Tag: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj & Wang Erects 10 Pillars To Enhance People-to-People Exchanges

[New Delhi]Swaraj & Wang Erects 10 Pillars To Enhance People-to-People Exchanges
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi Friday held extensive talks under a newly established framework and agreed on “ten pillars” of cooperation to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
Wang, who arrived here early Friday morning, said he had a “very successful” meeting with Swaraj under the ‘High Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges’ that was decided upon during the Wuhan summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping.
Smt Swaraj, in her remarks, said India and China have agreed on ’10 pillars’ of cooperation to enhance cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
The 10 pillars are cultural exchange,
cooperation in films and television,
cooperation in museum administration,
cooperation sports,
exchanges between youths,
cooperation on tourism,
exchanges between states and cities,
cooperation in traditional medicine,
cooperation in yoga and cooperation in education.

BJP Cuts Sidhu,s Laugh For Speaking as Pak Agent

[New Delhi]BJP Cuts Sidhu,s Laugh For Hugging Pak General Bajwa
The BJP Tuesday accused Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu of demeaning India and speaking as an agent of Pakistan by attempting to “justify” hugging Pakistani Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and claiming that Pakistan is willing to allow Sikh pilgrims access to a gurudwara on its territory.
At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also demanded a response from Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the issue, saying Sidhu has been speaking on the matter with his permission as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already condemned him over his conduct in Pakistan during the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan recently.
He also accused Sidhu of meeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj deceptively as she had given appointment to former Union minister M S Gill with whom, Patra alleged Sidhu tagged along.
The BJP spokesperson said Swaraj reprimand Sidhu in their meeting on Monday for his conduct in Pakistan.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday that Sidhu’s gesture of hugging Pakistan’s army chief impacted soldiers back home and asserted that the Punjab minister could have “avoided it”.
Sidhu had courted controversy by hugging Bajwa during his visit to Pakistan for the swearing-in of Imran Khan as Prime Minister. He had claimed that he did so as Bajwa told him that the Pakistan government was working for opening of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from Indian state of Punjab.
Sidhu Monday met Swaraj and urged her to help initiate dialogue with Pakistan on the opening up of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.
Union minister and Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, however, claimed that Swaraj “reprimanded” Sidhu for “messing up” the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor dialogue and accused him of “misusing” the political clearance granted to him in visiting Pakistan recently.

Traffickers still Prospering Inhuman Trade : Swaraj

[New Delhi] Traffickers still Prospering Inhuman Illegal Trade : Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the agent responsible for trafficking 39 Indians to Iraq, who were abducted and later killed, was still operating his business and urged state women commissions to crackdown against such illegal agents.
While addressing a national conference on state women commissions, she urged them to launch a crackdown on the illegal network of agents operating across the country.
Swaraj said the passage of the anti-trafficking bill was a very good step but till the network of such illegal agents was curbed its full impact could not be realised
She said the state commissions need to identify these illegal agents and give their names to the chief minister and ask him to take action against “so called agents”.

2 Indians Rescued From Libya : MEA Smt Sushma’s Report Card On Twitter

[New Delhi]2 Indians Rescued From Libya : MEA Smt Sushma’s Report Card On Twitter
External Affairs Ministry’s Website Is Silent On This Achievment .
Two Indian hostages in Libya rescued
Two Indians, who were held captive in Libya for over a year, have been rescued, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.
“I am happy to inform that T Gopalakrishna (AP) & C BalaramKishan (Telangana) who were captive in Libya since 29 July, 2015 have been rescued,” she tweeted.
The two Indians, who were teaching at Libya’s Sirte University, were abducted by Islamic State militants in July last year

Modi Govt’s Gems Swaraj And Mahesh Discussed Famed Kohinoor Diamond

[New Delhi] Modi Govt’s Gems Swaraj And Mahesh Discussed Kohinoor Diamond Issue
The issue of bringing back the famed Kohinoor diamond from Britain was today discussed at a meeting attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
The meeting lasted for over 45 minutes and issues relating to the 108-carat diamond which is currently set in a crown on display in the Tower of London were discussed,
In April, the government had made a submission in the Supreme Court that the diamond was neither “forcibly taken nor stolen” by the British, but given as a “gift” to the East India Company by the Then rulers of Punjab.
Bringing back of the diamond faces legal and technical hurdles as it dates back to pre-Independence period and thus did not fall under the purview of Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972.
However, after receiving flak for its stand, the government had said all efforts would be made to get back the diamond estimated to cost over USD 200 million.
Kohinoor, meaning mountain of light, is a large, colourless diamond that was found in southern India in early 14th century.
In May, Sharma had told Parliament that Ministry of External Affairs is exploring ways and means for obtaining a satisfactory resolution to this issue with the UK government.
The Kohinoor is the subject of a historic ownership dispute and has been claimed by at least four countries, including India.

