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India to help 600 nationals return from Iraq this week
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The government Monday said it will facilitate the return of over 600 Indians from non-conflict areas of Iraq this week, as efforts continued to secure the safe release of Indians in captivity in war-torn areas of the Gulf nation.

Monday, June 30, 2014 7:32:17 PM

Indians advised against going to Iraq: Kerala diaspora agency
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) The external affairs ministry has advised Indian citizens that travel to Iraq should not be undertaken in the present circumstances, Kerala's diaspora agency chief said Monday.

Monday, June 30, 2014 6:04:09 PM

India to evacuate 600 nationals from Iraq this week
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Nearly 600 Indians will be evacuated from Iraq this week, the external affairs ministry said Monday.

Monday, June 30, 2014 5:26:13 PM

Kerala to raise age for pension scheme
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) The Kerala government plans to raise from 55 to 60 years the age for expatriates to register their names in the diaspora pension scheme, a minister said Monday.

Monday, June 30, 2014 4:28:05 PM

Indians safe, trying for direct contact: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday said Indians in Iraq were safe and efforts were on to establish direct contact with those in conflict zones there even as she chaired a meeting of envoys in the Gulf region to chalk out measures to rescue citizens from the violence-hit country.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:54:03 PM

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

Sunday, June 29, 2014 9:48:04 PM

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

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