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merger of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

Post merger with MOIA: MEA to handle all NRI affairs, except investment

The decision followed Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s reiteration that emigrant related issues would be “best looked after by a single organisation”.

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Couple ask for MEA help to get baby back from US foster care

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.

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Merging Overseas Indians ministry with MEA insult to NRIs: Oommen Chandy

“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.

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Govt decides to merge Overseas Indians Ministry with MEA

The proposal for merger was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also holds charge of the MOIA said.

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India-Africa forum summit: Kurtas for Africa heads of state, MEA seeks their measurements

The summit will focus on India’s engagement with Africa in terms of cooperation, trade and capacity building among other issues.

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In a major MEA reshuffle, government clears postings of envoys to UK, UN

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.

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MEA releases list of Indians killed, injured in Mecca Grand Mosque tragedy

The complete list of Indians injured and killed in the Mecca Grand Mosque accident.

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6 Indians killed in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen: MEA

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.

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NSA-level talks: India committed to talks but Pakistan has to take a call, says MEA spokesman Vikas Swarup

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.

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Govt faces PAC heat over property purchase in Paris

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.

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Govt completing all formalities to bring Geeta back, says Sushma Swaraj

On Tuesday, Sushma announced that the government will bring Geeta back to India after Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan met her in Karachi.

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UP couple approaches MEA claiming Geeta, the woman stranded in Pakistan, as their daughter

The couple has also attached some documents along with their application, claiming that Geeta – a hearing and speech-impaired Indian woman stranded in Pakistan – is their daughter.

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Inside Track: Unfurling UFA

The MEA’s attitude towards the talks by the two heads of government is interesting.

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Open Doors, Broken Walls

Foreign policymaking benefits from diverse inputs. But lateral entry is avoidable.

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Need a passport? Process just got faster, easier

Passport office slashes waiting time for appointment.