Angela Merkel’s visit key for German industries’ presence in India
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Indian investments in Germany have also shown a remarkable increase in the last few years and have invested over US $ 6 billion in Germany, mainly through M&As.

Haj stampede: 63 Indians still missing
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Saudi authorities have issued photos of the deceased to ascertain identities, even as India’s Haj mission updated its list of dead to 46.

Nepal takes Indian TV channels off air, Delhi heads to crisis table
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

With supplies running low, youth cadres of major political parties are whipping up anti-India sentiments and all Indian TV channels were taken off air Tuesday by cable operators.

PM Narendra Modi to host Angela Merkel at India’s Silicon Valley
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

After visiting the Silicon Valley, PM Narendra Modi seems all set to host German Chancellor Angela Merkel at India’s Silicon Valley — Bengaluru — on October 6, government sources told The Indian Express. Merkel will be arriving in India on October 4 on a three-day visit. While Modi is keen to showcase the “Digital India” […]

TV cleric fired after he slams UAE grant for temple during Modi visit
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

A popular and respected Islamic scholar in the United Arab Emirates, who gave sermons at the famous Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi, has landed in trouble after he tweeted against the allotment of land for a temple in the emirate last month when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came visiting. In what is being viewed […]

Nepal Ambassador: ‘Our Constitution better than (India’s)’  
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

The Indian Express reported Wednesday that India has conveyed to Nepal’s leadership the seven amendments it wants in their Constitution to ensure it is acceptable to the Madhesis and Janjatis.

Narendra Modi in Ireland: Why a small European country is important to India
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

India and Ireland have traditionally had cordial and friendly relations going back to the time of our freedom movement.

India and Nepal: A constitutional crisis?
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

With an apparent stand-off on the issue between India and Nepal, much will now depend on the sagacity and wisdom of the top Nepal’s political parties.

PM Modi visit to bolster trade, improve ties with Ireland
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

PM Narendra Modi will hold discussions with Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland. The Irish Prime Minister will also host a Working Lunch in honour of the visiting dignitary.

Make seven changes to your Constitution: India tells Nepal
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

These “amendments” have been conveyed to Nepal’s leadership by the Indian government through official channels Ranjit Rae, India’s ambassador to Nepal.

Violence in Nepal could have been avoided: India
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Three persons were injured as police in Nepal on Monday opened fire at Madhesi activists protesting against the new Constitution.

Panic among diplomats as 20 of their own are hit by dengue in Delhi
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Those affected include diplomats and their family members from Pakistan, Germany, UK, US, Canada, Australia, Italy and Palestine.

Nepal gets Constitution: Dissatisfaction, worry on Indian side of border
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Madhesis are those living in southern Nepal, in the Terai region bordering India, while Janjatis are the indigenous tribal people from the country’s hills.

The immunity for diplomats: Some key issues the Saudi case raises
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Article 29 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations says that “the person of a diplomatic agent shall be inviolable”, and that “he shall not be liable to any form of arrest or detention”.

Gurgaon rape: Saudi envoy was told about serious charges against diplomat
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

The Saudi government, however, invoked diplomatic immunity for the accused diplomat, and refused to submit him to questioning by the Indian authorities.

Two Indians abducted in Libya, MEA says efforts on to secure release
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Two Indians have been abducted in Sirte in war-devastated Libya even as two other nationals remain in the custody of Islamic militants for past more than one-and-a-half months.

Accused of rape, Saudi diplomat gets away – to Saudi Arabia
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

The Saudi Embassy termed the allegations as "false" and protested the police "intrusion" into the diplomat's house saying it was against "all diplomatic conventions".

Narendra Modi-Ranil Wickremesinghe meet: Defence, trade ties on agenda
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

PM Modi hoped that the country will achieve "genuine reconciliation" and development so that all people including the Tamil community can live a "life of equality, justice, peace and dignity" in a united Sri Lanka.

For India, the uphill task to get talks going at UN General Assembly has just begun
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

It is widely known that majority in the UN security Council do not want the council to be expanded.

Mecca crane crash: Death toll of Indians goes up to 11
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Among the dead Indians is a couple from Andhra. Abdul Khader, 38, and Fatima Begum, 32, are survived by two sons, aged six and three.

Gurgaon rape case: New Delhi may expel Saudi diplomat as last resort
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

According to sources, Ashoor is a key diplomat who holds additional charge at the Saudi Ambassador’s office.

6 Indians killed in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen: MEA
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The six were among seven nationals who were initially reported missing when two boats carrying a total of 21 Indian nationals, came under aerial attack on September 8.

Gurgaon rape case: With deft manoeuvring, India walks diplomatic tightrope between Saudi Arabia and Nepal
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

While Nepal is hoping for a sympathetic hearing and prompt action, Saudi Arabia is a crucial strategic partner of India.

Simply put: Diplomats and rules of the game
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

As the Saudi Arabian embassy invokes the immunity clause for its diplomat accused of rape, Indian Express explains the guidelines that govern such privileges and looks at how India reacted when its envoys got into trouble abroad.

India has to do some deft diplomacy in Gurgaon rape case
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

While it is an incident of serious crime allegedly committed by the diplomat, the Saudi embassy having digging in its heels and rejecting the allegations against its diplomat has made it difficult.

Day after Yemen strike, MEA says 13 Indians alive, 7 missing
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

India today clarified that there is no confirmation of any deaths of Indians in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Saudi embassy invokes ‘diplomatic immunity’, says rape allegations false
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

A Saudi diplomat, who has been accused of raping two Nepalese women, today met senior External Affairs Ministry officials and protested the action by Gurgaon police at his residence which he claimed was in violation of the Vienna Convention.

Lucrative job opportunities in war-hit Yemen attract Indians despite government advisories
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

India’s resources in Yemen are depleted as it does not have an embassy there any longer.

PM Narendra Modi likely to visit Ireland later this month
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Modi will be the first Indian PM to visit Ireland after Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956.

Syrian Refugees: India offers financial aid to Jordan
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Indian ambassador to Jordan Anil Trigunayat on Monday met Jordan’s Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury and informed him about the Indian government’s decision.

Had Rajapaksa won, many of us would have been killed: Chandrika Kumaratunga
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

In 2005, Kumaratunga had given up the reins of her party, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, to Rajapaksa, after serving as president for 11 years, and retired from political life.

German Chancellor’s October visit: Govt planning Varanasi sojourn for Merkel
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

The advance teams from German security and protocol departments are scheduled to visit India next week to finalise the preparations for the German Chancellor’s visit.

Pak does a U-turn, says it did not want NSAs to discuss Kashmir
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Basit said that the two Prime Ministers should talk and take the dialogue process forward.

Hillary Clinton inbox: Jairam ‘reeling,’ (Manmohan) doing good
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Over 200 emails referring to India among 4,000 received by Clinton as former Secretary of State.

Hillary Clinton’s inbox, declassified
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

From the 4,000-plus emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released by US officials, over 200 refer to India and its leaders including former PM Manmohan Singh and members of his Cabinet.

As UNGA chief arrives today, India to push text-based talks on reforms
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

The Ministry of External Affairs is quite happy with the development, as was disclosed by its official spokesperson.