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India playing role in shaping global agenda, says Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that India was now playing an important role in shaping global agenda and listed hike in FDI inflows and "increased confidence" among the diaspora as among the major achievements of the NDA government in the last two years.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 9:16:04 PM

Efforts on to trace Judith, 39 Indian captives in Iraq: Sushma
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the Indian government was making effors to trace Judith D'Souza, who has been abducted in Afghanistan, and also pursuing the case of 39 Indians who have been missing from Iraq for the past two years following their abduction by Islamic State militants.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 8:38:03 PM

NRIs now can join National Pension System online
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Non-resident Indians (NRI) can now open National Pension System (NPS) accounts online if they have Aadhaar Card or PAN card, an official statement by the Finance Ministry said on Friday.

Friday, June 17, 2016 7:40:06 PM

Family hopeful of Judith's release from Afghan abductors
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Still clueless about her whereabouts, the family of Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza, who was kidnapped in Kabul on June 9, on Tuesday said they are hopeful of India securing her release.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:02:14 PM

'With 5/20 rule gone, Air Kerala can now take off'
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) A Kerala government project to provide cheap air connectivity between the state and the Middle East can now take off with the scrapping of the "5/20 rule," said aviation entrepreneur K.J. Samuel.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:06:04 PM

UP labourer in Oman dead, says Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A labourer from Uttar Pradesh, who had gone to Oman for a job and fell ill and went into a coma, has died, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:48:03 PM

Nod to agreement with Saudi Arabia on labour
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post fact approval for an agreement on labour cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:44:05 PM

'Abduction won't stop India's Afghan aid work'
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Efforts by some people violently forcing Indian aid workers to leave Afghanistan won't succeed because people in the war-torn country have always wanted amicable ties with India, said a member of the Afghan community in Kolkata.

Friday, June 10, 2016 7:48:04 PM

Qatar releases 23 Indian prisoners
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Qatar has released 23 Indian prisoners following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Gulf nation as part of his ongoing five-nation sojourn.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 3:40:04 PM

Namaste, Salaam and Jambo: The Indian experience in Africa (Column: Bookends)
Makindu town, on Kenya's Nairobi-Mombassa Highway, is most known for its grand and immaculately-maintained gurdwara, which is a must stop for all travellers, not only Sikhs. Dating back to 1902 (though the present building only came up in 1926), the shrine is abiding testament to the over century-old and continuing - but less attention-receiving - Indian presence in Africa.

Sunday, June 05, 2016 9:40:04 AM

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