Sushma Swaraj

Entire Indian leadership committed to Palestinian cause: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that the entire Indian leadership remains steadfast in its commitment to the Palestinian cause. “India’s solidarity with the Palestinian people and its principled support to the Palestinian cause is rooted in our own freedom struggle. Over the years our approach to Palestine has crystallized into a policy with three core dimensions: solidarity with the Palestinian people, support to the Palestinian cause; and support to

Anna Hazare writes to PM Narendra Modi, reminds him of unfulfilled poll promises

Social activist Anna Hazare dashed off another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reminding him of his unfulfilled poll promises and said there is “no visible difference” between his government and the previous Congress-led UPA regime. Wishing Modi for the New Year, the 78-year-old anti-graft crusader in his three-page letter took a swipe at the prime minister, saying he may have forgotten the things which he promised during the 2014

After Lahore, PM Narendra Modi​ likely to meet Nawaz Sharif next in Washington

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise stopover in Lahore on December 25, he may next meet Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in US capital Washington in 2016. As per a report in The Hindu, President Barack Obama has invited both the PMs for the Nuclear Security Summit to be held on March 31 and April 1, 2016. However, no formal announcement has been made so far regarding the same, the report said that both Modi

Congress hardens stand on Arun Jaitley, demands SIT probe

The Congress on Monday kicked up a ruckus in both Houses of Parliament to press for Arun Jaitley’s resignation and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into alleged corruption in Delhi’s cricket association when the finance minister headed the DDCA. The party demanded that a CBI special investigation team, supervised by the top court, probe the alleged scam, as it toughened its stand following a strategy meeting Monday morning. Party chief Sonia Gandhi was

PM Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan next year, says Sushma Swaraj in Islamabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan next year to participate in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Islamabad today. Sushma, who is in Islamabad for Heart of Asia Summit, told reporters, that she will accompany PM Modi during his visit to Pakistan in 2016, Geo TV reported. Modi will be first prime minister to visit Pakistan since Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Sushma Swaraj to represent India tomorrow at ‘Heart of Asia’ conference

A regional conference hosted by Pakistan with focus on Afghanistan started on Tuesday where External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India at the ministerial-level meeting on Wednesday. The fifth ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, an annual gathering of Asian and other countries, is aimed at enhancing cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the region. The high-ranking delegations from 14 participating states, 17 supporting countries and 12 international

Sushma Swaraj to visit Islamabad for multilateral conference

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Islamabad on Tuesday on a two-day visit during which she will hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz and attend a multilateral conference on Afghanistan. “External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to lead Indian delegation for ‘Heart of Asia’ 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan on December 9 in Islamabad,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Swaraj’s visit comes two days after talks

Sushma Swaraj assures help for Pak boy Ramzan's return to his country

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met Mohammad Ramzan, a 15-year-old Pakistani boy stuck in India for over two years, and assured to send an official to the neighbouring country to facilitate his return. “I am going to send our official to Pakistan tomorrow to facilitate Ramzan’s return to his homeland,” Swaraj told reporters after after meeting the teenager from the neighbouring country here today. Ramzan was also present with

Geeta refuses to recognise family: Sushma Swaraj

Geeta, a deaf-mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan more than a decade ago, on Monday arrived in New Delhi. However, the girl as of now has refused to recognize her family after meeting them, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a press conference. “No matter if we find her (Geeta’s) parents or not, she is a daughter of India and we will take care of her,”

No NSA talks if subject deviates from terrorism: Sushma Swaraj

There will be no talks with Pakistan if it insists on making the Hurriyat a third party or discussing Kashmir, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday, asserting that the talks between the national security advisers of India and Pakistan must focus only on terrorism. The minister said that in the spirit of the Simla agreement, there can be no third party, and in the spirit of the Ufa

On corruption, Narendra Modi fails to mention Lalitgate, Vyapam in Independence Day speech

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked various scams like 2G and coal in his Independence Day speech, he evaded any mention of Lalitgate and Vyapam, in which a number of senior BJP leaders, including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, are implicated. Despite saying corruption has become a part of the Indian system, “eating it away like a termite”, a determined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday failed to mention the

Rahul Gandhi: Sushma ji couldn't make eye contact with me when I told I was speaking truth on Lalitgate

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made an emphatic speech in the Lok Sabha taking pot-shots at Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. He said Sushma was the only philanthropist in the world who did charity in full secrecy. “Sushma ji is the only philanthropist in the world who does charity in full secrecy. The big question is, why she hid it from PM Modi and whether PM Modi knew about it,”