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Karnataka top cop set to go to Senegal for Ravi Pujari’s extradition

Pujari has employed a top lawyer in Senegal, for fees in the range of Rs 7 crore, and is likely to contest the extradition procedure, police officers said. Since Senegal does not have capital punishment, the extradition process may require a guarantee that Pujari will not be executed if convicted under Indian laws.

Govt on Nirav Modi: Aware he's in London, waiting for UK to respond to extradition request

"Just because Nirav Modi has been spotted doesn't mean he will be brought back immediately. It is for the UK to consider our request for extradition and respond," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.


India strongly objects to Pakistan’s vulgar display of injured IAF personnel: MEA

The government also lashed out at Pakistan over the attack on IAF pilot who was captured alive by its forces on Wednesday morning after the combat between the air forces of the two countries along the LoC. India sought immediate return of the pilot.

US fake varsity row: India issues 'demarche' to American Embassy on detention of Indian students

Out of the 130 foreign students arrested by US authorities till Thursday for enrolling at a fake university allegedly to stay in that country, 129 were Indian nationals.

India hits out at Pakistan for saying New Delhi has no role to play in Afghanistan

Ministry of External Affairs' official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said it was not for Pakistan to decide as to what role another country has in regional or global affairs.

Indian killed in Afghan bomb attack: MEA

The Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighbourhoods.


Kolkata: Stranded for months in Iran, 11 of 12 youths return

The twelfth is likely to return on Saturday. Sk Moinuddin, a resident of Hooghly, looked relieved as he exited Kolkata airport on Wednesday afternoon.             

Mamata Banerjee move to rename Bengal runs into MHA hurdle

Elaborating on the process, a top Home Ministry official said, “Once we receive a response from MEA, a draft note for the Cabinet will be prepared to bring an amendment. The Constitution amendment bill will then be introduced in Parliament and will need to be approved there, before it goes to the President.”

India engaged with Trump administration on H1B visa issue: MEA

The comment by the Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came after Washington said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas by January, a move which will have an adverse impact on Indian IT companies in the US.

Participants from 10 countries attend 2-day training programme at NIPER

A total of 20 participants from 10 countries — Algeria, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Sudan — with background of drug regulatory, pharmacist and quality control attended this course.

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No permit was given to Pak High Commission to visit Chennai event: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said that the Ministry of External Affairs had informed the Pakistan High Commission on February 12 that High Commissioner, his wife and one official could go to Chennai in the program of February 22. He added that the organisers were wrongly informed that Ministry of External Affairs did not permit the Pakistan High Commissioner to go to Chennai event.


India, France to discuss counter terrorism mechanism

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.

Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was target of terrorist attack, says MEA

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Confirming that the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was indeed the target of a terrorist strike, the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said the reports received from the Afghan authorities on January 6 indicate that the armed terrorists attacked with heavy ammunition. Swarup also said it lasted till the night of January 4 when the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were able to eliminate the four terrorists, who had been holed up in a building near the Consulate.

India puts ball in Pak's court, seeks action against Pathankot perpetrators

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Amid speculations that the Foreign Secretary-level talks could be called off by New Delhi in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday put the ball in Pakistan's court and said the future course of action would be decided after Islamabad's response to actionable intelligence provided with regard to the fidayeen strike. Addressing the media, Swarup said the government's policy towards Pakistan is clear and consistent.