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New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that it has not received any request from anyone in India for attending the swearing-in of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan as Pakistan Prime Minister. “We have not received any such request,” ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a query at a media briefing here. “I …

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon be writing to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for the extradition of diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, who is wanted by the Indian investigation agencies for a Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, sources said. An ED source told IANS: “We will be writing for the …

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is just a tweet away for people in need, on Thursday questioned the origin of a youth from Jammu and Kashmir studying in the Philippines whose Twitter profile said he is from ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’ before assuring all help. “If you are from J&K state, we will definitely …

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder member Kumar Vishwas has hit out at party supremo Arvind Kejriwal, saying that the party does not belong to “a coterie of 2-3 persons” but to lakhs of its workers. In open defiance of the party leadership, Vishwas, who was appearing in Rajat Sharma’s show “Aap Ki Adalat”, telecast …

Bengaluru: Estimating that medical tourism in the country can grow to become a $9 billion industry by 2020, a government official on Thursday said India is among the “fastest growing medical tourism destinations in Asia”. “During the early days of medical tourism, the attention was always given to developed countries,” said Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Ministry of …

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has approved the medical visa of a Pakistani national for liver transplant surgery in India. “We have approved the visa request for liver transplant surgery of your uncle Mr Azhar Hussain in India,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted in reply to a Pakistani resident Abbas whose uncle …

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Father Tom Uzhannalil, the Indian Catholic priest hailing from Kerala and abducted by terrorists in Yemen, reached the Vatican on Tuesday. “Father Tom Uzhunnalil has reached Vatican,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted late Tuesday night. Uzhunnallil, abducted by terrorists in Aden in March last year, has been rescued from captivity from an undisclosed …

New Delhi: With Mosul liberated from the Islamic State, India has activated various channels to locate the 39 Indians who were abducted by the terror group from the Iraqi city three years ago and is sending Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh to Iraq, an official said on Monday. In response to a …