The 39th body is not being brought back now since DNA testing had only provided a 70 per cent match; the others have had more than 95 per cent match.
An Iraqi official had earlier told The Indian Express that the mortal remains of the 39 Indians are being stored in a freezer at the Medico-Legal Institute, Iraq’s forensic sciences department in Baghdad.
China last year did not allow Indian pilgrims to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through Nathu La after the face-off between the Indian and Chinese militaries in Doklam Plateau in Bhutan.
V K Singh said assistance is also extended in filing a case against husband in India, issuing lookout circular, impounding and revocation of Indian passport of husband, and getting access to lawyers and NGOs empanelled with Indian missions.
“People going abroad do very good and the reason for it is very simple. They get a good opportunity there and have the required financial support to take their ideas forward. Also, the interest rates on banks there are very low,” VK Singh said.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju had on September 5 said the Rohingya were illegal immigrants and stood to be deported
Father Tom Uzhunnalil, 57, was abducted by Islamic State operatives when they attacked an old-age home run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. He got freed by the intervention of Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The MGC is an initiative by India and five ASEAN countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam for cooperation in tourism, culture, education, as well as transport and communications. It was launched in 2000 at Vientiane, Laos.
Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said, “Presence of these missing Indians has not been acknowledged so far by Pakistan. As of July 27, there are 417 fishermen in Pakistan’s custody and 15 fishermen in Sri Lanka’s custody, who are believed to be Indian nationals.”
A joint statement later in the day deplored continued terror attacks, including those in the BRICS countries, and reaffirmed solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism.
In his opening remarks, Singh said India would like to strengthen the strategic cooperative relationship with China
Reacting sharply to VK Singh’s statement, BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said, “BJP had promised to make efforts to get special category status for Odisha in its 2014 election manifesto, but the saffron party has forgotten after coming to power.”
A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials have also been dispatched to London to see progress on Vijay Mallya’s extradition case.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Swaraj said she had spoken to Rajnath Singh and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to press for ensuring the safety of African nationals.
Changing the name of a road is not our priority nor we are considering such things, he said.