MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar formally joins BJP
Jaishankar, a career diplomat and a former foreign secretary, was inducted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his government as external affairs minister.
A tough fight, but Modi magic may help the athletes win it
PM Narendra Modi would himself do the heavy-lifting for CWG's Gold medalist wrestl...
Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs
Vikas Swarup has been appointed as the Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry...
B’desh Foreign, Home Ministers cancel visits
Momen was to visit India on Thursday, while Bangladesh home minister was to visit Shillong on Friday to attend an event marking the 1971 War of Liberation. The external affairs ministry said the postponement of Momen’s visit should not be linked to CAB or statements made in Parliament.
Home Secretary gives no time frame for releasing leaders
Home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has addressed a parliamentary panel about the issue of detentions of politicians in Kashmir since abrogation of Article 370. He said that the house arrest will continue until law and order improves in the Valley. Home ministry remained silent when MPs asked about the possibility of an all-party delegation visiting the UT.
Ministry of Home Affairs dismisses news reports of protests in Kashmir
Government has imposed Section 144 CrPC in Kashmir which does not permit a gathering of more than 4 persons.
S Jaishankar: The right fit for external affairs
Key challenges for Jaishankar would include Iran, India’s trade deficit with US and China.
India keeps options open on Modi-Abe summit venue
With the annual Japan-India summit scheduled to start on Sunday, the government is yet to ‘officially’ finalise the venue. While a final call on moving it away from Assam has not been taken, officials said latest assessment of the security situation would be taken into consideration.
9 MPs raised Assam concern in their dissent notes to JPC
Senior BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab, whose party supported the Bill in Parliament, expressed in his dissent note, which is annexed to the JPC report that, “the present Bill contravenes the provision of the principal Act and goes against the spirit of Assam Accord.. This will open floodgates thereby accentuating discontent among the people of Assam.”
Tomato prices likely to normalise in 10 days
The prices of tomatoes have climbed to Rs 80 a kg in last few days burning pockets of consumers.
Home Ministry can take call on AFSPA in J&K and Ladakh, rules notified
Before the state of J&K was bifurcated, it was the MHA or the Governor that issued authority on Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 (21 of 1990).
Qualify with 60% marks for becoming independent director
The MCA will conduct an exam to create a pool for the selection of independent directors.
Police in states across India are relying on private firms and consultants to solve cybercrime cases
Cyber crimes are rising rapidly. Police's own teams are still being built, hence the need for private eyes.
Startups to get 10-year waiver from regulatory filings
A government official said a notification would be issued soon to put into effect the proposed changes, although relaxation of norms on financial filings for startups would require an amendment to the Companies Act.
HUA Ministry seeks MEA's intervention in getting projects for CPWD in foreign countries
The CPWD is the central government's largest construction agency and it carries out several development projects of the Centre and a number of state governments.
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