Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj is a senior member of the Bhartiya Janta Party and former External Affairs Minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet. Elected as a member of Parliament for seven times, Swaraj is the second woman external affairs minister of India after Indira Gandhi. Swaraj has also served as the Chief Minister of Delhi in 1998 and was the youngest cabinet member of Haryana. Sushma Swaraj is considered as one of the most prominent women political leaders in India. She was a

member of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad and also played an active role in the JP Movement. After the Emergency was lifted in 1977, she joined Bhartiya Janta Party and rose in the ranks to become a national leader. Swaraj has also served as the leader of opposition in 15th Lok Sabha. She has also represented India at United Nations on several occasions."

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ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav: Sushma Swaraj calls it 'great victory' for India, thanks Harish Salve

The court found by 15 votes to 1 that Pakistan had breached Jadhav's rights under the Vienna convention on consular relations by not allowing Indian diplomats to visit him in jail, according to the document.

Former EAM Sushma Swaraj moves out of her official residence in Delhi

A veteran party leader, Sushma Swaraj had opted out of the Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons.

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In first tweet,S Jaishankar says 'proud to follow in footsteps of Sushma Swaraj'

Sixteen months after he retired and left the office of Foreign Secretary in South Block to lead a private life, Jaishankar returned on Friday to take over the Ministry of External Affairs.

Delhi Confidential: Far From The Crowd

A seven-time MP who served terms in both Houses of Parliament, Swaraj has now applied to the Lok Sabha Secretariat for an ex-MP card.

'You will be missed': Netizens emotional as Sushma Swaraj says goodbye to MEA

Known for her promptness and empathy, she revolutionised how the ministry functioned not just by simplifying many procedures but proving a 'motherly touch' and affection while dealing with citizens in distress.

Modi Cabinet: Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Maneka Gandhi, Rajyavardhan Rathore among 37 out

Nearly two out of three ministers of MoS rank in the last Union Cabinet have been dropped this time.

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Sushma Swaraj intervenes after visa denied to German Padma Shri awardee

German national Friederike Irina Bruning, 61, who was awarded the Padma Shri for cow protection this year, has threatened to return her reward after her application for visa extension for further stay in India has has been rejected by the MEA, according to a media report.

New Delhi signals shift: From Afghan-led process to any process for peace

China and Russia have also hosted peace talks with Taliban representatives. Khalilzad recently briefed India — the third time in five months — and Chinese and Russian interlocutors have also engaged with Delhi on this issue.

Delhi Confidential: On Mission Abroad

Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistan counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, were seen sitting next to each other at a hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attack steeled our resolve to fight terror: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj said India is determined to consistently strengthen cooperation within the SCO framework for comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.

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Sushma Swaraj moves to her new residence after vacating Lutyens house

Former External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj moved out of her official residence in Delhi on June 29.

TDP continues Andhra protest, Sushma Swaraj confirms 39 Indians dead: Parliament in pictures

Three no-confidence motions against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, given by YSR Congress member Y V Subba Reddy and TDP MPs Thota Narasimham and Jayadev Galla, were declined by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. 

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President Pranab Mukherjee hosts At Home: Hollande, Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal attend the reception

President Pranab Mukhrjee hosted the At Home reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 26. French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Foreigmn Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejirwal attended the event.

Top Frames: Sushma Swaraj meets Nawaz Sharif, Beijing issues red alert for pollution

Sushma Swaraj with Nawaz Sharif during the Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process in Islamabad, China's capital issues its first ever "red alert" for pollution.

Modi, Jaitley, Swaraj pay homage to Ashok Singhal

Ashok Singhal on Tuesday (November 17) passed way after he was on ICU suffering from respiratory problem. His body was brought to the RSS office in Jandewalan in Central Delhi yesterday night for public to pay their last respect. Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah and others paid homage to the VHP leader.

Sushma Swaraj hosts bilateral meetings with African counterparts

India today assured all possible assistance in key areas of oil and gas exploration and health during the meetings External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had with her nine African counterparts, some of whom sought the country's help in fighting terror groups like Boko Haram.

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Geeta's homecoming: Father says it's rebirth for the family

Geeta, a deaf-mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan more than a decade ago, today arrived in New Delhi to meet her long-lost family.

Monsoon Session begins on a stormy note

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced hope that the Monsoon Session of Parliament will be fruitful.

Massive landslide in Darjeeling, Indonesian plane crash, Digital India Launch

Narendra Modi launches Digital India campaign; Massive Landslide In Darjeeling, 38 Feared dead; Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashes, 100 Feared dead.

AAP protests in Delhi, demands Smriti, Sushma, Vasundhara's resignation

Aam Aadmi Party activists stage a protest against BJP leaders Smriti Irani, Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Pankaja Munde in New Delhi.

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After 6 years in Pakistan jail, Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari returns home

It’s been six years since Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border into Pakistan and was arrested. On Thursday, he returned to his home in Mumbai days after being released from a Pakistan jail.

Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

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Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

Will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj, seven-time MP from Vidisha in MP, says she will not contest the 2019 general election. But she also left it to the party to take the final decision.

News in Numbers: India’s busiest passport office.

#NewsInNumbers How much work the busiest passport office in India does. (PS: It’s Lucknow which was recently in the news over an inter-faith couple’s complaint.

A Man Asked Sushma Swaraj To ‘Rescue’ Him From Watching JHMS

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is widely known for rescuing people in distress. And with her active presence on social media, the senior minister is quite accessible and she replies to people’s queries often. Not just Indians, on numerous occasions, she has helped people from other countries as well with one Pakistani woman recently hailing […]

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News Top 5: Sushma Swaraj Rebuts Donald Trump, ISRO Launches Heaviest Satellite And More

1. Sushma Swaraj rebuts Donald Trump: Paris pact India ethos 2. Powerful GSLV-MkIII launches heaviest satellite GSAT-19 3. Sensational media coverage on my attendance, tweets Vijay Mally 4. Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to release on July 28 5. Virat Kohli hosts charity ball in London ahead of India vs Sri Lanka

Sushma Swaraj Meets Sufi Clerics Who Had Gone Missing In Pakistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami, the two sufi clerics who had gone missing in Pakistan. Nazim, gave his gratitude to Sushma Swaraj Nazim and said that he is thankful for her efforts. He added that they went to Pakistan to spread their message of peace and will […]

After Sushma Swaraj, Economic Affairs Secretary Slams Amazon For Selling Indian Flag Doormats

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Sunday asked Amazon to desist from being flippant about Indian symbols and icons, cautioning it that “indifference will be at your own peril”. “Amazon, better behave. Desist from being flippant about Indian symbols & icons. Indifference will be at your own peril,” Das said in a tweet.

Sushma Swaraj Pulls Up Pune-Based Man On Twitter: Here's Why

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj pulled up a Pune-based man on Sunday for requesting his wife’s transfer from Jhansi railways to his hometown. Swaraj said had the couple been working under her ministry, they would have been fired for making such a request on a social networking platform. “If you or your wife were […]

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