सुषमा स्वराज को एम्स से तीन हफ्ते के पश्चात छुट्टी मिली

[नयी दिल्ली]सुषमा स्वराज को एम्स से तीन हफ्ते के पश्चात छुट्टी मिली
सुषमा स्वराज को आज अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान [एम्स]से छुट्टी मिल गई ।
विदेश मंत्री सीने में जकड़न और बुखार की शिकायत के चलते लगभग तीन हफ्ते से अस्पताल में भर्ती थीं ।
एम्स के निदेशक एमसी मिश्र के अनुसार आज डॉक्टरों के एक समूह ने सुषमा की जांच के बाद उन्हें ठीक पाया जिसके बाद उन्हें छुट्टी दे दी गई ।
‘स्वराज का निमोनिया का उपचार किया गया और संक्रमण के चलते उन्हें गुर्दे में हल्की सी दिक्कत भी हुई । विशेषज्ञ चिकित्सकों के समूह ने उनका उपचार किया और चिकित्सकों द्वारा ठीक बताए जाने के बाद उन्हें छुट्टी दे दी गई ।’’
भाजपा नेत्री सुषमा [६४]को सीने में जकड़न और बुखार की शिकायत के बाद 25 अप्रैल को एम्स में भर्ती कराया गया था । उनका उपचार अस्पताल के कार्डियो-न्यूरो केंद्र में चल रहा था ।
डॉक्टरों ने पूर्व में कहा था कि ऐसी संभावना है कि सुषमा अपनी यात्राओं के दौरान बहुत चरम तापमान की वजह से संक्रमण की चपेट में आ गईं

SukhbirUrges Centre To Help Sikh Victims:Gurudwara Explosion in Germany

[Chandigarh, Punjab]Dy CM Sukhbir Condemns Explosion at Gurudwara in Germany
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today condemned the explosion at a gurudwara in Germany’s western city of Essen
Akali Leader Urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of safety of Sikhs and their religious places with the German government.
He said “The news of a bomb attack on a Gurudwara in Essen in Germany called for concerted efforts to sensitize people across the world about Sikh religion and its unique concepts of peace and universal brotherhood,”
Sukhbir, is also president of Punjab Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD),
He appealed to all Sikhs, particularly Gurudwara management Committees in various countries, including SGPC and DSGMC, to launch an awareness campaign in this regard.
Badal said the Centre should also ask its embassy in Germany to provide immediate aid to the injured as well as work with the local Sikh community to help rebuild the Sikh shrine.
A Sikh priest was among three persons injured when an explosion ripped through a gurudwara in Essen.

कांग्रेस अध्यक्षा सोनिया अस्वस्थ:सुमित्रा महाजन की कांफ्रेंस में नहीं आई

[नई दिल्ली] कांग्रेस अध्यक्षा सोनिया अस्वस्थ:सुमित्रा महाजन की कांफ्रेंस में नहीं आई
कांग्रेस की राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्षा श्रीमती सोनिया गांधी आज आयोजित प्रथम वीमेन लेजिस्लेटर कांफ्रेंस में नहीं आई |पार्टी सूत्रों के अनुसार सोनिया गांधी को अस्वस्थ बताया जा रहा है |लोक सभा स्पीकर द्वारा महिला लेजिस्लेटर कल्याण के लिए आयोजित इस कांफ्रेंस में बांग्लादेश की स्पीकर शिरीन चौधरी +माइनॉरिटी अफेयर्स मिनिस्टर नजमा हेप्तुल्लाह+विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज आदि की उपस्थिति में श्रीमती सोनिया को उद्घाटन भाषण देना था
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India Ranks 3rd In Issuing[1.2Cr] PassPorts

India Ranks 3rd In Issuing Pass Port.Service Provided In 37 passport offices and 90 seva kendras.
As per MEA official, India now ranks third in the world after China and the US in issuing passports with the number having doubled since 2010,
The number of passports issued went up from around 60 lakh five years ago to 1.2 crore last year,
“In 2010 we embarked on a journey for passport seva programme to set up new centres. Now there are 37 passport offices and 90 seva kendras. India has become a major passport issuing country in the world and is today ranked third
No state or union territory was now without passport related facilities, Chief Minister N Rangasamy inaugurated the passport seva kendra In Puducherry Which is the 90th in the country.
Passport applicants earlier had to go to the Regional Passport Office in Chennai,

Sushma Got a Pat From Senior Advani For Offensively Defending Self In Lok Sabha

[New Delhi]Sushma Got a Pat From Senior Advani For Offensively Defending Self In Lok Sabha
External Affairs Minister Smt Sushma Swaraj today got a pat on her back by senior BJP leader L K Advani who was visibly moved by her hard-hitting reply to the Congress charges on the Lalit Modi controversy in Lok Sabha.
Advani, who has been a witness to several historic debates in Parliament, could not hold back his emotions during the Minister’s speech even as tempers ran high in the House, as Swaraj put up a spirited defence in the face of the accusations against her.
During her 30-minute reply, Advani, seated by Swaraj’s side on the front row of the treasury benches, was seen overcome with emotions on a few occasions when his eyes welled up..She got a pat from the veteran BJP leader as she wound up her speech and sat down. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely seen Supporting On Legal Issues Whereas Ex Dy PM L K Advani Was Available With Moral Support By Swaraj’s Side Orator Sipped Water Seven Times During Her 1/2 Hour Speech