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15 December, 2017 10:53 AM Union Cabinet passes draft law making instant triple talaq a non-bailable offence

The draft law ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ proposes to make the practice of triple talaq illegala nd punishable by law with three-year non-bailable jail term. The Union cabinet on Friday cleared a bill that renders instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a cognisable offence and non-bailable in nature. The bill will be tabled 24

15 December, 2017 9:18 AM Will help 'India's daughter' come home from Pakistan, assures Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Friday assured all help to Mohammadi Begum, a Hyderabadi woman has been in Pakistan for the past 21 years and has not been allowed to meet her parents in India. "She is India's daughter. If ticket is a problem, we will provide the ticket to Mohammadi Begum for her return from Pakistan," she tweeted 54

15 December, 2017 5:37 AM Sushma Swaraj arranges ticket to Telangana woman facing torture in Pakistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has stepped in to bring back from Pakistan, a Telangana woman who claims to have been tortured by her husband and in-laws. “She is India’s daughter. If ticket is a problem, we will provide the ticket to Mohammadi Begum for her return from Pakistan,” Ms. Swaraj tweeted on Friday, reacting to a news report that the woman’s 26

11 December, 2017 6:57 AM Sushma Swaraj holds talks Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in New Delhi to attend the Russia-India-China trilateral meeting. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday held talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on key bilateral issues. According to sources, all issues of mutual interest were discussed between the two leaders. This is the first high-level visit 66

10 December, 2017 6:30 PM Hyderabad student shot at in Chicago, family seeks Sushma Swaraj's help

The victim is undergoing treatment at a hospital for the bullet-wound.  NEW DELHI: A student from Hyderabad was shot at by an unidentified person in Chicago in the United States, his family members said on Sunday. The incident reportedly took place on December 6 when the victim, identified as Mohammed Akbar, was walking towards his car in a parking lot. He was reportedly 37

10 December, 2017 8:08 AM Indian Student Shot At In US, Family Seeks Sushma Swaraj's Help

An Indian student from Hyderabad was allegedly shot at in Chicago in the United States on Saturday. His father said he is seriously injured and is in the hospital. Mohammed Akbar's father said he was shot at in the cheek by an unidentified person when he was walking towards his car in the parking area in Chicago's Albany Park neighbourhood at around 47

8 December, 2017 10:54 AM Sushma Swaraj speaks to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday confirmed that Pakistan has conveyed to India that it will give visas to the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently on death row, to meet him at a prison in Islamabad on December 25. Taking to Twitter, the Union Minister said, "Government of Pakistan has conveyed that they will give visa to the mother 33

7 December, 2017 4:46 AM Will Give Visa To Parents Of Pak Boy Detained By BSF: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said India is ready to grant visa to the parents of a 12-year-old boy who is believed to be from Pakistan and has been languishing in an observation home in Faridkot in Punjab after being apprehended by the BSF in May this year. In a series of tweets, she said that India was waiting for Pakistan 34

6 December, 2017 7:56 PM Sushma Swaraj grants medical visas to eight Pakistani nationals

Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday announced granting of visas to eight Pakistani nationals. New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday announced granting of visas to eight Pakistani nationals for undergoing medical treatment in India. Swaraj made the announcement on Twitter while responding to requests for medical visas. "We approve medical 47

4 December, 2017 12:10 PM 'He is not alone, he is in India': Sushma Swaraj responds on Twitter after Italian national's accident

The accident had taken place in the Dankaur area when the car in which Farris and his driver collided with one another External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today came to the aid of an Italian national, who was critically injured in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway in Noida. Four people, including Giovanni Farris, were injured when two cars collided 33