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April 18, 2024 10:39 PM

‘Not detained, all of them are free to go’: Iran envoy on Indians onboard ship seized by Tehran

  Iran's ambassador to India, Iraj Elahi, has reassured that the Indian crew members of the MSC Aries, a container vessel seized by Iran, are not being detained and are free to leave.   This statement follows the return of Ann Tessa Joseph, a woman cadet from Thrissur, Kerala, who was among the 17 Indian crew members aboard the ship. Joseph safely arrived at Cochin International Airport and was received by local authorities.   The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed the safe ret...

April 10, 2024 8:54 AM

India and Kazakhstan assess security challenges, exchange views on cross-border terrorism in South Asia

India and Kazakhstan, during a joint working group meeting, assessed counter-terrorism challenges, and also exchanged views on cross-border terrorism in South Asia, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a release. During the meeting that took place in Astana, both sides exchanged views on the terrorist threats in their respective regions, including State-sponsored, cross-border terrorism in South Asia, besides terror activities in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The Indian delegation was l...

April 4, 2024 9:48 PM

“First batch of Indians have gone to Israel; India urged Israeli authorities to take their safety seriously”: MEA

Randhir Jaiswal, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, announced that the initial group of individuals has departed for Israel under the government-to-government (G2G) pact. He emphasized that the Indian government has urged Israeli authorities to prioritize their safety. Earlier this year, efforts to enlist over 10,000 Indian construction workers in Israel commenced at Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana. During Thursday's weekly press briefing, MEA Spoke...

April 4, 2024 1:12 PM

US questioned on silence over arrests of Pakistani opposition leaders while being vocal on similar cases in India

The spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, Mathew Miller, found himself in a tight spot during a press briefing on Wednesday, when a journalist questioned the State Department’s vocal response to the arrest of Indian opposition leader Arvind Kejriwal while remaining silent on the arrests of Pakistani opposition leaders. Miller declined to equate both cases, saying that the US prioritizes upholding the rule of law and human rights for all Pakistani citizens. "I would not agree with that c...

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