Members of USCIRF were denied visas by Indian government early this year on the argument that religious freedom is enshrined in the constitution and any foreign third party has no locus standi to comment or investigate on it.
India recently had contacted Interpol and pressed its demand for an early notification of the Red warrant sought by the ED against Modi in connection with its money laundering case.
The verification infrastructure in some districts of the state, said the officer, was as bad as those in Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland.
A leading news channel had invited PM Narendra Modi to be its chief guest, but he backed out at the last minute and the function had to be postponed.
India will summon the US Ambassador over the country’s sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan
The decision followed Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s reiteration that emigrant related issues would be “best looked after by a single organisation”.
In a letter to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Ashish, a project manager with Tata Consultancy Services said he had travelled to USA on August 10, 2015.
“The NRI community is feeling let down by the government’s decision… A separate ministry for overseas Indians is a must to address their concerns,” Kerala chief minister said.
The proposal for merger was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also holds charge of the MOIA said.
The summit will focus on India’s engagement with Africa in terms of cooperation, trade and capacity building among other issues.
According to sources, most of these positions will be taken up by late December or early January. While Delhi has cleared the names, it has to await the approval of the foreign governments — except for the post of envoy to the UN.
The complete list of Indians injured and killed in the Mecca Grand Mosque accident.
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.
External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said that India has made it clear that hosting of Kashmiri separatists will be contrary to the spirit of the Ufa understanding.
The CAG had criticised the MEA for purchasing a French government-owned property in Paris, which was not suitable to be used to set up an Indian cultural centre.