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'honoured': sushma swaraj responds to trolls over interfaith passport issue




external affairs minister sushma swaraj was on sunday trolled and abused on twitter over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an inter-faith couple. last week, a passport seva kendra official, vikas mishra, in lucknow was transferred after the inter-faith couple alleged that he humili...



passports to be in both english and hindi: swaraj




passports would now be in both hindi and english, instead of just english, external affairs minister sushma swaraj announced today.in changes aimed at easing the process of getting a passport, the minister also announced 10 per cent reduction in passport fee for applicants who are under eight and ov...



no orange passport for those with ecr status, last page will be printed




india on tuesday rescinded its decision to issue passports with orange-coloured jackets to those with ecr status, such as unskilled workers seeking employment abroad. "a decision was taken by the ministry of external affairs (mea) on the recommendations of a three-member committee comprising officia...



mea reverses its decisions; no orange colour passport




the external affairs ministry tonight announced that it has reversed its decision on the issuance of a orange-coloured passport to those who have ecr status as also on printing of the last page with personal details.the decision was taken at a meeting, chaired by external affairs minister sushma swa...



pakistan can't take kashmir to icj: sushma swaraj




india today said pakistan cannot take kashmir to the international court of justice (icj) and asserted that the issue must be resolved bilaterally.india wants to settle all issues with pakistan through dialogue, external affairs minister sushma swaraj said, but also made it amply clear that talks an...



no orange colour passports and printing of last page to continue: mea




the external affairs ministry on tuesday announced that it has reversed its decision on the issuance of an orange-coloured passport to those who have ecr status as also on printing of the last page with personal details. the decision was taken at a meeting, chaired by external affairs minister sushm...



rajya sabha gives warm welcome to sushma swaraj




members in the rajya sabha, cutting across party lines, today extended a warm welcome to external affairs minister sushma swaraj when she came to the house after a long absence due to health reasons.as soon as she was spotted stepping into her front row seat during the zero hour, members began thump...



cong to move privilege motion against swaraj for 'misleading' rs on death of ind




the congress today decided to move a privilege motion against external affairs minister sushma swaraj in the rajya sabha for "misleading" the house on the issue of the death of 39 indians who were kidnapped in iraq's mosul town in 2014.congress mps ambika soni, pratap bajwa and shamsher singh dullo ...



h-1b visa: swaraj requests tillerson not to take any adverse action




india on wednesday again raised the issue of h1-b visas with the us when external affairs minister sushma swaraj met us secretary of state rex tillerson here. "we discussed the significant contributions to the us economy made by skilled indian professionals holding h1-b and l1 visas," sushma swaraj ...



can't declare missing indians dead without concrete evidence: sushma




there is no concrete evidence that the 39 indians abducted from mosul in iraq have been killed and "i will not commit the sin" of declaring them dead without any evidence, external affairs minister sushma swaraj said today.making a forceful statement in the lok sabha, swaraj said the government will...



sushma swaraj asks indian high commission to grant medical visa to pak boy




continuing her humanitarian gesture, external affairs minister sushma swaraj today directed the indian high commission in islamabad to issue a visa to a pakistani child for medical treatment in india.the child's father, kashif chacha, had requested swaraj on twitter to grant a medical visa for treat...



swaraj slams cong for disrupting proceedings in ls




external affairs minister sushma swaraj today said the congress was indulging in "cheap politics" by disrupting proceedings in the lok sabha when she was to make a statement on the deaths of 39 indians in iraq.she said no government can declare anyone dead without proof and her government does not b...



tharoor-swaraj's war of words in ls over making hindi official un language




external affairs minister sushma swaraj and congress leader shashi tharoor traded barbs in the lok sabha on wednesday over making hindi an official language at the united nations.tharoor questioned the need to push it while the minister called his remark "ignorant". sushma swaraj, in her reply to a ...



39 missing indians killed by isis in iraq; dna tests confirm: sushma swaraj




india said on tuesday that 39 indians, who were believed to have been kidnapped by militants in iraq in 2014, had been confirmed dead after their bodies were found. the bodies were recovered from a mass grave and dna tests had confirmed them to be the construction workers who went missing from the i...



pakistan foreign minister khawaja asif calls pm modi an 'elected terrorist'




pakistan foreign minister khawaja asif has called indian prime minister narendra modi an elected "terrorist". asif's comments came in his attempt to rebut indian external affairs minister sushma swaraj, who lashed out at pakistan at the un last month on charges of supporting and exporting terror. in...



jadhav's family meets sushma swaraj




the family of kulbhushan jadhav, who is on the death row in pakistan for spying, met external affairs minister sushma swaraj here on tuesday, a day after their controlled interaction with him in islamabad.jadhav's mother and wife met sushma at her residence. senior ministry officials were also prese...



sushma denies seeking help from tharoor in jadhav's case




external affairs minister sushma swaraj on tuesday dismissed reports about her asking help from congress mp shashi tharoor in kulbhushan jadhav’s case.some media reports suggested that sushma had sought tharoor’s help in the lok sabha to draft a resolution against the death sentence awarded to f...



govt drops plan to issue orange passports to non-matriculates




the government on tuesday dropped its plan to issue passports with orange jackets to non-matriculates after it was denounced as discriminatory by the opposition parties.the ministry of external affairs (mea) withdrew its decision to issue orange passports to non-matriculates just a day after the ker...



even at 2 am, swaraj helps indians tweeting for help: modi




prime minister narendra modi today heaped praise on external affairs minister sushma swaraj, saying she and her ministry have set an example of effectively using social media to deliver good governance and help indians in distress in any corner of the world."social media has become a very powerful. ...



india raised tibet, stapled visa issues with china: sushma




there is no quid pro quo with china on the issue of "sufferings" of the tibetan people and stapled visas being given to arunachal pradesh residents by beijing, government said today.there is no quid pro quo with china on the two issues, external affairs minister sushma swaraj told the rajya sabha re...



sushma to make a statement on attacks on african students




government today termed as "unfortunate" the incidents of attacks on african students in greater noida and said external affairs minister sushma swaraj will make a statement on this in the lok sabha on wednesday.parliamentary affairs minister ananth kumar assured the house of an impartial probe in t...



sushma asks indian mission in pak to grant visa to ailing woman




in yet another humanitarian gesture, external affairs minister sushma swaraj on sunday asked the indian high commission in islamabad to grant a visa to a pakistani woman for a liver transplant in india.her intervention came after sadia, the ailing woman's daughter, requested sushma to grant a visa t...



family members hope for fast return of their kin from mosul




distressed families of the 39 indians, mostly punjabi’s, held hostage in the city of mosul since 2014, now see a hope of the return of their loved ones after the iraqi government on sunday announced that the city of mosul has been retaken from the islamic states (is).punjab chief minister capt ama...



meet foreign minister sushma swaraj, a politician who means business




sushma swaraj used to be a darling of the opposition. as speaker, communist party of india (marxist) leader somnath chatterjee had paid her fulsome compliments, going so far as to call her the best parliamentary affairs minister india has ever had, much to the irritation of his party. more recently,...



soft power, tough love: sushma swaraj, a politician who means business




sushma swaraj used to be a darling of the opposition. as speaker, communist party of india (marxist) leader somnath chatterjee had paid her fulsome compliments, going so far as to call her the best parliamentary affairs minister india has ever had, much to the irritation of his party. more recently,...