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Tag Archives: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma helps Russian tourist begging for alms

  New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come to the aid of a Russian national, who had to resort to seeking alms at a temple in Tamil Nadu after finding that his debit card ATM PIN had got locked. “Evangelin — Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will…

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Trump asks Congress to enact merit-based immigration, silent on H1-B visas 

  New York: While keeping mum on H1-B visas, US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to introduce a merit-based immigration system that could benefit Indians but would also deny green cards to some relatives of immigrants. Trump’s 70-point enforcement plan calling for stiff immigration reforms unveiled by the White house on Sunday night would continue…

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Trump sends immigration plan to Congress, mum on H1-B visas 

  New York: US President Donald Trump has sent a new 70-point enforcement plan to Congress proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration, but kept mum on the H1-B visas. Trump’s request for sweeping immigration reforms unveiled by the White house Sunday night would continue to allow the spouses and children of immigrants to…

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India to issue medical visas to two Pakistanis

  New Delhi: India will issue medical visas to a three-year-old and a man from Pakistan, both requiring urgent treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said, living up to her promise made on Independence Day. “We are issuing visa for the open heart surgery of your three-year-old daughter in India. We also pray for her…

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Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

  United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will hold a high level meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday. Following the trilateral meeting, Sushma Swaraj will represent India at a UN reforms meeting…

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Shah set to reconstitute BJP’s decision making bodies

  New Delhi: An overhaul of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest-decision making body in the party, and the Central Election Commission is on the cards with the exit of M. Venkaiah Naidu after his election as the country’s Vice President. Speculation is rife over the possible induction of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and General Secretary…

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UNGA president to promote ‘meaningful’ negotiations on Security Council reform

  United Nations: General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said he wants to promote “meaningful and credible” negotiations for reforming the Security Council despite various strong views on the proposals. Speaking to reporters after his inaugural address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, Lajcak said that under his stewardship “the process will continue and I wish…

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Modi receives Nepal PM ahead of talks

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba ahead of delegation-level talks here. “A unique relationship of friendship and mutual trust. PM @narendramodi receives PM Sher Bahadur Deuba at Hyderabad House,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with pictures of the two leaders. On Wednesday afternoon,…

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Nepal PM Deuba arrives on India visit

  New Delhi: Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba arrived here on Wednesday on a five-day state visit, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj receiving him at the airport in a mark of the importance India places on its relations with the close neighbour. “A special welcome to a close neighbour! EAM @SushmaSwaraj received @PM_Nepal Sher…

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Sushma to inaugurate first Videsh Bhavan in Mumbai

  Mumbai: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate the country’s first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices under one roof, at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) here on Sunday, an official said on Wednesday. As a first pilot project, four offices of MEA – Regional Passport Office (RPO), Protector of Emigrants (PoE) office, Branch…

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