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SAARC YATRA: Jaishankar travels to Pakistan March 3

Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar will travel to Pakistan March 3 as part of his Saarc Yatra that begins from Bhutan,¬†said¬†external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. India’s Foreign Secretary Jaishankar will, in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “directives, be undertaking the first phase of the Saarc Yatra as per the following schedule: March 1, Bhutan; March 2, Bangladesh; March ...

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My reputation tarnished by low and dirty stories, says Sujatha Singh

Two days after she was abruptly relieved of her post, former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said Friday that her reputation has been tarnished by adverse stories coming out about her on social media and that “it was not necessary to get low and dirty”. Singh, who sought early retirement after the Narendra Modi government appointed S. Jaishankar to replace her ...

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Modi Moves Decisively to Replace Sujatha Singh with S. Jaishankar to Head MEA

  Despite rancour and rumbling from the IFS ranks, Narednra Modi government moved decisively to replace Sujatha Singh as Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs with known successful aspirant S. Jaishankar. What Manmohan Singh government could not do last year despite preference for S. Jaishankar, the Modi government has shown the diplomats who the boss is and what he ...

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Obama visit Day 1: Officials too face security heat (Sidelights)

Common citizens were not the only ones who faced problems due to the unprecedented security net cast around Hyderabad House and areas near India Gate in the national capital before the India-US summit level talks. Eyewitnesses said Indian Ambassador to the United States S. Jaishanker and Joint Secretary (America) Vinay Kwatra of the External Affairs Ministry had a tough time ...

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US State Secretary Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails Indian diaspora

Keeping up the tradition ushered in by US President Barack Obama since 2009, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted 2014 Diwali celebrations for the first time in Washington DC, while Indian Amabassador S. Jaishankar joined him in lighting the Diwali Diya on the auspicious day. Resident Hindu Priest Narayanachar L. Digalakote from the Sri Siva Vishnu temple presided over the ...

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Modi to Light Diwali at Siachen Glacier as Obama Sends Out Greetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join Indian soldiers at Siachen Glacier in Himalays to celebrate Diwali while the US President Barack Obama in a video message wished a “Happy Diwali” and “Saal Mubarak” saying the festival was a reminder that light will ultimately prevail. Indian prime minister will first arrive at the Siachen Glacier to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers ...

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