 for Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas was that Mahatma Gandhi had returned from South Africa on this day in 1915 and this day is being celebrated across the world.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday took the Congress party by the horns, defending her role in the Lalit Modi controversy that has seen almost the entire Monsoon session wiped out.