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Sushma Swaraj discharged from AIIMS post kidney transplant surgery

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who recently underwent a kidney transplant at the AIIMS hospital in Delhi, was discharged on Monday. Swaraj who underwent kidney transplant operation on 10th December has shown steady recovery, the hospital said in a statement. “Her postoperative recovery was closely monitored by a Team of Transplant Surgeons, Physicians (Nephrologist, Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Pulmonologist) and Anaesthesist & Critical care expert, Physiotherapist, Resident doctors and Specialised Transplant Nurses,” the AIIMS spokesperson said in a statement. Swaraj, who has been suffering from diabetes for almost 20 years,Read More

Sushma Swaraj To Extend Stranded UK Couple’s Indian Visa

Mumbai: Five days after offering help to a stranded British couple in Mumbai, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked the UK government when they would issue the passport for their infant daughter of about five-months. In the meantime, she assured that the Indian government would extend the visas of Chris Newman and his wife Michele, which are due to expire on October 7 as they ran from pillar to post for getting a passport for their daughter Lily. “When will Britain give Lily a passport? We are prepared to extendRead More

Sushma Swaraj Meets Maldives’ New Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met with new Maldivian Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim who is visiting India on his first overseas trip after assuming office. “Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives Mohamed Asim is here today on his first official visit to India,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. Swarup said that Asim had a bilateral meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, which was followed by a lunch hosted by the latter. Asim also called on Vice President Hamid Ansari later in the afternoon.Read More

India To Bring Back 10,000 Workers From Saudi Arabia: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: The government is making all efforts to bring back the 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and is also providing them food in camps, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha on Monday. She also said that Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to start the process.”I assure you that no Indian worker rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia will go without food. I am monitoring the situation on hourly basis. I am satisfied to sayRead More

UN plans to issue Yoga Day stamps next year

United Nations: The UN plans to issue stamps next year in commemoration of the International Yoga Day, celebrated annually on June 21, after the world body adopted an India-led resolution in 2014. “United Nations celebrates International Yoga Day, plans to issue stamps on this topic in 2017,” UNPA (UN Postal Administration) tweeted. UN stamps are issued simultaneously at the world body’s offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna. Each issue carries a related design theme, with different denominations for each office. Usually six new commemorative issues are released each yearRead More

Sushma Swaraj leaves for home after two-nation visit

Moscow: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today left for home after winding up her four-day two-nation tour to Iran and Russia. “Dasvidaniya Moscow! After a productive visit to Iran and Russia, EAM @SushmaSwaraj departs for Delhi,” External Affair Ministry Spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted. In Iran, Swaraj called on President Hassan Rouhani and held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, besides meeting with Supreme Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s Advisor Ali Akbar Velayati and deliberated on a range of issues. During the meeting, Rouhani assured Swaraj that his country can beRead More

Terrorism impinging on economic growth: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: Spread of terrorism and violence inspired by “medieval beliefs” as well as threat of use of force by nations in territorial disputes have disrupted connectivity impinging economic growth of the South Asian region, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. In her address at the inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue, a conclave on geo-economics and geo-politics, Swaraj said modernisation of connectivity besides an environment of trust and confidence were integral to growth and development. Talking about threat of disruption in connectivity, Swaraj cited, “In its most radical form,Read More

Solution to problem of climate change lies in Indian philosophy and lifestyle: Sushma Swaraj

Bhopal. Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj has said that solution to problem of climate change lies in Indian philosophy and lifestyle. She said that science of safeguarding nature is enshrined in Indian philosophy, lifestyle, traditions and culture. She said that solution to problems like global warming cannot be found unless lifestyle in accordance with Indian philosophy is not adopted. Therefore, these traditions and culture need to be revived to preserve nature. She was addressing concluding function of 2-day national symposium on ‘Global Warming and Climate Change – TowardsRead More

Process to implement recommendations of Vishwa Hindi Sammelan started: Smt. Sushma Swaraj

Bhopal. Minister for External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj has thanked Madhya Pradesh government and all partners for success of 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan. At a simple ceremony at her Bhopal residence, Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government got an opportunity to serve Hindi by becoming partners in holding the event. For this, he expressed gratitude towards Minister for External Affairs Smt. Swaraj and all partners. Smt. Swaraj said that the decision to hold 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan at Bhopal was right. Lauding arrangements, she saidRead More

Monsoon Session: Congress postpones silent protest after Sushma Swaraj’s tweet

New Delhi: Congress today postponed a silent protest against the BJP government over the Lalit Modi controversy and the Vyapam scam. The protest which was to be held outside the Parliament house complex was to be led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi. The decision to postpone the protest came shortly after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s tweet in which she has accused a Congress leader of seeking diplomatic passport for a person accused in the coal scam. The party also moved an adjournment motion onRead More