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Trying for direct contact with trapped Indians in Iraq: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Indian government is trying to establish direct contact with its nationals stranded in conflict zones in Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Sunday after meeting their families.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:08:08 PM

Sushma reviews action plan on Iraq with Gulf envoys
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here Sunday chaired a meeting of India's envoys from Gulf countries to chalk out the future course of action to rescue Indian nationals stranded in violence-hit Iraq.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 7:12:17 PM

India intensifies efforts to evacuate citizens, warship on standby
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq, India Saturday said it has flown in officials to three Iraqi cities to help evacuate Indians wanting to return home and asserted that "all national assets are in readiness if required" to be deployed to help the 39 Indians in captivity in militant-held Mosul.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:26:19 PM

Indian warships on standby for evacuation
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) As a contingency measure for evacuating Indians trapped in Iraq, an Indian warship has been deployed in the Persian Gulf and kept on standby, defence ministry sources said.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:50:04 PM

India intensifies efforts to evacuate citizens, 'all national assets' ready
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq, India Saturday said it has flown in officials to three Iraqi cities to help evacuate Indians wanting to return home and asserted that "all national assets are in readiness if required" to be deployed to help the 39 Indians in captivity in militant-held Mosul.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:44:03 PM

Less than 100 Indians in conflict zone in Iraq: MEA
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) There were less than 100 Indians in the conflict zone in Iraq, and those held captive in Mosul were unharmed, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Saturday.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:22:10 PM

Bomb explosions unnerve Kerala nurses in Iraq
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) Already coping with reports of Iraqi rebels stepping up their operations, the 46 nurses from Kerala holed up in Tikrit were further unnerved when bombs went off in the hospital compound where they are staying, one of them said Saturday.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:14:04 AM

Indian workers in Iraq face wrath of locals
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) Forty seven Indian workers in Kurdistan in strife-torn Iraq are facing attacks from local workers as the Iraqis feel they are taking away their jobs, a Kerala worker said, adding they wanted to return to India.

Friday, June 27, 2014 4:02:04 PM

Iran assures help in getting abducted Indian workers released
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Iran Thursday assured all possible help to India in seeking release of 39 workers, who were kidnapped by Sunni insurgents of the ISIS in Iraq's Mosul last week.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:16:18 PM

NRI activist wants Centre to banish caste system
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian lawyer-activist, on a pan-Indian mission to abolish the caste system and who has served notice to the Centre, claimed here Thursday that the government would act on his plea by the end of this calendar year.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:52:13 PM

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