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Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj dies aged 67

Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj dies aged 67

Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi last night following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 67.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives

India's Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, on an official visit to Qatar, was received at Doha International Airport Sunday on her arrival.

Indian foreign minister’s Qatar visit starts Sunday

Indian foreign minister’s Qatar visit starts Sunday

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake an official visit to Qatar from Sunday to Tuesday as part of a tour of the region which includes Kuwait, the embassy announced Friday.

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea has become an increasing target for pirates who steal cargo and demand ransoms, even as piracy incidents fall worldwide, experts say.

Missing Indian Sufi clerics are safe in Pakistan

Missing Indian Sufi clerics are safe in Pakistan

Two prominent Indian Sufi clerics who went missing while visiting Pakistan are safe and were expected to return to Delhi on Sunday, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter.

Amazon's Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

Amazon's Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

Flip-flops bearing the face of India's independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage Sunday, days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats.

Amazon stops India flag doormat sales after visa threat

Amazon stops India flag doormat sales after visa threat

Retail giant Amazon removed Indian flag-themed doormats from its website on Thursday after a government warning and widespread uproar in the country.

Indian foreign minister in hospital with kidney failure

Indian foreign minister in hospital with kidney failure

India's foreign minister said on Wednesday she was in hospital being treated for kidney failure and undergoing tests for a possible transplant, an announcement that raises questions over how long she can stay in the job.

India moves to ban booming commercial surrogacy business

India moves to ban booming commercial surrogacy business

India's government on Wednesday approved plans to ban the booming commercial surrogacy industry, a move that would block thousands of foreign couples who flock to centres to have a baby.

India says to bring back workers facing "food crisis" in Saudi

India says to bring back workers facing "food crisis" in Saudi

India said on Sunday it would send a government minister to Saudi Arabia to try to bring back workers who have been laid off from their jobs, as the foreign minister said more than 10,000 Indians in the country were facing a "food crisis".

Indian priest kidnapped in deadly Yemen attack

Indian priest kidnapped in deadly Yemen attack

Gunmen who killed at least 15 people in an old people's home in Yemen last week also kidnapped an Indian priest, as Pope Francis condemned the attack and the "indifference" of the world's reaction to it.

India mob beats, partly strips Tanzanian student

India mob beats, partly strips Tanzanian student

India police arrested five people Thursday over an enraged mob's attack on a Tanzanian student who was beaten, her shirt ripped off and car set ablaze in the city of Bangalore.